To add your event to our Community Calendar, please send details to Melinda Drake


Dec. 1: Pop Up Christmas Market at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 5-9 p.m. Shopping, good food, warm drinks, and cozy, Christmas ambiance with local artisan handcrafters, Christmas treats, and chili!
Dec. 2: Holiday Community Singalong at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd., 7:30 p.m. Songs of the season, with Randy Vancourt on piano. Lyrics will be projected on a large screen. Refreshments and fresh baked treats available. Free admission. Info:
Dec. 2: St. Aidan’s Holiday Market at 2423 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Café, bake sale, kids’ craft room, and a variety of vendors. Totally accessible, elevator available. Info: 416-691-2222
Dec. 2: Breakfast with Hamper & Santa at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. First sitting 8 a.m., second sitting 9 a.m. Reservations required. Sponsored by Rotary Club of East York. RSVP:
Dec. 2: Lights Together in the Beach Triangle, 7 p.m. Beach Triangle residents are asked to turn on their holiday lights at exactly 7 p.m. for all to enjoy, followed by a holiday sing-along, candy canes, and hot cocoa at Brookmount and Columbine, 7:15 p.m. All Beachers welcome!
Dec. 2, 3: Model Railroad Club of Toronto Holiday Show at 11 Curity Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door: cash, debit, credit card. Children $10, Seniors $12, Adults $15, Family rate (max. 5 people, max. 2 adults): $45. Info:
Dec. 3: Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Ave., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Featuring some of the largest layouts in the province! Adults: $10, Children $5. Info:
Dec. 3: Breakfast with Santa, at RCL Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., 10 a.m.-12 noon, last seating at 11:30 a.m. Pancakes, bacon or sausages, scrambled eggs or meatless, all for $5. This is not an all you can eat buffet. Tickets sold in the clubroom or at the door.
Dec. 3: Open House at Toronto Nature School, 2245 Queen St. E., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Learn about our programs, see our space, meet some of our educators, and have your face painted! Info:
Dec. 6: “Over What Hill” Senior Christmas Bake/Raffle/Jewellery /Craft Sale at 11 Coatsworth Cr., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tea Room. Cash only. Lots of homemade goodies!
Dec. 8-10: Karen Franzen and Friends Annual Holiday Show & Open House at 3 Wembley Dr., Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With Gail Williams, Lisa Ridout, Margaret Carson, and Sunny Mills. Handmade ceramics, knits, paintings, prints, tea towels, jewellery, note cards & more. Enter our fundraiser raffle in support of our local food banks. Admission is free. Info:
Dec. 9: Scarborough Harmony Chorus presents “Holiday Harmony” at Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. for craft and bake sale. Tickets $20 in advance from members, online or at the door (14 years and under free). Contact Info:
Dec 9: Christmas Jazz & Reflection featuring Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Jon Maharaj at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 2:30 p.m. Holiday favourites. Please note this is an earlier performance than our regularly scheduled concerts. Donations welcome with proceeds to the Beach United food programs. Info:
Dec. 9: St. Aidan’s All-ages Christmas Party at 2423 Queen St. E., 1-3 p.m. Stories, music, crafts and fun for all ages. Totally accessible, elevator available. Free. To learn more contact Info: 416-691-2222
Dec. 9: Acoustic Harvest presents “A Christmas Carol” featuring John Huston with Abby Hotz at St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St., 8 p.m. Tickets $35 advance, $40 at the door. Tickets and info:
Dec 9: Christmas Jazz Concert at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., 4 p.m. Enjoy a warm beverage and some cool jazz. Classic Christmas tunes including music from Charlie Brown Christmas will be played by Julian Anderson-Bowes, James Hill and Ian Wright. Tickets $15 at the door.
Dec. 9: East of the Don Chorus Holiday Concert at 1774 Queen St E. Short concert for families at 6:30 p.m., full performance at 8 p.m. Tickets and info:
Dec. 9: Winter Wonderland Showcase Dance Performance & Bake Sale at Pegasus Studios, 361 Glebeholme Blvd., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. shows. Art supplies and proceeds will be donated to the Art for Aid Project. Info:
Dec. 9: Channukah Candle Lighting and Latkefest at Beach Hebrew Institute, 6:15 p.m. Meet at Kew Gardens, northwest corner (by the cenotaph).
Dec. 9, 10: A Very Merry Market, presented by The Flea Toronto, at Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, 870 Queen St. E., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Info:
Dec. 10: Christmas Program and Community Dinner at Danforth Gospel Hall, 2237 Danforth Ave., 11:30 a.m. All welcome for Carols and the Christmas message, followed by community dinner. No collection.
Dec 10: Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., 3:30 p.m. Featuring Tom Allen, readers and musicians. Money raised at this charitable fundraising event goes to the Arise Ministry. Refreshments. Tickets and info:, 416-699-5871
Dec 10: Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Aidan’s Church, 2423 Queen St. E., 4 p.m. Reflective lessons, carol singing, and choral music based on the King’s College, Cambridge service of Nine Lessons & Carols.
