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Nov. 16: Jeff Mann - Reclaimed & Reinspired at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., 7-9 p.m. Jeff uses car parts to create extraordinary masks. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments. Show runs to end of December. Info:
Nov. 17: Music On Main at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Featuring Mended Heart: Southern Gospel Group and Christian Chuquhuara: Piano/Vocal hits of the 50’s and 60’s followed by desserts and coffee. Tickets $15. Info: 416-691-4721
Nov. 18: Christmas Marketplace at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Welcome aboard the BUC Express! Local artisans and vendors, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewellery, home décor, homemade preserves and baked goods, meat pies and quiches, live entertainment, boxcar diner.
Nov. 18: “On Broadway” Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Info: 416-686-6809,
Nov. 18: ‘Cadence’ in Concert at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W. of Midland, N of Kingston Rd.), 7 p.m. Toronto a cappella group Cadence will perform in a variety of styles and genres, instrumental/vocal sounds. A much sought after group, it’s a pleasure to have them here at St. Paul’s. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children. Info:, 416-261-4222
Nov. 18: Christmas Bazaar at Faith Presbyterian Community Church, 140 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Famous Filipino food, bake table, Christmas crafts, white elephant table, toys, gifts, and much more. Wheelchair accessible. Info:
Nov. 18: Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 11-2 p.m. Home baking, preserves, jams & jellies, crafts, knitting, sewing, Christmas decorations, Granny’s attic, Country Store, silent auction, quilt raffle, cheeses, frozen dinners, Encore Table (“regifted” goods), luncheon (last seating at 1:30), and more. Handicapped accessible.
Nov. 18: Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. (just south of Danforth), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods, jewellery, knitted items, nearly new, books, toys, and more. Food (coffee and muffin, or lunch). Draw tickets 3 for $2 (lots of prizes).
Nov. 18: Christmas Bazaar at Retirement Suites By The Lake, 2121 Kingston Rd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring local vendors from the Cliffside and Cliffcrest communities. $2 donation at the door or donation of non-perishable food item to be donated to local food bank. Info: Retirement Suites by the Lake Facebook page
Nov. 18: A Night at the Opera at St. Aidan’s Church (Queen St. E. & Silver Birch Ave.), 7 p.m. Join opera singers Marcelle Boisjoli, Michael Barrett and friends for an evening of songs from opera, operetta and musicals. Admission is by donation. Proceeds to support St Aidan’s youth and music ministries.
Nov. 18: Cadence at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 7 p.m. This 4-man Toronto a cappella group performs a variety of styles and genres, instrumental and vocal sounds. Adults $20, children $10. Info: 416-261-4222
Nov. 18, 19: Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church, 1810 Queen St. E., Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 21: Beach Garden Society meeting at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. ‘Wonderful Wreaths’ (with Ursula Eley who won a first prize at the World Association of Floral Artists Show in Barbados) and Annual General Meeting. Info:, 416-461-8714,
Nov. 21: 100 Women Who Care Toronto East meeting at Carter’s Landing (upstairs), 7:15 p.m. In just one hour, learn about 3 local charities and, with members’ $100 donations, raise thousands for the charity chosen. Info:,
Nov. 21: Annual General Meeting of the Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council at the Beaches Recreation Centre (upstairs), 6 Williamson Rd., 7- 9 p.m. Open to the public. Meet the members and find out how to volunteer or become a member. Info:
Nov. 21: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society meeting at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 7-8:15 p.m. David Fuller will talk about sports, especially baseball, during the First World War. Free. All welcome.
Nov. 22: Talking About Planning – Danforth Community Information Meeting at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., 6:30 p.m. Public discussion about the City’s planning process and the terminology used. This will NOT be a “Consultation” for the Danforth Avenue Planning Study but is an opportunity to question professional planners and architects about the planning process and planning language. There will be a free Glossary of Terms available to take-away. Event is sponsored by the Danforth Village Community Association and has no connection to the Danforth Avenue Planning Study. Info:
Nov. 25: Christmas Fair at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (1 blk. N. of Kingston Rd.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. China, crystal, jewelry, crafts, lunch room and “The largest table of homemade foods in the Beach.” Info: 416-691-4721
Nov. 25: Craft Sale at St. John the Baptist Norway, 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. This is a very popular annual sale. There will also be lunch and home baking.
Nov: 25: Christmas Bazaar at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Home baking, preserves, tea room, jewellery, books, crafts & Christmas decor, raffle, kids’ fun fair. Info: 416 699-6091,
Nov. 25: Rouge River Wind Ensemble at Kingston Rd./Queen St. E. streetcar loop, 10:45-11:45 a.m. This free concert, featuring musical acts and local politicians, is part of the Santa’s Streetcar ‘Toy Mountain’ Toy Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 25: Arts and Crafts Event at the Ralph Thornton Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to create holiday decorations and CARE notes that can be written for the kids, women and families in shelters. Info: 416-388-4317,
Nov. 25: Breakfast with Santa at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 9 a.m. A fun-filled morning with pancakes, a visit with Santa, magic show, crafts, a small present, and more. Please pre-register: tickets $15/child, $10 for additional siblings, $7 adults. Info: 416-261-4222
Nov. 25: DECA Festival of Lights at East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave., 5-6 p.m.
Nov. 26: Cantemus Singers, directed by Michael Erdman, present “Nowell, Noël”: Christmas carols, motets, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s lively Messe de Minuit pour Noël (1695) at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. Fundraiser for Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas campaign. Tickets at Centre 55 and at the door. General Admission $20 / Kids under 12 free. Info: 416-578-6602 or
Nov. 26: Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at St. John’s School, 780 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks east of Main St.), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in before Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade for hot beverages, croissants or pizza slice. Raffle baskets, 50/50 draw, silent auction and white elephant table! Come find that perfect gift or stocking stuffer. New local vendors attending. Parking and accessible entrance. Info: Jane 416-698-3528,
Nov. 26: Beach Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m. The parade travels along Kingston Rd. from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter St., then north on Walter and Kimberley Ave., ending at Community Centre 55. Bring your letter to Santa to the parade! Please bring a toonie to support CC55’s Share A Christmas program. Presented by CC55 and the businesses of Kingston Road Village. Info: 416-691-1113,
Nov. 26: Advent Music Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. Amid the ever-earlier Christmas preparations, find some peace in the glorious music of the season. Featuring a classical vocal quartet and the BBUC Choir under the direction of Randy Vancourt. All welcome, and nursery care is provided. This is part of our continuing series of Musical Sunday Services on the last Sunday of each month, based on a different musical theme. Info:
Nov. 26 & Dec. 3: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two floors of HO and N scale layouts – 1950s southern Ontario with authentic steam & diesel sound, and double-tracked mainline through mountain scenery. Adults $5, children $2, seniors $3, families $12. Info:
Nov. 27: Scarborough Osteoporosis Support and Information Group Christmas Party at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Nov. 27: Older Women’s Group meeting at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd., 1-3 p.m. 2nd floor Den. All older women welcome. Holistic Nutritionist guest speaker. Topic: Digestion and Optimal Nutrition. Q&A, refreshments, free event. Info:
Nov. 27: Sacred Circle Dance at Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Ave. (one block north of Coxwell Subway Station), 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of meditative dance using simple folk dance steps to a wide range of music. No experience or partner needed. Each dance is taught or reviewed. Everyone is welcome. Info: Carolynn
Nov. 28: Beauty Bitches in The Beaches at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 7-9 p.m. Nutrition, Movement & Medical Aesthetic Experts share wellness & beauty secrets to naturally #reset #renew #rebalance your life. Free event. Space limited. Pre-register
Nov. 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Victoria and Abdul” 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.
Dec. 2: Beach Hill Choir presents ‘Musicals’ at Forward Baptist Church, 1891 Gerrard St. E., 7 p.m. Free concert featuring the local community choir singing Christmas favourites, followed by storytelling with experts from fabulous musicals. Donations gratefully accepted for the local food bank. Info:, twitter @BeachHillChoir, Instagram beachhillchoir
Dec. 2: Visit with Santa at the Beach Valu-Mart (Queen St. E. & Silver Birch Ave.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your camera and take photos with Santa. Donate a non-perishable food item to Centre 55’s Share A Christmas program. Prizes, prizes, and more prizes! Hosted by the Balmy Beach Residents Association.
Dec. 2: Hollyberry Fair at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Handmade quilt raffle, tea room, crafts, baking, books, Christmas items, attic treasures and much more. Info: 416-421-6878 x 21
Dec. 2, 3: Beach Guild of Fine Art’s Christmas Gift & Art Show at The Gardener’s Cottage, Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave., Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wonderful holiday gift giving items, cards and paintings for your favourite people! Info:
Dec. 3: Breakfast with Santa at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. (first floor), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5/person. Pancakes, sausages & beverage. No age limit. Bring your letters for Santa. Activity table will be set up for your little ones.
Dec. 8: Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” at St. John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Avenue (at Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. An evening of readings and music; reception follows. Adults $20; children free. Suited for children 10 and older. Accessible building. Info: 416-691-4560
Dec. 9: Messy Church Event at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. New! An exciting interactive program involving games, crafts, story, song and supper. Open to the community for kids 6-12 & parents. Please pre-register at 416 699-3084 or
Dec. 9: The 8th Of Its Kind Craft Show and Sale at R.C.L. Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 45 hand crafted and food vendors. First 300 visitors receive a free gift. Prizes, musical entertainment, refreshments. All proceeds to Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Services.
Dec. 9: Bake-O-Rama & Winter Fair at the Naval Club of Toronto, 1910 Gerrard St. E., 1-4 p.m. Baked goods, pickles, photo booth, handcrafted items, flea market, kids’ craft activity table.... Join us! Buy! Donate! All proceeds to the Out of the Cold program. Info: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association at
Dec. 9: Holiday Bazaar at True Davidson Acres, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Baked goods, tea room lunch, raffles, handmade crafts, lightly used goods for sale and much more! All proceeds go to support the work of the volunteers and benefit the residents. Info: 416-397-0400
Dec. 9: Holiday Market at St. Aidan’s in the Beach (Queen St. E. & Silver Birch), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. One-of-a-kind arts, ornaments, knits, crafts, preserves & jams, pottery, quilts, baking and more!
Dec. 10: Toronto Beach Chorale presents G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. Help celebrate our 10th anniversary season! The TBC welcomes a professional orchestra and four guest soloists for a performance that will send your heart soaring! Tickets: General $25 ($30 at door – cash only), Youth 7-18 $12.50 ($15 at door – cash only), Children under 7 free. Tickets and info:
Dec. 12: Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park, Queen St. E. (at Glen Manor Drive), 7:30-8:30 p.m. Carolling, hot chocolate and cider, Santa Claus, Salvation Army Band. Proceeds to Salvation Army Band. Info: David Breech 416-759-9997 ext. 0
Dec. 16: Free Community Pancake Breakfast at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 9:30-11 a.m. Hosted by the Beaches Rec Centre Advisory Council. Please donate a non-perishable food item. Info:
Dec. 16: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Songs & Stories of Joyful Christmas Homecomings at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. Storytellers are Councillor Gary Crawford, Broadcaster Avis Favaro, Professor Don Gray, Rev. Christine Smaller. $10/adult $2/child. Funds raised support Bluffs Food Bank. Info: 416-694- 4081
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Dance Party at The Balmy Beach Club. Open to the public. DJ ‘JJ’ spinning tunes from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Party favours plus snack buffet at midnight. Cost is $30 + HST. Tickets available at the bar Dec. 1. No minors. No refunds. 10 or more people – call and reserve a table.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance at R.C.L. Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. Doors open for cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m., entertainment 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $30 per person. Hats and noisemakers included. Purchase tickets early to reserve your seat/table.
Jan. 1: Hair of the Dog 9Km Fun Run/Walk at the Balmy Beach Club (foot of Beech Ave.). Registration open on line at or at 10am the day of. $35/adult which includes an electronic timing chip and a hot lunch.
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:
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.
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 Lunch and Fellowship, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 •Tuesdays alternating at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 19 and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) Nov. 15, 22, 29 •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) Nov. 16, 23, 30 •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1. Info: 416-691-6869
Studio 888. “Seascapes and Shorelines” by Rhonda Svraich Kosowan, Anne-Marie Olczak & Felicity Somerset at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill). Sculpture, paintings and photography by 3 very fine artists. Show runs Nov. 9-26. Gallery open Wed/Thurs/Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat/Sun 12-4 p.m. Info:, 416-200-5551,
Seniors Health Talks - Neighbourhood Link Support Services •Nov. 29: Antibiotics as Friends and Foes at 2802 Danforth Ave., 11 a.m. Presented by graduate students from the Department of Immunology at U of T, this talk will discuss how antibiotics work when used properly and how misuse can lead to antibiotic resistance, and will cover misconceptions around antibiotic use and what’s next when antibiotics are no longer an option to fight bacterial disease. Snack provided. RSVP: Linh Doa at 416-691-7407 ext 637
Oh Come, All Ye Voiceful. If you love to sing, St Aidan’s choir is looking for you! Don’t worry about an audition or being able to read music. Just be keen and ready to learn: we’ll teach you. We are a friendly group that meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. to practise, and then we review the music again Sunday morning in advance of the 10:30 service. We cover a wide range of music. Join now to help us prepare for Christmas. Info: 416-691-2222
Beaches Lions Christmas Tree Sale at Woodbine Beach (off Lakeshore Blvd., west of Summerville Pool), open daily beginning Nov. 25. Variety of trees, premium garlands and wreaths, tree stands and live potted trees. Free delivery and parking. Hours & info:
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
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: Drop-in Playgroup, 9:30 a.m., Mid-week Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. •Thursdays: Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.; Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Enjoy singing? Our choir welcomes new members. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Steven at •Christmas Marketplace, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Welcome aboard the BUC Express! Local artisans and vendors, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewellery, home decor, homemade preserves & baked goods, meat pies & quiches, live entertainment and a boxcar diner! •Jam Nite, Nov.21, 7 p.m. Open to all instrumentalists, singers and poets! •SoundWave Café, featuring musical performances by Lora Bidner and Kathryn Merriam in a relaxed coffee house atmosphere, Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. (freewill offering). Complimentary coffee & tea, with snacks available for purchase. •Jazz & Reflection, “A New Orleans Christmas” featuring X-centric Dixieland Band with special guest Bill MacLean, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. •Cadence Holiday Concert starring Toronto’s own award-winning a cappella quartet, Dec.9, 7:30 p.m (doors/bar open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets available for purchase at church office, online at Eventbrite, or at the door: $20 per adult, $10 for children under 10. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook.
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