January 29th, 2015
35th Annual Hair of the Dog Run
Thur. Jan. 1, 11 am to 1 pm
Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Foot of Beech Avenue & South of Queen
For more info visit
Lace up your running shoes and come on down to the Balmy Beach Club at the foot of Beech Avenue for the 35th 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
Thur. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 5
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Cold Mountain
Wed. Jan. 7, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Cold Mountain (2003).
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Philomena
Wed. Jan. 14, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Philomena (2013).
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Captain Phillips
Wed. Jan. 21, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Brach
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Captain Phillips (2013).
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Rushmore
Wed. Jan. 28, 2 pm
2161 Queen St. E.
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Rushmore (1999).
Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Theory of Everything”
Thur. Jan 29, 10 am
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Doors open at 10 am., movie starts at 10:30 am. Presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Fri. Jan. 30 - Thur. Feb. 12
Restaurants throughout Toronto 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 100 of Toronto’s top restaurants. Is anybody else getting hungry?
Winter Carnival
Sat. Jan. 31, 10 am - 2 pm
Community Centre 55 and Kimberley P.S., corner of Main St. & Swanwick Ave.
Info: call 416-691-1113
Join us for a family fun day! Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course, Vendor Tables, Kids Crafts, Plates for Peace, Cross Country Ski Races, Toboggan Races, Ice Hunt, Snow Shoe Races, Snow Toss, Ring around the Reindeer, Penguin Races and much more!
Discussion: Queen Street Revival
Wed. Feb. 4, 7 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Info: 416-392-1376
Workshop and Discussion about Queen Street Revival, with Ward 32 Councillor McMahon and Beach Village BIA, for residents and business owners in the Beach.
Beach Photo Club
Thur. Feb. 5, 7:15 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Joseph Hartman will talk about his large-scale photos of Hamilton, Ontario.
Winterfest 2015 at Fairmount Park
Sat. Feb. 7, 2 pm - 5 pm
Gerrard St. E. & Bowmore Rd.
A free community event presented by Fairmount Park Ice Masters. Two ice surfaces offering hockey skills and shinny on one and pleasure skating on the other. Sledding, face painting, refreshments. Bring your used skates and skis to sell or exchange.
Valentine's Day
Sat. Feb. 14
8th annual Beach Village BIA Family Sunday in the Beach
Sun. Feb. 15, noon to 4 pm
Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
Join us for Winter Cottage in The City festivities: lumberjack and figure skating shows, ice sculptures, warming stations with Muskoka chairs, giant snow globes, music, and more. Prizes to be won! Ride the free vintage trolley on Queen Street.
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 16
Family Day in the Main / Gerrard Sts. community
Mon. Feb. 16, starts at 12 noon
East Toronto Neighbourhood Association
East Toronto Neighbourhood celebrates: •Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 12 noon, starting at Main Street Library (137 Main St.) and ending at Grover Pub & Grub (676 Kingston Rd). •Skating Party in Norwood Park (Norwood Rd., south of Gerrard), 2 pm.
Winter Stations Kick-off
Mon. Feb. 16, 2 pm
Kew Pavilion, foot of Lee Ave.
Event features unveiling of lifeguard station art installations, artist meet & greet, and refreshments.
East York Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Thur. Feb. 19, 7 pm - 9 pm
Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave.
East York Garden Club
Guest Speaker Frank Kershaw will discuss The Recycled Garden. Do not throw away those old garden implements and take advantage of yard and trunk sales to turn-up some unique garden recyclables. These curiosity and focal point items add personality, charm, whimsy and a touch of history to many gardens This presentation will showcase numerous examples of how these items have been given new life in a variety of garden settings.
Beaches 8th Annual Kids Program Open House
Sat. Feb. 21, 10 am - 2 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym – 6 Williamson Road (N. Queen & Lee)
Organized by Beaches Living and Beaches Recreation Centre
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:
Women's Way Self Defence
Sun. Feb. 22 & Sun. Mar. 1st, 10 am to 5 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street
Lainey Anderson, 416-691-1113 ext. 223
2 day course for Women ages 12 and older. Presented by Community Centre 55 and facilitated by Award Winning Instructor, Marilyn Walsh. Join us with a friend to build your confidence and feel safe in your community. Contact Lainey Anderson for more information and to register. This is a FREE course.
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 8
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
Dx3 Canada 2015
Wed. Mar. 11, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, digital advertising and digital retail. It brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.
March Break
Mon. Mar. 16 to Fri. Mar. 20
St. Patrick's Day
Tue. 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
Fri. Mar. 20
Beaches 3rd Annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT!
Sat. Mar. 28, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Beaches Living
Let's celebrate together at the 3rd annual Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! event. Music, Dance, Candle Lights and Paper Lanterns. Visit for event updates.
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 3
Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E. from Munro Park. Ave. to Woodbine Ave.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club or Keith Begley at 416-690-2614
Everyone loves the Easter Parade. The event, now in its fourth 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. 5
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 6
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 11, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardwalk and BBCC
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
28th Anniversary 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 mid March, check back for registration times. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
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;
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.
Mother's Day
Sun. May 10
Happy Mother's Day!
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
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!
Small Paintings for Small Spaces
Fri. May 22nd, 3pm - 8pm; Sat. & Sun. May 23rd & 24th, 10 am - 5pm
The historic Gardener's Cottage in Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Ave., south of Queen St. E.)
The Beach Guild of Fine Art;;
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.
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.
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Wed. June 24
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
Independence Day (U.S.)
Sat. July 4
Heatwave Toronto 2015
Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 9 am - 4 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: 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 for a team entry and more information.
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.
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.
First Day of Autumn
Wed. Sept. 23
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.
Sat. 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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