Cool Happenings For Cool People

I’ve been keeping a little yellow sticky note by my computer all weekend with cool things that are happening in the neighbourhood.  And the darn thing has been growing and growing all weekend. So here are the contents of my sticky note of really cool things to do in really cool weather.

Sing-A-Long Sundays – One of our own DECAites, Ellen, has organized a sing-a-long every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 at the Small World Cafe at 1775 Danforth, a few blocks east of Coxwell.  This is a family-friendly event, but not an event just for kids.  What a wonderful way to warm up on a Sunday afternoon in the winter!  For more information, drop into Small World (which is totally delightful) or e-mail Ellen at 

Christmas Cachet  –  This fun afternoon has been organized by two local artists.  It’s a great chance to shop for the holidays while enjoying a cup of cheer in a relaxing atmosphere.  There will be free appetizers, a cash bar and live music.  And you can rest at ease knowing that your hard earned shopping dollars will go to local artists instead of the box stores this season.  Partial proceeds will also go to Children’s Peace Theatre to ensure local children can attend programs free of charge.  Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 2-6 p.m. at 305 Dawes Rd. 

Common Thread concert benefitting L’Arche Toronto – The Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto is performing a benefit concert for L’Arche Toronto on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd.  (Two blocks north of Danforth, 1/2 block east of Coxwell.)  The event is at 7:30, but doors open at 7 and the cost is $15 or pay-what-you-can.  If you’ve never heard about L’Arche and its inclusive, community-driven philosophy toward people with disabilities, do take a moment to check out the website. 

BIA Holiday Party – The BIA is hosting a holiday party on December 13th and is looking for volunteers to help decorate the BIA office (just south of Danforth on Coxwell) for Santa visits and pictures, provide musical entertainment or manage a children’s craft area.  If you would like to help, contact Amanda Jeans at the BIA office 416-849-6688 or

DECA AGM – Of course, you’ve got the DECA AGM marked on your calendar in red.  It’s THIS Tuesday, November 18th from 7-8:30 at Earl Haig Public School which is south of Danforth, east of Coxwell.  
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