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Nov. 17: Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council Annual General Meeting at the centre, 6 Williamson Rd., upstairs, 7 p.m. Meet the members and find out how you can help. Potential new members welcome. Youth Representative position available - earn your volunteer hours and connect in the community. The Advisory Council hosts and supports annual events such as Spring Sprint, Halloween Haunt, pancake breakfast, seniors programs, cooking classes and other centre celebrations.
Nov. 19: Free Real Estate Seminar at Keller Williams Advantage Realty Office, 1238 Queen St. E. (at Leslie St.), 6:30-8 p.m. for first-time buyers, current owners & investors. Presented by: Greg Parker & Jenny Vuong, Sales Representatives; Christy Watt, Mortgage Agent, Welbanks Mortgage Group and Cameron Paulikot, Real Estate Lawyer. Go to to register or call 416-465-4545 #734 (Debbie). Seating is limited.
Nov. 19-21: Pegasus Christmas Sale at the Gardener’s Cottage, 30 Lee Ave. (in Kew Gardens, south of Queen St. E.), Thursday 3-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring “Gifts that Give Back” quality gifts handmade by Pegasus participants, staff and volunteers, from vintage tea towels to snowman soup. Also items curated from Pegasus Thrift Store on Kingston Road. Silent auction too!
Nov. 21: Holiday Bazaar at True Davidson Acres Long Term Care, 200 Dawes Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday presents and homemade goodies! Visit the Holiday Tea Room featuring a hot lunch & dessert plate. Silent auction, handmade crafts, giftware sale, bake table and lots more. All proceeds support the work of the volunteers and benefit the residents. Info: 416-397-0400
Nov. 21: Christmas Bazaar at Chester Village LTC, 3555 Danforth Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Start your Christmas shopping! Great variety of vendors. Baked goods and pies, handcrafted goods, organic soaps, kids’ activities and BBQ. Info: 416-466-2173 ext. 222
Nov. 21: Christmas Snowman Bazaar & Luncheon at Hope United Church, corner of Main & Danforth, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Home baking, jewellery, gifts, knitting, books, DVDs, and Christmas odds and ends.
Nov. 21: Holly Bazaar at the Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Woodbine Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Home baking, jams & preserves, Victorian Room (linens, lace & fine china), jewelry, books, tea room, and more! Info: 416-425-8383
Nov. 21: Christmas Sale at St. Clair O’Connor Community, 2701 St. Clair Ave. E. (at corner of O’Connor Dr.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, poinsettias, Christmas decorations, silent auction, and lunch. Parking available.
Nov. 21: Academy Concert Series presents ‘Dvorak Discovers America’ at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. (at Chester), 8 p.m. Featuring Scott St. John, violin. Single tickets $20, $14 for seniors and students. Buy online at
Nov. 22: KAIROS Watershed Workshop at Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd., 12:15 p.m. Bring your own lunch (drinks will be provided) and $10 donation to KAIROS. Max. 30 people. RSVP in advance: 416-699-3084,
Nov. 22: Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m., along Kingston Road from Victoria Park Ave. to Walter Street, north to Community Centre 55 (97 Main St.). Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and Hamper for an after-parade Christmas party at the Centre. Info: 416-691-1113,
Nov. 22: Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at St. John’s School gym, 780 Kingston Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Accessible entrance. Drop in before or after Hamper’s Santa Claus Parade for a coffee or hot chocolate and find that perfect stocking stuffer or gift. Vendors welcome - $30 a table. Contact Peggy 416-690-1460,
Nov. 23: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-noon. Christmas party and social time. Admission and parking free. Info: 416-396-4051
Nov. 26: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Remember” with Christopher Plummer 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.
Nov. 27, 28: Metro Toronto Rotary 35th annual Live TV Auction over two days on Rogers TV and streamed live on YouTube. A great opportunity to purchase donated items as Christmas gifts and help local communities within the GTA. Info:
Nov. 28: 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 at this popular annual sale. Lunch and home baking will also be available.
Nov. 28: Christmas Bazaar at St. Rose of Lima Church, 3216 Lawrence Ave. E., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Featuring “The Church Lady Pies” homemade apple and mixed fruit, huge bake sale, preserves, treasures, raffle, tea room, snack bar, vendor tables. Free parking.
Nov. 28: Christmas Market Place at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Famous meat pies as well as turkey and veg pies, home baking, linens, china and collectibles, home décor, preserves, DVDs and games, chef’s corner, crafts and local artisans, jewelry, children’s centre and lunch room. Info: 416-691-8077,
Nov. 28: DeClute Light Up The Beach at the boardwalk from Leuty Ave. to Beech Ave., 7 p.m. Follow Santa as he illuminates 20 trees, or 80,000 Christmas lights, along the way. Performance by Malvern Collegiate band and choir. Complimentary hot chocolate. Co-hosted by Toronto East General Hospital.
Nov. 28: Danforth East Community Association’s Festival of Lights in East Lynn Park (Danforth Avenue just west of Woodbine Avenue), 4-6 p.m. This year’s event features Zero Gravity Circus, the East End Music Project choir, Pegasus Studios and The S.P.A.C.E. dancers, plus a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Event is free but a donation of a non-perishable food item to Community Centre 55 would be appreciated.
Nov. 28: Christmas Bazaar at The Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, 1038 Woodbine Ave.(2 blocks north of Danforth - Woodbine subway), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out our crafts, homemade cards, baked goods, children's craft table - while Mom shops, stuffed toys and bric-a-brac. Live entertainment too!
Nov. 29: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m., starting at corner of Balsam and Pine Avenues.
Nov. 29: Help clean Glen Stewart Ravine! Volunteers with Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine will meet at 10 a.m. by the Beech Ave. entrance. Please bring gloves and be aware of steep and environmentally-sensitive sections. Contact the Friends via Facebook or 416-691-7150 for more info.
Nov. 29 & Dec. 6: 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:
Dec. 1: Free Luncheon and Seminar ‘Children are a Gift’ with Karen McCarrol, Financial Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial, and Vanessa Funtera-Smith, Sales Consultant – Insurance, at Homeward Real Estate, 910 Kingston Rd. (between Pickering St. & Lawlor Ave.), 1-3 p.m. Learn more about how, with a modest monthly investment, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can use insurance to provide financial opportunity to build dreams on, ensure life-long insurability, protect them from the unexpected and support their future plans. RSVP: Karen McCarrol 416-698-2243
Dec. 5: The Other One Of A Kind Craft Show and Sale at Malvern Collegiate, School Cafeteria, 55 Malvern Ave., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Food and handmade items. 500 visitors attended last year’s event. First 300 visitors receive a free gift. Additional raffle draw for a chance to win a Samsung Tablet, KitchenAid gift set, and Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. Lots of free parking with elevator access for those who need it.
Dec. 5: Mish Mash Sale at the Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Variety of homemade goods, Club apparel and a mish mash of items for sale.
Dec. 5: Jazz and Reflections at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. “Man in the Red Suit” with musicians Robi Botos and Paul Novotny. Freewill offering.
Dec. 5: FoodCents-Ability Community Support Programs Silent Auction at St. Aidan’s Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave., 5-9 p.m. Silent auction, great deals, and fun. Free admission with donation of socks, gloves, hats and scarves for St. Aidan’s Out of the Cold program. Info:
Dec. 6: Benefit Concert for Centre 55’s Share A Christmas – Cantemus Singers, directed by Michael Erdman, present “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. (at Queen St. E.), 3 p.m. A concert of 16th century Spanish and German Christmas carols and motets, featuring Guerrero’s Magnificat from the Vespers of the Three Kings and Flecha’s lively “La Negrina”. General admission $20, children 12 and under free. Tickets available at Centre 55 or at door. Info: 416-578-6602,
Dec. 6: Toronto Beach Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah” at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., 7:30 p.m. To open its season, TBC welcomes professional orchestra and soloists Jennifer Krabbe (soprano), Jillian Yemen (alto), Charles Davidson (tenor) and Matthew Cassils (bass). Tickets available at or at door (cash only please): General $25, youth (7-18) $12, children under 7 free.
Dec. 6: Tannenbaum 10K along the Martin Goodman Trail, starting/ending at foot of Lee Ave., 9 a.m. Presented by Toronto Beaches Runners Club. A fast and flat 10K and a kids 1K fun run in support of Community Centre 55 “Share A Christmas” program. Medals for all finishers. Goodie bags for all registrants. Prize drawings and lots more. Register at
Dec. 6: Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Bake-o-Rama at The Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., 3-5 p.m. Bake sale, baking competition, and activities for the kids. Info:
Dec. 8: Beaches Amnesty Group 123’s “Write for Rights” Campaign, marking International Human Rights Day, at St. John the Baptist, Norway, Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., 7:30 p.m. Speak up for social justice by writing letters and cards on behalf of those who have no voice or freedom. Guest speaker: Marina Nemat, author of ‘Prisoner of Tehran.’ Refreshments. Plenty of parking.
Dec. 11: ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Drive, 8 p.m. CBC Radio’s Tom Allen will once again assemble an amazing array of talent for a dramatic reading of this classic Dylan Thomas Christmas poem. Tickets $25, proceeds to the Refugee Ministry of BPC. Info: 416-699-5871
Dec. 11: A reading of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at St. John the Baptist, Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. (at Kingston Rd.), 7:30 p.m. The evening’s featured readers are Holm Bradwell, The Rev’d Canon Michael Burgess, Michael Coren, Paula Davis and Heather Goodall. Music by the St. John’s Choir led by Matthew Whitfield, and congregational singing. Proceeds will be split between AURA (Anglican United Refugee Alliance), part of FaithWorks, and Save the Children Fund. Tickets $10; children under 12 free. For tickets call 416-691-4560; also available at the door. Wheelchair accessible; plenty of parking. Info:
Dec. 12: Santa at the Gardener’s Cottage, Kew Gardens (foot of Lee Avenue), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by Toronto Beach Rotary. Hot chocolate provided. Donations to Community Centre 55 Share A Christmas campaign gratefully accepted. Bring your camera!
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Retro Dance Party at the Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Ave., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Mike Harding will be spinning out the tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Tickets $30 + HST, available at the bar from Dec. 1. Non-members welcome. No limit to tickets purchased. Reserve a table in the ballroom for parties of 8 or more. Info:
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:
Second Tuesday of every month: Amnesty International, in the Beach, meets at St. John’s Norway Church (Woodbine Ave. at Kingston Rd.), 7 p.m., to support Amnesty’s Human Rights work, through letter-writing actions and through organized public events to generate awareness of Human Rights actions worldwide. New members are most welcome. Info:
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
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. •Mondays – no lunches until January. •Tuesdays at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22, and at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, Dec. 29 •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.) Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and at St. Aidan’s (70 Silver Birch Ave) Nov. 27. 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
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:
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
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services are at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Mid-week service, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. •Christian Meditation and Bible Study, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Sunday Worship Service: 10:30am. Nursery care & children’s activity time available. •Nov. 21: Bach on the Beach Concert, 4:30 p.m., featuring the organ music of J. S. Bach, with Patrick Dewell and Elizabeth Anderson. Freewill offering. •Nov. 28: Christmas Marketplace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. •Nov. 29: Advent 1 “Worship Amplified” •Dec. 5: Jazz & Reflection, 4:30 p.m. “Man in the Red Suit” with musicians Robi Botos and Paul Novotny •Dec. 6: Advent 2 – Communion •Oct. 20-Nov. 24: Tuesday Night Study Group – Jesus and the Gospels. 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