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April 25th, 2017
April
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 1, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
30th Anniversary 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 will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre late March and beginning of April. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair
Sat. Apr. 1, 11 am - 4 pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, 100 Brimley Road (south of Kingston Rd.)
scarboroseedysaturday@gmail.com; https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/
Join us at this popular heirloom seed exchange/sale, gardening and environmental event. This year will focus on Bio/Diversity and Seeds. Learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or attend our great workshops on Seeds, Gardening and more. Have a gardening question? Come and talk to our gardening experts!
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sat. Apr. 8, 8 am -10 am
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Pancakes, sausages, coffee, tea and juice. Sittings at 8 and 9 am. Suggested donation $3.
Bake Sale Fundraiser
Sat. Apr. 8, 9 am - 2 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Donations welcome. Money raised will go to the victims of the flooding in Peru.
Hunt For Eggs
Sat. April 8 & Sat. Apr. 15, 10:30 am - 1pm
145B Main St.
Children's French Book Corner & Girls Are
Lynda Grimard-Watt
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and help us find all the Easter Eggs hidden in the store. Easter Crafts for the kids to enjoy. All are welcome.
Kids in the Kitchen
Sat. Apr. 8, 11 am - 2 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
Sudha Ellie, 416-778-5805 x 224
www.eastendchc.on.ca
A fun cooking program for kids 8-12 years old and their parents. Parents will learn quick new recipes, kids help with meal preparation. Space is limited. This program is free. Visit our website for Centre information. Please call Sudha Ellie for registration.
Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary Remembrance and Celebration Service
Sun. Apr. 9, 1 pm
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. E.
Parade formation at 1 pm. at the back of East York Collegiate Institute, with march off at 1:30 pm. to East York Civic Centre. Reception to follow at Branch 10, 1083 Pape Ave.
Historical Talk at the Beaches Library
Tue. Apr. 11, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join historian David Fuller who will present a talk about The Battle of Vimy Ridge on the occasion of it's 100th anniversary. Presented by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society.
Hooper’s Lecture - Heal Your Gut, Spark Your Energy & Balance Your Hormones
Tue. Apr. 11, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Info: 416-699-3747
Join Julie Daniluk, author of ‘The Hot Detox’, at a free lecture on how to eliminate inflammation and heal the gut through nutrition and selective supplementation, and how to re-establish balance with your energy, sleep and hormones. Each attendee will receive an information brochure, coupons, and be entered into a draw for prizes. Book signing to follow.
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 14
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. Apr. 15, 1 pm
Meet at SE corner of Victoria Park Ave. & Kingston Rd.
Beaches Lions Club 51st Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 16, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.com
Richard Bourdeau: 647-527-0266; richardblaw@gmail.com
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fifth decade, attracts thousands of people from all over the city. Don't forget your Loonies for the Lions, to support local charities. Applications for the parade can be found at the Beaches Lions Website.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 16
Beaches Easter Day 5k & 1k Bunny Hop
Sun. Apr. 16, 9 am
Beaches Boardwalk
Toronto Beaches Runners Club
Run for Fun in the Beaches this Easter! Come and enjoy a fun Easter Day run in the Beach with a beautiful run on the Beaches Boardwalk. All Proceeds will go to The Beaches Lions Club so that they can continue to host and organize this great parade, a Beaches tradition since 1967!
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 17
Japanese Maples
Tue. April 18, 7 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 97 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
Marilyn Walsh, www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Don't miss this exciting talk by Marion Jarvie who will be sharing her wisdom about the care of Japanese Maples.
Drug Policy Town Hall
Wed. Apr. 19, 6 pm
Canadian Martyrs Catholic School (gym), 520 Plains Rd.
416-467-0860; beynate.ca
Join Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at this panel discussion to learn more about the proposed legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis, and the recently-passed Bill C-37.
"Strangers on a Train" screening
Wed. Apr. 19, 7 pm
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
416-691-7150
The Great Escape Bookstore Book and Film Club present Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train’, followed by Q&A with film professor Kathleen Cummins.
East York Skating Club's 66th Annual Ice Show
Fri. Apr. 21, 7:30 pm; Sat. Apr. 22, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
East York Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Eastyorksc@rogers.com
This year's Ice Show celebrates Canada's 150th! The show features local skaters of all ages, from Canskate to Starskate. Three shows on Friday & Saturday. Tickets available at the door.
Run to Quit - Walk/Run to a Smoke-Free Life
Fri. April 21, 6:30 pm
The Running Room Beaches, 1977 Queen St. E.
Canadian Cancer Society and The Running Room
(416) 693-1530
Looking to quit smoking in 2017? Run to Quit is an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada's Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics. This year, walk or run to a smoke-free life by joining Run to Quit.
Clean Toronto Together
Fri. Apr. 21 to Sun. Apr. 23
www.toronto.ca/livegreen
Toronto's annual spring cleanup is April 21-23. Join over 200,000 volunteers and help to keep our city clean and green. Corporate & School 20-minute makeover: April 21. Community Cleanup Days: April 22 & 23.
Earth Day
Sat. Apr. 22
Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine ‘Earth Day Clean Up!'
Sat. Apr. 22, 10 am - noon
350 Beech Ave.
Join the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine this Earth Day to clean up our neighbourhood ravine! This is an event for all members of your family. We will meet at the Beech Ave. entrance to the ravine (Kingston Rd./Beech Ave.). Please bring your gloves, but we will provide the garbage bags, and some light snacks!
Electronic Waste Recycling Fundraising Event
Sun. Apr. 23, 10 am - 2 pm
Real Storage Toronto Beaches, 1 Woodfield Rd.
Scouter Lucia: Luciamcdonough@gmail.com (647-239-8668); Scouter Bruno: Bdiesberger@gmail.com (416-697-1208)
Please drop off any of the following unwanted items during this time for FREE recycling: TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, printers, stereos, speakers, ink & toner cartridges, cameras, cell phones, telephones, battery chargers, any type of batteries, treadmills, any item with electronic components. For FREE pickup of larger items, please contact scouters Lucia or Bruno. Event organized by the 8th Don Mills Scouts.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. April 23, 10 am - 4 pm
The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
Brigid Elmy: leslievilleflea@gmail.com
www.leslievilleflea.com
We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up - cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans. With 50+ vendors and all kinds of unique finds, the Leslieville Flea is a great way to spend a chilly Sunday! Link to map of fermenting cellar: http://bit.ly/1msDOy9
Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group
Mon. Apr. 24, 10 am - 12 noon
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
Info: 461-396-4051
Topic: The Importance of Movement and Keeping Ourselves Fit. Admission and parking free.
Poetry and Time: a Lecture and Poetry Readings
Wed. Apr. 26, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT291589&R=EVT291589
Local poet and academic John Oughton delivers a lecture entitled Poetry and Time and some poetry readings, followed by a question & answer session, and the opportunity to purchase a collection of the author's poetry, if desired. Drop in. No registration required.
Free Seniors’ Movie - “La La Land”
Thur. Apr. 27, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Spring Fling Craft and Foodie Fair
Sat. Apr. 29, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Malvern Collegiate, cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave.
72 craft and food vendors, book sale, entertainment by Guthrie School of Dance & pianist Brad Alexander. Grand prizes for 4 lucky winners. Free admission, and first 300 visitors receive a free gift. Free parking. Elevator available for those requiring assistance.
CHOIR! Poppin' Through the Decades
Sat. Apr. 29, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Forward Baptist Church, 1891 Gerrard St. E.
Larissa Haluszka-Smith, l.haluszka@gmail.com
All friends and neighbours are invited to CHOIR!'s spring concert. We will be "Poppin' Through the Decades" with a selection of popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Also featuring selections from Kids' CHOIR! his is a FREE concert, contributions to L'Arche Toronto are welcome.
Free Open Mic at The Social Gardener Café
Sat. Apr. 29, 5 pm - 8 pm
1326 Gerrard St. E.
nathanielpenner@hotmail.com
Invitation is open to anyone wishing to express their creativity through poetry, music or stand up comedy. Our VEGAN cafe will also be open for those wishing to purchase coffee or food. We are hoping to make this an ongoing event every last saturday of the month.
Community Centre 55 Environment Day
Sat. Apr. 29, 8 am - 12 noon
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Info: 416-691-1113, cameron@centre55.com
Event is held rain or shine. Accepting used electronics (proceeds from e-Waste go toward Centre 55's year round programs), art supplies, corks, costume jewellery, dress up clothing, and more.
May
Collected Joy Ladies Night In
Thur. May 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1035 Kingston Rd.
Sharon Smyl, 416-662-5882
Collected Joy will be hosting a fun, casual Ladies Night In featuring two amazing Toronto businesswomen: Diandra Guglielmello of jewelry design company Liel & Lentz and Melanie Cruickshank, founder of DaLish Cosmetics. There will be snacks, wine, great conversation and the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of girlies in the neighbourhood :)
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2017
Fri. May 5, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 6, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 7, 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.
Jane's Walk
Fri. May 5, Sat. May 6 & Sun. May 7
Various locations across the city
www.janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/
The annual pedestrian-powered celebration of author, urban planner and Torontonian Jane Jacobs. This year, over 165 walking tours are planned across the city, touching on topics ranging from Toronto’s industrial past to its gentrified future. For more information on tours, please visit our website.
Spring to the Beach
Fri. May 5, 6 pm - 9 pm & Sat. May 6, 4 pm - 8 pm
Kew Gardens
The Beach Village BIA
office@thebeachvillage.com
Let's kick off the Beach season in style by joining this FREE event! Shop along Queen for Moonlight Madness (May 5, 6-9 pm) and a sidewalk sale May 6 (4-8pm). Stop and refuel at our newly renovated Kew Gardens Park and enjoy bites & brews from our local restaurants:The Stone Lion, Breakwall, Hogtown Smoke, Hero Certified Burgers - Beach Queen East Dufflet Beach. Don't miss the Mill Street Brewery beer garden while you kick back and enjoy live local music! Can't wait to see you there!
St. John Catholic School Spring Carnival
Sat. May 6, 11 am - 3 pm
St. John Catholic School, 780 Kingston Road
Tanya Bismayer, tbismayer@rogers.com
Join us at our annual Spring Carnival. There will be so much fun to be had by everyone - bouncy castles, petting zoo, Lego table, craft tables, bake sales, BBQ stations and so much more! So come on out and support a great neighbourhood school!
Kids in the Kitchen
Sat. May 13, 11 am - 2 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
Sudha Ellie, 416-778-5805 x 224
www.eastendchc.on.ca
A fun cooking program for kids 8-12 years old and their parents. Parents will learn quick new recipes, kids help with meal preparation. Space is limited. This program is free. Visit our website for Centre information. Please call Sudha Ellie for registration.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 14
Happy Mother's Day!
Wigford Rememberies
Wed. May 17, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT290405&R=EVT290405
Local author and singer-songwriter Kyp Harness reads from his new novel Wigford Rememberies, followed by a question and answer session. Drop-in. No Registration necessary.
Community Environment Days / WARD 32
Thur. May 18, 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.
Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism
Thur. May 18, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289732&R=EVT289732
Join local author Joyce Nelson as she reads from her new book, followed by a question & answer session. Drop-in. No registration is necessary.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 22, 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 22
Happy Victoria Day!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 26, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 27 & Sun. May 28, 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 27 & Sun. May 28
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 18th 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 27, 10 am - 6 pm & Sun. May 28, 10 am - 5 pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca or 416-234-WOOF (416-234-9663)
Now entering its 14th year, 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.
June
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. June 3 & Sun. June 4, 10 am - 8 pm
Woodbine Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.
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.
