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


July 18: East York Days at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., 6-9 p.m. A free outdoor concert series in celebration of #EastEndLove. Live music, artisan market, food trucks. Info:
July 18: Josh Makuch - Becoming a ‘Real’ Leader - Lessons from Afghanistan at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13, 1577 Kingston Rd., 7 p.m. “When I first landed in Afghanistan as a young platoon commander, I reveled in the fact that I was a ‘real leader’, doing the job in a dangerous place. On June 23rd, 2009, my world was turned upside down. I still carry the weight of the decisions I made that day, when I learned that the process of becoming a ‘real leader’ means making ‘real mistakes’ that can have devastating consequences’. All welcome.
July 20-23: “Gripless” at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E., Friday-Monday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. A gothic tale set in the middle of nowhere about a family trying to get a grip. $20. Box office: 416-845-9411
July 21: Nisbet Lodge McClintock Manor Foundation Garage Sale at 740 Pape Ave. (across from Pape subway station), 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lots of good clothing new and gently used designer labels, shoes, bakeware, Corning ware, jewelry and much more. Info: Gwen 416-469-1105 x 1187
July 22, Aug. 19: 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,
July 24: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy at Hooper’s Pharmacy, 2136 Queen St. E., 7-8:30 p.m., with Renee Long RMT, Craniosacral Therapist. Gentle and non-invasive craniosacral therapy can help relieve headaches, stress, back pain, TMJ, concussions and assist with ADHD, and works by improving the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. Self-care exercises will be taught during this workshop followed by a question and answer period. Renee Long has specialized in craniosacral therapy for over a decade. Her practice includes infants, children and adults. Cost is $5 per person. Attendees will receive a $5 Hooper’s Pharmacy Gift Voucher. Info & registration: 416-876-1910
July 25: Dignity Dog Walk – Charity Dog Walk in The Beach at Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your dog to the Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club to support the Canadian Diabetes Association. Vendors, dog treats, water, and prize draws. All are welcome! Sponsored by The Giffen Mack and Trull Funeral Homes on the Danforth.
July 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Oceans 8” 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: Beach Cleanup & Warm-up Yoga at Woodbine Beach, main pavilion, 9-10 a.m. registration and yoga, 10-11:30 a.m. beach cleanup, 11:30 a.m.-noon litter count and prizes. Hosted by Blue Flag Canada and Surf the Greats. All materials will be provided (except yoga mats), and there will be prizes for the volunteers who collect the most. Info and registration:
July 27: Children’s Peace Theatre Peace March, 10:30 a.m. Our family-friendly march, which begins at Shoppers World Danforth (3003 Danforth Avenue), brings together socially-engaged artists, community groups, and our neighbours of all ages to explore how water connects us across time and place. Lunch and performance included! Info & registration:
July 28: Children’s Peace Theatre Summer Gala, 5 p.m. Featuring our Peace Camp’s production, Bodies of Water. Support the hard work of young creatives and some of Toronto’s top theatre artists and musicians, and learn how your child can get involved in next year’s summer programming. Refreshments provided! Info & tickets: FB
July 31: ‘Plastic Ocean’ by local filmmakers The Water Brothers – a documentary screening and discussion hosted by Beaches-East York M.P. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Following the film, there will be a discussion about plastics pollution with The Water Brothers (Tyler and Alex Mifflin) and plastic pollution expert, U of T professor Chelsea Rochman. RSVP/tickets and info: 416-467-0860
Aug. 3-5: “Senior Moment” a new musical about being old(ish), at The Redwood, 1300 Gerrard St. E., Friday & Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Five nursing home residents join forces to save their facility from demolition. A concert staging of a brand new musical by Toronto’s Jill Leger. Tickets: $15, Seniors (65+) $10. Buy tickets online at
Aug. 4: Ravine Rambles Jr. at Glen Stewart Ravine, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hosted by The Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine for children aged 3-6 or above with a parent/caretaker. Discover some of the critters and plants, play games and make ravine art teaching our families how to enjoy and take care of the ravine. Participants must register in advance on Eventbrite - Ravine Ramblers Jr. Any questions email:
Aug. 11: Historical Walk with BMN columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Historic Danforth Avenue, from Woodbine Ave. to Dawes Rd. Meet at the northeast corner of Woodbine & Danforth.
Aug. 11: Paws in the Park Adoption Event at Woodbine Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This Toronto Humane Society fundraiser and adoption event features a pet photo booth, vendors, face painting, a caricature artist, free dog training lessons, food, beer, prizes, entertainment, and much more. Event starts with a 4km sponsored walk. Info:
Aug. 12: Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors selling vintage, salvaged, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Beer and food. Free morning yoga. Free admission. Info:
Sept. 5: Acoustic Harvest presents Black Umfolosi at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 8 p.m. $22 advance / $25 at door. Info: 416-729-7564,
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:
Saturdays: Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd. •Entertainment, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Come out and meet old friends, make new ones, have a good time and enjoy the music! July 21 – Pepper Shakers; July 28 – Davis Wildsmith •Meat Spin & BBQ, 3-4:30 p.m. All ages welcome.
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. •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
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
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.
Al- Anon at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Alateen members are welcome to attend. Info: 416-691-1113
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:
Movie Nights in Beach Village. Movies start at dusk. Free admission. •July 18: Kew Gardens – Beauty and the Beast (2017) •July 25: Ivan Forrest Gardens – League of Their Own •Aug. 1: Kew Gardens – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids •Aug. 8: Ivan Forrest Gardens – Hidden Figures •Aug. 15: Kew Gardens – Ferdinand •Aug. 22: Ivan Forrest Gardens – Blades of Glory •Aug. 29: Kew Gardens – Wonder Woman. Info:
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens Park Plaza, 2-4 p.m. •July 22: Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost •Aug. 5: Moscow Apartment •Aug. 12: Rufus John •Aug. 19: Ryan McNally •Aug. 26: Suzie Vinnick. Info:
The Danny Love Music Series at East Lynn Park, Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. in July. This free, family-friendly event features live music and local businesses and restaurants offering food, beer, and cider. •July 18: Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats •July 25: The Silver Corderos. Info:
Beaches Jazz Festival •July 20-22, 27-29: Woodbine Park •July 26-28: Streetfest, 7-11 p.m., between Beech & Woodbine •July 28, 29: Jazz it Up in Kew, noon-4 p.m. •July 29: Fun Run, 8-11 a.m. Info:
Jazzfest Group Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill), July 21-29 from 1-5 p.m. (closed Monday, July 23), July 27 & 28 open until 11 p.m. Thirteen local artists offering an array of beautiful original art at affordable prices. Opening party: July 21, noon-4 p.m. Also featuring 3 Alcove Artists in storefront entrances on the evenings of July 27 and 28. Info: 416-200-5551,,
Summer Group Show at Blue Crow Gallery, 1610 Gerrard St. E. 75 established and emerging local artists featuring works in a variety of mediums. Show runs to Aug. 30. Gallery open Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5. Info: 647-427-2400,
Bridge. Beaches Bridge Pub Crawl, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (approx.). Play duplicate bridge for the love of it in the pubs of Queen Street. Info:, 416-987-1019
Sing with Toronto Beach Chorale. Singers wanted. All voices. Limited openings. TBC is a concert choir of 65 members that partners with professional soloists and musicians to present 3 to 4 concerts each season. We rehearse and perform in the Beach and East End. Our Choral Scholars program provides experience and free membership to aspiring singers 19-24 years. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. Rehearsals begin Wednesday evenings in September. Info: David 416-699-6634,,,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •July 28: One Day One Choir, 2 p.m. Come and learn a song for peace, “One Day” by Matisyahu. The crowd will be the choir, the performance will be videoed to share and promote peace in the world. •Green Thumbs Garden Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays July 17, 31, Aug. 14, 28 and 10 a.m. Saturdays July 21, Aug. 4, 18. All are welcome to share in the care of our garden! Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
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 July 8-Aug. 26); Sunday evening service at 7 p.m. from Aug. 12 to Sept. 2 •Wednesdays: Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., (corner of Kingston Rd. & Wood Glen). All are welcome at our Tuesday evening summer services July 3 to August 28 at 7 p.m. in the Friendship Hall downstairs. We welcome Rev. Jim Kitson and on August 28, dinner at 6 p.m. and Lost Pilgrims Band, an eclectic blend of blue grass, old time country, gospel, folk and a bit of rock. All summer a special kids corner is provided. 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 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. July 18 – In the Heat of the Night (1967); July 25 – The Miracle Worker (1962) •July 21, Aug. 18: Shakespeare Readers Club, 2-4 p.m. •Aug. 1: Type 2 Diabetes (SciChat), 7 p.m. •Aug. 2: Beaches Adult Book Club, 7 p.m. ‘Of Human Bondage’ by Somerset Maugham. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •July 26: Film Thursday, 2-4 p.m. The Greatest Showman •Aug. 1: Knit & Lit, 6:30 p.m. •Aug. 15: Let’s Talk Science – DIY Lava Lamps, 1-2 p.m., for ages 8 and up. Pre-register. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •July 31: 13th annual Storytelling Night, 7-8 p.m. Mystery/suspense stories by Heejoo and Teajin to celebrate the unlucky number 13. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •July 18: National Film Board Documentary ‘Bluefin’, 6:30 p.m. •July 20: Button Making, 2 p.m. Show us your creative side! Make a button (or two) during our Button Making program. Supplies will be provided. Larger groups are encouraged to call the branch in advance. Drop-in, no registration required. For all ages. •July 27: TD Summer Reading Club Bingo, 2 p.m. Join us for a fun game of bingo for a chance to win a small prize! All ages are welcome. Larger groups please call the branch in advance. Drop-in, no registration required. Info: 416-393-7700