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


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
July 17-26: Virtual Beaches Jazz Festival at and, 6 p.m. We’re going virtual! Join us for the 32nd Annual Virtual Beaches International Jazz Festival, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital front line workers. 9 days of incredible free virtual performances, workshops, lectures and so much more! Grab your favourite drink and festival snack and get ready for nine days of unreal programming...all from the comfort of your own home! The Virtual Festival will be streamed online on our website,, YouTube, Facebook Live and IGTV. Info:
July 19, Aug. 9, Sept. 13: The Leslieville Flea is back in person this summer at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., plus a virtual market @leslievilleflea July 13- July 18. Shop from a curated selection of handcrafted, vintage and artisanal items. Stroll 3 acres of Ashbridges Estates grounds, reconnect with your favourite vendors and check out what's new. Note: To ensure the health and safety of visitors and vendors, we will be implementing physical distancing measures as well as the use of masks and sanitizer. Info:
Sept. 8: Community Centre 55 AGM at 97 Main St., 7 p.m. The Annual General Meeting of the members of Community Centre 55 will be held for the purpose of considering and taking action with respect to the following: to approve the financial statements of Community Centre 55 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019; to receive our Program report; and to fill three vacancies on the Board of Management. For additional information, please contact Debbie Visconti, Executive Director, Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113 ext. 225. Please note we are having a pre AGM barbecue at 6 p.m. sharp and we would love to have you there.
Beach Guild of Fine Art Online Art Show at Show runs to Aug. 31. Info:
Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. •The Members’ Show, July 29-Aug. 16 •Jyne Greenley: Styx & Stones IV with a Touch of Co(r)vid, Aug. 19-Sept. 6. Shows dates/times subject to change. Info: 416-778-0923,
Essentia Toronto, 2180 Queen St. E., is Proudly Local. Join us as we celebrate our 11-year anniversary in the Beaches. It has been a privilege to be part of such a great community and we’re looking forward to 11 more! We will be celebrating while being COVID19 safe. Masks are required and social distancing measures in effect.
Variety Food Drive at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave. Donate a non-perishable food item Monday to Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. until the end of July. Info:
Gallery 888, 2359 Queen St. E. Open by chance and by appointment •Beach artist Lori Molnar’s luscious Watercolours. Info: •Artwork by Liz Russ. Big clearance, no tax, unique opportunity. 50-75% off. Linoprints, watercolours, acrylics. Framed and unframed. All originals, mostly by Liz Russ. Info:
Beach Interfaith Outreach Lunches for Adults. Bag lunches will be available at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Wednesdays at Beach Hebrew Institute and Thursdays at Beach United Church, through June. Summer lunches are as follows: July 21 - 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas; August 18 - 11 a.m. at Beach Hebrew Institute; September 15 - 11 a.m. at Beach United. The form of the lunch will depend on the virus situation at the time. Info: 416-691-6869
Grant-full Food & Fellowship. In view of COVID-19, Grant-full Food & Fellowship Soup Kitchen at 2029 Gerrard St. East is open on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm until further notice. Anyone in need of free groceries is welcome. Please line up, respect social distancing and wait until you are invited in to be served. Info: 416-690-5169
Beaches Mental Wellness Group. Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at Info:
Danforth Mental Wellness Group Join us most days for a free video support group run through ZOOM. Sign up and get details at Info:
Toronto Seniors Helpline: 416-217-2077
Toronto Public Health: 416-338-7600
Toronto COVID-19 info:
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen St. E. Info:
Gamblers Anonymous. If you or a family member are struggling with gambling, Gamblers Anonymous is there to HELP. Call: 1(855) 222-5542 or visit
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.
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. Info: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. Info: 416-691-9682,
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. (3 blocks W of Victoria Pk. Ave.). Info: 416-699-6091
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. (Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.). Info: 416-694-4081,
St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St. (W. of Midland, N. of Kingston Rd.). Info:
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:
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 43 Kimberley Ave. (at Swanwick Ave.). Info: 416-699-6512,,
St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. (one block east of Warden). Info:
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. (S of Queen). Info:, 416-699-5871
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. (corner of Kingston Rd. and Wood Glen Rd.). Find us: or
St. John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd. (2 blocks E of Main St.). Info: 416-698-1105,,
Corpus Christi Parish, 1810 Queen St. E. Info: 416-694-0382,
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd. (S of Gerrard, W of Coxwell). Info:, 416-686-6809
Salvation Army East Toronto, 107 Cedarvale Ave. Info: 416-467-7416
Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen St. E. Info: 416-699-6631,
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 beginning at 11 a.m. For more info: 416-694-3054,, or
Beach Hebrew Institute, 109 Kenilworth Ave. Info: 416.694.7942,