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Today is the first day of Winter
 even if you prefer another season, there is still some- thing to celebrate
the Days are Getting Longer from now on!!

Happy Holidays! From all of us at Beaches Living Guide,
We Wish You a Safe and Festive Season!

With 2005 coming to an end, just a few holiday reminders...

Need last minute gifts? Shops in the Beach have virtually everything you will need, they're unique and available at any price range.

Need a Holiday break from the kitchen? Relax and enjoy yourself with family or friends at local pubs, restaurants and cafes. Explore some new places in the neighbourhood.

Boxing Day in the Beach - Check out the local shops for your favorites for a bargains. Treat yourself a gift!

Celebrating New Years in the Beaches? There are a range of celebrations for New Years Eve and New Years Day, enjoy on your own or with the whole family. Check out the event listing below for details

And last but not least, we wish everyone a prosperous, healthy and successful 2006!

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Guided Walking Tour - Leslie Street Spit:

In the Fall/Winter Issue of the Beaches Living Guide, we published an article: THE LESLIE STREET SPIT - A unique Urban Wilderness, see page 27-28 in the guide or visit the online guide. This guided tour is specially designed to delight and share with you about the hidden beauty in our back yard.

For those who love walking, nature, and photography come explore one of the most ecologically diverse man made environments in the city. You’ve all enjoyed the Spit during the hot summer months. This time, leave the city behind and experience the peaceful tranquility of a snow laden park during another Toronto winter.

Last trip out on the spit on Dec. 17, 05, we saw over 20 different birds and other wildlift such as Snowy owl, Barreled owl, Grey horn owl, Carroty, just name a few..

Join Max Skwarna for a three hour adventure to explore the birds, animals, and natural areas of The Spit. Birders, hikers, and photographers all welcome! We will cover approximately 10 kilometers at a moderate pace. Warm clothing and hiking boots are advised as well as binoculars if you plan to bird watch.

Date and time: Sunday, January 29th at 10 am
Meet our guide Max Skwarna at the front park entrance
Info:, PH:416-690-4269

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: 
  • Children’s Peace Theatre celebrates the Winter Solstice, Wed. Dec. 21, 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Joe Strummer Night, Thursday Dec. 22, Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E.
  • Menorah Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 25 - 6 p.m Kew Gardens
  • The Balmy Beach Club's annual New Years Eve Party, Sat. Dec.31, Doors open at 8pm
  • Sandra's Annual New Year's Day Skating Party, Sunday, January 1, 2006 from 1:00PM to 4:00 at Ted Reeve Arena
  • Hair of the Dog 9K Fun Run & Walk, Sun. Jan. 1st, Registration 10:30 a.m., start 11:30 a.m. Balmy Beach Club
  • Guided Walking tourn on Leslie Street Spit, January 29th at 10 am at the Park entrence
Please check out Community Events for event details and new events. You can also post your own community event by clicking on "Submit Event" in the Community Events page.
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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