September 1st, 2014
Labour Day
Mon. Sept. 1
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.
11th Annual Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sept. 6 & Sun. Sept. 7, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park (2075 Queen St. East)
Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun and very special guest John McDermott. FREE admission.
Variety Village 2nd Annual Open Water Swim
Sat. Sept. 6, 1 pm - 4 pm
Buttermilk Falls Resort, 16941 Hwy 35
Kathryn Haggis,
Phone 416-699-7167 x251; Fax 416-367-0028; TTY 416-699-8147
Join us at our 2nd Annual Open Water Swim! Variety’s goal is to raise funds to support inclusive, integrated sport, fitness and life skills programs that nurture the mind, body and spirit. We are a not-for-profit facility and our mission provides opportunities for and supports programs that are integrated and open to people of all ages and abilities. We hope you share our vision for inclusiveness and join us in supporting this great event!
Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting
Sun. Sept. 7, 2 pm - 4 pm
Chabad House, 2273 Queen St. E.
Contact Irith at
Wine experts take us on a journey of vineyards, grapes and wine making as we sample a selection of fine wines from around the world. All welcome, only 19+ can sample wine.
Golden Hearts
Sun. Sep. 7, 2 pm - 5 pm
Variety Village
Nina Chamberlain
Bret "The Hitman" Hart makes his debut at the Variety Village Gymnasium in Scarborough. We will be offering V.I.P. Fanfest and General Admission tickets. This event will be a complete different experience!
34th Annual Terry Fox Run
Sun. Sept. 14, 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.
The Beach Guild of Art's Fall Art Show and Sale
Fri. Sept. 19 to Sun. Sept. 21, 10 am - 5 pm
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.
Beach Guild of Fine Art
The Beach Guild of Fine Art presents it's annual fall show and sale featuring paintings by over 40 of the Guild artists. Lucky draw and gift boutique. Free admission!
Sat., Sept. 20, 11 am - 4 pm
Jonathan Ashbridge Park (McDonald's Park) at 20 Woodward Avenue
Applegrove Community Complex
Apple on a Spoon races! Apple-Tac-Toe! The Clown Ate My Apple! Play these apple games and more at Applicious: The 7th annual fall festival of Applegrove Community Complex will offer something for everyone with face-painting, bouncy castles, contests, entertainment, refreshments, local information and more.
First Day of Autumn
Tue. Sept. 23
Mooseketeer Kid's Club
Sat. Sept. 29, noon
Kew Beach
Walk to End Canine Cancer
Kid's are encouraged to come up with creative ideas to collect loose change all summer and help us take a bite out of canine cancer. Prizes will be reward for top coin collectors. This is the kids portion of our 3rd Annual Walk to End Canine Cancer.
Mad about Margaret’s
Mon. Sept. 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
George Restaurant, 111C Queen St. E.
Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services
This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Dowsett Johnston author of the bestselling book “Drink.” Mad about Margaret’s will be hosted by Mary Ito from CBC’s Fresh Air with entertainment by Melody MacDougall. To purchase tickets or to make a donation to Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services, please contact Danuta at 416-463-1481.
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 13
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. More info on website.
Kingston Road Village Fall Festival
Dates to be announced
Kingston Road (between Hannaford St. and Victoria Park Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community & Centre 55;
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.
Fall Beach Studio Tour
Fri. Oct. 24, 6 - 9 pm; Sat. Oct. 25, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun. Oct. 26, 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.
Williamson Road Public School 100th Anniversary Open House
Sat. Oct. 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Williamson Road Public School, 24 Williamson Road
Reconnect with your classmates, share photos and memories. Learn about the Williamson Road Centennial Legacy Project. For information and registration visit
Fri. 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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