Updates, movies and next DECA Board mtg!

Hello Neighbours!

As we head into a couple of days of heat advisory, a small reminder to please check on vulnerable neighbours, take extra care with kids and pets, and please please please water your trees. Buckets full of water for the trees please. (If you have a moment to spare, please water some trees at a park or in a schoolyard!)

And now for the news…

Merrily, merrily is here to stay!


Another one of our pop-up shops has just become a permanent store on at 1854 Danforth (beside Oaks ‘n Acorns) – congratulations to Merrily, merrily!  If you haven’t been yet, they are a go-to for new, nearly new and handmade goods for babies, kids and even moms-to-be. It’s a lovely shop, and they have even more stuff for sale online: www.merrilymerrily.ca.

Could this get any better? Yes! They are a consignment shop, so every purchase puts money in the pockets of your neighbours as well as these local mompreneur owners. Win-win! And don’t forget the summer pop-up promo on until August 31 with current and former pop-up shops, which will save you the tax at Merrily, merrily (click here for more info on the promo).

Gentle reminder: Permanent stores are only permanent as long as we support them. SHOP LOCAL!

Speaking of awesome local shops…

Face to Face Games is celebrating their 1st Birthday!

This Tuesday, August 18 please visit Face to Face Games to enjoy 10% off everything in the store and buy-one-get-one-free lemonades all day long.

2077a Danforth (above Pizza Pizza, @ Woodbine)

Face to Face Toronto’s awesome cafe
A few things you should know about this amazing shop:

  1. It is packed every night. Packed.
  2. They have an amazing cafe full of fresh, healthy and very affordable meals, snacks, coffee and their signature house-made lemonade and iced tea. Seriously. You need to try it.
  3. The owners want the space to be as much a neighbourhood drop-in as a shop. There are games on hand available to play for free (they have games for all ages) and they encourage people to bring along their favourite game from home to play as well. No catch, just a sincere interest in wanting to be a place where people gather.

Go there on a date, with your friends, with your kids, or go theire by yourself. You’ll love it!

Board games to Board meetings…and who doesn’t LOVE a good Board meeting?

DECA Board Meeting

This Tuesday, August 18 will be he next DECA Board meeting. Do you want to join us? We are trying something new this time, and will spend 7:30-8:30 with no formal agenda to give us a chance to chat with anyone who chooses to join us. Come and say hi and have a beverage with us (not on us)! If you want to stay for the actual meeting, you’re welcome to do so but you don’t have to. We thought this might be a better way engage with potential volunteers and others than our usual meeting-only approach.

If you want to come, please RSVP by clicking here and we can provide the details. (We do this so that we know who is coming and can ensure that we meet in a big enough space to accommodate!)

And last but not least…

Free Movie for Teens at Danforth/Coxwell Library: Insurgent 

Next Wednesday (Aug 26) for teens 13+ including free popcorn and door prize!

Movie Night ft. Insurgent

And it’s Movie Night this week at the Market: How to Train Your Dragon 2!



Stay cool, East Enders!

New businesses and events

Spring has sprung and although the weather hasn’t quite caught up to the calendar, who cares!? Get outside. Walk the strip. Rediscover your neighbourhood!

Here’s what you’ve missed all winter – our two current pop-up shops are Asiris Treasures and Avani Creations (698 1/2 Coxwell) & Merrily, Merrily (1854 Danforth).

Are you hungry? Some of the other new businesses include Viking Bakery (2207 Danforth), East of York Gourmet Food Co (1804 Danforth) and a new coffee and panini shop D’lusso Cafe and Lounge (1504 Danforth).

And while we’re on such a roll, how about a few events:

Easter egg hunt event at oaks ‘n acorns – April 3, 2015 

(see poster for times, ages and cost)

2015 GoodFriday Easter Event



The 21 DAY CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE will help you:

  • Eliminate sugar and carb cravings
  • Lose weight naturally with weight loss as a side effect of good health!
  • Understand hormone balance and why it may be causing you to gain weight
  • Learn which products and brands to buy (during an actual grocery store tour!)

Location: BOMB Fitness, 1502 Danforth Ave. (Danforth/Coxwell)

FREE Information night March 31st @ 7:15 (email michelle@michellenutrition.ca for questions/RSVP)

Cost: $89

For Program Details & Sign Up Please visithttp://www.bombfitness.ca/nutrition.html


And don’t forget the free things from this post – free treats and a film screening this week!