August 18th, 2017
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 1st to October 19th.
East York Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, 8 am - 2 pm
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
A wide range of Fresh Ontario Products from Fruits and Vegetables to Honey and Preserves, Smoked Meats and Cheeses, fresh baking, home made soaps and lotions and freshly made smoothies, and also a BBQ for all your lunch needs while you are visiting. Runs from May 16 to October 31.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 28 to October 29.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from June 3 to October 14.
Fairmount Market at Greenwood Park
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
Fresh farm fare, artisanal foods, plenty of dinner options, live music, kids cooking classes and activities. A wonderful way to spend a mid-week evening and to support local food producers. Runs from May 31 to October 25.
Movie Nights featuring "Sing"
Wed. Aug. 2, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Toronto Food Truck Festival
Fri. Aug. 4, 5pm - 10pm; Sat. Aug. 5, noon - 10pm; Sun. Aug. 6 & Mon. Aug. 7, noon - 8pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent and participate in our live-eating challenges. Admission is free!
Free Family Yoga in the Park
Sat., Aug. 5 & 19, 10-10:45 am
Leslie Grove Park (1158 Queen St E.)
Appleseed Yoga
Come join us for free Family Yoga in the Park! We will be enjoying a great time of yoga for the whole family. Meet us at Park for a great class. All ages and skill levels are welcome!
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 7
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.
Movie Nights featuring "Ghostbusters"
Wed. Aug. 9, start at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
24th Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 11, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 12, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 13, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview Ave. and Pape Ave.)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
Greektown Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto's signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture and music our multicultural city has to offer - from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children's games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.
PAWS in the Park
Sat. Aug. 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
This free, family-friendly fundraiser for the Toronto Humane Society offers shopping, live music, face painting, a dog show, dog mini-makeovers, micro chipping and lots more.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Aug. 13, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy,
The Leslieville Flea is back outdoors for summer at Ashbridge Estate! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Movie Nights featuring "Mean Girls"
Wed. Aug. 16, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Movie Nights featuring "The Secret Life of Pets"
Wed. Aug. 23, start at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 26, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
23rd Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit for a team entry and more information.
Movie Nights featuring "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Wed. Aug. 30, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Toronto BuskerFest 2017
Fri. Sep. 1, noon - 11pm; Sat. Sep. 2, 11am - 11pm; Sun. Sep. 3, 11am - 10pm; Mon. Sep. 4, 11am - 8pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
More than 100 buskers from around the world will descend on the park for 4 days of performances. Fun for the whole family. Admission by donation to Epilepsy Toronto.
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 4
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. 5
Back to School BBQ & School Supplies Drive
Thur., Sept. 7, 4-6 pm
Jeff Sloan Parkette
Welbanks Mortgage Group and Barrett Inward Group
Please join us to support the Red Door Shelter for a Back to School BBQ and School Supply Drive. All we ask is that you bring a backpack with some school supplies in it, and come and enjoy some food and the company of your neighbours.. Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks for children in need.
The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Nathan Philips Square or call 416-815-9255.
On September 9, 2017, thousands of dedicated people will join forces and walk 15, 25 or 40-kilometres in the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. or call 416-815-9255.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sep. 9 & Sun. Sep. 10, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
The 14th annual Celtic celebration! Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun and very special guest John McDermott. FREE admission.
Parkinson SuperWalk - Beaches
Sat. Sep. 9, 9:30 am Check-in, 11 am Walk Start
Ashbridges Bay Park;
Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Canada. Approximately 10,000 people from coast-to-coast organize and take part in it. Visit our website for more information or to register online.
The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
Sat. Sep. 9, 8 am
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.;; 416-815-9255
Join thousands of dedicated people at the 25-kilometre walk benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Funds raised through the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer support Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which enables our world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Sep. 10, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy,
The Leslieville Flea is back outdoors for summer at Ashbridge Estate! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Sun. Sep. 10, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
Carrie Mahuran,
The largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Held in 39 communities nationwide, it is the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards overcoming ovarian cancer. Join us for a fun family friendly event in support of women, families and friends affected by this disease. Visit the website for more information.
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sep. 16, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
37th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 17, Registration 8:15 am, Run 9 am - 12:30 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Shelter (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. You may walk or run at all our courses; you may also be able to use a bike, wheelchair or inline skates.
First Day of Autumn
Fri. Sep. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 23rd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sep. 22, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 23 & Sun. Sep. 24, 10 am - 5 pm
The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Original artwork by over 40 local artists will be available for yourself or as a gift. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 22. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival
Sat. Sep. 30, 11 am - 4 pm
Kingston Road (from Victoria Park to Main Street)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Sharon Smyl,
Come on out to enjoy the annual Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival. The event will include sales from local shops, pumpkin decorating, henna artists, face painting for the kids, bake sales, live music from some local musicians and so much more!
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 9
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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy,
The Leslieville Flea is back outdoors for summer at Ashbridge Estate! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2017
Fri. Oct. 20, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 21, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 22, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195,,
Come visit 25 artists at 13 studio sites in Toronto's Beach community. This tour offers fine craftsmanship in a variety of mediums and styles for the home. Self-guided, free admission. Brochures with map will be available at most local shops and on the website. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Tue. 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. 5 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
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.
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.
'Tis the Season on Kingston Road (CONFIRM)
Sat. Dec. 9, 11 am - 4 pm
Kingston Road Village
Katya Nosko,
'Tis the Season on Kingston Road! Kingston Road Village is thrilled to be hosting our annual reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Kingston Road United Church. The day will be filled with carollers, holiday shopping, in-store sampling, sales and other festive delights including a 3pm carol sing-along following the Dickens' reading. So get on your toques and mittens and come on out to explore the amazing Kingston Road Village!
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 Day
Mon. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 8
Valentine's Day
Wed. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 19
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
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 30
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 31, 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.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 1
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 2
Earth Day
Sun. Apr. 22
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