October 15th, 2019
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 12 to October 27.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from June 1 to October 12.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 6 to October 17.
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 14 to October 29.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Oct. 3, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information. This week's book: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.
Candidates Meeting
Thur. Oct. 3, 7 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave
Beaches - East York Candidates meeting hosted by multi-faith communities and GreenPAC. Topics will focus on Environment, Health and Inequality.
Nuit Blanche Toronto
Sat. Oct. 5, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.
Jazz & Reflection
Sat. Oct. 5, 4:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Theme: Love. Featuring The Dorian Group: Gary Gregg on the trumpet, Andrew Smith on sax, Lorne Tepperman on the piano, Jan Ravens on bass and Mark Shannon on drums. Donations are welcomed.
Kitchen Table Climate Discussion
Sun. Oct. 6, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
79 Hiawatha Rd.
Concerned about climate change? Interested in sharing ideas for action with neighbours? Join our friendly discussion. Free. Refreshments. All are welcome. Organized by Neighbourhood Unitarian Congregation.
Main Street Planning Study Community Consultation Meeting
Mon. Oct. 7, 7 pm - 9 pm
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave.
Info: George Pantazis, Planner 416-392-3566;
Join us at the third community meeting. Express your concerns and get more information on the proposed plan that includes better connecting the Main Street TTC station and Danforth GO station.
Brain Games (Interactive Brain Health)
Tue. Oct. 8, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Through interactive games and exercises, learn about key principles of brain health and activities that may reduce your risk of dementia. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Drop-in. No registration required.
Planting Session and Phragmite Removal
Wed. Oct. 9, 10 am to noon
Ashbridge’s Bay Park, meet at the Parking lot entrance
Organized by the Ashbridge’s Bay Nature Conservancy, Green Toronto, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Volunteers welcome. Please bring gloves and meet at the parking lot entrance.
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society General Meeting and Free Presentation
Wed. Oct. 9, 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Presentation: “Tagging Monarchs at Rosetta McClain Gardens” with Terry Whittam and Betty McCulloch of Monarch Rescue. Refreshments included. Guests welcome.
Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Dinner
Sat. Oct. 12, 3 pm - 6 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E
Info: 416-690-5169
Grant AME Daily Bread Food Bank is Fridays, 5-8 p.m. A hot meal is also served.
The Beach Hebrew Institute's 100th Anniversary!
Sun. Oct. 13, noon
109 Kenilworth Ave.
The Beach Hebrew Institute is celebrating its Centennial (1919-2019)! Join us for a joyous Torah procession through the neighbourhood, followed by light refreshments.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 14
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.
Seniors’ Luncheon
Tue. Oct. 15, noon
St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St.
Info: 416-261-4222,
All seniors are welcome! Free event. Donations welcome.
World of Music: Brazil
Tue. Oct. 15, noon
Michael Garron Hospital, Mortimer Street lobby
Enjoy the sounds of Brazil with Toronto's Tio Chorinho — the first ensemble in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian Choro music. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Wed. Oct. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Phantom of the Opera (1943). A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House hoping to win the affections of its star soprano. Stars Claude Raines, Nelson Eddy, and Susanna Foster. (92 min).
31st Annual Riverdale Art Show
Fri. Oct. 18, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 19, 10 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
Over 200 original art pieces by 22 local artists. Great gift ideas. Located across from TTC Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Free admission!
Sat. Oct. 19, 4:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Hailing from the heart of Northwestern Ontario, singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran’s unique sound weaves song and storytelling, creating a harmonious blend of wit and humour contrasted by vulnerable lyricism and haunting melody. Donations are welcomed.
End Period Poverty
Sat. Oct. 19, 11 am - 1 pm
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Donna Morris: 647-204-6958
Join us for this educational, humbling and inspiring documentary and insightful discussion. Help raise awareness of period poverty.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 20, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park, on Queen St. E.
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. Cheering Spots: ** Leslieville: Lakeshore at Coxwell **Kew Gardens: on Queen Street.
Birch Cliff Village Fall Day Out
Sun. Oct. 20, 11 am -3 pm
1577 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks east of Warden Ave.)
Info: Birch Cliff Village Day Out facebook page or email
Live music, vendors, food, antique fire truck, pumpkins, face painting and a few surprises.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Shutter Island (2010)
Wed. Oct. 23, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Shutter Island (2010). In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo. (138 min).
Alan Cross (Talk/Lecture)
Wed. Oct. 23, 7 pm - 9 pm
The Redwood Studio, 1298 Gerrard St. E.
Alan is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. If you're into music discovery and would like to make your music collection more interesting, you came to the right place. Alan focuses on the world of alternative rock and what that music means to the music of today. He also spends a considerable amount of time observing and commenting on the intersection of music and technology.
Retro Ramblers Seniors Event
Thur. Oct. 24, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Community Centre 55 Presents a Special Seniors Event Featuring...The Retro Ramblers! Join us for a fun afternoon of live music, a delicious lunch and prizes!
Stuffy Sleepover
Thur. Oct. 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Put on your pyjamas, pack up your stuffy, and visit the library for a Stuffy Sleepover! Hear stories, play games, make a sleep mask, then leave your stuffy to spend the night in the library. For children ages 4-8, their parents/caregivers and their stuffed friends. Only the stuffies will be sleeping over. Pick up your stuffy after the sleepover and learn how your friend spent the night. Drop in. No registration required.
