Grab your picnic blanket—it’s movie night at East Lynn!

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Summer’s starting to hit its peak, but there’s lots of fun ahead yet at our park! For starters, this Thursday is movie night. Hosted by Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon, the Peanuts Movie will start at 8:30 p.m. It’s a family-friendly flick, so don’t miss it. And no need to make your own popcorn, it’ll be on sale during the screening.

Not able to make the movie? Don’t worry, there’s lots of great entertainment happening at the Market, like a live performance from Sonshine and Broccoli, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Toronto Public Library will have stories for the kids starting at 4:30 p.m. and DesignNook will be running bubble craft activitiesvisit their booth (and ask them about their newest Nook opening on our stretch of the Danforth).


For your sipping pleasure! 

All our awesome farmers will be on site selling delicious produce, meats, baked goods and more this week (don’t miss the peaches! They’re perfection right now), including wineries Rancourt and Creekside.

A wellness break

Come and talk to Pegasus Dance Studios between 4:30 and 6:30 on the benefits of Dance in your child’s life. Not only is dance beneficial for physical  development but did you know that emotional, social and cognitive attributes also can be linked to dance! Pegasus will help you find the best extra-curricular activities for your child to keep them happy and healthy this fall,  in the Danforth East Area.


Got an old car seat? 

Plus, are you looking to get rid of your old car seat? Don’t leave it on the side of the curb, come learn about a unique car seat recycling program that will soon be coming to our neighborhood care of Silly Goose Kids & Merrily Merrily.  Red Propeller is a social enterprise that helps Ontario families recycle their kids’ car seats but also provides work to those facing barriers to employment. Talk about a great opportunity to teach your lil’ environmentalist-in-the-making all about recycling. Check out the poster below for the full details about upcoming drop-off dates and locations. (Please don’t lug your car seats to the market this week as the Red Propeller crew will only be on hand to answer questions, the two drop off dates are in September.)

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And, of course, swing by the DECA booth to learn more about our work in the community and how you can be a part of it.  There’s so much more to come at our Market in the weeks to come–but this one’s going to be a highlight of the seasonsee you there!

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

This week at the market: Thursday-in-the-life and Movie Night

Have you ever wondered what the farmers do on Thursdays before coming to the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market? I’ve been wondering about this so I decided to stop by the Bio Vision tent to ask the bearded man about his day. Here is the first edition of the Thursday-in-the-life of an East Lynn Park farmer.

Henricus Verhoeven of Bio Vision Farm
Henricus Verhoeven of Bio Vision Farm
Last Thursday Henk’s day started ridiculously early. He was up at 4:30 a.m. Henk and his wife Jin operate a biodynamic farm called Bio Vision Farm just west of Orangeville. That morning they had some chickens that needed to be taken to the “plant”. But by 7:30 a.m. he was back at his farm for breakfast with Jin and then off to start his daily chores. This includes tending to the baby chicks, feeding the animals, changing water, etc. At 10:00 a.m. the couple started packing for the two markets they attend on Thursdays. After lunch, they drove to Mississauga to set up for the first market where Jin spends her Thursdays. Then Henk came over to our neck of the woods to set up at East Lynn Park. From 3-7:00 p.m. we know where he was. (He was selling us some lovely summer sausage.) And as you can imagine, his day didn’t end at 7:00 p.m. By the time he finishes packing up from East Lynn Park, picking up Jin, driving home and unpacking, it’s usually 11:00 p.m.

That’s a looong day. Be sure to stop by and thank Henk for choosing our market to sell at.  Or better yet, thank him by buying something nutritious and delicious from one of his coolers.


This week will be fun!  There’s a soccer activity with Canada First Academy at 4:00 p.m., crafts with Melissa at 4:30 p.m. and the magic show at 5:30 p.m. The movie will start as soon as it’s dark enough, around 8:30 pm. A huge thank you to Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor for Ward 32, for not only sponsoring this event but popping the popcorn for the movie!

Wellness Booth

Nana Jokura of Accept Wellness will be offering free 10 minute consults on how you can improve your health with naturopathic medicine. The Accept Wellness Naturopathic Community Clinic offers compassionate rates & high quality care so that you can feel your best and get the most out of life.

Nana Jokura
Nana Jokura

East Lynn Farmers’ Market this week: Movie Night


It’s time for another Movie Night in East Lynn Park!

Stick around after the farmers’ market this week for a open air screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. – or whenever it’s dark enough to see the screen.

We hope many of your took the challenge we posed last week to buy fruits and vegetables from as many colours of the rainbow as possible.  This week – don’t forget to look for bright Ontario melons!

Kids Activity: Come play with oaks ‘n acorns! Join them from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for some super fun interactive parachute play. They’ll engage and delight the tots with all sorts of parachute games and fun. No sign up required, just meet them in the park.


Wellness Booth:

Is your child a toe walker? Did they have a slow birth or fast birth? Do they have difficulty with reading or spelling? How do they hold their pencil? What do these findings mean about any developmental stages that may have been skipped? Tanya Mouland, a licensed educational Kinesiology/Brain Gym teacher and consultant, will be offering Free Mini Brain Gym Assessments from 3pm to 7pm. Find out how improving physical, mental and language development in children (and adults) can be easy and fun.

This Week at the Market: Blueberries, Flowers and Kale!

Before we get to this week, let’s talk about how outstanding the market was last week. Seems like every Thursday we’ve seen perfect market weather and last week was no exception. There were many new additions to the market last week too, including new vendors with blueberries, flowers and an amazing selection of greens!  Thanks to Mary-Margaret McMahon for not only sponsoring the movie night, but spending hours popping popcorn for the Indiana Jones fans to enjoy while taking in the movie. We also had many contributions from local businesses and neighbours that made the Beach Party & Movie Night so successful – thank you to Silly Goose Kids, Ankh Yoga and Nicola St. John.

MM poppin' away for Movie Night.
MM poppin’ away for Movie Night.
Popsicles from Nicola
Popsicles from Nicola
Kids yoga brought to you by Ankh Yoga
Kids yoga brought to you by Ankh Yoga
Blueberries have arrived!
Blueberries have arrived!
Fresh cut flowers
Fresh cut flowers
The women of Silly Goose Kids running camptown races.
The women of Silly Goose Kids running camptown races.
A selection of Kale from Green Haus Produce.
A selection of Kale from Green Haus Produce.

This week our community guests will be Stop Line 9 and the Merrill Dog Park Association.

Wellness Booth

Origin Wellness is a brand new Registered Massage Therapy clinic located steps away from East Lynn Park at 2017 Danforth Avenue, behind Ankh Yoga.  To introduce themselves to the community, they will be at the market to offer in-chair massage and let neighbours see what they have to offer. Yvonne Moir & Erin Kell Whitehead RMTs  will be there from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page. 

Notice: Tool Library Kids Week postponed

The Tool Library cancelled their kids week  previously mentioned on the blog but will be looking to hold a kids week later in August.

The Market this Week: BEACH PARTY & MOVIE NIGHT!!!


There’s so much new and exciting to share about this week’s farmers’ market.  First, blueberries will be arriving this week! Plus, last week I spotted cherries and tried some super tasty corn. We’re coming up to prime produce season so both selection and taste are plentiful!

In the fun department, we’re having a Beach Party & Movie Night Celebration with generous support from Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon.  There will also be drama activity with Young Ruffians, Camptown Races with Silly Goose Kids, ice cream and popcorn.  Beach blankets and beach chairs welcome!

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Wellness Booth

Ankh Yoga (Danforth & Moberly) will be offering two free yoga classes in the park at the market this week. There will be an adult class at 3 p.m. and kid’s class at 4 p.m. There will be some mats there, but feel free to bring your own mat or blanket. Stop by and say hi to find out more about their classes, teachers and workshops 

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page

Movie Night Magic & BIA Fun on Sunday





Movie Night Magic!

Who had a blast watching a movie under the stars last night? I did! And so did about 150 of your neighbours.  The rain held off during the day so bums could stay dry as we all took in the comedic genius of Rob Reiner’s Princess Bride.

Thank you to Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon for not only sponsoring the evening but also popping all popcorn for movie goers to enjoy!

We also want to give a special shout out to local environmental steward Bruce Crofts.  We’ve mentioned how thankful we are of Bruce’s wife Susan for her tireless work watering the trees by Valu-mart.  Well, after the market yesterday we were surprised at the amount of litter in the park.   Bruce went home and got his special litter bag and poker stick and spent the evening cleaning up the park.  Thank your commitment to making our neighborhood clean and beautiful, Bruce!

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Mosaic BIA Summer Festival Community Picnic

A reminder that the Mosaic BIA will be hosting their Summer Festival Community Picnic this Sunday at East Lynn Park.  Check the  full listing of activities below!