The Danforth East Community Association started in an unusual way. We didn’t gather together to fight against something — a development or city plan. We gathered to build something. We met around our dining room tables to share dreams of what our little pocket could be and plans to get us there. Our vision, from the start in 2007, was to make Danforth East a more vibrant, walkable, safe place. A few months in, we held our inaugural community association meeting, expecting a couple dozen people to show up. More than 130 arrived.

Since then we’ve launched a number of initiatives, and in 2017 were responsible for:

  • our 9th year of weekly Farmers’ Markets from June – October
  • our 9th annual Danforth East Arts Fair, boasting over 60 vendors
  • our 8th annual Pumpkin Parade (thanks to Councillor McMahon’s support)
  • our 5th annual Danforth East Yard Sale, with over 160 participating households and businesses
  • our 6th annual Festival of Lights
  • a number of neighbourhood visioning initiatives
  • continually connecting and informing our neighbours via DECA Diaries, Facebook and Twitter

Every one of our successes started as an idea in someone’s head. If you have a brilliant plan for our hood, let us know! We are only as strong as our members. Please join us.

DECA’S 2018 Executive Board

Loreen Barbour – Co-Chair
Gay Stephenson – Co-Chair
Audrey Kvedaras – Vice Chair
Anita Schretlen – Treasurer
Nicole Bergot-Browning – Secretary
Alison McMurray
Amanda Olson – Volunteer Manager
Melissa Peretti
Jennifer Scott
Brad Bradford
Lorraine Chen

DECA’s Borders
Any person or family who lives within the DECA borders may become a member of DECA if they pay the set membership fee. DECA’s borders are Main Street (east), Lumsden/Mortimer (north), Monarch Park, (west) and the train tracks (south).

DECA’s Constitution

DECA’s Constitution is our guiding document and reflects DECA’s values, goals and direction.
Click here to view DECA’s Constitution.