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March 30th, 2020
March
Winterfest
Sun. Mar. 1, 1 pm - 4 pm
Greenwood Park 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.
Winter Stations Art Pop-Ups on Queen
Sundays, Feb. 23 to Sun. Mar. 22, 1 pm - 4 pm
1961 Queen St. E. (former Whitlocks Restaurant)
You’re invited to experience Winter Stations in a new and fun way this year! Join The Beach Village BIA, East End Arts, Councillor Brad Bradford's Office & Winter Stations for some unique Art Pop-Ups: “SMELL” – March 8, Forest Bath Workshop with North Shore Apothecary | “HEAR” – March 15, Local Live Music Performance with Artery Collective | “TOUCH” – March 22, Felt Sculpture Workshop with Wendy Anderson
Budget Gurus
Tue. Mar. 3, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have a big purchase in mind, but you're not confident in your budgeting skills? Figure out how to save money for all the amazing things you want in life with this painless workshop! Participants will learn what a budget is, how to make one and how to stick to one. This is a drop in program for youth ages 13-19. No registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Judy (2019)
Wed. Mar. 4, 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: Judy (2019). Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold out concerts. Stars Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley and Finn Wittrock. 118 minutes.
The Knitting Pilgrim
Sat. Mar. 7, 8 pm - 10 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Vicky Tsorlinis, vickytsorlinis@rogers.com
Come out and experience a memorizing show while supporting the programs and services offered to the community by Community Centre 55. Fundraiser extraordinaire and 2019 Beach Citizen of the Year, Vicky Tsorlinis, is organizing this amazing event in partnership with Centre 55. THE KNITTING PILGRIM is a one-act play performed by fibre artist/actor Kirk Dunn, and tells the story of his 15-year artistic spiritual journey knitting STITCHED GLASS. Call 416.751.9733 for details.
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 08
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
She Leads – a Fireside Chat celebrating International Women’s Day
Sun. Mar. 8, 11 am - 12:30 pm
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
www.iwd2020foxtheatre.eventbrite.ca
A panel discussion with business CEO Trang Trinh, real estate brokers Rochelle DeClute and Melanie Wright, and college president Maureen Adamson. Reserve your complimentary spot online.
Seniors Active Living & Lifestyles Fair
Wed. Mar. 11, 10 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Community Centre 55
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! This event is in partnership with the Older Adults Centres' Association of Ontario and sponsored by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Marty (1955)
Wed. Mar. 11, 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: Marty (1955). A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love, meet at a dance and fall for each other. Stars Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair and Esther Minciotti. 90 minutes.
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society General Meeting
Wed. Mar. 11, 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Free Presentation “Pollinators & Native Plants” by Allison Murray of Guildwood Butterflyway (David Suzuki Foundation). Refreshments included. Guests welcome.
Kids Night Out
Fri. Mar. 13, 5:30 pm - 9 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
jade@centre55.com
Parents enjoy an evening out! Drop off your kids at Community Centre 55 for an evening of fun! The evening will include games, crafts, a hip hop dance workshop with UGOT Active Kids and a pizza dinner!
Sugar Shack TO
Sat. Mar. 14 & Sun. Mar. 15, 11 am - 5 pm
Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive
Water's Edge Festivals & Events
assistant@harmonymarketing.ca, www.sugarshackto.ca, Instagram @sugarshackto
Toronto's urban cabane a sucre experience returns to the waterfront for a sweet weekend of winter fun and plenty of fresh maple syrup. Two Sugar Shacks serving up fresh Ontario maple taffy rolled on snow, interactive ice activities, delicious maple-infused food, Lumberjack Show *New in 2020, Indigenous programming *New in 2020, fire pits, Live music and entertainment. Free general admission. 2020 partners include: Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, Menkes, Waterfront Toronto, Waterfront BIA, Bell Media and Westin Harbour Castle.
Spanish Book Club
Sat. Mar. 14, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Albert Campbell Branch's Spanish Book Club has moved to Beaches Branch while Albert Campbell Branch is closed for renovations. The Spanish Book Club is open to all of those interested in reading and discussing popular books written in the Spanish language. Call 416-393-7703 if you are interested in joining. Library staff will put you in touch with the Spanish Book Club coordinators.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Sun. Mar. 15, noon to 6 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, Clubroom, 9 Dawes Rd.
Info: 416-699-1353
Ulster Accordion Band, Irish Dancers, an Irish quiz, prizes to be won, and of course Irish Stews and Chili with crusty bread! No cost for admission, everyone is welcome. Come out and wear your green!!!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20
Plasticine Art
Mon. Mar. 16, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Taking inspiration from pictures by Barbara Reid, children will create artwork in a used CD case to take home. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45 pm.
Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen Dinner
Mon. Mar. 16, 3 pm - 6 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
Info: 416-690-5169
Enjoy a sit-down dinner and fellowship. Door prizes, too.
St. Patrick's Day
Tue. 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.
Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles
Tue. Mar. 17, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E
416-393-7703
Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles deliver a super fun & interactive music & puppet show. The Bubbles perform a variety of popular children's songs. This is a featured March Break Music program.
March Break Family Movie - The Princess Bride (1987)
Wed. Mar. 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. Stars Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright. Directed by Rob Reiner. 98 minutes.
Applegrove Seniors Active Living & Wellness Fair
Wed. Mar. 18, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
SH Armstrong Recreation Centre gym, 56 Woodfield Rd.
416-461-5526; seniors@applegrovecc.ca
This free information event offers workshops, speakers, hearing screenings, blood pressure test, a Fresh Food Market and more! Have a light breakfast and delicious lunch on us!
Spring begins
Thur. Mar. 19
Crafts for Spring
Thur. Mar. 19, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
It's the first day of spring, so let's celebrate with some seasonal crafts! Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45 pm.
Scientists in School: Please Play with your Food!
Fri. Mar. 20, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen chemicals. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it explode! Have fun making a suspension you can mold. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45 pm.
Adam Bunch: The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue. Mar. 24, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Writer and Local Historian Adam Bunch will share stories from his book The Toronto Book of the Dead. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Protect Yourself From Financial Scams
Tue. Mar. 24, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
There are many types of fraud, with new ones invented every day. A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will talk about how to recognize a scam, the different ways people are targeted, what to do if you are a victim, and how to protect yourself from identity theft. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Personal Finance program series. Free program. For more information or to register, please contact the branch.
Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest
Tue. Mar. 24 to Sun. Mar. 29
Queen St. E. (from the DVP to just past De Grassi St.)
Riverside BIA
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/riverside-wine-craft-beer-fest-tickets-93969385963
Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest is an annual week-long celebration of wine and craft beer paired with local food and shopping! Wine and craft beer lovers can delight in tasting new and established Ontario wines and locally brewed craft beers while getting to know Riverside shops, eateries and community spaces better. It's essentially an Ontario wine and craft beer tour, right here in Riverside!
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Eight Men Out (1988)
Wed. Mar. 25, 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: Eight Men Out (1988). A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. Stars John Cusack, Clifton James and Jace Alexander. 119 minutes.
FREE Morning Meditation classes with Zoom
Wed. Mar. 25, 6:30 am & 10 am
Wellnesstogo - Online
Ingrid Herbert
ingrid@wellnesstogo.ca OR 416-707-4896
Hi Everyone, I would like to invite you on a personal journey of managing our emotions and Stepping into permanent shifts of healthy mind and body connections over the coming weeks. Sacred Space Morning Meditation classes - Free online Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 am & 10:00 am Please go to my website Wellnesstogo.ca to access the link. You need to first Download the free Zoom app to your laptop, phone, or computer. Call or email to get additional details.
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 28, 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. 28,11 am - 4 pm
St. John Henry Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S. (south of Kingston Rd)
scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/
Join us at this great annual event! Over 60 booths, seed vendors, a seed exchange, honey vendors, park associations, garden associations, environmental organizations, gardening info tables and workshops! And returning is the Park People Scarborough Parks Annual Summit. Wonderful KIDS area so bring the family. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. Please bring your electronics, batteries and markers for recycling! Admission is $2 or Pay what you can. Kids are Free!
Fraud Protection
Tue. Mar. 31, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to better understand fraud and how to protect themselves from being victims of fraud. Outline: Introduction; What is fraud? How can you be aware of the damage; Signs of victimization; What should you do? Real-life examples. Presented by CPA Canada. Registration required, in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
April
Beach Cares Kitchen Party
Fri. Apr. 3, 7 pm - 10:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Beach Cares
The Beach still Cares and we are throwing a fundraiser. Join us for snacks, local music, and a cash bar to raise funds to support refugees. Tickets available through Eventbright, search for; Beach Cares Kitchen Party. Donations to The Beach Cares can be made online through St. Aidan's website via Canada Helps - click on the "Donate Now" button, and choose "Refugee Fund" from the drop down menu. All proceeds in support of The Beach Cares - a project of St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Beach United Church, and Community members working in partnership with AURA (Anglican United Refugee Alliance) to sponsor and help settle refugees in Toronto's East End.
Spanish Book Club
Sat. Apr. 4, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Albert Campbell Branch's Spanish Book Club has moved to Beaches Branch while Albert Campbell Branch is closed for renovations. The Spanish Book Club is open to all of those interested in reading and discussing popular books written in the Spanish language. Call 416-393-7703 if you are interested in joining. Library staff will put you in touch with the Spanish Book Club coordinators.
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
33rd 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 dates to be announced. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 10
Beaches Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Good Friday, Apr. 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Kew Gardens
www.beacheseasterparade.ca/easter-egg-hunt
Join us for the second annual Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt. There will be FREE face painting and children’s entertainment. Plus age-grouped egg hunt activities. BYO Basket. Don’t miss out on the special visit from the Easter Bunny. No registration is required and admission is free!
Beaches Lions 54th Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
www.beacheseasterparade.ca
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. 12
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 13
Disability: Accessing Your Benefits
Tue. Apr. 14, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan and how to assess them. Learn the CRA's definition of a disability: eligibility criteria and requirements. Understand how the Disability Tax Credit and eligible medical expenses are applied to a tax return. Registered Disability Savings Plans, contributions and benefits, and tax implications. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
East York Skating Club's 69th Annual Ice Show
Fri. Apr. 24, 7:30 pm; Sat. Apr. 25, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
East York Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Eastyorksc@rogers.com
Join us at this year's Ice Show "A Night At The Movies". The show features local skaters of all ages, from Canskate to Starskate. Three shows on Friday & Saturday.
Clean Toronto Together
Fri. Apr. 24 to Sun. Apr. 26
www.toronto.ca/livegreen; cleantoronto@toronto.ca
Toronto's 17th annual spring cleanup! Join over 200,000 volunteers and help to keep our city clean and green • Corporate 20-Minute Makeover: Friday, April 24 • Community Cleanups: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 • School Cleanups: Friday, April 24 or Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day). Visit the website for more information and to register.
Tax Benefits for Seniors
Fri. Apr. 24, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will discuss ▪ Common types of income for seniors ▪ The GST/HST credit ▪ Common tax credits and deductions for seniors ▪ Canada Revenue Agency services ▪ Scams ▪ Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)​ ​...and more. Contact the branch for more information or to register.
Don't Get Scammed
Tue. Apr. 28, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to understand fraud and how to protect themselves from being victims of fraud. What are the types of fraud and what is identity theft? Learn about common sales and advertising tactics to recognize when you may be a target. Learn what actions to take if you are a victim and what steps can be taken to protect yourself. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program, however space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
Identify Trees In Your Neighbourhood
Wed. Apr. 29, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have you ever wondered what kind of trees grow in your neighbourhood? Using the Tree Bee web identification tool, a member of Forests Ontario will show you how to identify trees and help you learn more about forests and the trees you walk by everyday on your way to the library. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series.
May
Beach Studio Tour Spring 2020
Fri. May 1, 6-9 pm; Sat. May 2 & Sun. May 3, 11 am - 6pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
www.BeachStudioTour.ca; Karen Leslie Hall beachstudiotour@gmail.com
The artists of Toronto's longest-running studio tour share their passion for their special medium with enthusiastic guests. Take a personal glimpse into their world, as you see their work spaces, chat about their inspiration, and discover their techniques. From jewellery to baskets, lutherie to sculpture, weaving to photography, the Beach Studio Tour is both enlightening and entertaining. You may even find the perfect gift for friends and family, or for yourself! Brochures are available in the neighbourhood or downloadable on the website at www.facebook.com/BeachStudioTour
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sun. May 3, 10 am - 2 pm
Dieppe Park, 455 Cosburn Ave.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
McHappy Day
Wed. May 6, 12 am - 12 pm
All participating McDonalds Locations
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.
Community Environment Days / WARD 19
Sat. May 9, 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.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Stretching into Savings
Tue. May 12, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to learn how to save more and spend less. Learn how to set savings goals. Learn to create a budget to help develop a savings plan. Understand that saving and reducing spending will go together to create success. Learn to invest savings to achieve savings goals. Presented by CPA Canada. Space is limited. Registration required, in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery (Victoria Day Weekend)
Sat. May 16 to Mon. May 18, 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 18, 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 18
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 22, 1 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Avenue
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. The show features small paintings by over 30 artists and affordable art (under $350). Gift basket lucky draw and free admission. Visit website for more information.
Doors Open Toronto
Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 24
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 21st annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
June
Gardening for Climate Change: Rain Gardens and Extreme Weather
Wed. June 3, 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. Drop-in. No registration required. For more information, please contact the branch.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. June 4, 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. Call 416-393-7703 for more information.
Riverdale ArtWalk 2020
Sat. June 6 & Sun. June 7, 11 am - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre, 870 Queen St. E.
A FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists. The festival hosts over 180 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups and entertainment. A great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home!
WOOFSTOCK
Sat. June 6, 10am - 7pm & Sun. June 7, 10am - 5pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca; 416-234-9663
Celebrating 17 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!
Beaches Arts & Crafts Show
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 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!
First Day of Summer
Sat. June 20
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
Community Environment Days / WARD 20
Sat. June 27, 10 am - 2 pm
SATEC @ W A Porter Collegiate Institute, 40 Fairfax Cres.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 20 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
July
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Wed. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
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!
Happy Canada Day!
Wed. 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.)
Sat. July 4
August
Civic Holiday
Mon. Aug. 3
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
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery (Labour Day Weekend)
Fri. Sep 4 to Mon. Sep. 6, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com/toronto/
Fall Fine 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.
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 7
Canada celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday of September and is the last long weekend of the summer, the last time families can take their children on a short vacation before school starts again. If you can't get out of town, be a tourist in your own town.
Back to School (TDSB)
Tue. Sep. 8
40th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 20, Registration 8:30 am, Run 9 am - 12 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Station (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. Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade and Wheelchair accessible. Route distance: 5 km Walk, 10 km Bike.
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sep. 22
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 12
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
Sat. 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. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Wed. 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. 26
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.
Black Friday
Fri. Nov. 27
Cyber Monday
Mon. Nov. 30
December
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Mon 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
Fri. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Sat. Dec. 26
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