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November 19th, 2017
November
'Punkin Grove'
Wed. Nov. 1, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Applegrove presents a Pumpkin Parade and Contest. Get your pumpkins ready! Viewing and judging 7-7:15 p.m. Bring a flashlight for the parade. In partnership with the Heritage Trust of Ontario.
Beaches Library Book Club
Thur. Nov. 2, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for further details.
Repair Cafe
Sat. Nov. 4, 1 pm - 4 pm
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave.
Sandy Yuen, tcmcnews@gmail.com
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/toronto-chinese-mennonite-church-1038-woodbine-ave-at-danforth/2017-11-04/
Come out and learn how to fix something broken - instead of throwing it in the landfill! Or - be a fixer and share your knowledge & skill with friends, neighbours and the community! Items you can bring: small appliances, home electronics, household items, bikes and clothing.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 5 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
A Healthy Balance Sheet and why it Matters
Tue. Nov. 7, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session defines the concept of a healthy balance sheet and explain to the business owner how to create a balance sheet that will appear healthy to an investor, buyer or lender. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Remembrance Day Concert with Scott Good & Friends
Fri. Nov. 10, 8 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
Elaine 416-699-6091
Join us for a moving Remembrance Day concert with composer Scott Good & Friends! Includes a full orchestra (from TSO), singers, piper, and readers including Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP.
Remembrance Day
Sat. 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.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sat. Nov. 11, 11 am
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1/42
We start off at Corpus Christi Church where we form up for a parade, then proceed east along Queen Street to the Cenotaph. Ceremony will begin at five minutes to 11 am.
Maximize Your Business
Tue. Nov. 14, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Toronto Christmas Market
Thur. Nov. 16 thru Sat. Dec. 23
The Distillery Historic District
http://torontochristmasmarket.com/
Celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas, inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. This annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.
Christmas Bazaar & Antique Market
Sat. Nov. 18, 10 am - 3 pm
Missionary Hall, Calvary church, 746 Pape Ave.
416 -469-1105
The Nisbet Lodge McClintock Manor Foundaton Christmas Bazaar and Antique Market. Do your Christmas shopping in a friendly atmosphere. Crafters, Artisans and Antique Vendors, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Cafe.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Nov. 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
One Academy Grand Opening
Sat. Nov. 18, 8 am - 2 pm
858 Eastern Ave.
info@oneacademylife.com
Come and join us in celebrating our grand opening with an open house. Complimentary classes all day! (8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm). All fitness levels welcome! Ages 15+
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 19, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
thesantaclausparade.com
For 113 years, Toronto has looked forward to the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at Bloor and Christie, moves east to University Ave. then south to Front and Jarvis, ending at the St. Lawrence Market.
Estate Planning
Tue. Nov. 21, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This workshop explains how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life or upon death. Informs about the various tools of estate planning: powers of attorney, wills, joint accounts, gifting, and trusts.​ Presented by CPA Canada.​ Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Wonderful Wreaths and AGM
Tue. Nov. 21, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Please join us at the Annual General Meeting where we will elect our new Board Members, discuss our exciting plans for next year and munch on fabulous treats. Become one of our active community members who "beautify the Beach". The main focus of the evening will be Ursula Eley creating fresh seasonal wreaths and letting you in on her successful secrets.
Beaches Library Talk with David Fuller
Tue. Nov. 21, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library present historian and volunteer with the Malvern Red & Black Society David Fuller on Sports in The Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War: The Sportsmen’s Patriotic Association in Toronto and the 180th ‘Sportsmen’s’ Battalion. Admission is free, all welcome!
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 23
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.
ICEWAVE for Sickkids - WinterGreen Beach Holiday Market
Nov. 23 to Dec. 23; Hours: Mon. - Thur. 3 pm - 9 pm; Fri. 3 pm - 10 pm; Sat. 11 am - 10 pm; Sun. 11 am - 9 pm
1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
info@heatwaveevents.com
The beach is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and delicious culinary aromas. Gingerbread Giant House on the Beach, Massive Holiday Tree Norway spruce, Warming Food & Beverage Lounge, Snow Flake/Candy Cane Lane, Santa Day - Santa House, Live Entertainment with Costume Characters/Storytelling. Christmas Tree Sale Operated by the Toronto Beaches Lions Club for Community Fundraising.
DeClute Light Up The Beach!
Fri. Nov. 24, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Beaches Boardwalk, at the foot of Leuty Ave.
DeClute Real Estate Inc.
www.lightupthebeach.com; 416-686-9618
Start the Holiday season by joining Santa Claus as he counts down to light over 80,000 Christmas lights lining the shore & Toronto Boardwalk along the Beach. Free fun family event. In Support of Toronto East General Hospital.
