May 25th, 2020
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We have come a long way. After weeks of 'lockdown', our neighbourhoods, city and province are now slowly but surely reopening again. It's now up to us to follow the regulations, so we can only move forward!


  1. Shopping inside retail stores. Many local shops are now open, some with limited hours. Check them out.
  2. Many local restaurants, cafe shops and bakeries are providing take-out. Who doesn't need some treat that's new and different, or simply take a break from everyday cooking?
  3. Over 850 park amenities in the City of Toronto are reopening this weekend.


  1. City of Toronto expands ActiveTO major road closures this weekend
  2. People must always stay two metres (six feet) apart while visiting the city's parks.
  3. local business openings All major events and festivals in Toronto are cancelled till August 31,2020. This includes:
    Local: Beaches International Jazz Festival and Taste of the Danforth.
    City Wide: Pride Parade, Caribana, CNE, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Honda Indy, Toronto Triathlon Festival, Big on Bloor, Jerkfest, Taste of Manila, the Toronto Chinatown Festival and more.


Local Business Updates: Hats off to our local small businesses who are doing their best to provide services to our community. Check out some of your local businesses' current operation status and contact information. You can also view ONLINE

City Service Updates

Starting May 19 at 6 p.m. some Drop-off Depots (Transfer Stations) are reopening on weeknights for recycling, garbage and yard waste. Please limit depot visits, respect public health guidelines and check locations and hours of operation in advance. Visit City Updates for details.

Ontario School Board

Minister of Education announced on Tuesday May 19, that publicly funded schools will be closed until the end of the school year.


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It’s been a hockey kid’s dream come true for this young Toronto-born hockey star. This past January, Akil Thomas, scored the winning goal for Team Canada. His powerful backhand goal won the World Junior Hockey gold medal against Russia. It was shot into the net with just 3:58 left on the clock - and then, ... [full story...]

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Beaches Living Guide - Fall/Winter 2018-2019 edition is in distribution!

The Guide… featuring one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, the Beaches and its surrounding area, Leslieville, Riverdale and Birch Cliffs. HEAR the Beaches Living Guide on the AIR ... (Audio Sound). Pick-up Your Free Copy - ask for your free copy at local shops or read it online here.

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Welcome to the Beaches Living Guide -Your community resource guide and business directory to Toronto’s one-of-a-kind Beaches Neighbourhood.

Beaches Living Guide is an award winning magazine in its 16th year of publication. It's informative, interactive, and provides insightful resources to the Toronto Beaches neighbourhood. This publication is available in print and online. It is about the vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood and surrounding areas. Whether living in this beautiful Toronto neighbourhood, or just visiting, be rest assured this guide will help you navigate your way to a unique and enjoyable experience.

The guide and its interactive website is your one-stop go-to guide for information about the Beaches, its people, community events, local business directory and attractions. You will also learn about our rich histories and unique landmarks.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Our goal for the guide is to grow and flourish with the community.



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