Category Archives: You ask. You answer

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… We did not have a definite answer to October/November’s question “when was the original Glen Manor Ravine Bridge built?” However, we have published, “Lost Rivers of the Beaches”, a detailed story on the Glen Manor Ravine in the Beaches Living Guide–Spring/Summer 2007. The earliest photos taken of the bridge were in 1912. Visit beachesliving.ca and click on History … <entire article…>

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Winner of… August/September’s question is Barbara Lynch. “Joseph Williams sons, Kew Williams and his brothers built Kew Gardener’s Cottage. They started building in the late 1890s and finished the cottage in 1902. Kew Williams and his bride were the first family to live there. Also named the Honeymoon Cottage.”  –  Barbara Lynch This issue’s question: The wooden bridge going over … <entire article…>

Winner of… June/July’s question is Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp. “The 501 streetcar is indeed the longest in Toronto (24.8 km). It started as a horse-drawn route in 1875 and was taken on by the TTC when it was formed in 1921.” – Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp This issue’s question: When was Kew Gardener’s Cottage built, who built it and who was the … <entire article…>

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Winner of… April’s question is Veronica Taylor. “Regarding the question ‘When and why did the original Woodbine Racetrack cease to exist?’  The original Woodbine Racetrack, located between Lakeshore and Queen Street East did not actually cease to exist. A new racetrack was built in 1956 in Etobicoke, and the name was transferred there, along with the thoroughbred racing. The Beach … <entire article…>

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Winner of… February’s question is Gerry Ouderkirk. “The answer to this issues question, “Is it true that Beaches was once connected to the Toronto Island?” is yes, if you consider the Beaches to be a part of the larger peninsula. A storm in 1853 breached the sandbar creating and island, but on April 13, 1858 a storm breached the low … <entire article…>

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Congratulations to… Sandra B., Mhairi Kerr and Rod Benjamin, winners of December’s You Ask, You Answer contest. Many of our readers have sent us their answers to December’s question. Some were very intriguing personal tales. Here are two we would like to share with you: In reply to the ‘Question’, I believe the other three movie houses/theatres in the Beach … <entire article…>

Family Theatre, 2173 Queen St. E., 1914

You Ask… You Answer.

Beaches Life readers have their say: The Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool is named after Don Summerville, a former Mayor of Toronto in 1963.  He was also an alderman in the Beaches area.  This facility is an Olympic sized pool.  –  Brian M. Donald D. Summerville Pool is at the bottom of Woodbine Avenue not Coxwell. It is named after … <entire article…>

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Beaches|life is often asked questions about the Beaches neighbourhood. Who better to answer them than you, our knowledgeable readers? In each issue we will publish a selected question from our readers for you to answer. If you tell us the correct answer, you could win movie passes for two to the Fox Theatre. Send in your answer by November 10, … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Answers to last issue’s Question A reader wanted help to identify this animal. Many people have responded to their question with what this animal is – backing up their answer with personal experience and knowledge. What’s interesting is each answer is quite different from the other. We decided to publish some of the more common answers in this issue. The … <entire article…>