News Briefs for May 16, 2017

The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society hosts its AGM Tuesday, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the meeting, society president and Beach Triangle expert John Ellis will lead a talk titled “Woodbine Race Track: Impact on the Beach Neighbourhood”. Hosted at the Beaches Branch Library, 2161 Queen St. E.

Fairmount Park – this year based at Greenwood Park due to work at its home park – hosts its first market of the season Wednesday, May 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. Look for the tents at the corner of Gerrard St. East and Alton Avenue (on the west side of Greenwood Park). As usual, there will be fresh produce, takeaway dinner options, music, and kids activities (now including a splash pad and pool). For more information, visit

To the chagrin of the Beach Village BIA and Beach residents looking to enjoy a beer and bite in the park, the recent rains upended the association’s Spring to the Beach event. While stores were still open for Moonlight Madness, the animations planned for Queen Street East and Kew Gardens were ultimately cancelled due to weather. The BIA is assessing whether or not it makes financial and logistical sense to reschedule, and in the meantime are busy planning for the busy season, with movie nights in the park set to start in the coming weeks.

The True Davidson Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help provide mid-day meals to residents in the Beaches and East Toronto area. Deliveries are made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday to Friday. For information on this and many other volunteer opportunities, visit

The Glen Rhodes United Church Food Bank needs volunteers to help unload a delivery truck every Monday morning between 9 a.m. and noon approximately. The food bank program, in conjunction with Daily Bread Food Bank, has been running for 30 years and serves 200 clients a week. For more information, visit


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