Last Sunday August 21 our neighbourhood was a happening place, with two events in full swing — the flea market at the Ashbridge Estate and the farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park. Here are some photos.
Michelle Rosetta of Bee23 makes and sells all kinds of great skin care products. She created her own line of products and sells them directly at locations like the Ashbridge Estate.
Flea market at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East.
Flowers in full bloom in front of the Ashbridge Estate.
Flea market at Ashbridge Estate – giant willow and Duke of Connaught school in the background.
Farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, August 21, 2016.
Wading pool at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, August 21, 2016.
New entry “structure” (maybe a bench is coming?) at the northwest entrance to Jonathan Ashbridge Park. In the background Queen Street East at Kent Road.
The band gets ready to play at the farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park August 21, 2016.
This is music to any local foodie’s ears:
Bashir Munye is gearing up to host a dinner series at My Little Dumplings, at the corner of Queen and Greenwood on Fridays and Saturdays.
In the Toronto Star today, he calls it ” ‘nomadic cooking’ — food that explores Africa’s vast culinary regions mixed with his family’s Somali background, Italian upbringing and local ingredients.”
See the full article in the Toronto Star. Congratulations Bashir, this is a great spread.
See more about Bashir’s dinner series at bashirmunye.com.
Here is Bashir in My Little Dumplings, that’s Queen Street at Greenwood in the background.
Toronto Star photos. See several more in the article referenced above.
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:
Anyone who ever went to Monarch Park Collegiate would have been happy to hear their school name mentioned on international TV – Penny Oleksiak is now their most famous student. Click on the image below to see the CBC report.