39th Annual Hair of the Dog Run
Tue. Jan. 1, 11 am - 1 pm
Balmy Beach Canoe Club, along the Boardwalk
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!
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
MPP Rima Berns-McGown's Meet & Greet
Sat. Jan 12, 1 pm - 3 pm
1821 Danforth Ave. (near Roseheath Avenue)
Info: RBerns-McGown-CO@ndp.on.ca or call 416-690-1032
Beaches-East York MPP Rima Berns-McGown is hosting a grand opening and open house at her community office. The doors open at 1 pm and there will be an official remarks at 2 pm. There will be food, music and refreshments at the event. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Beaches - East York New Year's Levee
Sun. Jan. 13, 2 pm - 4 pm
Firkin on Danforth, 2057 Danforth Ave. (Woodbine & Danforth)
More info: Erskine-Smith’s office, 416-467-0860
Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Beaches-East York Councillor Brad Bradford will host a New Year’s Levee. Everyone is welcome to attend the free event and come out and meet MP Erskine-Smith and Councillor Bradford. There will be light refreshments available.
Scarborough Southwest New Year's Levee
Sun. Jan 13, 2 pm - 4 pm
West Scarborough Community Centre, 313 Pharmacy Ave.
Info: DBegum-CO@ndp.on.ca or call 416-261-9525
Scarborough Southwest MPP Doly Begum invites everyone to her New Year’s Levee. There will be live music and luncheon provided.
Historical Talk with Joanne Doucette "The Kingston Road Tramway"
Tue. Jan 15, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library present historian and author Joanne Doucette on The Kingston Road Tramway 1872-1885, Ben Lamond to the Don River. Admission is free. All welcome!
Fri. Jan. 25 - Thur. Feb. 7
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?
Sat. Jan. 26, 10 am - 2 pm
Kimberley Junior Public School, 50 Swanwick Ave.
Community Centre 55
A fun day of Carnival Games, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Snow Shoe Racing, Bake Sake, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and other delicious foods!
Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting
Mon. Jan. 28, 10 am - noon
arborough Villlage Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Julian Rawlins, Osteoporosis Canada, will speak about living healthily with Osteoporosis.
Winter Fest 2019
Sat. Feb 2, 2 pm - 5 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E.
Join us at this free community event! Ice skating, snow sledding, live music, food & fun. Weather & conditions permitting, backup date Sat. Feb. 9. Presented by Fairmount Park Ice Masters.
Annual Soup Tasting Competition
Wed. Feb. 13, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street
Sample Delicious Local Soups & Vote for your Favourite. Participating restaurants include: AMS Pizza & Wings, Murphy’s Law Pub & Kitchen and others TBA. $5 per person.
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
Mon. Feb. 18 to Mon. Apr. 1
Along the Boardwalk, between Balmy Beach and Woodbine Beach
Winter Stations Return for a 5th 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.
Historical Talk with Jamie Bradburn "The Spanish Flu Epidemic in Toronto"
Tue. Feb. 19, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library present Writer, Columnist and Historian Jamie Bradburn on The Spanish Flu Epidemic in Toronto from 1918 -1919. Admission is free. All welcome!
Beaches 12th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 23, 11 am - 2 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
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
Sugar Shack TO
Sat. Mar. 9 & Sun. Mar. 10, 11am - 5pm
Water's Edge Festivals & Events
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sugarshackto.ca; Instagram: @sugarshackto
Warm up with a glass of spiked hot chocolate, watch a battle of the chainsaws ice carving competition or try some delicious maple taffy and traditional sugar shack treats at the winter marketplace. Presented by Redpath Sugar.
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 10
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Mon. Mar. 11 to Fri. Mar. 15
Seniors Active Living & Lifestyles Fair
Wed. Mar. 13, 10 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church
Community Centre 55
Join us for an informative and FREE day of workshops, active demonstrations, health clinic, healthy snacks and over 25 health related exhibitors featuring unique services and products to keep you independent and active!
St. Patrick's Day
Sun. 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.
Wed. Mar. 20
Sat. Mar. 30, 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.
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
32nd 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 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 email@example.com
Beaches|Life 2nd Annual Spring Wellness & Beauty Show
Sun. Apr. 7, 10 am - 4 pm
Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club - at the foot of Coxwell Ave.
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
Fri. Apr. 19
Beaches Lions Club 53rd Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.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. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Mon. Apr. 22
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2019
Fri. May 3, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 4, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 5, 11 am - 6 pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Home is where the art is! You are invited into the homes and studios of local artists throughout the Toronto Beach. Visit 23 artists at 15 locations. 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.
Sun. May 12
Happy Mother's Day!
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery
Sat. May 18 to Mon. May 20, 11 am - 6 pm
Spring Art & Craft Show. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada's top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 20, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
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.
Mon. May 20
Happy Victoria Day!
Sun. June 16
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Fri. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Let's BEACH! 2019
Sat. June 22, 11 am - 4 pm
Leuty Boathouse (foot of Leuty Ave.)
Come out and join your neighbours, friends, family and local business owners for a fun summer celebration on the beach! Featuring live music, vendors & surprises. Please visit our website for more information. Presented by Beaches Living, celebrating 15 years connecting our community!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Mon. June 24
Happy Canada Day!
Mon. 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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Thur. July 4
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 5
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.
Mon. Sep. 2
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.
First Day of Autumn
Mon. Sep. 23
Mon. Oct. 7
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.
Thur. 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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