News in Brief

Nominations are still being taken for the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 12. This is your opportunity to honour a worthy friend, neighbour or co-worker who has shown a commitment to our community through volunteerism.
Nomination forms are available online at or you can pick one up at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. For more information call 416-691-1113.

A Grand Opening of the new and improved Kew-Balmy Beach Off-leash Dog Park will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Meet at the entrance to the park, located at the boardwalk just west of the foot of Lee Avenue.
For more information contact Chris Yaccato at 416-820-0790 or email him at

The Friends of Kew Cottage are kicking off a series of fundraisers with Croquet in Kew Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 17. Money raised will go to renovations to the Gardener’s Cottage, which is now used for public events. So start gathering your teammates and watch for more details in the Sept. 6 issue of Beach Metro News.

As part of its continuing special event evenings, the Danforth East Community Association and the East Lynn Farmers’ Market are hosting a Peach Movie Night on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Market is located in East Lynn Park on Danforth Avenue just west of Woodbine. For more information visit

The Danforth East Community Association is holding a series of Canning Workshops for anyone who wants to learn how to can. The workshops will be held one Wednesday evening a month at 7 p.m. at Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave.
On Aug. 17, learn how to can peaches and pears. On Sept. 7, tomatoes and salsas are on the menu, and on Oct. 5, it’s cranberries, Thanksgiving, and holiday gift giving.
Each workshop costs $10 to attend. Space is limited so please pre-register by emailing

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