Q&A with Local Candidates (Part One)

Thank you for your questions, Danforth East and Monarch Park Collegiate! We edited down the many questions we had to five key ones for the candidates:


My question as a tenant in DECA is, will our candidates pledge their support for vacancy control?

What will you do to help small businesses get back on their feet?

What are you going to do for low-income seniors?


How will you tackle Gen Z’s problem with mental health and stress? One in four Gen Z feel emotionally distressed.

Currently, our world is being killed by greenhouse gases. How do you plan on reaching net zero emissions?


In this post, we share the full answers from Beaches East York NDP candidate Kate Dupuis and Liberal candidate Mary-Margaret McMahon. We will share responses from other candidates as we receive them.

NDP Responses: NDP Responses to DECA questions.docx

Liberal Responses: Liberal Responses to DECA Questions

First East Lynn Market of 2022 is this Thursday!

DECA is so excited to announce the return of the East Lynn Market this Thursday, June 2! We have a number of farmers and prepared food vendors committed to being there this week (see full list below), and more as the growing season progresses. You can find us back on the concrete path through East Lynn. Our first week will feature live music, garden advice, bike repairs, and kids’ activities.

Our live music this week features a very special guest. We are thrilled to welcome back Dirty Dishes alum Alison Porter as one part of the duo The Rosy Ramblers, a Leslieville mother/daughter fiddle duo composed of Porter (Mom) and Hazel Evans (daughter). They play traditional fiddle music, and classical pieces in 2 part harmony. Local songstress and CBC darling Nancy White called their act “magical”.

We will also have a kids’ activity at 4pm, with the delightful Em! She will do a circle time for kids 0-6y+ featuring sing alongs and readings of fun inclusive stories! Circle Times with Em is a program for children and their parents/caregivers in East Toronto (as well as performing at local children’s events and birthdays around the city.) See her on instagram @emilia_bender and register for her other classes here:
Storytime with Em

This week the Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer garden advice and teach us about invasive vs. native species. We will also have free bike tune-ups with 32 Spokes!

Our vendor list for June 2:

5th Town Cheese
The Back 40 -flowers
Cedar Hedge -veggies and plants
Dundas Park Kitchen -pies and other baked goods
Fisher’s Field -garlic scapes
Flat Rock -wine
Greener Grazing -beef
Hooked -fish
Jiggy Popz -popsicles
Left Field -beer
Mad Mexican -salsas and tortillas
Nepali Momo -dumplings
Oy’s Joys -danishes and cookies
Stock in Trade -sandwiches

We are always looking for more volunteers for the market. You can sign up here:


See you Thursday!

#DanforthEast Yard Sale is Back on Saturday, June 11th 8am-2pm!

Do you have lots of stuff you no longer need and could use the space? It’s time for our annual neighbourhood wide yard sale! Our local retailers will be joining in the fun with a sidewalk sale along Danforth East hosted by the Danforth Mosaic BIA.

DECA is populating a map online to show every
home and business participating in the sale!

Once you sign up, your application will be processed and your location added to the map. We will then send out further tips to help you with organizing your sale and contact information if you have questions.

Sign up to add your yard sale to the map here!

The most successful sales are the ones where the whole street gets involved. For example, Coleridge and the streets surrounding East Lynn Park have all had fabulous street sales in the past. You can too! Talk to your neighbours and ask them to get involved by sharing this year’s poster.

Street sales also get a special highlight on our famous yard sale map. The map will be promoted the day before on this site and through social media. Follow us at:

Please also help promote the #DanforthEast Yard Sale through your own networks! The more yard sales we have, the more people will come out, the more successful this neighbourhood event will be.

Check out the current Yard Sale map here!


2022 Danforth East Yard Sale - June 11 8am-2pm