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July 19th, 2019
July
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.
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay
Mon. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.)
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca, 311
Canada’'s birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Mon. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Q107 presents an all-day music fest to celebrate Canada Day. Join us live on location all day long for loads of food, fun and good tunes!
East York Canada Day Parade & Festival 2019
Mon. July 1st, starts at 10 am
Stan Wadlow Park
East York Toronto Canada day Corporation
www.eycdc.ca
Our 62nd Canada Day Celebration begins with a Parade! Leaving Dieppe Park at 10am marching through East York to Stan Wadlow Park, leading into a Full Day of Family FUN! ~ Rides! ~ Artisans! ~ Food!~ Live Music!~ LOCAL Craft Beer Garden, sponsored by Muddy York Brewery. Skate park with demonstrations by IMPACT Skate Club from 4-6 pm (safety equipment and boards provided!) and the swimming pool are also open. Paul James Band will perform and Joe Motiki, formerly of TVO Kids, will be there to entertain us in the afternoon. The Celebration ends with a spectacular FIREWORKS Display at 10pm.
Canada Day Community Event at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11
Mon. July 1st, 12 noon - 7 pm
9 Dawes Rd.
http://rcl11.com/canada-day-2019/
Free BBQ, ice cream & cake, face painting, bouncy castle, dunk tank, . Lots of fun for all age groups – children to seniors. Live entertainment by Ronnie & the Corvairs.
Movie Nights in the Park
Wed. July 3, July 17 & July 31, starts at dusk (between 9:00-9:30pm)
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Come out and experience movies under the stars. Movie begins at dusk, but some entertainment is organized from 8pm on! Movie Lineup: July 3 – Black Panther; July 17 – Mary Poppins Returns; July 31 – Spiderman into the Spiderverse. As always, admission (and popcorn!) is FREE! Presented by the Beach Village.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
Wed. July 3, 2 pm - 4 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: Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) - Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Can these two strangers find love with one another? Stars Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen and Edie Adams.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Thur. July 4
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. July 4, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call for more information.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 5 to Sun. July 28
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 31st 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 19 - Sunday July 21 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28. Jazz Latin Carnival at Woodbine Park from Friday July 12 to Sunday July 14. "StreetFest" returns with over 100 artists, from Thur. July 25 - to Sat. July 27 along Queen St. E. between Woodbine and Beech Avenues. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Please visit website for a complete concert schedule.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Main Stage and Block Party
Fri. July 5, 6 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 6, noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 7, noon - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.
www.beachesjazz.com
Featuring performances from over 40 bands at Jimmie Simpson's Main Stage as well as various locations along Queen St. E. (between Logan and Broadview Avenues). Please visit website for more info and complete Concert Line-Up.
Afrofest 2019
Sat. July 6, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 7, 9 am - 10 pm
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. E. & 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!
The Language of Dogs - Lost in Translation
Sat. July 6, 12 noon - 3 mpm
Tail Blazers The Beaches Pet Store, 1089 Kingston Rd., Unit 8 (south side, just east of Victoria Pk.)
tailblazers.scarborough@outlook.com, www.tailblazersthebeaches.com, 416-691-77787
How much do you know about the language of dogs? What are the “Calming Signals” your dog uses to let you know how he or she is coping / feeling? Learn to see the world from your dog’s point of view! Presented by Jacq’s Pack Dog Walking and Behaviour Services www.jacqspack.com. Admission FREE!
Land Art Workshop for Families
Sun. July 7, 10 am
Glen Stewart Ravine
Forage for materials, and design your own natural masterpieces which will be showcased during a ‘museum’ walk. Take photos to share with the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine group.
Music in the Park
Sun. July 7, Sun. July 14 & Sun. July 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E.
https://thebeachvillage.com/music-in-the-park/
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres: GRACE, The Two Fours & Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost. Presented by The Beach Village BIA.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Wed. July 10, 2 pm - 4 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: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) - Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with current tastes, she turned her art form to deception, aided by her loyal friend Jack.
Movie Nights in the Park
Wed. July 10 & July 24, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Come out and experience movies under the stars. Movie begins at dusk, but some entertainment is organized from 8pm on! Movie Lineup: July 10 – Bohemian Rhapsody; July 24 – Beetlejuice. As always, admission (and popcorn!) is FREE! Presented by the Beach Village.
Wonder Workshop
Thur. July 11, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Wonder why some animals glow in the dark and others change colour? Learn about amazing adaptations, design your own creature and brainstorm creative solutions to survival challenges. Discover the power of teamwork and imagination! Plus, enter a prize draw for a chance to win an awesome book. For ages 9 to 12. Drop in. No registration required, however space is limited.
Community Environment Days / WARD 19
Sat. July 13, 10 am - 2 pm
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Councillor Brad Bradford
WARD 19 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.245.4264
25th Anniversary! Toronto’'s Largest Beach Volleyball Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s, Coed and Mixed 4's. BEACH SOCCER Coed 5 VS 5. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry form and more information.
Summer Garage Sale
Sat. July 13, 10 am - 2 pm
St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave.
Info: 416-461-8399, 416-698-2508
Baked goods, plant sale, other valuable items.
Mindfulness Meditation Drop In
Sun. July 14, 8 am - 9:30 am
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
info@mindfulnessstudies.com
This community event is a collaboration between Beach United Church and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. The one hour session will be led by Christine McMulkin and Cassandra Cornaccia, followed by a 30 minute breakfast. All are welcome, no registration required.
Guinness World Record Attempt
Sun. July 14, 11 am - 12 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Rosanne O'Neill, info@HeatwaveEvents.com
Calling all Youth Volleyballers! Heatwave for SickKids will be attempting to break another Guinness World Record. Bring your own volleyball and come to the beach at Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach to break the most people volleying at the same time. 2000+ Youth Volleyballers join the fight with Heatwave for SickKids. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for more information.
Local History Talk with Gene Domagala: Questions and Answers about The Beach
Tue. July 16, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join local historian and member of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Gene Domagala as he discusses Questions and Answers about The Beach. Drop-in. No registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Wed. July 17, 2 pm - 4 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 Blue Dahlia (1946) - At the end of WWII, a veteran returns to Los Angeles and becomes a murder suspect when his adulterous wife is found dead. Helped by a beautiful blonde, he tries to avoid the police while looking for the killer. Stars Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and William Bendix.
Room Signs with STEAMlabs
Thur. July 18, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
For ages 4-7. Build your very own electronic room entry sign! You supply the imagination, and we supply the electronics and building materials and mentoring to bring your idea to life. Participants aged 4 - 7 will have a 90 minute session to construct an interactive electronic sign for their room. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration will begin on Saturday June 22. Call or visit the branch to register. This is a featured Summer Wonder STEM program.
Robots with STEAMlabs
Thur. July 18, 1 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Build your very own electronic robot companion! You supply the imagination, and we supply the laser cut robotic parts, electronics and building materials and mentoring to bring your idea to life. Participants ages 8 and up will make a robot companion. They can create a pet, an assistant, a vehicle, a spaceship or whatever they dream up! Registration will begin on Saturday June 22. Call or visit the branch to register. Limited to 20 participants. This is a featured Summer Wonder STEM program.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. July 20, 10 am - 10 pm; Sun. July 21, 10 am - 8 pm
Toronto's Regent Park, 600 Dundas St. E.
media@muhtadidrumfest.com; www.muhtadidrumfest.com
A special 20th year celebration of Caribbean drum & dance! 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.
Beaches Library Shakespeare Readers Club
Sat. July 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
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.
Local History Talk with Gene Domagala: Street History in The Beach
Tue. July 23, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join local historian and member of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Gene Domagala as he discusses Street history in The Beach. Drop-in. No registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Wed. July 24, 2 pm - 4 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: Kiss Me Kate (1953) - An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew"; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them. Stars Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller.
Catch Me if You Can
Thur. July 25, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints and invisible ink-oh my! Taught by Scientists in School. For ages 7-12. Drop in. No registration required, however space is limited. Maximum 25 participants.
Jazz It Up in Kew
Sat. July 27 & Sun. July 28, 12 pm - 5 pm
Kew Gardens Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E.
https://thebeachvillage.com/jazz-it-up/
Bringing jazz back to the park! Featuring some of Toronto’s best performers: Big Smoke Brass, Paul James Band, BackTrack Band & Joe Bowden and the Sextet. Event presented by The Beach Village and sponsored in part by the Toronto Beach Rotary Club.
Local History Talk with Gene Domagala: Scarboro Beach and Kew Gardens
Tue. July 30, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join local historian and member of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Gene Domagala as he discusses Scarboro Beach and Kew Gardens. Drop-in. No registration required.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: On the Beach (1959)
Wed. July 31, 2 pm - 4 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: On the Beach (1959) - After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire.
August
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Aug. 1, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. This week's book: The Film Club by David Gilmour.
Music in the Park
Sun. Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 & Aug. 25, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E.
https://thebeachvillage.com/music-in-the-park/
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres: Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, The Arsenals, Whiskey Jack & David Leask. Presented by The Beach Village BIA.
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 5
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.
Local History Talk with Gene Domagala: Religious Buildings in The Beach
Tue. Aug. 6, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join local historian and member of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Gene Domagala as he discusses Religious Buildings in The Beach. Drop-in. No registration required.
Movie Nights in the Park
Wed. Aug. 7 & Wed. Aug. 21, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Come out and experience movies under the stars. Movie begins at dusk, but some entertainment is organized from 8pm on! Movie Lineup: Aug 7 – The Sandlot; Aug 21 – First Man. As always, admission (and popcorn!) is FREE! Presented by the Beach Village.
Active Senior's Day Event
Thur. Aug. 8
Kew Gardens
Community Centre 55 and Beaches Rec. Centre
416 691-1113
Join us at Kew Gardens for a day of activities, fitness, food, entertainment and fun!
Building Challenge
Thur. Aug. 8, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Use your imagination and our various blocks, wooden planks and magnetic building tiles to design and build structures, animals, and anything else you can think up! For children ages 7-12. No registration is required but space is limited to 20 participants.
Local History Talk with Gene Domagala: Schools in The Beach
Tue. Aug. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join local historian and member of The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society Gene Domagala as he discusses Schools in The Beach. Drop-in. No registration required.
Movie Nights in the Park
Wed. Aug. 14 & Aug. 28, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Come out and experience movies under the stars. Movie begins at dusk, but some entertainment is organized from 8pm on! Movie Lineup: Aug 14 – Pitch Perfect 3; Aug 28 – Crazy Rich Asians. As always, admission (and popcorn!) is FREE! Presented by the Beach Village.
Obey Newton: It's the Law
Thur. Aug. 15, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton's Laws of Motion as you learn how things like to stay put; how size does matter; and how your actions always produce a reaction. You will race water droplets, build a car and design and test a roller coaster. Physics is fun! Taught by Scientists in School. For ages 7-12. Drop in. No registration required, however space is limited. Maximum 25 participants.
Summer's Over Scrapbook
Thur. Aug. 22, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Design your very own summer scrapbook to store and display your special summer memories. We suggest you bring some of these memories to the program (photographs, event tickets, dried flowers, etc.) For children ages 7-12. No registration is required but space is limited to 20 participants.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sat. Aug. 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.245.4264
25th Anniversary! Toronto’'s Largest Beach Volleyball Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s, Coed and Mixed 4's. BEACH SOCCER Coed 5 VS 5. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry form and more information.
September
Labour 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.
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Sep. 5, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information. This week's book: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
Community Environment Days / WARD 14
Sat. Sep. 14, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr. (along Blue Rodeo Dr.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 14 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 14 & Sun. Sept. 15, 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.
Alzheimer Society of Toronto: A Place to Begin
Tue. Sep. 17, 2 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
This presentation will allow participants to learn about the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, including Counselling and Support Groups, Education Programs, Finding Your Way, Music Project, Care Navigation and First Link. Drop in. No registration required.
Dementia 101
Fri. Sep. 20, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Learn about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, the impact of changes to the brain, strategies to reduce risk and how the Alzheimer Society of Toronto can help. Drop-in. No registration required.
Michael Garron Hospital Cup: Kick the Stigma
Sat. Sep. 21, 11 am - 7 pm
Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
www.kickthestigma.ca
Lindsay Hunt, Events Officer: 416-469-6580 x 6218 or lindsay.hunt@tehn.ca
Join us for a day-long soccer tournament and festival, featuring live music, games, a beer garden, and an eclectic mix of street food reflecting the diversity of our neighbourhoods. For more info, visit our website.
First Day of Autumn
Mon. Sep. 23
Dementia: Understanding Behaviours and Communication
Tue. Sep. 24, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
In this workshop, gain a better understanding of responsive behaviours in dementia, as well as strategies to enhance communication with a person living with dementia. In partnership with the Alzheimer society of Toronto. Drop-in. No registration required.
October
Beaches Adult Book Club
Thur. Oct. 3, 7 pm - 8 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Come out and join us the first Thursday of every month to discuss popular books in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The book club is free to join and new members are always welcome. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the branch. Call 416-393-7703 for more information. This week's book: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.
Thanksgiving Day
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.
Brain Games (Interactive Brain Health)
Tue. Oct. 8, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Through interactive games and exercises, learn about key principles of brain health and activities that may reduce your risk of dementia. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Drop-in. No registration required.
Halloween
Thur. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
April
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
33rd 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 dates to be announced. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
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