To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake


May 16: Kingston Road Beautification Consultation at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please join Councillor McMahon to discuss how to beautify the Kingston Road streetscape. Info: 416-392-1376
May 17: Ward 32 Community Environment Day at Ted Reeve Arena parking lot (enter off Gerrard St. E. at Ted Reeve Dr.), 4-8 p.m. Info:
May 17: Balmy Beach Lawn Bowling Club Open House, 7 p.m. Want to try a new sport/social activity? Bring flat soled shoes and we will provide the instruction. Info:
May 19: Beach Garden Society Plant Sale at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 9 a.m.-noon. Come early to get the best selection from hundreds of exceptional perennials. Memberships: $15 for Seniors and $20 for others and get the September meeting with Paul Zammit free! Info:
May 19-21: Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser at 14 Lyall Ave. (Main & Kingston Rd. area), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Michael Erdman and Cantemus Singers hold their annual sale of garden perennials to raise funds for the Emergency Food Bank at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Regent Park, part of the Daily Bread Food Bank network. Over a thousand well-grown garden perennials are sold at reasonable prices. Info: 416-578-6602,
May 20: The Psychic is In! at Juice & Java Café, 2102 Queen St. E., once a month, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-ish, appt. book available. Live entertainment and great food plus great shops to walk-about in Toronto Beach! Kid friendly. Info: text 647-449-5920, email,
May 21: Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay
May 22: Guided Nature Walk, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bob Kortright, will lead a nature walk for Toronto Field Naturalists and Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine. Starting from Beech Ave. 50m south of Kingston Rd., to Queen St. and the beach, he will point out birds, insects and plants along the route. Bring binoculars. Some stairs and moderate slopes. Washrooms located in cafes on Queen St. or Kingston Rd.
May 23: Deadline for submitting nominations for officers of Ward 9 Community News Inc., publisher of Beach Metro Community News. For more information see May 15 issue, page 2
May 24: Multi Faith All-Candidates Meeting for Beaches/East York at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9 p.m. Candidates will be asked to address issues of concern to people from all faith traditions, and no mudslinging will be allowed. Info:
May 24-31: SOLE Alternative Art Show at Fresh Paint Studio, 1849 Danforth Ave. Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, photo manipulation, resin coating, silk-screening, and more by student artists, photographers, and graphic designers. Opening night, May 24, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. features food, refreshments, and a DJ. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m.
May 25-27: Beach Guild of Fine Art presents Small Paintings for Small Spaces at The Gardener’s Cottage, Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave. (south of Queen St.), Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No painting over $350. Info:
May 26: Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club Open House, south of Queen St. E. at the foot of Lee Ave. past Kew Gardens near Leuty Lifeguard Station, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lawn bowling provides gentle, healthy exercise and competition in a relaxed social atmosphere. Young or old, men or women, everyone is welcome! Info: Facebook KewBeachLawnBowlingClub or email
May 26: Spring Fling Event at Stephenson Park, 61 Stephenson Ave., 4-8 p.m. Hosted by The Friends of Stephenson Park and Community Centre 55. Children’s crafts, face painting, bouncy castle, parachute games, local vendors, live music, silent auction, BBQ, licensed area, and more. Proceeds to CC55’s year-round programs. Info: 416-691-1113
May 26: Shoreline Cleanup at Woodbine Beach (at Kew Gardens), 9 a.m. Beach Trash Rangers! Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the sandy area between the boardwalk and Leuty Lifeguard Station. Bags and gloves will be provided. Info:
May 26: Spring Ladies Coffee Hour at Main Street Church of the Nazarene, 363 Main St. (1/2 block north of Main subway station), 10-11:30 a.m. (refreshments 9:30 a.m.). A Voice for the Voiceless: delivering change for mothers and babies around the world – a free presentation and fellowship time for women and young women 13 and up. Offering will be received. Info: 416-795-4554,
May 26: “The Wagner Effect: Music for Soprano and Organ” at the Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 4 p.m. Jessika Monea, soprano and Matthew Whitfield, organist & pianist explore Richard Wagner’s influence on some of his most ardent followers including Anton Bruckner, Hugo Wolf and Alban Berg. Admission by donation; proceeds support the maintenance of our newly-installed pipe organ and our music program. Accessible venue, plenty of parking. Info: 416-691-4560,
May 26: Community Bingo at Beach Arms Retirement Residence, 506 Kingston Rd., 1:15 p.m. $1.50 per card. Light refreshments. Info: Cathy 416-698-0414
May 26, 27: Doors Open Toronto. Info:
May 26, 27: Woofstock at Woodbine Park, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets and info:
May 27: Silent Auction at Dentonia Park Tennis Club, 19 Maryland Blvd., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Some of the items include: Elizabeth Berry original painting; paint a room in your house ‘As Promised’ Painting; dinner for two at various local restaurants; massage; hot yoga and lots more. Info:
May 27: Bunka Shishu Show & Competition at Momiji Seniors Centre, 3555 Kingston Rd., 1-4 p.m. Tea room, crafts, silent auction, raffle and door prizes.
May 28: Bike to Work Day. Info:
May 29: Last day to purchase membership in the Ward 9 Community News Inc. prior to the June 6 AGM.
May 29: Osteoporosis Support and Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Dr. Jill Gammie, Cedar Heights Chiropractic, will speak about “The Benefits of Chiropractic Services for Osteoporosis”. Info: 416-396-4051
May 29: Toronto-Danforth All Candidates Meeting at Applegrove Community Complex, 60 Woodfield Rd.,7-9 p.m. Applegrove will invite all candidates registered for Toronto Danforth. Meet candidates, pick up information about their platforms, ask a question, and listen to candidates’ answers to residents’ questions. On-site child minding only available with registration by May 22. Co-sponsored by Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, the Ralph Thornton Community Centre and Applegrove. Info and to register for child minding: Janina 416-461-8143
May 29: Nature & Heritage Walk, 7-9 p.m. Linda McCaffrey, Toronto Field Naturalist will guide you through the Glen Stewart Ravine. Meet at the corner of Main St. and Kingston Rd. for a linear walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with some steep slopes and stairs.
May 30: Urban Leadership Program Community Presentation at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., beginning with an Open House from 6-7:30 p.m.., followed by presentations from 7:30-9 p.m. Hosted by the Urban Land Institute Toronto, members of the Urban Leadership program will present their vision for the Main & Danforth and Shoppers World sites. To register to attend and more info: 416-392-1376
May 31: Free Seniors’ Movie – “The Leisure Seeker” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, 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.
June 1: This is the last Friday for Eucharistic Adoration at St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. Everyone is invited for an hour long Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration at 7 p.m. in the church. The Eucharist will be displayed in the beautiful sunburst monstrance. This is a time where we watch and wait, where we remain silent in His Presence and where we open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. Info: or 416-698-1106
June 2: Spring Carnival at St John’s Catholic School, 780 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bouncy castles, bake sale, raffle baskets, arts and crafts, Lego table, BBQ, and photo booth. Info:
June 2: Spring Bazaar at Faith Presbyterian Community Church, 140 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Famous Filipino food, bake table, trinkets, white elephant table, toys, household items and lots more! Venue is wheelchair accessible.
June 2: Father Daughter Family Dance at Corpus Christi Church, Queen St. E. at Lockwood Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. DJ, games, door prizes, raffles, photos, activities, treats. All proceeds to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Tickets at Info:
June 2: Kingston Road Village Art Walk & Street Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Art, special promotions, and fun for the whole family!
June 5: Arts Showcase at Malvern Collegiate Institute, 55 Malvern Ave., 3:15- 8:30 p.m., 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.
June 6: Ward 9 Community News Inc. Annual General Meeting at 2196 Gerrard St. E., 7 p.m. See more information in the May 15 edition, page 2
June 9: Danforth East (DECA) Yard Sale & Sidewalk Sale between Monarch Park Ave., Main St., Mortimer/Lumsden and the train tracks to the south, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 250 neighbourhood yard sales. Info: or email
June 14: Annual Choir Concert at St. John’s Church, 794 Kingston Rd., at 7:30 p.m. in our beautiful and acoustically blessed church. In addition to liturgical music, there’s something for every Pop taste in our Concert along with a special guest soloist. Complimentary light refreshments afterwards. Freewill offering for Choir music is gratefully accepted. Info: 416-699-2518
June 16: Fun Fair at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 176 Leslie St., Jumping castles, BBQ, bake sale, silent auction and more!
June 16: Family Fun Fit East End Triathlon at the Birchmount Community Centre. This Swim-Bike-Run event has categories for kids as young as 3 years old all the way up to our adult Tri-A-Tri, focusing on fun and participation. Everyone receives the same medal and applause when they cross our finish line. All event details and online registration can be found at (online registration only)
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Beach United Church (Meeting Room 1 – fully accessible facility), 140 Wineva Ave., 1-2 p.m. Program runs to June 26. This Toronto-based dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation. No dance experience necessary. Caregivers/spouses are welcome but it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. $60 for each 6-week term or $12 per class. Instructor: Claire Wootten, long-time Beacher and Associate Professor in Dept. of Dance, York University. Info and registration: Sarah Robichaud 647-217-9252, or
Tuesdays: Seniors Walking Club, starting at Main Station, 9 a.m. Bring some pocket money for lunch. •May 22 – City Hall Green Roof Stroll •May 29 – Kensington Truly Eclectic Stroll •June 5 – Cabbagetown Nooks & Crannies Stroll •June 12 – The Distillery Red Brick Stroll. Info:, 416-691-1113
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
Beach Interfaith Outreach Summer Drop-in Lunches, last Thursday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •June 28 – Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 16 Lockwood Rd. •July 26 – St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. •Aug. 30 – Beaches Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave. •Sept. 27 – Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Info: 416-691-6869
Drama Summer Camp at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. Participants will explore themes through art, music, drama and dance. $150 per child. Some bursaries available. Lunch, snacks and materials included. •Teen Camp: Eco/Environment/Creation, ages 12-15, July 9-13 •Children’s Camp: Parables and Fables, ages 8-12, July 16-20. Inquiries: Info:
Toronto Premier Gymnastics Summer Camp at 49 Railside Rd. and 115 Simpson Ave., during July and August. Full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m., half day 9 a.m.-noon. Boost strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and confidence on Olympic apparatus through skill-building games, contests and more. Gymnastics, lunch, swimming, sports, and arts.
Corpus Christi Parish, 1810 Queen St. E. •Masses: Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m., Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9:30 and 11 a.m. Info: 416-694-0382,
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Wednesdays: Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m. •Thursdays: Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •May 19: Soundwave Café, 2:30-4:30 p.m. featuring singer Gillian Nicola •May 20: Worship Amplified “Spirit of Love”, 10:30 a.m., featuring a live band playing contemporary songs with a spiritual twist. •May 24: All Candidates Meeting, 7 p.m., a forum organized by inter-faith communities.•May 27: Organ Stop, 2:30 p.m. •June 14: Karaoke Night, 7-9 p.m. Free event featuring light food and drinks, for ages 13-29. Register by June 3 at •June 17: Community Clean-Up! 10:30-12:30. Join Beach United to support and clean-up the community. Plant a flower to show your support of PRIDE month! Open to all community members. Register by June 3 at Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook.