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July 21-23: Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest, along Queen St. E. between Woodbine Ave. and Beech Ave., 7-11 p.m. More info on this and other Jazz Festival events, visit
July 23, 24: ‘Music, Dance & All That Jazz’ at Ivan Forrest Gardens, Queen St. E. at Glen Manor Dr., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. ‘Beaches Got Talent!’ The search is on for local Beach talent. Send in your bio as soon as possible to and compete for great prizes. July 23, 24 from 2-3 p.m. at Ivan Forrest Gardens. Info:
July 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Dirty Dancing” starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, 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.
July 30: Summer Jazz Vespers at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., 4:30 p.m., featuring jazz pianist Jim Clayton and Steve Lucas on bass. The theme is “Summer Winds.” Admission is free will offering. Refreshments will be served. Info:
Aug. 8: Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine & Volunteers will meet at Williamson Rd. & Glen Manor Dr. to remove invasive burdock in the Park, 10 a.m. Tools, gloves and expertise will be provided by City of Toronto, Forestry, Community Programs. RSVP: or call 647-455-1789
Aug. 14: Story Telling Group “At The Lighthouse” at St Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. at Queen St. E. (across from Valu-Mart., and just East of The Fox Theatre in the Beach), 3-5 p.m., 2nd Sunday of each month. Come share stories that are true about you. Be a beacon for others travelling the same sea. *For respect of all storytellers this is a Wi-Fi-free event.
Aug. 21: Thank You Party at Beach Food Mart, 609 Kingston Rd., noon-2 p.m. Please come for refreshments. Without our community we wouldn’t be here so many years. July 1 was our Happy Anniversary! Everyone welcome. Thank you again! Info: 416-690-6572
Aug. 21: Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard). Over 60 vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Free admission.
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:
Wednesdays: Mindfulness Meditation Group, 7:15 p.m. Free. Info:
Sundays: Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. All ages and styles welcome. Host is Nicola Vaughan. Family-friendly. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
Sundays: Special Meditation dedicated to World Peace at Atisha Buddhist Centre,1823 Gerrard St. E. 10-11 a.m. Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. We all have within us the potential for peace and happiness. Cultivating this potential creates the harmony we seek. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a guided meditation on Sunday morning. No experience necessary. Free.
Calvary “Grace Pascoe” Care Centre in conjunction with Daily Bread Food is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for distribution of food to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Ann 416-691-2899
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. July 20 – Jersey Boys (2014); July 27 – A Face in the Crowd (1957); Aug. 3 – Adam’s Rib (1949); Aug. 10 – Brief Encounter (1945); Aug. 17 – Rio Grande (1950); Aug. 24 – The Lady In The Van (2015); Aug. 31 – Alfie (1966) •Aug. 16: WILD – Oceans Alive! 2-3:30 p.m. Unravel amazing facts, myths and tales of the wild ocean with Loretta Penny from Down to Earth Conservation Education. Drop-in for ages 6 and up. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •July 20: The Twisted Ones - Magic and Balloons, 2-3 p.m. Join Debbie and her balloons for a show that is packed with games, incredible balloon costumes, magic, cool music and lots of wide smiles. Ages 4-12. Drop-in. •July 27: Pawsitively Pets: All Kinds of Animals - Furry, Scaly and Feathered, 2-3 p.m. All ages. Drop-in. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
Al-Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave., 7:30 p.m. (newcomers’ meeting 7 p.m.). Use side door in middle of the building. No fees or dues.
Rotary Club of Toronto Beach holds a breakfast meeting every Tuesday, 7 a.m., at the Balmy Beach Club. For information please visit or call Nancy L’Estrange 416- 686-2906
Beaches Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at their Clubhouse, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd. Interested in serving your community? Call Andy Buhot 416-690-3324. Info:
The Kiwanis Club of Riverdale meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave. (at Warden Ave.), 12:15-1:30 p.m., from September until June. Contact Barbara Sneyd at 416-690-0147 or go to New members welcomed.
Farmers’ Markets •Leslieville Market (Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen St. E./Coxwell), Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. •East York Farmers’ Market (East York Civic Centre park, 850 Coxwell Ave.), Tuesdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. •Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market (Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E.), Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. •East Lynn Market (East Lynn Park, Danforth/Woodbine), Thursdays 3-7 p.m.
Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday from July 6–August 31! Presented by The Beach Village. You voted on your favourite movies, now come out and enjoy them with your friends and family! Screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park. Free admission and free popcorn! Info and full schedule:
The Danny Loves Music, a concert series at East Lynn Park, every Wednesday in July, 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly event features vendors and a beer & wine tent. Admission is free. Presented by the Danforth Mosaic BIA. •July 20: Byrds! Byrds! Byrds! •July 27: Ted Peters & Gumbo Ya-Ya with opening act Dirty Dishes
Toronto Beach Chorale. Singers wanted – all voices, limited openings. TBC is a concert choir of 55-65 enthusiastic members that partners with soloists, orchestras and actors to present quality performances. We rehearse and perform locally. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings beginning early September. Contact David at 416-699-6634 or More info: or
Toronto Beach Chorale 2016/17 Chorale Scholars Program. Want choral concert experience at no cost? Are you between the ages of 19 and 25 years? TBC is holding auditions for all voice parts as we continue our Choral Scholars Program. Enjoy choir experience with no membership fee while enhancing your vocal skills and expanding your musical knowledge during our four-concert season. TBC is an auditioned concert choir of 55-65 voices, rehearsing and performing locally. Our singers share a passion for great choral music and a strong commitment to sharing the wonderful gift of music. Contact David at 416-699-6634 or or visit or
Flow in the Park. Free yoga classes all summer long at Kew Gardens Park. Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. until September 21. Classes are suitable for students of all levels. Classes sponsored by Afterglow Studio. Donations to Friends of the Beach Parks are welcome.
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.
The Best of Summer New Arrivals at Pegasus Thrift Shop, 931 Kingston Rd. Come in early for first dibs. •July 23-29 - Buy One Get One 50% Off on clothes, shoes and purses. •Aug. 2-5 - 50% off Books, Games and Puzzles. Visit us on Facebook for Surprise Sales. Summer Surprise Sales every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Pegasus Day Programs for disabled adults.
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! Summer Worship Service 10:30 a.m. •July 30: Jazz Vespers with Jim Clayton Duo – Piano & Steve Lucas - Bass, 4:30- 5:15 p.m. Free will offering. •Aug. 10: Music Meditation, Cello & Piano, 12:15-1 p.m. Lunch time Spiritual refreshment! •Aug. 13: Praise, Gospel & Blues Family Service, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Join us for some great music! •Aug. 17: Music in the Garden, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join us for music & a meal in the garden. Info:
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services throughout the summer are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m., Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30. 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? Join the Sunday Singers rehearsal from 9:30–10 a.m. prior to the service. •Would you like to join a group that walks along the beach for fun and fitness? Join our “Walk for Fitness Circle” Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. until Sept. 29 •Interested in Storytelling? Join us in the church lounge every Wednesday until Sept. 28 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. •Jazz worship service with Jake Hiebert & Alison Young on saxophone, Sunday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, We are on Facebook and Twitter @NewBeachUnited
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Join us each Sunday for Worship and Church School, 10:30 a.m. Our services are filled with beautiful music and thoughtful sermons, and are shared amidst a caring community with true neighbourly spirit. Come in and get a faith lift. Info: 416-699-6091
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: