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September 19th, 2017
September
Toronto BuskerFest 2017
Fri. Sep. 1, noon - 11pm; Sat. Sep. 2, 11am - 11pm; Sun. Sep. 3, 11am - 10pm; Mon. Sep. 4, 11am - 8pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
www.torontobuskerfest.com
More than 100 buskers from around the world will descend on the park for 4 days of performances. Fun for the whole family. Admission by donation to Epilepsy Toronto.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 1st to October 19th.
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 16 to October 31.
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 28 to October 29.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowpark.ca
Runs from June 3 to October 14.
Fairmount 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 31 to October 25.
Solo Exhibition by Charles Wakefield
Sep. 1 thru Sep. 14, 1pm to 5pm
Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E.
416-999-1030
Solo Exhibition by Charles Wakefield. Daily from September 1-14. Free!
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 4
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. 5
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Imitation Game (2014)
Wed. Sep. 6, 2pm - 4pm
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. Featuring: The Imitation Game (2014) - During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the Enigma Code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 minutes, rated PG).
Back to School BBQ & School Supplies Drive
Thur. Sep. 7, 4pm - 6pm
Jeff Sloan Parkette
Welbanks Mortgage Group and Barrett Inward Group
Please join us to support the Red Door Shelter for a Back to School BBQ and School Supply Drive. All we ask is that you bring a backpack with some school supplies in it, and come and enjoy some food and the company of your neighbours. Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks for children in need.
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Sep. 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sep. 9 & Sun. Sep. 10, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 14th 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.
Parkinson SuperWalk - Beaches
Sat. Sep. 9, 9:30 am Check-in, 11 am Walk Start
Ashbridges Bay Park
www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca; superwalk@parkinson.ca
Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Canada. Approximately 10,000 people from coast-to-coast organize and take part in it. Visit our website for more information or to register online.
The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
Sat. Sep. 9, 8 am
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
TorontoCoaches@OneWalk.ca; www.onewalk.ca; 416-815-9255
Join thousands of dedicated people at the 25-kilometre walk benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Funds raised through the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer support Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which enables our world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.
Miles for Smiles Fundraiser
Sat. Sep. 9, 1 pm - 4 pm
Duke of Conaught P.S., 70 Woodfield Rd.
www.noahfoundation.ca
Join us in celebrating the memory of Noah Miles, and let's help build a lasting legacy of a more caring community! Come bike or scooter around the school's track with us while raising funds for Roots of Empathy.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Sep. 10, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
The Leslieville Flea is back outdoors for summer at Ashbridge Estate! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Sun. Sep. 10, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
www.ovariancanada.org
Carrie Mahuran, cmahuran@ovariancanada.org
The largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Held in 39 communities nationwide, it is the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards overcoming ovarian cancer. Join us for a fun family friendly event in support of women, families and friends affected by this disease. Visit the website for more information.
The 8th annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
Sun. Sep. 10, 12pm - 6pm
Trinity Bellwords Park
www.torontobicyclemusicfestival.com
Join us at the annual free, family-friendly community event that involves a series of outdoor, pedal-powered concerts in and between Toronto’s great parks. This festival harnesses the energy of its audience to pedal stationary bicycles that charge portable sound systems. The TBMF is produced in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council’s Arts in the Parks initiative, Cycle Toronto and Friends of the Pan Am Path.
Zumba in the Community
Sat. Sep. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 6 pm - 7 pm
Beaches United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
cherrypiefitness@gmail.com
Zumba is fun and easy to follow! Whether you are just starting your fitness program or are currently active, this is for you! Teenagers and adults welcome. Bring your water and running shoes. RSVP required.
Senior Scams: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!
Tue. Sep. 12, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join an officer from Toronto Police Service 55 Division for an information session about frauds and scams which often target seniors. Learn about the most common scams and how to recognize them, tips on how to avoid fraud and the steps you should take if you have been scammed.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Room (2015)
Wed. Sep. 13, 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. Featuring: Room (2015) - After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world. (117 minutes, rated 14A).
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sep. 16, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 16 & Sun. Sept. 17, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
deca.arts@gmail.com
Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth, grab an ice cream cone, a cappuccino or lunch, and then shop our exhibitors' unique selection of arts and crafts.
Butterfly Parade
Sat. Sep. 16, 1 pm - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park
davidsuzuki.org/parade
Musical Parade at 1 pm: from Woodbine bathing station to Kew Gardens. Pollinator Party from 2 pm to 6 pm: music, food, drinks & fun. Event presented by the David Suzuki's Foundation.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Sep. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. Saturday September 16th- Hamlet. No registration required, everyone welcome.
