Sept 2 Local Mayoral Debate – update

You have probably already heard by now that our friends the Greenwood Community Association (the residents’ association to the west of DECA) have organized a mayoral debate for Sept 2. Click here for our earlier post about it. 

A few updates that we thought you should know:

  • David Sodnacki is attending
  • Rob Ford is not attending (he evidently cancelled today with no reason given)
  • The venue, Kimbourne United Church, has limited seating so plan accordingly. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7pm sharp.
  • DECA is not organizing this event, so if you have questions or comments, please contact the folks at Greenwood Community Association any way that you’d like:


PS: Best of luck to all the kiddos and teachers heading back to school on Tuesday!  

East Lynn Farmers’ Market: Healthy lunches, Rooster Tales & Happy

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It’s the week before school starts and/or the end of holidays for many in our neighbourhood so naturally we start to get excited (or full of fear) about packing lunches.  To get kids back in the swing of eating healthy lunches and learning, why not review this list with your little one this week: 10 Things you can Teach your Kids at a Farmers’ Market.

Then join our pals at Silly Goose Kids  who are bringing all kids of fun this week.  There will be stories, songs and circle time.  Fun starts at 4:30 p.m.  This will also be the last week for the wading pool at East Lynn Park so be sure to pack a suit and towel to cool off.  We’ll also welcome information from ZooShare, AutoShare and the Merrill Dog Park Association.


Wellness Booth

Pegasus Studios will be at the Market this Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Dancing makes you Happy!  Experts say that dancing has many valuable health benefits;

  • Strengthens bones
  • Builds essential muscles
  • Boosts mental health

Children and adults can join them to learn a line dance to the hit song “HAPPY” by Pharrell Williams.  Show off your dancing skills at your next party or in your kitchen with your family.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page.

Mayoral Forum in our ‘hood


Join your neighbours and mayoral candidates Olivia Chow, Rob Ford, and John Tory as they discuss transit, safety and policing, and their broad vision for the city.  Our neighbours to the west, the Greenwood Community Association, have organized a Mayoral Forum to be held on September 2nd at 7:00 p.m., Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd).  


Due to capacity restrictions, the organizers are asking that only residents of DECA or the Greenwood Community Association attend this forum.

Meet #DEAF14 young artist Stella Vincenza Racca

Here’s some great information from the Danforth East Arts Fair organizers:

This year for the first time, Danforth East Arts Fair is hosting a free Youth Booth for talented young artists, thanks to generous community sponsors Bosley Real Estate and Pegasus Studios.

Youth Booth exhibitor Stella Racca will be selling her upcycled paintings cards and more at the Danforth East Arts Fair on Sept. 13-14.
Youth Booth exhibitor Stella Racca will be selling her upcycled paintings cards and more at the Danforth East Arts Fair on Sept. 13-14.

Stella Vincenza Racca, 13, will be displaying her work September 13-14 in East Lynn Park as part of the Youth Booth.

“My work is up-cycling objects that would usually just get thrown out, like old bottle caps, the cuttings from printing paper to make my cards, and old nail polishes,“ says Stella.

“I’m often inspired by paper stores because I love the patterns and textures, though I can never afford them! I also get ideas from vintage jewelry so I try my best to incorporate a bit of that into my work — I like to think the bottle caps are sort of like antique picture frames.“

When she gets older, Stella would like to pursue filmmaking. But she isn’t opposed to being in front of the camera — acting is also a possible career path.

She adds: “I’d like to continue making and selling my work, so (the Danforth East Arts Fair) is a great opportunity to get started!“

Visit Stella and dozens of other exhibitors at East Lynn Park on Sept. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Postponing Movie Night

Just a quick note to let all of you who were planning on heading out to East Lynn Park momentarily know, that tonight’s movie is postponed due to weather. We hope to show the movie after another market sometime soon.

East Lynn Farmers’ Market this week: Movie Night


It’s time for another Movie Night in East Lynn Park!

Stick around after the farmers’ market this week for a open air screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. – or whenever it’s dark enough to see the screen.

We hope many of your took the challenge we posed last week to buy fruits and vegetables from as many colours of the rainbow as possible.  This week – don’t forget to look for bright Ontario melons!

Kids Activity: Come play with oaks ‘n acorns! Join them from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for some super fun interactive parachute play. They’ll engage and delight the tots with all sorts of parachute games and fun. No sign up required, just meet them in the park.


Wellness Booth:

Is your child a toe walker? Did they have a slow birth or fast birth? Do they have difficulty with reading or spelling? How do they hold their pencil? What do these findings mean about any developmental stages that may have been skipped? Tanya Mouland, a licensed educational Kinesiology/Brain Gym teacher and consultant, will be offering Free Mini Brain Gym Assessments from 3pm to 7pm. Find out how improving physical, mental and language development in children (and adults) can be easy and fun.