DECA: the year in review

In the year since last spring’s AGM, DECA has been busy! 2022 was a year of cautiously joyful returns to our pre-pandemic activities, which we will tell you about here, in advance of our AGM on April 3 at Hirut. Speaking of, have you registered yet? Click here: AGM RSVP


On June 11, the Danforth East Yard Sale came back with an impressive 206 households signing up and putting their flag on the map!

Over the summer, DECA along with Farmers’ Market Ontario, hosted the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market. On Thursdays, booths were filled with fresh farm produce, local vendors, and breweries accompanied by live music, rotating community organizations and children’s activities. We welcomed the Kidpreneurs program, which the community enthusiastically supported.
In September the Danforth East Arts Fair brought us talented artists, live entertainment, community dance studio performances and more great food.


In October, we organized a municipal all-candidates debate and an engaged community filled the venue.

Screengrab from the video of the event (available on DECA’s Youtube channel,


The first night of November always begins with the Pumpkin Parade! Hundreds of pumpkins lined the path at East Lynn while neighbours chatted and kids enjoyed late-night playground privileges!


Our annual Festival of Lights returned with Shannon Butcher leading a singalong in the park and Community Fridges collecting food donations.


Some of our DECA board members and community members walked the Coldest Night and raised funds in support of Kennedy House Youth Shelter.

DECA is run by a dedicated volunteer board. We meet regularly and are excited about what’s to come. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our AGM on April 3!