Category Archives: Event

Ashbridge neighbourhood events June 3-4, 2017 – Duke Fun Fair, Craft Beer at Ashbridge Estate, more

Lots going on this weekend at the Ashbridge Estate and nearby.

Saturday June 3
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Duke of Connaught Fun Fair. Lots of fun. Also, you can sign the petition to keep the city’s swim programs alive at our local pool — S.H. Armstrong.

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The Art of Craft Beer at the Ashbridge Estate.

10-8 (also Sunday)
Vintage clothing sale at the VandenBerg House, 1400 Queen East.

Sunday June 4
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Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

And not too far away, this weekend there are art walks – Riverdale and Kingston Road.

Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay – Monday May 22, 2017

Victoria Day fireworks start at 10 p.m. at Ashbridge’s Bay.


Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay

When: May 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 pm

Where: Ashbridge’s Bay
1561 Lake Shore Blvd E

Presented by: The City of Toronto

The annual favourite features over 2,000 fireworks and closing with a grand finale of pyrotechnic wonders. Drivers, beware: massive crowds make traffic and parking a nightmare. Guests are encouraged to take public transit; the TTC runs increased service along Queen East for the event.

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See the message from the city of Toronto:
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=af71df79b2df6410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&nrkey=F5E041562A0E896585258124005542EF

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.

GO Train electrification — Metrolinx Public Open House at Riverdale Collegiate – Nov. 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, Metrolinx is holding a public meeting at Riverdale Collegiate to talk about their plans for their electrification and expansion of the GO track system in our neighbourhood associated with Smart Track and GO RER. There is an Open House from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and formal presentations at 7 pm.

From Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30

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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Learn about archaeology of the Ashbridge Estate – September 27, 2016 at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 550 Broadview Avenue

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Riverdale Historical Society presents
Marti Latta
Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Archaeology of Ashbridge’s Estate

Professor Marti Latta will discuss discoveries from her archaeological dig in Ashbridge’s Bay seeking information about some of Toronto’s first settlers, the Ashbridges, who arrived in 1793 from Pennsylvania. The family’s last heritage home still stands prominently on Queen St. East.

Dr. Latta will describe her search for the foundations of the Ashbridge’s earliest log home and artifacts from their daily life in Upper Canada.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
6:30 pm
Admission $5, FREE for members of Riverdale Historical Society
St. Matthews Clubhouse, Riverdale Park East
550 Broadview Avenue, Toronto

See event details on the Riverdale Historical Society website.

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.