Beach Studio Tour Fall 2019
Fri. Oct. 25, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 26 & Sun. Oct. 27, 11 am - 6 pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
25th Anniversary Tour! Home is where the art is! You are invited into the homes and studios of local artists throughout the Toronto Beach. Visit 19 artists at 13 locations. 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.
Fear Factory
Fri. Oct. 25, 7 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 26 & Sun. Oct 27, 1 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Rec. Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Come if you dare! Ages 8 to adult. Free admission with food donation.
Diwali Mela
Sat. Oct. 26, 6 pm - 10 pm
1426 Gerrard St. E.
Gerrard India Bazaar BIA
Join Gerrard India Bazaar and celebrate at Diwali Mela – The Festival of Lights.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 26, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
The whole family is invited to this FREE community event. Carnival games, fortune teller, crafts, live performances, costume contests, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes, costume parade and more! Presented by the Beach Village businesses.
Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Literacy
Sat. Oct. 26, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Is your child struggling with reading, writing or spelling? You might feel they are not meeting their potential and an underlying issue such as dyslexia or a learning difficulty is holding them back. This program, brought to you by the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA), is designed to inform and answer questions. Drop-in program. No registration required.
8th Annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Sat. Oct. 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Beach P.S., 101 Kippendavie Ave.
Teja Ricalis:
We will be handing out 250 pumpkins to Beach residents. There will also be many activities for the kids to enjoy: face painting, bouncy castle, balloon artist, and a visit from our local fire station! We will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank, for the upcoming holiday season. See you all there! Presented by Welbanks Mortgage Group.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Rebecca (1940)
Wed. Oct. 30, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Rebecca (1940). A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence. Stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and George Sanders. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (130 min).
Speaking of Fish: Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems with Language
Wed. Oct. 30, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The value we attribute to different species, and the way that value is constructed, affects and drives conservation efforts. Focusing on aquatic species, this presentation examines how the language we use to describe aquatic species can influence our construction of value for that species. Presented by Mary Kate Whibbs, biologist, educator and Aqua-Links Coordinator at the Toronto Zoo. Free program. Drop-in. No registration necessary.
Thur. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Pumpkin Parade!
Fri. Nov. 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ed McCleverty Playground (a.k.a. Ted Reeve Playground), Main & Gerrard
Co-hosted by Councillor Brad Bradford & Friends of Ed McCleverty Playground
Bring your pumpkins for one last spooktacular night out in the neighbourhood. Pumpkins will be set out around the wading pool for one last group lighting before being disposed of in a city provided bin. Stay for the final "group glow" or drop off and go.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 3 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Disability: Accessing Your Benefits
Fri. Nov. 8, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan and how to assess them. Learn the CRA's definition of a disability: eligibility criteria and requirements. Understand how the Disability Tax Credit and eligible medical expenses are applied to a tax return. Learn about Registered Disability Savings Plans, contributions and benefits, and tax implications. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling.
Victory Lap Retirement Workshop
Sat. Nov. 9, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. In this 2 hour workshop, author Mike Drak will help you rethink retirement and share tips from his book "Victory Lap Retirement", on how to live your life to the fullest during the post-employment stage of your life. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Personal Finance programs. Supported by VISA. Free program. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited.
Remembrance Day
Mon. 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
Mon. 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.
Remembrance Day Luncheon
Mon. Nov. 11, after the service at Kew Gardens
Baron Byng Royal Canadian Legion at 243 Coxwell Ave.
Join us for a Remembrance Day Luncheon, immediately after the service at Kew Gardens. Organized by the Baron Byng Royal Canadian Legion and Community Centre 55.
Managing Your Finances in Retirement
Tue. Nov. 12, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
It's important to manage your finances in retirement. Learn the art of budgeting: balancing the budget, sources of retirement income, expenses and stretching your resources. Looks at common financial strategies for the 3 stages of retirement. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Call or visit the branch in-person to register.
The Psychology of Investing
Thur. Nov. 14, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Behavioral finance has become a hot topic due to the popularity of books like Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. From the stock market to game theory, humans are much more predictable than first believed. This presentation will explore the most popular stock market bubbles and help you identify the next one. Presented by Alan Dustin, investment advisor with over 25 years experience. Free program. To register or for more information, please contact the branch or visit in person.
Toronto East Rotary Club's 10th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale
Sat. Nov. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave.; 416-463-3834
Diverse artisans. Refreshments. Live music. Face painting. Draws. FREE admission! Proceeds raised to support local community programs.
Estate Planning
Fri. Nov. 22, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
What is estate planning and what is involved in the process? Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life and upon death. Learn about the various tools of estate planning: powers of attorney, wills, joint accounts, gifting and trusts. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program. Space is limited. Call or visit the branch in-person to register.
Craft Sale
Sat. Nov. 23, 9:30 am - 2 pm
St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.)
Local Artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. Please also join us for lunch, and home baking will also be available.
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
33rd Annual Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults at 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids/seniors at 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration dates to be announced. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to
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