Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer events in the community – updated June 25

There are a lot of events happening in the next couple of months – all within a short walk.

Every Sunday until Oct. 28

Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Late June Outdoor pools open – Greenwood Park, Monarch Park, Olympic pool (Lakeshore and Woodbine)
Starting June 29 Greenwood Park Pool is open daily from 12 to 7 daily, and from 7 to 8 for adult swim (18+).

Swim lessons at Greenwood Pool
See Greenwood Pool’s listing – there are still openings for swim lessons. Classes offered are up to Ultra Swim 4.

See also:
Monarch Park Pool schedule
Donald Summerville Olympic Pool schedule

Tue. June 26, 2012
Public meeting about Emerald Ash Borer and what it means to our area

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
At Gerrard/Ashdale Library

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library invite members of the public to attend an information session on the Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Learn why it is of particular concern to our Ashdale Neighbourhood and what you can do about it.

Also at Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Kids’ Summer Reading Club – visit the library to find out more.

July 1
Ashbridge’s Bay fireworks
,music festival at Woodbine Park

July 7 – 8
Festival of South Asia
Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, noon – 11pm.

Gerrard Street India Bazaar (Gerrard St. E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.)
A 2 day long celebration of South Asian Culture & Cuisine. Come out to the Little India Bazaar and savour the food, music and dance. From Bhangra to Basmati to Bollywood music, this event has all the ingredients to make festival visitors feel like they’ve traveled the world.

Heatwave Beach Volleyball

Sat. July 7 & Sun. July 8, all day
Ashbridge’s Bay (Toronto Beaches)
The Hospital for Sick Children
The 18th annual Heatwave Toronto 2012 Beach Volleyball Challenge for SickKids. Recreational Co-ed 6’s and Competitive Co-ed 6’s Divisions. One and two day tournaments available.

Afrofest
Sat. July 7 and Sun. July 8
Afrofest is a free weekend-long celebration of African culture and diversity.
Woodbine Park, Coxwell and Eastern

Sat. July 14
Basketball tournament and barbecue
Coxwell Courts, 149 Coxwell Avenue
Sponsored by Community Rise Up and S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
More info: Rise Up – Facebook.


Fri. July 20 to Sun. July 22
Beaches International Jazz Festival first weekend
– Woodbine Park, Coxwell and Eastern – free
The 23rd annual festival kickoff on Friday evening July 20 to Sunday July 22 afternoon at Woodbine Park. Followed by the Streetfest, three nights of jazz in all its variations from Thur. July 26 to Saturday July 28 between 7pm – 11pm. Upwards of 50 Canadian bands will be perform along Queen Street East from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave. There are performances on stage at Kew Gardens, Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

October 20
Duke of Connaught 100th birthday party

Among the sources for this info: Beaches Living Guide calendar, Beach Metro News community calendar