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October 16th, 2018
October
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!
Beach Photo Club Meeting
Wed. Oct. 3, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
www.beachphotoclub.com; beachphotoclub@gmail.com
Topic: “Exploring the Vernacular Photograph: from the familiar to the found” with Sara Angelucci. This meeting is being held Wednesday instead of Thursday. Club meets first and third Thursday of every month (September to May).
Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society Meeting
Wed. Oct. 3, 7 pm
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
www.gardenontario.org
Free presentation by expert Ian McCallum “Cacti, Succulents and Other Green Things”. Refreshments included. Guests welcome!
Grant-Full Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Dinner
Sat. Oct. 6, 3 pm - 6 pm
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E.
416-690-5169
Grant AME Daily Bread food bank is every Friday 5-8 p.m. Hot meal is also served.
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.
Clean Energy for Homeowners Seminar
Tue. Oct. 9, 7 pm -8:30 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Presentations by Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and local author Bruce Nagy ‘The Clean Energy Age.’
Toronto Municipal Elections 2018 - Advance Voting
Wed. Oct. 10 to Sun. Oct. 14, from 10 am to 7 pm
www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections
Electors can vote at one of two locations in their ward or at City Hall. A Voter Assist Terminal will be located at each voting place. For more information visit www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections
30th Annual Riverdale Art Show & Sale
Fri. Oct. 12, 6 pm - 8 pm; Sat. Oct. 13, 10:30 am - 5 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.
www.stbarnabas-toronto.com
The show features 24 local artists, both new and returning. Over 200 original art pieces. Great gift ideas. Located at Chester subway station. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Free admission!
Safehome Animal Rescue presents a Pet Valu Haunting, Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser & Adoptathon
Fri. Oct. 12, 4 pm - 8 pm; Sat. Oct. 13 & Sun. Oct. 14, noon to 4 pm
Pet Valu, 1656 Queen St. E.
Adoptable cats and dogs, trick or treating for the kids, photo booth for pets and people, and more!
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 14, 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.
Birch Cliff Village Day Out Autumn Celebration
Sun. Oct. 14, 10 am - 3 pm
1577 Kingston Rd.
Live music, craft market, BBQ fundraiser for a service dog, 1938 firetruck, fresh corn. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Info: Facebook page – Birch Cliff Village Day Out Events Autumn Celebration.
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.
Community Bake Sale and Silent Auction
Sat. Oct. 20, 9 am - 2 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Info: 416-392-0740; Gaby: 416-371-1756
Join us to honour the life of Kyle Howard-Muthulingam. Kyle tragically lost his life on August 10 saving a mother and son from drowning at Woodbine Beach.
7th Annual Welbanks Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Sat. Oct. 20, 1 pm - 4 pm
Kew Beach Public School, 101 Kippendavie Ave.
Welbanks Mortgage Group
Teja Ricalis, teja@welbanks.com
Hot chocolate, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy castle, and 250 free pumpkins. Monetary or non-perishable food donations to food bank gratefully accepted. Enter our pumpkin carving contest for your chance to win a prize!
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.
East Toronto Children’s Expo
Sat. Oct. 20, 11 am - 2 pm
2181 Queen St. E. (within Avalon Montessori)
octoberexpo@gmail.com
Enjoy a free family activity day with live musicians, brain training games, raffle PRIZES, robotics, math games, story time and games in French, martial arts class, button making, play school play centre and workshops for parents.
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.
Octoberfest at Royal Canadian Legion
Sun. Oct. 21, 2 pm - 6 pm
RCL Branch 11 (club room), 9 Dawes Rd.
Come and celebrate with us! Entertainment. Have a stein or two with friends.
Toronto Municipal Elections 2018
Mon. Oct. 22, 10 am - 8 pm
www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections
Electors can vote at one of two locations in their ward or at City Hall. A Voter Assist Terminal will be located at each voting place. For more information visit www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections
Osteoporosis Support 7 Information Group
Mon. Oct. 22, 10 am - noon
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.)
Lisa Ireland from Loblaw’s Customer Service will explain food labels for healthy eating.
Beaches Library presents: Award Winning Author & Historian Jean Cochrane
Tue. Oct. 23, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.tbeths.com
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library presents award winning author & historian Jean Cochrane on the history of Kew Beach and Balmy Beach Public Schools, their History and their Founders (1890 -1940). Admission is Free. All welcome!
Free Seniors’ Movie - “The Bookshop”
Thur. Oct. 25, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy. Doors open 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Team Sheppard.
Fear Factory
Fri. Oct. 26, 7 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 27 & Sun. Oct 28, 1 pm - 3 pm
Beaches Rec. Centre, 6 Williamson Rd.
Come if you dare! Ages 8 to adult. Free admission with food donation.
Halloween on Queen
Sat. Oct. 27, noon - 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
thebeachvillage.com/halloween/
The whole family, including your dog, is invited to this FREE community event. Carnival games, fortune teller, crafts, live performances, costume contests, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes, costume parade and more! Presented by the Beach Village businesses.
Glen Stewart Ravine Autumn Clean Up
Sun. Oct. 28, 10 am - noon
Meet at the Beech Avenue ravine entrance
Info: friendsofglenstewartravine@gmail.com
Come out and help the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine. Please bring gloves, wear boots and dress to get dirty. We’ll provide the bags … and treats!
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.
Beaches Library presents: Historian David Fuller
Tue. Nov. 6, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.tbeths.com
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library presents historian David Fuller on "The First Armistice Day and the end of the Great War, November 11, 1918". Admission is Free. All welcome!
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.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Sun. 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.
Remembrance Day Luncheon
Sun. Nov. 11
Beaches Baron Byng Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave.
Legion: 416-465-0120; Community Centre 55: 416-691-1113
Join us immediately after the ceremony at Kew Gardens.
Toronto Christmas Market
Thur. Nov. 15 thru Sun. Dec. 23
The Distillery Historic District
http://torontochristmasmarket.com/
Celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas, inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. This annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.
Community Christmas Market
Sat. Nov. 17, 10 am - 2 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
416-691-8082
Fair Trade and locally produced gift items, handcrafted Christmas decor, knitted toy animals, jewelry, baked goods and tasty treats, including amazing gingerbread creations and our famous meat pies, jams and jellies, and so much more.
Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Sat. Nov. 17, 11 am - 2 pm
Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd.
Home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, crafts, knitting, sewing, collectible and new Christmas decorations, Granny’s attic, country store, silent auction, quilt raffle, cheeses, frozen dinners, encore table (“regifted” goods) and more. Luncheon from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Handicapped accessible.
The Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 18, starting at 12:30 pm
Downtown Toronto
thesantaclausparade.com
416-249-7833
For 114 years, Toronto has looked forward to the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at Bloor and Christie, moves east to University Ave. then south to Front and Jarvis, ending at the St. Lawrence Market.
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.
Cavalcade of Lights
Sat. Nov. 24 thru Mon. Dec. 31
Festival spans citywide, illuminating 20 neighbourhoods
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
The annual Cavalcade of Lights sets Toronto aglow with spellbinding events, sparkling lights, and a one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto's picturesque neighbourhoods.
First Lighting Celebration
Sat. Nov. 24, 7 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
toronto.ca/cavalcade or call 311
A well-loved Toronto tradition. People gather every year for the first lighting of the beautifully-decorated Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square with thousands of energy efficient LED lights in colours of red, white and silver. This special evening also includes live musical performances and a fireworks finale.
The Winter Kidzfest
Sat. Nov. 24, 11 am - 5 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
www.downtownyonge.com/kidzfest
Come and have fun with the family at the annual KidzFest. See your favourite children's characters come to life, have your photos taken and enjoy free activities.
Craft Sale
Sat. Nov. 24, 9:30 am - 2 pm
St. John the Baptist Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.)
Genny Stock, crafts.stjohns@gmail.com
Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays. This is a very popular annual sale. Lunch and home baking will also be available.
Customer Appreciation Days at Hooper’s Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop
Sat. Nov. 24 & Sun. Nov. 25.
2136 Queen St. E.
416-699-3747
20% off store-wide. Largest selection of quality vitamins, supplements and natural products in the Beach! Stock up on basics and shop for Christmas. We Are Your Partners in Health.
Beaches Santa Claus Parade
Sun. Nov. 25, 1 pm
Community Centre 55 and Kingston Road Village Business Association
416-691-1113; www.centre55.com
The parade runs west along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, then north to Community Centre 55 where a barbeque, children's crafts and photos with Santa will be held immediately following the parade. Don't forget to bring a twoonie to support Community Centre 55's Share A Christmas program.
Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show
Sun. Nov. 25, 11 am - 4 pm
17 Jeavons Ave.
www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery. Visit our website for more info.
December
Christmas in the Park - Tree Lighting
Sat. Dec. 1, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alex Christie Bandshell in Kew Gardens
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
www.beacheslions.com
A community event with music, family entertainment, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, etc. Don’t forget to bring “Loonies for the Lions”.
Pancake Breakfast With Santa
Sat. Dec. 1, 8 am - 10 am
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Lainey Anderson
416-691-1113 ext 223 or lainey@centre55.com
Join us for a pancake breakfast with Hamper the Reindeer! Suggested donation of $3 per person. Children's crafts and activities will also be offered.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's Christmas Art & Gift Show
Sat. Dec. 1, 12 pm - 8 pm & Sun. Dec. 2, 10 am - 5 pm
The Gardener’s Cottage at Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave.
Come out and start your Holiday shopping off with original, local artwork and gifts. Paintings, prints, decorative items and cards will be on sale.
