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March 22nd, 2019
March
Winter Stations
Mon. Feb. 18 to Mon. Apr. 1
Along the Boardwalk, between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach
https://www.facebook.com/winter.stations/
Winter Stations Return for a 5th consecutive year! An exhibition celebrating Toronto’s Winter waterfront landscape. Visit and experience the life size installations and the frame of mind in each artist for their winning designs. Six stations will be installed this year along the sandy beach between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach.
Storyfire
Sat. Mar. 2, 11 am - 12 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Toronto Public Library's own storytellers entertain and delight audiences of all ages. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival. All welcome!
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Mar. 2, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Winterfest
Sun. Mar. 3, 1 pm - 4 pm
Greenwood Skating Rink
Face painting, hot chocolate, and skating lessons with an advanced skills session run by a Maple Leafs Alumni player from 2-3 pm. Free skate exchange from noon-4 pm. Presented by Eastwood Neighbourhood Community Centre. Hosted by Councillor Paula Fletcher.
Pancake Supper
Tue. Mar. 5, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (just east of Warden)
Info: 416-691-0499; email office@stnicholasbirchcliff.com
Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausages and REAL maple syrup. Free-will donation.
Community Meeting with Brad Bradford
Tue. Mar. 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Join Brad at this second community meeting to discuss Main Street revitalization and other issues that impact our community.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Old Man and the Gun (2018)
Wed. Mar. 6, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Old Man and the Gun (2018) - Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Mar. 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches 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. This week's book: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Sugar Shack TO
Sat. Mar. 9 & Sun. Mar. 10, 11am - 5pm
Sherbourne Common
Water's Edge Festivals & Events
kraskina@harmonymarketing.ca; www.sugarshackto.ca; Instagram: @sugarshackto
Warm up with a glass of spiked hot chocolate, watch a battle of the chainsaws ice carving competition or try some delicious maple taffy and traditional sugar shack treats at the winter marketplace. Presented by Redpath Sugar.
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 10
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 11 to Fri. Mar. 15
Family Board Game Fun
Mon. Mar. 11, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Bring the whole family and join us for some board game fun! For ages 6 and up. Space is limited and tickets will be given out starting at 1:45 pm.
Ballet - how it all began!
Tue. Mar. 12, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Go back in time to when dancing monarchs set the groundwork for today's ballet technique. Try out a dance fit for a king, learn the basic ballet positions, and discover how tutus and pointe shoes help dancers tell tales of fantasy and illusion. Presented by Ballet - let's talk about it. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45.
Seniors Active Living & Lifestyles Fair
Wed. Mar. 13, 10 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church
Community Centre 55
Jade 416-691-1113
Join us for an informative and FREE day of workshops, active demonstrations, health clinic, healthy snacks and over 25 health related exhibitors featuring unique services and products to keep you independent and active!
Older Adults Active Living and Information Fair
Wed. Mar. 13, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Duke of Connaught Public School, 60 Woodfield Rd.
Applegrove Community Complex
Info: Seniors Worker at 416-461-8143, Ext. 2; seniors@ApplegroveCC.ca
Come and join us for a day of information and learning. The event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and lunch. To register or for more information, please contact us.
March Break Family Friendly Movie - Christopher Robin (2018)
Wed. Mar. 13, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. Stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael. (104 minutes).
Make-it-yourself: Slime!
Thur. Mar. 14, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Using regular, safe ingredients, make your own squishy slime to take home! For ages 6 and up. Younger children require an adult helper. No groups please. Space is limited for this program. Tickets will be given out starting at 1:45 pm.
Women and Children in Riverdale: what role did they play in its history?
Thur. Mar. 14, 7 pm - 9 pm
Avondale Retirement Home, 1238 Queen St. E.
Leslieville Historical Society
leslievillehistory@gmail.com
A Powerpoint presentation by Elizabeth Muir, who has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for children's magazines in Canada, the United States, Australia and Great Britain. Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
BenTastic's Fantastic Magic Show
Fri. Mar. 15, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
We all have a little magic inside of us! Family-friendly magician, BenTastic, puts on an action-packed, interactive magic show with lots of laughter, amazing tricks and plenty of audience participation. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out beginning at 1:45 pm.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Mar. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches 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. Drop in. No registration required.
St. Patrick's Day Family Story Time
Sat. Mar. 16, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day-themed Family Story Time to celebrate this cheerful holiday. Enjoy some luck o' the Irish with stories, rhymes, and songs, and take home a fun St. Paddy's Day craft!
St. Patrick's Day
Sun. 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.
St. Patrick’s Day at Royal Canadian Legion
Sun. Mar. 17, 12 noon - 6 p
RCL Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., in the room off the parking lot
416-699-1353
Featuring Irish dancers and entertainment from Hank of the Pepper Shakers, from 2-6 pm.
Jim Sanderson: Life in Balmy Beach: Growing Up in Toronto in the 1950's and '60s
Tue. Mar. 19, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Lifelong Toronto resident Jim Sanderson will talk about his new book Life in Balmy Beach: Growing Up in Toronto in the 1950's and '60s. All welcome. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society.
Spring begins
Wed. Mar. 20
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Land Ho! (2014)
Wed. Mar. 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Land Ho! (2014) - A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland hoping to recapture their youth.
Casual Chess Club
Thur. Mar. 21, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Kelvin Park: How electricity changed neighbourhoods
Thur. Mar. 21, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meet: Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto Field Naturalists (Joanne Doucette, walk leader)
https://torontofieldnaturalists.org
Features: The Electric Home, Small’s Creek, Fairmount Park, hidden ravines, bungalows, etc. Mostly paved surfaces. Some hills. Mostly moderate paced circular 6 km walk with some fast walking. Cleats or icers may be necessary. Newcomers and those with service animals welcome. No pets, please. Free of charge.
Family Time
Sat. Mar. 23, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting
Mon. Mar. 25, 10 am - 12 noon
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Join speaker Melinda Muller, from the War Amps. Topic: The CHAMPS Programme.
Transit Town Hall
Tue. Mar. 26, 7 pm - 9 pm
St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave.
councillorpaulafletcher.ca/event/transit-town-hall
Event hosted by Councillor Paula Fletcher. Have your say and also hear from MPP Peter Tabuns and TTC Riders.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Loving Vincent (2017)
Wed. Mar. 27, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Loving Vincent (2017) - In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
How to Profit From the Next Bull Market
Wed. Mar. 27, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Alan Dustin is an investment advisor with over 25 years experience. Alan will share tips on how to research, select, and manage stock portfolios using easily accessible resources, examples of Canadian and American companies that have demonstrated their financial strength and more at this free program presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Personal Finance programs. Supported by VISA.
Free Seniors’ Movie – “Green Book"
Thur. Mar. 28, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open at 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Share Sheppard.
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 30, 8:30 pm - 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.
Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair
Sat. Mar. 30, 11 am - 4 pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S.
Katie Fullerton: scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/SSSGFair
East End Toronto's own Gardening and Environmental event with the always popular seed exchange, organic and heirloom seed vendors, Flower and Garden Associations , Toronto Master Gardeners help, nature, park and Eco booths, workshops on container gardening, permaculture and native plants and a fun Kids area. Pay What you can , kids are FREE!
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Mar. 30, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Family Time
Sat. Mar. 30, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
April
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Gilda (1946)
Wed. Apr. 3, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Gilda - A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crime lord boss, and his right hand man. Stars Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George MacReady.
Beach Photo Club
Thur. Apr. 4, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.beachphotoclub.com; beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Topic: “Studio Work: Building Analogue Images” with Adam Swica. Club meets first and third Thursday of every month (September to May).
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
32nd Annual 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: March 25,26,27 & April 2,3 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
4th of Its Kind Spring Fling Craft & Foodie Affair
Sat. Apr. 6, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
RCL Legion, 9 Dawes Rd.
facebook.com/the4thofitskindspringflingcraftandfoodieaffair/
50 craft and food vendors. Prizes and gifts. Free parking.
Family Time
Sat. Apr. 6, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
Beaches|Life 2nd Annual Spring Wellness & Beauty Show
Sun. Apr. 7, 10 am - 4 pm
Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club - at the foot of Coxwell Ave.
beachesliving.ca/beacheslife/wellnessbeautyshow
Come and meet local business owners face-to-face, discover the wide range of products and services they provide, get a personal consultation, and celebrate the Spring Season together! *Healthy Living, Wellness & Lifestyle *Live presentation, demos & fashion show *Special offers from your local businesses *Live music *FREE Admission & FREE Parking
Freelance Finances
Wed. Apr. 10, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Taxes, HST, GST, revenue, expenses...when you work for yourself, your business finances ARE your personal finances. This workshop is where you start to learn how to run your sole-proprietorship finances. Presented by Liz Schieck, certified teacher & financial coach.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Wed. Apr. 10, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: For Your Eyes Only - Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. Stars Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet and Topol.
Bowmore Make It Fair
Sat. Apr. 13, 11 am - 3 pm
Bowmore School, 80 Bowmore Rd.
bowmoremakeitfair@gmail.com
This one-day event showcases do-it-yourself electronics, craft hacking & more. It is a chance for vendors and non-profit organizations who promote DIY and Maker projects to share their knowledge with hands-on fun! Free. All welcome.
Casual Chess Club
Sat. Apr. 13, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join other chess players in a friendly and welcoming environment for casual play. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop-in. No registration required.
Family Time
Sat. Apr. 13, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Wed. Apr. 17, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Three Coins in the Fountain - Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
Spring Awakening
Wed. Apr. 17, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Easy steps to your best garden ever! Toronto Master Gardeners will be answering your garden related questions: when to start seeds, cut back foliage, right time to prune and plant shrubs, when to plant, divide, stake and deadhead perennials, when to re-seed, and more. Bring your questions and join the discussion!​
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 19
Family Time
Sat. Apr. 20, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Apr. 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches 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. Drop in. No registration required. This week: The Merchant of Venice.
Beaches Lions Club 53rd Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.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. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Elephant Man (1980) B&W
Wed. Apr. 24, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Elephant Man - A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
Gardening for Climate Change: Rain Gardens and Extreme Weather
Wed. Apr. 24, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Rain gardens are not just beautiful outdoor spaces - their special design absorbs excess rainwater, filtering it as it returns to the soil. Creating rain gardens and managing how stormwater moves through your property will make your community more resilient to climate change and the extreme weather that comes with it. Presented by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series. Free program. To register or for more information, please contact the branch.
Family Time
Sat. Apr. 27, 11 am - 11:30 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.
Small’s Pond - Toronto’'s First Golf Club
Tue. Apr. 30, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meet: Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto Field Naturalists (Joanne Doucette, walk leader)
https://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org; walks@torontofieldnaturalists.org
Features: The Electric Home, Small’s Creek, Fairmount Park, hidden ravines, bungalows, etc. Mostly paved surfaces. Some hills. Mostly moderate paced circular 6 km walk with some fast walking. Cleats or icers may be necessary. Newcomers and those with service animals welcome. No pets, please. Free of charge.
May
Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis
Wed. May 1, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join award-winning environmental journalist Andrew Reeves, as he examines one of North America's most voraciously invasive species and how saving the Great Lakes is only half the challenge - a scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers and waterways. Free program. Drop-in. No registration required.
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2019
Fri. May 3, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 4, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 5, 11 am - 6 pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
www.beachstudiotour.ca
Home is where the art is! You are invited into the homes and studios of local artists throughout the Toronto Beach. Visit 23 artists at 15 locations. 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.
Community Environment Days / WARD 19
Sat. May 4, 10 am - 2 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr.)
Councillor Brad Bradford
WARD 19 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
McHappy Day
Wed. May 8, 12 am - 12 pm
All participating McDonalds Locations
www.mcdonalds.com/ca/en-ca/promotions/mchappyday.html
Every year, McDonald’s Canada franchisees and crew across the country celebrate McHappy Day, an annual day of community giving in support of Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities. For every Big Mac®, Happy Meal® or hot McCafé® beverage purchased, $1 will be donated to RMHC® and children’s charities across Canada.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 12
Happy Mother's Day!
Garden Wise: Organic and Sustainable Methods
Wed. May 15, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Smarter and safer ways to garden! Toronto Master Gardeners will be answering your garden related questions: Key elements of organic and sustainable gardening; Soil care; Condo composting; Water harvesting; Managing weeds and lawns without harmful chemicals, and more. Bring your questions and join the discussion!​
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery
Sat. May 18 to Mon. May 20, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com/toronto/
Spring Art & Craft Show. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada's top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 20, 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 20
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 24, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 25 & Sun. May 26, 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 25 & Sun. May 26
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 20th 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.
WOOFSTOCK
Sat. May 25, 10 am - 6 pm & Sun. May 26, 10 am - 5 pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca; 416-234-9663
Celebrating 16 years! WOOFSTOCK is all about mixing popular classics with new soon-to-be fan favourites! Back by popular demand will be: Wiener Dog Races, Running of the Pugs, Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars, Woofstock Fashion Show, Stupid Dog Trick Contest, Mr. & Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show & much more. Let's Pawty!
June
Toronto's Neighbourhood Architecture
Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Toronto has often been described as a "City of Neighbourhoods." Through images we will explore the architecture and history of approximately a dozen of our neighbourhoods, including Yorkville, the Beach and the Junction. Speaker: Marta O'Brien of the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. Drop-in. No registration necessary. Space is limited.
Community Environment Days / WARD 20
Sat. June 8, 10 am - 2 pm
Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 20 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Beaches Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. June 8 & Sun. June 9, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Signatures Shows
Nlouisseize@signatures.ca; https://signatures.ca/beaches-arts-and-crafts/
The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Toronto Beach community’'s favourite annual events, bringing together some of the very best in Canadian Handmade under the springtime sun. For two days only, Kew Gardens Park becomes the temporary home to over 150 of Canada’'s most talented artists, artisans, and designers, providing local shoppers with a stunning marketplace in a memorable setting. FREE Admission! Join us rain or shine!
How to Get Published
Tue. June 11, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Madeleine H. Callway is an award-winning crime fiction author. Join her as she shares her strategies to getting your book on the library and bookstore shelves. Bring your questions. Free admission. Drop-in. No registration required.
Historic Streets of Toronto
Wed. June 12, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join architectural historian Marta O'Brien from the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies to explore a selection of the city's main thoroughfares. Using archival and recent images, we'll examine how each street has changed over time. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 14, 4 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 15, 11 am - 11 pm; Sun. June 16, 11 am - 7 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
http://northernheatribseries.ca/beaches/
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!
Heatwave Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sat. June 15, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
25th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court in 6’s and Coed 4’s (mixed 1 female). Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry form and more information.
Father's Day
Sun. June 16
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Fri. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Let's BEACH! 2019
Sat. June 22, 11 am - 4 pm
Leuty Boathouse (foot of Leuty Ave.)
www.beachesliving.ca/letsbeach
Come out and join your neighbours, friends, family and local business owners for a fun summer celebration on the beach! Featuring live music, vendors & surprises. Please visit our website for more information. Presented by Beaches Living, celebrating 15 years connecting our community!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Mon. June 24
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Sat. June 29 to Mon. July 1st, 11 am - 8 pm
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
http://TOwaterfrontfest.com/
Toronto’s waterfront will come alive with larger-than-life entertainment and activities for visitors young and old. This year the festival welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ships, docked from Bathurst to Bay and open for deck tours. Also excited to welcome The Canadian Coast Guard for the first time. Shop til’ you drop at the Waterfront Artisan Market in HTO Park, showcasing artisans, crafters, bakers & makers! Visit our website for a detailed list of events.
July
Happy Canada Day!
Mon. 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
Mon. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.)
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca, 311
Canada’'s birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Thur. July 4
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 5
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. 2
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.
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sat. Sep. 14, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr. (along Blue Rodeo Dr.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 14 & Sun. Sept. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
deca.arts@gmail.com
Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth, grab an ice cream cone, a cappuccino or lunch, and then shop our exhibitors' unique selection of arts and crafts.
First Day of Autumn
Mon. Sep. 23
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 7
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
Thur. 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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