The Market This Week: Thursday, August 1st


Check out what’s on at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market this Thursday, August 1st, 3-7pm.

On top of our amazing, local food vendors this week we have:

  • Community Wellness Booth:
    • Bike Repairs and simple tune ups offered by 32 Spokes 
    • Staff from Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) will be on hand discussing the construction activity currently underway to build the new eight storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre. They will also have information about their second annual Michael Garron Hospital Cup: Kick the Stigma fundraising soccer tournament Last year they had 32 teams come out to play with just under 300 players, in addition to the tournament they have a community festival that takes place in Monarch Park with live music, bubble soccer, face painting, kids activities and a beer tent
  • WineryFlat Rock Cellars offering tastings
  • Live Music ByJoseph Landau Trio


This Week’s Scheduled Vendors











The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 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: Hamlin’s Honey

Thursday-in-the-life’ of the honey guy

Brain Hamlin (Photo source: )
Brain Hamlin (Photo source: )

Meet Brian Hamlin. Brian has been a beekeeper for over 40 years. He knows his stuff and has a serious connection and passion for his work (although, he does not call it work). He does most of his extractions in the fall when it’s cool and the bees become dormant so his Thursdays don’t always include direct interactions with bees. There’s no set schedule to when Brian visits the five apiary sites that are strung across Toronto, including the Portlands, Toronto Island and UofT’s Scarborough.  His visits depends on the weather, the environment and Brian’s instincts.

His Thursday includes things like trips to the hardware store for screws for his tents and the print shop for labels for his honey products. He also spends much of his time raising awareness about the importance of pollinators and threats from pesticide use and habitat. So when you’re picking up your honey this week be sure to also say ‘thank you’ to Brian for all he does to protect this renewable resource.

Some of Brian's products from around Toronto
Some of Brian’s products from around Toronto.

Toronto East General Hospital will also be at the market his week with information on their upcoming redevelopment plans and tips for keeping healthy.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 4 – October 15 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.

Weekend of Crafts!

Get a jump on that Christmas list with some one-of-a-kind and unique gift at one of these activities:

Holiday in the Hood

Earl Beatty School will be pulling out all the stops this weekend with their annual Holiday in the Hood celebration. The fun and festivities start tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm and continue on Saturday (9am-4pm).  Check out the poster for all the details.

2014 HitH Poster

TEGH Volunteers Craft Sale

The dedicated volunteers of Toronto East General Hospital are holding their Festive Craft sale tomorrow (Friday) at the hospital. Sale includes items knitted by volunteers throughout the year, including scarves, mitts, baby sweaters, afghans, teddy bears and more.  Sale starts at 9am until 3pm and is held in the Mortimer Lobby.  Proceeds from sales are donated back to the hospital in support of patient care.

The Market this Week: ‘Pressure Cooker’

East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market

A jam-packed wine table.
A jam-packed wine table.

All of our friendly farmers and food vendors will be back again this week for a Thursday eventing that promises not to disappoint.  The featured winery this week will be Pillitteri Estates Winery.

Our community colleagues from Merrill Dog Park Association will be at the market along with ER Nurses from Toronto East General Hospital with information on staying safe for the summer.  Be sure to stop by their community booths!

‘Pressure Cooker’: Are you up to the Jamie Oliver challenge?  

Jamie Oliver is looking for home cooks for his new show, Pressure Cooker, and his production company is coming to East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market this week to look for YOU!  This new series, set to run on the W Network, will pair home cooks who embody the Jamie Oliver food values (local, fresh) with celebrity chefs in a culinary competition.  As reported in the Hollywood Reporter, this will be Jamie’s first Canadian production and will be filming in Toronto. Come by the DECA tent to talk with Shannon and the pop-up casting team to learn more about participating in this exciting new foodie adventure.


Kids Korner: Soli & Rob

Rob Joy of the children’s music duo Soli and Rob is coming back to the market this week for the 4:30 p.m. children’s activity! This is Rob’s fourth year coming to the market, and his concerts are always one of the hits of the season.  Kids of all ages love to sing along and dance to his happy tunes.  From his website:

Touted by Toronto Life magazine as “One of Toronto’s biggest Names in Pint-sized entertainment” and past winner of the Parent’s Choice Award for Children’s entertainment (City Parent Magazine), Soli & Rob have a knack for putting on that rare show that leaves adults and kids smiling for the same reason – it’s great entertainment.

Wellness Booth

Our featured wellness guest is Leanne Dixon an Energy Practitioner and pilates instructor from bodySHIFT. Come by the wellness table 4 – 7:00 p.m. for free information about energy work and pilates and discover a whole new way of connecting to yourself- body, mind and soul! 

Leanne Dixon photo

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 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.

DECA Board Meeting, TEGH News & Bollywood at Monarch

DECA Board Meeting – TONIGHT

A group of your neighbours are meeting tonight to talk about pop-up shops, arts fair, trees, and other cool events in the neighbourhood – otherwise known as a DECA Board meeting.  The meeting is at 7:30 pm.  If you want to know the details please send us an email.

A Few Items from Your Local Hospital

  • Toronto East General is refreshing their strategic plan and is looking for community input.  Have a look at the online survey and let them know what you think by clicking here.
  • TEGH and Toronto Police Service, together with neighbours and local city councillors, recently celebrated the creation of new mobile crisis intervention teams (MCITs) where a nurse trained in mental health accompany’s police to 9-1-1 calls where a person is suspected of having a mental illness or being emotionally disturbed.  Read more about it here.
  • If you’ve ever been asked to ‘turn your head and cough‘ then this one is for you!   TEGH Urologist Dr. Rajiv Singal will be hosting a tweet-chat this Thursday to answer any questions you may have.  Follow #prostatecare from 6:30-7:30 pm on March 21st to join the discussion.
  • Speaking of colons… if you’d like information on colon cancer and local services, visit the information booth that will be set up in hospital’s Coxwell Lobby on March 26th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  

Going Bollywood for Monarch Park

Students at local high school Monarch Park Collegiate are hosting a evening of Bollywood food, dance and a silent auction in support of a student trip to India.  Have a look at the poster below for all the details.  Bollywood

Market this week: fun-filled activities for all!

As usual, there’s lots to do at the market this week:

  • Joanne will be back doing Henna body art by donation, starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Mrs. Darling’s craft this week is Recycled Paper Bead jewellery – necklaces, bracelets or friendship pins.  Crafting starts at 4:30 p.m.

  • The gang from Silly Goose Kids will be hosting activities for kids starting at 5:30 p.m.  This week they’re bringing special guests Sally Jaeger and Erika Webster for stories and circle games, and if that’s not enough, they are also bringing their GIANT bubble wands!

Check out the amazing photographs and write-up of East Lynn Market on BlogTO.

The East Lynn Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June-October at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave.