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Kingston Road Village merchants are gearing up and marking down for Springfest on Saturday, June 1. This annual event, sponsored by the Kingston Road Village Business Community, features sidewalk sales, samples and treats, an art show, face painting, children’s activities, and a historical walk with Beach Metro News history columnist Gene Domagala. The festivities take place between Hannaford Street and Fallingbrook Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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June is Bike Month and a number of events are planned in the East End.

On Saturday, June 1, Taylor Memorial Library, 1440 Kingston Rd., will host a Street Smarts workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about cycling laws, safe riding techniques, how to fix a flat tire and more. Call 416-396-8939 for more information.

Councillor McMahon is inviting her constituents to join her on a cupcake ride. This sweet ride will start at Tori’s Bakeshop, 2188 Queen St. E., at 1 p.m., continue along the Martin Goodman Trail to Tommy Thompson Park at the Leslie Spit.and end back at Life is Sweet, 2328 Queen St. E. Call 416-392-1376 to find out more.

A ride celebrating the Dawes Road bike lane will be held Saturday, June 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Starting at the corner of Dawes Road and Danforth Avenue, cyclists will ride the length of Dawes Road, ending at Victoria Park Avenue for refreshments and the grand opening of the art installation at ‘Dawes Crossing’. For more information call Councillor Janet Davis at 416-392-4035.

Also on Saturday, June 22, Ward 32 cycling group 32 Spokes will lead a family-friendly ride around the ward. Find out which routes have less traffic, learn some history and interesting facts about local landmarks, meet your neighbours and pick up information about cycling events in the ward. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. in Woodbine Park at the corner of Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue, and end at the same spot at 3 p.m. For more information contact

For a full list of city-wide cycling events, visit

Community Centre 55 is inviting seniors on another one of their popular day-long road trips, this time to the beautiful Guelph area on Thursday, June 6. The excursion includes stops at a donkey sanctuary, a scenic lunch, and some shopping time.

The first stop is the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, a tranquil 100-acre home to neglected and abused donkeys and mules.

Then it’s off to the historic Aberfoyle Mill for a delicious lunch amidst one of the country’s largest personal collections of Canadiana.

The day winds up with an opportunity to sightsee and browse the shops of Old Quebec Street in downtown Guelph.

Tickets are $45 per person and are non-refundable after May 30. The bus departs from CC55, 97 Main St., at 9 a.m. and returns to Toronto later in the afternoon. Book your seat by contacting Evonne at 416-691-1113 ext. 222.

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