Parade August 28, 2016 to welcome Penny Oleksiak

From the August 22, 2016 Toronto Star, story by Chris Bateman:

When 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak left for Rio de Janeiro earlier this summer she was a recent Grade 10 graduate at Monarch Park Collegiate near Danforth and Coxwell.

She will return later this week a four-time Olympic medallist, a closing ceremony flag-bearer, and a household name in Canada. To celebrate her achievements and those of her fellow east-end athletes, the Beach Village BIA is planning a homecoming parade and party for August 28.

“We’re very happy for all our east-end athletes and we’re super, super proud of (Oleksiak) because she grew up in the Beach,” said Johanna Carlo, a local chiropractor and Beach Village BIA board member.

Full story in the Star:

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/08/21/beach-plans-parade-for-quadruple-medallist-penny-oleksiak-and-other-area-olympians.html

Summer camps, swimming pool hours and upcoming events – updated July 25, 2016

Summer camps
Spaces still available in some local kids’ camps – inquire at Applegrove, S.H. Armstrong, Greenwood Park about spaces.

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Lake Ontario swimming
Check the water quality report for Woodbine Beach, Ashbridge’s Bay Park.

Outdoor pools

Note Greenwood Pool is closed Labour Day but you can swim at Monarch or Summerville (Olympic) pool on that day.

Greenwood Pool is open daily until Sunday September 4 from 12 to 7 for leisure swim, and from 7 to 8 p.m. for adult lane swim (18+). On the Greenwood Park page click on Drop-in Programs/ Swimming to see the current week’s schedule. Also see swim lessons by clicking on Swimming.

Monarch Park Pool daily *including Labour Day – leisure swim 12 to 7 p.m., lane swim 7 to 8 p.m. Note Monarch is also open the weekend of Sat. Sept. 10 – Sun. Sept. 11. Those two days, same times for leisure swim 12-7 and lane swim 7-8. Final closing Sun. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

Donald Summerville Olympic Pool Lane swim 7 to 8 p.m. daily until Sept. 4. Leisure swim daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 4. Leisure swim also from 5 to 7 p.m. starting Aug. 1 to Sept. 4. *On Labour Day, Sept. 5 — leisure swim 12 to 5 p.m.

Ongoing neighbourhood events

Flea market at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East – third Sunday of the month
Sunday August 21
Sunday September 18
Sunday October 16

Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park
Every Sunday until Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ashbridge Farmers Market - Jonathan Ashbridge Park

 

Beaches Jazz Fest continues this weekend – July 22-24, 2016

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th — Woodbine Park main stage and big band stage (at northeast corner of Woodbine Park).
And Street Fest continues Friday 22nd and Sat. 23rd — along Queen east of Woodbine.

Beaches Jazz Festival, Woodbine Park - July 17, 2016. Looking west toward Coxwell Avenue and downtown Toronto.

Beaches Jazz Festival, Woodbine Park – July 17, 2016. Looking west toward Coxwell Avenue and downtown Toronto.

1960 view of Ashbridge’s Bay, east Toronto

Ashbridge’s Bay June 1960. Looking east from above Lakeshore Boulevard (on the left of the photo). Coxwell-Lakeshore corner is half way up the left side of the photo.
Note that Ashbridge’s Bay Park had not yet been extended out into the lake. That happened about 15 years later.
The circle in the park area appears to be the wading pool which is still there, but wasn’t operational recently.

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