Spring 2015

Police Liaison: Spring 2015

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

By Jon Morrice, 55 Division Crime Prevention Officer Spring is here and our streets are clear of the white stuff and full of cyclists. I would like to dedicate some time to cycling issues from a police officer’s experience. First, safety concerns for riders. The three fundamental rules of Police Vehicle Operations (PVO) that officers
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Historical Society Update

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

As President of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society, I’m pleased to report that the society has launched a website and is near completion of a revised Constitution and By-laws for approval by the members at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Watch for notices of the free public speaker events held at the Beaches
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Beach Triangle Heritage… Fading

Apr 15th, 2015 | By
1878 and 1880 Queen Street East

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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Police Week: May 20th

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

Once again Woodbine Park will host Police Week activities for our community on Wednesday, May 20th from 4-8 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Discover Policing” where officers will be available to provide information for those who wish to choose policing as a career. The Community Response Unit (“CRU”) will be doing bike and fitness tests
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For The Love of Birds!

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

As spring approaches and our windows open up, the sounds of birds will help us to forget about snow and look forward to spring. Here are some ideas you might want to try out with your children or grandchildren! Bird Bath Made Easy: Take a plastic flower pot and turn it upside down. Take a
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Thoughts about Seniors

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

When I was young and my kids were small I took a class from a teacher who said the following “as you are I have been – as I am you will be”. I suspect that all young people think oh no, not me. I think of that teacher often when steps loom up or
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Emerald Ash Borer

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

The Emerald Ash Borer is an Asian beetle that made its way to Toronto from Detroit, Michigan, first detected in our city in 2007.  It happily infested trees for more than three years before it was discovered by city arborists.  The beetle bores into the trees and prevents the flow of nutrients to the top
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Bike Fest: Dixon Avenue, May 24th

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

Triangle bike riders – let’s celebrate installation of the Dixon Avenue contra-bike lane on Sunday, May 24th, 1-3 p. m. The BTRA board is proud to announce the event on Dixon Avenue at Lockwood. Participating will be 55 Division Community Response Unit (CRU), Spokes 32, and Cycle Solutions. Planned are give-aways and a barbecue. Parking
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President’s Report Spring 2015

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

This fall will mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of the formation of our association. Things change. The 3,000 seat bar/restaurant that was at Greenwood Racetrack has been reduced to a 50-seat betting parlour and we now have clear guidelines for new development along Queen. We out-lived the race track but are now in need of new
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