Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
The Leslieville Farmers' Market is back at Jonathan Ashbridge Park for the 2020 Season! Shop online for pick-up or come visit our farmers every Sunday. All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Withrow Market Open for the Season—Saturday, July 4th! Check the website for updates and more details. Runs from July to October.
Happy Canada Day!
Wed. July 1st
Did You Know? -- not till October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day". The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. For more information about the history of Canada Day, visit Canadian Heritage website at www.pch.gc.ca.
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay (CANCELLED)
Wed. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.)
City of Toronto
Canada's birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge's Bay Park.
Virtual Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Wed. July 1st, 8pm
Virtual Canada Day Picnic
This year we're going virtual! Celebrate our country's birthday with free virtual tribute bands paying homage to AC/DC, the Tragically Hip, Journey, and more and virtual fireworks to cap off the night! Grab your favourite drink and Canada Day swag and get ready for a night full of unreal programming...all from the comfort of your own home! The Virtual Festival will be streamed online on our website, q107virtualcanadadaypicnic.com, and our YouTube and Facebook pages.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Community Environment Days / WARD 20
Sat. July 11, 10 am - 2 pm
Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 20 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Queen Coxwell Revitalization - Community Update & Public Meeting
Thur. July 16, 9:30 am
City Councillors on the Toronto East York Community Council will review the Queen Coxwell Revitalization on July 16 at Toronto City Hall. Due to COVID-19 you will be able to watch it online. This formal meeting is scheduled to start at 9:30 am. If you would like to make an official deputation to the Toronto East York Community Council you can contact the committee clerk by emailing email@example.com or you can send your comments in writing to the clerk for distribution to Councillors in advance. For more information, please visit the website.
32nd Annual Virtual Beaches Jazz Festival
Fri. July 17 to Sun. July 26
Beaches International Jazz Festival
We're going virtual! Join us for this year's 32nd Annual Virtual Beaches International Jazz Festival, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital front line workers. Join us for 9 days of incredible free virtual performances, workshops, lectures and so much more! Grab your favourite drink and festival snack and get ready for nine days of unreal programming...all from the comfort of your own home! The Virtual Festival will be streamed online on our website, YouTube, Facebook Live and IGTV. In times like these, where we may feel more alone than ever, our hope is to bring a little bit of life, fun and happiness to homes throughout the GTA and beyond. While we may not be celebrating and enjoying the Festival together physically, we will still be brought together by the power of music.
Community Environment Days / WARD 19
Sun. July 26, 10 am - 2 pm
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Councillor Brad Bradford
WARD 19 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Mon. Aug. 3
In Canada, Civic Holiday is in most cases the first Monday of August. Civic Holiday in Canada is not a statutory holiday. A bill has been attempted to be passed in the House of Commons but it has always been unsuccessful. If an employer wants you to work, it is a work day.
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery (Labour Day Weekend)
Fri. Sep 4 to Mon. Sep. 6, 11 am - 6 pm
Fall Fine Art & Craft Show. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada's top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission.
Mon. Sep. 7
Canada celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday of September and is the last long weekend of the summer, the last time families can take their children on a short vacation before school starts again. If you can't get out of town, be a tourist in your own town.
Back to School (TDSB)
Tue. Sep. 8
40th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 20, Registration 8:30 am, Run 9 am - 12 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Station (East of Coxwell / South of Lakeshore Blvd.)
The Terry Fox Foundation
The run is a non-competitive event where people get together to raise money in Terry's name. It is a day of celebrating Terry's legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade and Wheelchair accessible. Route distance: 5 km Walk, 10 km Bike.
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sun. Sep. 20, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital | Along Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sep. 22
Beaches Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. Sep. 26 & Sun. Sep. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Toronto Beach community's favourite annual events, bringing together some of the very best in Canadian Handmade under the springtime sun. For two days only, Kew Gardens Park becomes the temporary home to over 150 of Canada's most talented artists, artisans, and designers, providing local shoppers with a stunning marketplace in a memorable setting. FREE Admission! Join us rain or shine!
Mon. Oct. 12
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in North America.
Sat. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Wed. Nov. 11
"Lest We Forget". Wear your poppies to celebrate the lives and remember the sacrifices of our brave men and women who have died fighting for the freedom and security of our nation and our values.
Thur. Nov. 26
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving.
Fri. Nov. 27
Mon. Nov. 30
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Mon Dec. 21
The winter solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet is farthest away from its star, depending on the polar hemisphere of reference. Earth's maximum axial tilt to our Sun during a solstice is 23° 26'. More evidently from high latitudes, a hemisphere's winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. Since the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as midwinter, the longest night or the first day of winter.
Fri. Dec. 25
Sat. Dec. 26
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