Yoga and PiPS at the Market This Week

Fall is here and it is our favorite time of year to enjoy the amazing variety of produce from our Ontario farmers. We are always excited to see the butternut squash appear this time of year, because it means soup season has begun. One of our favorites is the butternut squash, kale and farro soup shown below. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Here is the recipe.



City Planning – Danforth Avenue Planning Study Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS) Event

Representatives from City Planning will be at the East Lynn Farmer’s Market on Thursday, September 29th from 3PM to 7PM to meet with local residents and discuss the upcoming Danforth Avenue Planning Study. For more information on the study, please visit While you are shopping for delicious treats from the farmer’s market take a few minutes to stop by, meet your local planning staff, and discuss the study. We would love to hear your thoughts on your neighbourhood and what local features are important to you. Your feedback will be helpful to shape the study’s terms of reference, goals and outcomes. We look forward to chatting about this important topic!

Free Yoga with Camila Sinisterra

Everyone is welcome to join Camila Sinisterra for yoga this week between 5:30 – 6:30 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome and no mat is necessary.


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 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 or by following us on Twitter.


The Market this Week: Load up your freezers

It’s sad to say, but there are only four market weeks left for the year. Be sure to start loading up your freezers with all the berries and fruit for all your winter smoothies before it’s too late! Here are some of this week’s attractions:

  • Amicus Productions will be visiting the market to share information about their exciting 2016/17 Season set to start at The Papermill Theatre (67 Pottery Road) this November with their production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Stop by and say ‘hello’.

  • The winery this week is Flat Rock Cellars.

  • The wellness booth will feature Jessica Miller, the founder of Space LogixJessica, a trained librarian (UWO), a Reiki practitioner (Usui lineage), a trained professional organizer and a proud member of the Professional Organizers of Canada.She will be offering brief consultations to help you tackle your organizing challenges.

And a reminder to send us your favourite Thanksgiving recipes using market food.  We’d love to share them with shoppers!  Send an email to market(at) or leave a comment on this post.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 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 or by following us on Twitter.

Free treats, free concert, vintage market, SGK bday & DECA mtg

Since I’m writing this post in the wee hours of the morning, let’s start with coffee.

Press Coffee Books Coffee Vinyl at 2442 Danforth is offering a free muffin or croissant (while supplies last!) with a coffee purchase on weekdays until Oct 15. A warm, cozy room full of books and records where you can buy serves coffee, tea and snacks! Friends, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

Whether you are on mat leave, working from home, or you just need a good cuppa on your way to the office, Press is worth a visit.


Follow Press on Facebook and Twitter (@PressDanforth) to catch their hilarious daily signboards!

On Friday, September 23, join the Friends of Stephenson Park and Councillor McMahon for a free concert with the Practically Hip (yes, a Tragically Hip cover band). Summer may officially end on Thursday but this outdoor concert will stretch out the summer fun until at least the end of the week!



This weekend on Saturday and Sunday at Old’s Cool General Store, 250 Westlake @ Lumsden, they are having their weekly fresh from the farm market, and will be opening up their big side door and selling everything inside. Here’s the event listing for all the details. Make sure to ask Zahra about the storied history of this space  (spoiler alert: it was used as a rehearsal space for some legendary musicians).

Also this weekend, come celebrate Silly Goose Kids’ 5th Birthday! Lots of events, giveaways and no tax all weekend. Congratulations to Shamie and Tracey on reaching this huge milestone! 2054 Danforth


On Tuesday, September 27, the DECA Board will meet at Time Capsule, 2183 Danforth, from 7:30 until about 9:30pm. If you would like to join us, click here to RSVP by email. We will hold space on the agenda for any questions or ideas that our visitors have, but no pressure at all as listeners are also most welcome.



DECA Connects’ Second Ideas Fair Meeting

Remember how 75 people raised more than $30,000 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family come to Canada, by sleeping out on in tents on a wintry night?

The DECA Connects committee organized that.

Remember the table table tennis tournament this past summer, when 36 neighbourhood teams raised $1400 towards DECA’s inaugural Young Leaders scholarship for budding activists?

That was the DECA Connects committee too.

The magic formula of both ideas: one part community socializing, one part good cause.

What do you think we should do next?

We are having our second IDEAS meeting.

Here’s how it works — you think up a good idea, come to our meeting, and pitch it to the room of your neighbours in one minute. Then, you listen to all of their minute-long pitches. At the end of the night, the assembled group votes on which project we should take on next. We might even combine some of them into something even better, because a dozen brains are always better than one!

That’s what happened the last time: Sarah proposed a ping pong tournament in our parks so the new tables got more use, and I pitched the scholarship for a low-income budding community activist, and by the end of the night, TA DA, we had “Table Tennis for Tuition.”

Come join us on Tuesday October 4, at 7.30 at Gerrard Pizza, 1528 Danforth.

Bring your appetite for pizza, neighbourly banter and social justice.

As always, if you want to join our committee, we’d love to have you. Email us at

The Market this week: You can feel fall in the air…

(apologies for the late message this week) 
It’s that wonderful time of year again. The first tints of red and yellow are showing on the trees at East Lynn, the air is finally crisp and our farmers are starting to bring in apples to the market. Gala, Granny Smith (keep reading, we have an awesome recipe you can use them in) and Honey Crisp—all the favourites will be offered now and into the coming weeks!
Plus, there are lots of great things to check out this week. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Toronto Tool Library will have a kid’s activity on. MGH Nurses will be at the Community Booth. Tawse Winery will be in attendance. And David Chandross is making his second musical performance at the market this season.
Plus, Dr. Nana Jokura, B.Mus, ND of Accept Wellness will be offering free assessments in energy, mood and your health so that you can keep up with your little ones. Accept Wellness is now offering services at its Danforth and Coxwell location again!
To kick us o, Nana has a wonderful apple crisp recipe  you’ll want to try. Do you have a favourite autumn recipe that you make using ingredients from our farmer’s market? Share them on Facebook or email us at  We’ll share them with everyone!
See you at the market!

News from some of our faves

We have posted a lot about new businesses in the neighbourhood, but this post is exciting news about a some of the business that have been around for a while.

Our more established businesses are so valuable to our neighbourhood – where would we be had they not taken a chance on our end of town, back in the day?

Manzer Hair Studio

Manzer Hair Studio asked us to let you know that they’ve moved to a new location! You can find Nicole, Rachel and Hannah working out of a gorgeous new space west of Woodbine at 1993 Danforth, formerly Nippon Video.

On October 6, you are invited to drop in for their grand opening to see the new space. Here’s a sneak peek:manzer


Sugarmoon Salon

Happy Birthday to Sugermoon, 1509 Danforth + two other locations! They are 14 years young and to celebrate they are offering 14% of products and services!


Pegasus Studios

It is hard to believe but Pegasus Studios (361 Glebeholme Blvd) is turning 30 this year. This family-run dance school is such a special place for people of any age who want to dance, create & move.


Happy 30th to Pegasus!! Here’s to the next 30 years and beyond.


Melanie’s Bistro

Do you have the September blues? A night out at Melanie’s (1870 Danforth) will help. Delicious food, you can bring your own wine every day – free corkage on Wednesdays! – and since Melanie is a pastry chef,  the desserts will never disappoint. If dinner isn’t your thing, visit them for lunch and weekend brunches!