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May 25th, 2017
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!
Photography Exhibit
Fri. May 5 to Thur. May 18, 1 pm - 5 pm
Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E.
416-999-1030
Featuring photographers Jonathan Grill, Brad Matson and George Novotny. Admission is Free.
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!
Butterflyway Project
Tue. May 16, 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
Marilyn Walsh, marilyn_walsh@rogers.com
Find out how the Beach Garden Society and the David Suzuki Foundation are creating a Butterflyway for pollinators in the Beach. Jode Roberts and Ginetta Peters will talk about a wide range of projects. Learn about the BGS plans for the gardens at Main St and Beaches branches of the Toronto Public Library.
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
Toronto New Covenant Cathedral, 255 Blanytre Ave.
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!
A Fireside Chat at Murphy's Law
Sat. June 3, 2 pm - 5 pm
Murphy's Law, The Parlour Room, 1702 Queen St. E.
Graeme Boyce
As this is the 300th Anniversary of modern Freemasonry, the Historian of The Beaches Lodge in Toronto will be providing a presentation on the growth of both the lodge, which was originally located at the corner of Balsam and Queen, and the growth of the community. After the presentation, there'll be time to ask questions.
Retirement and Estate Planning
Tue. June 6, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT294219&R=EVT294219
A representative from RBC Dominion Securities is conducting this free workshop with a focus on Retirement and Estate considerations: learn of key strategies that can be used to reduce the amount of tax paid to the CRA during retirement. Protecting one's estate: keeping the estate safe from creditors, taxation, and family quarrels. Avoid common estate planning mishaps. There are many ideas and strategies related to estate planning, some straightforward and some complicated. No registration is required. Drop-in. No obligation.
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.
The Circus is coming to Town!
Thur. June 8, 4 pm - 8 pm
Norway Junior Public School, 390 Kingston Road
Come one… Come all! Bring your family, friends and neighbours to enjoy a fun-filled day of yummy food, baked goods, candy floss & snow cones, bouncy castles, face painting, clowns, fair games with prizes, balloons & much more. Admission is free. Activity tickets will be available in advance and on the day of the event. Step right up & have some fun.
Toronto Fire Services: Fire and Life Safety
Fri. June 9, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
BBeaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library and Toronto Fire Services
416-393-7703
A public educator from Toronto Fire Services will provide specific information on the most common causes of home fires; how to prevent fire from ever starting; why the type of building makes a difference in your actions in case of fire and much more. The entire focus will be on helping older adults to get a full understanding of what they need to know to stay safe in their homes. Registration is required for this program. Please call 416-393-7703 or visit the branch to register.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 10 & Sun. June 11, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans and designers from across Canada, including 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, stunning jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 33rd year! Admission is FREE!
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. June 11,10 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.
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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sat. June 17,11 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.
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
11th Annual Sandcastle Competition
Sun. June 25, 8 am - 3 pm
Woodbine Beach
The Beaches Lodge
Graeme Boyce, 416-402-8591
On the first Sunday of the summer, once again The Beaches Cup will be awarded on Woodbine Beach at 3pm, an annual event that brings together teams of families, co-workers and friends for a rewarding day together of digging and sculpting in the sand. Come join us and have fun, or relax and watch, no pre-registration is needed and the competition is free to enter. May the best Sandcastle win!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Event Photo and Video - Beaches Kids Program Open House 9th yearBeaches shop Event Photos and Video - Beaches Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! 2016 Beaches shop Email your request Summer Beaches Patio Contest and Win About The Beaches Clubs & Associations History & Landmarks Virtual Tour / Video Community Events Useful Information