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My Secret Beaches Spot


This Secret Beaches Spot may not be a big secret to most Beachers; this landmark just had its grand unveiling after a long and extensive renovation. With your answer about the location we ask that you also tell us when it was first built.


Answer to Win

If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, you could win movie passes for two to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach. Three winners will be chosen. Send in your answer by March 10, 2011. Email your answer to:

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We would like to say “thank you” to everyone that sent in answers to December/January’s Secret Beaches Spot – a location not so easy to access. Here are a couple of responses that help illustrate this wonderful place:

The photo in your recent December/January issue depicts the sculpture installed at the foot of the Doris McCarthy Trail at the western end of the Bluffs walk from the Guild Inn to this location. The sculpture represents the benchmarks in time of the Bluffs and of Doris McCarthy’s life. Her home “Fool’s Paradise” sits on the bluff above looking out over Lake Ontario and over the beautiful sculpture installed in such a peaceful and natural setting. ….this isn’t a place well known to many. Those of us who do know it, love it.
— Mary Ann Pilskalnietis

The Secret Beaches Spot in the holiday issue is a photograph of an impressive sculpture by Marlene Hilton Moore called ” Passage” . To reach it you follow the Doris McCarthy trail ( off Ravine Dr., near Meadowcliffe Ave.) and when you arrive at the lakeshore, this spot will transport you, as if by magic, into a world far away from 21st century Toronto.
My wife and I discovered this secret Beaches gem and plan to return often. — Chris and Linda Hardess

Congratulations to…

December/January’s Secret Beaches Spot winners: Chris & Linda Hardess, Mary Ann Pilskalnietis and Tanys B. They knew that the last Secret Beaches Spot was sculpture by Marlene Hilton Moore called “Passage” located at the bottom of the Doris McCarthy trail.

Win with Your Secret Beaches Spot

Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief description. If we feature it in Beaches|life you will receive a movie pass for two to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach, 1651 Queen St. E. Email us at: