News from some of our faves

We have posted a lot about new businesses in the neighbourhood, but this post is exciting news about a some of the business that have been around for a while.

Our more established businesses are so valuable to our neighbourhood – where would we be had they not taken a chance on our end of town, back in the day?

Manzer Hair Studio

Manzer Hair Studio asked us to let you know that they’ve moved to a new location! You can find Nicole, Rachel and Hannah working out of a gorgeous new space west of Woodbine at 1993 Danforth, formerly Nippon Video.

On October 6, you are invited to drop in for their grand opening to see the new space. Here’s a sneak peek:manzer


Sugarmoon Salon

Happy Birthday to Sugermoon, 1509 Danforth + two other locations! They are 14 years young and to celebrate they are offering 14% of products and services!


Pegasus Studios

It is hard to believe but Pegasus Studios (361 Glebeholme Blvd) is turning 30 this year. This family-run dance school is such a special place for people of any age who want to dance, create & move.


Happy 30th to Pegasus!! Here’s to the next 30 years and beyond.


Melanie’s Bistro

Do you have the September blues? A night out at Melanie’s (1870 Danforth) will help. Delicious food, you can bring your own wine every day – free corkage on Wednesdays! – and since Melanie is a pastry chef,  the desserts will never disappoint. If dinner isn’t your thing, visit them for lunch and weekend brunches!





March Madness for Kids: Papier Mache, Soccer & Library fun

There’s tons of fun lined up for March for the young people in your life!

For the arts and crafters…

Pegasus Studios is hosting a papier mache workshop Sat., March 7 & Sat. March 14, for ages 9-14. All ability levels welcome. Click here to register online.

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Still looking for an amazing March Break activity?

Local soccer club, Canada First Academy, is hosting a March Break Soccer Camp at the Monarch Park stadium.

Dates: Monday March 16 to Friday March 20Times: Full day: 9am to 4pm or 1/2 day: 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm
Rates: Full week: $325, Daily: $75, 1/2 Day: $45 (all + HST)

Ages: 6 to 14 (training groups according to development stage)

Daily activities include:
Ball control, passing, shooting, cross and finish, dribbling, 1v1, combination play, possession play, small sided soccer games, running technique, agility, mobility, stability, individual ball work and of course fun and excitement…
Location: Toronto’s most modern facility: Monarch Park Stadium, 1 Parkmount Rd.
All program parts include small sided games and are based on Talent Development Training Guideline of the German Soccer Association DFB and Canadian Soccer Association CSA.


The TPL also has some great stuff coming up for your tweens & teens at Walter Stewart:

Get UR Game On: Lunch Time Gaming
Monday: March 9, April 13

Bring your game face and challenge your friends to X-box, Wii or a board game. Ages: 11-18.

Get Inspired: Felt Phone Case
Friday March 20, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Learn how to create and decorate a phone case out of felt. Supplies provided.

Ages: 11-18. Call to register.

Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 2K5
416 396-3975

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Festival of Lights: Pictures & Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to Angela Matich and her crew of volunteers for putting together Nov. 29th’s wonderful Festival of Lights. Thanks too to the approximately 1000 (!) of you who came out to East Lynn Park to help celebrate the season and light up the park Danforth East-style! The amazing turnout blew our estimates out of the water, so the hundreds of loots bags (courtesty of Art CaveKids Fun TownOaks & AcornsPegasus Studio & Silly Goose Kids–be sure to check out Silly Goose’s author event with Helaine Becker this Sunday at 10:30. Free cider!) went mighty quickly. So did the 300 cups of delicious hot chocolate donated  by Melanie’s Bistro and the yummy treats provided by Celena’s Bakery. Next year we’ll have more supplies on hand so no one goes empty-handed.

Thank you to the Pegasus Studio Dancers, the East End Music Project Choir for entertaining us, and to Show Pro for the sound equipment. The Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist and LED Hula Hooper lit up the night spectacularly.

A big special thanks to our key sponsors who made this event happen: Sugarmoon (Catch their open house tomorrow, Dec. 10, 11-8pm!) and Corinne McCabe – Bosley Real Estate Broker.

Here are some beautiful shots of the festivities courtesy of local shutterbug Bruce Reeve and DECA’s Sheri Hebdon so you can relive the fun or see what you missed (and mark your calendars for next year!).

Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist wowing the crowds.
Zero Gravity Circus Fire Artist wowing the crowds.
Pegasus Dancers kick the party off.
Pegasus Dancers kick things off.
Crowds gather to sing along with the East End Music Project.
Crowds gather to sing along with the East End Music Project.
Organizer Angela Matich handing out free treats.
Organizer Angela Matich handing out free treats.
Zero Gravity Circus' LED Hula Hooper lit up the night.
Zero Gravity Circus’ LED Hula Hooper lit up the night.
Fire artistry at its finest.
Fire artistry at its finest.
Hooray for Hula Hoops!
Hooray for Hula Hoops!


Youth opportunity – free booth at Arts Fair in Sept!

Thanks to volunteer extraordinaire, Melanie, for this exciting post!
Year after year, the Danforth East Art Fair has proven that we are living amongst a mass of creative and artistic genius. With nearly 60 artisans and vendors participating in the Art Fair this fall, we are confident that this will be our best year yet. New to the Art Fair in 2014 we will be hosting a Youth Booth for two talented kids ages 12-17 years old, proving that talent and creativity are ageless. Thanks to our generous community sponsors at Bosley Real Estate and Pegasus Studios, these kids will have a chance to show and sell their goods at no cost during the art fair.
Perhaps you know a budding painter, jeweller, fashion designer or sculptor? We are looking for young artists working in any medium who are able to show and sell their work in an open market during the weekend of September 13-14, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity to network with established artists in the community as well as to develop personal portfolios for the future.
If your interested or know someone who may be, fill out our application before July 15, 2014 and email it to

The Market This Week: Dinner, Storytime and Pegasus

Come for the produce, stay for dinner!  To make sure you have enough time in your day for a trip to your favourite local market, why not let the market take care of dinner planning and spend the whole evening at the park.  No need to pack a picnic yourself, a number of farmers and vendors would love to serve you dinner!  The full list of farmers and vendors can be found on our website.

FRESH Fries from Godelie Family Farm
FRESH Fries from Sun Ray Farm
Porchetta Sandwiches from Stock-in-Trade
Porchetta Sandwiches from Stock-in-Trade

The featured winery this week is Tawse Winery from Vineland, Ontario.

At 4:30 p.m. Toronto Public Library will be hosting storytime for the little ones. Please pull up a piece of grass and enjoy!  DECA Tree will be back this week with information about the adopt-a-tree program for the new trees planted in the park and general tree health.

Wellness Booth

Join Pegasus Studios at the Market! Pegasus Studios will be set up from 3:30-6:30. Visit their table to learn more about what Pegasus offers for young dancers, artists, actors and musicians. They are focused on the healthy development of children in a positive and fun environment. After the Story Time, at 5:15, Pegasus director, Jane Davis-Munro and faculty will pass on some of their most popular dance activities for healthy brain development, coordination and fun fitness. Parents, will learn invaluable activities to do with their young ones at home to keep their mind and body active with dance!


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 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.

Need something to do this summer?

If you’re looking for something to do over the summer for yourself, your kids, or anyone else, you do not have to go too far.

Ultimate Frisbee on Wednesday nights starting July 9 @ Stephenson Park (near Main & Danforth)

For more information, visit:
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Dance Camp at Pegasus Studios (near Coxwell & Danforth)

For more information, visit:


50% off Art Camps at Art Cave if you book in June (near Danforth & Coxwell)

For more information, visit:



How about growing food for the community?

Our friends at Kimbourne United Church (200 Wolverleigh Blvd) are starting a community garden to grow local food for the community. Come out to their next meeting about it on June 23 at 7pm at the church. Also, check out their website:, like them on Facebook, and follow them on twitter @GardenKimbourne for the most updated info.


Teen Activities and Workshops at S. Walter Stewart Library (Coxwell & Mortimer)

Just out of our area, but teens can venture over to take advantage for these free activities! S. Walter Stewart Library is located at 170 Memorial Park Ave.

Call for information or to register: 416-396-3975

Monthly Teen Flyer - June-Aug

Monarch Park Stadium Summer Camps (near Danforth & Coxwell)

For more information, visit:

Click on the links to check out their preschool camp (ages 3-5) and regular camp (ages 6-12) information. Keep your eyes out for the magical words: “Family discount” (for more than one kid).


Tool Library Summer Camp

This place is such a neighbourhood gem, and frankly, everything they do seems like the COOLEST IDEA EVER!  If you haven’t checked them out, at least check out their website: Lots to do for adults and older kids. In fact, they have summer camps for 8-15 year olds!  For more camp info, visit: