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.

choir poster-01

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!

Holiday market this Thursday

Fly Girl Fitness is hosting a holiday shopping event on Thursday in their space at 85 Cedarvale Ave (above Relish Bar and Grill). Come and check it out!

Holiday Shopping NightFor more information about the event or about Fly Girl Fitness – check out the website:


History, Hoots, and new local fitness options

Is there a link between these events/notices?  Yes!  You can walk to all of them. (It may be a far walk, but still, once it stops being minus a million degrees, walking will be appealing again!)

Free Library Event this Wednesday – The Mosquito Program: Historian Keith Hyde

Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30-8:00pm,1675 Danforth Ave (@ Coxwell)

Mosquito Program, Historian Keith Hyde

Hirut Hoot Comedy – Friday, March 28 starting at 9:00pm, only $5, 2050 Danforth Ave @ Woodbine

This is high calibre, high quality stand-up comedy.  People in the know come far and wide to this monthly event (the last Friday of every month), so you have no excuse to miss it.

hirut march 2014


The Scoop: New local exercise spaces coming soon

Fly Girl Fitness

Fly Girl Fitness is moving into the space above Relish, on Danforth just east of Woodbine @ Cedarvale.  In fact, it looks like they are offering FREE TRIAL CLASSES this week and next, so don’t delay! Click here for the details, and be sure to like them on Facebook.  Owner Briar Munro posted these pics on Facebook of the outside and inside of the new studio.



Rebel Therapy Yoga and Pilates

Located at 1083 Woodbine Ave, a few blocks north of Danforth, this new studio is offering free classes the week of April 1.  It looks like they are a pop up shop for now, to test out whether they want to move in full time. (They are not part of DECA’s pop up shop program, but we’ll support them just the same!)

The owner, Karla Jang, posted this pic of herself and her keys on twitter @rebeltherapy: