CreateTO and the City of Toronto are beginning the process to redevelop the Danforth Garage 5 acre site, located at Danforth and Coxwell. Come out tonight to the first public meeting and learn more about the Danforth Garage Master Planning Study process, meet the city’s team, and provide feedback on the Draft Guiding Principles.

Date: Tuesday July 17, 2018

Time: Open House 5:30-6:30pm

Presentation & Discussion 6:30-9:30pm

Location: Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave at the corner of Main.

The Danforth Garage site’s anchor tenants are the TTC, the Toronto Police Services, and the Toronto Public Library. The purpose of the study is to create a a master plan that accommodates the needs of the three anchor tenants, as well as the local community. This site could become a catalyst for regeneration and place-making in our community.

Bring your neighbour and find out more tonight!

More info is available at www.danforthgarage.com


We are excited to have four local organizations at the market this week.

  • Fresh Paint Studio will be in the Kids’ Tent with a spin art activity and pet rock painting from 4:30pm-6:15pm.Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe is a creative community space focused on nurturing creative ideas and sparking artistic imagination in both kids and adults. You can find them on Instagram and Twitter: FreshpaintstudioTO and on Facebook
  • East End Family Wellness will be in our Community Wellness tent. Recently opening their doors at 1250 Woodbine Ave, this clinic offers chiropractic, massage therapy and naturopathic care. From newborns to grandparents, they will provide you with knowledge, resources, and a variety of services that allow your family to grow and thrive.  Stop by their tent to check out a few of the fun exercises they’ve brought to help with brain development for kids and the young at heart!  Also be sure to fill out a ballot for their gift basket giveaway!Find them at on Facebook or on their website
  • The Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a multi-faith spiritual congregation will be in attendance as well. They are online at NUUC.ca
  • Ward 32 Spokes will be on hand from 3-6:30 to do light tune-ups on your bike.
And finally, here is some inspiration for your market dinner care of market organizer Rebecca: Salad strawberries from Godelie, arugula from Schoolgrown, spinach and ricotta crepes, fresh bread with fennel hummus and a rose from 13th Street.

Market meal inspiration.

Send us your market meal via Facebook or leave a comment below and we’ll share in one of our upcoming blogs.
The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 7 – October 11 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

This Saturday July 7th, from 10am to 10pm, you are in for a treat! Grab a friend or two and head down to Danforth Avenue to enjoy a neighbourhood street party. Leave your car at home! 👣 🚲 Danforth Avenue will be closed all day/evening between West Lynn Avenue and Woodbine. Bring a chair and a water bottle and plan to stay… cause we’ll be dancing, 🎵 dancing in the street 🎶.

This day long party kicks off with a Teddy Bear 🐻 Picnic hosted by DECA from 10am to noon. Bring a blanket, and a snack, or pick up some street food from Face to Face Games. Don’t forget your favourite bear 🐾. We’ll have free activities: Games & prizes 🍭, stories and face painting! We’ll also have a free water bottle refilling station. And just for fun, there will be a puppet show at 11:30 am, courtesy of the Danforth Mosaic BIA and a giant bubble demonstration one the sidewalk outside Silly Goose from 11am-noon. To find the Teddy Bear Picnic, look for a life sized bear and grass sprouting on Danforth 🌸. We will be picnicking on Danforth Avenue!

Check out the day’s jam packed schedule:

10am – noon: Teddy Bear Picnic
11:30am: Puppet Show
1:30pm: Pink Room Dancers
2-5pm: Ward 32 Spokes Free Bike 🚲 Tune Ups

There’s also a Sidewalk Sale, Beer 🍺 Garden, Bouncy Castle, Live Mural Painting Event, and more!

12pm noon: Tommy Hawks & The Outlaw Surfers
2:30pm: Viper’s Cloud
5pm: Quincy Bullen Band
8pm: Kilowatt Band

This family-friendly community event will be fun for all ages – everyone is welcome to come dance and picnic on the Danforth!

Presented by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Danforth Mosaic BIADanforth East Community Association – DECASauce on the Danforth, and East End Arts.

Please feel free to share this blog post or the Facebook Event Page. The more the merrier!

Didn’t want today to pass without reminding you about the East York Canada Day Festival – midway, beer garden, and the parade! There are many other things happening locally as well, so read on and mark your calendars. Please see posters and links below for info!

East York Canada Day Festival

For more info visit: http://www.eycdc.ca or https://www.facebook.com/events/464965103901816/?ti=icl

The Danny Loves Music Concert Series – Wednesdays

The Danny Loves Music Series in East Lynn Park is back, every Wednesday in July from 6pm – 9pm! Free! Local food and drink for sale as well. – July 04: The Pursuit of Happiness – The Danny Loves Music Series- July 11: Soular – The Danny Loves Music Series- July 18: Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats – The Danny Loves Music Series- July 25: The Silver Corderos – The Danny Loves Music Series

Charlie Hope Concert – July 15

Juno award winner Charlie Hope is back touring in Canada this summer and Silly Goose Kids is thrilled to be hosting a concert with her! Get your tickets in store (2054 Danforth) or by calling 647-341-4400.

