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July 2nd, 2016
July
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 www.pch.gc.ca.
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay
Fri. July 1st, after 9:30 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
City of Toronto
toronto.ca, 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
eastyorkcanadaday.com
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
www.TOwaterfrontfest.com; info@towaterfrontfest.com
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.
Olympic Team Beach Party
Fri. July 1, 4 pm - 8 pm
Woodbine Beach at Boardwalk Place
Canadian Olympic Committee
communications@olympic.ca
Join us at the Molson Canadian Olympic Team Beach Party, presented by Hilton, in celebration of the Rio 2016 Team Canada athletes. The program will feature performances by popular Canadian talents Sloan and Scott Helman to help celebrate Rio-bound athletes in true Canadian style. Outdoor performances, appearances by 15 Canadian Olympic heroes, unveiling of the Lucky Loonie by the Royal Canadian Mint, autograph signings, sport demonstrations, a Molson Canadian beer garden, giveaways, and much more!
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Sat. July 2 to Sun. July 24
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
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.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 2 to October 13.
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.
www.leslievillemarket.com
All locally and sustainably sourced produce, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, flowers and more. Runs from May 22 to October 30.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowpark.ca
Runs from June 4 to October 22.
Fairmount Park Farmer's Market
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Fairmount Park, 1725 Upper Gerrard St. E.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
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.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Mon. July 4
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - The Big Short
Wed. July 6, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: The Big Short (2015).
Flow in the Park
Every Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Afterglow Studio
www.afterglowstudio.ca
Free yoga classes all summer long, from June 15th to September 21st. Classes are suitable for students of all levels. Classes sponsored by Afterglow Studio. Donations to Friends of the Beach Parks are welcome.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Fri. July 8, 4 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 9, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 10, 12 noon - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park
beachesjazz.com; riverside-to.com; leslievillebia.com
Featuring a dynamic musical roster: Exodus, The Digs, Tabb, Turbo Street Funk, Kim & Company, Johannes Linstead, Eddie Bullen & Friends, Jerome Tucker Band and Paul James.
Afrofest
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
www.afrofest.ca
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: info@HeatwaveEvents.com 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 www.HeatwaveEvents.com for a team entry and more information.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Separate Tables
Wed. July 13, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Separate Tables (1958).
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. July 17, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - Jersey Boys
Wed. July 20, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: Jersey Boys (2014).
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.)
www.festivalofsouthasia.com
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.
Music, Dance & All That Jazz
Sat. July 23 & Sun. July 24, 11:30 am - 4 pm
Ivan Forrest Gardens, Queen St. E. at Glen Manor Dr.
www.thebeachvillage.com
‘Beaches Got Talent!’ The search is on for local Beach talent. Free admission.
Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies - A Face In The Crowd
Wed. July 27, 2 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. Featuring: A Face In The Crowd (1957).
Hooper's Lecture: Nutrition 101 for an Active Lifestyle & Healthy Weight Loss
Thur. July 28, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Hooper's Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E.
416-699-3747
Summer has arrived and many of us are spending more time outdoors, at the Beach, and looking to increase our fitness and energy levels. This lecture is perfect for those looking to learn more about: Proteins and the differences between them, Functional Beverages and Smoothies, Key Nutrients and holistic approaches to increase strength, endurance and to help shed those unwanted pounds. A special focus will be placed on Healthy Weight Management and understanding the role of hormones for optimal fat-loss. Register Now! We Are Your Partners in Health.
August
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.
Flow in the Park
Every Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kew Gardens Park
Afterglow Studio
www.afterglowstudio.ca
Free yoga classes all summer long, from June 15th to September 21st. Classes are suitable for students of all levels. Classes sponsored by Afterglow Studio. Donations to Friends of the Beach Parks are welcome.
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
www.tasteofthedanforth.com
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
www.pawsinthepark.com
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.
WILD at the Beach: Oceans Alive!
Tue. Aug. 16, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Kathryn Copeland, kcopeland@torontopubliclibrary.ca
Behold the largest creature that ever lived! Cringe at the most bizarre! Feel the skin of a shark! Touch a blowfish! Join Loretta Penny from Down to Earth Conservation Education and be mesmerized as we unravel amazing facts, myths and tales of the wild ocean. Drop in for ages 6 and up.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Aug. 21, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
September
Fall Fine Art & Craft Show at the Distillery
Fri. Sept. 2 to Mon. Sept. 5, 11 am - 6 pm
Distillery District
www.artfestontario.com
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.
www.thecelticfestival.com
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.
Parkinson SuperWalk - Beaches
Sat. Sept. 10
Ashbridges Bay Park
www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca
Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Canada. Approximately 10,000 people from coast-to-coast organize and take part in it. NEW Beaches location this year! Visit our website for more information or to register online.
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
deca.arts@gmail.com
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
www.terryfox.org/Run/
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 Leslieville Flea
Sun. Sept. 18, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
Native Species for your Garden
Tue. Sept. 20, 7:15 pm - 9 pm
Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave.
Beach Garden Society
marilyn_walsh@rogers.com, 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.
www.BeachGuildOfFineArt.com
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.
October
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sat. Oct. 1, sunset to sunrise
Many locations throughout the city
www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca; scotiabanknuitblanche@toronto.ca
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
www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm
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.
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. Oct. 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea
www.leslievilleflea.com; leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Nothing compares to strolling a flea market on a beautiful summer day. The Leslieville Flea is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We hope to see you there amongst the smiling faces. For all the details visit our website.
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, info@beachstudiotour.ca, www.beachstudiotour.ca
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.
Halloween
Mon. 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. 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
marilyn_walsh@rogers.com, 416-461-8714
Join us at our Annual General Meeting. Seasonal Floral Demonstration. More information: http://www.facebook.com/BeachGardenSociety
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.
December
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
January
New Year's Day
Sun. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 9
February
Valentine's Day
Tue. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 20
March
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.
April
Good Friday
Fri. Apr. 14
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 16
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 17
Earth Day
Sat. Apr. 22
Summer Beaches Patio Contest and Win Beaches shop KUROBLACK Limousine App Email your request Event Photos and Video - Beaches Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! 2016 Event Photo and Video - Beaches Kids Program Open House 9th year About The Beaches Clubs & Associations History & Landmarks Virtual Tour / Video Community Events Useful Information