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January 22nd, 2020
January
New Year's Day
Wed. Jan. 1
40th Annual Hair of the Dog Run
Wed. Jan. 1, 11 am - 1 pm
Balmy Beach Canoe Club, along the Boardwalk
www.balmybeachcanoe.com
Lace up your running shoes and come on down to the Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Avenue for the annual Hair of the Dog Run. 9K run or 3K walk routes along the Martin Goodman trail. Walkers start at 11:30 am, Runners start at 12 noon. On-site registration starts at 10:30 am. or you can register online. Everyone is invited to the cool dip!
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 6
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Downton Abbey (2019)
Wed. Jan. 8, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Downton Abbey (2019). The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. Stars Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Matthew Goode. 122 minutes.
Spanish Book Club
Sat. Jan. 11, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Albert Campbell Branch's Spanish Book Club has moved to Beaches Branch while Albert Campbell Branch is closed for renovations. The Spanish Book Club is open to all of those interested in reading and discussing popular books written in the Spanish language.
MP Julie Dabrusin's New Year's Levee
Sat. Jan. 11, 1 pm - 3 pm
1028 Queen St. E. (at Carlaw)
More info: 416-405-8914
Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin is hosting a New Year’s Levee. Everyone is welcome to attend the free event.
Annual Skate Party with Mayor John Tory
Sun. Jan 12, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens outdoor rink
Info: 416-392-7666
Come out and enjoy this annual skating event! Free skate rentals, hot beverages, and music.
Lake Ontario's Forgotten Squadron: The Royal Navy During the War of 1812
Tue. Jan. 14, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Gurth M. Pretty, naval historian and Director of the HMS Psyche Canadian Maritime Heritage Society, lectures on Lake Ontario's Forgotten Squadron: The Royal Navy during the War of 1812. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Wed. Jan. 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Gentleman's Agreement (1947). A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. Directed by Elia Kazan. Stars Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield. 118 minutes.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Jan. 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches 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. Drop in. No registration required.
Historical Talk with Gene Domagala
Sun. Jan. 19, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave.
Join local historian Gene Domagala as he presents “The Synagogue in the Beach”. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served afterward.
The Role of the Executor
Mon. Jan. 20, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Alicia Vogan
alicia.vogan@rbc.com 416-919-4005
There's a good chance that at some point, you'll be asked to be an executor to someone's estate. The request may come from a spouse, a parent or a close friend, and you may be well inclined to accept. But do you know what the job entails? Join us to learn more about estate planning and the role of an executor.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - The Awful Truth (1937)
Wed. Jan. 22, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Awful Truth (1937). Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. Directed by Leo McCarey. Stars Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Ralph Bellamy. 90 minutes.
Centre 55's Winter Carnival
Sat. Jan. 25
Kimberley Public School, 50 Swanwick Ave.
Community Centre 55
416-691-1113
Join us for Centre 55's Winter Carnival. Children's activities & crafts, bake sale, bouncy castle and much more!
Jam Nite at Beach United Church
Tue. Jan. 28, 7 pm
140 Wineva Ave
www.beachunitedchurch.com
Bring your voice, your instrument, a song to share and join us for a fun, relaxed jam session. No skill level is needed. All you need is enthusiasm to make music together.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies - The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Wed. Jan. 29, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Farmer's Daughter (1947). After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics. Stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten and Ethel Barrymore. 97 minutes.
Winterlicious
Fri. Jan. 31 - Thur. Feb. 13
Restaurants throughout Toronto
toronto.ca/winterlicious or call 311
Toronto's Winter Foodie Celebration! Experience a series of mouth-watering culinary events and indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value. Try something new, try something exotic, try something traditional or try it all during this savoury, luscious, and succulent series hosted by more than 200 of Toronto's top restaurants. Is anybody else getting hungry?
February
Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church
Sat. Feb. 1, 4:30 pm
140 Wineva Ave.
“Classic Beauties” featuring Colleen Allen, sax; Alana Bridgewater, vocals; and Steve Hunter, piano, performing classic jazz arrangements. Donations are appreciated at this event.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Feb. 6, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches 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.
Valentine's Day Craft
Thur. Feb. 13, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come and make a lovely craft for your loved one! Create a unique greeting card, bracelet or headband. Or make one of each! For all children. Those aged six and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. No registration required.
Centre 55's Annual Soup Tasting Competition
Thur. Feb. 13, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street
Jade 416-691-1113; www.centre55.com
You are the judge! Sample delicious soups from your local restaurants & vote for your favourite. Winner gets bragging rights and holds the Silver Ladle for 1 year! $5 per person. Proceeds in support of CC 55’s year round programmes.
Valentine's Day
Fri. Feb. 14
P.A. Day Movie: Gnomeo and Juliet
Fri. Feb. 14, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Spend your P.A. Day at the library and join us for a Valentine's Day showing of Gnomeo and Juliet (2011). Separated by a garden fence and a feud, are blue gnomes on one side and red gnomes on the other. This doesn't stop blue Gnomeo and red Juliet from falling in love with each other. Do they have a future together? Rated G. Run time: 85 minutes.
Winter Stations 2020
Mon. Feb. 17 to Wed. Apr. 1
Along the Boardwalk, between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach
https://www.facebook.com/winter.stations/
Winter Stations Return for a 6th consecutive year! An exhibition celebrating Toronto’s Winter waterfront landscape. Visit and experience the life size installations and the frame of mind in each artist for their winning designs. Six stations will be installed this year along the sandy beach between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach.
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 17
Retro Ramblers Seniors Event
Thur. Feb. 20, 11:30 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave,
Community Centre 55
Jade 416 691-1113
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!
Beaches 13th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 22, 11 am - 2 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
416-690-4269, kids@beachesliving.ca
Come learn about and explore kids programs available in the Beaches for ages 0 to 16. Meet face to face with program organizers, teachers, coaches, etc. The participating programs are in all areas including music, sports, science, arts, computer, playgroups, tutors, after school programs and much more. This Open House is free and open to families in the Beaches and the Greater Beaches area. View event photos from past year at: beachesliving.ca/kids
Making Tax Your Hero
Tue. Feb. 25, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Understand why there are taxes, how the Canadian tax system works, and what taxes are used for. Learn why you need to file a tax return and the government assistance/benefits gained from filing a return. Understand the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction. Learn how to file, what happens once a tax return is filed and the importance of the Notice of Assessment. Presented by CPA Canada. Space is limited. Registration required. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 08
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Sugar Shack TO
Sat. Mar. 14 & Sun. Mar. 15, 11 am - 5 pm
Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive
Water's Edge Festivals & Events
assistant@harmonymarketing.ca, www.sugarshackto.ca, Instagram @sugarshackto
Toronto's urban cabane a sucre experience returns to the waterfront for a sweet weekend of winter fun and plenty of fresh maple syrup. Two Sugar Shacks serving up fresh Ontario maple taffy rolled on snow, interactive ice activities, delicious maple-infused food, Lumberjack Show *New in 2020, Indigenous programming *New in 2020, fire pits, Live music and entertainment. Free general admission. 2020 partners include: Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, Menkes, Waterfront Toronto, Waterfront BIA, Bell Media and Westin Harbour Castle.
March Break
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20
St. Patrick's Day
Tue. 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.
Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles
Tue. Mar. 17, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E
416-393-7703
Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles deliver a super fun & interactive music & puppet show. The Bubbles perform a variety of popular children's songs. This is a featured March Break Music program.
Spring begins
Thur. Mar. 19
Adam Bunch: The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue. Mar. 24, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Writer and Local Historian Adam Bunch will share stories from his book The Toronto Book of the Dead. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 28, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
Fraud Protection
Tue. Mar. 31, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to better understand fraud and how to protect themselves from being victims of fraud. Outline: Introduction; What is fraud? How can you be aware of the damage; Signs of victimization; What should you do? Real-life examples. Presented by CPA Canada. Registration required, in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
April
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
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 springsprint@hotmail.ca
Beaches|Life 3rd Annual Spring Wellness & Beauty Show
Sun. Apr. 5, 10 am - 4 pm
location TBA
beachesliving.ca/beacheslife/wellnessbeautyshow
Come and meet local business owners face-to-face, discover the wide range of products and services they provide, get a personal consultation, and celebrate the Spring Season together! *Healthy Living, Wellness & Lifestyle *Live presentation, demos & fashion show *Special offers from your local businesses *Live music *FREE Admission & FREE Parking
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 10
Beaches Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Good Friday, Apr. 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Kew Gardens
www.beacheseasterparade.ca/easter-egg-hunt
Join us for the second annual Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt. There will be FREE face painting and children’s entertainment. Plus age-grouped egg hunt activities. BYO Basket. Don’t miss out on the special visit from the Easter Bunny. No registration is required and admission is free!
Beaches Lions 54th Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
www.beacheseasterparade.ca
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. 12
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 13
Disability: Accessing Your Benefits
Tue. Apr. 14, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
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. 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 416-393-7703.
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
Clean Toronto Together
Fri. Apr. 24 to Sun. Apr. 26
www.toronto.ca/livegreen; cleantoronto@toronto.ca
Toronto's 17th annual spring cleanup! Join over 200,000 volunteers and help to keep our city clean and green • Corporate 20-Minute Makeover: Friday, April 24 • Community Cleanups: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 • School Cleanups: Friday, April 24 or Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day). Visit the website for more information and to register.
Don't Get Scammed
Tue. Apr. 28, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to understand fraud and how to protect themselves from being victims of fraud. What are the types of fraud and what is identity theft? Learn about common sales and advertising tactics to recognize when you may be a target. Learn what actions to take if you are a victim and what steps can be taken to protect yourself. Presented by CPA Canada. Free program, however space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
Identify Trees In Your Neighbourhood
Wed. Apr. 29, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Have you ever wondered what kind of trees grow in your neighbourhood? Using the Tree Bee web identification tool, a member of Forests Ontario will show you how to identify trees and help you learn more about forests and the trees you walk by everyday on your way to the library. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series.
May
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Stretching into Savings
Tue. May 12, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For those who want to learn how to save more and spend less. Learn how to set savings goals. Learn to create a budget to help develop a savings plan. Understand that saving and reducing spending will go together to create success. Learn to invest savings to achieve savings goals. Presented by CPA Canada. Space is limited. Registration required, in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7703.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 18, 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 18
Happy Victoria Day!
Doors Open Toronto
Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 24
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 21st annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
June
First Day of Summer
Sat. June 20
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
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