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DECA Pride was started by DECA to bring together the east end LGBTQ+ community and create spaces and events where we live. Allies are welcome.

For more information or to join the DECA Pride email list, visit DECA.to/Pride or send us an email.

Join us on Tuesday, June 12 to celebrate queerness, community and pride at a free reading of Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. 7:30-9:00pm at Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth.

Hosted by co-editor Jane Farrow, we will hear pieces from Kate Zieman, Cathi Bond, Ed Jackson, and Karen B.K. Chan. You can buy a copy of the book for a special price of $20 (cash only). Facebook event here with more info.

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We are also planning our third annual DECA Pride @ The Market on June 21st from 3-7pm, generously sponsored by Steve’s Quality Meats and Deli (1938 Danforth – across the street from East Lynn Park).

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

Shout out to corbin creative for designing the poster.

Happy Pride, Danforth East!

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Two things to tell you about related to children’s books! 

Barbara Reid book reading today! (Nov 12)

As part of their annual Neighbourhood Toy Store Day celebration, Silly Goose Kids will host story time and book signing with famed children’s author, Barbara Reid today, starting at 10:30am. Lots of other activities happening all day long so check out the poster below. You can save the tax all day on books and everything else!



Children’s Book Drive, Nov 19-26

Locally owned and operated children’s book subscription service, Butterfly Books (click link for more info) is organizing a book drive for the children’s book bank, beginning next weeeknd. We’re letting you know about it now so that you can get an early start clearing out your kids’ gently used books.  Several local drop-off locations will be available – see poster for details. 


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Since I’m writing this post in the wee hours of the morning, let’s start with coffee.

Press Coffee Books Coffee Vinyl at 2442 Danforth is offering a free muffin or croissant (while supplies last!) with a coffee purchase on weekdays until Oct 15. A warm, cozy room full of books and records where you can buy serves coffee, tea and snacks! Friends, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

Whether you are on mat leave, working from home, or you just need a good cuppa on your way to the office, Press is worth a visit.

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Follow Press on Facebook and Twitter (@PressDanforth) to catch their hilarious daily signboards!

On Friday, September 23, join the Friends of Stephenson Park and Councillor McMahon for a free concert with the Practically Hip (yes, a Tragically Hip cover band). Summer may officially end on Thursday but this outdoor concert will stretch out the summer fun until at least the end of the week!

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This weekend on Saturday and Sunday at Old’s Cool General Store, 250 Westlake @ Lumsden, they are having their weekly fresh from the farm market, and will be opening up their big side door and selling everything inside. Here’s the event listing for all the details. Make sure to ask Zahra about the storied history of this space  (spoiler alert: it was used as a rehearsal space for some legendary musicians).

Also this weekend, come celebrate Silly Goose Kids’ 5th Birthday! Lots of events, giveaways and no tax all weekend. Congratulations to Shamie and Tracey on reaching this huge milestone! 2054 Danforth

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On Tuesday, September 27, the DECA Board will meet at Time Capsule, 2183 Danforth, from 7:30 until about 9:30pm. If you would like to join us, click here to RSVP by email. We will hold space on the agenda for any questions or ideas that our visitors have, but no pressure at all as listeners are also most welcome.

 

 

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This just in from Sweet Serendipity Bake Shop:

Come on in and warm up with a free small coffee or hot chocolate when you purchase a cookie from March 18 to 27!  We have lots of choices including Chocolate Chip Walnut, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Cranberry and Double Chocolate Chip.



1335 Danforth Avenue   416 837 3254

HOURS: 

Monday & Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday to Friday 10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM


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Free crafts at Silly Goose Kids this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-noon. 





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Free screening!  Filmmaker / Visual Humourist Cameron Tingley presents his series of short live-action films LIFE AS WE KNOW IT at the S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Tuesday, March 24th 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. 




More info on the screening:


Modern society …. we’re all part of it. 

But how often do we step back from the hubbub of daily life to look at it with fresh eyes?

 

With the theatrical troupe The Flying Spot Players, Cameron has produced a collection of short films that offer a humorous yet thought-provoking look at our modern world and the times we live in.

 

Modern life in the developed world is moving at a dizzying pace”, says the filmmaker. We are losing sight of the relationship between our individual actions and the general condition of our culture and our environment. These little movies are meant to put a face on those relationships to help bring the underlying connections and patterns to the fore.”

 

Pollution, advertising, popular culture, electronic communication, consumerism, and social etiquette are some of the topics that are examined in the various films.

 

The program of shorts is interspersed with personal commentary by Cameron about what motivated him to make each movie and how he approaches each subject.

