Earth Day in and around Beaches East York

While DECA isn’t hosting an Earth Day event, we’d like to share these lovely options for the day with you.

Free Movie!

On Earth Day, this Saturday April 22 at 10am, MPP Mary-Margaret McMahon is hosting a FREE screening of What You Won’t Do for Love at The Fox Theatre (2236 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1G2). The film is an absolute gem of a love story that examines our relationship with earth and reveals the deep love that environmentalists David Suzuki and partner Tara Cullis share. See the trailer here and RSVP using this link.

Free Compost!

Spend Earth Day close to home and prep your garden space. From Councillor Fletcher: Get your shovels ready! Free compost will be dropped at several locations next weekend.

Saturday, April 22nd:

  • Phin Park – 7:00 a.m.
  • Monarch Park – 8:00 a.m.
  • Kempton Howard Park – 9:00 a.m.
  • Riverdale Park – 11:00 a.m.
*Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers as the compost will not be in bags.*

Beach Cleanup

Join a beach cleanup at Woodbine Beach or Ashbridges Bay:


Market meeting, Yard Sale date, and gardens!

Hey Danforth East, we hope everyone is enjoying the spring (summer?) weather we’ve been having. In light of summer in sight, we have a few volunteer and workshop opportunities to share with you.

East Lynn Market Planning

Join the DECA Green committee in planning the market for this season! We are always happy to welcome new members to our group and would love some fresh ideas for the market. We are having our first meeting in East Lynn Park (with snacks!) on Saturday at 330pm by the playground.








Danforth East Yard Sale

Save the date! Our annual Danforth East Yard Sale is on Saturday June 10. Registration will begin on May 10. This year, we are adding an opportunity to sell at a multi-family sale (at Kimbourne Park United Church) for those that don’t have access to a yard. Please email to register for the multi-family sale, and direct other inquiries to

Garden Workshops

While we are all diligently NOT cleaning up our yards to give time for the pollinators to nest in that leaf litter, we can still plan for this year’s gardens! Food Up Front is offering balcony gardening (virtually) and garden planning workshops (in East York). Find out more here:

The S. Walter Stewart library is offering a workshop on Urban Vegetable Gardening – you can learn about that here:  04 April 27-Urban Vegetable Gardening.docx


Don’t forget our rescheduled AGM for May 1 at Hirut Restaurant!

AGM Postponed to May 1

Dear DECA members,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the  DECA AGM will be postponed to Monday May 1st.

We look forward to seeing you then!


Find your DECA Committee!

We hope to see you at our AGM at Hirut Cafe this Monday, April 3!

Please let us know if you can make it by clicking on the link to fill out the form below, and also let us know about any accessibility requirements. And if you can’t make it, the form has options for you to submit questions or comments that we can share at the meeting.

RSVP form for the AGM 

A reminder that as this is our AGM, you must be a member to attend. You can get or renew your PWYC family membership at

Wondering where you fit in DECA? Consider these subcommittees!

DECA Visioning is city planning at a grassroots level, responsible for meeting with developers, city staff and other stakeholders in our community. Find out more from Audrey at

DECA Green is the home of the East Lynn Farmers’ Market committee, as well as other initiatives TBD! Find out more from Rebecca at

DECA Events organizes some of DECA’s most popular events, including the Danforth East Arts Fair, Pumpkin Parade, Festival of Lights and DECA Dance Party.  Our current focus is the Danforth East Yard Sale. Email if you would like to help with planning!

DECA Social helps ensure that DECA members and the community generally are informed of DECA events and projects.  The work of this subcommittee includes monitoring and updating the DECA website and social media accounts, as well as leading initiatives to attract new DECA members.  Find out more from Jenn or Rebecca at 

DECA Connects organizes and runs community events focused on social issues and advocacy.  Some of the key events and initiatives of this subcommittee include DECA Discussions (started in 2020), the DECA Young Leaders Scholarship and DECA Pride.  DECA Connects is currently on hiatus and looking for our next leader.

We encourage DECA members and other individuals in our community to reach out with ideas and feedback.  We also welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering with the committees to express their interest.