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April 25th, 2014
Letter from the director

letter from the director

Once again, the warm weather is upon us to enjoy. This is a beautiful and exciting time of the year to make plans for summer: planting your fl ower gardens for colourful blooms; growing your own healthy harvest; gathering with friends for BBQs; preparing for summer trips; perhaps planning renovation projects for your house or backyard.

We’ve been wanting to share the story of Guildwood Park for several years - this fascinating outdoor sculpture garden tells some of lost Toronto’s history. Located just east of the Beaches, on the top of the Bluffs by Lake Ontario, it offers a rich collection showcasing Toronto’s history through landmarks that are gone but hopefully will not be forgotten.

There is no better time than now to visit this romantic landmark. We hope after reading this feature story, you'll take the printed copy of the “Guildwood Sculpture Walking Guide” and visit the park. For active families, it is a beautiful bike ride along the Waterfront Trail. I’ve been lucky to see white-tailed deer along one of the paths.

Since 2004, our Beaches Living Guide has been delivered twice a year to your doorstep packed with stories about our local history, landmarks and our neighbourhoods, as well as information, resources and contacts for better living. Over the years, we’ve featured articles on native plants for your garden, natural lawn care, and how to grow your own organic edible garden. This year we talk about inviting your favourite birds into your backyard.

We know that even in world of electronic messaging, you’ll enjoy reading this print edition, perhaps with your morning coffee or while sipping a glass of wine. Beaches Living Guide, of course, is also online. You can fi nd all our featured articles published in the last 8 years online at beachesliving.ca. Its sister publication Beaches|life, a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine, is also available online.

Enjoy the things that matter in life - the simple pleasures that are part of our day-to-day living. Happy spring and summer!

Hong Zhao


Please send your comments about our featured articles to info@beachesliving.ca. Also let us know what subject would you like to see in our future issues.

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