April 2nd, 2015
Beaches Spring Sprint Registration
Mon - Tue, Mar. 30-31, Wed. Apr. 1 & Tue - Wed, Apr. 7-8; from 7 pm to 9 pm
Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Road
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
Annual Spring Sprint Registration: In person advanced registration only. Participation is limited. Annual registration is approximately 600, including 280 children (12 & under). Cost is $25 for all participants; cash or cheque. Price includes race kit, timer in race bib, post race reception and t-­shirt available on a first come, first served basis.
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 3
Beaches Lions Club 49th Annual Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, Apr. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm
Queen St. E., from Neville Park Blvd. 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 late March and beginning of April. No registration day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to
Driving Well Into Your Golden Years - The Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program
Tue. Apr. 14, 2 pm - 3 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join Lisa Thompson, a representative from the Ministry of Transportation, for a presentation outlining trends and statistics for older drivers, testing requirements for drivers over the age of 80, the collision reporting process for those over 70, driving tips and a review of some more recent rules of the road. This is a registered program: please call 416-393-7703 or sign up in person at the reference desk on the second floor.
Heritage Talk with Joanne Doucette "The History of Ashbridges Bay"
Tue. Apr. 14, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library - 2161 Queen St. E.
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society And The Toronto Public Library Present local Historian & Author Joanne Doucette, "The History of Ashbridges Bay". Admission Free. All welcome!
Author Reading: Diane Gordon - Shelter
Thur. Apr. 16, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Toronto's Diane Gordon has been a working actor and writer for many decades and has performed in movies, television shows and on theatre stages across the country. Join us for a Q&A and reading from Shelter, her one-act play featuring main characters Marion and Freda, who meet within the shelter community and go on to find friendship, independence and dignity together.
East York Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Thur. Apr. 16, 7 pm - 9 pm
Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave.
East York Garden Club
Guest Speaker Miriam Goldberger will speak about Taming Wildflowers: From Seed to Vase. Learn how-to grow native wildflowers from seed and how to incorporate wildflowers into your gardens to support pollinators.
Toronto Mom to Mom 2015 Spring Sale
Sat. Apr. 18, 9 am - 1 pm
243 Coxwell Ave.
Jessica Raymond
Perfect place to shop for your babies, kids and parents to be, a little something for everyone. Everything from books, clothes (lots and lots of clothes), toys, gear, treats... Not only do we have parents selling their gently used items but we have an assortment of family businesses selling products and services. Located close to Beach, Danforth, Leaside, Scarborough, North York & Downtown. Admission $2 cash only. Lots of free parking.
Health & Wellness Fair
Tue. Apr. 21, 3 pm - 8 pm
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
Info: 416-396-4310
Over 45 exhibitors offering on-site consultations, unique gifts and samples, nutritional and fitness guidance, mini workshops and presentations, children’s area, and more. Free admission.
Earth Day
Wed. Apr. 22
Stay On Your Feet!
Thur. Apr. 23, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Join a representative from Toronto Public Health and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risk factors, staying active and healthy, and taking medications safely.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Sat. May 30, 9 am - 3 pm
Leuty Pavilion on the Boardwalk (foot of Lee Ave.)
Community Centre 55; 416-691-1113
For Beach dog lovers and your canine friends. Pack Parade, Vendors, Canine contests and awards, including Best Costume, Eating Contest, Best Tricks and Softest & Roughest coat.
Dementia 101: A workshop for caregivers
Thur. June 4, 2 pm - 4 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
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.
Exoplanets and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Biology
Thur. June 18, 7 pm - 8 pm
2161 Queen St. East
Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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