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September 22nd, 2018
September
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 7 to October 11.
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 15 to October 30.
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 20 to October 28.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowmarket.com
Runs from June 2 to October 20.
Fairmount Farmer's 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 30 to October 31.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
www.centre55.com
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 3
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. 4
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sep. 8 & Sun. Sep. 9, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 15th annual Celtic celebration! Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun. FREE admission.
Parkinson SuperWalk - Beaches
Sat. Sep. 8, 9:30 am Check-in; 10:55 am Run Begins; 11 am Walk Begins
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
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. Visit our website for more information or to register online.
The 9th annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
Sun. Sep. 9, 12pm - 6pm
The Bentway and Humber Bay Park West
www.torontobicyclemusicfestival.com
Join us at the annual free, family-friendly community event that involves a series of outdoor, pedal-powered concerts in and between Toronto’s great parks. This festival harnesses the energy of its audience to pedal stationary bicycles that charge portable sound systems. The TBMF is produced in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council’s Arts in the Parks initiative and Cycle Toronto.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Boy in Blue (1986)
Wed. Sep. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late 19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat." 120 minutes.
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Meeting
Wed. Sep. 12, 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
www.gardenontario.org
Free presentation by Dugald Cameron “Plant your Spectacular Spring Garden Now.” Refreshments. Guests welcome.
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 15 & Sun. Sept. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
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.
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. Sep. 15, 1 pm
Meet at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
From Kew Beach to Balmy Beach. The walk will proceed east along Queen Street and side streets, ending at the Balmy Beach Club.
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Judged Flower Show
Sat. Sep. 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
www.gardenontario.org
Door prizes, tea room and more. Free admission.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Sep. 15, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. Drop in. No registration required.
Beach Citizen of the Year Ceremony
Sat. Sep. 15, 12:45 pm
Millennium Garden, SE corner of Eastern Ave. & Coxwell Ave.
This year's honoree is Sheila Blinoff.
38th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sep. 16, 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. Sep. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard)
www.leslievilleflea.com
Vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Beer and food. Free morning yoga. Free admission.
Legion Week at RCL Branch 11
Mon. Sep. 17 to Fri. Sep. 21; Mon. - Thur. 10 am - 8 pm; Fri. 10 am - 3:30 pm
9 Dawes Rd.
Info: Helen Pearce 416-690-6388 or helendpearce@rogers.com
This free event is open to the public and features a Canadian history learning experience, memorabilia of veterans past and present, uniforms to try on, and veterans on hand to talk with. Call for a special tour.
Beaches Library presents: Archaeologist Richard Gerrard on Discoveries at Fort York / 19th Century Schooner Excavation
Tue. Sep. 18, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.tbeths.com
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library Presents: Historian, City of Toronto Museum and Heritage Services Richard Gerrard on New Research and Discoveries at Fort York & Update on the 19th Century Schooner Excavation. Admission is Free. All welcome! Visit our website www.tbeths.com for articles, news, links and historical material on our neighbourhood.
Beach Garden Society Meeting and Flower Show
Tue. Sep. 18, 7:30 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
Join our speaker Paul Zammit - the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Gardens - talking about "Lessons Learned in My Travels to Gardens around the World". Special Refreshments to follow. Fall Flower Show - Members bring your entries in from 6:45 to 7:10. Free to Beach Garden Society Members. Cost to those not yet members is $10.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Born Yesterday (1950)
Wed. Sep. 19, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results. 103 minutes.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 24th Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sep. 21, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 22 & Sun. Sep. 23, 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. 21. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
First Day of Autumn
Sat. Sep. 22
Toronto Beaches Festival
Sat. Sep. 22, noon - 8 pm & Sun. Sep. 23, noon - 6 pm
Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E. (Tim Hortons, near volleyball courts)
Come & enjoy! Over 40 vendors, music & Beachside fun: Eat, Drink, Chill, Dance 90’s, Sports, Henna, Yoga, Get Social, Shop, Shade Tents with seating area & Muskoka Chairs. FREE admission!
Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show
Sat. Sep. 22 & Sun. Sep. 23
Ellesmere Community Centre, 20 Canadian Rd. (at Warden Ave.)
Info: yorkshirerosequiltersguildoftoronto.blogspot.ca
A lively mix of modern and traditional quilts.
Beaches-East York Councillor Candidates Town Hall
Mon. Sep. 24, 7:30 pm
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.
Hosted by The Balmy Beach Residents Association. With the new ward boundaries, and both of the previous councillors retiring, come take the opportunity to hear the new voices that you can choose to be our voice at City Hall. Free. Open to the public.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Catch-22 (1970)
Wed. Sep. 26, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. 122 minutes.
Outdoor Movie Night featuring Jumanji
Fri. Sep. 28, starts at dusk (aprox. 7:30 pm)
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave.
Info: Jade Maitland, 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Hamper hopes you can join us for a night under the starts! Please bring chairs and/or blankets. Free admission. Popcorn. Presented by Community Centre 55 and Toronto City Realtor Derek Ladouceur.
Nuit Blanche Toronto
Sat. Sep. 29, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
https://nbto.com/
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Upper Beaches Fall Festival
Sat. Sep. 29, 10 am - 2 pm
Kimberly P.S., 50 Swanwick Ave. (@ Main St.)
Info: Jade Maitland, 416-691-1113, jade@centre55.com
Join us at this fun family festival! Crafts & activities for kids, pumpkin carving, bouncy castle, music, raffle prizes, food trucks, local vendors and much more. Apple Pie baking contest – bring your homemade pie before 11 am for judging. Presented by Community Centre 55 and Toronto City Realtor Derek Ladouceur.
Fallfest
Sat. Sep. 29, 9 am - 1 pm
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.)
416-694-4081; www.bbuc.ca
Fresh produce, baking, glassware, gift & Christmas items, books, toys, sharpening service, breakfast & lunch.
Kingston Road Village Fall Festival
Sat. Sep. 29, 11 am - 4 pm
Kingston Road (from Victoria Park to Main Street)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
sharon@collected-joy.com
Come on out to enjoy the annual 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!
Community Centre 55 Annual Car Show
Sun. Sep. 30, 10 am - 2 pm
Bob Acton Park, 45 William Hancox Ave.
Info: Evonne Hossack 416-691-1113, evonne@centre55.com
Free admission. Food and drinks for sale. Prizes.
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 8
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.
Beach Studio Tour Fall 2018
Fri. Oct. 19, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 20, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 21, 11 am - 6 pm
From Coxwell Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
www.beachstudiotour.ca
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.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. Oct. 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can either volunteer to read or simply listen. Copies of the play will be available. Drop in. No registration required.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 21, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com
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.
Halloween
Wed. 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. 4 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Beaches Library presents: Military Historian David Fuller
Tue. Nov. 6, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.tbeths.com
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library presents: Military Historian David Fuller on Armistice in Europe and at Home in 1918. Admission is Free. All welcome! Visit our website www.tbeths.com for articles, news, links and historical material on our neighbourhood.
Remembrance Day
Sun. 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. 22
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)
Fri. 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
Tue. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Wed. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
February
Valentine's Day
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 10
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 11 to Fri. Mar. 15
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.
Spring begins
Wed. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
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.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 19
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
May
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery
Sat. May 18 to Mon. May 20, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com/toronto/
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.
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