#DEdreams in Pictures

A huge, big thank you to everyone for coming out and making last week’s Danforth East Dreams event such a fun and successful day!

Over 400 (!) of you joined us to share what you love about the ‘hood and your dreams about how we can make it even better. There were tons of great ideas, including:

  • starting a community garden (Attention those of you who loved this idea: good news is coming soon!)
  • a neighbourhood wide golf tournament in which everyone sets up a hole on their lawn
  • bringing back monarch butterflies to Monarch Park
  • bike lanes on Danforth
  • converting the TTC buildings at Coxwell (South side of Danforth) into a public space with a park, stores and housing
  • rabbits (the young lady didn’t elaborate on her vision, but rabbits are indeed pretty cool all on their own)

We even spied an idea that looked an awful lot like a marriage proposal (possibly a DECA first?). We’ll continue collecting all the ideas and share the full results in the next few weeks. Until then, have a look at the fantastic pictures taken by Bruce, Tina and Casey. See if you spot your idea or recognize someone you know posing with their dream.

Once again, many thanks to Melanie’s Bistro, Moberly Natural Foods, Beau’s, LEN, Rebel Therapy Yoga, Air Zound bike horns, Ankh Yoga, 32 Spokes, Mrs. Darling’s Imaginarium for Girls & Boys, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon for the use of her popcorn machine, the Toronto Repair Cafe and the owners of 1811 Danforth, Haig and David.

#DEdreams: tomorrow! Ultimate @ Stephenson


Remember to come out THIS SATURDAY, April 12 to our community party, Danforth East Dreams! Stop by 12-4 pm to 1811 Danforth Ave. for a few minutes on your way to the park or stay for the whole afternoon.  FREE drinks & treats from Melanie’s Bistro, Moberly Natural Foods & Beau’s! FREE bike tune-ups from 32 Spokes! FREE kids’ activities from Mrs. Darling’s Imaginarium for Boys & Girls! FREE repairs next door from 11-3 pm at the Repair Cafe! We also have amazing door prizes from LEN, Rebel Therapy Yoga, Air Zound bike horns and Ankh Yoga!

We’ll have lots of cool ways to share your ideas for improving the hood. So start dreaming and tweet your ideas now using #DEdreams and we’ll use your tweets tomorrow.

Special thanks to the owners of 1811 Danforth, Haig and David, for the use of their space for the day.

Ultimate Frisbee Returns to Stephenson Park

If this gorgeous weather has inspired you to get outside, why not try ultimate at a local park? REC Athletics’ Spring 2014 Ultimate Frisbee League begins May 7, 2014 at Stephenson Park. It’s co-ed, fun and you can register now as an individual or a team at www.recathletics.com.




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: