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October 17th, 2017
October
Car Show
Sun. Oct. 1, 10 am - 2 pm
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave.
Evonne Hossack, 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Join us at our annual Classic Car Show. Food & drinks. Prizes. Free admission. All Proceeds to Support Community Centre 55'’s Year Round Programmes.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
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.
www.leslievillemarket.com
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.
www.withrowpark.ca
Runs from June 3 to October 14.
Fairmount Market at Greenwood Park
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
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.
Free Beauty Consultations
Sun. Oct. 1, 12 pm - 5 pm
Pure + Simple, The Beach - 2142 Queen St. E.
416-551-7873
Free beauty consultation or makeup lesson. Learn quick + easy beauty tips! Discover all the latest from Fitglow and find the right skincare regime for you. Visit us for a chance to win 1 of 2 gift sets! RSVP to reserve your space.
Toronto Beach Chorale Open Rehearsal for Culture Days
Sun. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
torontobeachchorale.ca
Join us for a free open rehearsal in celebration of Culture Days Toronto, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how choral music is rehearsed. Practice a few vocal techniques or sit back and enjoy some Handel, Mozart and Beethoven.
Understanding Financial Statements
Tue. Oct. 3, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements. How's the business doing? Did we make money this year? What does my P&L tell me? Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Where is my cash going to? Why isn't my cash equal to my profit?​ Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Oct. 5, 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.
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.
Advanced Financial Statements
Tue. Oct. 10, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is an advanced session explaining the more complex concepts of financial statements, including: accruals, amortization, accelerated depreciation, accrued payables, work in process, non-operating income, good-will, earnings per share and cash and accrual accounting. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Heritage Talk with Joanne Doucette
Tue. Oct. 10, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join historian and author Joanne Doucette for a presentation on The Fighting Irishman of Norway Village. Admission free. All welcome!
Community Consultation Meeting #1
Tue. Oct. 10, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
East York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 850 Coxwell Ave.
http://torontopolice.on.ca/TheWayForward/new-54-55-building.php
The City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service need your help in selecting a new site for a consolidated 54 & 55 Division. Join us at this community meeting, open house & breakout discussion. Visit our website for more information.
Climate Change and Snapping Turtles
Wed. Oct. 11, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Melanie Massey, a graduate student of University of Toronto's Sigma Xi chapter explores how climate change will affect the remarkable Algonquin Park snapping turtle population.
29th Annual Riverdale Art Show & Sale
Fri. Oct. 13, 6 pm - 8:30 pm & Sat. Oct. 14, 10:30 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
The show features 23 local artists, both new and returning. Hundreds of new paintings. Great gift ideas. Located at Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Fall Fest
Sat. Oct. 14, 9 am - 1 pm
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.)
Vintage/collectibles table, fresh produce, housewares, baking, books, prize draw, children’s table, breakfast sandwiches & BBQ.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
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.
Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS)
Oct. 15 - 29; Mon. - Fri. 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sat. - Sun. noon - 6 pm
TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre, 16 Phin Ave. (Donlands/Danforth)
www.walkingwithoursisters.ca
This is a commemorative art exhibit and ceremony honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit people and their families.
Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business
Tue. Oct. 17, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is a basic session explaining the calculation and interpretation of financial ratios. How profitable is my business? How do my profits compare to the industry? Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Weird, Wild and Wonderful
Tue. Oct 17, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Socity
www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Join us for a presentation on Carnivores, Parasites and other unusual and intriguing plants and unique botanical curiosities that can be found in Ontario. Photographs, cards and other artworks will be available for purchase.
Community Consultation Meeting #2
Tue. Oct. 17, 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
SH Armstrong Community Centre, Gymnasium, 56 Woodfield Rd.
http://torontopolice.on.ca/TheWayForward/new-54-55-building.php
The City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service need your help in selecting a new site for a consolidated 54 & 55 Division. Join us at this community meeting, open house & breakout discussion. Visit our website for more information.
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, info@beachstudiotour.ca, www.beachstudiotour.ca
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.
Kids Halloween Party
Sat. Oct. 21, 11 am - 2 pm
145B Main Street
Hosted by Girls Are & the Children’s French Book Corner
Lynda Grimard-Watt
Please join us for some Halloween fun with treats, live music, crafts and much more. Costumes are welcome!
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Oct. 21, 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.
5th Annual Welbanks Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Sat. Oct. 21, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Beach Public School, 101 Kippendavie Ave.
Welbanks Mortgage Group
416-698-9990
Please join us for the 5th annual Welbanks Great Pumpkin Giveaway, where we will be handing out 250 pumpkins to the community. There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, and hot chocolate! Donations for the Food Bank will also be accepted. Hope to see you all there!
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 22, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com
Come to the Cheering Section in the Beach and cheer for our Beach champs and all the runners in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Enjoy music, fun, camaraderie and an amazing marathon.
The Money Side of Business
Tue. Oct. 24, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Free Seniors’ Movie - “Wind River”
Thur. Oct. 26, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Fear Factory
Fri. Oct. 27, 7 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 28 & Sun. Oct 29, 1 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Rec. Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Come if you dare! Ages 8 to adult. Free admission with food donation.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 28, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
thebeachvillage.com
Carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live performances costume contest, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes and more! At 4:30 pm, a Halloween double feature will be shown at The Fox Theatre. Presented by Beach Village businesses.
Halloween
Tue. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want
Tue. Oct. 31, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
November
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beach Christmas 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 for hot dots, cocoa, coffee, popcorn, and a special visit from Santa. Don't forget to bring a twoonie to support Community Centre 55's Share A Christmas program.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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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