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June 20th, 2018
June
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 Farmer's Market
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!
Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest
Sat. June 2, 11 am - 4 pm
Kingston Road (from Hannaford Ave. to Blantyre Ave.)
Kingston Road Village Business Community
Join us at our annual Spring Art Walk & Street Fest! Local artists will show a selection of their work at various Pop up art galleries set up in selected businesses all along Kingston Road, between Hannaford and Blantyre. Children's activities, face painting, music, contests, in-store specials and more. Fun for the whole family!
Beaches Father Daughter Dance
Sat. June 2, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corpus Christi Church, Queen St. E. at Lockwood Rd.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Info: beachesfatherdaughterdance@gmail.com
Dads get ready to ask your daughters out on a special date! This 'fun'draising evening is sure to delight young Daughters and their Father, or Father figure. 100% of proceeds go to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Tickets Online: beachesdance.eventbrite.ca
Slobberfest
Sat. June 2, 9 am - 2 pm
Leuty Pavillion (bottom of Lee Ave. on the Boardwalk)
Come and join the dog pound! Check out the dog vendors and a variety of products and services for your 4 legged friends while enjoying your day at the beach. Remember: Dogs must be leashed. Presented by: BARF Bento & Community Centre 55.
Historical Walk with Gene Domagala
Sat. June 2, 1 pm
Meet at 927 Kingston Rd.
Join us at this historical walk along Kingston Road. Meet at 927 Kingston Rd., between Balsam and Silver Birch.
Duke Creator Fair
Sat. June 2, 11 am - 2 pm
Duke of Connaught School, 70 Woodfield Rd.
Info: facebook.com/DukeCreatorFair
Science, Tech, Art and more for kids of all ages. Outdoor games, bouncy castles, BBQ. Funds raised support technology in the school and the upcoming playground redesign.
An Afternoon of Excellence with Karl Subban
Sat. June 2, 2:30 pm
Toronto Kyokushin, 230 Kingston Rd.
www.torontokyokushin.com
Info: Teja Ricalis, teja@welbanks.com
The ultimate hockey dad (father to P.K., Malcolm, and Jordan Subban) will share his inspirational and moving story that follows his family's hockey journey from house league to the big leagues and shows how to grow the ultimate potential that is in every child. You can pre-purchase your book at www.torontokyokushin.com to receive priority entry. Bring your own book, get it signed and enter our raffle. Donations will be made to Shelter Movers. Entry is free with on site registration.
Art of Craft Beer
Sat. June 2, noon - 8 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
www.theartofcraftbeer.ca
Pairing the best in craft beer label art with the best in craft beer. Music, food, art. Free admission! Visit our website for more information.
Mesdames of Mayhem: Mystery Writers and Writing
Tue. June 5, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Four members of the Mesdames of Mayhem collective conduct a panel discussion with the audience and each other about why women writers are rocking the world of mysteries and the bestseller lists and why women in general love to read mysteries. The panelists are: Madeleine Harris-Callway, Catherine Dunphy, Marilyn Kay and Caro Soles.
Arts Showcase at Malvern Collegiate Institute
Tue. June 5, 3:15 pm - 8:30 pm
55 Malvern Ave., in the cafeteria
The show will feature displays of creative works by Malvern’s students in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Tech/Design. Plus, there will be several solo musical performances by Malvern’s Senior Vocal and Instrumental Music students.
Vision Zero Roundtable
Tue. June 5, 6:30 pm
Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E.
Discuss with Councillor McMahon and Roger Browne, Project Lead for Vision Zero, what the City is doing and how to work together to improve traffic, pedestrian and cyclist safety in Ward 32.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Little Foxes (1941)
Wed. June 6, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. An evil southern woman sets out to destroy everyone in the way of her goals of wealth and power. Stars Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and Teresa Wright. 116 minutes.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Sat. June 9 & Sun. June 10, 10 am - 6 pm
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
1-888-773-4444 ext. 227
www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca
Showcasing over 150 of Canada’s leading artists, artisans and designers from across Canada, including local talent from the Beach. Exhibitors are selected based on the quality of their work and the originality of their designs. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet and shop from the makers themselves and find original fashions, stunning jewellery, leather work, functional ceramics, colourful glass, visual arts, children’s clothing and fun accessories, gourmet foods and much more. Celebrating it’s 34th year! Admission is FREE!
