Free things!

This just in from Sweet Serendipity Bake Shop:

Come on in and warm up with a free small coffee or hot chocolate when you purchase a cookie from March 18 to 27!  We have lots of choices including Chocolate Chip Walnut, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Cranberry and Double Chocolate Chip.

1335 Danforth Avenue   416 837 3254


Monday & Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday to Friday 10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM


Free crafts at Silly Goose Kids this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-noon. 


Free screening!  Filmmaker / Visual Humourist Cameron Tingley presents his series of short live-action films LIFE AS WE KNOW IT at the S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Tuesday, March 24th 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. 

More info on the screening:

Modern society …. we’re all part of it. 

But how often do we step back from the hubbub of daily life to look at it with fresh eyes?


With the theatrical troupe The Flying Spot Players, Cameron has produced a collection of short films that offer a humorous yet thought-provoking look at our modern world and the times we live in.


Modern life in the developed world is moving at a dizzying pace”, says the filmmaker. We are losing sight of the relationship between our individual actions and the general condition of our culture and our environment. These little movies are meant to put a face on those relationships to help bring the underlying connections and patterns to the fore.”


Pollution, advertising, popular culture, electronic communication, consumerism, and social etiquette are some of the topics that are examined in the various films.


The program of shorts is interspersed with personal commentary by Cameron about what motivated him to make each movie and how he approaches each subject.


For further information please contact Cameron at 416-469-3033  or    Also Facebook:  Flying Spot Players

Weekend of Crafts!

Get a jump on that Christmas list with some one-of-a-kind and unique gift at one of these activities:

Holiday in the Hood

Earl Beatty School will be pulling out all the stops this weekend with their annual Holiday in the Hood celebration. The fun and festivities start tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm and continue on Saturday (9am-4pm).  Check out the poster for all the details.

2014 HitH Poster

TEGH Volunteers Craft Sale

The dedicated volunteers of Toronto East General Hospital are holding their Festive Craft sale tomorrow (Friday) at the hospital. Sale includes items knitted by volunteers throughout the year, including scarves, mitts, baby sweaters, afghans, teddy bears and more.  Sale starts at 9am until 3pm and is held in the Mortimer Lobby.  Proceeds from sales are donated back to the hospital in support of patient care.

TODAY – Harvestfest at East Lynn Farmers’ Market

There’s so much activity for everyone today at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market HARVESTFEST!  This will be the second last week of the market so be sure to load up your freezers and cellars!

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Games with Face-To-Face
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Crafts
  • Live Music of Andy Philips and his enchanting steel drum
  • James Funny Hat (4:30 -5:10 p.m.)

Harvestfest poster


Also, representatives from the PanAm Games will be at the park sharing information on what to expect for the games next summer as well as providing an opportunity for younger sports fans to try their luck at a bouncy version of soccer.  Origin Wellness will be our Wellness booth guest today featuring healthy fall recipes.


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 16 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page.

Farmers’ Market: An Apple a Day!


The apples are starting to come out!  Be sure to pick up a basket this week.  They’re perfect for lunches!


Did you see the orange cones at East Lynn Park this week?  The path is being widened!  The new concrete path will be 8 feet! I think we can all agree that with the amount of people, strollers and dogs at events like the farmers market, Danforth East Arts Fair and Pumpkin Walk that a new and wider path will be welcomed by everyone. A big thank you to the City Staff and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon for getting this much needed improvement done for our park.

Crafts with Mrs. Darling

Mrs. Darling (aka Melissa Peretti)  will be back at the market this week with another creative craft at 4:30 p.m.  If you’re already worried about where your little one’s creative and imagination outlet during the off season, you should look into her children’s arts and crafts classes being offered at Artisans at Work this fall.  Check the Mrs. Darling  website for all the details.


Back to School Health Tips from ND Nana

Naturopathic Doctor Nana Jokura of Accept Wellness will be offering free tongue and pulse diagnosis and discussing ideas for back to school health. She will also be offering pay-what-you-can acupuncture (3:00-7:00 pm).

PlayFit with Beth from Career Fit Mom

Beth  will run a drop in PlayFit class starting at 4:30 p.m.  This is similar to the class she’ll be doing at oaks ‘n acorns starting next Saturday in case you wanted a free preview.  Here’s a description of the activity.

PlayFit for Parents & Tots is all about getting Fit and having Fun together by using GAMES & PLAY. Your tot’s will have a blast playing games, and hiding under the parachute – having no idea that all this fun is being generated by the lifts and squats of parents burning calories!  This class is designed to be a truly fun exercise program for you and your child, as well as improving your child’s developmental skills while expending some of that excess energy.

Beth will also be handing out FREE athletic gear from a well known retailer so please drop by for free sports bra and/or athletic shorts.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the new East Lynn Market Facebook page.

Friday Fun!

THIS FRIDAY, March 29, 2013

Silly Goose Kids (2054 Danforth Avenue) – Open on Good Friday with lots of fun activities!

SGK Good Friday

NEXT FRIDAY (April 5, 2013)

Artisans At Work (2071 Danforth Avenue –  a few stores west of Pizza Pizza at Woodbine) hosts a “First Friday” event on the first Friday of each month.  The details are so exciting and there is so much going on that you need to read their newsletter so that you don’t miss anything!  The highlights are art, opera, crepes and a liquor licence!  Click here for the details.

And just to give you a sneak preview, look how beautiful the space is (photo cred to Artisans at Work):


For even more info, our friend the East End Pioneer did a write-up on Artisans at Work, which you can read here.


PARADE ALERT!!  Don’t forget that the Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade is this Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. along Queen Street E.  It starts in front of the Fox Theatre and travels west to Woodbine.  We are told that this is the largest Easter parade in North America!

Calling all Artists & Crafters in Toronto!

Here’s an update on one of the Pop-Up Shops from Tara S.

We are looking for artists and crafters to participate in our Pop-Up Shop project on the Danforth, between Coxwell and Woodbine.  As discussed previously,  there is an energetic and passionate group of people working on the Renew East Danforth project to fill empty storefronts and find long term tenants for the building owners.

For the holiday shopping month of December, we have 4 or 5 stores taking part, creating a festive, well advertised and celebrated event.  One of the stores will be holding an “indoor craft show“, a place for artists to show & sell their wares during the peak shopping season on the Danforth.

Table space rental: One weekend($75), all 5 weekends($325), weekdays($20/day) or the whole month($525).

Hours open to public:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 6pm

If you are interested in renting a table, here are the details:

  • Artists must come one hour before store opening to set up products.
  • Tables are 8ft long. Without a table, the space is approximately 8 x 3 ft.  Cost of table rental is extra, price is dependent on the number of days you rent. Your own set-up is welcome as an alternative.
  • Artists are asked to submit by email:  5 photos of their work, with prices for those in pictures, retail/exhibition history, a short artist biography describing process of creation, price range of work, contact information, and any other relevant information. The submissions will be juried and payment will be required soon after that time.
  • Please email Tara for more details:  Please type “Pop-Up Craft Show” in the subject line.
  • Application deadline : Wednesday November 21!

Following the craft sales in December, we are searching for artists to share the rent one of the spaces as a co-op work and sales space. Any enquiries are welcome!