Season to Enjoy Family and Friends ...
All of us at the Beaches Living Guide
wish you a Safe and Festive Holiday Season
& a Happy New Year!
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Library is celebrating its 90th anniversary!
The Beaches Branch of the Toronto
Public Library opened in a corner of Kew Gardens on the evening of December
13, 1916. Designed by renowned architect Eden Smith, the Arts & Crafts
building is an adaptation of 17th century English village architecture.
Celebration event is held on this Sat. Dec. 15. For details, see
#2. Caroling in the Park, TONIGHT!
- At Glen Stewart Park
Another long time Beaches tradition...
for more details, visit online Community Events.
#3. We are continuing On-the-Go!
Having just step into our fourth
year, the Guide has established itself as a hub for our community. We continue
to look for new ways to bring our readers, local businesses and community
groups and individuals closer together:
Comments and feedback provide evidence of the
high regard in which the Guide and its activities are held - see Page 25
of the printed Guide.
- Our popular Halloween Contest expanded
to feature local shops as well as houses
- A number of monthly contest promoted local
businesses and delighted residents with prizes involving shops and restaurants
in the Beaches
- We have organized guided walking tours of
the Beach, Woodbine Park and the Spit
- We have helped many local businesses
fulfill their needs for connections, marketing, signage, locating resources
... and almost all of our resources are from the Beaches
- We have also filled many requests for
help from readers outside the community who are visiting or moving
to the Beach or look with nostalgia at a former life in the Beaches
We look forward to suggestions
from you on how we can add more value to you and the community.
See You All in 2007, and Happy New Year!
#4. Featured Local Business
A Family Business Affair
his sixties, Mike Cramer, the founder of Midoco Arts & Office Supplies
visited his birthplace - Fiji - for the first time since childhood.
His father had been sent there as a doctor by.... [full story]
Winter Energy Saving Tips:
DID YOU KNOW?
In most homes, heating accounts for as much
as 75% of your energy costs. So reducing your energy use for heating is not
only the most effective way to reduce your home’s contribution to air
pollution but also the best way to save money on your utility bills.
Use a programmable thermostat
to automatically adjust the temperature after you go to bed, before you
wake, and after you leave in the morning and return in the evening. You
can reduce your heating bills by up to 10%.
For more information on conserve energy
and money saving options, you can download a copy of Clean Air and Environment
Guide at Clean Air Partnership website, Or visit 20/20 program at city's website.
source: Clean Air Partnership.
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Looking ahead - What's Happening in the Beaches!
Below is a list of upcoming events in the Beaches. For event details,
please visit online Community Events calendar:
in the Park (TONIGHT!),
Tues., Dec. 12, 7:30
pm - 8:30 pm, Glen Stewart Park
(on Glen Manor Drive, south of the wooden
Recreation Pancake Breakfast,
Dec. 16, 9:30 -11:30 am,
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson
Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage, Sat.
Dec 16, 1 - 4 pm, Gardener’s
Cottage, Kew Gardens
Sat. Dec. 16,
1:30 pm, Dance Theatre Studio,
975 Kingston Rd
Library celebrates its 90th anniversary
, Sat., Dec.
16, 11 am – 3 pm, 2161 Queen St. E.
of the Sanctuary - Glen Rhodes Photo
Gallery, Sat. Dec. 16, 11 am - 3 pm, Glen Rhodes United Church,
1470 Gerrard St. E
10K Race, Sun.
Dec, 17, 9 am Start time
Balmy Beach Club's annual New Years
Eve Party, Sun., Dec.31, Doors open at 8 pm, Balmy Beach Club,
foot of Beech Ave.
Traditional New Year's Eve Bash, Sun., Dec.31, Doors open at
8 pm, Nathan Philips Square,
Toronto City Hall
Mayor Sandra Bussin - Special Holiday
Mon., Jan. 1 2007, 1 - 4 pm. Ted Reeve Arena (Main
St. and Gerrard St. E.)
Annual Hair of the Dog Fun Run/Walk,
New Years Day, registration starts
at 10:30 am, Balmy Beach Club
Jan. 10, 7:30 pm, Frankland Community
Centre, 618 Logan Aveown community event by clicking on "Submit Event" in the Community
Check out the latest special offers and promotions
Many businesses in the Beaches often have special promotions,
visit Coupons&Specials frequently to find out the latest offers and to
get printable coupons for your favorite stores and restaurants!
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