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September 25th, 2016
September
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 2 to October 20.
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 17 to October 25.
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 22 to October 30.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowpark.ca
Runs from June 4 to October 22.
Fairmount Park Farmer's Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
In the heart of Beach Hill. 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 18 to October 19.
Fall Fine Art & Craft Show at the Distillery
Fri. Sept. 2 to Mon. Sept. 5, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com
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.
Toronto BuskerFest 2016
Fri. Sept. 2, noon - 11pm; Sat. Sept. 3, 11am - 11pm; Sun. Sept. 4, 11am - 10pm; Mon. Sept. 5, 11am - 8pm
Woodbine Park
www.torontobuskerfest.com
More than 100 buskers from around the world will descend on the park for three days of performances. Fun for the whole family. Admission by donation to Epilepsy Toronto.
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 5
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. Sept. 6
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Trip To Italy
Wed. Sept. 7, 2 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 Trip To Italy (2014).
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 10, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 10 & Sun. Sept. 11, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 13th 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. Sept. 10
Ashbridges Bay Park
www.parkinsonsuperwalk.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. NEW Beaches location this year! Visit our website for more information or to register online.
The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
Sat. Sept. 10, 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.
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. Sept. 10, 1 pm
Meet at the northeast corner of Danforth Ave. and Main St. The walk will end at the old mill on Dawes Road. All are welcome.
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Sun. Sept. 11, 1 pm
Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.)
Centre 55, 416-691-1113 ext 224
Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park.
Healthy Cognitive Aging: What The Research Tells Us
Tue. Sept. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Join Assistant Professor Alexandra Fiocco of Ryerson University for a talk about predictors and prevention of cognitive decline. Learn about current research studies and how aging is a next chapter in life filled with as many experiences and opportunities for self-fulfillment as previous chapters.
Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals
Tue. Sept. 13 to Sun. Sept. 18
Polson Pier, 11 Polson Street
Beach Majors GmbH
https://ca.swatchmajorseries.com/
The finale of the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour 2016 is coming to the iconic city of Toronto for the biggest highlight on the beach volleyball calendar. Watch the top 12 teams per gender go head-to-head for the title of Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals Champions. ++General Admission is free (first come, first served)++ Visit our website for complete schedule, VIP tickets and more information.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Bridge On The River Kwai
Wed. Sept. 14, 2 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 Bridge On The River Kwai (1957).
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 17 & Sun. Sept. 18, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
Melanie Ramsay
deca.arts@gmail.com
Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth, grab an ice cream cone, a cappuccino or lunch, and then shop our exhibitors' unique selection of arts and crafts.
At Home Alone: 5 easy steps to independence
Sat. Sept. 17, 11 am - 1 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children will develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet each family's unique needs. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Call Beaches Library at 416-393-7703 to register for this free program.
36th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 18, 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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Sept. 18, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
Native Species for your Garden
Tue. Sept. 20, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
marilyn_walsh@rogers.com, 416-461-8714
Paul Laporte will talk about Native Species for Your Garden. Fall Flower Show & Sale: house plants, garden specimens and floral design.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Green For Danger
Wed. Sept. 21, 2 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: Green For Danger (1947).
First Day of Autumn
Thur. Sept. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 22nd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sept. 23, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sept. 24 & Sun. Sept. 25, 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. 23. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit the website for more information.
Seniors Safety and Anti Fraud Symposium
Sat. Sept. 24, 10 am - 2 pm
Riverdale Collegiate, 1094 Gerrard St. E.
Nancy Culver, 416-691-1113 x 224; nancy@centre55.com
Please come and bring a plethora of information on services you provide. We will provide tables and chairs. We have access to Riverdale from 8:00 am. Bring lunch, it is hopefully going to be busy.
Car Show & Shine
Sun. Sept. 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St.
Evonne Hossack, 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Join us at our annual Classic Car Show. Food & drinks. Prizes. Free admission. All Proceeds to Support Community Centre 55’s Year Round Programmes.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Winter's Bone
Wed. Sept. 28, 2 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: Winter's Bone (2010).
October
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sat. Oct. 1, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca; scotiabanknuitblanche@toronto.ca
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Have Fun With Poetry
Sat. Oct. 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Join us at the Beaches Library for HAVE FUN WITH POETRY – An Interactive Workshop with poet, singer and songwriter Honey Novick. Honey will discuss the medium of poetry and encourage children to explore their creativity. This free program is the Culture Days event. No registration is required.
Kingston Road Village Harvest Festival
Sat. Oct. 1st, 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!
Senior Scams: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!
