Out with the old, in with the new!

Out with the old…

Oaks n Acorns is hosting a “mom to mom” sale (and we’re pretty sure that no dad would be turned away), and no doubt, the tables will go fast. Details below, or check out their website: http://www.oaksnacorns.com/ DECA organized a sale like this last year, but we have no plans to do another one so if your basement looks like a baby store, seize this chance!

Mom 2 Mom sale poster

In with the new…

Two new businesses east of Danforth

Taste of Dominican – 2231 Danforth – not open yet, but the sign is up and it is promising to be a “fine Dominican restaurant”. It also says dine-in and take out – we’ll keep you posted!

Great Wood – 2208 Danforth – A cool-looking new shop that is selling creations made out of recycled/reclaimed wood. Located right beside where the new KIA dealership is going in. Has anyone been inside? I have peeked through the window and it looks like a gallery full of beautiful wooden items! http://www.grrrreatwood.com/

New-ish news…

Okay, it’s not new in the strict sense of the meaning, but after a long, cold winter, I think we can all agree that this is a new reason to get excited: Carter’s Ice Cream is re-opening this Friday, March 29 at noon!! There will be face painting and fun to be had by all. http://www.cartersicecream.com/

And speaking of new…did you hear that Target is opening on the Danforth (@ Victoria Park in the Shoppers World plaza) this Thursday, March 28? Okay fine, you probably knew. But isn’t it still so exciting?

Reminder: Tomorrow night there is a big pop-up meeting for anyone interested in helping us shape this exciting project. In case you missed our recent post about it, click here for details!

Follow @DECADiaries on Twitter for all the latest news!

Short and Long

O.k. I’ve got a long list of items and an awareness of short attention spans so I’m going to try to make these as short and sweet as a melty mint.

The final deadline to apply to be a vendor in the hugely popular and incredibly cool Danforth East Arts Fair is June 15th so act now to avoid disappointment!

Speaking of art and how freakin’ cool we are…The Art of the Danforth crew is well into organizing for spring 2012 and they need some volunteers…some now and some next May.  Right now Cindy needs a couple people to do 2-4 hours of internet research and/or 2-4 hours of walking the street to introduce ourselves to new stores.  In May 2012, they’re wondering if there are any adventurous souls/families who live close to Danforth who would offer up their front yards for art installations.  They would love to be able to offer curators a private residence as a potential installation site – dunno if they’d use it, but it potentially could be interesting.  If you are interested in either or both or none of those things, but want to talk to Cindy, contact her at info(at)eastdanforthcreative

Tomorrow is DECA’s Container Gardening Workshop from 2-4 p.m.  Don’t miss it. Don’t forget.  And don’t give me some lame excuse about your in-laws dropping over unexpectedly.  We’re also planning another full season of DECA Learns from canning to bicycles with some gardening thrown in for good measure. More on that in a future post.

Beatty Buddies daycare is a delightful little place in the basement of Earl Beatty Public School north of Danforth, east of Coxwell.  Earl Beatty is slated for full day kindergarten in 2012 and that is just one of the reasons why the daycare has formed a strategic planning committee.  The first thing it’s doing is a survey of you – the community.  So whether your kids are in university or in utero, please take a few moments to fill out the short survey.

Yes, the photo above is of a new place on the Danforth, east of Woodbine.

Yes, Target has announced one of its first Toronto stores will open at Shoppers World at Danforth and Victoria Park.

Yes, Goodlife is once again offering free memberships to teenagers for the summer.

Notes from the Community Police Liaison Committee

  • You can register your bike for free with 55 Division so in case it gets stolen, you could possibly, maybe, have a chance at, perhaps getting it back?
  • Bugaboo baby strollers are magnets for thieves and are being stolen all the time.  Lock them up.
  • Graffiti cleaners are heading out June 15 and 16 to remove graffiti in alleys, garages, mailboxes etc.  Contact Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113 to suggest your unwanted graffiti location and they’ll try to send over a clean team
Rock On
Because your kids are lovin’ the rock and roll, you need to mark Wednesday, June 29th on your calendar and make your way to St. Brigid’s school yard for the Last Day Music Festival.  This year, featuring the pop sensation that is sweeping the pre-teen scene (seriously) Done With Dolls.  Also Chasing Sam, Colour Connection, Sugar Rush, Checkmate Sergei, Running From Jane, Marissa Dattoli and not just another cliche.  What are you going to do on the last day of school that’s cooler than that.  More details coming soon.
Thanks for sticking with me for the whole post.  Last but not least, DECA’s terrific Parks Team has scoured the neighbourhood for all things recreational and not so recreational and has come back with an amenities list that will amaze you.  The schools, the churches, the swimming pools, the services, the classes.  It’s fabulous.  Behind every one of those links was someone who walked the streets, make the notes, found the links and posted it.  Thanks to the Parks Team for a great piece of work.  Enjoy.