Events – Stephenson Park movie night + Hirut Hoot

Councillor McMahon’s Movie in the Park @ Stephenson Park

Tuesday, July 21 @ 8:30pm

Movie:  Jupiter Ascending 


Hirut Hoot – July 31, 9pm $5

2050 Danforth Avenue (at Woodbine)

Here is the comedy listing for Hirut Hoot, Friday July 31, 9pm. It is a lineup of pros and up and coming comedians.

With comedians: Jennifer McAuliffe, Frank Spadone, Todd Graham, Lisa Dickie , Sandra Battaglini, Camille Cote, Mini Holmes & George Westerholm

Hosted by: Carolyn Bennett

Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine

Thank you for supporting Canadian comedy, and the Danforth East neighbourhood!

This Fri & Sat: EEMP fundraiser, Hirut Hoot, McGregor Fun Fair

Get your sleep now because come Friday, there is non-stop fun going on in Danforth East…

FRIDAY: Local not-for-profit East End Music Project’s TOTALLY AWESOME AND SO MUCH FUN fundraiser is happening at the Jam Factory. Raise money for non-profit music education for East End kids while getting your groove on and listening to fantastic tunes.

Also – registration is now open for EEMP’s September 2015 classes at Secord Public School. Subsidized classes in piano, ukulele, guitar, percussion, and choir offered on a sliding scale based on income. Click here to register.

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Also on Friday, it’s Hirut Hoot! Before you head to the EEMP fundraiser, get a few laughs in, courtesy of comedians: Tim Blair, Cleve Jones, Gilson Lubin, Matt O’Brien, Arthur Simeon, Lee-Anne Stewart and Winston Spear. Hosted by Kevin MacDonald.

Where: Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth Avenue (at Woodbine), 416 551 7560

When: Friday May 29, 2015  9pm

Cost: $5

SATURDAY: Employ the old “hair of the dog” cure for your fun hangover, and head over to RH McGregor’s (555 Mortimer Ave., south-east corner of Cowell and Mortimer) annual Fun Fair, 11am-2pm.

Featuring fun games, robotic demonstrations, photo-booths, BBQ, lemonade stands and much more.

All proceeds go towards supporting school activities such as field trips, guest speakers, Scientist in the School and safety workshops.  Funds raised provide the staff with the opportunity to plan programs that will enrich and enhance the curriculum that is delivered to the students.



p.s. HAVE FUN!!

Hirut Hoot – April 24 @ 9pm

Hirut Hoot 3rd Anniversary — The Little Show That Could

With comedians:

Todd Graham
Scott McCrickard
George Westerholm
Mark Walker
Kate Davis
Jon Steinberg
with special appearance by Tibebe Woldmichael

Hosted by Carolyn Bennett & Kevin MacDonald

Where: Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine
2050 Danforth Avenue (at Woodbine)
When: Friday April 24,2015  9pm
Cost: $5

Thank you for supporting Canadian comedy!

This weekend and construction update

The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, so leave the car in the garage (yeah right, who has a garage??) and enjoy all that our wonderful neighbourhood has to offer. Here are some events this weekend:

– Hirut (2050 Danforth, near Woodbine) is re-opening after some renos, and will kick-off with Hirut Hoot, tonight (Friday) at 9pm. This is high quality comedy for only $5!

– Face to Face Games (2077A Danforth, above Pizza Pizza) is having a tournament night tonight at 7pm. Check out their website for details.

– Silly Goose Kids is having a weekend-long birthday party to celebrate three years of being awesome (my words, not theirs – they are very modest). Upshot for us is that there will be no tax on Saturday and Sunday, plus all kinds of fun and prizes too!


– Ankh Yoga (2017 Danforth @ Moberly) is having a workshop on Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm called Slow Down Momma – click here to check out their website for details on how to sign up, and to check out their list of amazing classes and workshops.

If you have an idea for an event or workshop going on this weekend, leave it in the comments, or post it to our Facebook page!

Danforth Construction Update 

Thanks to Corrine McCabe for representing DECA at the update meetings and for providing this helpful update.

Work began on the north side of the Danforth at Woodbine and is proceeding east.  This section should be complete by this weekend!  They will grind and pave the road at the end of October.  The contractor is currently on site repairing road cuts, which has to be done first so the road is useable, then they grind and re-pave all at once.

