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Oct. 21: Customer Appreciation Day at Hero Certified Burgers - Beaches, 2018 Queen St. E., 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 4oz Hero Burger or Soul Burger for $2.50. 10% of all sales go to Centre 55- Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade program.
Oct. 21, 22, 23: Harvest Festival Fall Sale at St. Basil Church, 875 Queen St. E., Friday noon-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m-6 p.m. Kids area, face painting, 50-50 draw, snack bar. Tables for rent $35 a day. Info: 416-248-1252
Oct. 21, 22, 23: Beach Studio Tour, Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Info:
Oct. 22: Welbanks annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Kew Beach Public School, 101 Kippendavie Ave., 1-4 p.m. 250 free pumpkins, bouncy castle, face painting, hot chocolate, fire engine, plus a Scary Pumpkin Carving Contest! Send your photos to for a chance to win a prize. Food bank donations accepted. Info: 416-698-9990
Oct. 22: Celebrating 50th Anniversary of ‘Mighty Mouse’ Elaine Tanner ‘Lou Marsh Trophy’ Win at The Stone Lion Pub, 1958 Queen St. E., 7:30 p.m. In November 1966, Tanner became the youngest athlete in history to win the Lou Marsh Trophy, and this record remains unbroken. This event features The British Invasion, Canada’s top cover band playing hits from the 60s and 70s such as The Who, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. $10 cover, limited seating, no advance tickets. Any proceeds to Beach Food Bank. All welcome. Info:
Oct. 22: The Peterborough Pop Ensemble singing “Going Gospel” at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. The performance includes some audience participation. Tickets $15. Wheelchair access. TTC 86/116
Oct. 23: Waverley Road Baptist Church celebrates 125 years in the Beach. Worship Service 11 a.m. followed by a BBQ lunch, music, lots of activities for the kids and a Comedy Show at 7 p.m. with a former local comedian, Timmy Boyle. Info:
Oct. 23: Boost Spooktacular Kids’ Halloween Costume Party at Berkeley Church Venue, 315 Queen St. E., 1-4 p.m. This fundraiser for children 2-12 years, featuring a haunted house, entertainment, crafts, marketplace and silent auction, raises money and awareness for programs offered at Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre for children/youth who have suffered abuse. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Children under 2 free. Tickets & info:
Oct. 23: Just say BOO! Free Costume Party at Kaza Family Centre, 1386 Danforth Ave., 3-5 p.m. Calling all pumpkins, ghosts & witches too - we’ve got a fun party planned for kids 0 and up. Learn more at
Oct. 23: Balmy Beach Residents’ Association Tree Tour, 1:30-3 p.m. Join the BBRA and arborist, Jackie Hamilton, of LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) for a tour of the East Beach’s trees. Tour is limited to 35 people. Please RSVP to to reserve your spot. Suggested donation $10. Sponsored by LEAF, Valu-mart on Queen St. E., and Centre 55, who will collect food bags for local needy families. The bags will be available for sale at Valu-mart October 22, and at our Information Table at the Boathouse on October 23. Info:
Oct. 24: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Oct. 27: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Bridget Jones’s Baby” starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
Oct. 28, 29, 30: Halloween Fear Factory at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m. Please bring a food drive donation for admission. Event is organized by volunteers and supported by Beaches Rec Centre Advisory Council. If you would like to volunteer, please leave name and contact details at 416-392-0740.
