Apparently today is September 28th.  Too late for pie apparently.  I don’t know where September went.  But there you are.  Now you know that there is a real person here with a real life and real flaws.  Not just a robot.

All Candidates Need Pie

DECA All-Candidates Debates

Who will work harder for you?  Who will listen to you and give those So and Sos at City what for?  Who will spend your hard-earned money wiser than anyone else?  Who will cut taxes and spend more?  DECA will.  On October 25th, cast your vote for DECA.  Not so much?

Then you might want to decide who you should be voting for at one of DECA’s all-candidate’s meetings.  But before you do that – we could use a few volunteers for each night – just to set up a few tables and chairs and then take them down again – that sort of thing.  Can you help?  Let Sheri know at sherihebdon@gmail.com.  Please?

Ward 31 – October 5th 7-9 p.m. Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. at Coxwell and Danforth

Ward 32 – October 19th 7-9 p.m. Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. at Coxwell and Danforth

You should really come.  Really.  But if you can’t or if you’re just too darn shy to stand up and ask your question, you can e-mail them to ward31debate@gmail.com or ward32debate@gmail.com.

Also – our local city councillors are important to DECA.  They help us to navigate all the rules and regulations at city hall and have been very helpful in all manner of DECA endeavours.  It matters who wins on election day because as a residents’ association we need the strong support of our city councillors.  So here’s my little plea to you to learn about the candidates and get out and vote.  O.k. sermon over.

Swim Instructors

Do you know a high school/college student with their Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross who is enthusiastic, good with kids and looking for a part-time job?  Let me know.  natasha.granatstein@gmail.com

All Candidates Meetings – Save The Date

DECA will be hosting two all-candidates meetings in the lead up to the municipal election for wards 31 and 32.

Ward 31 -North of the Danforth – East of Coxwell

October 5th – 7 – 9 p.m. Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. at Coxwell and Danforth

Ward 32 – South of the Danforth – East of Coxwell

October 19th – 7 – 9 p.m. Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. at Coxwell and Danforth

More details to follow.


Tonight at the East Lynn Farmers Market – delectable APPLE treats from they yet-to-open Caketown Cafe.

Thank You

Congratulations to our amazing team of volunteers, led by the unshakable Mary Cowan, on a very successful Danforth East Arts Fair this weekend.  The vendors were happy, the shoppers were happy and  most importantly, a whole bunch of people either came from near and ran into their neighbours while enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the park or they came from far and discovered our amazing little neighbourhood.  A more exhaustive list of thank yous to come.  But let me send out the biggest thank you to you – for coming out – and making is a success.  See you there next year – same time – same place.

DECA All Candidates Debate

We’re in the midst of pulling together a few all candidates debates for the municipal election.  We’re still confirming the final details so watch this space for more information.  In the meantime, the Beach Metro News and Community Centre 55 are hosting a debate for Ward 32 (south of the Danforth) at the St. John’s Norway Church at at Woodbine and Kingston Rd. from 7 – 9:30 on September 23rd.  Questions can be sent in advance to editor@beachmetro.com.

Also, we thought you’d like to know that as a ward 32 candidate in the upcoming municipal election, Mary-Margaret McMahon has resigned her seat on the DECA executive.

Save The Date

DECA’s 2nd annual Community Cocktail Party is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 15th at Melanie’s Bistro.  Last year’s party was rockin’.  No kidding.  Apparently we (o.k. with Melanie’s superb help) know how to throw a party.

Graphic Designer Wanted

Are you a graphic designer who can volunteer a wee bit of time to DECA to design a little poster?  Let me know at natasha.granatstein@gmail.com


Danforth East Arts Fair

It’s this weekend.  10 – 5 Saturday and Sunday at East Lynn Park. Go there.  Support DECA.  Support the artists.  Enjoy your fabulous neighbourhood.

Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up…

So put on a happy face and get yourself over to the market tonight.  This week the bounty is plentiful. At 4:30 p.m. be in the park to see the Dragonz Martial Arts demonstration.  Also stop by the DECA tent to talk to the good people from the Shoelace Collective – a group of neighbours who are looking at issues of poverty in our community and ways to help.  Also, Senior Link will be there selling crafts.

Don’t worry, the rain will stop and it will be just ducky.