Hey Danforth East – help us make it happen

Hey Danforth East,

Annual General Meeting. Young Leader’s Scholarship. Largest Community Yard Sale in Toronto. East Lynn Park Farmer’s Market. Visioning Committee. Top-Rated Arts Fair. Pumpkin Parade. Festival of Lights.

…How does it all happen

We make it happen, with your help!


When we formed, in 2007, we spent some time considering our name.  We wanted to set the tone that would guide, what we hoped, would be many years of vibrant neighbourhood activity. We chose Danforth East Community Association because, ultimately, we were motivated by the idea that residents, businesses, and other organizations like schools, community centres, art hubs, and others all contribute to the makeup of a community – and all could see their place in the makeup of DECA.

Eleven years later and our 100% volunteer-run organization has a lot to be proud of. We’ve accomplished big – and transformative – things. In addition to the list above, the Pop Up Shop Program. Deca Gems. Sleep Out For Syria. DECA Pride. We’ve stepped up and stood out, revitalizing our community year by year.

And we want to keep growing, to innovate and continue to be advocates for social good.

You can join us by sharing an idea and working with us to bring it to life. You can volunteer to hang out at the Farmer’s Market, to trace the chalk outline of an Arts Fair booth on the grass at East Lynn Park, to use your wit to help us write blogs, dress up in your best 80’s outfit for our scholarship dance party, or design a poster for one of our events.

We’re hosting a couple of daytime coffee meetups with some board members. We’d love to get to know you better and have you be a part of DECA.

Where:  Zav’s Coffee Shop and Gallery, 2048 Danforth Avenue

When:  2pm on Wednesday, November 14th


10am on Thursday, November 22nd.

We’d love to have you be a part of DECA, whether these meetup dates work for you or not.  Email us at info@deca.to if you’re interested in volunteering or sharing ideas about existing events or possible future ones. No commitment is too small to matter, and all types of skills are welcome.

–       Love DECA

Join us! Anyone who lives within the DECA boarders can become a member for just $10 per year, per family. Sign-up now. Memberships help fund our work.

Don’t live within the borders? No problem! All are welcome at our events and as volunteers. You may also choose to sign up to support our work by becoming a Friend of DECA.

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