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


July 20: Help the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine remove invasive burdock and phragmites from Glen Stewart Park and Ravine, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Volunteers needed. Please meet at the west side of the Williamson Road Bridge over the Glen Stewart Park. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Tools will be provided. RSVP to or find us on Facebook.
July 22, 23: Festival of South Asia along Gerrard St. E. (Glenside to Coxwell), 12 noon-12 midnight. Live music, cricket open house, Bollywood pop-up mela, culture alley, yoga studio, kids zone, food and lots more. Info:
July 27: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” 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 27-29: Suzi & Doug - Live Jazz! at Corks & Platters Wine Bar, 2220A Queen St. E. (just west of The Fox), 7:30-10:30 p.m. A unique blend of jazz, blues, originals, standards, and more. No cover. Info:
July 29: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Glenn Cochrane, Doris McCarthy, William Kurelek. Meet at Balsam Avenue and Pine Crescent.
July 30: Grant AME Church hosts delegates from National Bar Association at Sunday Worship Service, 2029 Gerrard St. E. (2 blocks east of Woodbine Ave.), 11 a.m. Meet and greet after service. Info: 416-690-5169,,
July 31: Euchre at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., every other Monday.Come one, come all. Must be 18yrs+.
Aug. 4-7: Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park, Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday noon-10 p.m., Sunday & Monday noon-8 p.m. Info:
Aug. 13: Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors selling vintage, salvage, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Free admission. Info:
Aug. 17: Glen Stewart Ravine - Evening Ramble, 6:30 p.m. Led by Bob Kortright, naturalist. Meet at the Beech Ave. parkette, just south of Kingston Road, for a linear walk on mostly paved surfaces with some steep slopes. See the magnificent oak forest of the Glen Stewart ravine from the boardwalk that was erected to protect the previously trampled slopes and then the planted parkland where the lower reaches of Ames Creek are buried. At the lake, we will walk west, ending at Queen St E. Washrooms at end of walk. This is a Toronto Federation of Naturalist’s walk but all are welcome. Info: Facebook Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine
Sept. 10: Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope at Woodbine Park, registration 9:30 a.m., walk/run 11 a.m. rain or shine. This family-friendly event is in support of women, families and friends affected by ovarian cancer. Route distance: 2.5km or 5km with a 5K Fun Run option. All proceeds support Ovarian Cancer Canada. Info:
Sept. 10: Westie Walk & Fun Day at Mississauga Valley Park, Mississauga. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The Westie Walk is followed by Parade of Rescues, races, contests, silent auction, shopping, BBQ, and cake. Prizes for all events with special prize for Westie who collects the most pledges. Funds raised go to Westies in Need.
Mondays: French Conversation Group for adults, 7-9 p.m. This is a group of about 10 people at the intermediate level and above. If you are highly motivated and interested in joining, please call (leave your number if the answering machine responds) 416-699-4681
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:
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1:30 -3 p.m. Hot swinging jazz you can dance to! The band is taking a summer holiday but will be back Sept. 5. Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Tuesdays: Toronto Circle of Healing at Toronto East Psychotherapy, 181 Carlaw Ave., Suite 305, 6-8 p.m. At this trauma-informed and mindfulness-based therapeutic group you will learn how to improve self-awareness and self-acceptance, become non-judgmental and compassionate toward yourself, reduce trauma-related symptoms and lower anxious feelings, increase your ability to cope, relax, and experience greater peace from within and around, gain skills to deal with triggers, and more. Info and reservation: 416-893-3917
Fridays: Friendly French Conversation Group at Calvary Baptist Church, 74 Main St. (rear entrance, lower level), 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels welcome. Don’t use it you’ll lose it. Info: Diana 416-698-6537
Saturdays: Entertainment at Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 7:30 p.m. •July 22: Lloyd Young •July 29: AL Jordan •Aug. 5: Mickey and Mary •Aug. 12: Bill Dunn •Aug. 19: Lindsay Morgan •Aug. 26: Bill Dickenson
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:
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
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.
Summer Lunches: Beach Interfaith Outreach Committee will host this summer program for adults as an opportunity for friends to gather for fellowship and a very light lunch once per month, Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The regular program will begin again after Thanksgiving. •July 27 at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) •Aug. 31 at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Sept. 28 at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.). Info: 416-691-6869
St. John’s Catholic Church Choir welcomes new members. We practise Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. and perform Sundays at 11 a.m. at 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks east of Main St.). You don’t have to have musical training to sing with us, but you do have to like singing and want to be with others to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. We are friendly and welcoming and our leader is a wonderful music teacher. Info: Paul Williams 416-699-2518
Toronto Beach Chorale singers wanted. All voices. TBC is a concert choir of 65 members that partners with soloists, orchestras and actors to present quality performances. We rehearse and perform in the Beach and East End. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. 2017/18 season: Handel’s Messiah and Messiah for the City, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Wednesday evenings in September. Info: David 416-699-6634,,,
Chorale Scholars Program. Toronto Beach Chorale offers this program to those between 19 and 24 years who are interested in gaining choral music experience. Enhance your vocal skills and expand your musical knowledge during our four-concert season. No membership fee. Good sight-reading skills recommended. Info: David 416-699-6634,,,
Farmers’ Markets •East York (at East York Civic Centre), Tuesdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: •Fairmount Park (temporarily moved to Greenwood Park): Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. Info: •East Lynn (at East Lynn Park): Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Info: •Leslieville (at Jonathan Ashbridge Park): Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:
Movie Nights in Beach Village, Wednesdays, starting at dusk. Free admission. •July 19: Kew Gardens ‘La La Land’ •July 26: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘Moana’ •Aug. 2: Kew Gardens ‘Sing’ •Aug. 9: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘Ghostbusters’ •Aug. 16: Kew Gardens ‘Mean Girls’ •Aug. 23: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ •Aug. 30: Kew Gardens ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Info:
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens, weekends 2-4 p.m. Free summer music series presented by the Beach Village BIA. •July 22: Countermeasure •July 23: Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost •Aug. 6: Suzie Vinnick •Aug. 13: Julian Taylor Band •Aug. 20: Countermeasure •Aug. 27: The Young Novelists. Info:
The Danny Loves Music Series at East Lynn Park (Danforth & East Lynn), Wednesdays in July, 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly event features local businesses, restaurants, musicians, breweries and cideries. •July 19: Pretzel Logic •July 26: Only Yours. Info:
Danforth Rocks at Stephenson Park (Main & Danforth), Wednesdays in August, 6-9 p.m. •Aug. 9: Tim Bovaconti and the Enablers •Aug. 16: The Peter Tate Band feat. Angie Panozzo •Aug. 23: Pete Eastmure & Animal Kyngdom •Aug. 30: Kristian Podlacha Trio. Info:
Beaches Jazz Festival •July 21-23: TD Main Stage at Woodbine Park •July 27-29: Streetfest along Queen St. E. between Woodbine & Beech Aves. •July 28-30: OLG Main Stage at Woodbine Park. Info:
Jazzfest Group Show/Alcove Art at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (at Spruce Hill), until July 30. Featuring local Beach artists: Beverly Allen, Blair Drawson, Donna Gordon, Nina Hod, Joyce Nelson, Pat Leary, Liz Russ, Dianne Shelton, Tanya Solonyka, Felicity Somerset, Lucie Sparham, Donna Volden, Karen Volden, Gail Williams. Alcove artists July 28 + 29: Marlene Pape, Felicity Somerset, Gail Williams. Hours & info: 416-200-5551,,
“Art of Nature” paintings and photography of nature at Beacher Cafe, 2162 Queen St. E. (Queen and MacLean Ave). Artists: Ted Wilson, Teresa Uszacki and Nubarr. Info: 416-699-3874
Toronto Seniors Helpline offers support and information 365 days a year about Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day programs, crisis services, at-home care such as nursing and personal support, phone counselling, and caregiver resources. Call 416-217-2077, 1-877-621-2077, TTY 1-844-946-1700
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •July 22, Aug. 19: Kew Stories, 10-11 a.m. Join library staff in the reading garden or Kew Gardens (program room if raining) as they share stories with children and adults about our neighbourhood and beyond. Bring along your own story and share it with others. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. July 19 – Doctor in the House (1954); July 26 – The Painted Veil (2006); Aug. 2 – Letters to Juliet (2010); Aug. 9 – 12 Years a Slave (2013); Aug. 16 – Fair Game (2010). Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •July 19: Pawsitively Pets Animals, 2 p.m. Report on a book, then learn about furry, feathered and scaly animals. Registration required. •July 26: Where the Wild Things Are, 2 p.m. Report on a book, then watch the puppet version of Maurice Sendak’s book. •Thursdays until Aug. 10: Lego Challenge, 2 p.m. Build a Lego object. Prizes! •Saturdays: Chess Club, 1 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Aug. 11: Improv Workshop with TIFF, 2-3 p.m., for ages 7-15. Have fun playing improv games and performing short skits. Advance registration required. •Aug. 15: Pictionary, 2-3 p.m., for ages 6 and up. Join us for a games of Canadian-themed Pictionary. Drop in. •Film Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. July 27 – La La Land; Aug. 31 – Founder. Info: 416-393-7783
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •Aug. 4: Games Making, 2-4 p.m. Create and build your own board game. For ages 12-18. •Aug. 10: Afro-Jazz, 6:30 p.m. A performance featuring the nyunga nyunga mbira, a traditional instrument in Zimbabwean culture. •Thursdays: Knit Wits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-393-7700
Queen/Saulter Library, Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E. •July 22: Repair Café, noon-4 p.m. Get broken household items fixed for free and learn while doing it – computers, small appliances & furniture, clothes, jewellery, books & paper. Free basic bicycle maintenance workshop 2-3 p.m. Info: 416-393-7510
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). Are you away on Sundays? Join us Tuesdays in July and August, downstairs in the Friendship Hall, 7 p.m., for an informal service with a variety of guest speakers. Summer series ends August 29 with dinner at 6 p.m., then Lost Pilgrims, an eclectic blend of blue grass, old time country, gospel, folk, and a bit of rock music. Info:
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services throughout the summer are at 9:30 a.m. with Nursery & Children’s Program and 7 p.m. •Mid-week service is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and there is Christian Meditation 7:30-8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and on Aug 2nd. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All welcome! •Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m. •July 19: A Messy Church BBQ and Music, 5:30-7 p.m. Drop by for supper and some music! •July 22: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. David Rubel Trio. David Rubel - saxophone, Patrick Hewan – piano, Rob McBride -upright bass. Refreshments. •Aug. 2: Music @ 12:15, 12:15-1 p.m. Flute virtuoso Márk Fülep for a free performance and accompanying master class. Contact Dora Krizmanic (416-219-6167) for master class registration. Refreshments. •Aug. 12, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Gospel, Blues & Praise Service. Join us for some inspirational music that will touch the soul and lift the spirit. Refreshments provided. Info: 416-691-9682,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Crafters Group continues to meet every Thursday throughout July at 9:30 am. •Jazz Worship “Swingin’ on Higher Ground” featuring Red Hot Ramble: 10:30 am, Sunday July 30. •Messages on Walls: Guest presenter Munir Alawi, a documentary photographer from the Bethlehem district in Palestine, shares through word and image how the walls of Bethlehem serve as a big street art gallery of justice, resistance, remembrance, defiance, freedom and love ~ 10:30 am Sunday, August 27. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook