Living right on the waterfront can be “very unpleasant,” apparently

Living right on the waterfront can be “very unpleasant,” apparently

(Image: jethros tale from the Torontolife.com Flickr group) 

In a recent Toronto Sun column, the ever-fiesty Sue-Ann Levy takes up the cause of some homeowners near Woodbine Beach who are upset at the “mobs” that descend all summer. The residents say the constant crowds, drawn by hot weather, expanding volleyball courts and special events like the Afrofest, the Beaches Jazz Festival and the Canada Day celebration, make life by the shore noisy and “very unpleasant.” (The demand for parking and bathrooms at peak times yields tales of people peeing on the grass, and drivers stealing tickets from other cars to avoid getting one themselves.) The residents, Levy writes, also must contend with Boardwalk Place restaurateur George Foulidis, who is trying “to establish his ‘proprietary’ control of the Eastern Beach by turning it into a carnival-like venue.” We’re sure Levy’s rancour towards Foulidis has nothing to do with the fact that he banned her from the premises late last year. [Toronto Sun]