The Leslieville Flea
Sun. June 10, 10 am - 5 pm
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E.
www.leslievilleflea.com
Vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Beer and food. Free morning yoga. Free admission.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Country Girl (1954)
Wed. June 13, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems. Stars Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. 104 minutes.
Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Fri. June 15, 3 pm - 11 pm; Sat. June 16, noon - 11 pm; Sun. June 17, noon - 8 pm
Woodbine Park (corner of Lake Shore Blvd. East and Coxwell Ave.)
http://northernheatribseries.ca/beaches/
An event focused on bringing together all barbecue enthusiasts. Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations and Craft Vendors. Enjoy an ice cold brew while you explore the festival grounds. A community favourite that has something for everyone!
Daily Poetics
Sat. June 16, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
416-393-7703
Author Samuel Guest will present on how poetry can be used as a healer and motivator, as well as delving into how it is one of the many hidden gems in society today. Drop-in. No registration necessary.
Heatwave Beach Volleyball & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. June 16, 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.
Bells on Danforth
Sat. June 16, 11 am
Withrow Park (Logan Ave. & Danforth Ave.)
Ride your bicycle along Danforth Ave. from Withrow Park (Logan Ave.) to Oakridge Community Recreation Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave.
Father's Day
Sun. June 17
Happy Father's Day!
Do It For Dads Walk Run
Sun. June 17, 10:30 am
Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Prostate Cancer Canada
www.prostatecancer.ca/Feature/Do-it-for-Dads-Walk-Run
The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them. Registration: $35 or fundraise $125 and waive your registration fee. Your donor dollars are having an impact on research that has the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for survivors. Visit our website to register and for additional information.
Historical Society AGM
Tue. June 19, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.tbeths.com
Join us at the upcoming The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society Annual General Meeting. Barbara Myrvold will present a talk and program entitled "The Newmarket Racetrack and the Gates Family Big Time Horse Racing at Danforth and Main 1853-1912". A light reception and Q&A will follow the program. admission is free. All welcome!
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Little Women (1933)
Wed. June 20, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. This film chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war. Stars Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee and Jean Parker. 115 minutes.
First Day of Summer
Thur. June 21
Today marks the official first day of summer.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
Fri. June 22 to Sun. June 24, 11 am - 8 pm
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
Waters Edge Festivals and Events
http://TOwaterfrontfest.com/
Toronto’s waterfront will come alive with larger-than-life entertainment and activities for visitors young and old. The Royal Canadian Navy will be docking the HMCS Oriole, the Navy’s longest serving commissioned vessel. Grand Circus Show offering aerial show and acrobatics. Billy Bishop Airport’s Billy the Flying Fox will also be there for photo ops. Shop til’ you drop at the Waterfront Artisan Market in HTO Park, showcasing artisans, crafters, bakers & makers! Visit our website for a detailed list of events and locations.
Moonlight Madness Sidewalk Sale
Fri. June 22, 4 pm - 10 pm
along Queen St. E., in the Beach Village
Facebook /BeachVillageBIA; Twitter & Instagram @BeachVillageBIA;
Join your Beach Village Businesses for a Moonlight Madness sale! Come down to Queen St. to shop, eat and play! We have something for everyone, come on by to enjoy live music, entertainment and of course, great deals!
Let's BEACH! 2018
Sat. June 23, 11 am - 4 pm
Leuty Boathouse (foot of Leuty Ave.)
www.beachesliving.ca/letsbeach
Come out and join your neighbours, friends, family and local business owners for a fun summer celebration on the beach! Featuring live music, vendors & surprises. Please visit our website for more information. Presented by Beaches Living, celebrating 15 years connecting our community!
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Que.)
Sun. June 24
12th Annual Sandcastle Competition
Sun. June 24, 8 am - 3 pm
Woodbine Beach, just east of the Bathing Station
Info: Graeme Boyce, 416-402-8591
On the first Sunday of the summer, once again The Beaches Cup will be awarded on Woodbine Beach at 3pm, an annual event that brings together teams of families, co-workers and friends for a rewarding day together of digging and sculpting in the sand. Come join us and have fun, or relax and watch, no pre-registration is needed and the competition is free to enter. May the best Sandcastle win!
