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June 29: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Maudie” 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.
June 30: Flash Back Dance Party at the Balmy Beach Club, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at the Club. Tickets $10 available for sale June 1 at the bar. DJ. This event is open to the community.
June 30: Hirut Hoot – ‘The Happy Canada Day Without A Cottage Edition’ at Hirut Café and Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 9 p.m. With comedians Sandra Battaglini, Judy Croon, Ron Sparks, Jen Sakato, and special mystery guests. Hosted by Kevin MacDonald. $5. Info: 416-551-7560,, Facebook www.facebookcom/hirutcafe
July 1: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Kew Beach – meet at the Beaches Branch Library, 2161 Queen St. E. (just west of Lee Ave.).
July 1: Canada Day at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 73, 2 Robinson Ave, noon-7 p.m. Celebrate Canada’s 150th! BBQ, music, raffles, outdoor patio. Hall rentals: 647-667-6457. Info: 416-691-4763
July 1: Community Canada Day Celebration at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 1/42, 243 Coxwell Ave., starting at noon. Great food deals, games, prizes, beer tent, entertainment. Info: 416-465-0120
July 1: Canada 150th Birthday Barbecue and Open House at the Naval Club of Toronto, 1910 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Woodbine), starting at noon. Hamburgers $4, hot dogs $3. For Blue Jays fans, the game against the Boston Red Sox will be on the TV! Dress is casual.
July 1: Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park, starting at noon. Food vendors, beer garden, family zone with amusement rides.
July 1: Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, 10 p.m.
July 6: A Woman’s Worth – Keeping Up with Appearances: Interactive Presentation at The Centering Space, 59 Cambridge Ave. (Broadview/Danforth), 6.30-8.30 p.m. $20. For any queries or to book, please contact Caroline at:
July 7-16: CHIPITS Bake Bar Pop-Up at 1918 Queen St. E. (at Woodbine), Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Complimentary cookies at this free pop-up. Endless combinations of ingredients for you to select, from the Tru-D’OH, a warm sea salt caramel cookie with a pinch of heat inspired by our beloved PM to the more classic Gooey Chewy.
July 7-30: Beaches Jazz Festival •July 7-9: Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside at Jimmie Simpson Park •July 14-16: Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival at Woodbine Park •July 21-23: TD Main Stage at Woodbine Park •July 27-29: Streetfest along Queen St. E. between Woodbine & Beech Aves. •July 28-30: OLG Main Stage at Woodbine Park. Info:
July 8: Songwriting for Beginners Workshop at Toronto Songwriting School, 23 Seymour Ave., 1-3 p.m. $30. Registration required:
July 9: Art Show at 41 Meadowcliffe Drive, 2-4 p.m. Paintings in acrylic and oil by Don Snider.
July 9: Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. (between Greenwood & Gerrard), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors selling vintage, salvage, furniture, antiques, collectibles, upcycled and handcrafted goods. Free admission. Info:
July 15: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Ashbridge Estate – meet at the southeast corner of Coxwell Ave. and Queen St. E.
July 20: Remove Invasive Burdock and Phragmites from Glen Stewart Park and Ravine with the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Volunteers needed. Please meet at the west side of the Williamson Road Bridge over the Glen Stewart Park. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Tools will be provided. RSVP to or find us on Facebook.
July 22, 23: Festival of South Asia along Gerrard St. E. (Glenside to Coxwell), 12 noon-12 midnight. Live music, cricket open house, Bollywood pop-up mela, culture alley, yoga studio, kids zone, food and lots more. Info:
July 29: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. All about the Balsam Avenue neighbourhood and some notable former residents - Glenn Cochrane, Doris McCarthy, Bill Kurelek. Meet at Balsam Ave. & Pine Crescent.
Aug. 17: Glen Stewart Ravine Evening Ramble, 6:30 p.m. Led by Bob Kortright, naturalist. Meet at the Beech Ave. parkette, 40 meters south of Kingston Road, for a linear walk on mostly paved surfaces with some steep slopes. See the magnificent oak forest of the Glen Stewart ravine from the boardwalk that was erected to protect the previously trampled slopes and then the planted parkland where the lower reaches of Ames Creek are buried. At the lake, we will walk west, ending at Queen St E. Washrooms at end of walk. This is a Toronto Federation of Naturalist’s walk but all are welcome. Info: Facebook Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine
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:
Tuesdays: The Barons Band at Baron Byng Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 1:30 -3 p.m. Hot swinging jazz you can dance to! The band is taking a summer holiday but will be back Sept. 5. Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Kingston Road United Church (Mitchell Hall – fully accessible facility), 975 Kingston Rd., 1-2 p.m. This Toronto-based dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation. No dance experience necessary. Caregivers/spouses are welcome but it is not necessary to bring a dance partner. $10/class. Instructor: Claire Wootten, long-time Beacher and Associate Professor in Dept. of Dance, York University. Info and registration: Sarah Robichaud 647-217-9252, or
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 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
Summer Lunches: Beach Interfaith Outreach Committee will host this summer program for adults as an opportunity for friends to gather for fellowship and a very light lunch once per month, Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The regular program will begin again after Thanksgiving. •June 29 at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (70 Silver Birch Ave.) •July 27 at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.) •Aug. 31 at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Sept. 28 at Corpus Christi Church (1810 Queen St. E.). Info: 416-691-6869
Bridge, friendly duplicate, at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Road. Fridays 10.30 a.m. Players of all levels are welcome. Basic knowledge of bridge is necessary. Spring Session running until the middle of June. Info:
Toronto Beach Chorale singers wanted. All voices. TBC is a concert choir of 65 members that partners with soloists, orchestras and actors to present quality performances. We rehearse and perform in the Beach and East End. Enhance your vocal skills in a friendly atmosphere. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. 2017/18 season: Handel’s Messiah and Messiah for the City, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Wednesday evenings in September. Info: David 416-699-6634,,,
Farmers’ Markets •East York (at East York Civic Centre), Tuesdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: •Fairmount Park (temporarily moved to Greenwood Park): Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. Info: •East Lynn (at East Lynn Park): Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Info: •Leslieville (at Jonathan Ashbridge Park): Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:
Movie Nights in Beach Village, Wednesdays, starting at dusk. Free admission. •July 5: Kew Gardens ‘Uncle Buck’ •July 12: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ •July 19: Kew Gardens ‘La La Land’ •July 26: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘Moana’ •Aug. 2: Kew Gardens ‘Sing’ •Aug. 9: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘Ghostbusters’ •Aug. 16: Kew Gardens ‘Mean Girls’ •Aug. 23: Ivan Forrest Gardens ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ •Aug. 30: Kew Gardens ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Info:
Call for Mural Artists: Toronto East Neighbourhood Murals 2017. Artists are invited to apply to paint a mural on one of six Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in East Toronto as part of the Bell Box Murals Project. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 30. Painting will begin August 8. Info:
Music in the Park at Kew Gardens, weekends 2-4 p.m. Free summer music series presented by the Beach Village BIA. •July 9: AHI •July 15: Ken Whiteley •July 16: Victor & Penny •July 22: Countermeasure •July 23: Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost •Aug. 6: Suzie Vinnick •Aug. 13: Julian Taylor Band •Aug. 20: Countermeasure •Aug. 27: The Young Novelists. Info:
Gledhill JPS is turning 100! Please join us on Saturday October 14, 2017 and help celebrate Gledhill’s 100th anniversary. If you have memorabilia you are willing to lend it would be greatly appreciated. All items are catalogued and will be returned after the event. The event runs from 1-3pm; opening remarks begin at 1pm and are followed by opportunities to explore, reminisce and reflect.
Yoga Teacher Training. Do you want to teach yoga? Do you want your personal practice to be better? Pur Yoga Toronto is offering Teacher Training in September. Pur Mindful Teacher Training Open House June 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. or July 9, 1-2 p.m. Info:, email or call 416-694-YOGA (9642)
The Danny Loves Music Series at East Lynn Park (Danforth & East Lynn), Wednesdays in July, 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly event features local businesses, restaurants, musicians, breweries and cideries. •July 5: Skydiggers •July 12: Danny Michel •July 19: Pretzel Logic •July 26: Only Yours. Info:
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 28 – St. Vincent (2014); July 5 – The Devil and Miss Jones (1941); July 12 – Cry Freedom (1987); July 19 – Doctor in the House (1954); July 26 – The Painted Veil (2006) •June 29: Safe Cycling 101 with Cycle Toronto, 7-8 p.m. In honour of Bike month, join us at the library to learn everything you need to know to cycle in Toronto! Topics include basic road rules, safety techniques, choosing a bike that fits you, wearing a helmet correctly, and when to use bike lights. All ages. Drop in. No registration. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Film Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. June 29 – Hidden Figures; July 27 – La La Land; Aug. 31 – Founder. Info: 416-393-7783
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •July 5: Main Street Movies presents ‘The Great Dictator’ starring Charlie Chaplin, 6 p.m. •July 10: Learn to Camp with Parks Canada, 1:30-3 p.m. •Thursdays: Knit Wits, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 416-393-7700
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All are welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Crafters Group continue to meet every Thursday 9:30 a.m. throughout July •Jazz Worship with Red Hot Ramble, July 30, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.), Sundays at 10:30 a.m. We are a diverse, open, and inclusive Christian community where you will find many possibilities for nurturing your own spirituality and enriching your life. Our wonderful music program includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services. Whatever you are wearing, whatever you feel about God, wherever you are on your spiritual journey - you will fit right in. Sunday school and nursery care available. Info: 416-694-4081,
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! •Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m. •July 8: Gospel, Praise & Blues Service, 4:30 p.m. •July 10-15: Fables and Parables! an Art, Music and Drama Camp for ages 8 to 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. •July 12: Music @ 12:15, 12:15-1 p.m. Free concert •July 19: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Free barbecue and music! •July 22: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Info: 416-691-9682,
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Service is at 9:30 a.m. throughout the summer with Nursery & Children’s Program. •Christian Meditation 7:30-8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in July. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road (corner of Kingston Road and Wood Glen). Are you away on Sundays? Join us Tuesdays in July and August, downstairs in the Friendship Hall, 7 p.m., for an informal service with a variety of guest speakers. Summer series ends August 29 with dinner at 6 p.m., then Lost Pilgrims, an eclectic blend of blue grass, old time country, gospel, folk, and a bit of rock music. 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
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.