Category Archives: Ashdale Village / Little India, Gerrard Street East

Three Jane’s Walks in the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood – Saturday May 6, 2017

On Saturday May 6, take part in a Jane’s Walk to learn about interesting parts of our city, including our neighbourhood. There are three walks in our area on May 6 — two starting at 10 a.m. and another one at 1 p.m.

Living in our laneways
Meet at 1374 Queen Street East – The Sidekick Cafe
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Take a stroll down some quaint lanes in Toronto’s east end with Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor Ana Bailao’s Executive Assistant, City Planning, Lanescape, and Evergreen as we discuss our initiative to create a Laneway Suites policy in the city of Toronto!

Where Will the Next Generation Live?
Meet at 151 Hiawatha Road
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Joy Connelly

Blue collar workers used to live on my east end street. Now houses sell for $1.2 Million and up. I couldn’t afford to buy or rent on my own street today, and neither could my kids. We can’t go on like this. While the Federal and Provincial Governments discuss tax policy and rent controls, let’s talk about what local governments and local citizens can do — from second suites to inclusionary zoning to community land trusts — to make housing

Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793.
Meet at Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark, Coxwell at Lake Shore Blvd.
Saturday May 6, 2017, 1 p.m., 1.5 hours
Led by Robert Miller

Take a stroll up Ashbridge’s Creek – one of the hidden streams of east end Toronto. We will stroll up from the bay. What is Ashbridge’s Bay today? What was it in 1793? Who were the Ashbridges? Why is there a historic house on Queen East with a huge expanse of lawn? Guess a few of the names that the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood has been called in the last 100 years.

See a complete list and map of Jane’s Walks in Toronto.

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Applegrove community events – Punkin-Grove Nov. 1 and Pasta Fest Nov. 5, 2016

Applegrove events –

Tuesday November 1 at the Ashbridge Estate – bring your jack-o-lantern to Punkin-Grove. Starting 5:30 to receive pumpkins, the event is from 6 to 7 p.m.

Then on Saturday November 5, the social event of the year – Pasta Fest at Baron Byng Beaches Legion Hall, Coxwell just south of Gerrard East.

See more on the Applegrove events page.

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Gerrard-Ashdale Library hosts The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance, October 20, 2015

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The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance

Tue Oct 20, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
60 mins
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Are you new to family or local history? Would you like to discover the many resources and services available to you from the Archives of Ontario? Danielle Manning has worked at the Archives of Ontario for over two years, first as an archivist and now as an Outreach Officer. Danielle will introduce us to some of the great key resources available to genealogists and local historians at the A.O.

Gerrard-Ashdale Library events for August 2015

For more information, call Gerrard-Ashdale Library at 416-393-7717.

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Featured programs

Summer Reading Club (SRC)
Join SRC and receive free Notebook, Web Access Code and Fortune Teller! Collect stickers when you report, enter contests and participate in library programs.
SRC Wrap Party with Hanging Summer Spiral Craft
Get your Summer Reading Club certificate, and other surprises. Make a Summer Spiral. It will look pretty dangling in the breeze and sparking in the sunlight. Wednesday, August 5th, 2 – 3 pm.

Arabian Acrylic Painting for Teens
Learn to paint the decorative Arabian way using acrylic paint. Friday, August, 7th, 4 – 5 pm. Ages 13-19. Register in person or by calling 416-393-7177. Co-sponsored by the WoodGreen Community Centre.

Adult programs

Adults’ Chess Club: (Ages 13+) Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm. Drop-in and play casual chess.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays (August 8th & 22nd), 10:30 am to Noon.
Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Writers read and critique in a supportive environment. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about the process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday, August 27th, 7 – 8 pm.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you. No August selection just discussion of great summer reads.

Teen programs

Make Wearable Tech Jewelry – Ages 13-19
Unleash your inner designer by creating your own wearable tech jewelry with Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH. She is a Harvard-educated, award-winning public health physician, maker, and educator. Friday, August 21st, 4 pm. Spaces limited. Please register in person or phone 416-393-7717.

Woodgreen Community Services partnerships

English Conversation Circle: Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Practice Conversational English. Newcomers and local Canadian volunteers sit together for conversations about culture, food, local events and other interesting topics. For more information, Please call 416-645-6000 x2344.

Resume Critiquing: Thursday, August 20th, 2 – 3 p.m.
Free one on one resume critiquing and answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call to book an appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.

Catch a show at Rebellion Gallery on Eastern before it moves to Gerrard

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See the current show at Rebellion Gallery, 914 Eastern Avenue until November 27 – Italian artist Danilo Ursini.

Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy is moving to a new location at 1495 Gerrard Street East, just west of Coxwell near Lazy Daisy.

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Monarch Park Collegiate 50th reunion, Greenwood Park monument, Diwali on Gerrard Street, more local events October 18-19, 2014

This is a busy weekend:

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Saturday October 18 – 12 to 3 p.m. “Anyone can roam the halls” at Monarch Park Collegiate’s 50th anniversary reunion. Evening dance – tickets required.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. Gerrard-Ashdale Library – learn how to write a novel in 30 days

Saturday at 3:30: Jeffrey Baldwin monument to be unveiled at Greenwood Park – Beach Mirror

Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Little India – Gerrard India Bazaar celebrates Diwali.

Sunday – Ashbridge Estate hosts the final Leslieville Flea Market of the season.

Sunday 9 to 2 is the second-last day for our farmers’ market in Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

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Gerrard-Ashdale Library – October 2014 programs and events

Lots going on at Gerrard-Ashdale Library.

OCTOBER

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Back to Basics: Growing your small business. Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30 – 8 pm.

Discuss issues such as starting, marketing and troubleshooting your small business with Richard Sakanashi of Sakanashi and Associates. Registration Required.

Beaches Reads 2014. Tuesday, October 14th, 7 – 8:15 pm.

Kingston Road Village concert series, in conjunction with Toronto Public Library, presents Beaches Reads 2014. Read “An Equal Music” by Vikram Seth, and take part in a lively discussion led by TSO musician Tim Dawson or CBC’s Tom Allen.

Teen Program: Game Night. Friday, October 17th, 4 – 5 pm.

Calling gamers to join in for a game night and play against each other. Ages 13 and up.

NaNoWriMo: tips for getting started and staying with it. Saturday, Oct 18th, 10:30 – 12 pm.

Are you wondering if you’ve got a novel in you and and want to get it out? Ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Join one of Toronto’s veteran NaNo novelist at Ashdale Writers Group who introduces the idea of writing a novel in 30 days. How its possible, and how the NaNoWriMo community can help you achieve your novel writing potential.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary. Saturday, October 18th, 2 – 3 pm.

Enjoy treats and activities as we celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. All are welcome.

Halloween Party. Thursday, October 30th, 4 – 5 pm.

Explore the haunted room in the library, create scary crafts and show off your Halloween costume on the fashion runway. No registration required. All are welcome.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up): Saturdays, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Come and play casual chess with other like-minded players. No experience or registration required.

Adult Crafternoon: Mondays, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Knitting, sewing, or quilting? Drop in and meet a group of crafty people who teach and learn from each other. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up a community project in our neighbourhood friendly environment.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays (Oct 4thand 18th), 10:30 am to Noon.

Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about the process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday, Oct 30th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you. October selection: “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Program: Game Night: Friday, October 17th, 4 – 5 pm.

Call for gamers to join in for a game night and play against each other. Ages 13 and up.

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) (Ages 13 to 19). Friday, October 24th, 4 – 5 pm.

Make friends and earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community. Youth volunteers needed. Registration required. Call us at 416-393-7717 for more information or reply to this email.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Kids Book Club (Ages 8 – 12 years): Wednesday, October 22nd, 4 –5 pm.

Join to read, talk and play a game related to the book of the month! Sign up to become a member.

Leading to Reading (Children in grades 1 – 6): Mondays, 5 – 6 pm.

Children receive individualized help with reading and writing homework for one hour per week. Note: Program registration is currently full. However, we are still accepting applications for waitlist.

LEGO Club: Thursdays (starting Oct 2nd – Oct 23rd), 4 – 5 pm.

Come and explore the wonderful world of Lego building. For ages 6–12 years. Registration required.

Toddler Time (19 months to 3 years): Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

(Upcoming dates: October 1st, 8th & 15th). Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays for toddlers with their caregivers or parents. Drop in, no registration required.

Baby Time (0 to 18 months): Wednesdays, starting Oct 29th, 10:30 – 11:00am.

Enjoy stories, songs and bouncing rhymes for babies with their parents or caregivers. Drop in, no registration required.

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES PARTNERSHIPS

English Conversation Circle: Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Practice Conversational English. Newcomers and local Canadian volunteers sit together for an information conversation about culture, food, local events, travelling and many more interesting themes. Co-sponsored program with WoodGreen Immigrant Services. For more information, Please call 416-645-6000 x2344

Resume Critiquing: Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Free one on one resume critiquing and answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call to book an appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.

All branches of Toronto Public Library will be closed:

Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 13th, 2014

***For more information call: 416-393-7717