Beaches-Leslieville Daily Updates

A quick look at news, views and things to do in Beaches-Leslieville area

Lots to do at Leslieville tree fest Saturday

Councillor Paula Fletcher hosts the Leslieville Tree Festival on June 15 at Leslie Grove Park. The celebration includes a climbing wall, kids crafts, games, exhibits and a chance to pick up a free shrub. See more in the Things To Do listing.

Craft beer and ribs fest

Also this weekend is the return of the Beaches Ribs Fest, which takes over Woodbine Park from June 14 to 17. It’s a barbecue and food festival complete with a craft beer market and summer cocktails. Admission is free. The festival includes live music, a kids zone, and games. See the website for more.

Jurassic Beach moves indoor for Raptors final

Due to inclement weather, the party is moving indoors for the sixth, and hopefully last, game of the NBA finals. The Raptors could win it all with a victory tonight in the series, which Toronto leads 3-2. Beach and Leslieville-area fans will be cheering the team on from inside the Alliance Cinemas at 1651 Queen St. E. “Jurassic Beach,” hosted by Councillor Brad Bradford, was previously held outdoors at Woodbine Park.

Police seek ID of man in break-ins, bike thefts

Yesterday police released a photo of a man wanted in their investigation of a series of break-ins and bicycle thefts across Leslieville. See more details in the story.

Watch Raptors at Jurassic Beach (Woodbine Park)

Jurassic Beach rises at Woodbine Park tonight at 8:30 p.m. for Game 4 of the NBA finals on a big screen. Local councillor Brad Bradford, the Beach Village BIA and the Richards Group are hosting the event. The park is at 1695 Queen St. E., south of the intersection of Queen, Kingston Road, Eastern Avenue and Northern Dancer Boulevard. The game starts at 9 p.m.

And the party returns on Monday night, same time, same place, for Game 5.

Sign up for Dundas-Carlaw heritage walk on Sunday

Heritage Toronto’s tour of the Dundas-Carlaw area, looking at its industrial past and seeing how the modern neighbourhood was created, is on June 9. See the Things To Do listing for more information on how to sign up for it.

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Publess crawl draws crowds in the Beach

Call them mad but they were mad about craft beers in the Beach on Friday evening. Crowds moved among the 10 stations serving free beer samples from shops on Queen Street East on May 24 as part of the BIA’s Moonlight Madness event. See our full report on Monday.

Moonlight Madness on Queen

Beer sampling at 10 stations featuring local brews is the highlight at this evening’s Beach Village Moonlight Madness. The sampling, along with sales, discounts and prizes from 30 stores runs May 24 from 4 to 9 p.m. on Queen Street East,  between Lockwood & Neville parks, See the Things To Do listing for more details.

Squirrel caused power outage to 3,800

About 3,800 homes in South Riverdale and Leslieville were without power for most of May 23 — apparently thanks to a squirrel touching a line near a transformer.

The outage was sparked before 8 a.m. Toronto Hydro tweeted it was working on bringing power back in an area defined as Dundas Street East to Unwin Avenue and Cherry Street to Leslie Street. By 7 p.m. Hydro reported it was still trying to restore power to a small number of homes in the area.


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