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The Beach Triangle Residents Association, Toronto, Ontario

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Stories from the Winter 2011 Newsletter

Triangle Policing Update
Top of the news: 55 Division has renewed energy and a newly avowed interest in community-based policing, this thanks to our new Unit Chief, Superintendent Frank Bergen, and Second in Charge, Inspector Greg Cole. After several recent interactions with the new team we look forward ... [More]

"Condo Creep"
When the city of Toronto committed in its City Official Plan to increase population density along main transportation corridors like Queen Street, many of us applauded and considered it to be a good trade-off against urban sprawl.... [More]

BTRA Chairperson's Report
Season's greetings to all. In my first year as president I have been very busy. When I joined the executive 14 years ago during the racetrack redevelopment days, I stayed in the background. Now that I am retired, I thought I would have a lot more time on my hands... [More]

Home History: 13 Dixon Avenue A Difficult Search
"This one should take no time at all", I optimistically thought as I began my search through the Toronto Archives files. I expected the home to have been built in the 1911-1914 period typical of most homes in the Triangle and therefore reviewed every Assessment Role ... [More]

4th Annual "Fun Fest" a Huge Success!
A sunny Saturday in September on Lockwood at Corpus Christi Church and neighbours of all ages gathered for games, bouncy castles, BBQ lunch, entertainment, and prizes! The 4th annual Triangle Fun Fest had hundreds of participants and raised over $1500 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation ... [More]

The 8th Annual Triangle Brass Christmas Carol Event on December 19th
Over much of the past decade several members from various local community bands and orchestras have come together to perform what is now a Christmas tradition in the Beach Triangle: carol singing with brass accompaniment.... [More]

Ontario Genealogical Society Transcribes St. John's Norway Cemetery Headstones
This cemetery has been our neighbour since 1853. It is a nondenominational burial ground. Bishop John Strachan granted three acres of land to Charles Coxwell Small for a church and a small cemetery in 1853. The rest of the funds to increase it to its current thirty five acres were collected from ... [More]