Join us for Market Planning on Wednesday

Members of the DECA Green committee are meeting this Wednesday night (April 20) on Zoom to discuss our plans for the market this year.

Farmers’ Markets Ontario manages the farmers and other vendors for the market, but DECA plans the weekly activities and events, promotes the market, and connects the vendors with the community. Let us know if you are interested in organizing this year! Email or just come to our meeting at 8 pm on Wednesday:


3 Great Ways to Get Involved in Your Community this April!

Don’t let those periodic bursts of hail fool you — spring has sprung in Danforth East and we are looking to (safely, carefully) come out of hibernation and into some community activities. Here are three opportunities for you to get involved!

1. The 8th Annual Danforth East Yard Sale
We are so excited that the Yard Sale/ Sidewalk Sale is back! We are just looking for a volunteer to help run the yard sale. This person would take on the outreach to the Kidney Foundation, coordinate with the BIA and respond to queries by participants. This person should be available on the weekend of the event (June weekend, date tbd). They will work with our board member Raktim to oversee the event.
If you are able to take on this role, please email

For more info on the yard sale tradition, check out the BlogTO profile of our 2018 event here:

2. The East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market
DECA Green will be meeting in the third week of April to begin planning the events and activities to accompany the farmers’ market this year. We are looking for people to join us to make connections with musicians, eco groups, kids’ activity providers and more. If you’re interested in joining the committee, email us at

3. Earth Day Clean Up
This one isn’t a DECA activity, but we’re sharing because it’s a great opportunity to get together with some neighbours to clean an area for Earth Day. Clean Toronto Together supports neighbourhood groups with cleaning materials and pickup. From their website:

Clean Toronto Together invites residents, community groups, schools and businesses to spend 20-minutes picking up litter and recycling that’s accumulated in local parks and other public spaces over the winter. Join us April 22-24!

Important information for 2022:

The City has a limited supply of free litter bags to support resident-led cleanups.
Participants are encouraged to bring/reuse their own plastic bags to collect litter and recycling.
Litter bags will be offered to the first 100 groups (of 5 or more residents) who register a cleanup. Eligible groups will be contacted by City staff. Quantities are limited.
Special litter collection will be available to registered participants.
Safety tips and COVID-19 guidance will be provided to all registered participants.
Registration closes on April 15.

Here’s the link to their site and registration: