Ending March with lots of #DanforthEast events and sales!

Lots happening around the neighbourhood. Be sure to follow your faves on social media to keep on top of sales and events!

Book Shop Brass @ Press (free concert!) Friday, March 24, 7pm | 2442 Danforth, across from Sobey’s

Such a great thing to have more live music in our neighbourhood. Press has said that there will be treats and refreshments for all. Kicks off at 7pm and this is a family-friendly event. 

Click here for a video sneak preview!

No really, watch the video. It’s awesome. 


DECA Pride “Last Sunday”, March 26 from 3:30-5:30pm @ Time Capsule Board Game Cafe | 2183 Danforth (east of Woodbine)

Come and have a drink, play a game, meet some LGBTQ+ neighbours and/or just hang out. Allies are also welcome.
This month we will also be looking for people to step forward to volunteer to help with future DECA Pride events/activities that *could* include: social events (time and place tbd), Pride @ the East Lynn market in June, fundraising to support LGBTQ+ refugees and [insert your great idea here!]. We need a more people to help in order to be sustainable as a group so now is your chance! 

Light snacks on DECA and Time Capsule waives the gaming fees for us. 

Click here to be added to the DECA Pride mailing list or here to join the fb page



Silly Goose Kids – Goode-Bye Winter sale! (Mar 24-26) | 2054 Danforth 

Old’s Cool – weekend sale (Mar 25-26) | 250 Westlake @ Lumsden 

30% off many of their unique & handmade goods all day on Saturday & Sunday. 

See their post here!

LEN: Democratic purveyors of fine art & beautiful things – 20% off entire store until March 31 | 698 Coxwell Ave

See their fb post here

You may have heard that LEN will be relocating to Hamilton at the end of April, so be sure to stop in and show them some love for so many years of #DanforthEast love! 


VII Design & Gifts – 20-50% off until March 31 | 1434 Danforth Ave

MARCH MADNESS Customer Appreciation event! Enjoy savings of 20% to 50% off everything in our store until March 31, 2017!  Including: Pillows, vases, giftware, jewelry, blankets and throws, felted bags, scarves, “shoe chairs” and more.

See their post here!

DECA Pride event

Our LGBTQ+ group, DECA Pride, is having their next social event this Sunday from 3:30-5:30pm Light snacks are on us and Time Capsule (2183 Danforth) graciously waived their gaming fees for our group. These events are well attended by adults and families – the place is big enough for all and Time Capsule is fully licenced. 

Hope to see you there! 

(Official FB invite here)

Oh, and if you’re interested in being added to the email list and/or helping out with some upcoming fundraising efforts to support a group of LGBTQ newcomers/refugees, contact DECA Pride here

Once again, thanks to Angela Wagner of Umlaut Design for designing the beautiful poster. 

This weekend! 

So it finally feels like fall but don’t start your hibernation yet. Lots happening this weekend! 

Danforth East Short Film Festival – Saturday from 8-10pm, $10 

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the door! 2183 Danforth @ Time Capsule Board Game Café. 

DECA is a proud sponsor of the festival. 


Just Say “Boo!”, Sunday from 3-5pm, free

CareVillage is a newly formed not-for profit that aims to provide East-End Toronto parents with immediate solutions and long-term resources with the goal of building a self-sustaining network, a modern village. 

This Sunday, October 23rd, from 3-5pm at Kaza Family Centre, 1386 Danforth Avenue, they are hosting a family Halloween Event!

– games and activities for kids with fun prizes!

– any opportunity to get a professional photo of your little one in Halloween costume!

– and opportunity to meet local families and build your community!

CareVillage will also be accepting *new and unopened* toiletry and non-perishable food items, as well as hats, mitts, and scarves, that will be distributed to East-End families for their upcoming holiday food and toy drive.  Click here for more info.  

DECA is a proud sponsor of this event too!


DECA Pride October Mingle, Sunday from 3:30-5:30pm, free

Join DECA Pride at at Time Capsule, 2183 Danforth for a social event for east-end LGBTQ+ people, and any allies who also want to come. Come on your own, with a date, with friends or with your family and enjoy free game-playing, and light snacks courtesy of DECA. 

To be added to DECA Pride’s email list, click here and request to join. This is a DECA-led initiative. 


Halloween Swap, Sunday from 11am-4pm 

Bring any halloween related costume or accessory and receive swapping tickets for each item (10 tickets max). Items are worth between 1 and 3 tickets each, depending on size and condition.

The Sharing Depot is located at 1803 Danforth Ave and they promise to be haunting the place from 11am-4pm – bring your spooky items down and swap with your neighbours for new spooky items!

For more info about the swap click here. Learn more about the Sharing Depot here!


DECA Board Meeting, Monday from 7:30-9:30pm

Drop us a line at info@deca.to if you’d like to come!


 Save the date!

Our Annual General Meeting will be on November 21 from 6-9pm. Stay tuned for details. 

Market this week: PRIDE @ the Market

Pride at the Market is this Thursday (June 30)

Pride @ the Market

For the first time ever, DECA is celebrating Pride at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market this week, led by our newest group, DECA Pride.

A rainbow-themed market works so well because so many colourful fruits and veggies are making their appearance at this time of year, along with increasing numbers of farmers’ stalls each week.

And for all of your Pride/Canada weekend fun, you can also buy wine (from Niagara’s Rancourt Winery this week) cheese, baked goods and other delicious things.

Here’s the fun in store this week: 

  • pride-inspired crafts courtesy of Silly Goose Kids from 4:00-5:30pm, AND with Toronto Tool Library Kids (TTL Kids) from 5:30-7:00pm
  • pride giveaways courtesy of TD Bank (limited supply)
  • facepainting from 4:00-6:30pm
  • wading pool fun (Parks has said that they will make sure to open the pool that day!)
  • in our wellness booth, Elevated Health Associates bring us FREE chair massage and reflexology PLUS discounts on foam rollers and Natural Calm products

Happy Pride & looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

If you would like to join the DECA Pride email list, click here to drop us a line.

Thanks to Angela Wagner/Umlaut Design for the poster. 


Silly Goose Kids' annual pride window! 2054 Danforth Ave
Silly Goose Kids’ annual pride window! 2054 Danforth Ave

Market Help Needed

Market volunteers are still needed, especially for tear down help at 6:45pm each week. Please send an email if you can help. Perfect for a high school student looking for hours or any other kind soul(s) who can be available.


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

The market this week: celebrating sunshine and summer

Three sure signs of summer: 1) the scorching 30 degree + temperature on Monday (coincidentally the first official day of summer), 2) school lets out this week and 3) our amazing East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from 3-7:00 p.m.


If you haven’t yet made it out to the market, this is the week to go! Here is a line-up of things to see and do:

  • PlayFit for Kids: Oaks ‘n Acorns and CareerFit Mom are joining forces at the market!  They’ll be running PlayFit activities for families including obstacle courses, parachute play, and games to get your heart pumping and happy endorphins flying! This activity kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
  • Origin Wellness: Enjoy a complimentary chair massage and chat with a naturopathic doctor from Origin Wellness between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Meet Karen Seymour, RMT and Sarah Grammaticos, ND, to discover how they can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • DesignNook Crafts: Kids can join the talented team from DesignNook between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. to create some crafts to officially kick-off summer!

And we be remiss if we didn’t mention the final showdown that is expected at the market this week. The Table Tennis for Tuition ping pong tournament, a fundraiser for a joint DECA and Scadding Court Community Centre student scholarship, wraps up this week.  We have already awarded the first recipient of the scholarship to Chantelle. You can read more about her in a previous DECA Diaries post or come meet her in person at the tournament this week. The final match will be played around 6:00 p.m. and the fun continues until we’ve crowned our DECA champions. It’ll be a great night so come cheer on the finalists. Donations to the scholarship fund are also welcomed.  Check out some of action shots of players over the weeks below courtesy of Stephen Caissie.


Finally, mark your calendar for next week as DECA celebrates PRIDE at the Market on June 30th. In addition to all the usual market fun, Silly Goose Kids will be leading a Pride-themed craft. Hope you can join us! Learn more about DECA Pride at https://deca.to/pride and watch for details in next week’s blog post.

See you at the market!

Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com
Action shots courtesy of www.stephencaissiephoto.com