Fun Events, Neigbourhood Watch, New Food and…a Salt Cave?!

This is a hodgepodge posting that almost needs a table of contents! Hopefully you can take the time to read through it all, because  there’s definitely something for everyone.

Earl Beatty Community Centre Family Skating Party

Sunday, February 10th, 2:oo-4:00 p.m.
Monarch Park Rink (right beside the pool)Come out and have some fun with the whole family, courtesy of the Earl Beatty Community Centre advisory Council:

This is our 12th annual SKATING PARTY, and we invite the whole neighbourhood!

Come out with your family to have fun with music, games and a crazy scarf contest – can your scarf be the most colourful? The longest scarf? The weirdest? Come out and find out and win a prize. Games include spot skates and races for all ages.The Advisory Council also puts on a great spread – coffee donated by Red Rocket, hot chocolate and marshmallows, and home-baked goods. Lug-a-mug for a greener event! Children under six must wear a CSA approved helmet.

Pegasus Studios – Dances of Offering, February 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (reception to follow)

The first Dances of Offering benefit concert began in 2001, the vision of a Pegasus student who wanted to combine her desire to help children and youth with her love of dance. Since then Dances of Offering has raised thousands of dollars each year for non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of young people locally and globally.

This year’s Dances Of Offerings will be held on Sunday, Feb 10th, at 5:00 pm, and is approximately 60 minutes in length with a Reception following. This is a family-friendly event.

Pegasus event

Community Safety – Let’s all do our part

According to police and residents a number of homes and cars have been broken into in our neighbourhood lately. Make sure to keep valuables out of your cars, and ensure that all entrances to your home are secure. If you have a back or side light on your home, turn it on in the evenings, or equip it with a motion sensor. And if you don’t have a light, think about installing one. It may seem like an added expense, but I bet it’s WAY less than your home insurance deductible.

In the event that your home or car is broken into, or if you see anything suspicious, remember to always report it the police. If you missed it before, our post from the summer listed all the ways that you can report crime – non-emergency numbers or online!! If you see something in-progress or if you feel unsafe, never hesitate to call 9-1-1.

And while we’re on the topic of safety…

You know how we are always saying that increasing foot traffic will improve security?

On Saturday evening, a neighbour was walking by our favourite local toy store, Silly Goose Kids, when she noticed that the front door was smashed and there was a burglary in progress. She scared off the would-be thieves, and then quickly called police. She was also able to provide a description of the suspects to police.

And who was this courageous neighbour? None other than Ward 31 Councillor, Janet Davis! Store owners Shamie and Tracey are very grateful that damage was kept to a minimum and nothing was taken – and we are all glad too!

(Next time you see Councillor Davis in the neighbourhood, hold back on the complaint about how long it took for your street to get plowed, and give her a pat on the back instead. Talk about going above and beyond for your Ward!)

Pizza Anyone?

Remember in the summer, when we posted about Restaurant Takeover renovating Golden Pizza at 2360 Danforth Ave? Well, it seems that maybe we caught them doing some outside shots for the sake of the beautiful summer sunshine, because last week the real reno took place. We don’t have intel about when the show will air, or about the new and improved menu (we hear it was great to start with!), but the sign sure does look nice!!

Golden Pizza reno

Sandwich anyone?

Feel like a sandwich? If so, you’re in luck. Danforth Sandwich has opened up at 2116 Danforth Avenue, in the old True Brew location just EOW (and we all remember what that means, right?), and we hear that their tasty italian food is not to be missed. If you have tried it yourself, please let us know! It seems that it is more than just sandwiches, but we cannot confirm or deny this rumour.