Tue. Oct. 4, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join Detective Constable Kristin Thomas from 55 Division for an information session about frauds and scams which often target seniors. Learn abou​t the most common scams and how to recognize them, tips on how to avoid fraud and the steps you should take if you have been scammed.
Architecture in Beaches Community
Tue. Oct. 4, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Please join us for a special meeting of the Beaches Historical Society, part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Beaches Library. Local historian Gene Domagala and Barbara Myrvold (Senior Services Specialist, Toronto Public Library) will discuss some of the architects who designed buildings in the local community. Co-sponsored with the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Free event, no registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Desk Set
Wed. Oct. 5, 2 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 Desk Set (1957).
The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed. Oct. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conversation with Grace O'Connell, editor of Open Book Toronto. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 10
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.
Niagara Escarpment Geology: A Journey through the Rocks Along the Bruce Trail
Tue. Oct. 11, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Join geologist Dr. Kathy Wallace, a Research Associate and Lecturer in the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough, as she takes the audience on an 890 km long journey along Ontario’s Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Only Angels Have Wings
Wed. Oct. 12, 2 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: Only Angels Have Wings (1939).
Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thur. Oct. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 16, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
Beaches Lions Club
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm
Come to the Cheering Section in the Beach and cheer for our Beach champs and all the runners in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Enjoy music, fun, camaraderie and an amazing marathon. ROAD CLOSURES (East End) from 8 am to 2:30 pm: Lake Shore: from Parliament to Woodbine; Woodbine: from Lake Shore to Queen; Queen St. E: from woodbine to Beech Av.; Coxwell north bound: from Lake Shore to Eastern; Eastern Ave. from Kingston/Queen to Jarvis.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Bridge Of Spies
Wed. Oct. 19, 2 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: Bridge Of Spies (2015).
Meeting with author: Mona Awad
Wed. Oct. 19, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Winner of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and book signing to follow. This event is part of Toronto Public Library The eh List Author Series.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2016
Fri. Oct. 21, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 22, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 23, 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.
Waverley Road Baptist Church 125th Anniversary
Sun. Oct. 23, starts 11 am
129 Waverley Road
Carol Strickland, carol@waverleyroadbaptist.ca
Join us in celebrating 125 years in the Beach community! The day's events start with a Worship Service @11am, followed by a free BBQ Lunch around noon. FALL CARNIVAL for the kids (All Free) from 12:30 - 4pm, including a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Animals, Games and much more! 7pm Clean Comedy Show with The Real Timmy Boyle (former Beacher). Don't miss it.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - This Gun For Hire
Wed. Oct. 26, 2 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: This Gun For Hire (1942).
Halloween
Mon. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
November
Meeting with author: James Laxer
Wed. Nov. 2, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North America during the fiery 1860s, and his new book Staking Claims to a Continent. Q&A and book signing to follow. This event is part of Toronto Public Library The eh List Author Series.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 6 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Holocaust Education Week: Children of the Holocaust
Mon. Nov. 7, 10 am - 11 am
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Join us for a special screening of animated short documentary films created by BBC Learning and Fettle Animation. A Q&A session following the screening will be moderated by a Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Centre Peer Educator.
Remembrance Day
Fri. 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.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Fri. Nov. 11, 11 am
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1/42
We start off at Corpus Christi Church where we form up for a parade, then proceed east along Queen Street to the Cenotaph. Ceremony will begin at five minutes to 11 am.
Raising Resilient Children and Youth
Sat. Nov. 12, 11 am - 1 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca; 416-393-7703
A presentation for parents with children aged 10 - 17, but parents with younger children would also benefit from it. This 2 hours workshop focuses on strategies that build resilience in children such as communications, positive discipline, stress management, problem solving, and positive thinking. This program is created and delivered by Toronto Public Health staff. Please call for FREE registration.
Beach Garden Society Annual General Meeting
Tue. Nov. 15, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
marilyn_walsh@rogers.com, 416-461-8714
Join us at our Annual General Meeting. Seasonal Floral Demonstration. More information: http://www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thur. Nov. 17, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussion about new approaches to city-building in an urban region with more foreign-born residents than any other major city in the world.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 24
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
Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue. Dec. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7003
Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to dominate museums and galleries, and how it became the dominant mode of organizing and giving value to content.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Wed. 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
Sun. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Mon. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Sun. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 9
February
Valentine's Day
Tue. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 20
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 12
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 13 to Fri. Mar. 17
St. Patrick's Day
Fri. 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
Mon. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 25, 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
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 14
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 16
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 17
Earth Day
Sat. Apr. 22
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