Tannenbaum 10K
Sun. Dec. 2, starts at 10 am
Along the Boardwalk
Beaches Runners Club
www.tannenbaum10k.com
A 10K run, and kids 1k fun run, along the Martin Goodman Trail, starting/ending at foot of Lee Ave.
Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show
Sun. Dec. 2, 11 am - 4 pm
17 Jeavons Ave.
www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery. Visit our website for more info.
Leslieville Flea 6th Annual Holiday Market
Sat. Dec. 8 & Sun. Dec. 9, 10 am - 5 pm
Jimmie Simpson Community Centre, 870 Queen St. E.
www.leslievilleflea.com
The Leslieville Flea Holiday market is a one stop shop for Holiday gift giving needs. Select vendors have carefully curated a variety of unique and affordable vintage items, perfect for everyone on the holiday gift giving list. There will also be great food, coffee, and music. For all the details visit our website. See you there!
Caroling in the Park
Tue. Dec. 11, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Stewart Park
Contact: 416-759-9997, Dave Breach
The 30th year! Join us to sing carols and contemporary songs with the Salvation Army Band and the Beach United Church choir. Santa Claus will hand out candy canes to the children and there will be hot apple cider and hot chocolate to keep you warm. A collection will be taken for the Salvation Army.
Centre 55 Share-A-Christmas Program
Tue. Dec. 18 thru Sat. Dec. 22
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Nancy Culver, 416-691-1113 ext 224, nancy@centre55.com
Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 - packing and sorting non-perishables, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Friday 21 - packing and sorting toys (no children please), 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturday 22 (Delivery Day) - 1 pm - 5 pm.
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
New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square
Mon. Dec. 31, starts at 8 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Join the celebration and ring in the New Year with residents and visitors alike at Nathan Phillips Square. Skate on Toronto's famous ice rink to the sounds of a local DJ, enjoy live musical performances from top Toronto talent throughout the evening, and a spectacular fireworks presentation at midnight.
January
39th Annual Hair of the Dog Run
Tue. Jan. 1, 11 am - 1 pm
Balmy Beach Canoe Club, along the Boardwalk
www.balmybeachcanoe.com
Lace up your running shoes and come on down to the Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Avenue for the annual Hair of the Dog Run. 9k Run and 3k Walk. Walkers start at 11:30 am, Runners start at 12 noon. On-site registration starts at 10:30 am. or you can register online. Everyone is invited to the cool dip!
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
Winterlicious
Fri. Jan. 25 - Thur. Feb. 7
Restaurants throughout Toronto
toronto.ca/winterlicious or call 311
Toronto's Winter Foodie Celebration! Experience a series of mouth-watering culinary events and indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value. Try something new, try something exotic, try something traditional or try it all during this savoury, luscious, and succulent series hosted by more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants. Is anybody else getting hungry?
February
Valentine's Day
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
Beaches 12th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 23, 11 am - 3 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
416-690-4269, kids@beachesliving.ca
Come learn about and explore kids programs available in the Beaches for ages 0 to 16. Meet face to face with program organizers, teachers, coaches, etc. The participating programs are in all areas including music, sports, science, arts, computer, playgroups, tutors, after school programs and much more. This Open House is free and open to families in the Beaches and the Greater Beaches area. View event photos from past year at: beachesliving.ca/kids
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
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
springsprint@hotmail.ca
32nd 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 will take place at the Beaches Recreation Centre late March and beginning of April. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to springsprint@hotmail.ca
Beaches|Life 2nd Annual Wellness & Beauty Show
Sun. Apr. 7, 10 am - 4 pm
Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club – at the foot of Coxwell Ave.
beachesliving.ca/beacheslife/wellnessbeautyshow
Come and meet local business owners face-to-face, discover the wide range of products and services they provide, get a personal consultation, and celebrate the Spring Season together! ◾Healthy Living, Wellness & Lifestyle ◾Live presentation, demos & fashion show ◾Special offers from your local businesses ◾Live music ◾FREE Admission & FREE Parking
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 19
Beaches Lions Club 53rd Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 21, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Munro Park to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club, www.beacheslions.com
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fifth decade, attracts thousands of people from all over the city. Don't forget your Loonies for the Lions, to support local charities. Applications for the parade can be found at the Beaches Lions Website.
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
May
Spring Beach Studio Tour 2019
Fri. May 3, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. May 4, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. May 5, 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.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 12
Happy Mother's Day!
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery
Sat. May 18 to Mon. May 20, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com/toronto/
Spring Art & Craft Show. 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.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Victoria Day, Mon. May 20, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
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 20
Happy Victoria Day!
June
Father's Day
Sun. June 16
Happy Father's Day!
First Day of Summer
Fri. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Mon. June 24
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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Thur. July 4
August
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.
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.
First Day of Autumn
Mon. Sep. 23
October
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.
Halloween
Thur. Oct. 31
The Celts believed that every year on the last day of October, the souls of the dead visited the earth.
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