Cavalcade of Lights
Sat. Nov. 25 thru Sun. Dec. 31
Festival spans citywide, illuminating 20 neighbourhoods
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
The annual Cavalcade of Lights sets Toronto aglow with spellbinding events, sparkling lights, and a one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto's picturesque neighbourhoods.
First Lighting Celebration
Sat. Nov. 25, 7 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
A well-loved Toronto tradition. People gather every year for the first lighting of the beautifully-decorated Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square with thousands of energy efficient LED lights in colours of red, white and silver. This special evening also includes live musical performances and a fireworks finale.
The Winter Kidzfest
Sat. Nov. 25, 11 am - 5 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
www.downtownyonge.com/kidzfest
Come and have fun with the family at the annual KidzFest. See your favourite children's characters come to life, have your photos taken and enjoy free activities.
Craft Sale
Sat. Nov. 25, 9:30 am - 2 pm
St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.)
Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. This is a very popular annual sale. There will also be lunch and home baking.
Christmas Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 25, 11 am - 3 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
www.kruc.ca
Join us at our annual Christmas Bazaar! This year, we are featuring home baking, preserves, jewellery, tea room, crafts and Christmas decor, raffle for theme baskets, and a kids' fun fair!
Twas the Month Before Christmas: Pasta Fest and Silent Auction
Sat. Nov. 25, 5 pm - 9 pm
Baron Byng/Beaches Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave. (at Gerrard St. E.)
Info: 416-461-8143; Applegrove@applegrovecc.ca
Annual Pasta Fest Dinner and Silent Auction. Join us for a fun-filled night of friendship, food and fundraising for Applegrove programs. Contact us for details.
Beaches Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 26, 1 pm
Community Centre 55 and Kingston Road Village Business Association
416-691-1113; www.centre55.com
The parade runs west along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, then north to Community Centre 55 where a barbeque, children's crafts and photos with Santa will be held immediately following the parade.
Leslieville Flea Holiday Market
Sun. Nov. 26, 10 am - 4 pm
SH Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd.
www.leslievilleflea.com
The Leslieville Flea Holiday market is a one stop shop for Holiday gift giving needs. Select vendors have carefully curated a variety of unique and affordable vintage items, perfect for everyone on the holiday gift giving list. There will also be great food, coffee, and music. For all the details please visit our website. See you there!
December
Christmas in the Park - Tree Lighting
Sat. Dec. 2, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alex Christie Bandshell in Kew Gardens
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.beacheslions.com
A community event with music, family entertainment, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, etc. Don’t forget to bring “Loonies for the Lions”.
Pancake Breakfast With Hamper
Sat. Dec. 2, 8 am - 10 am
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Lainey Anderson
416-691-1113 ext 223 or lainey@centre55.com
Join us for a pancake breakfast with Hamper the Reindeer! Suggested donation of $3 per person. Children's crafts and activities will also be offered.
Tannenbaum 10K
Sun. Dec. 3, starts at 10 am
Along the Boardwalk
Beaches Runners Club
www.tannenbaum10k.com
A 10K run, and kids 1k fun run, along the Martin Goodman Trail, starting/ending at foot of Lee Ave.
Beaches Library Talk with Muriel Lennox
Tue. Dec. 5, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Author Muriel Lennox will tell stories about some of the characters and their horses at the old Woodbine Race Track and present her newest book on the history of horse racing, “Rivers of Gold”. Admission is free, all welcome!
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Dec. 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for further details.
Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage
Sat. Dec. 9, 11 am - 3 pm
Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Ave.)
Toronto Beach Rotary
Bring your children to visit Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. Don't forget to bring your camera! Hot chocolate and treats provided. Donations of non-perishable food items to Community Centre 55’s Christmas food drive gratefully accepted.
Leslieville Flea Holiday Market
Sun. Dec. 10, 10 am - 4 pm
SH Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd.
www.leslievilleflea.com
The Leslieville Flea Holiday market is a one stop shop for Holiday gift giving needs. Select vendors have carefully curated a variety of unique and affordable vintage items, perfect for everyone on the holiday gift giving list. There will also be great food, coffee, and music. For all the details visit our website. See you there!
Caroling in the Park
Tue. Dec. 12, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Stewart Park
Contact: 416-759-9997, Dave Breach
The 29th year! Join us to sing carols and contemporary songs with the Salvation Army Band and the Beach United Church choir. Santa Claus will hand out candy canes to the children and there will be hot apple cider and hot chocolate to keep you warm. A collection will be taken for the Salvation Army.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Dec. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
Centre 55 Share-A-Christmas Program
Mon. Dec. 18 thru Fri. Dec. 22
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Nancy Culver, 416-691-1113 ext 224, nancy@centre55.com
Monday 18 - packing and sorting non-perishables, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 - packing and sorting non-perishables, 6 pm - 8 pm; Thursday 21 - packing and sorting toys (no children please), 6 pm - 8 pm; Friday 22 (Delivery Day) - 3 pm until finished.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Thur. 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.[2] 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.
