Local Round Up:

#1. What matters to You? Ontario Election gets underway

While the official Summer yet to end, (last day of summer is Saturday, Sep. 22), our Provincial Election is on its way. Get involved with our community, take this oppotunity to learn about our neighbourhood, and voice out What Matters to You. Beach Metro News in conjunction with Community Certre 55 is holding an All candidates Meeting for Beaches-East York:

Date: Tuesday, Sep. 18 from 7 to 9 pm.
Location: St. John's Norway Church (corner of Woodbine Ave. and Kingston Rd.)

Election date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007.
Local Candidates:

Beaches—East York:
        Progressive Conservative: Duvall, Don

Green: Law, Caroline
        New Democrat: Prue, Michael, Member of Provincial Parliament
        Liberal: Teahen, Tom

        Progressive Conservative: John Tory
        New Democrat: Howard Hampton
Liberal: Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Primer

#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: waterqualityline@toronto.ca.  
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 

#3. WaFeatured Local Business

Ron, the runner!

Mortgage specialist by day, restauranteur by night, and weekends! Ron Rajah, owner of the Bow Thai and Cottage on the Beach restaurants on Queen Street East is a busy man. "I don't get a chance to spend time in a movie theatre," he said. "I always have to work. I'm a workaholic!"

Ron has been working since he was 19, ... while he studied Business Administration at Centennial College.... [full story]

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: 
  • Historic Walk with Gene Domagala, Sat. Sep. 15, 1 pm, Queen street E.
  • The Beach Celtic Festival,  saturday september 15th 2007 11am to 6pm
  • 27th Anniversary Terry Fox Run, Sun., Sep 16, Registration 8:00 am
  • 12th Annual Beaches Lion's Charity Golf Tournament, Monday, Sep. 17th, Deer Creek Golf Course
  • Legion Week, Sep 17 to 22, 1-4 p.m, at Branch 11, Royal Canadian
  • Beach Garden Society Meeting, Tue. Sep. 18, 7:30 pm, at Adam Beck Community Centre
  • Art Down by the Bay 2007, Sat., Sep. 22 to Sun., Sep 23, 10 am - 5 pm at Beaches Lions Club on Ashbridges Bay
  • East Toronto Climate Action Group, Tue. Sep. 18, 7:30 pm, at South Riverdale Community Centre, 995 Queen St. E.
  • End-of-Summer Outdoor Screening, at Kew Garden, Sat. Sep. 22, 8 pm, Kew Gardens
  • Beach Lakefront Neighbourhood Association (BLNA) Community Meeting, Tue. Sep. 25, 7:30 pm, at Beaches Rec Centre, 6 Williamson Rd
  • Beaches Lions Cheering Section / Waterfront Marathon, Sun. Sept. 29, 9am to noon, Coxwell & Lakeshore
  • Cabbagetown Historic Houses, Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Riverdale Library,
  • Beach Harvest Festival and Sidewalk Sale, Sat. Sep. 29, 10 am to 10 pm, along Queen St. E.
  • A Special Free Weekend at the Fox, Sat. Sep. 29 to Sun. Sep. 30, 10 am to 4 pm

#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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