DF Sandwich

Salt Cave Anyone? (for real, keep reading)

A word from our friends at AMETHYST SPA & SALON, 1472 Danforth Avenue, 416-465-3710:

Bat Cave, Man Cave, Dance Cave and now there is a Salt Cave located in your neighbourhood. Halotherapy provides restorative health maintenance, increases the overall well-being, strengthens the immune systems and alleviates physical and emotional symptoms of respiratory illness. Just in time for the flu and cold season. Salt therapy helps you to:

  • Experience relief from chronic pulmonary diseases and bronchial inflammation
  • Treat and prevent common cold and flu
  • Improve your sleep and an overall feeling of emotional and overall feeling of emotional and physical health and well-being
  • Purify and detoxify your body.

Yes, it is time to start feeling better.


Family Skating Party

The Earl Beatty Community Centre family skating party is this Sunday (February 12th) 2-4 p.m. at Monarch Park – right beside the pool.

This is th 11th annual skating party, and everyone is invited!

There will be fun with music, games and a crazy scarf contest – can your scarf be the most colourful? The longest scarf? The weirdest? Come out and find out and win a prize. Games include spot skates and races for all ages.

The Advisory Council also puts on a great spread – hot chocolate and marshmallows and home baked goods. Our newest neighbourhood eatery, RED ROCKET CAFE, will be supplying coffee, and COZY CAFE will be offering their famous cinnamon buns. Come out and have some fun with the whole family, courtesy of the Earl Beatty Community Centre Adivisory Council.

(Children under 6 must wear a CSA approved helmet.)

This Weekend

Skating Party – Sunday, February 13th

The Earl Beatty Community Centre Advisory Council is hosting its annual skating party this Sunday.  It’s at Monarch Park outdoor skating rink from 2-4 p.m.  There will be music, games, crazy scarf contest, prizes, free hot chocolate, coffee, tea and multitude of peanut-free baked goods.  Bring your own mug to help greenify the event  All are welcome.  Children under six must wear a CSA-approved helmet.  For more info, please contact Cindy Horton at the community centre at 416-392-0199.

Valentine’s Art Market – Saturday, February 12th

This Saturday, check out Coy Clothes’ Valentine’s Arts and Crafts Market at 1390 Danforth from 2-7 p.m.  According to their facebook page, local artisans will be selling handmade jewellery, clothing, accessories and chocolate.  There will be wine, cheese and music too!  Coy Clothes makes some cool the shirt above.  1390 is near Greenwood.

Town HallThursday, February 10th

City councillor, Mary-Margaret McMahon will be hosting her first town hall meeting this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at S.H. Armstrong (56 Woodfield Rd.).  This town hall workshop will feature the amazing community organizer, Jutta Mason.  What’s your vision?  Help be part of community gardens, local parking solutions, tree stewardship, public murals, parks and so much more.  If you can’t attend this one, the second town hall workshop will be Tuesday, February 22nd at Community Centre 55.   Coffee will be sponsored by Red Rocket Coffee and The Grinder – bring your own mug.  For more info, contact or 416-392-1376

Friday Night Hallow’s Eve Fun

If a municipal election campaign that goes on for more than a year isn’t enough to scare the pants off you, try this…

The Earl Beatty Community Centre is presenting it’s third annual haunted house (cue spooky music).


Friday October 29th, 6-9 p.m.
Earl Beatty Community Centre Gymnasium (455 Glebeholme Blvd.)
$2.00 (14 & UNDER) $3.00 (15 +)

Please donate a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Recommended for ages 8 and up, children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds to the Earl Beatty Community Centre Advisory Council for community centre programs.

How To Train Your Dragon – Movie Night

Once you’re finished sliding your hands into cooked spaghetti and mushy grapes, walk east and buy your popcorn to watch How To Train Your Dragon.

Friday, October 29th, 7 p.m. – approx 8:45 p.m.

Salvation Army (107 Cedarvale, behind Gledhill school and across from Valu-Mart)

$3 adults, $2 children (2 yrs and under are free)

Refreshment bar: popcorn, drinks, chocolate bars etc.

All proceeds to the Kidzone After School Program run out of the Salvation Army.