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My Secret Beaches Spot


It’s always fun to get on my bike and ride to this spot and leave the city behind (without leaving the city). It is especially nice in the Fall. – Fran Battaglia

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 November 10, 2010. Email your answer to:

Thank you for sending us your answers. Here are some answers with a personal touch:

The picture of the tree is taken in Kew gardens down at the bottom  near the bowling green. There are a few of those kind of trees  there – they are my favourite trees in the park. I call them ‘The Lord  of the Rings trees’ and me and my dog Biggie visit the trees every  evening on  our way to the board walk. – Ann B.

I know where the tree is! I walk by it everyday and it makes me smile every time. It has a partner tree just 40 feet along the path that is so majestic yet peaceful in its small stature. I sometimes see little kids climbing its lattice of welcoming branches. It is at the foot of Lee Ave., next to the pathway that runs on the north side of the Lawn Bowling Club. It’s just beside the flower bed.  Thanks for the publication. – Jim L.

I know where that is!  It is the south east corner of Kew Gardens. Just north of the outdoor bowling. There are several of those trees there!  Don’t know what kind they are but they are just incredible! They have such a presence, as if they have living souls inside of them! – Sharon B.

Congratulations to…

August/September’s Secret Beaches Spot winners: Sharon Barr, Uma Prasada and Jim Lim. They knew that the last Secret Beaches Spot was the tree at the end of Lee Avenue and Alfresco Lawn, across from the lawn bowling club.

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: