June 11th: DECA Yard Sale + Danny BIA Street Sale are back

Look for the yellow Daily Bread Food Bank Donation Bins during this year’s DECA Yard Sale! 

On June 11th, the DECA Yard Sale and Danny BIA Street Sale will be back! We are delighted to see so many people in our community sign up for this year’s yard sale. It’s going to be a great day to wander our neighbourhood, find new treasures and support our local businesses. 

This year, during the yard sale, DECA will be hosting donation bins for the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Daily Bread Food Bank supports 189 food programs distributing fresh and non-perishable food items as well as prepared meals. Last year they recorded the highest numbers of visitors in Toronto’s history, with close to 1.45 million visitors. That’s a 47% increase with 61% of visitors identified as new clients. Help support the Daily Bread Food Bank by donating non-perishable food items https://www.dailybread.ca.

We are still looking for more volunteers to host donation bins at your yard sale. The bin can hold approximately 200-250 lbs of food and are 2’x2’ and 4’ high. They would be delivered to you collapsed; with the task of taping the bottom as the only assembly required. The Daily Bread Food Bank will start picking up the bins promptly after the yard sale ends at 2pm. Please consider hosting a bin along with your yard sale and getting your neighbours involved to help fill your bin, give back and support those in need. 

Some donation bins will be located at East Lynn Park and hosted by the DECA board members. There will also be bins spread throughout the yard sale map. You can’t miss them. The bins are bright yellow, and you can find them marked with yellow pins on the yard sale map. 

If you are interested in hosting a Daily Bread Food Bank bin at your yard sale or have any questions, please visit https://deca.to/yardsale or email yardsale@deca.to

#DanforthEast Yard Sale & Sidewalk Sale on June 9 – one more week!

It’s not too late to sign-up to sell, and it’s not too early to plan all of your buys. Once again, we’ve partnered with the Danforth Mosaic BIA so not only are the residents holding sales, but many businesses are too!

In fact, the BIA has organized to have activities and entertainment along the Danforth so there will be fun for everyone that day!

#DanforthEast Yard Sale & Sidewalk Sale
June 9, 2018, 8:00am-2:00pm
**Rain or shine**

To check out the big map or to sign up for your own sale, click here.

Please note that yard sales can only be added if you live in the DECA area (plus a few blocks on some sides). We would love to include all east-enders but as volunteers, we just can’t manage an area bigger than this one to administer. The Sidewalk Sale goes all the way to Jones though!

The event is rain or shine so fingers crossed that our perfect streak of weather continues!

DECA Board meeting tonight

The DECA Board is meeting tonight, Monday May 28 from 7:40-9:30pm at The Nooks Studio, 1912 Danforth Avenue.

Why come to a meeting? Lots of reasons! Perhaps you’d like to get involved. Perhaps you want to hear more about us and what we do. Perhaps you’d like to meet some neighbours. Whatever your reason, we look forward to meeting you!

7:15pm Meet and Greet
If you want to know more about us but the thought of coming to a meeting fills you with dread, or if you prefer to chat one on one, a few Board members will be at the Nooks Studio before the meeting starts from 7:15 -7:40pm, to meet and greet with anyone who wants to come out.

If you live nearby and can bring a folding chair, please do. The Nooks Studio has a limited number of seats. We’re grateful to owner Colleen Imrie for kindly offering us the Studio space for DECA’s Board meeting. We’ll serve some light refreshments and everyone is welcome to attend. Please email us if you have questions: info@deca.to.

Pick up a #DanforthEast Yard Sale Poster
Yard Sale Posters will be available for pick-up! Please take one home to advertise the Danforth East Yard Sale on your street.

Garage Sale Posters & St. Brigid’s Fun Fair


#DanforthEast Garage Sale Reminder & Posters

Just a quick reminder that the #DanforthEast Garage Sale is set for June 13th, rain or shine. All the sign up information can be found on the DECA website, including how to be sure your address is included on the map.

We have posters ready to help advertise the event. If you can help to put some up this weekend, please contact us at  deca.yard.sale@gmail.com.

St. Brigid’s Fun Fair – Friday, May 22

Swing by the St. Brigid’s Fun Fair next Friday for food and fun! You should probably spend some time prepping your gardens this long weekend as there will be vegetables to plant, native perennials species and colourful annuals available at the flower sale.


Imagine the Danforth with us (May 11) + recap of other events

Please join DECA on Monday, May 11 at 7:00pm at Tobias House (695 Coxwell Avenue) for Imagine the Danforth.

This public forum will be an opportunity for the community to hear urban mentor and former chief planner for the City of Toronto, Paul Bedford, present the top 10 ideas for the Danforth generated from his planning students at the University of Toronto.  Joining them will be architecture students from Ryerson University, who will present their vision and development of the Danforth East Streetcar Yards (located south-east of the Danforth and Coxwell.)

This will be a fun opportunity to Imagine the future of the Danforth – hope to see you there!

imagine the danforth


Here are some other upcoming events that we’ve recently blogged about:

Wednesday, May 6 – Community consultation/brainstorm session to generate ideas for better city and healthier community for the 100in1Day Festival, to take place on June 6.   Details here.
Thursday, May 7 – The last day to nominate your favourite local business (anywhere in DECA boundaries, not only on the Danforth) for the DECA Gems competition. You’ll see lots of blog posts featuring some of the nominees, but keep nominating  (no limit to how many times)!!  Details here.
May 8-14 – Battle of the Gems – have your say on which of the four DECA Gem finalists should win!
Saturday, May 9 – Danforth Adopt-A-Tree kickoff meeting – Details here.
Monday, May 11 – Imagine the Danforth (scroll up for details!)
Thursday, May 14 – Panel of judges to crown the winner of the DECA gems competition. Details to come.
Saturday, June 13 – #DanforthEast Garage Sale day – start clearing out your basements! Details here.