Stuff going on around here

From a delinquent blogger to her neighbours – here are some things going on around here!

Tool Library “Maker Palooza Kids”

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Fundraising Karaoke!


Unleash Your Inner ROCKSTAR ! Karaoke Night at The Groove Bar & Grill (1952 Danforth Ave) on August 9th starting at 10:00 p.m, supporting Habitat For Humanity and Women Build. Tons of fun and prizes supporting this amazing cause!! 

Parks Update

Thanks to Councillor McMahon for the news! Construction of a new playground in Stephenson Park is scheduled to begin on September 8 (targeted completion is October 31, 2014) and in the next few weeks, outdoor ping-pong tables will be installed in a few parks, including East Lynn!

Outdoor Movie Night at Main Square

The Danforth Village BIA will host this family-friendly event, a screening of the movie “Jumanji”. All are welcome! Arm chair seating will be provided.

Saturday, August 23, event starts at 6:00 pm, movie starts at 8:30pm
Main Square, Southeast Corner of Danforth Ave. & Main St.

Feelin’ hot hot hot! Summer fun!

Last day of school makes it official – summer is here! What are your plans? How about music and beer at the park on Wednesdays in July courtesy of the Danforth Mosaic BIA? How about some awesome workshops at Oaks ‘n Acorns? Read on for more info!

(If you missed our first post full of summer activities for all ages, read it here)

Happy happy World Pride weekend to all who celebrate, and happy Canada Day!

Wednesdays in July – Music in the Park!

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Oaks ‘N’Acorns workshops!

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Need something to do this summer?

If you’re looking for something to do over the summer for yourself, your kids, or anyone else, you do not have to go too far.

Ultimate Frisbee on Wednesday nights starting July 9 @ Stephenson Park (near Main & Danforth)

For more information, visit:
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Dance Camp at Pegasus Studios (near Coxwell & Danforth)

For more information, visit:


50% off Art Camps at Art Cave if you book in June (near Danforth & Coxwell)

For more information, visit:



How about growing food for the community?

Our friends at Kimbourne United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd) are starting a community garden to grow local food for the community. Come out to their next meeting about it on June 23 at 7pm at the church. Also, check out their website:, like them on Facebook, and follow them on twitter @GardenKimbourne for the most updated info.


Teen Activities and Workshops at S. Walter Stewart Library (Coxwell & Mortimer)

Just out of our area, but teens can venture over to take advantage for these free activities! S. Walter Stewart Library is located at 170 Memorial Park Ave.

Call for information or to register: 416-396-3975

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Monarch Park Stadium Summer Camps (near Danforth & Coxwell)

For more information, visit:

Click on the links to check out their preschool camp (ages 3-5) and regular camp (ages 6-12) information. Keep your eyes out for the magical words: “Family discount” (for more than one kid).


Tool Library Summer Camp

This place is such a neighbourhood gem, and frankly, everything they do seems like the COOLEST IDEA EVER!  If you haven’t checked them out, at least check out their website: Lots to do for adults and older kids. In fact, they have summer camps for 8-15 year olds!  For more camp info, visit:


Art: Battle and Summer Camp Special

Attention Artists!

Art Battle – May 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
A message from Artisans at Work

We are happy to invite you to paint in Art Battle Day! 16 artists have 20 minutes to finish a painting of their choice, in acrylic. The public decides who wins! Licensed bar, music, fun! It is amazing to see what they come up with. Winners of each round go on to battle in a finale. Winner gets $200 prize, and goes on to compete nationally!

Saturday May 10th, 7pm at Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Avenue.

1. In order to ensure your spot in the competition, please reply to this email confirming your availability as soon as possible. Once you have confirmed we will announce your participation. Email Tara at

2. Please arrive for 6:30pm and doors will open to the public at 7pm.

3. FAQ: For questions about allowed materials, painting sales, guests, competition rules, and other frequently asked questions please visit

4. Please invite your friends. The more people who come, the more exciting the event is! And don’t forget – audience vote decides the winner, so it’s good to have some support. Invite your friends through the official ABD facebook event.

5. Use social media! Interact with us online and we will do our best to promote you to our audience. We invite you to post practice pictures before the event to social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and tag them.
Hashtag: #artbattle
Twitter: @artbattlecanada
Instagram: @artbattle

6. Quick questions:
Tell us a bit more about you, and we can share your story with our audience – both on the night of the event, and in advance in national promotions.

What do you love about painting?
What is the best part of being an artist?
Why is art important to you?

