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


July 20: Toronto East Rotary Club Blues Festival at the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. BBQ, beer terrace, music and entertainment (Danny Marks and the BluzFM Allstars) at this family-friendly event. All money raised will support community organizations. Info:
July 25: Free Seniors’ Movie – “Late Night” starring Emma Thompson, at The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E. Doors open 10 a.m., movie starts at 10:30 a.m. Presented by ReMax Hallmark – Share & Shep Sheppard.
July 25: Help Remove Invasive Burdock at Ashbridge’s Bay Park, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Meet at the parking lot entrance, and bring gloves.
July 27: Historical Walk with Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. This Kingston Road walk, dedicated to the late Ted Randall, starts at the southwest corner of Victoria Park Ave. and Danforth, and ends at Main Street.
Aug. 5: Civic Holiday Celebration at RCL Branch 73, 2 Robinson Ave. Outdoor patio, BBQ, music. Info: 416-691-4763
Aug. 8: Active Senior’s Day Event at Kew Gardens, foot of Lee Ave., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Games, fitness, lunch, entertainment, gardening workshop (additional fee), line dancing, and bingo. Presented by Community Centre 55 and Beaches Recreation Centre. Cost $2 (lunch included). Registration and info: 416-691-1113,
Aug. 10: Historical Walk with Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Meet at Kippendavie & Queen and walk along Queen St. to Kingston Rd.
Aug. 11: Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 8-9:30 a.m. This community event is a collaboration between Beach United Church and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. The one hour session will be led by Christine McMulkin and Cassandra Cornaccia, followed by a 30 minute breakfast. All are welcome, no registration required. Info:
Aug. 11: The Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 2 acres of green space to explore. Food, beer, music & vintage & handcrafted goods. Info:
Aug. 16: Deadline for 2019 ‘Beach Citizen of the Year’ nominations. Do you know a local hero? They could be the next Citizen of the Year. Submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. Visit or call 416-691-1113 for nomination forms and more info.
Aug. 17, 18: Jamaica Summer Games and Wellness Festival at Ashbridges Bay, dawn to dusk. This music, sport, entertainment and cultural event features yoga, sports activities, a Caribbean market, and more. Proceeds go to to build schools in Jamaica. Info:
Aug. 24: Historical Walk with Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala, 1 p.m. Ashbridge Estate: meet at Woodfield Rd. and Queen Street.
Sept. 30: Osteoporosis Support & Information Group Meeting at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham Rd.), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Vieth. Topic: Further Research Concerning Osteoporosis. All 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:
Thursdays: Danforth Mental Wellness Group at Neighbourhood Link, 3036 Danforth Ave. (at Vic Pk), 6-7 p.m. Peers helping peers with issues affecting mental health. 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
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
Toronto Seniors Helpline offers support and information, 365 days a year, about Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day programs, crisis services, at-home care such as nursing and personal support, phone counselling, and caregiver resources. Call 416-217-2077, 1-877-621-2077, TTY 1-844-946-1700
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:
Canadian Federation of University Women, Scarborough Branch. Since 1960 we have been active in promoting women’s rights and education in Scarborough. As part of a national and international organization our purpose is to pursue knowledge, promote education, improve the status of women and human rights, and to participate actively in public affairs. We also enjoy participating in small interest groups: books, bridge, theatre, gourmet lunch, etc. We welcome any woman who shares the purpose of the organization. New members are welcome! We meet monthly from September-May on the 3rd Monday at Knox United Church, Education building, 2569 Midland Ave. Info: Janet Holt 416-293-8822
Beach Interfaith Outreach Summer Lunches, drop-in, Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults in the community are invited for soup, sandwiches and fellowship. •July 18 – St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. •Aug. 15 – Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave. •Sept. 19 – Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Info: 416-691-6869
Beaches Jazz Festival •July 19-21: TD Main Stage performances at Woodbine Park •July 25-27: StreetFest along Queen St. E. (Beech to Woodbine) •July 26-28: OLG Main Stage performances at Woodbine Park. Info:
Clean, Green & Beautiful Award, presented by Community Centre 55, honours a community member who has helped make a difference through a project or initiative on an outdoor public space. Nomination forms and more info available at or 416-691-1113. Deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Movie Nights in the Park, presented by the Beach Village BIA. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m., movies start at dusk (9-9:30 p.m.) •July 17 – Mary Poppins Returns (Kew Gardens) •July 24 – Beetlejuice (Ivan Forrest) •July 31 – Spiderman into the Spiderverse (Kew Gardens) •August 7 – The Sandlot (Ivan Forrest) •August 14 – Pitch Perfect 3 (Kew Gardens) •August 21 – First Man (Ivan Forrest) •August 28 – Crazy Rich Asians (Kew Gardens). Info:
Music in the Park, presented by the Beach Village BIA, at Kew Gardens (Queen St. E. & Lee Ave.), 2-4 p.m. •July 21: Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost •Aug. 4: Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra •Aug. 11: The Arsenals •Aug. 18: Whiskey Jack •Aug. 25: David Leask. Info:
The Danny Loves Music Series, presented by the Danforth Mosaic BIA, Wednesdays in July, 6-9 p.m. •July 17: The Lesters •July 24: Michelle Rumball •July 31: The East of the River Show (special start time 5 p.m.). Info:
Hatha Yoga with Antoinette, foot of Maclean Ave., on the beach. Meditation Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7 a.m.; Wednesday, Thursday 7 p.m.
The Members’ Show at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., July 17-Aug. 3. Reception: July 20, 3-6 p.m. Info:, 416-778-0923
Jazzfest Group Show at Studio 888, 2359 Queen St. E. (foot of Spruce Hill), July 24, 25 and 28 from 1-5 p.m., July 26 and 27 from 1-11 p.m. All local artists: Celine Cimon, Linsay Cornfield, Donna Gordon, Nina Hod, Christina Kostoff, Karin McLean, Lori Molnar, Marlene Pape, Liz Russ, Felicity Somerset, Sheila Thompson, Donna Volden, Karen Volden, Gail Williams, Gerry Withey. Info: 416-200-5551,,
All voices wanted – sing with us. Toronto Beach Chorale, entering its 12th season, is an adult concert choir of up to 65 voices under the direction of founding artistic director Mervin William Fick. Singers share a passion for great classical choral music and a strong commitment to engaging the community in musical experiences. TBC presents a season of three to four formal concerts and participates in community and charitable events in the East End and elsewhere. Voice placements/auditions are held in September and January. The ability to read music is strongly recommended. Contact David Garde at 416-699-6634 or Info:
The Psychic is In! Live Entertainment at Juice & Java, 2102 Queen St. E. (at Wineva), some weekdays plus most Sundays, 10 a.m.-ish to close (6 p.m.), until the end of July or August. Great food, great shops to walk-about. Kid-friendly. Psychic Medium, Tarot, Astrology. Text or vx 647-449-5920, email,
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
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. (corner of Kingston Rd. and Wood Glen Rd.) Summer Services: Can’t get to church on Sundays in the summer? Join us on Tuesdays for worship from July 2- August 27 at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome! We have a special concert with the Lost Pilgrims on August 27 with dinner at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Queen St. E. at Silver Birch Ave. •Sunday Services throughout the summer are at 9:30 a.m. (with Nursery). There is also a Sunday evening service at 7 p.m. until Sept. 1 •Mid-week service is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer. All welcome. Info: 416-691-2222,
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. All Welcome. Working together to nurture inclusive communities! •Summer Worship Sundays, 10:30 am. Nursery care & children’s activity time provided. •Gardening Group. We welcome any and all who would like to join us in tending the church garden: July 20 at 9:30 am; July 23 at 7 pm. Even if you can only attend one of the sessions – every set of hands helps! •July 21: Children@ Beach: BUC Family Beach Day at Leuty Lifeguard Station, Kew Beach, 10.30 a.m.-noon. A day to wonder in awe at all things wind and sky! Kite flying, paper plane building, bubble blowing and more. Mindful meditation for families: breathing, flying visualization and gentle movement (bring a towel or yoga mat). Light refreshments provided. Please register at Info: Find us on Facebook and Instagram.
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. Our wonderful music program includes special monthly Musical Sunday Services (the last Sunday of each month). Also home to the Bluffs Food Bank, Toby’s Place (a safe space for LGBTQ2S+ Youth) and Dorothy’s Place (serving LGBTQ+ seniors). 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,
Grant AME Church, 2029 Gerrard St. E. •Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen in conjunction with the Daily Bread Food Bank, Fridays 5-8 p.m. A hot meal is also served. •There will be no Soup Kitchen for the month of July. The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, August 17th from 3-6 p.m. 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. July 17 – The Blue Dahlia (1946); July 24 – Kiss Me Kate (1953); July 31 – On the Beach (1959) •July 20: Shakespeare Readers Club, 2-4 p.m. Have fun reading ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ aloud. Drop in. •Aug. 1: Book Club, 7 p.m. ‘The Film Club’ by David Gilmour •Sept. 5: Book Club, 7 p.m. ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery •Oct. 3: Book Club, 7 p.m. ‘Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic’ by Alison Bechdel. Info: 416-393-7703
Gerrard Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard St. E. •Aug. 23: Red Cross Babysitting Course, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., for students 11-15. $60 includes taxes, materials and textbooks. Registration required. Info: 416-393-7717
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. •Film Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. July 25 – Shoplifters. Info: 416-393-7783
Taylor Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. •Aug. 8: Learn Backcountry Camping Basics, 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 416-396-8940
Main Street Library, 137 Main St. •July 18: Job Interview Preparation for Stay-At-Home Parents, 6:30 p.m. 416-393-7700
S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. •Aug. 7: Comic Arts Workshop with Kean Soo, 4-5:30 p.m. For ages 13-19. Registration required. Info: 416-396-397