CareerFit Mom Karma, Salomon Sale & Photography Courses

During these dull, dreary days of January there is still alot happening in the Danforth East area to lighten your mood.  Read all about a local fitness offering, a pop-up outdoor gear sample sale and two photography workshops on the posters below.

Here is a note  from Beth of CareerFit Mom with more details on the Karma fitness classes:

Feel good through exercise while also doing good with your donation!  Try out a class, fit in a workout during our term turnaround and introduce others to CareerFit Mom classes, all while supporting a great cause!

I am hosting a selection of drop-in classes at oaks ‘n acorns between Jan. 21st and Jan. 31st. My team of instructors and I are donating our time to spread good health and happiness to you, our valued community of exercisers. All class proceeds will be donated to The Neighbourhood Centre which supports local families in need.

Please join us at these super fun workouts – Pay What You Can (suggested donation is $10 at the door) – Pre-Registration is Required and Space is Limited!  Register at or call the studio to book (416.425.3213)

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 Salomon Sample Sale


Photography Workshops


Happy Birthday oaks ‘n acorns! Friday, Jan 23

We have seen so many wonderful businesses open in our neighbourhood in the past few years, and oaks ‘n acorns is one of our favourites. Winnie asked us to post the info about their upcoming birthday party, and it’s our pleasure to oblige:

We are excited to announce that we have now been in the lovely neighbourhood for 2 years!
We will be celebrating this grand event next Friday Jan 23 from 9:00am – 3:00pm with lots of super fun activities such as:
Face painting
Disco Party
Open Craft Table
Open Gym
and of course CAKE and amazing prizes
We hope to see you all at our party, thanks again for all your support these last 2 years.
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Thanks you oaks ‘n acorns for recognizing the potential of our neighbourhood and for continuing to help us realize it. Here’s to many more birthdays!

Lace Up Locally & Stadium Singers

Skate Your Heart Out

Join your neighbours at Monarch Park this weekend for the Friends of Monarch Park Community Skating Party.  Fun runs Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m with hot chocolate, music and more.  Check out the poster below or the FoMP Facebook page for all the details.

And a huge thank you to our many hard-working, cold-loving, ice-flooding neighbours for creating rinks in other local parks as well.  The Friends of Stephenson Park have had smooth ice for a few days now and the East Lynn Park volunteers are expecting to have their ice smooth by the weekend.


Stadium Singers: A Community Singing Club 

Warm up your vocal chords by joining the Stadium Singers at Monarch Park Stadium.  This non-profit group practices on Sunday afternoons.  Contact Carolyn for more info at stadiumsingers(at)

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Merrily, merrily Shop Re-opens Saturday

Merrily, merrily Shop Re-opens Saturday

Handmade whale
Handmade whale ready to take home from Merrily, merrily.

Happy news for the parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles of Danforth East! Merrily, merrily is re-opening their pop-up shop – this Saturday, January 10 at 10am – in their new home: 1854 Danforth Ave (right near Oaks ‘n’ Acorns). They’ll be popping up for 6 months (and if we’re lucky, they might just decide to make this their forever home).

The store hours will be 10 to 6, Tuesday – Saturday, and 11 to 4 on Sundays.

If you haven’t checked them out online yet (, Moxie and Jane carry gently used and very lovely clothing and goods for children, and they sell unique handmade and upcycled pieces by members of our own community. Isn’t the denim whale totally charming? In the upcycled category, they also have reversible, full-body bibs; cool superhero aprons; and neck-cowls made from hockey socks (does it get more Canadian than that kind of cold-weather, artful ingenuity?!).

They’re a consignment shop so your purchases also help out other parents in the neighbhourhood. Jane and Moxie say they are always looking for wooden toys and puzzles, classic books, Padraig slippers, Toms, Converse, Bogs, designer clothing and any other baby and children’s clothing or linens in pristine, like-new condition — so if you have any of those, you have an extra reason to pop in for a visit!

Merrily, merrily pop-up shop
1854 Danforth Ave
10 to 6, Tuesday – Saturday, and 11 to 4 on Sundays

Two Upcoming events: healthy body, healthy mind

Welcome to 2015 Danforth East! It’s that time of year again – resolution time. January seems like a prime time to focus on self-improvement. We’re fortunate to have many organizations and businesses in the neighbourhood offering options to improve our minds and bodies.  Here are two upcoming events that may be of interest to you and your families.

One Year Anniversary for Ankh Yoga


Family Literacy Day At Danforth/Coxwell Library