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June 27th, 2017
June
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.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. June 3 & Sun. June 4, 10 am - 8 pm
Woodbine Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.
media@muhtadidrumfest.com; www.muhtadidrumfest.com
Join us at this annual event that celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. 40+ local and national Drum Groups, interactive area and much more. The Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 3, 10 am - 5 pm
Kingston Road (from Hannaford Ave. to Blantyre Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Join us at our annual Spring Art Walk & Street Fest! Local artists will show a selection of their work at various Pop up art galleries set up in selected businesses all along Kingston Road, between Hannaford and Blantyre. Children's activities, face painting, music, contests, in-store specials and more. Fun for the whole family!
ArtMEETS: Searching for Stories
Sat. June 3, 2 pm - 4:45 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289731&R=EVT289731
The workshop fosters connections through creative drama activities. Participants are encouraged to go on a story quest to place together bits and pieces of everyday life into individual and collaborative stories. Space is limited. Registration begins on May 1st. Please call 416-393-7703 to register or for further information. The ArtMEETS program series is curated and supported by East End Arts.
Beaches Father Daughter Dance
Sat. June 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches United Grand Hall, 140 Wineva Ave.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Jennifer Bryan, 416-489-7111 ext 3051; jennifer.bryan@heartandstroke.ca
Dads get ready to ask your daughters out on a special date! This 'fun'draising evening is sure to delight young Daughters and their Father, or Father figure. 100% of proceeds go to Heart & Stroke. Tickets Online: beachesdance.eventbrite.ca. $25 for Dad & 1 Daughter Combo, 5 for each additional Daughter.
The Big Give
Sat. June 3, 10 am - 3 pm
Toronto New Covenant Cathedral, 255 Blanytre Ave.
Info@torontonewcovenant.ca
The Big Give is a day where we Give Back to our Community. Join us for a FREE BBQ and FREE items for you to take. It will be a day of fun for the entire family with bouncing castle, games, music, health boot, free photographs, face painting and much more. Don't miss it!
Fun Fair at Duke of Connaught School
Sat. June 3, 11 am - 3 pm rain or shine
70 Woodfield Rd.
dukeofconnaughtfunfair@gmail.com
Join us for a day of family fun and laughter – music, games, prizes, yummy food, and much more. Meet your neighbours and support a great school.
A Fireside Chat at Murphy's Law
Sat. June 3, 2 pm - 5 pm
Murphy's Law, The Parlour Room, 1702 Queen St. E.
Graeme Boyce
As this is the 300th Anniversary of modern Freemasonry, the Historian of The Beaches Lodge in Toronto will be providing a presentation on the growth of both the lodge, which was originally located at the corner of Balsam and Queen, and the growth of the community. After the presentation, there'll be time to ask questions.
The Art of Craft Beer
Sat. June 3, noon - 8 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The best in label art will be paired with the best in beer. Music, food and art. Free.
Slobberfest
Sat. June 3, 9 am - 2 pm
Leuty Pavillion on the Boardwalk
Community Centre 55
Come and check out the dog vendors and a variety of products and services for your 4 legged friends while enjoying your day at the beach. Remember: Dogs must be leashed.
Toronto Humane Society Open House
Sat. June 3, 11 am - 5 pm
11 River St. (@ Queen)
www.torontohumanesociety.com/OpenHouse
Do you love animals and are looking for a fun, free, family event? Join us and help make toys for the dogs, read to the rabbits, and much more. Donations of food and litter to our pet food bank will be gratefully accepted.
Retirement and Estate Planning
Tue. June 6, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT294219&R=EVT294219
A representative from RBC Dominion Securities is conducting this free workshop with a focus on Retirement and Estate considerations: learn of key strategies that can be used to reduce the amount of tax paid to the CRA during retirement. Protecting one's estate: keeping the estate safe from creditors, taxation, and family quarrels. Avoid common estate planning mishaps. There are many ideas and strategies related to estate planning, some straightforward and some complicated. No registration is required. Drop-in. No obligation.
Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed. June 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT280587&R=EVT280587
Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and The Party Wall. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. June 8, 4 pm - 8 pm
Scarborough Village RC, 3600 Kingston Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 36 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
The Circus is coming to Town!
Thur. June 8, 4 pm - 8 pm
Norway Junior Public School, 390 Kingston Road
Come one… Come all! Bring your family, friends and neighbours to enjoy a fun-filled day of yummy food, baked goods, candy floss & snow cones, bouncy castles, face painting, clowns, fair games with prizes, balloons & much more. Admission is free. Activity tickets will be available in advance and on the day of the event. Step right up & have some fun.
Toronto Fire Services: Fire and Life Safety
Fri. June 9, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library and Toronto Fire Services
416-393-7703
A public educator from Toronto Fire Services will provide specific information on the most common causes of home fires; how to prevent fire from ever starting; why the type of building makes a difference in your actions in case of fire and much more. The entire focus will be on helping older adults to get a full understanding of what they need to know to stay safe in their homes. Registration is required for this program. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 10 & Sun. June 11, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans and designers from across Canada, including local talent from the Beach. Exhibitors are selected based on the quality of their work and the originality of their designs. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet and shop from the makers themselves and find original fashions, stunning jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 33rd year! Admission is FREE!
The Enbridge Ride to Coquer Cancer
Sat. June 10, 8 am to Sunday, June 11, 6 pm
Exhibition Place, Parking Lot 2, 200 Princes’ Blvd.
www.conquercancer.ca
Join us at the 10th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Participants will start the two-day journey in either Toronto or Niagara Falls, completing one of three routes. Visit the website for more information and to donate to the 10th Annual Ride.
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. June 10, 1 pm
Main & Gerrard St.
Meet at the northeast corner of Main and Gerrard streets and meander through the former Village of East Toronto. The tour will end at Community Centre 55 where refreshments will be available.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. June 11,10 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.
Variety Village Member Appreciation
Mon. June 12, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3701 Danforth Ave., in the Courtyard
Variety Village is hosting a Member Appreciation Day. BBQ Hot Dogs, refreshments, popcorn, games, give-aways and a chance to win great prizes. Event brought up with the support of Zurich Insurance. Every body is welcome!
The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel
Wed. June 14, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289733&R=EVT289733
Local author Ron Kasman discusses his work, The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel, supported by a visual presentation. A question & answer session will follow. Drop-in. No registration is required.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 16, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 17, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 18, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
www.beachbbqandbrews.com
An event focused on bringing together all barbecue enthusiasts. Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations and Craft Vendors. Enjoy an ice cold brew while you explore the festival grounds. A community favourite that has something for everyone!
Re-inventing the Landscape exhibit by Susan Fisher
Sat. June 17, 2 pm - 5 pm
The Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E.
416-999-1030
Join us for the opening of Susan Fisher's exhibit, "Re-inventing the Landscape". Free. Exhibit runs from June 16-29.
Kids in the Kitchen
Sat. June 17, 11 am - 2 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
Sudha Ellie, 416-778-5805 x 224
www.eastendchc.on.ca
A fun cooking program for kids 8-12 years old and their parents. Parents will learn quick new recipes, kids help with meal preparation. Space is limited. This program is free. Visit our website for Centre information. Please call Sudha Ellie for registration.
The Leslieville Flea
Sat. June 17,11 am - 6 pm
The Distillery District, 55 Mill St.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
The Leslieville Flea will be holding a few pop up Fleas outdoors in the Distillery District! Admission is always FREE! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. June 17, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com 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 www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
Father's Day
Sun. June 18
Happy Father's Day!
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 18, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Prostate Cancer Canada
www.prostatecancer.ca/Feature/Do-it-for-Dads-Walk-Run
The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them. Registration: $35 or fundraise $125 and waive your registration fee. Your donor dollars are having an impact on research that has the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for survivors. Visit our website to register and for additional Information.
Mosses and Sedges for your Shade Garden
Tue. June 20, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 97 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
Marilyn Walsh www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Frank Kershaw will be speaking about "Mosses and Sedges for the Shade Garden" at the Beach Garden Society. Kershaw is an "award winning horticulturist with a wealth of knowledge about garden design and plant material".
First Day of Summer
Wed. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously)
Wed. June 21, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289734&R=EVT289734
Join local author Peter Fulton as he reads from and discusses his Amazon eBook-based novel How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously). The question & answer session will be moderated by fellow author Elan Mastai. Drop-in. No registration is required.
CCB Toronto Visionaries Walk-A-Thon & Beach BBQ 2017
Wed. June 21, 10 am - 3 pm
Boardwalk Place - Woodbine Beach Park
www.ccbnational.net; ccb@ccbnational.net
The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for persons living with vision loss through awareness, peer mentoring, socializing, sports & recreation, advocacy, health promotion and illness prevention. Join us at this event and connect within your local community.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sat. June 24
11th Annual Sandcastle Competition
Sun. June 25, 8 am - 3 pm
Woodbine Beach
The Beaches Lodge
Graeme Boyce, 416-402-8591
On the first Sunday of the summer, once again The Beaches Cup will be awarded on Woodbine Beach at 3pm, an annual event that brings together teams of families, co-workers and friends for a rewarding day together of digging and sculpting in the sand. Come join us and have fun, or relax and watch, no pre-registration is needed and the competition is free to enter. May the best Sandcastle win!
Walk for Dog Guides 2017
Sun. June 25, 7 am - 3 pm
Boardwalk Place - Woodbine Beach, Kew Gardens & Balmy Beach Park
https://www.walkfordogguides.com/
Join us at our annual Walk for Dog Guides, a family and dog-friendly event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Sponsored by Pet Valu in support of Lions Foundation of Canada. Visit the website for more details.
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sat. 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
Sat. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
toronto.ca, 311
Canada’s birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Canada Day Celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park
Sat. July 1st, 12 noon - 10:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Ave.
The Canada Day activities in Stan Wadlow Park begin at 12 noon with the opening of the Community Booths. Entertainment begins on the Main Stage after the Opening Ceremonies. The day concludes with a fantastic evening fireworks display that has been a long tradition in East York enjoyed by thousands of men, women and children of all ages.
East York Canada Day Parade
Sat. July 1st, 9:30 am - 11 am
Dieppe Park to Stan Wadlow Park
eastyorkcanadaday.com
Join us at the 60th annual East York's Canada Day Parade. The Parade starts at Dieppe Park (just east of Greenwood Ave.) travelling through East York finishing at Stan Wadlow Park at Woodbine & Cedarvale Park.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Fri. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park
Q107 presents an all-day music fest to celebrate Canada Day. Join us live on location all day long for loads of food, fun and good tunes!
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Sat. July 1 & Sun. July 2, 11 am - 8 pm; Mon. July 3, 11 am - 5 pm
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
Waters Edge Festivals and Events
http://TOwaterfrontfest.com/
Bigger, better, and more Canadian than ever! Canuck It Up on Toronto’'s Waterfront as we celebrate Canada'’s 150th birthday and launch the ONTARIO 150 Tour! The Royal Canadian Navy will dock a 440-ft naval frigate at Sherbourne Common. West Coast Lumberjack Show. Interactive multicultural dance and musical performances, Rhythm of the Nation is a Canada 150 Fund initiative that you won’t want to miss. Shop til’ you drop at the Waterfront Artisan Market in HTO Park, with over 75 artisans, crafters, bakers & makers! Visit our website for a detailed list of events and locations. For ONTARIO 150 Tour schedule visit ON150Tour.com.
Canada Day 150th Birthday / BBQ Celebration
Sat. July 1, 1 pm - 4 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen
Robin, 416-690-5169
On Saturday July 1, the Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen will be having a special community Canada Day 150th Birthday / BBQ celebration in the side yard at the church. Everyone is welcome!
Independence Day (U.S.)
Tue. July 4
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 7 to Sun. July 30
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 29th Annual Jazz Festival will feature an unparalleled musical roster, multiple stages and venues and the return of renowned and adored festival favourites. Performances will take place at Woodbine Park from Friday July 21 - Sunday July 23 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 28 - Sunday July 30. Jazz Latin Carnival from Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16. "StreetFest" from July 27 - 29 along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Visit our website for a complete concert schedule.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Fri. July 7, 4 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 8, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 9, 12 noon - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.
beachesjazz.com; riverside-to.com; leslievillebia.com
After the resounding success of its inaugural year, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside will return to Jimmie Simpson featuring a dynamic musical roster. Visit our website for more info and complete Concert Line-Up.
Afrofest
Sat. July 8, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 10, 12 noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
www.afrofest.ca
Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture. It is a weekend-long celebration centered on African melody, rhythm and dance taking place on outdoor stages. Over 20 bands - local and international. Over 30 food vendors. Free admission.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. July 8 & Sun. July 9, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com 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 www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. July 9, 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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sat. July 22, 11 am - 6 pm
The Distillery District, 55 Mill St.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
The Leslieville Flea will be holding a few pop up Fleas outdoors in the Distillery District! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Dragonz Martial Artz annual potluck & BBQ
Sat. July 22, 11 am - 4 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Join us at our annual potluck & BBQ. Everyone is welcomed. We will have a live band, games etc...
August
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.
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
www.tasteofthedanforth.com
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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Aug. 13, 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.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 26, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com 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 www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Sep. 10, 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.
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 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. Sept. 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
www.terryfox.org/Run/
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. Sept. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 23rd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sept. 22, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sept. 23 & Sun. Sept. 24, 10 am - 5 pm
The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com
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, sharon@collected-joy.com
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!
October
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, 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.
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.
Halloween
Tue. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
November
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.
December
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
January
New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 8
February
Valentine's Day
Wed. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 19
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
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.
April
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 1
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 2
Earth Day
Sun. Apr. 22
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