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June 28-July 20: $5 Multiple Sale at Pegasus Thrift Shop, 931 Kingston Rd. Buy 1 for $5, 2 for $7 or 3 for $10. All Men’s Clothes $5 each. Shoes $5+. Thank you for your continued support of Pegasus Day Programs for disabled adults.
June 29: Community Fun Day & BBQ at Norway Public School, 390 Kingston Rd., 3:30-8 p.m. Silent auction, bouncy castles, fair games with prizes, plant sale and a full BBQ (provided by M&Ms), and demonstrations from local businesses. Fun for everyone!
June 29: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Monthly Meeting at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7 p.m. This meeting is open to ALL members and supporters. Regroup after at The Grover Pub & Grub, 676 Kingston Rd. for Pints & Politics. Info:
June 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Love & Friendship” 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 1: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet in Kew Gardens and stroll through the Queen Street East neighbourhood.
July 1: Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, 10 p.m.
July 7-29: July Jazzfest Group Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (east of Balsam), Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 2-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays noon-4 p.m. (open later on Streetfest nights). Opening reception July 7, 6-9 p.m. Info:
July 9: Ladies Auxiliary Yard Sale at R.C.L. Branch #11, 9 Dawes Rd. (south of Danforth), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine. Come and have a hamburger at this 4th annual sale. There’s something for everyone. Tables available for rent: $20. Call 647-223-9646
July 16: Flea Market and BBQ at True Davidson Acres, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lightly-used goods for sale, a BBQ and raffles! All proceeds go to support the work of the volunteers and benefit the residents. Info: 416-397-0400
July 17: 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.
July 21-23: Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest, along Queen St. E. between Woodbine Ave. and Beech Ave., 7-11 p.m. For 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:
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
Mondays-Fridays: O.S.P.C.A. Thrift Shop, 2232 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Good bargains in clothes, shoes, household items, etc., Donations welcome. Pickup arranged (416-694-4853). Help support the animals. Info: 416-266-7716
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: GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Support Group at St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St. (south of Lawrence Ave.), 7-9 p.m. A peer-to-peer community support group for parents and families who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse and addiction. Info: call/text 647-274-3224, email, visit
Wednesdays: Mindfulness Meditation Group, 7:15 p.m. Free. Info:
Thursdays: Walking Group at East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E., 10-11 a.m. Want to get moving and improve your health? Come join the East End Walking Group for a stroll around the neighbourhood, followed by some light stretching. For more programs, check the Centre’s program calendar at To participate in the walking group, call Zari 416-778-5805 ext. 222
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
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.
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 29 – Thank You for Smoking (2006); July 6 – The Big Short (2015); July 13 – Separate Tables (1958); July 20 – Jersey Boys (2014) •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
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •June 29: Join us for a presentation of some new and interesting books, along with some tea and refreshments, 6:30 p.m. There will be opportunities to share titles that you have recently enjoyed. Come and fill up your list of future reads! •July 13: Free Lecture – Music and Health: mental, physical, and cognitive, 6:30 p.m., with guest speaker Keith Loach. Info: 416-393-7700
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.
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
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., starting on Canada Day, July 1. This family-friendly event features vendors and a beer & wine tent. Admission is free. Presented by the Danforth Mosaic BIA. •July 1: Julian Taylor Band with opening act Simone Denny •July 6: Paul Reddick •July 13: Stephen Stanley •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 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. from June 15 to 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.
Come share stories that are true about you. Be a beacon for others travelling the same sea. “At The Lighthouse” second Sunday of each month, 3-5 p.m., beginning July 10 at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E., just east of The Fox Theatre in the Beaches). For respect of all storytellers, this is a WIFI-free event.
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services throughout the summer are at 8:30 & 10:30 am (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! Sunday worship service 11 a.m., Wednesday Noon Music Meditation, Messy Church, Jazz Vespers, Praise, Gospel and Blues Service. Check our website for dates and times. 416-691-9682 •Second Wednesday of every month: Please join us for a time of meditative music, 12:15 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you enjoy the serenity of the sanctuary along with a 45 minute musical program. Info:
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” starting July 7–Sept. 29, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. •Interested in Storytelling? Join us every Wednesday, July 6–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
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info:
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:
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. (S of Gerrard, W of Coxwell). Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Special children’s programs. Spirited choir. Are you searching for a community where people honour each other’s beliefs? Let us have the honour of supporting you on your spiritual path as you discover Unitarian Universalism. We are an open-minded inclusive congregation. Info:, 416-686-6809
Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto, 1311 Queen St. E. We are a dynamic, inclusive and progressive spiritual community. Join us for Sunday Meditation at 10:30 a.m. followed by music and inspiration at Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Our Dynamic Kids Program is available for families during Sunday programming. We also host a weekly contemplative and mindful meditation practice each Wednesday evening 6-6:45 p.m. LGBTQ and family friendly. Info: 416-778-5433
Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen St. E. We warmly welcome you to join us for our worship service each Sunday with Christian education and nursery, 10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Info: 416-699-6631,
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (between Gerrard & Kingston). Know you are welcome at our neighbourhood church. Visit with us to worship and experience our caring, extended family Sundays 10:30 a.m.