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July 10-26: Beaches Jazz Festival. Info:
July 16-Aug. 9: Live Theatre under the Stars - The Guild Festival Theatre presents Shakespeare’s timeless romance, Romeo and Juliet at the Greek amphitheatre in the Guild Gardens, (south of Kingston Road via Gates of the Guild Inn Scarborough). For dates, times and tickets see or call 416-915-6750 .Tickets also available 30 minutes before performances.
July 23: Danforth Loves Bikes Pub Crawl in support of the Danforth Loves Bikes campaign. Visit the participating venues to support bike lanes on Danforth Avenue. •7 p.m. – The Only Café, 972 Danforth •8 p.m. – The Wren, 1382 Danforth Ave. •9 p.m. – Melanie’s Bistro & Patisserie, 1870 Danforth Ave. •10 p.m. – Relish Bar & Grill, 2152 Danforth Ave.
July 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:
July 30: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Pitch Perfect 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.
Aug. 7: Deadline for Submissions for Beach (Ward 32) Citizen of the Year, 5 p.m. Nominate a local hero who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improving life in Ward 32. Submission should include candidate’s name and reason they should be considered. Mail to: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Toronto, ON, M4E 2V6; email; fax 416-691-8269. Ceremony will be held in Millennium Garden in September.
Aug. 16: Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods. 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
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. Comfort and empathy is available from others with the same loss. Info: call/text 647-274-3224, email, visit
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
Thursdays: Beaches Mental Wellness Group at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., 7-8 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. Summer meetings will be held on Thursdays until Sept. 3, returning to regular Tuesday meetings on Sept. 8. Info:
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
Toronto Beach Chorale singers wanted. All voices! TBC is a concert choir of 50-60 enthusiastic members that delivers quality performances and rehearses and performs locally. Our concerts have included guest soloists, actors and orchestras. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. Ability to read music an asset. Rehearsals on Wednesdays beginning early September. Info: David 416-699-6634,,
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
Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Lazy days of summer activities, all 50% off. Puzzles, board games, books, crafts, etc. July 21-24. Pegasus is a not for profit store with all proceeds supporting programs for adults with disabilities.
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 and clothing to clients residing between Woodbine and Victoria Park, and Danforth to the lake. Donations of food and clean clothing accepted on those days. Enter from parking lot at rear of Calvary Baptist Church, Main and Benlamond. Info: Kathie or Susan 416-691-2899
Al- Anon Beach R&R Group meets Tuesdays at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva 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
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
Farmers’ Markets •Fairmount Park, Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. (to Oct. 21) •East Lynn, Thursdays 3-7 p.m. •Leslieville, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (to Nov. 1)
Beach Village Movie Nights in the Park, starting at dusk every Wednesday from July 8-Aug. 26. Screenings rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park. Free admission and popcorn! •@Kew Gardens: July 22 – Big Hero 6; Aug. 5 – Maleficent; Aug. 19 – The Goonies •@Ivan Forrest Gardens Park: July 29 – Pitch Perfect; Aug. 12 – Despicable Me 2; Aug. 26 – Guardians of the Galaxy. Info:
Movie Nights, 8:30 p.m, co-hosted by Councillor McMahon and the Friends of Parks groups. Bring your own chairs, blankets and friends! •July 21 @ Stephenson Park – Jupiter Ascending •July 30 @ Norwood Park – Fantastic Mr. Fox •Aug. 20 @ East Lynn Park – How to Train Your Dragon 2 •Aug. 22 @ Jonathan Ashbridge Park – FernGully: The Last Rainforest •Aug. 26 @ Fairmount Park – City of Ember. Info: 416-392-1376
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. July 22: Nebraska (2013); July 29: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); Aug. 5: Vertigo (1958); Aug. 12: As Good As It Gets (1997); Aug. 19: The Lady Vanishes (1938); Aug. 26: Mr. Turner (2015). Info: 416-393-7703
Have fun this summer! Enjoy a game of lawn bowls or croquet at Kew Beach Club, foot of Lee Ave. Info: Fay 461-466-6598
The Psychic is In! Toni WolfHeart, psychic astrologer, at Juice and Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (Wineva & Queen), by appointment only or phone, Skype, email, text reads available. Info: Toni 647-449-5920,,
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). Info: 416-699-6512,
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Summer Services- Join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. beginning June 28 and throughout July, August and Labour Day weekend, and on Wednesday evenings July 8 - Aug 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 for an informal service and conversational teaching. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (one block east of Warden). Taking time to remember, celebrate and grow in the love of God at work in our world and in our lives, is a vital aspect of our spiritual faith journey. We gather together in worship, and for special events, which seek to develop and build our relationship with God and one another. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Said Service of Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Service with contemporary and traditional music, and Sunday School. Mid-week Service Wednesday, 10 a.m. All welcome.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). •Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. Info:
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •Crafts, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 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, Church School and Nursery, 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
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks E of Main St.) •Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Contemporary Music), Sunday 9 a.m. (Children’s Liturgy), 11 a.m. (Choir) •Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Friday 8:15 a.m. •Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45-4 p.m. •Pray the Rosary each morning Tuesday to Friday, 20 min. before Mass. All welcome. Info: 416-698-1105,,
Corpus Christi Church, 16 Lockwood Rd. •Masses: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. with children’s liturgy. Info: 416-694-0382,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen) is again making it a little easier for anyone who can’t make it to Sunday services in the summer by holding services in July and August on Tuesday evenings downstairs in the cooler church hall. From July 7 to Sept. 1, casual, inspiring and interactive services will start at 7 p.m. followed by refreshments. Summer theme is “Discovering the Cure for the Common Life” featuring exercises that people can use in their daily lives. The Lost Pilgrims will take the service on Sept. 1, preceded by a barbecue at 6 p.m. Family-centred, contemporary services will also be held in August, on Sundays at 10 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
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
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. •Special Gospel Music Service, Sunday, August 2nd. Come join us for this special service featuring “The Crosby Brothers” a gospel quartet from Texas.
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Rd. (just north of Queen St.). Sundays, 11 a.m. You are invited! Our services feature contemporary music and interesting messages to help you to know God better. Info:
Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave. (just east of Woodbine), welcomes you to worship, sing and meet your neighbours, Sundays, 11 a.m. Nursery care available and Christian education for all ages. The congregational life features frequent potlucks. Info: 416-422-2406,
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,

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