July 22nd, 2014
Happy Canada Day!
Tue. 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
Canada Day Fireworks
Tue. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto, 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
Tue. July 1st, 11 am – 10:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Ave.
The Canada Day activities in Stan Wadlow Park begin at 11:00 am. with the opening of the Community Booths under the “Canvas” and the “Carnival Gears-up” for the celebration. 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
Tue. July 1st, 9:30 am – 11 am
This year marks the 57th anniversary of East York's Canada Day Parade. Starting with the Parade marching off at 9:30 am. from the East York Towne Centre. The route will travel along Thorncliffe Park, Overlea Blvd., Millwood Rd., Pape Ave., Cosburn Ave., Coxwell Ave., Sammon Ave., Woodbine Ave. dispersing at Woodbine and Ventor Avenues.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 5 to October 16.
East York Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, 8 am - 2 pm
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
A wide range of Fresh Ontario Products from Fruits and Vegetables to Honey and Preserves, Smoked Meats and Cheeses, fresh baking, home made soaps and lotions and freshly made smoothies, and also a BBQ for all your lunch needs while you are visiting. Runs from May 13 to October 28.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 25 to October 26.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from May 17 to October 25.
Fairmount Park Farm Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
Fairmount Park Farm Market is a community run market that offers farm fresh produce and products and lovingly prepared local and seasonal food. Come enjoy the bounty of the season! Runs from May 21 to October 15.
Q107 Canada Day Festival
Tue. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park
Q107 presents an all-day music fest to celebrate Canada Day. The free event also offers a licensed drinking area, a family fun zone, and a fireworks display at night.
D.D.Summerville Outdoor Pool
Open everyday, from June 14 to Aug. 31
1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Leisure Swim, 10 am - 4 pm; Closed for maintenance, 4 pm - 5 pm; Leisure Swim, 5 pm - 7 pm. More information, call 416-392-7688.
Blantyre Park Outdoor Pool
Open everyday, from June 14 to Aug. 31
180 Fallingbrook Rd.
Leisure Swim, 1:30 pm - 8 pm. More information, call 416-396-4126.
Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool
Open everyday, from June 21 to Aug. 31
150 Greenwood Ave.
Leisure Swim, 12 noon - 7 pm. More information, call 416-392-7804.
Kiwanis Outdoor Pool
Open everyday, from June 21 to Aug. 31
373 Cedarvale Ave.
Leisure Swim, 12 noon - 8 pm. More information, call 416-396-2847.
Monarch Park Outdoor Pool
Open everyday, from June 21 to Aug. 31
115 Felstead Ave.
Leisure Swim, 12 noon - 7 pm. More information, call 416-392-7831.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Fri. July 4
Sat. July 5 & Sun. July 6, noon - 10 pm.
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
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.
Waterfront Blues Festival
Fri. July 11, 6 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 12, noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 13, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (Eastern Ave. & Coxwell Ave.)
The 10th annual Blues Festival including artists: Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils, Jack de Keyzer with special guest Erin McCallum, Brant Parker Blues Band, Terry Gillespie, Lynn Drury, Blackburn, Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Greg Nagy, Harrison Kennedy, Sugar Ray & The BlueTones. Great Food including award winning BBQ! Children’s amusement area, and the “Don’t Lose The Blues” Contest with draws for prizes! Free admission.
Espressions: Live Music & Painting
Fri. July 11, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1173 Queen St. E.
Join us at Espressions as you paint to live music featuring awesome local musicians! During the event, we encourage you to mix and mingle with other art lovers as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual atmosphere.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball
Sat. July 12 & Sun. July 13, all day
Ashbridges Bay & Woodbine Beach
The Hospital for Sick Children
The 20th annual volleyball challenge supporting SickKids. Recreational and Competitive Co-ed 6's Divisions. One and two day tournaments available. For more information and to register visit the website.
Summer Open Studio: 6 artists.
Sat. July 12, 2 pm - 7 pm; Sun. July 13, 1 pm - 6 pm
1 Glenmount Park Road
Shabnam, Hilary, David and others
Summer Open Studio. Six talented artists, varied works: watercolours, acrylics, oils, ceramics, photography, hand made soaps, and much more.
Sun. July 13, 1 pm - 6 pm
Various locations throughout Riverside
Neighbours are invited to this free outdoor festival, which includes a number of live art installations. Among others, live paintings along Queen Street East between Boulton Ave. & Saulter St. and between Boulton Ave. & Grant St.
Free Movie Night - Rio 2
Tue. July 15, 8 pm
Moncur Park, 10 Gainsborough Rd.
Free Movie Nights hosted by Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Free Movie Night - Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc
Thur. July 17, 8 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Free Movie Nights hosted by Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 18 to Sun. July 27
Various locations in the Beaches; 416-410-8809
The 26th annual jazz festival. July 18 - 23 & July 26 - 27 at Woodbine Park; July 25 - 27 on the Boardwalk. StreetFest, July 24 - 26 along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm.
Main Square Summer Party
Sat. July 19, 1 pm - 4 pm
Main Square Community Centre
Summer party with free bike tune-ups, music and more!
Lost Rivers Walk
Sun. July 20, 2 pm
Small’s Creek
Meet at S.W. corner of East Lynn Ave. and Danforth Ave., two blocks west of Woodbine. Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson with Friends of Small’s Creek Ravines.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. July 20, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.;;
Stroll the beautiful ground of this Ontario Heritage Trust property while taking in the sights of over 50 vendors. Beer from Indie Ale House as well as amazing food vendors will be there to fuel your shopping. The thrill of the hunt never gets old!
Arthur Potts Constituency Office Open House
Tue. July 22, 6 pm - 8 pm
1821 Danforth Ave.
David Bellmore, 416-690-1032
Come and meet the new MPP of Beaches - East York, Arthur Potts. On July 22 we invite everyone to our open house at 1821 Danforth Ave. Arthur will be here between 6pm-8pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Free Movie Night - LEGO Movie
Tue. July 22, 8 pm
Cassels Park, 69 Cassels Ave.
Free Movie Nights hosted by Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Free Movie Night - LEGO Movie
Sun. July 27, 8 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.
Free Movie Nights hosted by Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Screen Time & Screen Safety
Tue. July 29, 6 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Children spend an average of 8 hours a day in front of a screen. All parents are invited to join us for a free workshop about how to keep your child healthy and safe. Join a representative from the East End Community Health Centre to learn about tips to help reduce your child's screen time, ensure their internet and phone safety, and how to talk to them about what they see online. This presentation is best suited for parents of children 8 years or older. No advance registration required.
Beach Guild of Fine Art Summer Show and Sale
Wed. July 30 to Sun. Aug. 10; Tue., Wed. & Fri. 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur. 10 am - 7:30 pm, Sat. & Sun. noon - 5 pm.
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road (between the Bayview extension and Broadview Ave.)
The show features large and small paintings by the Guild’s artists. Admission and parking are free.
Free Movie Nights - Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
Thur. July 31, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens or call 416-693-2242
Enjoy summer movies under the stars! Free. Organized by The Beach Village.
Bruce Trail Hike-a-Thon
Aug. 1 - 31
Bruce Trail
Toronto Bruce Trail Club;
The Toronto Bruce Trail Club is inviting you to participate in the first-ever Bruce Trail Hike-a-Thon during the month of August. Funds raised will be directed to the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s (BTC) 50th Anniversary Milestones Project. This event gives you the opportunity to help preserve and protect the Bruce Trail and provide an opportunity to make your kilometres count. Registration is now open at For more information visit our website.
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 4
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.
20th Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 8, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 9, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 10, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview and Pape)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
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.