Urban Forestry have begun planting trees! They will be using three different types of species; 1) Locus: is one of the heartiest trees, salt and disease resistant, 2) Elm: using a new strain of Elm, they do well and are disease resistant, and 3) Maple – Norway, Silver and Crimson.  They will apparently plant all year round, so we should get them all in before long.

Urban Forestry will water, weed and mulch the trees. They will begin by doing this weekly or bi-weekly when the trees are first planted.

Upcoming events and news

A few events and other news to tell you all about!  Read on for more:

CareerFit Mom 5-Year Anniversary Fundraiser – May 30

A note from owner, Beth: 
Wow, time sure does fly when you’re having fun!  I reinvented my career when my twins were 2.5 years old.  It was challenging to transition from stay-at-home mum to mom-preneur.  Now my girls are 7.5 years old and very  much used to my discussions about career development and seeing me practice my fitness moves in our kitchen!
It is such an honour to work with so many amazing women in our community.   I am grateful to all my past and present instructors, partners, mentors and clients!  Thank you for your support.  I’m looking forward to many more years of facilitating your fitness, health and professional goals while connecting you to a broader network of powerful women.
Please join me in my celebrations at an upcoming Workout and Sweaty Social for Charity!
Date:  Friday, May 30th, 2014
Time:  7:45 p.m. Boot Camp + 8:45 p.m. Sweaty Social
Location:  oaks ‘n acorns – 1856 Danforth Ave.A
Donation:  $10 to support The Neighbourhood Centre, a local charity that serves families in our community
Pre-Registration Required: (under Happening Soon)

Meet at oaks ‘n acorns to participate in the (outdoor) Boot Camp at 7:45 pm and stay for the Sweaty Social in the studio afterwards.  Or, just come for the post-workout party!  There will be refreshments, prizes, networking and maybe a little bit of dancing (!)  Pre-registration is required and feel free to come with friends.  Women only please.

Hirut Hoot – May 30, 9:00 p.m. $5

A night of comedy at Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth Ave, featuring: Boyd Banks, Sam Burns, Todd Graham, Troy Kulchyski, Jim McAleese, Marcel St. Pierre, Mark Walker, George Westerholm
Hosted by: Kevin MacDonald

Woodbine-Gerrard Underpass Garden – Volunteers needed May 31 and June 1

Our neighbours to the south in the Beach Hill Association have teamed up with the Greening Ward 32 folks and the City to plant a garden just south of the tracks. Since this is where our two residents’ associations meet, it would be great if some DECA green thumbs were also able to join in on this great project.  Here are the details:
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Saturday’s focus (May 31) is digging and planting shrubs, trees & small plants. Sunday (June 1) will involve planting perennials and spreading mulch. It runs from 9:30 – 4:00 pm but you can spend as little or as much time as possible: it’s a big space so whatever contribution you can make is appreciated.
  • Please: wear safe shoes, bring water, sunscreen, a hat and any relevant tools you have (they’ll have extras). A light lunch will be available but refreshments can be purchased close by on Gerrard as well.
  • For more info, please contact Eleanor Nielsen at

BOMB Fitness Health and Fitness Day – May 31

One of our missions when we first opened in 2012 was to always bring you the most modern and effective ways to train in a group atmosphere and in a one-on-one session. There’s been a gradual shift in the way training is done since then, and this health & fitness day will be the kick-start to a change in the way we run our training at The BOMB.

We’re also tired of the dated fitness garbage that is still being promoted, like static stretching before training is good for you, that people can just jump into a training program without being assessed. We’re tired of the notion that women shouldn’t lift weights and that you have to starve yourself to lose fat. We’re tired of the consensus that you have to look like a rake in order to be considered “healthy” and that a treat for your kid has to be a trip to a fast food restaurant.

On Saturday, May 31st 2014 we’ll host 5 hands-on seminars and talks to let you know the truth about leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

From getting your mind in the game, to preparing yourself to train correctly, to educating you and your family on how to exercise and eat right… it’ll be a fun, informative day and to top it all off even lunch is provided and an awesome sponsored goodie bag!

For details and to register, visit:–fitness-day.html

Sugar-Me-Up 10% Off – Until June 30

Get 10% off all services from now until June 30. Get yourself ready for summer at Sugar Me Up…Professional Body Sugaring & Esthetics, 1792-B Danforth Ave.