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Triangle History

Beach Triangle Heritage… Fading

Above is a view from the Fire Hall tower dating to 1906. Woodbine Ave. is horizontal in the foreground. Queen St. E. is shown from Woodbine into the distance beyond Kingston Rd. (Photo courtesy Toronto Archives). To the left is the original Woodbine Race Course, first opened in 1874 (renamed Woodbine Racetrack, and then Greenwood
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Winter 2015

Beach Triangle Residents Association: 30 Years of Service

On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The Chair of the first board of directors was Sandra Jackson. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey. Layton Stewart retired from the
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The Little Free Library in Orchard Park Little Free Libraries

In memory of his mother who was a teacher, Tod Bol of Wisconsin in 2009 built the very first Little Free Library. 10,000 Little Libraries have now been built around the world so that children and adults have access to free books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toronto’s first little library was
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Beach Triangle Residents Association: A History (1985-2015)

Formation On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The first board of directors included Sandra Jackson, President; David Windrim, Treasurer; and Layton Stewart. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey.
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Historical Society Update (Winter 2015)

There was good attendance at The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS) Annual General Meeting held on June 23 at the Beaches Library. Re-elected to the board of directors were Mary Campbell, Glenn Chadwick, Wayne Clutterbuck (Treasurer), John Ellis (President), Deborah Livingston-Lowe (Secretary), Barb Myrvold, and Uwe Sehmrau (Vice-President). Guest speaker, Dena Doroszenko, provided
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Home History: 9 Rainsford Road and the Paterson Family

(Martha Kavanagh is a Triangle resident and most of what follows is based on an interview with her. Other records were found in ancestry.com) Martha Kavanagh’s paternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Robertson Lindsay Paterson (née Stark), came to Canada from Scotland and bought 9 Rainsford Road in 1912. The house was first owned by Roland
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Construction Update

It seems that the Triangle is always ‘under construction’. The past summer has seen the rehabilitation of the water mains in the area through re-lining, and replacement with copper pipe of lead and even older steel water pipes to the property line. Replacement of the line into the home may cost up to $3,500 or
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Police Liaison: Winter 2015

Division 55 police station has asked us to remind residents that if you have a mail box on your front porch, make sure it is lockable. There have been arrests in the area for mail theft and identity fraud. The Community Police Liaison Committee has announced that they are making available $5,000 grants to community
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Bike Fest 2015

By Laura Inward Wow! What an absolutely fabulous event!  It was so great to see so many of our community out enjoying the day and meeting their neighbours. Many people commented on how great it was and how much they would love to see more of this type of thing. I even recruited a new member
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The Parker Girls' at the declaration of Dominic Parker Lane. Photo courtesy of Councillor McMahon President’s Report Winter 2015

This newsletter marks the 30th anniversary of the Beach Triangle Resident’s Association. It was 30 years ago that my late wife and I protested against Sunday racing in front of the Greenwood race track. The race track is no more but the residents association is still around. Our President at the time, Layton Stewart, has
[continue reading…]

Beach Triangle Residents Association: 30 Years of Service

On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The Chair of the first board of directors was Sandra Jackson. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey. Layton Stewart retired from the
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Winter 2015

Beach Triangle Residents Association: 30 Years of Service

On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The Chair of the first board of directors was Sandra Jackson. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey. Layton Stewart retired from the
[continue reading…]

The Little Free Library in Orchard Park Little Free Libraries

In memory of his mother who was a teacher, Tod Bol of Wisconsin in 2009 built the very first Little Free Library. 10,000 Little Libraries have now been built around the world so that children and adults have access to free books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toronto’s first little library was
[continue reading…]

Beach Triangle Residents Association: A History (1985-2015)

Formation On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The first board of directors included Sandra Jackson, President; David Windrim, Treasurer; and Layton Stewart. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey.
[continue reading…]

Historical Society Update (Winter 2015)

There was good attendance at The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS) Annual General Meeting held on June 23 at the Beaches Library. Re-elected to the board of directors were Mary Campbell, Glenn Chadwick, Wayne Clutterbuck (Treasurer), John Ellis (President), Deborah Livingston-Lowe (Secretary), Barb Myrvold, and Uwe Sehmrau (Vice-President). Guest speaker, Dena Doroszenko, provided
[continue reading…]

Home History: 9 Rainsford Road and the Paterson Family

(Martha Kavanagh is a Triangle resident and most of what follows is based on an interview with her. Other records were found in ancestry.com) Martha Kavanagh’s paternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Robertson Lindsay Paterson (née Stark), came to Canada from Scotland and bought 9 Rainsford Road in 1912. The house was first owned by Roland
[continue reading…]

Construction Update

It seems that the Triangle is always ‘under construction’. The past summer has seen the rehabilitation of the water mains in the area through re-lining, and replacement with copper pipe of lead and even older steel water pipes to the property line. Replacement of the line into the home may cost up to $3,500 or
[continue reading…]

Police Liaison: Winter 2015

Division 55 police station has asked us to remind residents that if you have a mail box on your front porch, make sure it is lockable. There have been arrests in the area for mail theft and identity fraud. The Community Police Liaison Committee has announced that they are making available $5,000 grants to community
[continue reading…]

Bike Fest 2015

By Laura Inward Wow! What an absolutely fabulous event!  It was so great to see so many of our community out enjoying the day and meeting their neighbours. Many people commented on how great it was and how much they would love to see more of this type of thing. I even recruited a new member
[continue reading…]

The Parker Girls' at the declaration of Dominic Parker Lane. Photo courtesy of Councillor McMahon President’s Report Winter 2015

This newsletter marks the 30th anniversary of the Beach Triangle Resident’s Association. It was 30 years ago that my late wife and I protested against Sunday racing in front of the Greenwood race track. The race track is no more but the residents association is still around. Our President at the time, Layton Stewart, has
[continue reading…]

Beach Triangle Residents Association: 30 Years of Service

On Wednesday, January 23, 1985, a meeting was held at Corpus Christi Church Pastoral Education Centre, at 16 Lockwood Road to form the Beach Triangle Residents Association. The Chair of the first board of directors was Sandra Jackson. All original directors subsequently moved away except Pat Silver and Brendan Morrissey. Layton Stewart retired from the
[continue reading…]