letter from the director
It is another year, another issue of the Beaches Living Guide, and another milestone for us. This summer marks our 4th year anniversary since our premier issue in the summer of 2004!
Each time we dig through our local histories, landmarks, neighbourhood interests and photographs for our feature articles, we learn more about the changes this community has experienced over the past 10, 50, and 100 years.
At Beaches Living, we certainly agree — we too have experienced change and the Beaches has changed a lot in the past five years. We’ve said goodbye to many long time businesses in the Beaches, including our own staff due to personal reasons; we’ve welcomed “We know that 10 years from now, the Beaches will be different again, however, together as a community it will remain a very unique and special place to all.” many new entrepreneurs setting visions and starting up businesses. Many new low rise condos and townhouses have been built; many cottages styles houses have been replaced with newer and bigger homes; many new people and families have joined our community to make the Beaches their home.
Changes happen every day and everywhere; changes that represent moving forward. We know that 10 years from now, the Beaches will be different again, however, together as a community it will remain a very unique and special place to all.
If you are new to the area, or from outside the Beaches, we invite you to get involved and experience some remarkable community annual events. These are brought to us by our numerous community organizations such as the Beaches Lions Club, which every year organizes the Easter Parade that just celebrated their 40th anniversary and the annual Canada Day celebration at Kew Gardens. Join the over 350 runners and volunteers at Spring Sprint that just had its 20th run on the Board Walk, organized by the Beach Recreation Centre; as well as many community events by Community Center 55; and so many other community organizations, such as the internationally-acclaimed Beaches Jazz Festival.
This year, our delayed Spring gave us a much cooler April, but on the very first nice weekend, April 21-22, this place was packed! The Boardwalk, the streets and shops…the Beaches is the first place people think of when they want to get outside and enjoy themselves!
Change happens every day, and the Beaches Community will remain an extraordinary place to be.
Have a great spring and summer!