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Top lacrosse and rugby set for another season in east Toronto

Beach Mirror Elite lacrosse and rugby are set to return for another season to east Toronto. First off is lacrosse with Ted Reeve Arena (175 Main St.) hosting the province’s top Junior A league. The Toronto Beaches Junior A lacrosse team will host their home opener Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. against Six Nations Arrows. Next up is the Balmy Beach rugby club kicking off its season in the top Ontario men’s rugby league with three games on the road, May 10 against Waterloo County, May 24 against Oakville Crusaders and May 31 against Toronto Scottish. The Balmy Beach home opener is not until June 7, hosting Markham Irish at Tubs and Gee Gage Rugby Field at the corner of Coxwell and Eastern avenues within Ashbridge’s Bay Park. For more on lacrosse, visit www.TorontoBeachesJrALacrosse.com or the league site at www.ontariolacrosse.com For more on rugby, visit the team site at balmybeachrugby.com/ or the league site at www.rugbyontario.com
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Votes to be tallied for new Waterfront street name

Voting closed May 1/14  for the "Help Name a Waterfront Street" contest. The contest was launched on March 12 by Waterfront Toronto. Over a two-week period, the public was asked to submit street name suggestions via Facebook, Twitter and from their online poll. Submissions had to follow the City of Toronto’s Honourific and Street Naming Policy. The street being named is “Main Street” for the new Bayside Toronto development. It connects to Queens Quay Boulevard and runs along the water’s edge. It provides access to homes, shops, restaurants, offices – and the lake. 700 submissions were reviewed by a Selection Committee which included Councillor Pamela McConnell, Waterfront Toronto, Hines and Tridel as well as two neighbourhood representatives and a member of the Waterfront BIA. The winning name must be formally approved by the City of Toronto.The shortlisted names – which were selected from the almost seven hundred suggestions they received were: Aquaview Crescen, Azure Drive, Edgewater Drive, Kanadario Way (from the Iroquois word meaning “sparkling” or “beautiful” water), Merchants’ Wharf (for the wharf which was once located in this area), Water Street, Wendat Way (refrences the Wendat people, also called Huron). The votes for the short listed street names will be tallied and the winning name will be announced on May 5, 2014. The winning name will then be submitted to the City of Toronto for official approval.
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Liona Boyd is back in town

By Lorie Murdoch • April 30, 2014 • Beach Metro Community News Liona Boyd is as friendly, modest and dynamic as she was when we talked more than 25 years ago. In the spring of 1987, she was enjoying the Beach neighbourhood close to her recently purchased digs on Fallingbrook Drive, and frequenting Loons for dinner. ‘The First Lady of the Guitar’ had started writing her own music and combining various styles to create original pieces. Her album Persona was about to turn gold. But her fame and success at home and abroad in ’87 would pale against what was to come.During the past 27 years, she has performed in countries around the world, including France, NeAdd new categorypal, Egypt, Russia, Portugal, the US and Brazil. She has entertained the King and Queen of Spain and played at the Kremlin on New Year’s Eve when the Soviet Union officially broke up.She dined and spent time with some of the most commanding powers on the planet, including Buzz Aldrin, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and US President Ronald Reagan. Prince Philip, her pen-pal now for more than 30 years, flew her to London after she performed at a fundraiser for his Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 1995. A year later, she gave a private concert for the royals at Windsor Castle.She has survived a Tokyo earthquake, Malibu wildfire, a concert hall fire in Rio de Janeiro, and high altitude traumas such as the Concorde

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