To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake calendar@beachmetro.com

 

During COVID-19, many community events have been cancelled or postponed. Please visit the groups’ websites or connect with organizers to receive the latest information.
As events start up again, either virtually or in-person, don’t forget to send your info to calendar@beachmetro.com.
Oct. 21: Ivan Forrest Gardens Streetscape Improvements Virtual Public Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. The city will present concept design options for the streetscape improvements. Concept designs were developed through a public engagement process begun in July. Members of the public are invited to ask questions and provide feedback. Registration and info: Toronto.ca/IvanForrestGardens
Oct. 22: Dieppe Park Online Community Consultation, via Zoom 7-8:30 p.m., hosted by Councillor Paula Fletcher. Dieppe Park is in line for upgrades and Councillor Fletcher would like to hear from the community. Register in advance online here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DOoThZNRnyqpYMCR39Dfw. If anyone is unable to join the meeting or if they would like to share their ideas ahead of time, they can send them to: councillor_fletcher@toronto.ca
Nov. 1: Community Environment Day at Bermondsey Drop-Off Depot, 188 Bermondsey Rd., 1-5 p.m. This is a drive-thru event. Residents can drive to different stations to drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal. Drop off electronic waste and household hazardous waste. Donate sporting goods, books, cameras, clothing, linens, eyeglasses and more. Pick up free bagged leaf compost. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Keep two metres from others and wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Info: toronto.ca/environment_days
The Leslieville Flea Virtual Market – Holiday Edition. Every Sunday through Wednesday from Nov. 8 to Dec. 9, three vendors per day will take over the Leslieville Flea Instagram (IG) stories for 2 hours each. Here’s How to shop the Leslieville Holiday flea: 1. Make sure you are following us on Instagram @leslievilleflea. 2. Watch our feed for previews of vendors who will be featured so you can make your list. 3. Tune into our instagram stories each day to see what vendors are selling. Follow the links and prompts from each vendor to make your purchase. All payments and delivery arrangements will be made directly through the vendors. Info: leslievilleflea@gmail.com
Beaches Mental Wellness Group. In-person meetings at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. (see website for COVID details). Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com. Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Danforth Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Peer-to-Peer-Support-Groups/. Info: www.mentalwellness.help
Easing Stress through Everyday Mindfulness: A 4-part 1 hour online workshop series led by Christine Grace McMulkin. As we navigate the waves of global change, including the impact that change is having on our personal and professional lives, mindfulness is an approach that can support us in anchoring in the present moment. Participants will be introduced to a variety of practical every day mindfulness activities and meditations. No meditation experience necessary. Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9-10 a.m. Register with: christine@christinegraceandcommunity.com. Space is limited. Suggested donation $20. Donate at beachunitedchurch.com/about-us/donate. Please type the title of the workshop “Mindfulness Workshop” in the message box.
Masks for Sale. Help support Beach United’s take-away lunch program for those in need by purchasing a few of our beautifully handcrafted masks in washable colourful cottons, adult and child sizes, both fitted or pleated styles. Suggested price: $10 per mask ($2 to cover materials, $8 towards food purchased for meal program). Call or email church office to arrange pick-up. 416-691-8082, office@beachuc.com
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunch Program for adults. Bag lunches at the door will be available from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. •Mondays (except holidays) at Corpus Christie Church (16 Lockwood Rd.) •Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.), co-hosted by St. Aidan’s Anglican Church •Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.). There are no Friday lunches. Info: 416-691-6869
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 2423 Queen St. E. at Silver Birch. Our ministries and programs are continuing, with study groups online, service videos on YouTube, opportunities to meet virtually in small groups, and an eco-spirituality theme for action and learning all year. Find out more on our website: staidansinthebeach.com
Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St. (at Benlamond). Sunday service and mid-week study groups by phone. Call 416-691-4721 for more details. For updates about what is open visit www.calvary-bapist-church.ca
Waverley Road Baptist Church, 129 Waverley Road (N of Queen). This pandemic isn’t keeping us from connecting with one another, even if it’s online, by phone, messaging, or writing cards and letters. So, we welcome you for our Sunday Morning Worship Service! We get together online at www.twitch.tv/waverleyroadbaptist beginning at 11 a.m. For more info: 416-694-3054, info@waverleyroadbaptist.ca, or www.waverleyroad.ca
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen) in the heart of the Beach. Sunday services are continuing remotely at 10am. To join us on Zoom or by phone please visit the church website for more info: www.beacheschurch.org, 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. (corner of Kingston Rd. and Wood Glen Rd.). Find us: www.fallingbrookpresbyterian.com or fboffice@rogers.com
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road. Our weekly worship service is posted on YouTube each Saturday afternoon. Check our website for the weekly link. We have virtual Sunday School each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please email the church for the link. Info: www.kruc.ca, kruc.info@gmail.com
Beach United Church invites you to join minister Karen Dale and music director Steven Webb every Sunday morning at 10:30 am online as they explore the ancient story of Ruth & Naomi and make connections to our own lives. Worship Theme: People of Memory; Oct. 18 - Facebook Live Stream; Oct. 25 - Zoom Sunday Session; Nov. 1 - Facebook Live Stream; Nov. 8 - Remembrance Sunday & Communion - Vimeo recorded worship; Nov. 15 - Facebook Live Stream; Nov 22. - Zoom Sunday Session. To join Zoom sessions contact: Karen@beachuc.com. You do not need a Facebook account to join Live-stream worship. Click on the link below and if a pop-up appears asking you to sign-up, check “not at this time” and you will get through. Here is the link: www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch/live. For more information or to see what else is happening at Beach United please check out our website www.beachunitedchurch.com or find us on Facebook & Instagram.
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). Info: 416-694-4081, www.bbuc.ca