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


June 12, 19, 26: Birch Cliff Village Day Out Pop up Yoga Classes at The Hall, 1577 Kingston Rd. (at Kildonan Dr., across from Birch Cliff School), 2:30-3:15 p.m. $10 per class. Everyone welcome. Register on Facebook – Birch Cliff Village Day Out or call 647-657-7994
June 13: Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society General Meeting and Free Presentation at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (Markham Rd.), 7 p.m. “The Pleasure Is Mine” by Floral Designer Lizzie Matheson, and judged Flower Show. Refreshments included. Guests welcome. Info:
June 13: Spring Fling Celebrating Seniors at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music, entertainment, games, prizes, information tables, refreshments. Free! Venue is accessible. Info: 416-691-1113
June 13: Main Street Planning Study Community Consultation at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave., 7-9 p.m. Info: 416-392-1376
June 14: Annual Choir Concert at St. John’s Church, 794 Kingston Rd., at 7:30 p.m. in our beautiful and acoustically blessed church. In addition to liturgical music, there’s something for every Pop taste in our Concert along with a special guest soloist. Complimentary light refreshments afterwards. Freewill offering for Choir music is gratefully accepted. Info: 416-699-2518
June 16: Fun Fair at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 176 Leslie St., Jumping castles, BBQ, bake sale, silent auction and more!
June 16: Bells on Danforth, 11 a.m. Ride your bicycle along Danforth Ave. from Withrow Park (gather at 10:30 a.m.) to Oakridge Community Recreation Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave. Info:
June 16: Family Fun Fit East End Triathlon at the Birchmount Community Centre. This Swim-Bike-Run event has categories for kids as young as 3 years old all the way up to our adult Tri-A-Tri, focusing on fun and participation. Everyone receives the same medal and applause when they cross our finish line. Details and online registration: (online registration only)
June 16: Friends of Fairmount Park Yard Sale at Fairmount Park, Gerrard St. E. at Bowmore Rd., 9 a.m.-noon. Fundraiser for park initiatives – fire pit, pollinator garden, community garden, fruit tree supplies, tree team initiatives, events. Please donate items to sell. Pick up available.
June 16: Radical Road Show at Maple Leaf Forever Park, 62 Laing St., noon-9 p.m. Music, beer, and featuring ‘Skydiggers’. Tickets $10 adults, 18 and under free, available at Eventbrite and Facebook. Profits will go to fight AIDS.
June 16: Leslieville Tree Festival at Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen St. E. (at Jones Ave.), noon-4 p.m. A family-friendly event featuring the Toronto All-Star Big Band, environmental exhibits, local artisans, tasty food, kids’ activities and more. Info:
June 19: Beach & East Toronto Historical Society AGM at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E., 6:30-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker, Barbara Myrvold, will talk about ‘The Newmarket Racetrace and the Gates Family: Big Time Horse Racing at Danforth and Main 1853-1912.” Admission free. All welcome. Info:
June 19: Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club Open House at foot of Lee Ave. (near Leuty Lifeguard Station), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lawn bowling provides gentle, healthy exercise and competition in a relaxed social atmosphere. Young or old, men or women, everyone is welcome! Flat sole shoes required. Info: or email
June 22: Moonlight Madness Sidewalk Sale along Queen St. E. from Neville Park to Lockwood Rd., 4-10 p.m. Presented by The Beach Village BIA. Info:
June 23: Historical Walk through St. John’s Cemetery with BMN columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at the Lych Gate on Kingston Rd.
June 23: Fun Fair at Dundas Junior Public School, 935 Dundas St. E., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bouncy castles, pony rides, bake sale, food, entertainment, silent auction, and raffle. Info:
June 23: Community Bingo at Beach Arms Retirement Residence, 505 Kingston Rd., 1:15 p.m. Coffee, tea, snacks. All cash prizes. Reserve with Kathy Giroux at 416-698-0414
June 24: Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club Open House at Brimley Road South, at the lake (follow the signs), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Part of Ontario Sailing “Get Out on the Water 2018”. Sailboat rides, BBQ. See our Sailing School. Info:, 416-676-7203
June 24: 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,
June 28: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Book Club” starring Jane Fonda, 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 1: Canada Day at RCL Branch 73, 2 Robinson Ave. (off Danforth Ave.). Doors open 12:30 p.m., BBQ sales begin at 1 p.m. Music by Soulmates. All ages welcome.
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
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! June 26 is last event until Tuesday, Sept. 4. Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956
Tuesdays: ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’ Dance Class at Beach United Church (Meeting Room 1 – fully accessible facility), 140 Wineva Ave., 1-2 p.m. Program runs to June 26. 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. $60 for each 6-week term or $12 per 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
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
Saturdays: Entertainment at Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 7:30-11:30 p.m. Come out and meet old friends, make new ones, have a good time and enjoy the music! •June 16 – Joe Tucker •June 23 – Gary Peters •June 30 – Lloyd Young
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
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. •June 28 – Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 16 Lockwood Rd. •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
Farmers’ Markets •Leslieville, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: •East Lynn, Thursdays 3-7 p.m. Info:•Market 55 @ Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Sundays 9am-1pm. Info:
June at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill) •Hello Dolly Paintings by Maria Modopoulos, June 7-24. Opening reception Thursday, June 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 2-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon-4 p.m. and also by chance (open lots) & by appointment. Info: 416-200-5551,,
Bard in the Park presents William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Kew Gardens, June 12-16 at 7 p.m., June 16 & 17 at 2 p.m. Info:
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,,,
Scarborough Players presents “I Hate Hamlet,” a comedy by Paul Rudnick at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd., until June 16. Tickets $24 adults, discounts for students and seniors are available. Info: Box Office 416-267-9292. Online tickets available at
Toronto Contra Dance at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., 7-10:30 p.m. Caller-led social dancing from the Scots-Irish and French Canadian traditions, often with a modern twist. Pick your price somewhere between $7 and $20. Children 16 and under are free. Info:,
Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen at Grant A.M.E. Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. •Pantry Days: June 14, July 12 & 26 from 4-6 p.m.; June 30 (Canada Day Celebration) from 2-6 p.m. No soup kitchen in July. Info: 416-690-5169
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. •Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies, 2-4 p.m. Cinematic classics, new releases, foreign films and documentaries. June 13 – The Country Girl (1954); June 20 – Little Women (1933) •June 13: The Importance of Canada’s National Parks, 7 p.m. •June 16: Daily Poetics, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Learn how poetry can be used as a healer and motivator. •June 16: Shakespeare Readers, 2-4 p.m. •June 19: Historical Mysteries – more than just playing dress-up with your characters!, 2-3:30 p.m., with Caro Soles. •June 20: Drug Discovery – Benchtop to Pillbox, 7-8 p.m. •June 27: The Creation of Canada’s First National Urban Park, 7-8 p.m. Info: 416-393-7703
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •June 19: NFB Documentary Film ‘Hadwin’s Judgement”, 6:30 p.m. •June 28: Film Thursday ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, 2 p.m. Info: 416-393-7783
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •June 23: Summer Reading Club Launch Party, 2-3 p.m. Info: 416-393-7717,, Library is wheelchair accessible.
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •June 20: Senior Fire Safety, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June is Safety Awareness Month! Toronto Fire Services members will be available to discuss senior fire safety such as smoke alarms, kitchen fire safety, careless smoking, use of candles, emergency planning, and general fire prevention. Info: 416-393-7700
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •June 23: Basic Bike Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Learn safety checks, pumping tires, tightening brakes, lubing chain and more from Cycle Toronto. Space limited. Call to register. Info: 416-396-8940
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. •Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Program & Nursery at 10:30) •Wednesdays: Mid-week Service, 10:30 a.m. All welcome. Info: Church Office 416-691-2222,
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 Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All welcome! •Regular Sunday Worship Service held at 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. June Worship Theme: “Earth-born and Rainbow-hued - Celebrating Pride Month” •June 14: Karaoke Night, 7-9 p.m. Free event featuring light food and drinks, and learn how to sing acoustic and karaoke-style jazz, pop & all your favs! For ages 13-29. Register by June 3 at •June 17: Community Clean-Up! 10:30-12:30. Join Beach United to support and clean-up the community. Plant a flower to show your support of PRIDE month! Open to all community members. Register by June 3 at •June 23: Blood Donor Clinic, 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. Info: 416-691-8082, Find us on Facebook and Instagram