Kew-Balmy Beach Cleanup
Sat. Sep. 16, 10 am - 12 pm
Kew-Balmy Beach at the base of Lee Avenue
Environmental Defence Canada
Brett Tryon, btryon@environmentaldefence.ca
Join us on International Coastal Cleanup Day to help get the butts off Kew-Balmy Beach! Cigarette butts are the most-littered items on beaches in Canada and around the world. They are toxic, don't biodegrade, and are ingested by wildlife. For more information and to register, visit: https://action.environmentaldefence.ca/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=9783
37th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 17, 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
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. You may walk or run at all our courses; you may also be able to use a bike, wheelchair or inline skates.
Identity Theft free webinar
Tue. Sep. 19, 11 am - 11:30 am
Anita Sarda, Independent Associate LegalShield
anita@anitasarda.com; 416-806-9967
Learn to understand what is identity theft and what stealing your identity means to you, your family and your business. Learn ways and services available to protect yourself and your family. Space is limited, please register@ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/copy-of-webinar-identity-theft-what-is-it-and-how-to-protect-youyour-family-tickets-37825057766
Lotsa Hostas
Tue. Sep. 19, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck C. C., 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
www.facebook.com/BeachGarden Society
Join Glenda Bargeman, owner and operator of Lotsa Hostas located in Copetown, Ontario, as we learn more about one of the favourite plants of our beach gardens. Our biggest Flower Show of the year will be open for viewing at the end of the talk. Enjoy a chat with our members both before and after our talk with delicious refreshments provided by our members.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Silver Lining Playbook (2012)
Wed. Sep. 20, 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. Featuring: Silver Lining Playbook (2012) - Based on the bestselling book by Matthew Quick, the riotous and poignant story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends. (122 minutes, rated 14A).
First Day of Autumn
Fri. Sep. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 23rd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sep. 22, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 23 & Sun. Sep. 24, 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. 22. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
East Village Fall Festival
Sat. Sep. 23, 10 am - 2 pm
Kimberly School, 50 Swanwick Ave.
Community Centre 55 and Derek Ladouceur
caitlan@torontocityrealtor.ca
Come join us at this free family fun event, where we will have crafts, games, served food, bouncy castles, live music, candy apple making and an apple pie baking contest! We will also have local vendors showcasing their wonderful services and products! Celebrate the beginning of fall with your family, neighbours and community all while supporting Community Centre 55.
Soupalicious Toronto 2017
Sun. Sep. 24, noon to 3 pm (Sampling continues to 4pm)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
Plant a Row - Grow a Row
www.soupalicious.ca; (416) 535-0240
Your ticket includes 10 free soup tastings. Additional tastings available for $2.00 per sample ** To enjoy the full array of soups, it is highly recommended that you arrive no later than 2:00 pm. ** Advance Tickets available online: $15 (HST included). Tickets at the Door: $22 (HST included)
Leslieville Flea at the Broadview Hotel
Sun. Sep. 24, 11 am - 6 pm
The Broadview Hotel
leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Visit the Leslieville Flea pop up at The Broadview Hotel! Explore, shop, meet up with old friends and make some new ones!
Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
Wed. Sep. 27, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Britt Wray's book Rise of the Necrofauna delves into the minds and labs of some of the world's most progressive thinkers, renowned futurists and scientists who are harnessing the powers of gene editing in the hopes of "reviving" extinct species. Meet Britt at this book talk and Q&A session. Books available for purchase courtesy of Type Books.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Chariots of Fire (1981)
Wed. Sep. 27, 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. Featuring: Chariots of Fire (1981) - Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.(123 minutes, Rated Family).
Nuit Blanche Toronto
Sat. Sep. 30, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
https://nbto.com/
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Kingston Road Village Fall Festival
Sat. Sep. 30, 11 am - 4 pm
Kingston Road (from Victoria Park to Main Street)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Sharon Smyl, sharon@collected-joy.com
Come on out to enjoy the annual Festival. The event will include sales from local shops, pumpkin decorating, henna artists, face painting for the kids, bake sales, live music from some local musicians and so much more!
October
Car Show
Sun. Oct. 1, 10 am - 2 pm
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave.
Evonne Hossack, 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Join us at our annual Classic Car Show. Food & drinks. Prizes. Free admission. All Proceeds to Support Community Centre 55'’s Year Round Programmes.
Toronto Beach Chorale Open Rehearsal for Culture Days
Sun. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
torontobeachchorale.ca
Join us for a free open rehearsal in celebration of Culture Days Toronto, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how choral music is rehearsed. Practice a few vocal techniques or sit back and enjoy some Handel, Mozart and Beethoven.
Understanding Financial Statements
Tue. Oct. 3, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements. How's the business doing? Did we make money this year? What does my P&L tell me? Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Where is my cash going to? Why isn't my cash equal to my profit?​ Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Oct. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 9
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.
Advanced Financial Statements
Tue. Oct. 10, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is an advanced session explaining the more complex concepts of financial statements, including: accruals, amortization, accelerated depreciation, accrued payables, work in process, non-operating income, good-will, earnings per share and cash and accrual accounting. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Climate Change and Snapping Turtles
Wed. Oct. 11, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Melanie Massey, a graduate student of University of Toronto's Sigma Xi chapter explores how climate change will affect the remarkable Algonquin Park snapping turtle population.
29th Annual Riverdale Art Show & Sale
Fri. Oct. 13, 6 pm - 8:30 pm & Sat. Oct. 14, 10:30 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
The show features 23 local artists, both new and returning. Hundreds of new paintings. Great gift ideas. Located at Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
The Leslieville Flea is back outdoors for summer at Ashbridge Estate! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business
Tue. Oct. 17, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is a basic session explaining the calculation and interpretation of financial ratios. How profitable is my business? How do my profits compare to the industry? Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2017
Fri. Oct. 20, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 21, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 22, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195, info@beachstudiotour.ca, www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 25 artists at 13 studio sites 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 the website. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Oct. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 22, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com
Come to the Cheering Section in the Beach and cheer for our Beach champs and all the runners in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Enjoy music, fun, camaraderie and an amazing marathon.
The Money Side of Business
Tue. Oct. 24, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Fear Factory
Fri. Oct. 27, 7 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 28 & Sun. Oct 29, 1 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Rec. Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Come if you dare! Ages 8 to adult. Free admission with food donation.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 28, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
thebeachvillage.com
Carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live performances costume contest, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes and more! At 4:30 pm, a Halloween double feature will be shown at The Fox Theatre. Presented by Beach Village businesses.
Halloween
Tue. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want
Tue. Oct. 31, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
November
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Nov. 2, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 5 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
A Healthy Balance Sheet and why it Matters
Tue. Nov. 7, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session defines the concept of a healthy balance sheet and explain to the business owner how to create a balance sheet that will appear healthy to an investor, buyer or lender. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Remembrance Day
Sat. 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.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sat. Nov. 11, 11 am
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1/42
We start off at Corpus Christi Church where we form up for a parade, then proceed east along Queen Street to the Cenotaph. Ceremony will begin at five minutes to 11 am.
Maximize Your Business
Tue. Nov. 14, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This session explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. Presented by CPA Canada. Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Toronto Christmas Market
Thur. Nov. 16 thru Sat. Dec. 23
The Distillery Historic District
http://torontochristmasmarket.com/
Celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas, inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. This annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Nov. 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 19, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
thesantaclausparade.com
For 113 years, Toronto has looked forward to the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at Bloor and Christie, moves east to University Ave. then south to Front and Jarvis, ending at the St. Lawrence Market.
Estate Planning
Tue. Nov. 21, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This workshop explains how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life or upon death. Informs about the various tools of estate planning: powers of attorney, wills, joint accounts, gifting, and trusts.​ Presented by CPA Canada.​ Space for this workshop is limited. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 23
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.
Cavalcade of Lights
Sat. Nov. 25 thru Sun. Dec. 31
Festival spans citywide, illuminating 20 neighbourhoods
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
The annual Cavalcade of Lights sets Toronto aglow with spellbinding events, sparkling lights, and a one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto's picturesque neighbourhoods.
First Lighting Celebration
Sat. Nov. 25, 7 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
A well-loved Toronto tradition. People gather every year for the first lighting of the beautifully-decorated Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square with thousands of energy efficient LED lights in colours of red, white and silver. This special evening also includes live musical performances and a fireworks finale.
The Winter Kidzfest
Sat. Nov. 25, 11 am - 5 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
www.downtownyonge.com/kidzfest
Come and have fun with the family at the annual KidzFest. See your favourite children's characters come to life, have your photos taken and enjoy free activities.
December
Tannenbaum 10K
Sun. Dec. 3, starts at 10 am
Along the Boardwalk
Beaches Runners Club
www.tannenbaum10k.com
A 10K run, and kids 1k fun run, along the Martin Goodman Trail, starting/ending at foot of Lee Ave.
Beaches Book Club (Toronto Public Library)
Thur. Dec. 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public 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 further details.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Dec. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. No registration required, everyone welcome.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Thur. 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
Mon. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Tue. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 8
February
Valentine's Day
Wed. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 19
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 11
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 12 to Fri. Mar. 16
St. Patrick's Day
Sat. 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
Tue. Mar. 20
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 30
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 31, 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.
April
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