letter from the director
As we sign off on the 11th issue of the Beaches Living Guide and wrap up 2009, it is time for me to take a moment and reflect on what has stood out the most this year.
Six years ago when we set out to create this neighbourhood magazine – Beaches Living Guide – our goal was to connect everyone in the community together through a common resource. In the last 12 months, instances of that strong bond of connection have been occurring more and more often. Nearly everywhere I go, a local community event, a business function elsewhere in the city, or friend’s birthday party, I am not a stranger because of my association with Beaches Living. People know our magazine or have been to one of our events. We sense our goal has come to fruition when people make connections to our community through the Beaches Living Guide. Not only are Beachers better connected to each other, the magazine goes beyond by connecting those outside the Beaches back to the community."...vibrancy has returned to our community once more."
Over the last few years, our community has faced some challenges with businesses coming and going. However, you may have noticed this year many new businesses have been successful in bringing new, unique products and ideas to the neighbourhood. Established businesses continue to serve us well but with a fresh new look and feel, and vibrancy has returned to our community once more.
All of us at Beaches Living are excited to be a part of this community as it flourishes anew. We look forward to many years continuing to tell the story of why this is truly the best place to live, work and visit!
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