 

For further information please contact Cameron at 416-469-3033  or CTLA@sympatico.ca    Also Facebook:  Flying Spot Players





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A HUGE thank you to Angela Matich and her crew of volunteers for putting together Nov. 29th’s wonderful Festival of Lights. Thanks too to the approximately 1000 (!) of you who came out to East Lynn Park to help celebrate the season and light up the park Danforth East-style! The amazing turnout blew our estimates out of the water, so the hundreds of loots bags (courtesty of Art CaveKids Fun TownOaks & AcornsPegasus Studio & Silly Goose Kids–be sure to check out Silly Goose’s author event with Helaine Becker this Sunday at 10:30. Free cider!) went mighty quickly. So did the 300 cups of delicious hot chocolate donated  by Melanie’s Bistro and the yummy treats provided by Celena’s Bakery. Next year we’ll have more supplies on hand so no one goes empty-handed.

Thank you to the Pegasus Studio Dancers, the East End Music Project Choir for entertaining us, and to Show Pro for the sound equipment. The Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist and LED Hula Hooper lit up the night spectacularly.

A big special thanks to our key sponsors who made this event happen: Sugarmoon (Catch their open house tomorrow, Dec. 10, 11-8pm!) and Corinne McCabe – Bosley Real Estate Broker.

Here are some beautiful shots of the festivities courtesy of local shutterbug Bruce Reeve and DECA’s Sheri Hebdon so you can relive the fun or see what you missed (and mark your calendars for next year!).

Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist wowing the crowds.

Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist wowing the crowds.

Pegasus Dancers kick the party off.

Pegasus Dancers kick things off.

Crowds gather to sing along with the East End Music Project.

Crowds gather to sing along with the East End Music Project.

Organizer Angela Matich handing out free treats.

Organizer Angela Matich handing out free treats.

Zero Gravity Circus' LED Hula Hooper lit up the night.

Zero Gravity Circus’ LED Hula Hooper lit up the night.

Fire artistry at its finest.

Fire artistry at its finest.

Hooray for Hula Hoops!

Hooray for Hula Hoops!

 

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The holidays are right around the corner, and DECA’s third annual tree lighting holiday festival will be held in East Lynn Park (date TBD) and we need help hanging the lights!

Sign up for shifts this weekend, Saturday or Sunday (November 8 & 9) for an hour between 10:00am and 2:00pm by clicking here: http://vols.pt/LM9C1Q – thank you!!

And while we’re on the topic of the holidays, if you are thinking about starting your shopping early this year, start with our amazing local shops along the Danforth. Most of us heard the sad news that McCormick’s Imports is closing down after 13 months on Danforth, west of Coxwell.  It’s a loss for the neighbourhood and one that we do not want to repeat. Our dollars matter, and choosing local businesses makes a real difference in our community.

On that note – a few announcements…

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day – November 8

Celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day this Saturday, November 8 at our favourite neighbourhood toy store! Silly Goose Kids will have events, games and prizes and no tax all day long.

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Big News from LEN – November 6

What is the news?  We don’t know but we’re dying to find out. This is the message that Christal and David sent out this afternoon:

LEN has a big announcement and would love to have you join us for some sparking beverages THIS Thursday (TOMORROW) between 5 and 7 PM.
We can’t say anymore right now- but sincerely hope you can make it to help us celebrate!
LEN is located at 698 Coxwell Ave (just north of Danforth).  Like them on Facebook to keep up with all of their news, contests and specials and hopefully to find out what the big news is!!

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The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, so leave the car in the garage (yeah right, who has a garage??) and enjoy all that our wonderful neighbourhood has to offer. Here are some events this weekend:

– Hirut (2050 Danforth, near Woodbine) is re-opening after some renos, and will kick-off with Hirut Hoot, tonight (Friday) at 9pm. This is high quality comedy for only $5!

– Face to Face Games (2077A Danforth, above Pizza Pizza) is having a tournament night tonight at 7pm. Check out their website for details.

– Silly Goose Kids is having a weekend-long birthday party to celebrate three years of being awesome (my words, not theirs – they are very modest). Upshot for us is that there will be no tax on Saturday and Sunday, plus all kinds of fun and prizes too!

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– Ankh Yoga (2017 Danforth @ Moberly) is having a workshop on Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm called Slow Down Momma – click here to check out their website for details on how to sign up, and to check out their list of amazing classes and workshops.

If you have an idea for an event or workshop going on this weekend, leave it in the comments, or post it to our Facebook page!

Danforth Construction Update 

Thanks to Corrine McCabe for representing DECA at the update meetings and for providing this helpful update.

Work began on the north side of the Danforth at Woodbine and is proceeding east.  This section should be complete by this weekend!  They will grind and pave the road at the end of October.  The contractor is currently on site repairing road cuts, which has to be done first so the road is useable, then they grind and re-pave all at once.

Urban Forestry have begun planting trees! They will be using three different types of species; 1) Locus: is one of the heartiest trees, salt and disease resistant, 2) Elm: using a new strain of Elm, they do well and are disease resistant, and 3) Maple – Norway, Silver and Crimson.  They will apparently plant all year round, so we should get them all in before long.

Urban Forestry will water, weed and mulch the trees. They will begin by doing this weekly or bi-weekly when the trees are first planted.

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