October 23rd, 2016
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sat. Oct. 1, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city;
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Have Fun With Poetry
Sat. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us at the Beaches Library for HAVE FUN WITH POETRY – An Interactive Workshop with poet, singer and songwriter Honey Novick. Honey will discuss the medium of poetry and encourage children to explore their creativity. This free program is the Culture Days event. No registration is required.
Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival
Sat. Oct. 1st, 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!
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. Oct. 1, start at 1 pm
St. John’s Parish Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (near Malvern)
A Walking Tour of the Historic Kingston Road Village, led by Historian Gene Domagala. Finish at 3 pm at Victoria Park and Kingston Road. All welcome!
Senior Scams: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!
Tue. Oct. 4, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join Detective Constable Kristin Thomas from 55 Division for an information session about frauds and scams which often target seniors. Learn abou​t the most common scams and how to recognize them, tips on how to avoid fraud and the steps you should take if you have been scammed.
Architecture in the Beaches Community
Tue. Oct. 4, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Please join us for a special meeting of the Beaches Historical Society, part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Beaches Library. Local historian Gene Domagala and Barbara Myrvold (Senior Services Specialist, Toronto Public Library) will discuss some of the architects who designed buildings in the local community. Co-sponsored with the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Free event, no registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Desk Set
Wed. Oct. 5, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Desk Set (1957).
The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed. Oct. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conversation with Grace O'Connell, editor of Open Book Toronto. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 10
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.
Niagara Escarpment Geology: A Journey through the Rocks Along the Bruce Trail
Tue. Oct. 11, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join geologist Dr. Kathy Wallace, a Research Associate and Lecturer in the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough, as she takes the audience on an 890 km long journey along Ontario’s Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Only Angels Have Wings
Wed. Oct. 12, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Only Angels Have Wings (1939).
Transition From Past to Present
Wed. Oct. 12, 7 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Beaches Library, Phillip H. Carter, architect of the 2004 renovation, will present an illustrated history of the library’s transition from the original 1916 building to the present.
Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thur. Oct. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?
Riverdale Art Show & Sale
Fri. Oct. 14, 6 pm - 8 pm; Sat. Oct. 15, 10:30 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
The show features 22 GTA artists, both new and returning. Great gift ideas. Located at Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 16, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
Beaches Lions Club
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. ROAD CLOSURES (East End) from 8 am to 2:30 pm: Lake Shore: from Parliament to Woodbine; Woodbine: from Lake Shore to Queen; Queen St. E: from woodbine to Beech Av.; Coxwell north bound: from Lake Shore to Eastern; Eastern Ave. from Kingston/Queen to Jarvis.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea;
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
Fun Fair at Balmy Beach Community School
Sun. Oct. 16, 11 am - 3 pm
14 Pine Ave.
Bouncy castles, BBQ, cotton candy, talent show, bottle ballooza, haunted house and much more. Fun for the entire family!
Beach Garden Club
Tue. Oct. 18, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Topic: ‘Co-existing with Bugs.’ Club member and photographer, Malcolm Geast, will talk about his personal encounters with grasshoppers, flies, butterflies, beetles and other insects.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Bridge Of Spies
Wed. Oct. 19, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Bridge Of Spies (2015).
Meeting with author: Mona Awad
Wed. Oct. 19, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Winner of the 2016 First Novel Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and book signing to follow. This event is part of Toronto Public Library The eh List Author Series.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2016
Fri. Oct. 21, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 22, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 23, 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.
Welbanks annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Sat. Oct. 22, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Beach Public School, 101 Kippendavie Ave.
Join us for an afternoon of fun! 250 free pumpkins, bouncy castle, face painting, hot chocolate, fire engine, plus a Scary Pumpkin Carving Contest! Food bank donations accepted.
Waverley Road Baptist Church 125th Anniversary
Sun. Oct. 23, starts 11 am
129 Waverley Road
Carol Strickland,
Join us in celebrating 125 years in the Beach community! The day's events start with a Worship Service @11am, followed by a free BBQ Lunch around noon. FALL CARNIVAL for the kids (All Free) from 12:30 - 4pm, including a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Animals, Games and much more! 7pm Clean Comedy Show with The Real Timmy Boyle (former Beacher). Don't miss it.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - This Gun For Hire
Wed. Oct. 26, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: This Gun For Hire (1942).
Hooper's Seminar: Medicinal Herbs to Strengthen Immunity
Thur. Oct. 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hooper's Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E.
Join us for a discussion on A Herbalist's approach for preventing cold & flu. Sponsored by St. Francis Herb Farm. Call us or visit our website for more details.
Free Seniors’ Movie – “Bridget Jones’s Baby”
Thur. Oct. 27, 10:30 am
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth. Doors open 10 am., movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
PetSmart at the Beach Grand Opening
Thur. Oct. 27, 6 pm - 8 pm
2050 Queen St. E.
Lindsey Coulter,
Pet Community Celebrates with Maple Leafs Alumni and Famous Pups to Welcome PetSmart to the Beach! We invite you to join celebration of the grand opening and will enjoy free coffee, treats, giveaways and a special meet and greet with two hockey legends, Shayne Corson and Rick Vaive! We’ll also be hosting special guests of honour: Mr. Marcel the Frenchie, Dudley the Corgi and Kimchi the Corgi. We hope you can make it!
Fear Factory
Fri. Oct. 28, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 29 & Sun. Oct 30, 1 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Rec. Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Come if you dare! Ages 8 to adults. Free admission with food donation.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 29, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens; 416-693-2242
Visit the Creepy Carnival for carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live performances by Sons of Beaches, a 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.
Grand Opening Celebration
Sat. Oct. 29, 10 am - 5 pm
145B Main St.
Girls Are, The Children's French Book Corner and Darren & Kyle's Music Lessons,
Come celebrate with us the Grand Opening of 3 new niche services for children and teens, all available within 1 space. We would like to invite children, family and friends to drop in, checkout our great merchandise, enjoy some spooky Halloween treats, make a Halloween craft and learn more about the amazing Children’s Hub we have created in your neighbourhood. Halloween costumes are welcome. We will be offering an in- store 10% discount to all of those who visit us on Oct 29. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Mon. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Meeting with author: James Laxer
Wed. Nov. 2, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North America during the fiery 1860s, and his new book Staking Claims to a Continent. Q&A and book signing to follow. This event is part of Toronto Public Library The eh List Author Series.
Applegrove Pasta Fest Dinner & Silent Auction
Sat. Nov. 5, 5 pm - 9 pm
Baron Byng/Beaches Legion Hall, 243 Coxwell Ave.
Applegrove Community Complex
Louise, 416-461-8143
Please join us for a fun-filled night of friendship, food and fundraising for our Applegrove programs. For ticket information, please call 416-461-8143. Hope to see you there!
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 6 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Holocaust Education Week: Children of the Holocaust
Mon. Nov. 7, 10 am - 11 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a special screening of animated short documentary films created by BBC Learning and Fettle Animation. A Q&A session following the screening will be moderated by a Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Centre Peer Educator.
Remembrance Day
Fri. 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
Fri. 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.
Raising Resilient Children and Youth
Sat. Nov. 12, 11 am - 1 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.; 416-393-7703
A presentation for parents with children aged 10 - 17, but parents with younger children would also benefit from it. This 2 hours workshop focuses on strategies that build resilience in children such as communications, positive discipline, stress management, problem solving, and positive thinking. This program is created and delivered by Toronto Public Health staff. Please call for FREE registration.
Beach Garden Society Annual General Meeting
Tue. Nov. 15, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society, 416-461-8714
Join us at our Annual General Meeting. Seasonal Floral Demonstration. More information:
Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thur. Nov. 17, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussion about new approaches to city-building in an urban region with more foreign-born residents than any other major city in the world.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 24
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.
Customer Appreciation Days at Hooper's Pharmacy
Sat. Nov. 26 & Sun. Nov. 27
Hooper's Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E.
Joins us and save 20% off Storewide (some conditions apply). Stock up on basics & shop for Christmas. Fun for the whole family. Product demos & tastings. FREE draw for gift baskets. Hot chocolate & cookies. Visit our website for more information.
Annual Craft Sale
Sat. Nov. 26, 9:30 am - 2 pm
St. John the Baptist Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.)
Genny Stock,
Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays at this popular annual sale. There will also be lunch and home baking.
Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue. Dec. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to dominate museums and galleries, and how it became the dominant mode of organizing and giving value to content.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Wed. 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
Sun. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Mon. Dec. 26
New Year's Day
Sun. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 9
Valentine's Day
Tue. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 20
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 12
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 13 to Fri. Mar. 17
St. Patrick's Day
Fri. 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
Mon. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 25, 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.
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 14
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 16
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 17
Earth Day
Sat. Apr. 22
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