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Beaches Living Guide Wins an Apex Award of Excellence 

Beaches Living Guide, our bi-annual resource guide for the Beaches neighbourhood has been awarded a 2007 APEX Award of Excellence in the category of Magazines and Journals.   APEX 2007 awards were based on excellence in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. Beaches Living Guide was awarded for overall publishing excellence.

About Apex: Apex is part of Communications Concepts and has been celebrating excellence in publications for over 19 years.  

  #1. Celebrate 19th Beaches Jazz Festival Week
Plus important Road Closure Info:

The StreetFest happens Thursday, July 26 to Saturday July 28, along Queen Street East between Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue.
MainStage c
oncerts at Kew Garden are on Sat. July 28 and Sun. July 29,  11 am to 5 pm.

Thursday to Saturday closures:
Queen Street East, from the east side of Woodbine Avenue to the west side of Beech Avenue, will be closed on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 from 7 pm to midnight and on Saturday, July 28 from 6:30 pm to midnight to accommodate this event.

  #2. Was your house built before 1955? Concerned about lead in your water? Lead testing info:
To request free testing for lead in drinking water, you can call the Water Quality Lab at 416-392-2894. No other Toronto Water number can take these requests. Alternatively, you can email the lab at:

Lead contamination of drinking water is only a concern in homes built prior to 1955. If a home was built before 1955, a resident can request free water testing. When calling the lab residents must provide:
  • name
  • full address
  • closest major intersection
  • phone number
For more information, visit the City's website at Water Supply 

Joseph Hsu doesn't operate a typical pharmacy

School did not prepare Joseph Hsu for working in the Beaches. The University of Toronto educated pharmacist and owner of Hoopers Pharmacy at 2124 Queen Street East has found that Beaches residents are a health-conscious lot. "Everybody in the Beaches looks after themselves and knows what they're looking for", says Hsu.... [full story]

Thank You!
to our community and businesses who have supported 
Beaches Living 
in the last 5 years, and our readers who not only appreciate our Guide, but also make a special effort to support our local businesses.
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our Guide, or suggestions for
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Beaches Lions Club Annual Charity
Golf Classic

Monday September 17th, 2007
Deer Creek Golf Course, Ajax
Shotgun at 1pm
For details visit:
Lion's website

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#4. Looking ahead - What's Happening in the Beaches!

Below is a list of upcoming events in the Beaches. For event details, please visit the online Community Events calendar: 
  • The TD Canada Trust 2007 Jazz Workshop and Lecture Series, Mon. July 23 to Wed. July 25
  • Beaches International Jazz Festival, Thurs., July 26 to Sun., July 29
  • Historic Walk with Gene Domagala, Sat. July. 28
  • Special Service of Worship with a Jazz Flavour, Sun. July 29 10:30 a.m., St. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E.
  • 14th Annual Krinos Taste of the Danforth, Fri., Aug. 10 - Sun. Aug. 12, Danforth Ave. between Broadview and Donlands
  • “En Plein Air” Artists’ Weekend in The Beach, Aug. 11, 12. Sat. Sunday from 8 am
    at the Pavilion on the Boardwalk at the foot of Leuty Ave.
  • Festival of South Asia 2007, Sat., Aug 18, noon to 11pm and Sun. 19, noon to 10pm, Gerrard Street India Bazaar
  • Annual Getinline Walk and Inline Skating Event, Sunday, August 19, 2007, 8am, Woodbine Park

#5. Friendly Reminders:
Check out the latest special offers and promotions online
Many businesses in the Beaches often have special promotions. Visit Coupons&Specials frequently to find out the latest offers and get printable coupons for your favourite stores and restaurants!
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Check out the businesses that are newly listed in our Business Showcase is updated with new business listings frequently; visit the site often to experience their unique value to you.

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