Dec. 11: 100 Women Who Care Toronto East - Holiday Meeting at the Balmy Beach Club, 360 Lake Front, 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers: Amber Mac and Monica Radu. Info and how to register:
Dec. 12: Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park (between Queen St. and the bridge), 7:30 p.m. Sing along with choirs and the Salvation Army Band. Refreshments and a special visitor. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Donations can be made at Info: David Breech 416-759-9997
Dec. 16: Pancake Breakfast at Beaches Recreation Centre, 6 Williamson Rd., 9:30-11 a.m. Hosted by the Advisory Council. Featuring a visit from Santa and activities for the kids. Please bring a non-perishable food item.
Dec 16: Christmas Organ Concert with Manuel Piazza at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., 4:30 p.m. A special Advent and Christmas-themed organ concert. Entry is freewill donation, and proceeds go towards Beach United’s food programs. Info:
Dec. 17: Community Carol Sing and Bake Sale at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., bake sale 1:30 p.m., carol sing 2 p.m. Hosted by KRUC choir. Information on how to be involved in carol selection available shortly on our website There will also be paintings (on slate tiles from our old roof) and fundraising stars available. All proceeds to the Raise Our Roof Fund.
Fridays: Grantful Food and Fellowship Food Bank and Soup Kitchen, 2029 Gerrard Street E., 3:30-6 p.m. Registration is required. New clients must present identification for members in their household on the first visit. Time slots are handed out. Info. 416 -690-5169
Beaches Mental Wellness Group meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. Info: Also most nights on Zoom. Go to: Ask to join us: Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer Support-Groups
Beach Interfaith Outreach Fellowship Lunches for adults in the community, 11 a.m. •Mondays at Corpus Christi Church (16 Lockwood Rd.). No lunch Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 •Tuesdays – alternating locations: St. Nicholas Anglican Church (1512 Kingston Rd.), Nov. 28, Dec. 12, (no lunch Dec. 26), Jan. 9, etc.; St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, (2423 Queen St. E), Dec. 5, 19, Jan. 2, etc. •Wednesdays at Beaches Hebrew Institute (109 Kenilworth Ave.) •Thursdays at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Ave.) •Fridays at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.). Lunch format may vary from site to site. Info: 416-691-6869
The Church of St. Aidan (Anglican), 2423 Queen St. E. Sunday worship 8:30 a.m. (spoken service) and 10:30 a.m. (with music and children’s and youth programs). Weekly euchre Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. (enter from the northeast side door, $5 to play, all proceeds go to outreach). Beginners welcome. Info:, 416-691-2222
Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave., offers a combination of in person and YouTube livestream opportunities on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., led by music director Steven Webb and minister Rev. Greg Daly. Christmas services: Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Choir Cantata; Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Blue Christmas (longest night) service; Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Fourth Sunday of Advent and 7 p.m. Christmas Eve ‘Lessons & Carols’ service; Dec. 31 at 10:30 a.m. ‘Anticipating the New Year’ service with food and conversation. Accessible building. Info:
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., welcomes you to their weekly 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. We are a welcoming, inclusive community offering weekly Sunday children’s programming, an adult choir, a junior choir, and a Youth Group. Our minister, Rev. Debra Schneider, and all of us would be delighted to meet you!
Corpus Christi Parish, 160 Lockwood Rd. Please check our Website for our Christmas Activities and Christmas Masses. Info: 416-694-0382,
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. All welcome! •Sunday Worship Service: 10:15am in-person & via Zoom •Messy Church: Nov 29, 5:30-7pm •Christmas Marketplace: Dec 2, 11am-3pm •Advent Candlelight Service: Dec 6 & 13 @ 7pm •Games Night: Dec 9th, 5-10pm •Free Christmas Concert & Carols: Dec 9, 3-4pm •Yoga Flow with Jocelyn Rose - all welcome. Register: •Christmas Eve Extravaganza Service: 7pm •Donation Drive (Ongoing): Donation baskets given to Nourish East End Food Bank. Info and event links:, 416-461-7200
St. John The Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., is a growing community which enjoys the Anglican expression of the Christian faith. We gather on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. In-Person/Livestream and at 5 p.m. In-Person for The Table, a contemporary service followed by a simple community supper. Food Pantry open Mondays, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Info:, 416-691-4560
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Rd. Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.We are a diverse, open and inclusive Christian community. Our Music program offers special monthly Music Sunday services on the last Sunday of each month. Info: 416-694-4081,
Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Rd. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Angela J. Cluney. We are an affirming congregation and all are welcome! Please join us in person or Live Stream. Join us for Wee Folks, Book Club, Tea Time, Hobby Circle and Bible Study. Info:, 416-699-3084, Easy access by TTC.
Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr. We are an inclusive and affirming congregation with strong commitments to community service and social justice issues. We provide non-perishable food for those in need through our Free Food Pantry. Our Refugee Commitee helps families and individuals start a new life in Canada. Coffee Outreach is 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m. Links and info:, 416-699-5871. Minister: The Reverend Katherine McCloskey