Pride at the Market with special guests and Community Fridges

We are thrilled to bring back Pride at the Market this week! There will be fun activities for the kids with Karina Sadu Realty, a community art project with Mischief Makers, and kids’ music fun with Fun with Music Together*. There will also be live music and a photo booth.

We will have our usual great lineup of vendors with special guest Gary Godelie with his pasture-raised beef, and Fairweather Brewery in the rotating brewer’s booth.

Finally, don’t forget to bring a food item to share with a neighbour in need via the Community Fridges TO!

 

* A word from our friends at Fun with Music Together: Fun. Fabulous. Uplifting. Magical!” These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Fun With Music Together. In these special, award winning classes, the activities are specifically designed to guide you in how to support music development in your child, and how to connect with them through musical play. The research-based curriculum not only develops your child’s natural musicality, it will open the door to a world of possibility, not only for music learning but for ALL learning! 

Fun With Music Together is celebrating 20 years of joyful music making with thousands of families in the GTA. Summer semester begins July 6th for 7 weeks of music making all summer long! 

What a busy week in Danforth East! Last Thursday, our first market of the season was a blast — East Lynn Park was hopping with great vendors and satisfied market-goers picnicking on the grass, listening to live music.  And Saturday saw more than 150 sales animating the streets and churchyards of our neighbourhood. The clothing drive was a huge success, with several carloads of clothes and small appliances collected for Kennedy House and New Circles.  A huge thank you is owed to all of our volunteers who organized and ran these events, and to the volunteers who carried ALL the things!

It’s market day again in East Lynn! We are looking forward to the same vendor lineup as last week but with more flowers! In our community booth this week we have Woodgreen Community Services -stop by to learn about all of the amazing services they provide! In the kids’ tent we have Create Art Studio, and our local business popup booth is Ila’s Kitchen. Our rotating brewery this week is Red Tape.

Finally, we are still looking for people to help with take-down of the market. This is a straightforward hour of volunteering for someone strong-ish and energetic. You can sign up here

 

 

 

It’s Yard Sale Day! and Clothing/Small Appliance Drive Day

The forecast today looks partly sunny and fully fun! Check our map to plan your yard sale route and see what local businesses are participating in the sidewalk sale. Note that yard sale signups are now closed.

See Yard Sale Map

Multi-seller Sale

Come by the Multi-seller Sale at Kimbourne Park and shop the wares of more than 10 sellers! Enjoy a bbq snack from Kimbourne while you’re there!

Clothing and Small Appliances Drive

As we did last year, DECA will be collecting clothing and small appliances for New Circles and Kennedy House Youth Shelter.  You can drop things off from 11 until 3. We are particularly looking for clothes and shoes for young men but are happy to take any clean, good condition clothing and small appliances you have. (And if you have time to spare in the afternoon, we could still use some volunteers on intake and delivery).

See you in the neighbourhood!

 

It’s Market Day!

Pop by East Lynn Park and say hello to our new and returning vendors! The market runs every Thursday from now until October 17, rain or shine. Enjoy treats from this week’s Pop Up vendors: Ila’s Kitchen with her small batch gourmet pickles and chutneys and Peter from Flaming Serpent with his natural, handcrafted, artisan hot sauces.  Grab dinner from Hooked or Magic Oven and a sweet treat from Ampersand Bakehouse, and maybe take home some beer from Great Lakes Brewery.

We’ll have live music and kids activities from The Space, as well as free produce bags and containers to help you reduce your plastic use.

We look forward to seeing you at the park, 3-7pm!

Danforth East, we need you!

Yard Sale – Saturday June 8 – Volunteers needed!

We are still looking for people to help with the multi-seller sale at Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh) throughout the day. We will also need people to help take in and sort donations for the Clothing and Small Appliance Drive to benefit New Circles and Kennedy House Youth Shelter. If we don’t have enough people to help with the drive, we will have to cancel it.

If you have some time to volunteer, please sign up here – we really appreciate it! https://danfortheastcommunityassociation.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=87103

Weekly Farmer’s Market: Thursdays from 3 until 7 p.m. starting on June 6th 2024

Our weekly Farmers’ Market only happens because of our fabulous and committed volunteers. Currently a small but mighty group, we are in need of more hands to help out.  It can be an hour here and an hour there or a more regular commitment.  Check out all of the areas where we need help and perhaps sign up for a spot or two.  Most of the jobs at the market are also appropriate for teens and the market team is happy to sign their Community Service Forms. You can click on the link here to sign up: https://danfortheastcommunityassociation.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=87381

In the interest of reducing plastic waste at the market, we are also planning to have cloth produce bags available to give away. If you are interested in sewing for this, please contact Rebecca at green@deca.to Instructions (and inspiration) can be found here: https://zerowastechef.com/2019/05/16/sew-produce-bags-zero-waste-plastic-free/

Most immediately, we are looking for a few people to help with a postcard drop to promote the market over the next two weeks. If you are able to do a block or two, please email Gulnigar at green@deca.to 

 

 

This community needs you! Volunteer with DECA!

Spring has sprung which means there is a lot happening in the community – a yard sale and the weekly Farmer’s Market are just two of DECA’s current projects.  These only happen with the support of our local businesses and volunteers — and DECA would love for you to be part of the action.  

How can you become more actively involved?  We all lead busy lives that do not always leave us with a lot of time for other things.  With DECA, there is literally something for everyone whether you have an hour to give or can make a regular commitment.  

Public Board Meeting: May 29th 2024 at 7 p.m.

One way to get involved is to attend DECA’s public board meeting  on Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm. We will be gathering at Ampersand Bakehouse, 1808 Danforth (and enjoying some of the cookies that will be featured at this year’s market!). Join us to learn more about what role DECA plays in the community or to tell us what you would like to see happen in our ongoing efforts to make this a vibrant and connected neighbourhood.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Farmer’s Market: Thursdays from 3 until 7 p.m. starting on June 6th 2024

Our weekly Farmers’ Market only happens because of our fabulous and committed volunteers. Currently a small but mighty group, we are in need of more hands to help out.  It can be an hour here and an hour there or a more regular commitment.  Check out all of the areas where we need help and perhaps sign up for a spot or two.  Most of the jobs at the market are also appropriate for teens and the market team is happy to sign their Community Service Forms. You can click on the link here to sign up: https://danfortheastcommunityassociation.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=87381

(note – if this signup doesn’t work, email green@deca.to OR wait until Monday night – we are waiting on the developer to fix our plan)

In the interest of reducing plastic waste at the market, we are also planning to have cloth produce bags available to give away. If you are interested in sewing for this, please contact Rebecca at green@deca.to Instructions (and inspiration) can be found here: https://zerowastechef.com/2019/05/16/sew-produce-bags-zero-waste-plastic-free/

Most immediately, we are looking for a few people to help with a postcard drop to promote the market over the next two weeks. If you are able to do a block or two, please email Gulnigar at green@deca.to 

Yard Sale – Saturday June 8

We are looking for people to help with the multi-seller sale at Kimbourne Park United Church (200 Wolverleigh) throughout the day. We will also need people to help take in and sort donations for the Clothing and Small Appliance Drive to benefit New Circles and Kennedy House Youth Shelter.

If you have some time to volunteer, please sign up here – we can use all the help we can get: https://danfortheastcommunityassociation.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=87103