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July 16th, 2018
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sun. 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
Sun. 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.
Canada Day Celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park
Sun. 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 at 10 pm that has been a long tradition in East York enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages.
East York Canada Day Parade
Sun. July 1st, 9:30 am - 11 am
Dieppe Park to Stan Wadlow Park
eastyorkcanadaday.com
Join us at the 61st annual East York's Canada Day Parade. The Parade starts at Dieppe Park (just east of Greenwood Ave.) travelling through East York finishing at Stan Wadlow Park at Woodbine & Cedarvale Park.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Sun. 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!
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 7 to October 11.
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 15 to October 30.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
www.leslievillemarket.com
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 20 to October 28.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowmarket.com
Runs from June 2 to October 20.
Fairmount Farmer's Market at Greenwood Park
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
Fresh farm fare, artisanal foods, plenty of dinner options, live music, kids cooking classes and activities. A wonderful way to spend a mid-week evening and to support local food producers. Runs from May 30 to October 31.
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sun. July 1st, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
www.centre55.com
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Canada Day Community Event at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 11
Sun. July 1st, 12 noon- 5:30 pm
9 Dawes Rd.
Free BBQ, ice cream & cake, face painting, bouncy castle, dunk tank, water melon eating contest. Lots of fun for all age groups – children to seniors. Live entertainment by Par 3.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Wed. July 4
Movie Nights in the Park present "Bend it Like Beckham"
Wed. July 4, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 6 to Sun. July 29
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 30th Annual Jazz Festival will feature an unparalleled musical roster, multiple stages and venues and the return of renowned and adored festival favourites. Performances will take place at Woodbine Park from Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 27 - Sunday July 29. Jazz Latin Carnival at Woodbine Park from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15. "StreetFest" from July 26 - 28 along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Visit our website for a complete concert schedule.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Fri. July 6, 6 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 8, 11:30 am - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.
beachesjazz.com; riverside-to.com; leslievillebia.com
After the resounding success of its inaugural year, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside will return to Jimmie Simpson featuring a dynamic musical roster. Visit our website for more info and complete Concert Line-Up.
Afrofest
Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 8, 12 noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
www.afrofest.ca
Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture. It is a weekend-long celebration centered on African melody, rhythm and dance taking place on outdoor stages. Over 20 bands - local and international. Over 30 food vendors. Free admission.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. July 8, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
www.leslievilleflea.com
Vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Beer and food. Free morning yoga. Free admission.
Movie Nights in the Park present "50 First Dates"
Wed. July 11, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Walking Tour with Gene Domagala
Sat. July 14, 1 pm
Meet at: Beaches Branch Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join Historian and Beach Metro news Columnist Gene Domagala at this walk along the historic Kew Gardens area. Presented by The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society.
Jazz It Up in Kew with Paul James Band
Sat. July 14, 12 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
Join us to kick off the first of the extended weekend series with a cultural icon, veteran entertainer, and Juno award winner, Paul James. Brought to you by The Beach Village in partnership with Beaches Jazz Festival. Admission FREE.
Storytime with Julie Zwillich
Sun. July 15, 2 pm - 3 pm
Queen Books, 914 Queen St. E.
Join us at Queen Books for a storytime with Julie Zwillich! She'll be reading from her newest book, "Not til' Tomorrow Phoebe!". Julie is best known as a television personality, writing and hosting shows on Food Network (Summer’s Best), CBC (Surprise! It’s Edible Incredible!) and TVOKids.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Beauty and the Beast"
Wed. July 18, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Movies for Mommies
Wed. July 18, 1 pm
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Join us at the original Parent & Baby film event. Featuring: Ocean's 8.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. July 21 & Sun. July 22, 10 am - 8 pm
Toronto's Regent Park, 600 Dundas St. E.
media@muhtadidrumfest.com; www.muhtadidrumfest.com
Join us at this annual event that celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. 40+ local and national Drum Groups, interactive area and much more. The Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens present Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost
Sun. July 22, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "League of Their Own"
Wed. July 25, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Movies for Mommies
Wed. July 25, 1 pm
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Join us at the original Parent & Baby film event. Featuring: Won't You Be My Neighbour?
Dignity Dog Walk
Wed. July 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 12 Lee Ave.
Charity Dog Walk in The Beach. Bring your dog to support the Canadian Diabetes Association. Vendors, dog treats, water, and prize draws. All are welcome! Sponsored by The Giffen Mack and Trull Funeral Homes on the Danforth.
August
Movie Nights in the Park present "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"
Wed. Aug. 1, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Dusk Dances 2018
Sun. Aug. 5 to Sun. Aug. 12, starts at 7 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Join us at the 24th annual season of Dusk Dances, the renowned and beloved outdoor dance festival. Dusk Dances 2018 features some of Canada’s top choreographers and dancers, including Peter Chin, Allison Toffan Carmen Romero, Karissa Barry, and Tina Fushell, in a diverse program of dance featuring contemporary, flamenco, tap, Bharatanatyam, and West African forms and styles. Preview on August 5 / Opening night on August 6. Nightly Performances start at 7. Matinée Performance on August 12 starts at 2:00pm
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens present Moscow Apartment
Sun. Aug. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 6
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.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Hidden Figures"
Wed. Aug. 8, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
25th Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 10, 6 pm - midnight; Sat. Aug. 11, noon - midnight; Sun. Aug. 12, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview Ave. and Pape Ave.)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
www.tasteofthedanforth.com
Greektown Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto's signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture and music our multicultural city has to offer - from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children's games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.
PAWS in the Park
Sat. Aug. 11, 9 am - 4 pm
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. (Eastern and Coxwell)
www.pawsinthepark.com
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. All proceeds go toward helping animals in need.
Walking Tour with Gene Domagala
Sat. Aug. 11, 1 pm
Meet at the Northeast Corner of Woodbine and Danforth Avenues
Join Historian and Beach Metro news Columnist Gene Domagala at this walk along the historic Danforth Avenue. Presented by The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society.
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens present Rufus John
Sun. Aug. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Ferdinand"
Wed. Aug. 15, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
16th Festival of South Asia
Sat. Aug. 18 & Sun. Aug. 19, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Glenside & Coxwell)
https://www.facebook.com/gerrard.indiabazaar
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.
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens present Ryan McNally
Sun. Aug. 19, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Blades of Glory"
Wed. Aug. 22, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens present Suzie Vinnick
Sun. Aug. 26, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Wonder Woman"
Wed. Aug. 29, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 3
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.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sep. 8 & Sun. Sep. 9, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 15th annual Celtic celebration! Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun. FREE admission.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 24th Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sep. 21, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 22 & Sun. Sep. 23, 10 am - 5 pm
The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com
Original artwork by over 40 local artists will be available for yourself or as a gift. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 21. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
First Day of Autumn
Sat. Sep. 22
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 8
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
Wed. 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. 4 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Sun. 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. 22
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving.
December
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Fri. 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
Tue. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Wed. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
February
Valentine's Day
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
March
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
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.
Spring begins
Wed. Mar. 20
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.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 19
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
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