Christmas Day
Mon. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Tue. Dec. 26
New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square
Sun. Dec. 31, starts at 8 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Join the celebration and ring in the New Year with residents and visitors alike at Nathan Phillips Square. Skate on Toronto's famous ice rink to the sounds of a local DJ, enjoy live musical performances from top Toronto talent throughout the evening, and a spectacular fireworks presentation at midnight.
January
38th Annual Hair of the Dog Run
Mon. Jan. 1, 11 am - 1 pm
Balmy Beach Canoe Club, along the Boardwalk
www.balmybeachcanoe.com
Lace up your running shoes and come on down to the Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Avenue for the annual Hair of the Dog Run. 9k Run and 3k Walk. Walkers start at 11:30 am, Runners start at 12 noon. On-site registration starts at 10:30 am. or you can register online. Everyone is invited to the cool dip!
New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 8
Winterlicious
Fri. Jan. 26 - Thur. Feb. 8
Restaurants throughout Toronto
toronto.ca/winterlicious or call 311
Toronto's Winter Foodie Celebration! Experience a series of mouth-watering culinary events and indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value. Try something new, try something exotic, try something traditional or try it all during this savoury, luscious, and succulent series hosted by more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants. Is anybody else getting hungry?
February
Valentine's Day
Wed. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 19
Beaches 11th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 24, 11 am - 3 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
416-690-4269, kids@beachesliving.ca
Come learn about and explore kids programs available in the Beaches for ages 0 to 16. Meet face to face with program organizers, teachers, coaches, etc. The participating programs are in all areas including music, sports, science, arts, computer, playgroups, tutors, after school programs and much more. This Open House is free and open to families in the Beaches and the Greater Beaches area. View event photos from past year at: beachesliving.ca/kids
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 11
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 12 to Fri. Mar. 16
St. Patrick's Day
Sat. Mar. 17
The longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parade in Canada occurs each year in Montreal, Québec. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824; however, St. Patrick's Day itself has been celebrated in Montreal as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France. In Canada, Saint Patrick's Day is an official holiday only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the City of Toronto from 1919 to 1927, the Toronto Maple Leafs were known as the Toronto St. Patricks, and wore green jerseys. In 1999 when the Leafs played on Hockey Night in Canada (national broadcast of the NHL) on St. Patrick's Day, the Leafs wore the green St. Pats retro jersey. Although the baseball season is still in the spring training phase when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, the Toronto Blue Jays wear green uniforms for the occasion.
Spring begins
Tue. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 24, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
Beaches 6th Annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT!
Sat. Mar. 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Beaches Living
www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout
Let's celebrate together at the 6th annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! event. Music, Dance, Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns. Visit www.beachesliving.ca/lightsout for event updates.
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 30
April
Beaches Lions Club 52nd Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.com
Richard Bourdeau: 647-527-0266; richardblaw@gmail.com
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fifth decade, attracts thousands of people from all over the city. Don't forget your Loonies for the Lions, to support local charities. Applications for the parade can be found at the Beaches Lions Website.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 1
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 2
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 7, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
31st Anniversary Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults at 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids/seniors at 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre late March and beginning of April. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Earth Day
Sun. Apr. 22
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2018
Fri. May 4, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 5, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 6, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Lucille Crighton, 416-694-4046; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 22 artists @ 12 studio sites - paintings, hand-woven fashion, glass art, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, handbags, home decor and more. Brochures (with map) are available at most local shops and on our website. Come explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood. Self-guided, FREE admission.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 13
Happy Mother's Day!
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 21, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca
Toronto's only Victoria Day fireworks show will be a spectacular 14 minute display at Ashbridges Bay Park, rain or shine. TTC service will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A). It is recommended that members of the public use the TTC and leave their cars at home. A special viewing area with limited space is set aside to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. City bylaws prohibit the public from setting off personal fireworks in the park.
Victoria Day
Mon. May 21
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 25, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27, 10 am - 5 pm
Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents its annual Spring Show and Sale at the historic Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. The show features small paintings by over 40 artists and affordable art (under $350). Gift basket lucky draw and free admission. Visit website for more information.
Doors Open Toronto
Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 19th annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
June
Father's Day
Sun. June 17
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Thur. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sun. June 24
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sun. 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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Wed. July 4
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 6
Canada wide
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.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 3
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.
First Day of Autumn
Sat. Sep. 22
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 8
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.
Halloween
Wed. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
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