News in Brief for May 17, 2016

The Balmy Beach Residents’ Association hosts ‘Fun, Frisbees and Heritage’ on Saturday, May 28, at the boardwalk, next to the Silver Birch boathouse. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. you’ll be able to practise your Frisbee toss and pick up a little neighbourhood history at the same time from local historian Gene Domagala. The event is co-hosted by Toronto Parks & Recreation and Community Centre 55, and is sponsored by Valu-mart. Visit for more information.

Organizers of the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association’s Spring Fling are inviting everyone with a green thumb to help plant annuals along Gerrard Street East on Saturday, May 28. Bring gardening tools (including wheelbarrows) and meet at 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Kingsmount Park Road beside City Jug Milk. Afterwards, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., gather for refreshments at The Naval Club, 1910 Gerrard St. E., where there will be crafts, hula-hooping, popcorn and family-friendly activities. For more information visit

Each year, the Cantemus Singers hold a spring plant sale to raise funds for the food bank at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Regent Park. This year’s event is taking place on the weekends of May 21 to 23 and May 28 and 29. Over 1,000 garden perennials, including flowering plants, hostas, grasses and shade-lovers will be on sale between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 14 Lyall Ave. The group raises about $2,500 each year for emergency food supplies for families and individuals throughout the year and during the Christmas holiday season. For more information call Michael at 416-578-6602.

The deadline for nominations for Community Centre 55’s first annual Clean, Green & Beautiful Award is Friday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m. The award will honour someone who has helped make a positive improvement to a public space, through either an individual project or group initiative. For more information visit or call 416-691-1113.

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