local biz news and call for volunteers

The holidays are right around the corner, and DECA’s third annual tree lighting holiday festival will be held in East Lynn Park (date TBD) and we need help hanging the lights!

Sign up for shifts this weekend, Saturday or Sunday (November 8 & 9) for an hour between 10:00am and 2:00pm by clicking here: http://vols.pt/LM9C1Q – thank you!!

And while we’re on the topic of the holidays, if you are thinking about starting your shopping early this year, start with our amazing local shops along the Danforth. Most of us heard the sad news that McCormick’s Imports is closing down after 13 months on Danforth, west of Coxwell.  It’s a loss for the neighbourhood and one that we do not want to repeat. Our dollars matter, and choosing local businesses makes a real difference in our community.

On that note – a few announcements…

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day – November 8

Celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day this Saturday, November 8 at our favourite neighbourhood toy store! Silly Goose Kids will have events, games and prizes and no tax all day long.


Big News from LEN – November 6

What is the news?  We don’t know but we’re dying to find out. This is the message that Christal and David sent out this afternoon:

LEN has a big announcement and would love to have you join us for some sparking beverages THIS Thursday (TOMORROW) between 5 and 7 PM.
We can’t say anymore right now- but sincerely hope you can make it to help us celebrate!
LEN is located at 698 Coxwell Ave (just north of Danforth).  Like them on Facebook to keep up with all of their news, contests and specials and hopefully to find out what the big news is!!

This weekend and construction update

The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, so leave the car in the garage (yeah right, who has a garage??) and enjoy all that our wonderful neighbourhood has to offer. Here are some events this weekend:

– Hirut (2050 Danforth, near Woodbine) is re-opening after some renos, and will kick-off with Hirut Hoot, tonight (Friday) at 9pm. This is high quality comedy for only $5!

– Face to Face Games (2077A Danforth, above Pizza Pizza) is having a tournament night tonight at 7pm. Check out their website for details.

– Silly Goose Kids is having a weekend-long birthday party to celebrate three years of being awesome (my words, not theirs – they are very modest). Upshot for us is that there will be no tax on Saturday and Sunday, plus all kinds of fun and prizes too!


– Ankh Yoga (2017 Danforth @ Moberly) is having a workshop on Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm called Slow Down Momma – click here to check out their website for details on how to sign up, and to check out their list of amazing classes and workshops.

If you have an idea for an event or workshop going on this weekend, leave it in the comments, or post it to our Facebook page!

Danforth Construction Update 

Thanks to Corrine McCabe for representing DECA at the update meetings and for providing this helpful update.

Work began on the north side of the Danforth at Woodbine and is proceeding east.  This section should be complete by this weekend!  They will grind and pave the road at the end of October.  The contractor is currently on site repairing road cuts, which has to be done first so the road is useable, then they grind and re-pave all at once.

Urban Forestry have begun planting trees! They will be using three different types of species; 1) Locus: is one of the heartiest trees, salt and disease resistant, 2) Elm: using a new strain of Elm, they do well and are disease resistant, and 3) Maple – Norway, Silver and Crimson.  They will apparently plant all year round, so we should get them all in before long.

Urban Forestry will water, weed and mulch the trees. They will begin by doing this weekly or bi-weekly when the trees are first planted.

baby/kid classes: signing, languages and art!

Some local offerings with special deals/demo classes to take advantage of in the next couple of weeks! As you plan your fall activities, remember that there are lots of local offerings – take a look through our past posts for ideas, searching the “classes” tag!

Free Wee Hands Baby/Toddler/Preschooler Signing Demo Class – August 18

Email info@sillygoosekids.com to register – this demo class is free but space is limited. They can also give you the details on what the classes would cost if you register!


Free Magic Languages Demo Classes for 1-3 yr olds – French and Spanish – August 18

Email info@sillygoosekids.com to register – same deal as above, demo class is free but it would cost you to register for the classes.


Colour Creative Early Bird Discount – by August 26

Early Bird Special is $25.00 off after-school registrations made by August 26th!  Email colourcreativearts@gmail.com for more information.



Celebrate this Sat. with SILLY GOOSE KIDS!

As if you need another reason to love our local toy store, but Silly Goose Kids is going to give you one anyway.
This Saturday, Nov. 9,  join Tracey, Shamie and staff to celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day. As a thank you for your patronage, you’ll score no tax all day, Chuggington train giveaways, and grab bags. There’s even a colouring contest.

And while you’re visiting Silly Goose, why not head over to Wag on the Danforth to congratulate Ruth and Rob on winning Best Pet Store in NOW’s Best of Toronto 2013 Reader’s Poll? Three cheers for our local businesses!

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
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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.

A Belly Full of Laughs and Babes

There’s something for all types of bellies this weekend. First, for the laughing (and possibly beer drinking) belly, Hirut Hoot is having a comedy night this Friday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. with host Kevin MacDonald ($5.00).

Second, something for baby bellies. Silly Goose Kids has a few spots left in their Prenatal Kundalini Yoga. Classes start this Sunday, September 22nd from 9:15-10:30 a.m.

hirut septmeber 27photo