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Tis the 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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Local Round-up:

#1.Beaches 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 Community Events.

#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:
  • 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
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.  
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
In 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:

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.

Information source: Clean Air Partnership.

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#5. 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: 
  • Caroling in the Park (TONIGHT!), Tues., Dec. 12, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm,  Glen Stewart Park (on Glen Manor Drive, south of the wooden bridge).
  • Beaches Recreation Pancake Breakfast, Sat. Dec. 16, 9:30 -11:30 am,  Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Road
  • Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage, Sat. Dec 16, 1 - 4 pm,  Gardener’s Cottage, Kew Gardens
  • Free Christmas Concert, Sat. Dec. 16, 1:30 pm,  Dance Theatre Studio, 975 Kingston Rd
  • Beaches Library celebrates its 90th anniversary , Sat., Dec. 16, 11 am – 3 pm, 2161 Queen St. E.
  • Tour of the Sanctuary - Glen Rhodes Photo Gallery, Sat. Dec. 16, 11 am - 3 pm, Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. E
  • Tannenbaum 10K Race, Sun. Dec, 17, 9 am Start time
  • The Balmy Beach Club's annual New Years Eve Party, Sun., Dec.31, Doors open at 8 pm,  Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Ave.
  • CITYTV's Traditional New Year's Eve Bash, Sun., Dec.31, Doors open at 8 pm,  Nathan Philips Square, Toronto City Hall
  • Deputy Mayor Sandra Bussin - Special Holiday Season Invitation, Mon., Jan. 1 2007, 1 - 4 pm.  Ted Reeve Arena (Main St. and Gerrard St. E.)
  • 27th Annual Hair of the Dog Fun Run/Walk, New Years Day, registration starts at 10:30 am, Balmy Beach Club
  • Heritage Gardens, Wed., Jan. 10, 7:30 pm, Frankland Community Centre, 618 Logan Aveown community event by clicking on "Submit Event" in the Community Events page.

#6. 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 to get printable coupons for your favorite stores and restaurants!
Online Customer Referrals

Remember to view or post recommendations for your favorite business on our 
Recommend a Business page. To submit a recommendation, click on "Submit a  Recommendation".
Check out the businesses that are newly listed in our Business Showcase
The is updated with new business listings frequently, visit the site often to experience their unique value to you.

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