September 3rd, 2015
Harvesting at the Beach Community Edible Garden!
Wed., Sept. 5, 8 am - 9 am
Ashbridge Bay
Beach Community Edible Garden
We harvest for the Glen Rhodes food bank every Wednesday morning at 8am until 9am at the garden, located in Ashbridges Bay Park. Come out and join in the fun!
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.
Back to School (TDSB)
Tue. Sept. 8
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
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);
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
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.
Kingston Road Village Fall Fest
Dates to be announced
Kingston Rd. (between Hannaford St. and Victoria Park Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community & Centre 55
facebook: kingstonroadvillage;
The 15th annual Fall Fair! Find out what Kingston Road has to offer in the way of good food and interesting shopping. Local musicians, pumpkin carving, demonstrations of arts and crafts, and activities for the kids are all part of the day's events.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
The Time Machine: Starting Your Personal Adventure in Astronomy
Tue. Sept. 24, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
This presentation shows how you can begin a personal exploration of the sky using a variety of affordable instruments. Marc Teitelbaum of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will demonstrate how technological advances have now made it possible for the ordinary person to truly look back in cosmic time with the aid of instruments and gadgets that are readily available. He will also share tips on where to find like-minded people who will be supportive and help you succeed in your new quest.
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.
Sat. Sept. 26 & Sun. Sept. 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Woodbine Park 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.
Food Truck Festival Ontario
Sun. Sept. 27, 1 pm - 7 pm
Downsview Park
Eat like a Foodstar for one fun filled day as you experience Ontario's most mouthgasmic food truck creations at the beautiful and spacious Downsivew Park. One Day. One Place. Every Taste!
Erasing the Past, Silencing the Present
Tue. Sept. 29, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join a representative from Our Right To Know for a presentation and joint discussion about the means and effects of the current federal government's way of dealing with public knowledge and scientific research, and how it will affect the environment and Canada's future.
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.
Beaches Reads 2015 - Bohemians In Brooklyn
Tue. Oct. 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
1432 Gerrard St. East
Gerrard/Ashdale Library
(416) 393-7717
Read a great book - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers - and join us for a lively book discussion led by local personality and musician Michelle Mayers.
Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thur. Oct. 15, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Starting a novel is easy. It’s the finishing that’s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you’ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally type The End. Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night, and a late sleeper on weekends. With eight full-length novels, six serialized novellas and a collection of flash fiction to her credit, Lynda understands how important the tasks of plotting and the art of juggling are to the writing process.
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,,
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 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
Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests: Their Natural Heritage and Local History
Tue. Oct. 27, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Jason Ramsay-Brown has been exploring and photographing Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join him for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecological and natural history.
Sat. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sun. Nov. 1 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
A Conversation With A Holocaust Survivor
Tue. Nov. 3, 10 am - 11 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Please join us for a program featuring Hungarian Holocaust survivor Edward Fisch, who will speak about his personal experiences during the Holocaust.
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;
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:
An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thur. Nov. 19, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs and the writing of his new memoir "The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times."
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.
Colon Cancer Prevention: Getting Healthier...One Step At A Time
Mon. Dec. 7, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Branch - Toronto Public Library
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a presentation outlining colorectal health, cancer risk factors and ways to reduce your risk, and cancer screening tests available within the community.
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
New Year's Day
Fri. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 4
Valentine's Day
Sun. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 15
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
Earth Day
Fri. Apr. 22
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