May 27th, 2016
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 10 to October 25.
Leslieville Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E. & Woodward Ave.
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 22 to October 30.
Fairmount Park Farmer's Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
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 18 to October 19.
Jane's Walk
Fri. May 6, Sat. May 7 & Sun. May 8
Various locations across the city
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.
Ask An Expert: Pollinator Gardens
Fri. May 6, 2 pm - 3pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
Join a representative from Toronto Master Gardeners for a presentation about the latest buzz on creating a haven for pollinators. Learn about the reasons why you should plant a pollinator garden, details and recommendations for specific plants, and how to create and maintain a thriving environment for pollinators.
Mothers and Daughters Spa Days Event
Sat. May 7, 9am - 6pm & Sun. May 8, 11am - 5pm
2136 Queen St. E.
Hooper's Pharmacy and Vitamin Shop
Liza Smith,
Celebrate Mother's Day with our annual Moms and Daughters Spa Days Event. Come in for tea and a sweet while you browse, demos, samples, Piggy Paint nail colouring, mini facials, hand treatments and more. Moms get a free mini potted flower. Enter to win a gift basket or just drop in and say hello.
Hooper's Annual Spa Days Event
Sat. May 7 & Sun. May 8, all day
2136 Queen St. E.
Hooper's Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop
Join us for our annual Mothers and Daughters weekend. 20% OFF ALL BATH & BEAUTY PRODUCTS. Free mini potted flowers for Mom. Demo's Samples. Refreshments and treats. Mini facials & hand massage treatments. Safe nail coloring with Piggy Paints. Enter our draw to win one of our many gift baskets.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 8
Happy Mother's Day!
Win a Spa Package for Mother's Day
Sun. May 8, 11 am - 8 pm
Boston Pizza Lakeshore & Leslie, 16A Leslie Street
Simona Shafir, 416-778-4700
Free Mimosas for every mother! Call for reservations.
Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thur. May 12, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and others. That amazing tale is at the core of his new book and show, Across Canada By Story: A Coast-to-Coast Literary Adventure.
Hooper's Pharmacy Lecture: Tackling The Root Cause of Chronic Pain Naturally
Thur. May 12, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Hooper's Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E.
Liza Smith, 416-699-3747
Dr. Paul Hrkal (N.D) explores integrative approaches to chronic pain, inflammation and fibromyalgia. Discover how diet-induced inflammation, nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalance can contribute to pain and learn what you can do right away to address the root cause of pain and inflammation. Call or visit us for Registration.
Hooper's Lecture: Tackling the Root Cause of Chronic Pain Naturally
Thur., May 12, 6:30 - 8 pm
Beach United Church
Hooper's Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop
Ryan Corrigan - 416-699-3747
Board certified Naturopathic Doctor Paul Hrkal returns to present an evening lecture on unique and integrative approaches to chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Attendees will learn the following: Why does pain occur and what are the root causes. Diet-induced inflammation. What key nutrient-deficiencies are related to chronic pain and how to identify them. Which key and natural herbs and supplements counter inflammation and pain.
Springfest at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
Sat. May 14, 9 am - 1 pm
33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.)
New this year – collection of e-waste (TV, computers, etc.) and metal (batteries, aluminum-like pop cans, brass, copper, stainless steel, cable, etc.) for recycling. Draws for great products, baked goods, breakfast and BBQ lunch, gently-used clothing and items, plants, books, ice cream and more! Please bring your own bags.
Streetfest on Main
Sun. May 15, 12 noon - 4 pm
Main St. (between Gerrard St. & Swanwick Ave.)
Join us at the first ever Main Street festival. Come and meet your local Beaches business owners. Shows, demonstrations, gardening workshop, BBQ and much more!
Heritage Toronto Presentation "Kew Williams House"
Tue. May 17, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a presentation by Camillle Bégin and Chris Bateman on Kew Williams House. Admission Free. All are welcome. Organized by The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society and The Toronto Public Library.
The Eh List: Edward Riche
Wed. May 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author, producer, and film maker Edward Riche. His latest bitingly brilliant comic novel, Today I Learned It Was You, highlights the drama and dysfunction of local politics, overzealous rights activists, and the perils of contemporary social media. Book signing to follow.
Community Environment Days / WARD 32
Thur. May 19, 4 pm - 8 pm
Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St.
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
WARD 32 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Beach Plant Sale
Sat. May 21, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Adam Beck Community Centre, 77 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
The Best Plant Sale around! not to be missed. Hundreds of wonderful, locally grown Perennials, Member's Plants, Connoisseur Collection, Personal Shoppers, and more.
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery
Sat. May 21 to Mon. May 23, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
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 23, 9:45 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
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 23
Happy Victoria Day!
Walk for Dog Guides
Thur. May 26, 10 am
Woodbine Beach (on The Boardwalk by the Bathing Station)
Toronto Beaches Lions Club; 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.
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 27, 3 pm - 8 pm; Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29, 10 am - 5 pm
Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens
The Beach Guild of Fine Art;;
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents its annual Spring Show and Sale at the historic Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. The show features small paintings by over 40 artists and affordable art (under $350). Gift basket lucky draw and free admission. Visit website for more information.
Toronto Doors Open
Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29
Many locations throughout the City
City of Toronto
The 17th annual Doors Open will offer residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29, 10 am - 6 pm
Woodbine Park or 416-234-WOOF (416-234-9663)
Now entering its 13th 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.
Walk of Life
Sat. May 28, 8 am - 12 pm
Ontario Science Centre & Parklands
Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada,, 416-730-8299
Family event with something for all promoting cardiac health! Choice of: 3km or 5km WALK; 5 km or 10 km RUN; Little Feet, Big Hearts – 500 m fun walk or run for 2-8 year olds. Free parking, t-shirts, BBQ, prizes.
Panda is Visiting Boston Pizza Lakeshore & Leslie
Sat. May 28 & Sun. May 29, 12 noon - 5 pm
16A Leslie Street
Simona Shafir, 416-778-4700
Everyone Loves Kung Fu Fighting!! Come visit your favourite bear at Boston Pizza Lakeshore & Leslie. Call for reservations.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
Runs from June 2 to October 13.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Runs from June 4 to October 22.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Swimmer
Wed. June 1, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 1st: The Swimmer (1968)
Mac And Cheese Festival
Fri. June 3 to Sun. June 5
Ontario Place West Island
The second annual Mac and Cheese Festival is returning to Toronto. Featuring over 75 food, drink and artisanal vendors; 40 of which include Toronto’s top chefs, savvy cooks and food entrepreneurs, competing to make the city's best mac and cheese. Free to the public! For more information about VIP tickets and the festival, visit our website.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. June 4 & Sun. June 5, 10 am - 8 pm
Woodbine Park, corner of Lake Shore Blvd. & Coxwell Ave.;
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.
Sat. June 4, 9 am - 3 pm
Leuty Pavilion, on the Boardwalk (foot of Lee Ave.)
Community Centre 55; 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!
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 4, 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!
Grand Opening - Afterglow Studio & Freshii Foods
Sat. June 4 & Sun. June 5, 8 am - 2 pm
2032 and 2034 Queen St. E.
Afterglow Studio and Freshii Foods
You're invited to our grand opening! Free classes all weekend, complimentary food from Freshii and David's Tea, and a lululemon pop-up shop. Visit our website to reserve your spot!
Stratford Festival HD Production Screening: King John
Tue. June 7, 2 pm - 5 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother's grief for her son. (151 minutes)
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Wed. June 8, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 8th: The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)
Community Environment Days / WARD 36
Thur. June 9, 4 pm - 8 pm
Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Councillor Gary Crawford
WARD 36 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Luminato Festival
Fri. June 10 to Sun. June 19
Various venues across the city;
An international multi-arts festival for people open to having art change their outlook on the world, for ten days each June, the Luminato Festival transforms theatres, parks and public spaces across the city of Toronto and creates a home for artists to come play, share and create. When the unexpected meets the transformative, that’s a Luminato moment!
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 11 & Sun. June 12, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Elyse Drouin, 1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
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 32nd year! Admission is FREE!
Hooper's Skin Evaluation & Personalized Prescription to Beautiful Skin
Sat., June 11 - By Appointment
2136 Queen St. E.
Hooper's Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop
416-699-3747 -
Join us for a special in-store event from Derma-E. Come for a FREE skin evaluation and see your skin up-close with the Visioscope and analyze areas of concerns such as: Dark spots, pore size, scars, sun damage and uneven texture. Take home a personalized report with product recommendations for your specific skincare needs.
The 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Sat. June 11 to Sun. June 12
Exhibition Place, Parking Lot 2
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; 1-877-699-2453
Thousands of dedicated people will embark on a two-day, 200-kilometre cycling journey throughout Ontario’s picturesque countryside. Participants will start the two-day journey in either Toronto or Niagara Falls, completing one of six routes. Funds raised in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. For more information and to donate to this year’s Ride, visit
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Age Of Adaline
Wed. June 15, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 15th: The Age Of Adaline (2015)
Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thur. June 16, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
Join Tim Falconer for a presentation about what we're really hearing when we listen to music and what he discovered while writing his book: Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 17, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 18, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 19, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
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!
Gardens of the Beach
Sun. June 19, noon - 5 pm
Beaches Area
Beach Garden Society;; 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 19
Happy Father's Day!
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 19, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park - 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
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!
First Day of Summer
Mon. June 20
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Senior Scams: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!
Tue. June 21, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Beaches Library
Join Detective Constable Kristin Thomas from 55 Division for an information session about frauds and scams which often target seniors. Learn about the most common scams and how to recognize them, tips on how to avoid fraud and the steps you should take if you have been scammed.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Arthur
Wed. June 22, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 22nd: Arthur (1981)
Hooper's Lecture: Busting Stress using Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition
Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30-8:00pm
Beach United Church
Hooper's Pharmacy & Vitamin Shop
Ryan Corrigan - 416-699-3747
We are very excited for the return of Nutritionist, Author, Speaker and TV host extraordinaire, Julie Daniluk as she presents her popular lecture on the link between stress, inflammation, nutrition, weight-loss and much more. Contact us for more details.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Fri. June 24
10th Annual Sandcastle Competition
Sun. June 26, 8 am - 3 pm
Woodbine Beach
The Beaches Lodge No 473
Graeme Boyce, 416-402-8591
On the first Sunday of the summer, once again The Beaches Cup will be awarded on Woodbine Beach at 3pm, an annual event that brings together teams of families, co-workers and friends for a rewarding day together of digging and sculpting in the sand. Come join us and have fun, or relax and watch, no pre-registration is needed and the competition is free to enter. May the best Sandcastle win!
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Thank You For Smoking
Wed. June 29, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 29th: Thank You For Smoking (2006)
Happy Canada Day!
Fri. 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
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay
Fri. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto, 311
Canada’s birthday is celebrated every year with fireworks on the expanse of the Beach at Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Canada Day Celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park
Fri. July 1st, 12 noon - 10:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Ave.
The Canada Day activities in Stan Wadlow Park begin at 12 noon with the opening of the Community Booths. Entertainment begins on the Main Stage after the Opening Ceremonies. The day concludes with a fantastic evening fireworks display that has been a long tradition in East York enjoyed by thousands of men, women and children of all ages.
East York Canada Day Parade
Fri. July 1st, 9:30 am - 11 am
Join us at the 59th annual East York's Canada Day Parade. The Parade starts at Dieppe Park (just east of Greenwood Ave.) travelling through East York finishing at Stan Wadlow Park at Woodbine & Cedarvale Park. south on Coxwell Ave. to Sammon Ave. east to Woodbine then North to Trenton Ave. Lastly east dispersing in Stan Wadlow Park.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Fri. July 1st, starts at noon
Woodbine Park
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!
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Fri. July 1 to Sun. July 3, 11 am - 6 pm
Along Toronto's waterfront from Spadina to Bay
Harmony Marketing;
Calling all mates! Celebrate Canada Day weekend at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto. Bring the whole crew to RWF 2016 as we welcome back the tall ships to Toronto’s waterfront, including El Galeón, Draken Harald Hårfagre and Pride of Baltimore II. Lots of family fun activities and programs including the Waterfront Artisan Market, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, Parks Canada, cultural entertainment a grand finale Parade of Sail and much more.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Sat. July 2 to Sun. July 24
Various locations in the Beaches
The 28th Annual Jazz Festival will feature a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages and venues, a robust lineup of gourmet food trucks and many new programming additions. Performances will take place at Woodbine Park from Friday July 15 - Sunday July 17 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24. "StreetFest" from July 21-23 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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Mon. July 4
Sat. July 9, 11 am - 10 pm; Sun. July 10, 11 am - 9 pm.
Woodbine Park (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Ave.)
Music Africa
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.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball
Sat. July 9 & Sun. July 10, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
22nd 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 for a team entry and more information.
TD Festival of South Asia
Sat. July 23 & Sun. July 24, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood Ave. and Coxwell Ave.)
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.
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 1
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.
23rd Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 5, 6 pm - midnight, Sat. Aug. 6, noon - midnight , Sun. Aug. 7, noon - 8 pm
Danforth Ave. (between Broadview Ave. and Pape Ave.)
The Greektown on the Danforth BIA
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.
PAWS in the Park
Sun. Aug. 14, 9 am - 3 pm
Woodbine Park and Ashbridges Bay
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.
Fall Fine Art & Craft Show at the Distillery
Fri. Sept. 2 to Mon. Sept. 5, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
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.
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 5
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. 6
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sat. Sept. 10, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 10 & Sun. Sept. 11, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
The 13th 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.
Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Sun. Sept. 11, 1 pm
Woodbine Park Millennium Garden, 1695 Queen St. E. (Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.)
Centre 55, 416-691-1113 ext 224
Community Centre 55’s 9/11 Remembrance Service at Woodbine Park.
Danforth East Arts Fair
Sat. Sept. 17 & Sun. Sept. 18, 10 am - 5 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (south of Danforth, between Coxwell & Woodbine)
Melanie Ramsay
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.
36th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 18, 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.
Native Species for your Garden
Tue. Sept. 20, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society, 416-461-8714
Paul Laporte will talk about Native Species for Your Garden. Fall Flower Show & Sale: house plants, garden specimens and floral design.
First Day of Autumn
Thur. Sept. 22
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 22nd Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sept. 23, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sept. 24 & Sun. Sept. 25, 10 am - 5 pm
The Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Original artwork by over 40 local artists will be available for yourself or as a gift. Opening Reception: Fri. Sept. 23. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit the website for more information.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sat. Oct. 1, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city;
Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event. Toronto artists, cultural and educational institutions, museums, galleries and neighbourhoods participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche each year by producing one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 10
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.
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Cheering
Sun. Oct. 16, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Kew Gardens, near Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.
Beaches Lions Club
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. ROAD CLOSURES (East End) from 8 am to 2:30 pm: Lake Shore: from Parliament to Woodbine; Woodbine: from Lake Shore to Queen; Queen St. E: from woodbine to Beech Av.; Coxwell north bound: from Lake Shore to Eastern; Eastern Ave. from Kingston/Queen to Jarvis.
Beach Studio Tour, Fall 2016
Fri. Oct. 21, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 22, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 23, 11 am - 6 pm
From west of Woodbine Ave. to east of Victoria Pk. Ave.
Beach Studio Tour artists
Nathalie Vachon 416-691-5195,,
Come visit 25 artists at 13 studio sites 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 the website. On the weekend of the tour look for the yellow signs and explore our vibrant, artistic neighbourhood.
Mon. 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. 6 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Fri. 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.
Beach Garden Society Annual General Meeting
Tue. Nov. 15, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society, 416-461-8714
Join us at our Annual General Meeting. Seasonal Floral Demonstration. More information:
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 24
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.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Wed. 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
Sun. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Mon. Dec. 26
New Year's Day
Sun. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 9
Valentine's Day
Tue. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 20
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 12
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 13 to Fri. Mar. 17
St. Patrick's Day
Fri. 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
Mon. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 25, 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.
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 14
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 16
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 17
Earth Day
Sat. Apr. 22
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