September 18th, 2014
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 1
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.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 5 to October 16.
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 13 to October 28.
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 25 to October 26.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from May 17 to October 25.
Fairmount Park Farm Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
Fairmount Park Farm Market is a community run market that offers farm fresh produce and products and lovingly prepared local and seasonal food. Come enjoy the bounty of the season! Runs from May 21 to October 15.
11th Annual Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 6 & Sun. Sept. 7, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park (2075 Queen St. East)
Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun and very special guest John McDermott. FREE admission.
Variety Village 2nd Annual Open Water Swim
Sat. Sept. 6, 1 pm - 4 pm
Buttermilk Falls Resort, 16941 Hwy 35
Kathryn Haggis,
Phone 416-699-7167 x251; Fax 416-367-0028; TTY 416-699-8147
Join us at our 2nd Annual Open Water Swim! Variety’s goal is to raise funds to support inclusive, integrated sport, fitness and life skills programs that nurture the mind, body and spirit. We are a not-for-profit facility and our mission provides opportunities for and supports programs that are integrated and open to people of all ages and abilities. We hope you share our vision for inclusiveness and join us in supporting this great event!
Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting
Sun. Sept. 7, 2 pm - 4 pm
Chabad House, 2273 Queen St. E.
Contact Irith at
Wine experts take us on a journey of vineyards, grapes and wine making as we sample a selection of fine wines from around the world. All welcome, only 19+ can sample wine.
Golden Hearts
Sun. Sep. 7, 2 pm - 5 pm
Variety Village
Nina Chamberlain
Bret "The Hitman" Hart makes his debut at the Variety Village Gymnasium in Scarborough. We will be offering V.I.P. Fanfest and General Admission tickets. This event will be a complete different experience!
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Thur. 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. Sponsored by Trull Funeral Home.
8th Annual Summer in September Art Show and Sale
Sat. Sept. 13 & Sun. Sept. 14, 10 am - 5 pm
Kew Gardener's Cottage, 30 Lee Avenue
Jennifer Smithwell
Come to see the newest art of Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon at the Kew Gardener's Cottage. One Weekend Only! Beautiful plein air and studio works, Quality artwork for collectors and Art lovers!
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 13 & Sun. Sept. 14, 10 am - 5 pm (rain or shine)
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (between Coxwell and Woodbine)
Danforth East Community Association
On it's 6th year! Dozens of exhibitors, vendors and activities for kids and adults alike. Ceramics, Photography, Jewelry, Fine art, Children’s toys & clothes, and much, much more. Don’t miss out on those one-of-a-kind works of art you won’t find anywhere else.
34th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 14, 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.
Beaches Citizen of the Year Ceremony
Sat. Sept. 20, 1 pm
Woodbine's Park Millenium Garden
Nothing gives a community a better uplift than honouring its heroes. Each year, a group of neighbourhood judges meet to review dozens of nominations of people who have contributed and made a difference in our Beach community. Join us to congratulate our 2014 winner, Carole Stimmell!
Sat., Sept. 20, 11 am - 4 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park (McDonald's Park) at 20 Woodward Avenue
Applegrove Community Complex
Apple on a Spoon races! Apple-Tac-Toe! The Clown Ate My Apple! Play these apple games and more at Applicious: The 7th annual fall festival of Applegrove Community Complex will offer something for everyone with face-painting, bouncy castles, contests, entertainment, refreshments, local information and more.
Art in the Beach
Sat. Sept. 20 & Sun. Sept. 21, 10 am to 5 pm
Beaches United Church, 140 Wineva Ave (at Queen St.)
Beach Guild of Fine Art;
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s 20th 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 Beaches United Church. Opening reception: Fri. Sept. 19 (6 pm - 9 pm). For more info you can visit our website or drop us a line. Follow us on Facebook:
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sept. 23
Mooseketeer Kid's Club
Sat. Sept. 27, noon
Kew Beach
Walk to End Canine Cancer
Kid's are encouraged to come up with creative ideas to collect loose change all summer and help us take a bite out of canine cancer. Prizes will be reward for top coin collectors. This is the kids portion of our 3rd Annual Walk to End Canine Cancer.
