Arts Fair and Much Much More

Danforth East Arts Fair

Jeff Stewart Photos

Jeff Stewart Photos

Jeff Stewart Photos

Jeff Stewart Photos

Thank you so much to everyone who made their way to East Lynn Park this weekend for the first (annual?) Danforth East Arts Fair.  More than two thousand people visited the show over the two days.  The team of people who put it together did an amazing job of creating a high quality, well organized event.   There was a lot of excitement about the show from both vendors and shoppers.  Watch this space for more photos in the coming weeks, but for now thanks to you for coming out and to our fabulous team for the hours and hours – and hours – of work.

Did you attend the Arts Fair?  We’d love to hear your feedback and/or ideas for next year.  Please send your thoughts to

Joe Cooper and DECA

Twenty DECA members came out to the Midway Meander with Joe Cooper a few weeks ago.  I’m told it was very interesting and provided a whole new perspective on the neighbourhood from someone who has watched these streets for decades.  Then, last week, we were more than a little pleased to see Joe’s column about DECA in the East York Mirror.  Thanks Joe.

Pamper Yourself At This Week’s East Lynn Farmers’ Market

Who says we’re not looking out for your best interest?  This week Sugar Moon Salon will be offering mini massages and reflexology treatments $15 for 15 minutes.  Treat yourself – you deserve it.  Once you’re all relaxed and feeling good swing by the DECA tent for some hot apple cider and caramel apples.  And if you think you can’t feel any better than that – try buying some fresh local produce.  You’ll really feel fabulous.

Apples and Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes is the name of the musical trio that entertained at the market last week.  I hope we can convince them to come back every year. They were terrific.

And thank you, thank you, thank you to the lovely and talented Melanie of Melanie’s Bistro for providing delicious apple soup, apple strudel and apple turnovers to lucky market goers last week.  If you haven’t yet tried Melanie’s at 1870 Danforth (416-422-1870) you’re missing out.  Take someone you love for lunch or dinner.  Or do as I did and order a birthday cake – it was the best birthday cake I’ve ever had – full stop.

Karma Kafe

Much as I love the Danforth, I do sometimes venture elsewhere, as I did last week up to the Karma Kafe at 1028 Coxwell Ave, just south of O’Connor.  It’s a cute little place with fair trade coffee and a number of other fair trade items that can be consumed there as well as purchased to take away.  You can get a nice little lunch or snack.  She’s going to be doing some ‘movies for mommies’ in the fall and this Saturday she’s holding a Customer Appreciation Day where she’ll be working on her own karma by offering free coffee.

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