Danceforth – July 7

Save the date for this street festival happening on Danforth between Woodbine and West Lynn from 10-10! Read the event details here.

Nooks Makers’ Market – July 8


School’s out but there’s always time for stories!  Come by the market at 4pm for storytime with the librarian from the Danforth Coxwell Branch and take home more information on what’s happening at your library this summer.  You can also check out library events on their Facebook page.
Next door to the children’s tent in our Community Wellness tent, you can talk to Emergency Department nurses and Redevelopment Teams from Michael Garron Hospital who will have information on upcoming construction plans.
Our rotating winery guest this week will be an old favourite for many, 13th Street Winery.
Farm-fresh food, good health, and stories — what away to kick off the summer!
The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 7 – October 11 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

DECA Pride is happy to be hosting the 3rd annual DECA PRIDE @ The Market on June 21st from 3-7pm.

As always, the East Lynn Farmers’ Market is all about supporting the farmers. This week we are layering on a Pride celebration in honour of our thriving east end LGBTQ+ community and all of the wonderful allies who also live here. Pride isn’t just a downtown thing – join us as we bring Pride to the east end!

Over the course of the afternoon, we’ll have the amazing facepainters, pride-themed arts and crafts with Silly Goose Kids and Create Art Studio and we’re happy to welcome back the Coe Hill Girls, who will perform from about 5-6pm.

The winery on hand will be Chateau des Charmes, and some of the farmers and vendors may even have some pride-themed specials just for us!

Facebook event is here in case you want to invite others.

This event is sponsored by Steve’s Quality Meats and Deli (1938 Danforth). Steve’s approached DECA Pride last year asking how they can support us, and this is their second year sponsoring our market event! Steve’s is right across the street from East Lynn Park, so be sure go by any day for amazing cuts of meat, deli meat, cheeses, prepared food and hot food to go! You will not be sorry that you did.

If you are looking to take it to the next level, stop into Silly Goose on your way over and grab some of their Pride gear – kids clothes, buttons, and other treasures. Or buy some of the other high quality toys, crafts, baby goods and other fun stuff!

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Create Art Studio is a newish Danforth East business located just eat of Coxwell and they have classes for kids, youth, and adults as well as PA Day and summer camps and after-school programs. Oh, and they do birthday parties and wine nights too! Thanks to Jen and the Create team for helping us celebrate Pride!

Last but not least, thanks to corbin creative for designing the poster – another amazing local business.

DECA Pride was started by DECA to bring together the east end LGBTQ+ community and create spaces and events right here in the east end where we live. Allies are always welcome. For more information or to join the DECA Pride email list, visit DECA.to/Pride or send us an email.


More Farmers’ Market Info

We still need DECA Booth volunteers for the Market season, which means you sit at the DECA table and help out as needed, mostly with chatting with people. At our market, we cook for our farmers thanks to our team of volunteer cooks.  Dinners can been as simple or as elaborate as you wish – no matter what they are always appreciated. Click on the links above to learn more or click here to send our market volunteers an email

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 7 – October 11 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

Our first week of the market was a spectacular day — everyone and their toddler was out to enjoy the sunshine and picnic on fresh strawberries and french fries in the park.  How do we top that?
This week for our grand opening, we will have more food and more fun for the whole family.  Here are the activities we have lined up:
  • HOOP ZONE: Join in with Hoopersonic from 3:30-5:30 p.m. HooperSonic (est. 2015) is the brightly coloured, fun and friendly, business baby of Toronto Beaches resident Amy MacCutchan; Mom boss, chief hula hooper, and fabulous fitness cheerleader. She has been happily hoop dancing her way around town since 2011.
  • KIDS’ ART TIME: The lovely team from Create Art Studio will be in the face paint tent at 4:30 p.m. Create Art Studio is a welcoming community art school encouraging creative exploration for kids, teens, and adults through classes, workshops, events and more! Check out their website to find programming.
  • TABLETOP GAMING: From 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Face to Face Games will be running Table Tabletop fun for the whole family.
  • COMMUNITY WELLNESS BOOTH: We welcome back Pegasus Studio this week.  Pegasus is a dance and art studio dedicated to creating a safe and creative space from children to grow and learn. They want their students to have success in dance and life and love having a strong community focus. We don’t teach kids to make great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids.

And, the winery this week will be 13th Street .



Culinary volunteer Angela delivers meals to the farmers

Volunteering at the Farmers’ Market

If you’d like to get involved, we’re always looking for more volunteers as DECA Booth Volunteers, which basically means you get to chat with a lot of great people each week.  And of course, our market is legendary for the warm and welcoming meals that we provide to our farmers.  Each week a volunteer or team of culinary volunteer cooks prepares dinner for the people that bring us fresh, local food each week.  It’s our way of saying thanks.  Click on the links above to learn more or contact market@deca.to for other ways to contribute.

The original market volunteers still supporting the market after 10+ years – Alison, Mary-Margaret and Rebecca, also known as the Farmalicous Femmes.


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 7 – October 11 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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