Mark Your Calendars

DECA Meeting

If your new year’s resolution was to get more involved in your neighbourhood, meet your neighbours or drink more beer – you’re in luck!  The next DECA executive meeting is Tuesday, January 25th at 8 p.m.  If you would like to come, let me know and I’ll send you the details.

East End Bike Social

Come meet other cyclists in the east end and talk about things that are planned for 2011 bike-wise.  This is an informal event that is open to all.

Wednesday, January 19th 6-10 p.m.

Remarks Bar & Grill 1026 Coxwell – north of Cosburn

Contact Tom Flaherty for more info at

Councillor Coffee Talk

Join ward 32 councillor, Mary-Margaret McMahon to find out more about how Toronto’s city budget works and have a great cup of coffee at the same time.

January 22nd, Red Rocket Coffee, 1402 Queen St. E. 9-11 a.m.

January 22nd, Juice & Java, 2102 Queen St. E. noon-2 p.m.

January  22nd, Grinder, 168 Main St. 3-5 p.m.

January 23rd, Caketown, 2039 Danforth Ave. 10 a.m. – noon

For more info, contact 416-392-1376

Doggie Swap Meet

If your dog wouldn’t be caught dead in the plaid winter ensemble that aunty mabel gave or if you are in need of a new coat, toy or extra leash, perhaps you need to attend the Merrill Park Dog Association Doggie Swap Meet (meat?).  Laura Taylor is organizing the first doggie swap meet on January 23rd from 10:30 – noon.  There will be hot drinks and muffins.  Contact or

Business Training Series

The Danforth Mosaic BIA and Woodgreen Community Services are hosting a business training series of workshops by Elizabeth Verwey from Small Office Mentors.  The sessions are free to Danforth Mosaic BIA members and $100 for others.

Four workshops will cover business communications, cash flow and money matters, networking and sales strategies and planning for business growth.  Once business owners complete these four workshops, they qualify to apply for a micro-load from Alterna Savings.

Workshops are happening February 2/9/16/23 as well as Mondays in June and Wednesdays in October.