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


June 15: Metrolinx Public Meeting re: expanding and improving Lakeshore East GO rail corridor, at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., 6:30 p.m. Info:
June 17: Treasures Shared Sale at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main Street (rear parking lot) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Remember one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Come out and see what you can find. Hot dogs, coffee or cold drinks for lunch, kids can decorate their own cupcakes.
June 17: Leslieville Tree Festival at Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen St. E. (Jones Ave.), noon-4 p.m. A free, fun-filled family celebration of our urban forest. Exhibits, kids’ activities, Tree Tour and more. Info:
June 20: Beach Garden Society at Adam Beck Community Centre, 79 Lawlor Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Guest speaker Frank Kershaw will be speaking about “Mosses and Sedges for the Shade Garden”. Kershaw is an “award-winning horticulturist with a wealth of knowledge about garden design and plant material”. In addition, our first Flower Show of the year will be honouring Canada’s 150 years in our Design categories. You must be a member to enter, but our welcoming Flower Show Team will help you prepare your exquisite garden specimen or favourite potted plant in the Horticultural categories.
June 20: S. H. Armstrong Pool Working Group Community Meeting at S. H. Armstrong Community Centre. 56 Woodfield Road, 7-9pm. This is an opportunity for the community to discuss barriers and opportunities in relation to the S.H. Armstrong pool. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided - please RSVP to 416-392-0734
June 22: Beaches-East York Federal Liberal Association Summer Fundraiser with MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and supporters and special guest, Honourable David Collenette. Food and drinks are included in the ticket price. Smiles and high fives are free. Info:
June 24: Historical Walk with Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Balmy Beach - meet at the southeast corner of Beech Ave. and Queen St.
June 24: Bells on Danforth, along Danforth Avenue from Prince Edward Viaduct Park (across from Castle Frank station), departing at 11 a.m. (meet at 10:30 a.m.) and cycling to Danforth Road. Info:
June 24: Spring Bazaar at St. David’s Church, 49 Donlands Ave. (across from Donlands subway), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. BBQ, baked goods, Canada Day crafts. Info: 416-461-8399
June 25: Open House at Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club, Brimley Rd. S. at the lake (follow the signs), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sailboat rides, BBQ. See our Sailing School. Part of Ontario Sailing “Get Out on the Water 2017”. Info:, 416-676-7203
June 25: Canadian Composers Music Service at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Warden Ave. & Kingston Rd.), 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the sesquicentennial at this family-friendly service featuring the BBUC Choir under the direction of Randy Vancourt, and special guest musicians. This is part of our Musical Sunday Services held on the last Sunday of each month. All are welcome, and nursery care is provided. Info:
June 25: Walk for Dog Guides at Woodbine Beach boardwalk, 11 a.m.-noon. This family and dog-friendly event raises funds to provide life-changing Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost to them. Hosted by Toronto Beaches Lions Club. Info:
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.
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: 461-691-4763
July 1: Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park, starting at noon. Food vendors, beer garden, family zone with amusement rides.
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 9: 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. Free admission. Info:
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.
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
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! Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Tuesdays: Toronto Circle of Healing at Toronto East Psychotherapy, 181 Carlaw Ave., Suite 305, 6-8 p.m. At this trauma-informed and mindfulness-based therapeutic group you will learn how to improve self-awareness and self-acceptance, become non-judgmental and compassionate toward yourself, reduce trauma-related symptoms and lower anxious feelings, increase your ability to cope, relax, and experience greater peace from within and around, gain skills to deal with triggers, and more. Info and reservation: 416-893-3917
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
Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic at Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., 3-6 p.m. Music genres include folk, pop, country, R&B, jazz. All ages and styles welcome. Hosted by Nicola Vaughan. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: 416-551-7560
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.
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:
The Kiwanis Club of Riverdale meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Chester Village, 3555 Danforth Ave. (at Warden Ave.), 12:15-1:30 p.m., from September until June. Contact Barbara Sneyd at 416-690-0147 or go to New members welcomed.
Summer Lunches, Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch and Fellowship for Adults will host this summer program as an opportunity for friends to gather for a very light lunch once per month, Thursdays 11 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
Bard in the Park presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Kew Gardens, June 12-17 at 7 p.m., June 17 & 18 at 2 p.m. Info: 416-691-1113
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 •Fairmount Park (temporarily moved to Greenwood Park): Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. Info: •East Lynn: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Info: •Leslieville: Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. •June 13, 20 & 27: Live with Less Clutter, Tuesdays 2:30-4 p.m. Learn practical strategies to reduce existing clutter, tips for spring cleaning, and how to limit the accumulations of new items. Free. To register: Zari Atai 416-778-5805 x 222 •June 23, July 28 & August 25: Creative Cooking, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Turn affordable everyday ingredients into healthy delicious menu items. Free. To register: Sudha Ellie 416-778-5805 x 224 •June 27-August 1: Anger Management, Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m. Intensive 6-week workshop aimed at helping you understand and deal with anger. Develop healthy and positive strategies to deal with stressful situations and people. Free. To register: Azra Adamally 416-778-5805 x 214. Info:
June at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (south side at foot of Spruce Hill). Between the Layers: Stories in Paint and Fibre with Beach artists Bev Quinn and Sheila Thompson. Show runs June 14-25. Opening reception Thursday, June 15 from 6:30-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 2-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays noon-4 p.m. Info: 416-200-5551,,
A Women’s Worth – Keeping Up with Appearances: Interactive Presentation at The Centering Space, 59 Cambridge Ave. (Broadview/Danforth), July 6. Pictures, ideals and beliefs run our lives as women, affecting not only our body image and self-worth but every aspect of our lives. This workshop provides a space to connect with other women, discuss and explore how these ‘pictures’ and ideals run our lives and who we are without them. Presented by Caroline Giles, international model, health & well-being practitioner and skin therapist. Watch for our ad in the next Beach Metro. Info and booking:
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:
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 14 – Ivanhoe (1952); June 21 – Mogambo (1953); June 28 – St. Vincent (2014) •June 14: The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks – a Graphic Novel, 7 p.m., with local author Ron Kasman •June 21: How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously), 7 p.m., with local author Peter Fulton •June 22: Safe Cycling 101 with Cycle Toronto, 7 p.m. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •June 21: Keep Your Toddlers Safe, 11 a.m. •June 22: Book Club, 7 p.m. “The Road from Coorain” by Ker Conway •June 24: Learn To Camp with Parks Canada, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •July 10: Learn to Camp with Parks Canada, 1:30 p.m. Free. No registration. Info: 416-393-7700
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) •Wednesday: Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
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, as well as opportunities to serve others through acts of caring, compassion and justice. You will also discover our wonderful music program that includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services (the last Sunday of each month.) 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,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. •Regular Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Jazz Worship with Red Hot Ramble, July 30, 10:30 a.m. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook.
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. All are welcome! •Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m. •June 14: Music @ 12:15, 12:15-1 p.m. Quintagious Woodwind Quintet. Music concert at noon •June 17: From Adversity Comes Strength Concert, 7 p.m. A concert to celebrate the beginning of Aboriginal Awareness Week. Tickets: $8 Seniors/Children, $10 Adults, $25 Family, at door and online at •June 21: Messy Church, 5:30-7 p.m. All-ages family event with crafts, activities, music and a story, and a great meal. •June 24: Jazz Vespers, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Brenda Carol, vocals, and Stephen Gardner, piano. •July 10-15: Fables and Parables! …an Art, Music and Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drama camp for ages 8 to 12. Tuition is $300. Info: 416-691-9682,
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
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: