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Local Round-up:

#1. Your trash could be someone else’s treasure! Not-for-profit agencies

If you are looking to clean out any working household items but don't want to see it disappear into land fill, there are not-for-profit agencies that collect donations of goods for reuse or resale.

Agencies want gently used household goods. Before you make a donation, please call to confirm the drop-off location and specifications.

What do you have to donate?
•     Furniture
•     Working Large Appliances
•     Computers/IT Equipment
•     Clothing, Housewares, Food & Working Small Appliances
•     Books, Recreational Equipment & Craft Materials
For more information, or to to learn more about
Waste Reduction Efforts and special Reuse initiatives, visit the City's website at:

#2. The 21st Annual Spring Sprint is looking for volunteers!

This 21st Annual Community event will be held on Sat. April 5. If you would be interested in helping us promote this fun community event, or assisting us on the race day, we'd like to hear from you. 

Please contact the Beaches Recreation Centre at 6 Williamson Road, 416-392-0740. Minimum age requirement: 15 years old.



 #3. Come on out, meet your Neighbours!

You are invited to join the Beaches social gathering group on every Sunday afternoon. The Sunday social group gets together regularly to relax, have fun and meet new people.  We explore a variety of places in the neighbourhood and support our community while making new friends.  The group is an opportunity to share ideas and information.

Meeting information: 
Time: Every Sunday afternoon between 3 pm - 5 pm. 
Locations for the following four weeks are:

  • January 27 – Murphy’s Law (Queen st. and Kingston Rd.) 
  • February 3 – Grover Pub (Kingston Rd. and Main St.)
  • February 10 – Castro’s (Queen St. & Wineva Av.)
  • February 17 – Green Dragon (Kingston Rd. & Kingswood Rd.)

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#4. Featured Local Business

The Bridging of Two Cultures

Outside of her political life, Maria Minna, local Member of Parliament (MP) for the Beaches-East York, is dedicated to keeping family traditions alive. She is a proud Canadian and also a proud Italian. She is a lover of the finer things in life, and after a long day of work, goes home to a close-knit family who supports her....

... She was immersed in her rich Italian culture even as a child. Minna fondly recalls her parents... [full story]

#5. Looking ahead - What's Happening in the Beaches!

Below is a list of upcoming events in the Beaches. For event details, please visit online Community Events calendar: 
  • WinterCity Festival Opening Celebration, Nathan Philips Square, Fri., Jan. 25 , 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Winterlicious, Fri., Jan. 25- Thurs., Feb. 7 in Restaurants throughout Toronto.
  • Free Gentle Yoga Class for people living with MS, Mon., Jan. 28, 11:30 am 2181 Queen St. E., Suite 200.
  • Free Belly Dancing in the Beach, Sat., Jan. 26, 4 pm  2181 Queen St. E., Suite 200
  • Beaches Sunday social group, Sun, Jan. 27, 3 pm  Murphy’s Law
  • Beaches Sunday social group, Sun, Feb. 3, 3 pm  Grover Pub
  • Celebrate Pancake Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras), Tue., Feb. 5, 5-7:30 pm, Beach United Church East
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tue., Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 pm, St. Aidan’s Memorial Hall
  • Artists...let's Get-Away! Open House,  Sat. Feb. 9, 10:30 to 11:30 am, Beaches Library
  • Beaches Sunday social group, Sun, Feb. 10, 3 pm  Castro’s Pub 
  • Beaches Sunday social group, Sun, Feb. 17, 3 pm  Green Dragon
  • Beach BIA Family Day Festival, Mon., Feb. 18, noon- 4 pm, Various locations on Queen St. E.
  • WinterCity Festival, Fri., Jan. 25 - Thurs., Feb. 7 (Opening Celebration: Nathan Philips Square

#6. Friendly Reminders:
Check out the latest special offers and promotions online
Many businesses in the Beaches often have special promotions, visit Coupons&Specials frequently to find out the latest offers and to get printable coupons for your favorite stores and restaurants!
Online Customer Referrals

Remember to view or post recommendations for your favorite business on our 
Recommend a Business page. To submit a recommendation, click on "Submit a  Recommendation".
Check out the businesses that are newly listed in our Business Showcase
The is updated with new business listings frequently, visit the site often to experience their unique value to you.

Beaches Living Guide :: :: 416.690.4269