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May 23rd, 2018
May
ABYC Learn-to-Sail Open House
Tue. May 1, 6 pm - 9 pm
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club, foot of Coxwell Ave.
416-698-4498
The event is a great opportunity to learn about our extensive offering of on-the-water programs. We offer programs for new sailors of all ages - from youth to adult; racing and cruising; and dinghy to keelboat programs. For those who are already sailors but don't own a boat, they can meet with our membership committee and learn how to sail this summer either as crew or as a participant in our co-op sailing programs.
McHappy Day
Wed. May 2, 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.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: A Man Called Ove (2015)
Wed. May 2, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2018
Fri. May 4, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 5, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 6, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Lucille Crighton, 416-694-4046; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 22 artists @ 12 studio sites - paintings, hand-woven fashion, glass art, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, handbags, home decor and more. Brochures (with map) are available at most local shops and on our website. Come explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood. Self-guided, FREE admission.
Community Environment Days / WARD 31
Sat. May 5, 10 am - 2 pm
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Councillor Janet Davis
www.janetdavis.ca
WARD 31 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Apartment (1960)
Wed. May 9, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Spring Bird Festival
Sat. May 12
Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie St.
www.springbirdfestival.ca
Join us and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! Join a bird walk; watch a bird banding demonstration; and check in with local bird friendly vendors! Learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. A variety of activities will be offered for people of all ages and all birding abilities!
Mother's Day
Sun. May 13
Happy Mother's Day!
Beach Garden Society "Looks Good Enough to Eat!"
Tue. May 15, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
General Meeting and Spring Flower Show. Sean James, author of "Looks Good Enough to Eat! Permaculture: Living Off Your Land" will give creative solutions for city yard, allowing you to grow food and keep it ornamental. He emphasizes using edible natives and perennials to be eco-friendly. Free to Beach Garden Society Members. Spring Flower Show - Members bring in your horticultural entries and floral designs from 6:45 to 7:15. See April Newsletter for categories.
Bernie Fletcher: Film and Cinema in East Toronto and the Beach
Tue. May 15, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Bernie Fletcher, film historian and Beach Metro news columnist, speaks on the topic of film and cinema in East Toronto and the Beach areas. Co-sponsored by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society and the Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Wed. May 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.
Community Environment Days / WARD 32
Thur. May 17, 4 pm - 8 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St.
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
WARD 32 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Beach Garden Society Plant Sale
Sat. May 19, 9 am - noon
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Hundreds of Exceptional Perennials including Daylilies, Hosta, Iris, Ferns and many Native Plants. Connoisseur Perennials for the Collector. Plants from Members' gardens.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 21, 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 21
Happy Victoria Day!
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: La La Land (2016)
Wed. May 23, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. May 24, 4 pm - 8 pm
Scarborough Village RC, 3600 Kingston Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 36 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 25, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27, 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 26 & Sun. May 27
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 19th 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 26, 10 am - 6 pm & Sun. May 27, 10 am - 5 pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca; 416-234-9663
Celebrating 15 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!
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: From Here to Eternity (1953)
Wed. May 30, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. Stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Deborah Kerr.
June
Slobberfest
Sat. June 2, 9 am - 2 pm
Leuty Pavillion (bottom of Lee Ave. on the Boardwalk)
Come and join the dog pound! Check out the dog vendors and a variety of products and services for your 4 legged friends while enjoying your day at the beach. Remember: Dogs must be leashed. Presented by: BARF Bento & Community Centre 55.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 9 & Sun. June 10, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans and designers from across Canada, including 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, stunning jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 34th year! Admission is FREE!
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 15, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 16, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 17, noon - 8 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 & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. June 16, 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.
Father's Day
Sun. June 17
Happy Father's Day!
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 17, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Prostate Cancer Canada
www.prostatecancer.ca/Feature/Do-it-for-Dads-Walk-Run
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. Visit our website to register and for additional information.
First Day of Summer
Thur. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Fri. June 22 to Sun. June 24, 11 am - 8 pm
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
Waters Edge Festivals and Events
http://TOwaterfrontfest.com/
Toronto’s waterfront will come alive with larger-than-life entertainment and activities for visitors young and old. The Royal Canadian Navy will dock a 440-ft naval frigate at Sherbourne Common. Grand Circus Show offering aerial show and acrobatics. Billy Bishop Airport’s Billy the Flying Fox will also be there for photo ops. Shop til’ you drop at the Waterfront Artisan Market in HTO Park, with over 75 artisans, crafters, bakers & makers! Visit our website for a detailed list of events and locations.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sun. June 24
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
City of Toronto
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!
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sun. July 1, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Wed. July 4
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.
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.
August
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.
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.
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.
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 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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