Monthly Archives: June 2014

Coming up in July 2014 – Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay on Canada Day, festivals, neighbourhood walk, movie night at Jonathan Ashbridge Park

Tue. July 1 Canada Day
Canada Day Picnic music festival at Woodbine Park
After 9:30 Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay

Note: To see updates about the development proposal for 1327 to 1339 Queen East, see the East Toronto Community Coalition.

Lots to do within a short walk.

Greenwood Pool is open. Swimming at Ashbridge’s Bay Park / Woodbine Beach is apparently “okay” most of the time.

Summer camps at Applegrove, S.H. Armstrong

Summer reading club and other programs at Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Every Sunday until October – Farmer’s Market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park “Leslieville Farmer’s Market

Sat. July 5 – Sun. July 6 Afrofest at Woodbine Park.

July 18-27 Beaches Jazz Festival

Sunday July 20 – Flea market at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East. “Leslieville Flea

Sunday, July 20
2:00pm – Small Green Gems Along Small’s Creek – neighbourhood walk

Meet at south west corner of East Lynn Ave. and Danforth Ave.
The string of ravines that link almost-forgotten Small’s Creek are hidden treasures of Ward 32. Join the Friends of Small’s Creek Ravines with John Wilson when they show off the improvements being implemented to preserve these unusual islands of biodiversity in east Toronto. Special guest Ruthanne Henry, landscape ecologist, park planner and ravine champion, will help identify rare and special trees and shrubs in the environmentally significant Williamson ravines. Along the route there are some stairs and uneven ground, so please wear good footwear and expect a two-hour adventure ending near Coxwell and Gerrard.

Sunday, July 27 8 p.m.
Free movie night
LEGO Movie
Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Queen East at Woodward Ave.
Come at 8pm to get set up with your chairs and blankets to watch a movie under the stars.
– Councillor McMahon’s Movie Night

-for some of the above, thanks to Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon’s Ward 32 newsletter.
Which also had this item:
Neighbourhood Walkabout with Andy Byford

On June 23rd, Councillor McMahon and Andy Byford, Chair of TTC, went on a walkabout around the neighbourhood surrounding the Russell Carhouse to address the residents’ concerns.


Summer camps at Applegrove, S.H. Armstrong

Applegrove and S.H. summer camps start soon – check them out…

From Applegrove:
Did you know Applegrove works really hard to keep our camp afforadable and fun! $90/per week is a great deal AND your child will have so much fun!
Every week there is swimming, big trip days, mini-trips, cooking, crafts, sports, drama, special event day, games and friends.
AND the peace of mind knowing your child is having fun and being supervised by experienced and trained staff.
Call today 416-461-8143; space is available in most weeks for 6-12 year olds and some spaces for 12-15 year old Leadership camp.
See Applegrove’s website.

Also see summer camps at S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road. There are camps for children up to age 5, and for kids aged 6 to 12.
Go to the S.H. Armstrong web page and click on “Camps.”

Tonight – public meeting about plans for 1327-1339 Queen East – June 24, 2014

See the event page on Facebook and “join”. Tell your neighbours.


Public meeting about development proposal for 1327-1339 Queen East (demolishing century buildings, paving over green space along Queen). This audacious proposal could have serious long-term impacts on Queen Street in our neighbourhood.

S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road
Tue. June 24, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Also join the Facebook group East Toronto Community Coalition.

Come to public meeting on development application for 1327 – 1339 Queen Street East – June 24, 2014


A developer wants to demolish these buildings and remove this green space – 1327 to 1339 Queen East.

A developer plans to demolish these buildings.

City of Toronto Planning is holding its Community Consultation on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at S. H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre, 56 Woodfield Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to the City on the application made by Rockport Group to develop 1327 – 1339 Queen Street East.

This is our opportunity to tell the City of Toronto Planning what our concerns are with this development.

Please plan to attend. Please tell your neighbours.

Come to the “Duke’s Got Talent!” Variety Show at Riverdale Collegiate, Wed. June 11, 2014

Duke's Got Talent June 11, 2014Duke’s Got Talent! Variety Show

June 11, 6:30 p.m. at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto

Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child, $20 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children)


The Duke’s Got Talent! Variety Show featuring the best and brightest artistic talent at Duke of Connaught takes place on June 11 at 6:30PM in the auditorium of Riverdale Collegiate Institute (1094 Gerrard Street E.)!

We will have a range of student performers from dance to music to martial arts to magic! There will also be a special performance from Duke staff to demonstrate that it’s not only our students who are talented! All proceeds from Duke’s Got Talent! will go toward the staging of a new Duke musical production next June 2015!

There will also be pizza and drinks available for sale starting at 5:45PM in the Riverdale lobby and please note that no food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.

All-candidates meeting at 60 Woodfield, sponsored by Applegrove – Thu. June 5, 2014

Meet the Toronto-Danforth Candidates – Thursday June 5, 7 – 9 pm

Come out to meet, speak with and listen to our riding’s provincial election candidates! More information on this poster (poster text below). Feel free to share this information or the poster itself with others. Election day is close at hand (June 12), and our communities benefit from having informed voters.

Meet the Candidates for the Toronto-Danforth Provincial Election
Thursday, June 5
7 to 9 p.m.
at 60 Woodfield Road

Prepare for the June 12 election.
Applegrove has invited all registered candidates.

This is your opportunity to:
– meet the candidates
– pick up information about their platforms
– ask a question
– listen to candidates’ answers to residents’ questions.

For more information, please call Applegrove at 416-461-8143.

Sponsored by:
Applegrove Community Complex and
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre.