Celebrating Pride on Danforth East

DECA Pride, an east-end LGBTQ+ group under the Danforth East Community Association (DECA), had their second annual Pride Celebration Thursday, June 22 at the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market. The event featured arts and crafts from Silly Goose Kids and Art Cave, live music featuring the Coe Hill Girls, a kids sing-along, and a rainbow […]

A guide to spotting the elusive species Beacher familia

Evening sightings of the ‘Pillow-toting popcorn-munching Beacher familia’ are expected to increase in the coming weeks in neighbourhood parks across Ward 32. These annual glimpses coincide with the arrival of Movie Nights, the popular summer film festivals hosted by the Beach Village BIA, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, and friends of parks groups. The familia […]

News Briefs

Two books written by Beachers and reviewed in these pages last year have been nominated for in 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards. Books that contribute to the promotion and conservation of the city’s history and heritage are considered for nomination. Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage by M. Jane Fairburn covers the history, social […]

DECA Art Fair brings family fun to outdoor art show

The city’s most family-friendly art fair is back on East Danforth this weekend, as the Danforth East Community Association presents the seventh annual Danforth East Art Fair. Painters, potters, photographers, jewellers, and all other manner of artists and craftspeople will be on hand for two days selling their creations at East Lynn Park. This year […]

Planners pop up in East Lynn Park

When a trio of city planners set up a pop-up booth in East Lynn Park last month, they invited residents to stop and write what they think are local planning ‘lemons’ and ‘lemonades.’ “Walkable communities for all – not just downtown,” someone soured. “Farmer’s markets!” read a sweeter note. Jason Tsang, an assistant planner who […]