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July 27th, 2017
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.
Canada Day Celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park
Sat. July 1st, 12 noon - 10:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Ave.
The Canada Day activities in Stan Wadlow Park begin at 12 noon with the opening of the Community Booths. Entertainment begins on the Main Stage after the Opening Ceremonies. The day concludes with a fantastic evening fireworks display that has been a long tradition in East York enjoyed by thousands of men, women and children of all ages.
East York Canada Day Parade
Sat. July 1st, 9:30 am - 11 am
Dieppe Park to Stan Wadlow Park
eastyorkcanadaday.com
Join us at the 60th annual East York's Canada Day Parade. The Parade starts at Dieppe Park (just east of Greenwood Ave.) travelling through East York finishing at Stan Wadlow Park at Woodbine & Cedarvale Park.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Sat. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park
Q107 presents an all-day music fest to celebrate Canada Day. Join us live on location all day long for loads of food, fun and good tunes!
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.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Sat. July 1 & Sun. July 2, 11 am - 8 pm; Mon. July 3, 11 am - 5 pm
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
Waters Edge Festivals and Events
http://TOwaterfrontfest.com/
Bigger, better, and more Canadian than ever! Canuck It Up on Toronto’'s Waterfront as we celebrate Canada'’s 150th birthday and launch the ONTARIO 150 Tour! The Royal Canadian Navy will dock a 440-ft naval frigate at Sherbourne Common. West Coast Lumberjack Show. Interactive multicultural dance and musical performances, Rhythm of the Nation is a Canada 150 Fund initiative that you won’t want to miss. Shop til’ you drop at the Waterfront Artisan Market in HTO Park, with over 75 artisans, crafters, bakers & makers! Visit our website for a detailed list of events and locations. For ONTARIO 150 Tour schedule visit ON150Tour.com.
Canada Day 150th Birthday / BBQ Celebration
Sat. July 1, 1 pm - 4 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen
Robin, 416-690-5169
On Saturday July 1, the Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen will be having a special community Canada Day 150th Birthday / BBQ celebration in the side yard at the church. Everyone is welcome!
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 at Woodbine Park 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 9, 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 & Beach Soccer Tournaments
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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. July 9, 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.
TD Festival of South Asia
Sat. July 22 & Sun. July 23, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Glenside & Coxwell)
https://www.facebook.com/gerrard.indiabazaar
Come out to the Little India Bazaar and savour the food, music and dance. From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they've traveled the world.
The Leslieville Flea
Sat. July 22, 11 am - 6 pm
The Distillery District, 55 Mill St.
Brigid Elmy, leslievilleflea@gmail.com
The Leslieville Flea will be holding a few pop up Fleas outdoors in the Distillery District! Admission is always Free! We are a curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up – cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and work from select artisans.
Dragonz Martial Artz annual potluck & BBQ
Sat. July 22, 11 am - 4 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Join us at our annual potluck & BBQ. Everyone is welcomed. We will have a live band, games etc...
Free Seniors’ Movie “Guardians of the Galaxy 2"
Thur. July 27, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Suzi & Doug - Live Jazz!
Thur. July 27 to Sat. July 29, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Corks & Platters Wine Bar, 2220A Queen St. E.
Suzi and Doug return with their unique blend of jazz, blues, originals, standards, and a few surprises to spice things up a little! Take a rest from the Fest, treat your feet and settle in for some fine wine and cool jazz on a warm night (during the StreetFest). No cover.
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. July 29, 1 pm
Meet at Balsam Avenue and Pine Crescent
Glenn Cochrane, Doris McCarthy, William Kurelek.
August
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.
Movie Nights featuring "Sing"
Wed. Aug. 2, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Toronto Food Truck Festival
Fri. Aug. 4, 5pm - 10pm; Sat. Aug. 5, noon - 10pm; Sun. Aug. 6 & Mon. Aug. 7, noon - 8pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/toronto
Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent and participate in our live-eating challenges. Admission is free!
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.
Movie Nights featuring "Ghostbusters"
Wed. Aug. 9, start at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
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.
PAWS in the Park
Sat. Aug. 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern and Coxwell)
www.pawsinthepark.com
This free, family-friendly fundraiser for the Toronto Humane Society offers shopping, live music, face painting, a dog show, dog mini-makeovers, micro chipping and lots more.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Aug. 13, 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.
Movie Nights featuring "Mean Girls"
Wed. Aug. 16, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Movie Nights featuring "The Secret Life of Pets"
Wed. Aug. 23, start at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 26, 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.
Movie Nights featuring "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Wed. Aug. 30, start at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Canada 150 Stories Beaches Summer Business Networking Summer Beaches Patio Contest and Win Beaches shop Beaches shop Event Photo and Video - Beaches Kids Program Open House 9th year Event Photos and Video - Beaches Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! 2016 Email your request About The Beaches Clubs & Associations History & Landmarks Virtual Tour / Video Community Events Useful Information