Oct. 29: Grand Opening of Girls Are (handmade clothing and accessories), The Children’s French Book Corner, and The Lesson Space at 145B Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy some spooky Halloween treats, make a Halloween craft, and learn more about this newly-created Children’s Hub. 10% in-store discount. Info:
Oct. 29: Halloween on Queen at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens, noon-4 p.m., presented by Beach Village businesses. Visit the Creepy Carnival for carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live performances by Sons of Beaches, a costume contest, DJ, trampoline fun, scavenger hunt, mazes and more! At 4:30 p.m., a Halloween double feature will be shown at The Fox Theatre. Info:, 416-693-2242
Oct. 30: Glen Stewart Ravine Cleanup with the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine, 10 a.m. Meet at Beech Ave., south of Kingston Road, by the sign “Keep our Ravine Clean”. Bring gloves and dress for the weather. Bags provided. Rain date: Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Info:
Oct. 30: Royal Canadian Legion Br. 73 90th Anniversary at 2 Robinson Ave., noon-7 p.m., hot lunch 1 p.m. Prizes, refreshments, Terry Chisholm “Elvis” impersonator. $10 per person. Info: 416-691-4763
Oct. 30: Loss of a Landmark - Special Service of Thanksgiving and Praise at The Cathedral Church of Our Lady and Saint Basil, 875 Queen St. E., 4:30 p.m. Celebrate a Last Mass at this location before the development of condos on the site. Take photos of Canada's largest stained glass window. Info: 416-302-1092
Nov. 4: ‘Corks ’n Kegs’ at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-10 p.m. Wine and beer tasting evening hosted by Toronto Beach Rotary. A splendid evening for tantalizing your taste buds with samples of fine wines, gregarious beers, and delicious food bites chosen to complement the barreled and brewed. Excellent silent auction. Funds raised will be used for local projects, including the winner of Toronto Beach Rotary’s annual Youth Grant Competition, Chopped 55!
Nov. 5: Christmas Bazaar at St. Nicholas Church. 1512 Kingston Rd. (east of Warden), noon-3 p.m. Shop for wonderful crafts and Christmas decorations, baked goods, candies and preserves, meat pies, books, attic treasures, and much more…and then enjoy a lovely lunch. Info: 416-691-0449,
Nov. 5: Fall Harvest Supper at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (w. of Midland, n. of Kingston Rd.), doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Gather with friends and family for an old-fashioned fall supper! Tickets: Adults $20, youth 5-12 $5, children 4 and under free. No ticket sales at door. For tickets and info, call 416-261-4222 or email
Nov. 5: Silent Auction at Main Street Terrace, 77 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. White elephant sale, bake sale, raffles (9-11:30 a.m.) and silent auction (9 a.m-1 p.m.) All proceeds to Resident Christmas Fund. Info: Lori 416-690-3001 ext 227
Nov. 5: Dance at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance to the music of Glenn Reid and Boogaloo. Cash bar. Tickets $15. Order by email at (include “Dance Tickets” in the subject line). Limited tickets available at the door. Proceeds from this event support programs such as Toby’s Place.
Nov. 11: Martin Gladstone & Frank Caruso will be playing for our veterans at the Naval Club of Toronto, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (at Woodbine) following the Remembrance Day Service, 4-6 p.m. Great music from all the eras – Irving Berlin to the Beatles. All are welcome. Gentlemen please wear a tie.
Nov. 12: Holiday Bazaar at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 31 & 35 Wood Glen Rd. (at Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attic treasures, baking, basket draws, jewelry, knitting, (latest styles of scarves, socks, yoga socks, mitts), preserves, PJs, quilts, sewing (Christmas and every day), silent auction, tea room. Info: 416-699-3084,
Nov. 12: Christmas Bazaar at St. Theresa Church, 2559 Kingston Rd. (at Midland), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bake table featuring homemade apple pies, Christmas table, crafts, lunch room, raffles, silent auction, and white elephant table. Info: 416-261-7498
Nov. 13: “Patterns of Freedom” (Vabaduse Mustrid / Keepers of the Loom) at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 4 p.m. This feature-length award-winning documentary in English and Estonian (subtitled) by local sister and brother filmmaker team, Reet Mae and Toomas Mae, focuses on the stories of indigenous Estonians who fled their homeland in 1944, fleeing the brutality of advancing Russian soldiers. There will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the screening. Admission $5 and any donations will be gratefully accepted to assist the continuation of this project. Info:
Nov. 19: Nisbet Lodge McClintock Manor Foundation’s Christmas Bazaar at Missionary Hall Calvary Church, 746 Pape Ave. (across from Pape subway station), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade items, bake sale, café and silent auction. Free admission. Tables available 6 ft: $35, 4 ft: $25. Contact Gwen Ramsay 416-461-4474,
Nov. 26: Craft Sale at St. John the Baptist Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Local artisans will have crafts and gifts for the home and the holidays at this popular annual sale. There will also be lunch and home baking. For inquiries regarding vending tables, please contact Genny Stock at
Tuesdays: Beaches Mental Wellness Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Info:
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Oct. 19: eh List Author Talk – Mona Awad ‘13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl’, 7-8 p.m. •Nov. 2: eh List Author Talk – James Laxer ‘Staking Claims to a Continent’, 7-8 p.m. •Nov. 7: Holocaust Education Week – Children of the Holocaust, 10-11 a.m. A special screening of animated short documentary films by BBC Learning and Fettle Animation. A Q&A session with a peer educator from Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Centre follows the screening. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Oct 20: Small Business Marketing, 7-8 p.m. Learn how to develop a marketing plan, with entrepreneur/coach, Danielle Botterell. •Oct. 28: Halloween Party, 4-5 p.m. •Tuesdays: WoodGreen English Conversation Circle, 1:30-3 p.m. •Every other Saturday: Ashdale Writers Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
The Psychic is In! Toni “Wolfheart” Johns at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E. in Toronto Beaches. By appointment only. Johns is a Psychic Astrologer with 40 years experience. Call/text Toni at 647-449-5920, email Info: Psychic consultations are for entertainment purposes only.
Pegasus Thrift Shop, 931 Kingston Rd. is fully stocked for Halloween! Thank you for your continued support of Pegasus Day Programs for disabled adults.
Beach Photographers at Studio 888, 2359 Queen Street East (south side just east of Balsam), Oct. 19-30. Opening reception Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Marley Adams, Michael Barstow, Erwin Buck, John Davidson, Eric Goldman, Stan Jones, Andrew Oliver and Felicity Somerset. Open Wed, Thur, Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat & Sun noon-4 p.m. and also by chance. Info: 416-200-5551,,
Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough Branch. Since 1960 we have been active in promoting women’s rights and education in Scarborough. As part of a national and international organization our purpose is to pursue knowledge, promote education, improve the status of women and human rights, and to participate actively in public affairs. New members are welcome! We meet monthly at Knox United Church, Education building, 2569 Midland Ave. Next meeting Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Guest Speaker: Craig Simmons, Topic – Heart Research at Sick Kids Hospital. Info: Janet Holt 416-293-8822
Community Kitchen at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., first and third Fridays of each month starting Nov. 18. Learn how to prepare healthy meals to help prevent and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Free to people on limited income, and living in the East End CHC catchment. See for Centre information. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call Olivia at 416-778-5805 ext. 208
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.) •Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15, 29, Dec. 13, and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 6 & 20 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) first 3 Fridays of each month plus Dec 30 and at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church the 4th Friday of each month. Info: 416-691-6869
Beach Garden Society Thanks You during the ‘thanksgiving’ month of October. Each BGS member will choose a favourite garden in their neighbourhood and drop off a note of appreciation in the mailbox of their chosen home as their way of saying ‘thank you’ for creating beauty every day.
Clothing donations needed, of new or gently-used, clean, warm clothing for seniors in low-income building. To arrange drop-off, please call 416-690-5650
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. • Sunday Services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week service, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church. Come and join us at 140 Wineva Ave. All are welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Enjoy singing? Our Sunday choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. •Lectio Divina: reflective prayer sessions based on early Monastic tradition, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 •Beach United Jam Night: Ever want to play your favourite songs with other musicians but never found the right group? Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 7- 9 p.m. for a fun, relaxed jam session. Everyone welcome, regardless of age, instrument or skill level. •Beach Jazz & Reflection: The Jim Clayton Trio, Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m. •Speaker’s Series: A Good Death – Making the Most of our Final Choices by Sandra Martin, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Worship in a family-friendly, relaxed environment. Sunday School and Nursery available. Coffee and new friendships are Free! LGTB friendly. Sundays 10 a.m. Info:, 416-699-5871
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Join us Sundays 10:30 a.m. for a dynamic, spiritually relevant service accompanied by excellent music. Families are always welcome and we offer a Sunday school program. Info:
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. •Oct. 19: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Theme:“Playfulness”. Arts, crafts, activities, story & music; then a meal. A great way to spend time with family & friends. •Oct. 29: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. The Andy Slade Trio: Robin Claxton on drums, Malcolm on bass and Andy Slade on Piano will join us for our October Jazz Vesper. Free will offering. Info: 416-691-9682,