Toronto Animal Services Chip Truck here on Saturday

Is your pet microchipped?

On Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Toronto Animal Services Chip Truck will be set-up in the parking lot across from the pool at Stan Wadlow Park on Cedarvale, north of Cosburn.

The Chip Truck offers City of Toronto pet licences and a microchip for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs.

If your pet is already licensed and you just need a microchip, you can get your pet microchipped for only $10 (with proof of a current City of Toronto pet licence).

There is no appointment necessary. And the Chip Truck is open to everyone. Just grab your cat or dog and come to the Chip Truck.

All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be properly contained in a carrier. Please bring photo identification with your address.

Click here for more info.

(Sadly, I don’t think they sell french fries)

It’s a Pop-up-Palooza!

Introducing: Five new pop-up-shops coming to the ‘hood 

DECA has been working around the clock to put together the next round of Danforth East Pop-Up Shops. Many thanks to Tina Novotny for preparing this post on behalf of the DECA pop-up team! 

It’s summertime, and the living is easy – easy to get great deals on fashion finds on Danforth East running between Monarch Park Avenue and Woodbine Avenue. That’s because we’re welcoming five new pop-up shops with fashion proprietors who can get you dressed to your best for less! We also have an award-winning bakery in our midst, Yummy Stuff, which will have you feeling as good as you look when you sample their wares – including the best red velvet cupcakes in the city! Morag Cleeveley and her Yummy staff have been baking up a storm since 2003, creating delights using fresh premium ingredients.

Of the cutting-edge clothiers who will be opening shop, E-closet is a women’s clothing store that delivers top quality trendy and affordable fashion, online and now in person. Cheap Thrills sells all sorts of great name items: all new, samples, seconds for the whole family and other random, neat stuff too. In This Closet: Thrift for Her offers the best of thrift pricing with a boutique experience for quality and unique fashions for women sizes 0-20. Returning popular pop-up proprietor Krystle Lee offers a curated selection of new and gently used high-end clothing & accessories.

Passport Promotion

New this season is the DECA passport promotion. Visit all the locations on the DECA Passport, then drop off completed cards at any of the stores to be entered in the draw for a prize pack, courtesy of the participating shops. Watch your mail for your passport flyer or pick one up at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market.

Launch Weekend – June 15-16, 2013

The summer pop-ups will kick off with an activity-filled launch weekend June 15th and 16th, which will feature:

  • live music by Kevin Brathwaite, The Note Poachers, Fine Grind, Emily and Jackson Steinwall, Saluki Music Ensembles, The Sleepovers and Deanna Petcoff
  • sidewalk artists
  • free treats courtesy of Yummy Stuff
  • guided historical Danforth East walks Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10:00a.m..

The guided walks will be led by Danforth East’s own Stephen Wickens and Dominic Farrell, the walking tours will last approximately 90 minutes; participants are invited to meet at Wise Guys at 2174  Danforth Avenue. at 10 a.m. This is the perfect opportunity for those who missed Stephen’s very popular Jane’s Walk last month. For all the details on the pop-ups and launch weekend check out the DECA website

Get to know the ‘hood like you should! And don’t forget to support all the new pop-ups and your favourite retailers all along Danforth East. Fill your passport and you can win great prizes!

DECA would like to extend special thanks to Manzer Hair Studio (2171 Danforth Ave), Danforth Sandwich (2116 Danforth Ave), Silly Goose Kids (2054 Danforth Ave), Cake Town Cafe (2039 Danforth Ave), Better Bulk (2044 Danforth Ave), Madame Gateaux (2034 Danforth Ave) and Circus Coffee House (7 Woodmount) for supporting the Pop-up Passport. A big thank you also to Malcolm at Home Hardware (2151 Danforth Ave) for providing materials for our pop-up signs.


News from Artisans at Work

So many classes, so little time…

Artisans at Work (2071 Danforth Ave.) is your one-stop shop for all things artistic and creative – right in your own backyard! (Or front yard, and probably a few streets away too, but you get the idea.)

Make sure to stay tuned to their website for details about this Friday’s “First Friday” event, which are still being finalized.

Here is a nifty update from artist-owner Tara Shelton.

Hi there folks of our east end!

Tara from Artisans At Work, on the Danforth here with a few new classes to tell you about, and some news about a great new artist’s resource group called East End Arts!
Firstly, we have the following classes to offer:
– Oil Painting with Julie Glick for adults: Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
– Encaustic Painting (with wax) w/Graham Curry:Thursdays in JUNE 6:30-9:30pm
– Printmaking, Modeling, Collage, Drawing, Painting for kids in French!
 Wednesdays in July: age 4-7 years: 3:00-4:30 p.m.  & age 8-12 years: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
– Oil Painting with Julie Glick for youths aged 12+
Tuesdays & Thursdays in July 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
– Pilates with Esther on Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. in June
– Yoga with Amanda on Sundays 10:00 a.m. in June
– Reflexology workshop May 30 1:00 p.m.
There are more classes & Workshops in the works, please sign up for our newsletter, on the About Us page, at
Our Community Room is now huge! Come in and see!
East End Arts is a new LASO (local arts service organization), and is excited to announce its launch on Tuesday, June 25 at the East York Civic Centre at 6:00-8:00 p.m. 850 Coxwell Ave. Music, art demonstrations, refreshments and more! Bring a sample of your art, to add to the mosaic work to celebrate the launch! No bigger than 4 x 4 inches.

Free movie screening tomorrow (Wed)

A note from local filmmaker Cameron Tingley about his free screening tomorrow, June 5, 2013 at the Danforth/Coxwell library, rom 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Modern society …. we’re all part of it.

But how often do we step back from the hubbub of daily life to look at it with fresh eyes?

Local filmmaker / visual humourist Cameron Tingley presents his series of short live-action films LIFE AS WE KNOW IT at the Danforth/Coxwell Public Library, 1675 Danforth Ave. (east of  Coxwell) on Wednesday, June 5th 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

With the theatrical troupe The Flying Spot Players, Cameron has produced a collection of short films that offer a humorous yet thought-provoking look at our modern world and the times we live in.

Based on his unique observations of human behaviour, the films make you laugh, think and wonder, all at the same time.

“Modern life in the developed world is moving at a dizzying pace”, says the filmmaker. “We are losing sight of the relationship between our individual actions and the general condition of our culture and our environment. These little movies are meant to put a face on those relationships to help bring the underlying connections and patterns to the fore.”

Pollution, advertising, popular culture, electronic communication, consumerism, and social etiquette are some of the topics that are examined in the various films.

The program of shorts is interspersed with personal commentary by Cameron about what motivated him to make each movie and how he approaches each subject.

For further information please contact Cameron at 416-469-3033  or

First Market at East Lynn Park – This Thursday!

Farmers’ market starts this week!

It’s time to welcome back our favourite crop of farmers!  The East Lynn Farmers’ Market opens this Thursday, June 6th.  That’s the “when”, now we will answer the what, who, how, and why…

What’s on this week at the Market?

At the Kids’ Korner this week, we’ll have the face-painters starting at 4:00 p.m..  Our friends from Silly Goose Kids will be at the park from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and we hear that they might have some storytelling and other fun planned!  New this year will be the BINGO Scavenger Hunt were kids get to learn about what veggies are in season each week for a chance to win $5.00 in ‘market bucks’. Visit the folks at the Kids’ Korner for more details (they’re the ones under the red tent).

Who puts on this market?

DECA works with MyMarket to put on the market each week.  DECA looks after events, volunteers and some of the marketing while MyMarket takes care of the farmers.  MyMarket certifies that the farmers at our market sell only what they produce.   Their mission is to build community through connecting real farmers to the urban marketplace, which we think is ideal!

How can you get involved?

First and foremost, come to the market and buy food from our farmers!!

Some volunteer opportunities are still available so if you want to know more, here is our post about volunteering from April.

We’re also looking for some photos of the market.  Each week we’ll profile the pictures you submit on this Blog and our Facebook page.  Toward end of the season we’ll have an online contest were people can vote for the photo that best captures the essence of the market.  Prizes to be announced later in the season!  Email submissions by clicking here. (If you are sending photos of people, please make sure you have their permission, particularly kids!)

Why is the Grand Opening next week?

We need a week to get up and running before we roll out the red carpet to really kick off the season.  Stay tuned for more details on the Grand Opening Celebration taking place next week (June 13, 2013).

The East Lynn Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave.