Danforth East Garage Sale – June 13

June 13 is the day, rain or shine! Sign up your address using our awesome online form by clicking here and your sale will be included on our spectacular map!

You know you have a stack of clothes you’ll never wear, boxes of kitchen stuff you haven’t used in years, and loads of sporting gear, kids stuff and random trinkets that you can live without. Now is the chance to de-clutter, meet your neighbours, make some $ and be part of this exciting Danforth East event.

How about a poster – woot woot! Here it comes…


Let’s do this! For more information and garage sale tips, click here


3rd Annual #DanforthEast Garage Sale!

The #DanforthEast Garage Sale Is Back–Saturday June 13th 2015 – Rain or Shine!

Volunteer-extraodinaire, Bruce Cooper, 37, explains everything you need to know about the best garage sale in the city. But first, we thought we’d let you get to know the person behind the event we love so much.

How long have you lived in the ‘hood?
We moved in 6 years ago because we like what the area had and the potential.
How did you get involved with DECA? 
I started coming out about three years ago to start the garage sale.
What was the inspiration behind the Sale?
When I grew up in Ottawa every year there was the Great Garage Sale. It is a huge annual that the whole city comes in to attend. Lawns are filled with stuff for sale, the streets are clogged with neighbours out and about. The neighbourhood where it happens reminds me a lot of DECA with a very active community group. It was a perfect match.
Advice for anyone with an idea for a community event?
Get started because if you don’t it won’t happen. We were hoping for a small event with 30 or 40 sales and let it grow organically. We were really surprised how big it got with over 120 sales. It is also important to reach out to the DECA board. There is a lot of experience and help available.

Now, everything you need to know, from signing up online to getting your stuff hauled away, in Bruce’s words:

It is a great annual event if you want to clear out the basement, find some great deals, meet your neighbours and get in some sustainable retail therapy. When we started the even two years ago we were hoping to get 60 garage sales but were blown away when we got nearly 120. Last year we had over 160 from Greenwood in the west all the way to Dawes in the East. This year we are hoping for a bigger and better sale all across the neighbourhood.

This year we’ve made it even easier to sign up–just head to our website here.

You can even list what you are selling. If you have anything unique or any collectibles, be sure to let the collectors and bargain hunters know about it.  On the day of sale I know it may be tempting to beat the crowds when you see that someone two streets over is selling a collection of rare VHS tapes but please respect your neighbours and don’t knock on doors before they set up. It is a Saturday after all and some of us can be a bit cranky before our first cup (pot?) of coffee.

The most successful sales are the ones where the whole street gets involved. The last two years both Coleridge in the north and the streets surrounding East Lynn Park both had full street sales. So why not talk to your neighbours and ask them to get involved. Street sales also get a special highlight on our famous map.

The map will be posted  map the day before on the blog and this year we will also post a jpg of the map to the DECA Twitter the night before so everyone can find where the best deals are on their phones. Make sure you sign up in time to get on the map.

Volunteers are always welcome. We are going to be putting up flyers this week and we could use a couple of people to help taping them up along the Danforth, pinning them up on the community message boards or putting them up in local businesses. Email me at deca.yard.sale@gmail.com

We could also use some help with promotions. We would appreciate any Twitter or Facebook posts that you are taking part or better yet discuss it with your friends in the area and neighbours. The more sales we have the more people will come out, the more we will sell and the cleaner our basements will be afterwards.

See you on the 13th and cross your fingers for a third sunny year in a row!

#DanforthEast Garage Sale: Save the Date!

Save the date for the 3rd Annual #DanforthEast Garage Sale!

Saturday June 13th (rain or shine)

Do you want to clean out a basement, sell those old skis or go bargain shopping while meeting up with your neighbours?  Then save June 13th when DECA will be hosting its third annual neighbourhood wide garage sale.  Last year we had over 160 individual sales all across the Danforth East and this year we are hoping to be bigger and better.
Stay tuned to the blog for info on how to sign-up and other details.

Best Saturday EVER!

Friends, June 7 has the makings to be the perfect Saturday. Here’s why:

#DanforthEast Garage Sale, 8:00am-2:00pm

Our #DanforthEast Garage Sale got a bit of buzz today, thanks to a mention on CBC radio’s Metro Morning and an interview with Bruce (DECA Volunteer who thought up the idea of the big sale) on CBC’s Here and Now.

The MAP for the sale is up! And now the big day is now even bigger & better! (If that link doesn’t work, try clicking here) In addition to over 160 garage sales happening on June 7, 2014, several local retailers will be having sidewalk sales and DECA is hosting the Planet Kid pop-up shop! Snag great deals at:

Follow hashtag #DanforthEast on Twitter to see where the deals are.

Planet Kid 2-Day Pop-up Shop! 9:00am-5:00pm

Exciting news: beloved west-end retailer Planet Kid is bringing their annual studio sale east! Did you check them out today?  If you have or know any kids, there are some SERIOUS deals to be had on high quality stuff.  It’s happening   for 2 days only, and since today was one of them this leaves you only tomorrow to stop in!  See below and our website here for all the details.



Everett Park Opening – 11:00am-1:00pm

In a city where land and space are at a premium, and condos are rising out of every open lot, it’s no small feat to open up a brand new park. And yet, we’re getting one!

Councillor Janet Davis is hosting the official opening of our newest park, located just north of Lumsden running between Oak Park Avenue and Everett Crescent. I’m guessing that the official stuff will happen closer to 11am, but the official Facebook invite says that it goes until 1pm. (And the park lasts forever, so go anytime!)


100 in 1 day – Gledhill School, 2:00-5:00pm

taken from: http://gledhillguardian.com/2014/06/02/100-in-1-day-gledhill-fence-art-saturday-june-7

Looking for a family activity for this Saturday afternoon? Drop by the school yard between 2pm to 5pm and we will be transforming the walkway from the playground to Cedarvale Ave into a work of art! All ages welcome, no sign up required. Valumart is donating some light refreshments to keep us cool!

Gledhill is making a difference!


What is 100 in 1 Day?

On June 7, 2014, for the first time, Toronto will host 100 in 1 Day, a citizen-driven festival that invites individuals, communities and organizations to create acts of urban change (or interventions). Co-presented by Evergreen CityWorks and United Way Toronto, 100 in 1 Day is part of a global initiative where individuals, communities and organizations bring to life 100 interventions that reflect their vision for a better city, neighborhood or community — all on one day. From urban gardens to spontaneous art installations, these interventions have the potential to bring people together, to raise awareness of urban and social issues, to inspire ideas, and to motivate leaders to consider new approaches to old problems.

Channel 64 Photography Exhibit Opening, hosted by LEN, 6:00-8:00pm


LEN would like to invite you to the opening party for neighbourhood local’s (Andrew and Melody Tolson) Channel 64’s photography and encaustic exhibition. Refreshments will be served! 698 Coxwell Avenue (just north of Danforth)

Planet Kid Pop-up this FRI-SAT, #DanforthEast Sale Map

Planet Kid 2-Day Pop-up Shop!

Exciting news: beloved west-end retailer Planet Kid is bringing their annual studio sale east! It’s happening THIS FRI. & SAT., JUNE 6-7, 2014, for 2 days only!  See below and our website here for all the details.

PK_pop_flyer#DanforthEast Garage Sale Map

The MAP for this Saturday is up! And now the big day is now even bigger & better! In addition to over 100 garage sales happening on June 7, 2014, several local retailers will be having sidewalk sales and we’ll be hosting the Planet Kid pop-up shop! Snag great deals at:

Follow hashtag #DanforthEast on Twitter to see where the deals are.

Still want to get in on the fun? Email us at Events(at)DanforthEastCommunityAssociation.com by WED. JUNE 4, and we’ll add you to the map.

DECA news and updates

We are so often sending out info about other events going on, but here are a few DECA events and updates to tell you about!

#DanforthEast Garage Sale – June 7

It’s not too late to sign up for the great #DanforthEast Garage Sale!

The community-wide garage sale happens Saturday, June 7, 8-2, rain or shine and after last year’s success, we are looking forward to an even bigger turnout this year!  Send us an email by clicking here to add your address to our list/map.

Why join this sale? Well, we will do all the advertising and can arrange for your leftovers to be picked up – so your two most irritating garage sale “to do”s are taken care of. All you have to do is empty your clutter onto you lawn and be willing to bargain.  

If you’re not selling that day, make sure to mark the day down anyway and plan to stroll around for good deals.  It’s a great way to meet your neighbours!

East Lynn Farmers’ Market – June 5

The market starts June 5! That is only two weeks away – just long enough for you to dig out your picnic blankets and get out the sun hats. While the experience is what makes it so special, please remember that the market can’t happen if we don’t show up and buy stuff from the farmers, so adjust your budget and set aside a bit of cash for the freshest, yummiest most wonderful locally grown/produced food that you could ever want.

Danforth East Dreams (#DEDreams) Follow-Up

Thank you to Annette and Max for putting together the final piece we have to share from April’s Danforth East Dreams event. Check out the summary of everyone’s dreams for the hood!


You can also find everyone’s individual dreams mapped by Kim and pictures of the day. Take a look and be inspired to make one of these dreams into a reality. http://danfortheastcommunityassociation.com/danforth-east-dreams

Dance Mob Follow-Up!

DECA, Pegasus Studios and the Danforth East community came together on Sunday May 4th to celebrate Dance Day! We danced in the streets in our bright blue t-shirts.

Did you see us there were almost 90 of us? First we joined Art of the Danforth in Robertson Parkette and then we joined the Walk group at Greenwood and Danforth. We had the most fun dancing and laughing together. We want to say THANK YOU to the community for helping us create a neighbourhood where we can have this much fun!

We are incredibly grateful to all our sponsors for your help in getting this event happening and for outfitting the dancers in amazing t-shirts!

LEN: Democratic Purveyors of Fine Art and Beautiful Things,
FlyGirl Fitness,
Ages & Stages,
Oaks ‘n Acorns,
Dianna Kennedy from Remax Hallmark,
Counterbalance Studio Pilates,
Pose Hair Design,
The Canine Social Company

And what would a Dance Mob be without dancers! We had so much fun dancing with everyone who participated. Thank you for joining us and putting your dance shoes on to bring us all together.  If you want to see it for yourself, here is a video and photos: