Calling all local photographers!

Inspired by #DECAF19 to make your own art? Our friends at Beach Photo Club would like to invite you to their meetings:

Inviting all shutterbugs to check out a local photo club.  Our first meeting of the season will be Thursday September 5th.

We offer a range of activities including guest speakers, mentorship, opportunities to share your work, photo excursions, competitions, practical seminars and more!

When: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June.

Where: Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave (unless specified in program)

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

More info: See or email

Get your back-to-school snacks at the market!

It’s time to stock up on those kid-friendly veggies and fruits (green beans and blueberries anyone?) and some good ready-made meals (pies, soups, donuts big enough for a breakfast!) for the busy fall ahead. While you’re at the market this Thursday, check out our guests!

Community Wellness Booth: GO Sauna will be on hand to show off their sauna tent. Here’s what they say about their business:

“We’re a little sauna tent that temporarily resides in community places. You can sauna with us wherever we are: at the beach, on a back patio, in the woods…essentially, somewhere outside.

The beauty of a sauna tent is you can literally sauna with us anywhere!”

web / social / @gosaunahouse

Kids’ Tent: PlayPass is back with a crafts and colouring table. They say:

“We’re PlayPass, a new website that helps parents discover, book, and save money on local kid activities! We’ve partnered with over 25 local children’s activity providers in the East End (Create Art Studio, Fresh Paint, Little Robot Friends to name a few near East Lynn Park) who list their activities on our platform for parents to book.”


Musician: Patrick O’Neill

Winery: Tawse


Dancing (and cycling and playing and stargazing) in the streets this Friday and Saturday!

This weekend, DECA is so very excited about Canada’s first ever Vision Zero Popup Street Makeover!

As we wrote in our August 2 post, on Friday August 23rd at 5pm until Saturday August 24th at 3pm this Pop-up Event will reimagine the Danforth from Woodbine Avenue to Woodmount Avenue into a safer, more vibrant block in the city, using simple materials and with the help of volunteers.

Planned and organized by 8 80 Cities and The Better Block Foundation with support from DECA, the Danforth Mosaic BIA, Councillor Brad Bradford and The Workaround, this fun event is designed to engage everyone in the possibilities for creating city streets that are more liveable and walkable for our communities.

From the 880 Cities Website:

“From August 23rd – 24th one block of Danforth Avenue will be transformed into a street that exemplifies the City of Toronto’s aspiration to get traffic fatalities down to zero. With temporary paint, and simple materials we will show that community can come together to build solutions for safer and more vibrant streets. The street will include expanded pedestrian space, protected bike lanes, parklets, street furniture, and community programming for all ages.

The pop-up street makeover will take place over 2 days on one block from Woodbine Ave to Woodmount Ave. This will be the first pop-up street makeover of its kind in Toronto, bringing internationally renowned tactical urbanists The Better Block Foundation to Canada for the first time.”

Check out the news coverage of this event in the Beach Metro and on 

The posters here have more details about the programming for the weekend.