7. Photography and ownership of artworks: By participating in Art Battle, you agree to let us use photographs of you and/or your work at the event for promotional purposes. Paintings created at Art Battle are the property of Art Battle Canada Inc. and painters will receive 50% of total auction sales. Photographs of your work may be used for promotional purposes and for historical documentation. We will NOT sell reproductions of your work without your written permission.

See you at Artisans At Work, (2071 Danforth) on Art Battle Day, May 10th at 6:30PM!

Thanks for painting with us,
Tara Shelton, Artisans At Work
…and the whole Art Battle Canada Team

Summer Camps at Colour Creative – Early Bird Special!

As the never-ending winter finally gives way to spring, it’s nice to think that summer really is just a few weeks away!  Here is some summer camp news from Colour Creative.  Andria the owner advises that she’s running an early bird special from April 13th – May 13th –  $50.00 off full day and $25.00 off half day registrations. She is also offering sibling and multiple week discounts! Email for more information.


Don’t forget that the Early Bird special for the Danforth East Arts Fair is fast-approaching – April 13, 2014. Check out this post for all the details.

Free Art, Family Art, Heart Art…art art art!

It may be cold out there, but that doesn’t mean that your creative juices aren’t flowing right beneath the surface of your rosy cheeks and icy fingertips.

Family Art Attack

Thanks to East End Arts for this unique and awesome Family Day event!

Monday, February 17th (Family Day)
Time(s): 2 time slots:  10:00am – 1:00pm or 2:00-5:00pm
Where: At Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave, @ Woodbine

Groups (not necessarily related to each other) of people of any age ranges are invited to participate in this fun, free art-making event.  Here are the details:

Each groups will be given a 3’x3’ canvas, acrylic paints & brushes. (The group is welcome to bring other materials, but must use the canvas supplied) and 3 hours!

The groups’ works will be juried, awarded prizes, and celebrated with an exhibition that evening, open to the entire community!

This event is presented in cooperation with East End Arts and sponsored in part by Deserres.

To sign up, and find more info, please go to

East End Arts is a local arts service organization dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting the arts in Toronto’s east end, including the East York, Beaches and Riverdale communities.

Artisans At Work is a group of skilled, knowledgeable and local people that are excited to bring unique products and experiences to the Danforth east  neighbourhood.

Free Art Activity Days @ ArtCave

Thanks to ArtCave for inviting all of us to these free art activity days! Located just outside Greenwood station at 155 Lamb Avenue.  Visit for more info.


Heart Art at Colour Creative

$20 per family with four time-slots to choose from.  See poster for more info, or visit their facebook page:!


February Artisans At Work News

As if the Family Art Attack isn’t enough, there is lots more to know about Artisans At Work this February. Thanks to Tara for passing on her February news. 

February, our theme is The Artistic Family, and as each month, we have a call-out to artists: Artisans at Work Open Call to Artistic Families:

This months show is focusing on families and the creative
ability between family members. All submissions must have at
least 2 to 3 family members submitting up to three works each
(15 max from each family in total). Each artist in the family is
encouraged to provide works of all mediums and small series.
We’re not looking for any specific themes, just the creative
ability among family members. Collaborative works among
family members are accepted as well!Artisans At Work has a monthly show in which a opening is
hosted every First Friday of the month! Live music, food, and
drinks are provided. A great night to come out, discuss artwork
and experience our east end community.
The opening night for February’s “Artistic Families” show is Friday, February 7, from 7:00-10:00pm.
For more information about Artisans At Work, or to get added to their newsletter, email Tara at

Artsy News: Artists’ consultations and artsy classes

We know that this ‘hood is brimming with creativity.  Here is some info for all established and budding artists.

Calling all Ward 32 Artists!

A message from Councillor McMahon’s Office and East End Arts:

Hi Ward 32 Artists!

Do you have an idea for a program or event that you’d like to see East End Arts develop? Would you like to help us plan our activities for 2014 and beyond? Please join us for one of these upcoming sessions where we’ll discuss some of the programs we’re considering:

Wednesday October 30, 7-9 pm @ Balmy Beach Club, foot of Beech Avenue. Sign up here

This is a great opportunity to help shape East End Arts for future years – please come by!

For more information about East End Arts, check out their website:

Artsy Classes 

Are you still reeling from trying (and failing) to register your kids for City-run programs at the crack of dawn?  Well, here are some class options that do not require two cups of a coffee and a spreadsheet.

Mrs Darling’s Imaginarium has some new Holiday and PA day workshops, as well as some grown-up classes. Please check out her website for the most updated schedule, and note that there is also info about hiring our neighbourhood crafting queen for your child’s birthday party.


Colour Creative is a community based art school, and here is their winter/spring schedule.

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For more info, send them an email