Activities galore!

Fall is that magical time of year when the leaves change, the days darken, and we all have to think about what kinds of activities we are going to undertake for the year. (If you are like me, you were frantically trying to sign up your kids for swimming lessons this morning at 7am!) Here are a few options in the neighbourhood…

East End Music Project
(non-profit music program for kids on Tuesdays)


Miranda from the East End Music Project sent this note along:

I run the East End Music Project (I do this out of LOVE as a volunteer), which is a very cool social purpose music school in the East End.

The project is taught by professional musicians and educators with instruction at a very high level. The social purpose part of it is that all the class fees are geared to income. Our focus is on collaboration and working together in the classes. It is a fabulous opportunity. I have a couple of spots available because I’ve hired more teachers to increase our capacity. We would love to have your families join us.

If you’ve ever thought about music lessons, this is a great way to get involved in a social purpose enterprise, support local musicians, and participate in something really special. Your kids will also get a stellar music experience. All classes are subsidized. No restrictions on who can apply! Check out to see what classes still have availability. Thanks!

Are you ready to sing?

Some locals, Sarah and Damaris, are starting a new choir and would like YOU to join! Registration form is here and some additional details are below.

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Pegasus Studios

SO many classes, so little time. What can we say about Pegasus? It’s music, dance, art, choir, yoga – stuff for kids, adults, kids and adults together – if you don’t know about this neighbourhood institution, you should.


We have been so lucky to have so many new fitness-related businesses open up in this neighbourhood (coinciding nicely with the bakeries, ice cream shop and restaurants!). Here are some of them:

Fly Girl Fitness

Bomb Fitness

Ankh Yoga

Legacy Indoor Cycling

Counterbalance Studio Pilates

Career Fit Mom

Dragonz Martial Arts (adult and kid classes available)

Bell’s Martial Arts (adult and kid classes available)

Monarch Park Stadium (adult and kid classes/activities, running track)


One more thing….

Our next DECA Board meeting will be next Monday, September 21 starting at 7:30pm. If you’d like to join us, drop us a line here and we can let you know where we’re meeting. Last time we enjoyed an hour at the beginning to meet & greet, but this time we will get right to it a 7:30pm because we have a lot to cover. All are welcome!

Getting fit in the ‘hood

We’ve been contacted about a few exciting, local, summer health and fitness specials and wanted to share them with you!

From Career Fit Mom:

Our Summer Class Pass season is running through July until Thurs. Aug. 30th. We are offering a variety of classes which you can drop into with a Class Pass.  Drop into any class / any time all summer long!  The benefits are great if:
  • You are planning a vacation this summer and don’t want to pay for classes you can’t attend;
  • You want to try out different classes (a great way to cross train and see amazing results);
  • You want to share your pass with a friend to save money. Passes are transferrable and two or more punches can be used each class if you want to bring someone.
Classes are located in the Danforth East and Upper Beaches area – East Lynn Park, Cassels Park and Monkey Magoo’s Indoor Playground.
You can purchase a 5 Class Pass ($90 + tax) or 10 Class Pass ($160 + tax) online. (Check website for other payment options)

We have just added a 2nd Mommy and Me Boot Camp class, and to celebrate, we are allowing you to try your first class FREE for the rest of July.  Classes are Mondays at 3:30pm and Thursdays @ 3:00pm.  For more information, please contact us here.

While we’re on the topic of health and fitness, here’s a list from Tara S. of a few other local places that you might want to check out:

The Yoga House 7 Copeland Avenue

Counter Balance Studio Pilates 2464 Danforth Avenue

Dragonz Martial Artz Centre 1998 Danforth Avenue

Bomb Wellness: 1338 Danforth Avenue

If you have any additional places to add to our list, please leave a comment!