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 3, 10 am - 5 pm
Kingston Road (from Hannaford Ave. to Blantyre Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Join us at our annual Spring Art Walk & Street Fest! Local artists will show a selection of their work at various Pop up art galleries set up in selected businesses all along Kingston Road, between Hannaford and Blantyre. Children's activities, face painting, music, contests, in-store specials and more. Fun for the whole family!
ArtMEETS: Searching for Stories
Sat. June 3, 2 pm - 4:45 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289731&R=EVT289731
The workshop fosters connections through creative drama activities. Participants are encouraged to go on a story quest to place together bits and pieces of everyday life into individual and collaborative stories. Space is limited. Registration begins on May 1st. Please call 416-393-7703 to register or for further information. The ArtMEETS program series is curated and supported by East End Arts.
Beaches Father Daughter Dance
Sat. June 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches United Grand Hall, 140 Wineva Ave.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Jennifer Bryan, 416-489-7111 ext 3051; jennifer.bryan@heartandstroke.ca
Dads get ready to ask your daughters out on a special date! This 'fun'draising evening is sure to delight young Daughters and their Father, or Father figure. 100% of proceeds go to Heart & Stroke. Tickets Online: beachesdance.eventbrite.ca. $25 for Dad & 1 Daughter Combo, 5 for each additional Daughter.
The Big Give
Sat. June 3, 10 am - 3 pm
255 Blanytre Ave.
Toronto New Covenant Cathedral
Info@torontonewcovenant.ca
The Big Give is a day where we Give Back to our Community. Join us for a FREE BBQ and FREE items for you to take. It will be a day of fun for the entire family with bouncing castle, games, music, health boot, free photographs, face painting and much more. Don't miss it!
Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed. June 7, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT280587&R=EVT280587
Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and The Party Wall. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. June 8, 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.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 10 & Sun. June 11, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Elyse Drouin, 1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans & designers from Ontario and Quebec, as well as 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, quality jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 32nd year! Admission is FREE!
The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel
Wed. June 14, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289733&R=EVT289733
Local author Ron Kasman discusses his work, The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel, supported by a visual presentation. A question & answer session will follow. Drop-in. No registration is required.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 16, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 17, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 18, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
www.beachbbqandbrews.com
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!
Kids in the Kitchen
Sat. June 17, 11 am - 2 pm
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E.
Sudha Ellie, 416-778-5805 x 224
www.eastendchc.on.ca
A fun cooking program for kids 8-12 years old and their parents. Parents will learn quick new recipes, kids help with meal preparation. Space is limited. This program is free. Visit our website for Centre information. Please call Sudha Ellie for registration.
Father's Day
Sun. June 18
Happy Father's Day!
Mosses and Sedges for the Shade Garden
Tue. June 20, 7 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 97 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
Marilyn Walsh, www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Frank Kershaw will be sharing his extensive knowledge about the use of mosses and sedges for shade gardens.
First Day of Summer
Wed. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously)
Wed. June 21, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT289734&R=EVT289734
Join local author Peter Fulton as he reads from and discusses his Amazon eBook-based novel How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously). The question & answer session will be moderated by fellow author Elan Mastai. Drop-in. No registration is required.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sat. June 24
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sat. 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
Sat. 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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Tue. July 4
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 7 to Sun. July 30
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 29th 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 21 - Sunday July 23 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 28 - Sunday July 30. Jazz Latin Carnival from Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16. "StreetFest" from July 27 - 29 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 7, 4 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 8, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 9, 12 noon - 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 8, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 10, 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
Sat. July 8 & Sun. July 9, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
23rd 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.
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 7
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.
24th Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 11, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 12, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 13, 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.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 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.
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 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.
37th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 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.
First Day of Autumn
Fri. Sept. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 23rd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sept. 22, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sept. 23 & Sun. Sept. 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.
Kingston Road Village Harvest 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 Kingston Road Village Harvest 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
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.
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.
Halloween
Tue. 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. 5 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
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.
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.
December
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
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 1
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 2
Earth Day
Sun. Apr. 22
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