Get ready for the Pumpkin Parade in East Lynn!

The pumpkin parade is back in East Lynn! Bring your pumpkin (and candle) to the park on November 1 and line it up with the rest of the community’s. This is always one of our favourite events – magical jack-o-lanterns, kids playing in the dark, neighbours enjoying a night out in the festive aftermath of Halloween. We hope you can make it!

If you are available to volunteer, we could use marshals/candle-lighters to work 545-8pm, and clean up crew to work 8-830pm. Clean up crew get to toss the pumpkins into the big city compost bins, a surprisingly fun job (especially for a team of very active 8year old cub scouts, as we had last year!)

Email (or just respond to this post) if you have questions or would like to volunteer!

All-Candidates Meeting Video and Gratitude

Democracy in action on Danforth East

Last Friday, October 14 your friendly neighbourhood association (that’s us!) hosted an all-candidates meeting at Hope United Church. It was an extremely well-attended event, with about 150 people there in person, and 50+ people watching the live broadcast. All of the candidates showed their commitment to this community and this position with grace and eloquence. We hope that hearing from them helped people make their very important decision in advance of voting day on October 24!
This event was a whole-board effort!
Thank you to…
Fahreen Ladak (DECA Chair) and Betty Zou (DECA board member) for moderating
Andrea Nichols Egan for taking care of food, childcare and budget
Jordan D’Souza for running sound
Raktim Mitra for video
Jade Woodruffe and Betty for compiling community questions, Jade for time-keeping
Rebecca Green for organizing
Audrey Kvedaras and Jenn MacDonald for everything else!
Thanks to Pavilion Pastries (that delicious cafe beside Main Subway) for the post-meeting refreshments!

All Candidates Meeting Friday; Last Market Thursday

Meet your Ward 19 Candidates on Friday Night!

We are looking forward to a fun and informative night this Friday with all seven of the candidates running for City Council in the October 24 election. Come out to Hope United Church (Main/Danforth) to hear the candidates answer questions from the community, line up to ask your own questions, and stick around after for conversation and some delicious baked goods from Pavilion Pastries!

We have childcare available! Reserve a spot at

If you are unable to join us in person, you can view the webinar live stream and live captioned (through CART) right here:

Or Telephone: +1 647 558 0588  or +1 647 374 4685
Webinar ID: 884 9282 5270

Stock up on donuts and momos!

Our last market of the season is Thursday (today, if you’re reading this promptly in your inbox). Our farmers are already done, but our prepared food vendors and beer will be on hand for one last park picnic. See you on the East Lynn path!

Municipal Candidates Meeting – Help wanted!

DECA is hosting a Municipal Candidates Meeting for Ward 19 (Beaches East York) on Friday October 14 at 7pm at Hope United Church, and we really hope you can join us!

Audience information

Here’s what you need to know. Email info@deca for all of the following requests!

ASL interpretation will be available upon request. Please let us know your needs by this Friday, October 7.

Supervised children’s activities will be available while the meeting is going on – let us know ahead of time so we can plan age-appropriate activities for your kid(s)!

We would love to hear your questions for the candidates. Email them to us by October 7 so we can compile a list for our moderators.

Volunteers needed -email

We would love to have someone who can film and livestream the meeting for us. If you are comfortable with camera and livestreaming, please let us know! We are able to rent equipment as needed.

We also need volunteers to help with welcoming people, serving refreshments, and posting signage. This is a fun way to get to know your DECA team and your community!

We are really looking forward to seeing you!