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Happy Earth Day (one day early)!

Celebrate by pitching in at a local park. Here is a list of clean-ups in Ward 31 and see below for a fun clean-up/bonfire at Stephenson Park.

Keep reading for more on Record Store Day at Press!

Friends of Stephenson Park Cleanup – 11am-3pm

Bonfire 🔥 & marshmallows ready at about 12:30. They will have waste bags for the clean & will also tackle the Community Gardens and by the stairs at the end of Stephenson. 😊
Once you’ve cleaned and celebrated the Earth, celebrate Record Store Day! 

Save the date!


A few save the dates:

Our annual #DanforthEast Yard Sale will be June 10! Stay tuned for sign-up info.

Next public DECA Board meeting is April 20 from 7:30-9:30. The location is Sarah’s Cafe and Bar, in the back room, 1426 Danforth Ave at the corner of Monarch Park.

We’ll be hosting a meet & greet beforehand on April 20 from 7-7:30 for anyone who wants to come to do any/all of the following: say hello, chat about the neighbourhood, learn more about volunteer opportunities, sign up to be a member! Please email us to let us know you plan to come.

June 1st will be the opening of the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market! 

A few community events

A couple of community events that you’re invited to that we’ve been asked to post. 

LEN Farewell Party (April 15)

Christal and David are moving themselves and their fab business to Hamilton and are throwing a community a good-bye party! Come to Sauce’s back patio (Sauce is at 1376 Danforth) on April 15 from 7pm on. 


RSVP to their Facebook event if you’re planning to go. 

Dentonia Park Nursey School  – Open House (April 1)

Visit 140 Dawes with your 2-4 year old from 10am-noon on April 1 for crafts, activities and snacks and to meet the teachers and other parents. If you enroll in their morning-only program you will get 50% off the registration fee. 


This program is slightly out of the DECA boundaries but they are in danger of closing due to low enrolment, so we are helping to spread the word. 

Click on their Facebook event for details. 

You can also read this Beach Metro article for more info. 

Lots happening around the neighbourhood. Be sure to follow your faves on social media to keep on top of sales and events!

Book Shop Brass @ Press (free concert!) Friday, March 24, 7pm | 2442 Danforth, across from Sobey’s

Such a great thing to have more live music in our neighbourhood. Press has said that there will be treats and refreshments for all. Kicks off at 7pm and this is a family-friendly event. 

Click here for a video sneak preview!

No really, watch the video. It’s awesome. 

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DECA Pride “Last Sunday”, March 26 from 3:30-5:30pm @ Time Capsule Board Game Cafe | 2183 Danforth (east of Woodbine)

Come and have a drink, play a game, meet some LGBTQ+ neighbours and/or just hang out. Allies are also welcome.
This month we will also be looking for people to step forward to volunteer to help with future DECA Pride events/activities that *could* include: social events (time and place tbd), Pride @ the East Lynn market in June, fundraising to support LGBTQ+ refugees and [insert your great idea here!]. We need a more people to help in order to be sustainable as a group so now is your chance! 

Light snacks on DECA and Time Capsule waives the gaming fees for us. 


Click here to be added to the DECA Pride mailing list or here to join the fb page

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LOCAL SALES!

Silly Goose Kids – Goode-Bye Winter sale! (Mar 24-26) | 2054 Danforth 

Old’s Cool – weekend sale (Mar 25-26) | 250 Westlake @ Lumsden 

30% off many of their unique & handmade goods all day on Saturday & Sunday. 


See their post here!

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LEN: Democratic purveyors of fine art & beautiful things – 20% off entire store until March 31 | 698 Coxwell Ave


See their fb post here

You may have heard that LEN will be relocating to Hamilton at the end of April, so be sure to stop in and show them some love for so many years of #DanforthEast love! 

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VII Design & Gifts – 20-50% off until March 31 | 1434 Danforth Ave


MARCH MADNESS Customer Appreciation event! Enjoy savings of 20% to 50% off everything in our store until March 31, 2017!  Including: Pillows, vases, giftware, jewelry, blankets and throws, felted bags, scarves, “shoe chairs” and more.

See their post here!

St. Patrick’s Day at the Firkin

For live music, free giveaways, Irish stew and green beer, walk over to the Firkin on Danforth to join the festivities!

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Grab your girlfriends and have a fun night out at

Broad Lingerie’s First Birthday Party & Fundraiser

Saturday, March 25th
6 – 9 p.m.
1763 Danforth Ave
$10

$5 from each ticket will go to the Red Door Family Shelter

Celebrate a local business turning one at this women-only event.

We’ve ordered some gorgeous new lingerie especially for the party, and as our guest you’ll be the first to get a crack at them. We’ll have a special one-night-only 30% discount on everything in store. You’ll also enjoy drinks and snacks on us, including tasty, tasty beer from Beau’s. And did I mention there’s a burlesque performance? You won’t want to miss it!

Get your tickets before they’re sold out!

 

It’s Fresh Paint + Fresh Beer night at the Studio!

Discover your inner artist with a beer tasting and a guided painting session. There’s no experience necessary! You will be guided step-by-step to recreate the painting of the evening.

Each guest will enjoy a special beer tasting presented by Muskoka Brewery.

Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45
1849 Danforth Ave

We will supply the canvas, paint and beer – you just have to relax, have fun and create.

Register Today. Spaces are limited!

For more information, contact info@freshpaintstudio.ca or call 647-927-0764
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Melanie’s Bistro 9th Birthday Celebration!

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The Danforth East Community Association (DECA) is

Looking for Artisans

for this year’s juried outdoor arts and crafts fair

Online applications are due
March 31, 2017

Apply Now!

For further information, visit the Danforth East Arts Fair website.

The Danforth East Arts Fair provides artists with a unique opportunity to showcase and sell their work. Our vibrant community is filled with new families, established homeowners and creative folks who are eager to support local artists.  Our neighbourhood event has drawn coverage and rave reviews from media and blogs.  Don’t miss out!

So Many Parks

It is March and it is cold, very cold, but the days are slowly lengthening, hinting that spring may be just around the corner. With the sun comes heat, greenery, and time spent outside at the park. While East Lynn Park is the hub of our community there are many other parks in the area; each park has a “little special something” that makes it worth visiting.   In anticipation of, or perhaps while dreaming of, warmer weather we are taking a moment to highlight some of the other DECA community parks.

Stephenson Park

On the eastern edge of DECA’s boundary, Stephenson Park (61 Stephenson Avenue) has committed park family and their love of the park shows. Over the past five years the park has undergone many improvements includinstephenson.jpgg new playground equipment, a fire pit, beautiful murals on the wading pool and shed, and many new trees. Events in the park have a small town vibe and are held regularly throughout the year. Summer is particularly busy with movie nights, concerts, bonfires, ultimate, and yoga in the park. Come out and join the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/339324166192904/

http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/214/

Gledhill Park

Gledhill Park (125 Gledhill Avenue) is another well maintained park with a strong neighborhood network. The park is entirgledill.jpgely fenced and has a large variety of toys making it ideal for the littlest children. Even better, there is lots of shade and a dragon-shaped splash pad for the hot summer days. The safe environment allows parents to converse while the little ones roam

https://www.facebook.com/groups/901289799958544/

http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/2030/

Oakcrest Parkette

Oakcrest Parkette (30 Oakcrest Avenue) is a smoakcrest.jpgall hidden gem near Woodbine and Danforth. Last fall this little parkette got a much needed facelift that included new playground equipment, a small rock climbing wall, and new trees.
The parkette is dog friendly; it is an unleashed area during certain times of the day. Another great feature is the wading pool; it is in the sun, meaning the water is warm, and it is quieter than other parks making it a great spot for a quick dip in the summer months.

http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/236/

 

Merrill Bridge Road Park

Merrill Bridge Road Park (1 East Lynn Avenue) is an off-leash dog park bordering the ravine. It is great place if you have a dog, or merrill bridge.jpga small child who likes to watch dogs,
but the best part is a little path at the west
end of the park that leads through a ravine that follows the tracks. There is a stairway down into the ravine and a short path that is frequently muddy, but the trees surround you, you can hear the water from the small creek, and you forget you are in the city for a moment or two.

http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/134/

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