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August 19th, 2018
August
Movie Nights in the Park present "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"
Wed. Aug. 1, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 7 to October 11.
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 15 to October 30.
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 20 to October 28.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowmarket.com
Runs from June 2 to October 20.
Fairmount Farmer's Market at Greenwood Park
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
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 30 to October 31.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
www.centre55.com
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Dusk Dances 2018
Sun. Aug. 5 to Sun. Aug. 12, starts at 7 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
Join us at the 24th annual season of Dusk Dances, the renowned and beloved outdoor dance festival. Dusk Dances 2018 features some of Canada’s top choreographers and dancers, including Peter Chin, Allison Toffan Carmen Romero, Karissa Barry, and Tina Fushell, in a diverse program of dance featuring contemporary, flamenco, tap, Bharatanatyam, and West African forms and styles. Preview on August 5 / Opening night on August 6. Nightly Performances start at 7. Matinée Performance on August 12 starts at 2:00pm
Music in the Park present Moscow Apartment
Sun. Aug. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Civic Holiday in Canada
Mon. Aug. 6
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.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Hidden Figures"
Wed. Aug. 8, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
25th Annual Taste of the Danforth
Fri. Aug. 10, 6 pm - midnight; Sat. Aug. 11, noon - midnight; Sun. Aug. 12, 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
Sat. Aug. 11, 9 am - 4 pm
Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. (Eastern and Coxwell)
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. All proceeds go toward helping animals in need.
Walking Tour with Gene Domagala
Sat. Aug. 11, 1 pm
Meet at the Northeast Corner of Woodbine and Danforth Avenues
Join Historian and Beach Metro news Columnist Gene Domagala at this walk along the historic Danforth Avenue. Presented by The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society.
Music in the Park present Rufus John
Sun. Aug. 12, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Ferdinand"
Wed. Aug. 15, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
16th Festival of South Asia
Sat. Aug. 18 & Sun. Aug. 19, noon - 11 pm
Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Glenside & Coxwell)
https://www.facebook.com/gerrard.indiabazaar
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 in the Park present Ryan McNally
Sun. Aug. 19, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Blades of Glory"
Wed. Aug. 22, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. Aug. 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach
Heatwave for SickKids
Event Email: info@HeatwaveEvents.com Event Hotline: 416.237.0123
24th 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.
Music in the Park present Suzie Vinnick
Sun. Aug. 26, 2 pm - 4 pm
Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thebeachvillage.com/2017/06/music-in-the-park
Join us at this summer's Music in the Park Series, featuring some of Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres, such as traditional blues, Celtic rock, Canadian folk roots, and more. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Admission FREE.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Wonder Woman"
Wed. Aug. 29, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
September
East Lynn Park Farmer's Market
Thursdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave.
my-market.ca
Runs from June 7 to October 11.
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 15 to October 30.
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 20 to October 28.
Withrow Park Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.
www.withrowmarket.com
Runs from June 2 to October 20.
Fairmount Farmer's Market at Greenwood Park
Wednesdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
www.fairmountmarket.ca
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 30 to October 31.
Market 55
Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. (in the parking lot)
www.centre55.com
Runs every Sunday. Featuring fresh, local products from the farm straight to your table!
Labour Day
Mon. Sep. 3
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. Sep. 4
Beach Celtic Festival
Sat. Sep. 8 & Sun. Sep. 9, 9 am - 7 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
www.thecelticfestival.com
The 15th annual Celtic celebration! Enjoy a weekend filled with pipes and drums, Highland and Irish dancers, food and fun. FREE admission.
Beach Guild of Fine Art's 24th Annual Fall Show & Sale
Fri. Sep. 21, 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat. Sep. 22 & Sun. Sep. 23, 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. 21. Free admission, art raffle and gift boutique. Visit our website for more information.
First Day of Autumn
Sat. Sep. 22
October
Thanksgiving Day
Mon. Oct. 8
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.
Halloween
Wed. 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. 4 at 2 am
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
Remembrance Day
Sun. 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.
Thanksgiving (US)
Thur. Nov. 22
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)
Fri. 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
Tue. Dec. 25
Boxing Day
Wed. Dec. 26
January
New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 7
February
Valentine's Day
Thur. Feb. 14
Family Day (Ontario)
Mon. Feb. 18
March
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun. Mar. 10
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour!
March Break
Mon. Mar. 11 to Fri. Mar. 15
St. Patrick's Day
Sun. 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
Wed. Mar. 20
Earth Hour
Sat. Mar. 30, 8:30 pm - 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. 19
Easter Sunday (Western)
Sun. Apr. 21
Easter Monday (Western)
Mon. Apr. 22
Earth Day
Mon. Apr. 22
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