Tag Archives: June/July 2018

My Secret Beaches Spot

Congratulations… to our winner of June/July Secret Beaches Spot contest: Ivana T. This photo is a 15 feet tall water fountain at Woodbine Park, north east of Lakeshore and Coxwell. Original Contest: “A morning walk in the park is made extra special when I see and hear the sound from this fountain.” – Brenda S. Do you recognize it? Tell … <entire article…>

Local Farmers’ Markets

East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market, 1949 Danforth Ave Thursdays, 3-7 pm, June-October | my-market.ca East York Farmers’ Market, East York Civic Ctr, 850 Coxwell Ave Tuesdays, 8 am-2 pm, May-October Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market, 150 Greenwood Ave Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, May-October | fairmountmarket.ca Leslieville Farmers’ Market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park Sundays, 9 am-2 pm, May-October | leslievillemarket.com Market 55, 97 Main … <entire article…>

Let’s Celebrate Canada Day Together!

Wave it. Map it. Show your Canadian pride at beachesliving.ca/mapit  

Eat the Rainbow to a Healthier You!

The 5 colors you need to eat on a regular basis to enhance your health! EAT RED FOR HEART HEALTH Rich in the phytonutrients lycopene and anthocyanin, which benefit the circulatory system, improving blood pressure, organ function and circulation. Red foods also offer sun protection from harmful UV damage. EAT PURPLE FOR LONGEVITY  Contain the most antioxidants of all the … <entire article…>

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Ice cream has been around since Marco Polo brought it to Europe from China. Ice cream has a special place in Canadian lore, ever since Anne of Green Gables (the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famed novels) dreamt about tasting it for the very first time. No birthday party is complete without cake and ice cream. And this Father’s Day, … <entire article…>

Go Ahead, Stretch Yourself!

We’ve all heard about stretching ahead of an exercise, but stretching is also very good exercise on its own. Sometimes overlooked or viewed as “too easy”, stretching-based exercises are some of the most valuable for your health and fitness, particularly as you age. Why stretch? There are over 650 skeletal muscles in the body that make movement and circulation possible. … <entire article…>

Summer Reading

Packing up for the beach, the lake, a camping trip or just a stay-cation in your own backyard or on the balcony? Time to pick out your “summer reads.” Choose books you love because they take you to another place and time, help you relax, or give you inspiration while you enjoy the summer. What book genre says “summer” to … <entire article…>

Movies of the Royal Family Past & Present

The Royal Family has always been a fascination all around the world, but this summer, there is added enthusiasm with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Beaches|life wants to add to the Royal hoopla by featuring films about the Royals, past and present.   Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) Dir. Charles Jarrott; Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan … <entire article…>

A Perfect Time for a Summer Splash

The City of Toronto operates 57 outdoor pools for all to have fun in the sun and make a splash while enjoying the warm summer weather. Local Outdoor Pools  – Open daily to September 2nd or 3rd. D.D. Summerville Outdoor Pool 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E, 416-392-7688 Leisure Swim, 10 am-4 pm/5-7 pm Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool 150 Greenwood Ave, 416-392-7804 … <entire article…>