Free Movie Nights - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Thur. Aug. 21, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens or call 416-693-2242
Enjoy summer movies under the stars! Free. Organized by The Beach Village.
TD Festival of South Asia
Sat. Aug. 23 & Sun. Aug. 24, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.)
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 Yard Sale In The Yard
Sat. Aug. 23, 8 am - 1 pm
Malvern School Yard, 55 Malvern Ave.
Malvern home and school council
The MALVERN home and school council is hosting the first annual yard sale. We will have 60 vendors selling all kinds of garage sale items as well as unique crafters selling their wares. All proceeds from this event support the Malvern Awards and scholarships.
Outdoor Movie Night at Main Square
Sat. Aug. 23, event starts at 6 pm, movie starts at 8:30 pm
Main Square CC, SE corner Danforth Ave. & Main St.
Hosted by Danforth Village BIA. All welcome to this family-friendly event. Arm chair seating will be provided.
PAWS in the Park
Sun. Aug. 24, 9 am - 2 pm
Woodbine Park and Ashbridges Bay
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.
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 1
Canada celebrates Labour Day on the first Monday of September and is the last long weekend of the summer – the last time families can take their children on a short vacation before school starts again. If you can't get out of town – be a tourist in your own town.
11th Annual Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 6 & Sun. Sept. 7, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park (2075 Queen St. East)
Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun and very special guest John McDermott. FREE admission.
Variety Village 2nd Annual Open Water Swim
Sat. Sept. 6, 1 pm - 4 pm
Buttermilk Falls Resort, 16941 Hwy 35
Kathryn Haggis,
Phone 416-699-7167 x251; Fax 416-367-0028; TTY 416-699-8147
Join us at our 2nd Annual Open Water Swim! Variety’s goal is to raise funds to support inclusive, integrated sport, fitness and life skills programs that nurture the mind, body and spirit. We are a not-for-profit facility and our mission provides opportunities for and supports programs that are integrated and open to people of all ages and abilities. We hope you share our vision for inclusiveness and join us in supporting this great event!
34th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 14, Registration 8:15 am, Run 9 am - 12:30 pm
Woodbine Beach Bathing Shelter (East of Coxwell / South of Lakeshore Blvd.)
The Terry Fox Foundation
The run is a non-competitive event where people get together to raise money in Terry's name. It is a day of celebrating Terry's legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. You may walk or run at all our courses; you may also be able to use a bike, wheelchair or inline skates.
The Beach Guild of Art's Fall Art Show and Sale
Fri. Sept. 19 to Sun. Sept. 21, 10 am - 5 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Beach Guild of Fine Art
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents it's annual fall show and sale featuring paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Lucky draw and gift boutique. Free admission!
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sept. 23
Mad about Margaret’s
Mon. Sept. 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
George Restaurant, 111C Queen St. E.
Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services
This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Dowsett Johnston author of the bestselling book “Drink.” Mad about Margaret’s will be hosted by Mary Ito from CBC’s Fresh Air with entertainment by Melody MacDougall. To purchase tickets or to make a donation to Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services, please contact Danuta at 416-463-1481.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 13
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in North America. More info on website.
Kingston Road Village Fall Festival
Dates to be announced
Kingston Road (between Hannaford St. and Victoria Park Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community & Centre 55;
Find out what Kingston Road has to offer in the way of good food and interesting shopping. Local musicians, pumpkin carving, demonstrations of arts and crafts, and activities for the kids are all part of the day's events.
Fall Beach Studio Tour
Fri. Oct. 24, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 25, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 26, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victora Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195,,
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. Come visit 25 artists @13 studio sites located in Toronto's Beach community. This tour offers fine craftsmanship in a variety of mediums and styles for the home. Self-guided, FREE admission. Brochures (with map) will be available at most local shops and on our web site. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House
Sat. Oct. 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Williamson Road Public School, 24 Williamson Road
Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. For information and registration visit
Fri. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
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