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Ten years ago, a local mom on parental leave joined the newly-formed DECA Board with an idea about a community arts fair in East Lynn Park. It was an incredible event that year (2009), and we are so proud to announce the details of the upcoming 10th Annual Danforth East Community Arts Fair #decaf18!

Volunteers have been working all year to bring this special event our neighbourhood, Enjoy local art, food, live music, kids’ activities, and art demonstrations from students at local art schools. Admission is free! Make sure to invite your friends from outside of our ‘hood to make them understand just how awesome this neighbourhood is.

About #DECAF18

  • Featuring the artwork of 55 artists, both new and returning, ours is one of the largest not-for-profit arts fairs in Toronto
  • 100% volunteer-run by the Danforth East Community Association (DECA)
  • You’ll find pieces for $5 and for over $1000 so no matter your budget or your taste. there will be something for everyone
  • All the info you need is on the DECAF website, DECA-Arts.ca – exhibitors list is here
  • Dedicated social media pages for DECAF – Facebook and Insta – where the artists and their work are being featured in regular posts

Our Generous Sponsors

We are so grateful to these incredible people/businesses in our community who have sponsored this year’s event!

Kids Activities

For kids, there will be free crafts for kids, provided by DeSerres, Silly Goose Kids, & Pegasus Studios.


And when you get hungry, the food vendors will be: Magic Oven, Pomarosa, Celena’s Bakery, East of York,  Taste the Tornado, and Sweet Serendipity!

Stay tuned…

Stay tuned for a full schedule of the music and activities! The countdown is on – two more weeks!

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In case you missed it, the Danforth East Art Fair ran for its 7th year a couple of weekends ago. (Here’s the wonderful poster to remind you!)

DECAF 2015 mailer

This is one of the larger events that DECA organizes in East Lynn Park each year, and it takes an entire team to bring 65 of your neighbourhood artists together for the weekend.  Our volunteers spend countless hours of their own time to pull off this extraordinary community event.

DECA would like to thank Melanie Ramsay, Melissa Peretti, Julie Glick and Shauna Rempel who continue to take on the challenge of the Arts Fair year after year, and who do it so successfully.

Thanks also to returning volunteers Corinne McCabe, Fernand Ciraco and Dana McCullough (of local Ciraco Framers fame), Dan and Jane Davis-Munro, Jodi Shanoff, Anita Schretlen, Sheri Hebdon, Alison McMurray and Linda Ballantyne.

This year we had a few stand out NEW volunteers. A big shout out to Caroline Starr, Janice Peters, Erica Schaub and our two student volunteers, Sydney Burns and Julian Morris. All of these volunteers came out just to see what was going on, they didn’t know each other, they didn’t know DECA, they just wanted to meet their neighbours and help make our community better. And it was fun!

If you have any interest in volunteering for next year, please send an email to volunteer@deca.to

Thanks also the Arts Fair sponsors:
Bosley Real Estate
Canine Social Company
Toronto Honda/Kia

Here are some great pics from this year’s fair from snapd beach/danforth

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