Walk for Dog Guides 2018
Sun. June 24, 10 am
Woodbine Beach (on The Boardwalk by the Bathing Station)
Info: Matt or Madaline Emerson, 416-302-7488, madalin@emersongrouprealty.com
www.walkfordogguides.com
Join this national fundraising walk held in more than 300 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities. Each Walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. For more information, register to Walk, support with a donation, or create a team, please visit our website.
Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club Open House
Sun. June 24, 10 am - 4 pm
Brimley Road South, at the lake (follow the signs)
www.sailingclub.on.ca; 416-676-7203
Part of Ontario Sailing “Get Out on the Water 2018”. Sailboat rides, BBQ. See our Sailing School. Visit our website or contact us for more information.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Wed. June 27, 2 pm - 4 pm
Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7703
Join us for a series of cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. In this musical, Van Johnson and Judy Garland play two clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight. Both reserve their words of affection for their respective pen pals, whom they've never met. 104 minutes.
Ice Cream Social
Thur. June 28, 3 pm - 5 pm
Welbanks Mortgage Group, 1834A Queen St. E.
Teja Ricalis, teja@welbanks.co
This Scoop Is On Me! Please join us to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer with some FREE Ice Cream! We will be having an ice cream truck outside of our office (1834A Queen St. E., Just west of Woodbine) handing out free ice cream cones and slushies. Hope to see you all there!
July
Happy Canada Day!
Sun. 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
Sun. 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
Sun. 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 at 10 pm that has been a long tradition in East York enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages.
East York Canada Day Parade
Sun. July 1st, 9:30 am - 11 am
Dieppe Park to Stan Wadlow Park
eastyorkcanadaday.com
Join us at the 61st 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.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Sun. 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!
Community Environment Days / WARD 30
Sun. July 1, 10 am - 2 pm
Bridgepoint Hospital, 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
Councillor Paula Fletcher
WARD 30 residents: Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of any hazardous waste.
Independence Day (U.S.)
Wed. July 4
Movie Nights in the Park present "Bend it Like Beckham"
Wed. July 4, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Fri. July 6 to Sun. July 29
Various locations in the Beaches
www.beachesjazz.com
The 30th Annual Jazz Festival will feature an unparalleled musical roster, multiple stages and venues and the return of renowned and adored festival favourites. Performances will take place at Woodbine Park from Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22 at the TD Main Stage, and at the OLG Main Stage from Friday July 27 - Sunday July 29. Jazz Latin Carnival at Woodbine Park from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15. "StreetFest" from July 26 - 28 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.
Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside
Fri. July 6, 6 pm - 10 pm; Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 10 pm; Sun. July 8, 11:30 am - 6 pm
Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.
beachesjazz.com; riverside-to.com; leslievillebia.com
After the resounding success of its inaugural year, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside will return to Jimmie Simpson featuring a dynamic musical roster. Visit our website for more info and complete Concert Line-Up.
Afrofest
Sat. July 7, 12 noon - 11 pm; Sun. July 8, 12 noon - 8 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 & Beach Soccer Tournaments
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, 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.
Movie Nights in the Park present "50 First Dates"
Wed. July 11, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Movie Nights in the Park present "Beauty and the Beast"
Wed. July 18, starts at dusk
Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Sat. July 21 & Sun. July 22, 10 am - 8 pm
Toronto's Regent Park, 600 Dundas St. E.
media@muhtadidrumfest.com; www.muhtadidrumfest.com
Join us at this annual event that celebrates the drum, its universality as an art form, and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world. 40+ local and national Drum Groups, interactive area and much more. The Festival is free to the public and accessible to everyone.
Movie Nights in the Park present "League of Their Own"
Wed. July 25, starts at dusk
Ivan Forrest Gardens, 131 Glen Manor Dr.
Free admission. Presented by the Beach Village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
STEM Camp - Summr Camps LET'S BEACH Beaches Lions Club Walk For Dog Guides Beaches Life Wellness Beauty how Gift Guide Event Photo and Video - Beaches Kids Program Open House 11th year Beaches shop Canada 150 Stories Beaches shop Event Photos and Video - Beaches Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! 2016 Email your request About The Beaches Clubs & Associations History & Landmarks Virtual Tour / Video Community Events Useful Information