June 30th, 2015
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 4 to October 15.
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 12 to October 27.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 17 to November 1st.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from May 23 to October 24.
Fairmount Park Farmer's Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
In the heart of Beach Hill. 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 20 to October 21.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Selma
Wed. June 3, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Selma.
Dementia 101: A workshop for caregivers
Thur. June 4, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Please join us for a workshop for those who are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia. This session is facilitated by a representative of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and includes an overview of Alzheimer's disease, coping strategies and services available in the community.
Bard in the Park presents 'Hamlet'
Thur. June 4 & Fri. June 5, 7 pm
Norwood Park, 16 Norwood Rd.
We are excited to present William Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, for the 2015 season. All shows are pay what you can.
Rhodes Jam 100in1 Event
Sat. June 6, 4 pm - 8 pm
Corner of Rhodes Ave. & Gerrard St. E.
Gerrard India Bazaar, Bazaar Residents Association
Free Community Music Jam. Bring your own instrument & join in the fun to make music in the street with a giant community music jam led by an amazing house band. Free activities for kids, facepainting, crafts and more.
Toronto Horse Day
Sat. June 6, 11 am - 4 pm
Horse Palace, Exhibition Place, 15 Nova Scotia Ave.
Ontario Equestrian Federation
Toronto Horse Day is a free event that takes place at the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place. Now in its 7th year, it gives horse enthusiasts a chance to learn about horses, meet special guests, explore interactive exhibits and watch riding and driving demonstrations featuring different horse breeds and disciplines. As an IGNITE Ontario event, Toronto Horse Day will also celebrate the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, including riding demonstrations showcasing the Pan Am equestrian disciplines. For more information, please visit our website.
Toronto Walk to Fight Arthritis
Sun. June 7, 9:30 am
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E.
Tara Bishop
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is Canada’s leading fundraising event dedicated to empowering the 4.6 million Canadians whose lives are affected by arthritis to live well at home, work and play. The sixth annual Walk takes place in over 30 communities across Canada. For more information, please visit our website.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Seducing Doctor Lewis
Wed. June 10, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Seducing Doctor Lewis.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Elyse Drouin, 1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans & designers from Ontario and Quebec, as well as 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, quality jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 31st year! Admission is FREE!
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 10 am - 8 pm
Woodbine Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.
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, Long & McQuade Drum Zone, interactive area and much more. Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
Duke Make It! Fair
Sat. June 13, 11 am - 3 pm
Duke of Connaught P.S., 70 Woodfield Rd.;
Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, artists, students, engineers, science clubs, tinkerers, hobbyists and more are invited to show and share at this community learning event.
Leslieville Tree Festival
Sat. June 13, 12 noon - 4 pm
Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen St. E.
Green groups and vendors, live performances, kids’ zone, local artists, ceremonial tree planting and tasty local food.
Bard in the Park presents William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'
Tues. June 16 - Sun. June 21
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Join us in the summer of 2015 as we present...Hamlet. Evening Shows, Tues. - Sat. at 7 pm; Matinee Shows, Sat. - Sun. at 2 pm. All shows are pay what you can.
Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show
Tues. June 16, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society,
Presenting ‘Gardening to Attract Birds’ with Paul Oliver. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments served.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Lady Eve
Wed. June 17, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Lady Eve.
Exoplanets and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Biology
Thur. June 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Amaury Triaud, whose research has led to the confirmation of 48 new nearby exoplanetary systems, discusses how one finds a planet and the techniques that will soon tell us whether life forms have arisen on planets outside our solar system. What's Out There? Lectures in Astronomy presented in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
East York Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Thur. June 18, 7 pm - 9 pm
Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave.
East York Garden Club
Guest speaker Cathy Kozma will do a presentation on Pollinator Gardens.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 19, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 20, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 21, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
Courtney Fromm, 416-635-9889 (ext 21)
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!
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Fri. June 19 - Sun. June 21, 12 pm - 11 pm
HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
5 events, 4 parks, 3 days, 2 kilometres, 1 giant party! Come to the Redpath Waterfront Festival and Party on the Promenade as we open Toronto’s newly revitalized waterfront. The party starts Friday evening with DANCE Pan American Style in HTO Park and continues all weekend with entertainment along the Queens Quay Boulevard and Martin Goodman Trail. Enjoy buskers, dance demonstrations, art on the water, parades, live music, a Waterfront Artisan Market, stand up paddleboarding and more. Presented by The Waterfront BIA. For more information, visit our website.
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 20, 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!
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala "The Heart of the Beach-Lee and Queen"
Sat. June 20, 1 pm
Meet at Beaches Branch Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The walk will start at 1pm from the Beaches Branch Library, and ending around 3pm at Corpus Christie Church at Queen and Lockwood.
Gardens of the Beach
Sun. June 21, noon - 5 pm
Beaches Area
Beach Garden Society;; Lesley Spencer 416-690-5740
Get a sneak peek at some of The Beach’s most interesting and amazing gardens, all sizes and all aspects, from quirky to classic. Enjoy delightful music and refreshments in a sylvan setting. Tickets (limited number) available at local merchants, visit website for all locations.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Sun. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 21, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park - 1675 Lakeshore Blvd. East
Prostate Cancer Canada
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. Registration Open: 8:30AM. Walk/Run Start Time: 10:30AM. Additional Information: Join us after the event for live entertainment, refreshments and more!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - My Old Lady
Wed. June 24, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: My Old Lady.
Free Seniors’ Movie – “Far From the Madding Crowd”
Thur. June 25, Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Beaches 9th Annual Sandcastle Building Competition
Sun. June 28
Ashbridges Bay (just east of the Woodbine Bathing Station on the sand adjacent to the Boardwalk)
Graeme Boyce
The Beaches Lodge is hosting its annual sandcastle building competition and is inviting teams to compete on June 28 for The Beaches Cup. The event is taking place rain or shine. Awards given promptly at 3pm.
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
Canada Day Fireworks
Wed. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto, 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
Wed. 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
Wed. July 1st, 9:30 am – 11 am
This year marks the 58th anniversary of East York's Canada Day Parade. Starting with the Parade marching off at 9:30 am. from the East York Towne Centre. The route will travel along Thorncliffe Park, Overlea Blvd., Millwood Rd., Pape Ave., Cosburn Ave., Coxwell Ave., Sammon Ave., Woodbine Ave. dispersing at Woodbine and Ventor Avenues.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Wed. 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!
Canada Day Celebrations in Riverdale Park/East Chinatown
Wed. July 1st, 12 noon - 5 pm
Southern End of Riverdale Park (near the Broadview/Gerrard intersection)
Annual Canada Day festivities at Riverdale Park are coordinated by the East Chinatown Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Bridgepoint Hospital, Eastview Community Centre, Ralph Thornton Centre, SEAS Centre, Woodgreen Community Services, 38th Scout Group, along with Councillor Paula Fletcher, MPP Peter Tabuns and Craig Scott . There will be activities for all ages, information displays for agencies in our community and various vendors of delicious food. Hope to see you there!
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Sat. July 4, 11 am - 10 pm; Sun. July 5, 11 am - 9 pm.
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
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.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Wed. July 8, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2013).
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 10 to Sun. July 26
Various locations in the Beaches; 416-410-8809
The 27th annual jazz festival. This year join us at the PAN AM Celebration on two stages at Woodbine Park, July 10-12. StreetFest from July 23-25 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.
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
Fri. July 10 - Sun. July 26
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games. 7,600 top athletes from the Americas and Caribbean will compete at more than 30 venues located in 16 municipalities across southern Ontario. Visit our website for a complete list of venues and calendar of events.
Heatwave Toronto 2015
Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
21st 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 for a team entry and more information.
Boston Pizza Block Party
Sat. July 11
Boston Pizza – Lakeshore & Leslie, 16A Leslie Street
Join us at this community & family event. It is a celebration for rads to be open and we are also raising money for MS and Jumpstart.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Simpsons Movie
Wed. July 15, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Simpsons Movie (2007).
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Nebraska
Wed. July 22, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Nebraska (2013).
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Wed. July 29, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981).
Civic Holiday in Canada
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.
21st Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 7, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 8, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 9, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview and Pape)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
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.
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games
Fri. Aug. 7 - Sat. Aug. 15
TORONTO 2015 will be the fifth edition of the Parapan Am Games and will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports. All sports will be Paralympic qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Visit our website for a complete list of venues and calendar of events.
iNavigate: Pedestrian Safety and Injury Prevention
Mon. Aug. 10, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a talk about how to ensure your well-being while navigating Toronto's busy streets. There is much we can do as individuals, families and caregivers to avoid accidents and reduce the chance of injury. The discussion will cover topics such as road and walking safety, traffic rules, dangerous spots (where and when injuries occur) and contributing factors to accidents.
TD Festival of South Asia
Sat. Aug. 15 & Sun. Aug. 16, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.)
Come out to the Little India Bazaar and savour the food, music and dance. From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they've traveled the world.
PAWS in the Park
Sun. Aug. 23, 9 am - 2 pm
Woodbine Park and Ashbridges Bay
This free, family-friendly fundraiser for the Toronto Humane Society offers shopping, live music, face painting, a dog show, dog mini-makeovers, micro chipping and lots more.
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 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.
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Fri. Sept. 11, 1 pm
Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (corner of Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.)
Centre 55, 416-691-1113 ext 224
Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 12 & Sun. Sept. 13, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. East
The 12th annual Celtic celebration! Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun and very special guest John McDermott. FREE admission.
Beach Guild of Fine Art Show and Sale
Wed. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 27. Hours: Tue., Wed. & Fri. 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur. 10 am to 7:30 pm, Sat. and Sun. noon to 5 pm
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road (between the Bayview extension and Broadview Avenue);
The show features large and small paintings by the Guild's artists. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 18 (6 pm - 9 pm). Admission and parking are free. For more information visit our website.
35th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 20, 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
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
Wed. Sept. 23
The Time Machine: Starting Your Personal Adventure in Astronomy
Tue. Sept. 24, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
This presentation shows how you can begin a personal exploration of the sky using a variety of affordable instruments. Marc Teitelbaum of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will demonstrate how technological advances have now made it possible for the ordinary person to truly look back in cosmic time with the aid of instruments and gadgets that are readily available. He will also share tips on where to find like-minded people who will be supportive and help you succeed in your new quest.
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 26, 10 am - 2 pm
Riverdale Park, East Side (along Broadview Ave. / South of Danforth Ave.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Sat. Sept. 26 & Sun. Sept. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Woodbine Park or 416-234-WOOF (416-234-9663)
Now entering its 12th year, 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.
Erasing the Past, Silencing the Present
Tue. Sept. 29, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join a representative from Our Right To Know for a presentation and joint discussion about the means and effects of the current federal government's way of dealing with public knowledge and scientific research, and how it will affect the environment and Canada's future.
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.
Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thur. Oct. 15, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Starting a novel is easy. It’s the finishing that’s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you’ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally type The End. Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night, and a late sleeper on weekends. With eight full-length novels, six serialized novellas and a collection of flash fiction to her credit, Lynda understands how important the tasks of plotting and the art of juggling are to the writing process.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2015
Fri. Oct. 23, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 24, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 25, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victora Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195,,
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. Come visit 25 artists @13 studio sites located 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 our web site. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Walk Roll Run
Sun. Oct. 25, 9 am - 11 am
3701 Danforth Ave.
Variety Village or 416.699.7167
In our 9th year! Join your neighbours and friends to walk, roll or run the 5K or 1K route through the neighbourhood and help Variety Village raise funds to support people with disabilities! Register now! and start fundraising for a great cause. Online registration at
Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests: Their Natural Heritage and Local History
Tue. Oct. 27, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Jason Ramsay-Brown has been exploring and photographing Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join him for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecological and natural history.
Sat. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
A Conversation With A Holocaust Survivor
Tue. Nov. 3, 10 am - 11 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Please join us for a program featuring Hungarian Holocaust survivor Edward Fisch, who will speak about his personal experiences during the Holocaust.
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.
Art in the Beach
Sat. Nov. 14 & Sun. Nov. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (at Queen St.)
Beach Guild of Fine Art;
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s 21st Annual Fall Show and Sale has moved inland and is now called “Art in The Beach”. The show features paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Free admission, lucky draw and gift boutique. New Location at The Beach United Church. Opening reception: Fri. Nov. 13 (6 pm - 9 pm). For more info you can visit our website or drop us a line. Follow us on Facebook:
An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thur. Nov. 19, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs and the writing of his new memoir "The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times."
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.
Colon Cancer Prevention: Getting Healthier...One Step At A Time
Mon. Dec. 7, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a presentation outlining colorectal health, cancer risk factors and ways to reduce your risk, and cancer screening tests available within the community.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Tue. Dec. 22
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
New Year's Day
Fri. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 4
Valentine's Day
Sun. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 15
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 13
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 14 to Fri. Mar. 18
St. Patrick's Day
Thur. 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
Sat. Mar. 19
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 25
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 26, 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.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Mar. 27
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Mar. 28
Earth Day
Fri. Apr. 22
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