#DanforthEast community mural – Saturday morning (June 6) 9:30-12:30

Thanks to the East End Pioneer for this guest post, and for teaming up with us for this exciting initiative!

100in1 day

This Saturday, June 6, we will be stretching 30 feet of canvas down the sidewalk in front of Coxwell parkette (south-west corner of Danforth and Coxwell) from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You are all invited to come and paint, draw or write what makes living here so special.  Is it the parks? How about your favourite local shop? Maybe it’s your awesome neighbours? What keeps you loving our little neck of the woods?

Sometimes events in life can happen that although minor on their own, end up solidifying humanity around a cause. Malcolm Gladwell calls it the ‘tipping point’ and it celebrates the small things adding up to something bigger. This Saturday is 100in1Day around Toronto, a collection of 100+ community-led urban interventions or ‘small actions’ aimed at improving the city. Things like asking cars to slow down on Jane Street, or a midnight dance party under the Gardiner ramps.

In our neighbourhood, some people are saying that we’ve also reached a tipping point.  But despite a number of violent crimes in our area recently, the community continues to come together to make positive change happen – we want a safer, walkable, vibrant Danforth East and so many of us are actively working to make this a reality.  Our ‘hood is awesome and people want to celebrate all the awesomeness and show why we love living here.

That’s where the idea for our very own #danfortheast 100in1day intervention came from. DECA and community partner East End Pioneer are inviting community members (residents, business owners, politicians) to help us create a community mural about what Danforth East means to all of us.

So come out on Saturday. All supplies will be on site (thanks to generous donations from Dulux Paints at 2031 Danforth for donating paint and to DeSerres at 2056 Danforth for supplying the canvas) so all you need to bring is you your kids, families, the dog, your friends and your imaginations –  let’s all get our paint on!  See you there!

(Afterward, the plan is for the mural to be mounted along Danforth East as a symbol of neighbourhood support and community pride.)

More information here: https://toronto.100in1day.ca/initiatives/d92dqUDJtlPRmYuzzucq7Olg7X

Home Safety Audit & Farmers’ Market

Home Safety Audit this Thursday

Case your own joint! This is a great opportunity to learn how to prevent break-ins at your house.

DECA members are invited to attend a home safety audit on Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm (after the Farmers’ Market). We will visit a home on East Lynn Avenue with Constable Rob McDonald from 55 Division who will offer tips on how to increase  security of your homes both inside and out.

We will meet at the DECA booth at the East Lynn Market at 7pm. Please email Diana Gibbs if you are interested. And stay tuned for news about community safety walks this fall.

Farmers’ Market: Photo Contest Voting & This Week’s Fun 

Fresh from the field
market Pic
Mysterious redhead enjoying her peas

Do you remember these beautiful submissions to the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market photo contest? Well, it’s time to vote for your favourite.  Click here to go to our Facebook poll and cast your vote for the winner.

This week, our Silly Goose Kids pals will be at the market with Rooster Tales (stories, songs and circle games) with Sally Jaeger and Erica Webster.   Fun starts at 4:30 PM. Naturopathic Doctor Nana Jokura of Accept Wellness will be providing tips on boosting your immune system and breaking the cycle of perpetual colds.  She will also be offering free tongue and pulse diagnosis (3:00-5:00 PM).


The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the new East Lynn Market Facebook page.

Design Help, Safety Notice & Hootenanny for Earl Haig PS

Are you a Graphic Designer?

The Pop-Up shop team is looking for some help with design work.  They’re a fun group.  And they’re helping to make our stretch of the Danforth more vibrant!  If you have design skills to contribute please email the team.

Safety Warning from 54 Division

There have been a number of break-ins into homes in the Parkview Hills community.  These break-ins have been occurring in homes that are under construction and have been taking place in the overnight hours.  Residents are advised to be alert to any strange acitivity in their community.  Power tools have been targeted in these particular break-ins and residents with homes under construction are reminded not to store power tools in their unoccupied homes.  All tools should be engraved identifying them as belonging to the owner, using an identifiable mark such as the driver’s licence number.

East End Hootenanny


Lock up! Rash of bike thefts in this area

Please note that there have been a rash of bike thefts in the neighbourhood.  We are told that thieves have been going into back yards, sheds and garages to steal bikes, so please be sure to lock up!  Remember to report to police any suspicious activity that you might see.  The Toronto Police non-emergency number 416-808-2222.

By the way, did you know that you can report many crimes online?

For more information on safety and crime prevention, contact your local Division: 55 Division (south of Danforth), 54 Division (north of Danforth)