Tag Archives: Aug/Sep 2014

10 Kids Movies to watch again as adults!

There are some stories, messages and lessons that children learn from film. Things such as tolerance, team work, imagination and not judging a book by its cover are all common themes in “kid friendly” movies. As adults, although we strive for our children to live up to these values, we sometimes forget ourselves. Watch some of these great films, with … <entire article…>

My Summer Rocked! Tell us your story…

Dear Beaches Life, This past summer totally ROCKED!  It all started on Canada Day when my family… Story submission requirements: 16 years of age or younger. Up to 350 words. Email by Sept. 10 to kids@beachesliving.ca Include your name, age, up coming grade and school name. Include your parent(s) contact information. Include a photo to accompany your story. Tell us … <entire article…>

Public Outdoor Pools Schedule

Outdoor Leisure Swim Open daily to August 31 D.D. Summerville Outdoor Pool 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E, 416-392-7688 Leisure Swim, 10 am-4 pm/5-7 pm Blantyre Park Outdoor Pool 180 Fallingbrook Rd, 416-396-4126 Leisure Swim, 1:30-8 pm Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool 150 Greenwood Ave, 416-392-7804 Leisure Swim, 12-7 pm Kiwanis Outdoor Pool 373 Cedarvale Ave, 416-396-2847 Leisure Swim, 12-8 pm Monarch … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Claudette B. enjoys crossing this bridge during her job. It’s three minutes from the boardwalk. “The many stairs are a challenge if you are running!” Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a signed hardcover edition of “On Toronto – An Urban Portrait” by Rudi Christl. Email your answer by September 10 to … <entire article…>

Keeping the joy of summer herbs fresh all year ‘round

By late summer, our gardens are brimming with fresh herbs, farmers markets and grocery stores are selling locally grown herbs in large bunches, often for a very reasonable price. There is no other time in the year like it – when else can we chop handfuls of basil into pesto or gather a basket of lavender flowers to scent our … <entire article…>

From the top of the class to the top of the nation Spirit of Math makes math challenging and fun

Learning math doesn’t have to be about endless workbooks and struggling with difficult problems on your own. Many years ago, a Toronto school teacher, Charles Ledger, developed a math curriculum and teaching approach to math that helped middle school children understand the concepts behind the numbers. As a result, his students were more successful doing math and found it more … <entire article…>

Loyal Customers Deserve LOYAL Treatment

Customer loyalty is extremely important to businesses these days. Smart business owners know it! Look for ways to make your loyal customers – those special people who bring you return business or even refer you to new customers – feel special. Customize your rewards according to the nature of your business to create a “win-win” for both you and your … <entire article…>

Coming, going and on the move…

Welcome new neighbours: BAM! Breakfast & Bistro – 1970 Queen St. E. Blackout Cafe & Lounge –1201 Dundas St. E. Brooklyn Tavern – 1097 Queen St. E. Canadian Cottage – 1588 Queen St. E The Corner House Pub – 1801 Gerrard St. E. Coquette Studios – 2308 Queen St. E. Dundas and Carlaw – 1173 Dundas St. E. FTB Beauty … <entire article…>