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May 23rd, 2015
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2015
Fri. May 1, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 2, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 3, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave. in The Beach
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 647-559-6950; www.beachstudiotour.ca
Come visit 24 artists @ 14 studio sites - paintings, hand-woven fashion, glass art, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewellery, handbags, home decor and more. Brochures (with map) are available at most local shops and on our website. Come explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood. Self-guided, FREE admission.
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 12 to October 27.
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 17 to November 1st.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowpark.ca
Runs from May 23 to October 24.
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 20 to October 21.
East York Skating Club's 64th Annual Ice Show
Fri, May 1, 7:30 pm; Sat. May 2, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm
East York Arena - 888 Cosburn
East York Skating Club
Eastyorksc@rogers.com
This year's Ice Show is themed "East York For All Seasons". The show features local skaters of all ages, from Canskate to Starskate. Three shows on Friday & Saturday. Tickets available at the door.
Jane’s Walk
Fri. May 1, Sat. May 2 & Sun. May 3
Various locations across the city
www.janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/
The annual pedestrian-powered celebration of author, urban planner and Torontonian Jane Jacobs. This year, over 165 walking tours are planned across the city, touching on topics ranging from Toronto’s industrial past to its gentrified future. For more information on tours, please visit our website.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala "Cedarvale Neighbourhood "
Sat. May 16, 1 pm
Meet at the Royal Bank (north east corner of Danforth and Woodbine Avenues)
The walk will begin at the Royal Bank and continue along Danforth to the site of the former Chalmers Mill at Dawes Road. Walk will end about 3 pm.
Opening Day! Leslieville Farmers' Market
Sun. May 17, 9 am to 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park - 20 Woodward Ave.
Leslieville Farmers' Market
leslievillemarket.com
We're excited for another great year at the market. We're returning for our fifth season! Come on by for your favourite returning vendors and check out some new ones. Enjoy tasty treats and hang out for some live local music, sunshine and good vibes.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 18, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park at Coxwell Ave. and the Lakeshore
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca
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.
Victoria Day
Mon. May 18
Happy Victoria Day!
Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show
Tue. May 19, 7:15 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
Ursula Eley beachgs.ca@gmail.com; www.beachgs.ca
Join us for a presentation by Ursula Eley: Easy & Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Do at Home. New members and guests welcome. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
Heritage Talk Series: Richard Hazzard - A History of Riverdale Collegiate
Tue. May 19, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society And The Toronto Public Library Presents: Historian and Author Richard Hazzard, in "A History of Riverdale Collegiate. Changing values and attitudes in the High School 1907 - 2007". Richard will talk about a few of the illustrious alumni of Riverdale Collegiate featured in his latest book “Writers in our Midst”. Admission Free - all welcome!
Pop-Up Garden Shop
Wed. May 20 & Thur. May 21, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park Farmers' Market
www.fairmountmarket.ca
Join us for our annual Pop-Up Garden Shop. Pick-up some spring farm fare as well as seeds, seedlings, composting supplies, free mulch (20th only) and more. Enjoy some live music and artisanal dinner and garden inspired kids activities.
Community Environment Days / WARD 32
Thur. May 21, 4 pm - 8 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main Street 175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr., north of Gerrard St.)
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
WARD 32 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the New Millennium
Thur. May 21, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Can we find intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? The possibility has fired the imagination of dreamers and scientists alike. Dr. Duy Cuong Nguyen explains how astronomers are searching the heavens to turn science fiction into reality. What's Out There? Lectures in Astronomy presented in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
TRCA
Thur. May 21, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Woverleigh Blvd.
Marc Yamaguchi
marcyamaguchi@yahoo.ca, (c) 416-786-5308
We invite Torontonians to learn about the latest trends in residential landscaping using rain barrels, rain chains, rain gardens and permeable pavement walkways. Guests take home a free copy of the TRCA step-by-step landscaping guidebook, win door prizes, and mingle with green interventionists and supporters afterwards. This workshop will be presented in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation Homegrown National Park Rangers and will feature the Rain Gardens of Danforth Village - East York Project. The community is encouraged to come out for this free event to learn more and get involved.
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 22, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. & Sun. May 23 & 24, 10 am - 5 pm
The historic Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Ave., south of Queen St. E.)
The Beach Guild of Fine Art
info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.BeachGuildofFineArt.com; www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s Spring Show and Sale featuring paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Original small paintings – none over $350. Free admission. Note cards, & Gift basket lucky draw.
Toronto Doors Open
Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 24
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
The 16th annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of nearly 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
Sat. May 23, 9 am - 1 pm
33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd./Warden)
Baked goods, books, CDs, toys, gently used household items and clothing. Enjoy a delicious breakfast sandwich or BBQ lunch. Knife and blade sharpening available. Collectible cars on display.
Free Camp Day for Right To Play
Sat. May 23, 1 pm - 4 pm
Soccerworld Polson Pier, 176 Cherry St.
www.Sportplay.com
Kids 3 – 12 years are invited to try an afternoon at camp in support of Right To Play. Kids and parents can check out some of the fun activities at our Cool-sport Camp including Mini-Putt, Beach Volleyball, Rock Climbing, Soccer and Multi-sports while helping to raise money for the great programs delivered by Right To Play.
Lawn Sale and Open House
Sat. May 23, 9 am - 3 pm
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club, foot of Lee Ave.
Fay, 416-466-6598
Have fun this summer. Enjoy a game of lawn bowls or croquet.
Spring Fling at True Davidson Acres
Sat. May 23, 11 am - 3 pm
200 Dawes Rd.
Something for everyone! BBQ lunch/snacks, tea room, giftware sale, craft sale, prize raffle, homemade baked goods, gently used goods and lots more.
The Beach Village Spring Fling
Sat. May 23 & Sun. May 24
At Queen St. and at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor)
www.thebeachvillage.com, 416-693-2242
Sidewalk sales, entertainment and activities - break dancing, hula hoops, comedy & juggling, splatter paint crafts, face painting, music, karaoke and more!
Bike to Work Day
Mon. May 25
www.bikemonth.ca/events
Celebrating the start of Bike Month. Local start points are: Danforth & Woodbine, 7 am.; Kew Gardens 7:15 am.; Dundas St. E. near Kingston Road 7:30 am. Rides end at Nathan Phillips Square for pancake breakfast.
Riverdale Historical Society AGM and May Event
Tue. May 26, 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview
416-465-8516; www.riverdalehistoricalsociety.com
Professor Anthony Hopkins of York University will be our speaker, with an illustrated presentation on the design evolution of the Don Jail. Preceding the talk, Riverdale Historical Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting and election of members to the RHS Board. Admission $4/free to RHS members.
Eh List Author Series
Wed. May 27, 7:00 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Meet author Kim Thuy as she discusses her recent novel "Man". Kim Thuy's lyrical approach to fiction attracted international attention when her first book, Ru, won the Governor General's Award for Fiction and garnered a Giller nomination. Come out for a rare treat to meet one of Canada's most energetic writers.
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. May 28, 4 pm - 8 pm
Birchmount Community Centre. 93 Birchmount Rd. (at Kingston Rd.)
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 36 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Free Seniors’ Movie – “Age of Adaline"
Thur. May 28, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open 10 am., movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Slobberfest
Sat. May 30, 9 am - 3 pm
Leuty Pavilion, on the Boardwalk (foot of Lee Ave.)
Community Centre 55
www.centre55.com; 416-691-1113
Come check out the dog vendors, rescue organizations and enjoy a day at the beach! Bring your dog for a run at the off leash dog park and enter the various contests at the main stage. Maybe you have the Slobberking or Queen! Prizes are generously provided by Beaches Global Pet Foods our title sponsor!
Beaches Artists’ & Artisans’ Spring Market
Sat. May 30, 11 am - 4 pm
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr.
Spring fashions for you and your home. Unique gifts created by local artists. Final day of this annual event.
Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Spring Fling
Sat. May 30, 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at corner of City Jug Milk, 1881 Gerrard St.
www.beachhill.org
Help plant hundreds of annuals along Gerrard Street (meet at corner of City Jug Milk, 2:30 pm.), then join the Social at the Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St., 5 pm., for food and drinks. All welcome – members and non-members.
Walk for Dog Guides
Sun. May 31, 10 am
Woodbine Beach (on The Boardwalk by the Bathing Station)
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.purinawalkfordogguides.com; Richard or Karoline Bourdeau 647-527-0266
The walk raises funds to train Dog Guides to assist people with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities such as diabetes, epilepsy and autism.
Spring High Tea at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Sun. May 31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
65 Curzon Street
416-463-8638
Homemade baked goods and sandwiches, Spring Bonnet contest, and lots more! $12 adults, $5 children under 10. All proceeds to church projects. Tickets available at church or call in advance.
June
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 4 to October 15.
Dementia 101: A workshop for caregivers
Thur. June 4, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Please join us for a workshop for those who are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia. This session is facilitated by a representative of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and includes an overview of Alzheimer's disease, coping strategies and services available in the community.
Bard in the Park presents 'Hamlet'
Thur. June 4 & Fri. June 5, 7 pm
Norwood Park, 16 Norwood Rd.
We are excited to present William Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, for the 2015 season. All shows are pay what you can.
Rhodes Jam 100in1 Event
Sat. June 6, 4 pm - 8 pm
Corner of Rhodes Ave. & Gerrard St. E.
Gerrard India Bazaar, Bazaar Residents Association
flyingponycafe@gmail.com
Free Community Music Jam. Bring your own instrument & join in the fun to make music in the street with a giant community music jam led by an amazing house band. Free activities for kids, facepainting, crafts and more.
Toronto Walk to Fight Arthritis
Sun. June 7, 9:30 am
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E.
Tara Bishop
www.walktofightarthritis.ca
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is Canada’s leading fundraising event dedicated to empowering the 4.6 million Canadians whose lives are affected by arthritis to live well at home, work and play. The sixth annual Walk takes place in over 30 communities across Canada. For more information, please visit our website.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Elyse Drouin, 1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans & designers from Ontario and Quebec, as well as local talent from the Beach. Exhibitors are selected based on the quality of their work and the originality of their designs. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet and shop from the makers themselves and find original fashions, quality jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 31st year! Admission is FREE!
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14, 10 am - 8 pm
Woodbine Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.
www.muhtadidrumfest.com
media@muhtadidrumfest.com
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, Long & McQuade Drum Zone, interactive area and much more. Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
Bard in the Park presents William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'
Tues. June 16 - Sun. June 21
Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E.
Join us in the summer of 2015 as we present...Hamlet. Evening Shows, Tues. - Sat. at 7 pm; Matinee Shows, Sat. - Sun. at 2 pm. All shows are pay what you can.
Beach Garden Society Meeting & Flower Show
Tues. June 16, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
beachgs.ca@gmail.com, www.beachgs.ca
Presenting ‘Gardening to Attract Birds’ with Paul Oliver. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments served.
Exoplanets and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Biology
Thur. June 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Amaury Triaud, whose research has led to the confirmation of 48 new nearby exoplanetary systems, discusses how one finds a planet and the techniques that will soon tell us whether life forms have arisen on planets outside our solar system. What's Out There? Lectures in Astronomy presented in collaboration with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 19, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 20, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 21, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
www.beachbbqandbrews.com
Courtney Fromm, 416-635-9889 (ext 21)
An event focused on bringing together all barbecue enthusiasts. Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations and Craft Vendors. Enjoy an ice cold brew while you explore the festival grounds. A community favourite that has something for everyone!
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Fri. June 19 - Sun. June 21, 12 pm - 11 pm
HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
Redpath
sdyer@harmonymarketing.ca; www.TOwaterfrontfest.com
5 events, 4 parks, 3 days, 2 kilometres, 1 giant party! Come to the Redpath Waterfront Festival and Party on the Promenade as we open Toronto’s newly revitalized waterfront. The party starts Friday evening with DANCE Pan American Style in HTO Park and continues all weekend with entertainment along the Queens Quay Boulevard and Martin Goodman Trail. Enjoy buskers, dance demonstrations, art on the water, parades, live music, a Waterfront Artisan Market, stand up paddleboarding and more. Presented by The Waterfront BIA. For more information, visit our website.
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 20, 10 am - 5 pm
Kingston Road (from Hannaford Ave. to Blantyre Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Join us at our annual Spring Art Walk & Street Fest! Local artists will show a selection of their work at various Pop up art galleries set up in selected businesses all along Kingston Road, between Hannaford and Blantyre. Children's activities, face painting, music, contests, in-store specials and more. Fun for the whole family!
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala "The Heart of the Beach-Lee and Queen"
Sat. June 20, 1 pm
Meet at Beaches Branch Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
The walk will start at 1pm from the Beaches Branch Library, and ending around 3pm at Corpus Christie Church at Queen and Lockwood.
Gardens of the Beach
Sun. June 21, noon - 5 pm
Beaches Area
Beach Garden Society
www.beachgs.ca; beachgs.ca@gmail.com; Lesley Spencer 416-690-5740
Get a sneak peek at some of The Beach’s most interesting and amazing gardens, all sizes and all aspects, from quirky to classic. Enjoy delightful music and refreshments in a sylvan setting. Tickets (limited number) available at local merchants, visit website for all locations.
Father's Day
Sun. June 21
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Sun. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 21, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park - 1675 Lakeshore Blvd. East
Prostate Cancer Canada
The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them. Registration: $35 or fundraise $125 and waive your registration fee. Your donor dollars are having an impact on research that has the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for survivors. Registration Open: 8:30AM. Walk/Run Start Time: 10:30AM. Additional Information: Join us after the event for live entertainment, refreshments and more!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
Let's beach! 2015
Sat. June 27, 1 pm - 6 pm
Location to be announced
beachesliving.ca/letsbeach
Join Beaches Living for a fun summer celebration on the beach. Mingle with your neighbours, friends, local business owners, artists and community groups. Live music and BBQ. Silent auction and great outdoor prizes!
Beaches 9th Annual Sandcastle Building Competition
Sun. June 28
Ashbridges Bay (just east of the Woodbine Bathing Station on the sand adjacent to the Boardwalk)
Graeme Boyce
The Beaches Lodge is hosting its annual sandcastle building competition and is inviting teams to compete on June 28 for The Beaches Cup. The event is taking place rain or shine. Awards given promptly at 3pm.
July
Happy Canada Day!
Wed. 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
Wed. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
toronto.ca, 311
Canada’s birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Afrofest
Sat. July 4, 11 am - 10 pm; Sun. July 5, 11 am - 9 pm.
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and 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.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 10 to Sun. July 26
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com; 416-410-8809
The 27th annual jazz festival. This year join us at the PAN AM Celebration on two stages at Woodbine Park, July 10-12. StreetFest from July 23-25 along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. Queen Street is closed to traffic from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Visit our website for a complete concert schedule.
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
Fri. July 10 - Sun. July 26
www.toronto2015.org
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games. 7,600 top athletes from the Americas and Caribbean will compete at more than 30 venues located in 16 municipalities across southern Ontario. Visit our website for a complete list of venues and calendar of events.
Heatwave Toronto 2015
Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
21st Anniversary! Toronto’s Largest Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer Event for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. VOLLEYBALL: Coed 6’s recommended roster 6 to 10. Minimum 2 females on court. BEACH SOCCER - Coed 5’s - 5 players and 1 goalie. Minimum 2 females on field during play. Recommended roster 6 to 12. Female playing goalie does not count toward the minimum 2 females on field. Visit www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
August
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 3
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.
21st Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 7, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 8, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 9, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview and Pape)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
www.tasteofthedanforth.com
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.
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games
Fri. Aug. 7 - Sat. Aug. 15
www.toronto2015.org
TORONTO 2015 will be the fifth edition of the Parapan Am Games and will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports. All sports will be Paralympic qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Visit our website for a complete list of venues and calendar of events.
iNavigate: Pedestrian Safety and Injury Prevention
Mon. Aug. 10, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
416-393-7703
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a talk about how to ensure your well-being while navigating Toronto's busy streets. There is much we can do as individuals, families and caregivers to avoid accidents and reduce the chance of injury. The discussion will cover topics such as road and walking safety, traffic rules, dangerous spots (where and when injuries occur) and contributing factors to accidents.
TD Festival of South Asia
Sat. Aug. 15 & Sun. Aug. 16, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.)
www.festivalofsouthasia.com
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.
PAWS in the Park
Sun. Aug. 23, 9 am - 2 pm
Woodbine Park and Ashbridges Bay
www.torontohumanesociety.com
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.
September
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 7
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.
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Fri. Sept. 11, 1 pm
Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (corner of Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.)
Centre 55, 416-691-1113 ext 224
Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 12 & Sun. Sept. 13, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. East
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 12th 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.
Beach Guild of Fine Art Show and Sale
Wed. Sept. 16 - Sun. Sept. 27. Hours: Tue., Wed. & Fri. 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur. 10 am to 7:30 pm, Sat. and Sun. noon to 5 pm
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road (between the Bayview extension and Broadview Avenue)
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com; info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com
The show features large and small paintings by the Guild's artists. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 18 (6 pm - 9 pm). Admission and parking are free. For more information visit our website.
35th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 20, 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.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 26, 10 am - 2 pm
Riverdale Park, East Side (along Broadview Ave. / South of Danforth Ave.)
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
WOOFSTOCK
Sat. Sept. 26 & Sun. Sept. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Woodbine Park
www.woofstock.ca or 416-234-WOOF (416-234-9663)
Now entering its 12th year, WOOFSTOCK is all about mixing popular classics with new soon-to-be fan favourites! Back by popular demand will be: Wiener Dog Races, Running of the Pugs, Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars, Woofstock Fashion Show, Stupid Dog Trick Contest, Mr. & Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show & much more.
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 12
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 2015
Fri. Oct. 23, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 24, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 25, 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, info@beachstudiotour.ca, www.beachstudiotour.ca
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.
Walk Roll Run
Sun. Oct. 25, 9 am - 11 am
3701 Danforth Ave.
Variety Village
www.varietyvillage.ca or 416.699.7167
In our 9th year! Join your neighbours and friends to walk, roll or run the 5K or 1K route through the neighbourhood and help Variety Village raise funds to support people with disabilities! Register now! and start fundraising for a great cause. Online registration at www.walkrollrun.ca
Halloween
Sat. 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. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Wed. 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.
Art in the Beach
Sat. Nov. 14 & Sun. Nov. 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (at Queen St.)
Beach Guild of Fine Art
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com; info@BeachGuildofFineArt.com
The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s 21st Annual Fall Show and Sale has moved inland and is now called “Art in The Beach”. The show features paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Free admission, lucky draw and gift boutique. New Location at The Beach United Church. Opening reception: Fri. Nov. 13 (6 pm - 9 pm). For more info you can visit our website or drop us a line. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeachGuildofFineArt
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 26
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)
Tue. Dec. 22
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
Fri. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Sat. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Fri. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 4
February
Valentine's Day
Sun. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 15
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 13
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 14 to Fri. Mar. 18
St. Patrick's Day
Thur. 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
Sat. Mar. 19
Good Friday
Fri. Mar. 25
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 26, 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.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Mar. 27
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Mar. 28
April
Earth Day
Fri. Apr. 22
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