Car Show & Shine
Sun. Sept. 28, 10 am - 2 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main Street
Community Centre 55
Evonne:; 416-691-1113 ext. 222
Food for sale, prizes. All proceeds from this event support Community Centre 55's year round programmes. FREE admission.
Soupalicious Toronto 2014
Sun. Sept. 28, noon – 3 pm (with soup sampling till 4 pm)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Plant a Row – Grow a Row
“Sip, Slurp and Savour” our local harvests and culinary soup sensations from the leading “cream of the crop” chefs, restaurants and caterers of Toronto. Now an annual treat of Toronto’s food event scene that has the added flavour of also supporting local food-growing & sharing through the Plant a Row – Grow a Row program while bubbling over with a Zero Waste flair. A soup-er celebration that’s not-to-be-missed! To order tickets, visit or call 416-535-0240.
Open reharsal - Toronto Beach Chorale
Sun. Sept. 28, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kingston Rd. United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
Toronto Beach Chorale
Do you love to sing? Experience the joy of vocal music with the Toronto Beach Chorale, a concert choir rehearsing and performing in the Beach & east Toronto. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the rehearsal process. Learn how choral music is rehearsed; practise a few vocal techniques as a member of the audience as our Conductor, Mervin William Fick, guides us through a lively, open working rehearsal, culminating in a short performance of a piece from our current 2014/2015 concert season.
Mad about Margaret’s
Mon. Sept. 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
George Restaurant, 111C Queen St. E.
Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services
This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Dowsett Johnston author of the bestselling book “Drink.” Mad about Margaret’s will be hosted by Mary Ito from CBC’s Fresh Air with entertainment by Melody MacDougall. To purchase tickets or to make a donation to Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services, please contact Danuta at 416-463-1481.
Riverdale Historical Society September Event
Tue. Sept. 30, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Matthew's Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. at Langley
Riverdale Historical Society
With a focus on Chinatown East at Broadview and Gerrard, Arlene will show archival photographs from her books, "The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now" and "The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle", which was nominated for the 2013 Heritage Toronto Book Award and 2014 Ontario Speaker's Book Award. Admission free to RHS members, $4 non-members. Memberships $15 a year available at the door.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries - featuring: The Big Sleep (1946).
Ward 32 Municipal Election Debate
Thur. Oct. 2, 7 pm
Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Road
Ward 32 Municipal Election Debate
Tue. Oct. 7, 7 pm
St. John's Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 8, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries - featuring: Erin Brockovich (2000).
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 13
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.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries - featuring: Groundhog Day (1993).
Kingston Road Village Fall Festival
Dates to be announced
Kingston Road (between Hannaford St. and Victoria Park Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community & Centre 55;
Find out what Kingston Road has to offer in the way of good food and interesting shopping. Local musicians, pumpkin carving, demonstrations of arts and crafts, and activities for the kids are all part of the day's events.
Healthy Living For Older Adults: Keep Active and Maintain Your Independence
Mon. Oct. 20, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join a representative from Toronto Health for a talk about how physical activity can help to keep muscles and bones strong, improve posture and maintain balance. Discover the emotional and social benefits of keeping active including increased energy, improved sleep, self-esteem and confidence.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed., Oct. 22, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries - featuring: Sunset Blvd. (1950).
Fall Beach Studio Tour
Fri. Oct. 24, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 25, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 26, 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.
Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House
Sat. Oct. 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Williamson Road Public School, 24 Williamson Road
Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. For information and registration visit
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies
Wed. Oct. 29, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries - featuring: How To Marry A Millionaire (1953).
Fri. 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. 2 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Tue. 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
Tue. 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.
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 16, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
For 109 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.
Hamper's Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 23, 1 pm
Community Centre 55 and Kingston Road Village Business Association
More info: 416-691-1113,
The parade runs along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, then north to Community Centre 55 for hot dots, cocoa, coffee, popcorn, and a special visit from Santa. Don't forget to bring a twoonie to support Community Centre 55's Share A Christmas program.
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