Monthly Archives: February 2012

Greenwood Avenue’s history of bricks

Greenwood Avenue’s history is told in a Beach Metro News story by noted east end historian Gene Domagala • February 22, 2012

“We have in the East End a number of exceptional streets that are known for a variety of reasons. One of these is Greenwood Avenue… Greenwood is unique in that it probably had more brickyards than any other street in the city of Toronto and surrounding area…The Greenwood Avenue brickyards gave the Don Valley Brickworks quite a run for its money in the production of bricks from the 1860s to the 1920s.”

Read the full story – Greenwood Avenue’s history of bricks – on the Beach Metro News website.

Help run YOUR community centre!

Note: This meeting is delayed until March. Stay tuned for details.

S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council Meeting

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Community Meeting and Executive Nominations

Four executive positions are available: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as several Members-at-Large positions.

If you are looking for a way to help create an inclusive, welcoming community centre, with programs that meet the needs of the local residents, this is your opportunity to make a difference!

Childcare will be available.

Please RSVP at or at the Front Desk.

– from Ann McKechnie, S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council

Local businesses in the news – Lazy Daisy’s Cafe and Burger’s Priest

Two stories in the Star today about local businesses:

In Little India, Catherine Porter on Lazy Daisy’s Cafe and Gerrard Street storefronts:  Locals exasperated by derelict Gerrard St. E. storefronts and buildings

At Queen and Coxwell, Burger’s Priest gets a rave review:  Burger’s Priest named third best food in Toronto by Zagat Survey

Big splash at the S.H. Armstrong pool – see photos from Snap Beaches

Did you see the photos in the February issue of Snap Beaches from the S.H. Armstrong Pool Swim-Up event on January 13?

You might recognize some familiar faces on these two pages.
Free Family ‘Swim Up’
“Residents in the community swapped their winter threads for their bathing suits as they joined Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and School Trustee Shelia Cary-Meagher for a two-hour recreational swim at S.H. Armstrong Community Centre Pool. Community members of all ages came out to support Ward 32 pools and programs. Swimmers were ecstatic to ham it up in the water amongst friends and family, where several kids challenged each other to friendly relay races in the pool.” See photos.

Word on the Street – Actually Word at the Pool – at the Swim-Up event on January 13.
“We caught up with a group of residents in the Beach in January and asked them: ‘What New Year’s resolution did you make, and have you kept it?’ The thought provoking question garnered a few chuckles from this month’s seven, as each participant responded with various answers.” Click to see photos.