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!

Pet owners, take note!

It’s a dog’s life in Danforth East…

The Canine Social Company – New Store!

This weekend marks the grand opening for The Canine Social Company, our neighbourhood’s newest business located at 1872 Danforth Avenue.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CanineSocialCompany

Some highlights:

  • Complimentary Canine Social Company bandana
  • From 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday there will be $5 nail trims with 100% of the proceeds benefitting TEAM Dog Rescue
  • Other surprise treats in store!

Fun Fact: This was one of the empty storefronts that DECA fixed up for one our pop-up shops and look, it’s now RENTED!!  

Wag on the Danforth – One of our favourites!

At 1918 Danforth Avenue (across from East Lynn Park), our friends at Wag have all of your pet needs taken care of.  Whether you have a dog, cat, bird or other small animal, at this lovely, family-run business you will get advice, friendly service and personal service that is unbeatable.

Best of all, your stinky dog problem can be solved here for the low price of $10, which includes a bath, shampoo and towel.  See the poster below for more details, and visit their website and facebook page for more info about them.

Also, home delivery for pet food???  That’s GENIUS!


Merrill Park Dog Association Annual Meeting – 7-8:30 p.m. June 3rd

See poster for more specifics, and visit their website for even more details: http://merrilldogpark.wordpress.com/

MPDA May 13th Poster

Danforth Avenue – then & now

Danforth then…

Before there were subways, there were streetcars.  And before there were streetcars there were horses and buggies.  BlogTO recently put out this post with some very cool pictures of what Danforth Avenue has looked like through the years.

Danforth & East Lynn (1960)

Danforth now… 

And the Danforth continues to change today.  We’re excited to a few see new businesses moving into the area:

  • Dulux Paints (2031 Danforth), a Canadian company, will be opening it’s 7th location in our neighbourhood on January 2nd.  Besides boasting premium quality paint and terrific customer service, Dulux is known for their involvement in the Let’s Colour movement which helps neighbourhoods turn grey spaces into more lively, colourful places.   Hummm…..
  • Oaks ‘N Acorns (1856 Danforth) According to their Facebook page, Oaks ‘N Acorn is “a new Activity Studio and Stay ‘n Play Café providing a welcoming and creative hub where parents and children can participate together or individually in a diverse range of classes and workshops…” (Opening date is TBD)
  • The Pillow Shoppe (1434 Danforth) has recently opened with a vast selection of decorative pillows.  Everything from sage to army green and olive to hunter green.  (They have other colours too, but you know us, we love green.) Official grand opening weekend festivities on December 8 & 9!  They even have a selection of giftware.
  • Metropolitan College (2017 Danforth, 3rd floor) offers all sorts of English language programs and seem to have already brought a boost in foot traffic to the surrounding shops.

Another change this year was the additional of decorative lights along the Danforth –  thanks to the Danforth Mosaic BIA‘s Streetscape Committee for the shooting stars west of Westlake, and to the Danforth Village BIA for the holiday wreaths adorning street lamps east from Westlake.  We think they’re a lovely, twinkling addition to the neighbourhood.

And in other Danforth retail news, a big congratulations to Wag on the Danforth being named one of Toronto’s best pet stores from BlogTO.

Dulux Paints (2031 Danforth)
The Pillow Shoppe (1434 Danforth)
Oaks ‘N Acorns (1856 Danforth)
Lighting installed by the Mosaic BIA


Wag on the Danforth Adopt-A-Thon

Join Ruth and friends on Saturday July 9th from 11am-4pm for Toronto Cat Rescue’s first adopt-a-thon with “Wag On The Danforth!  Wag is a family-run business at 1918 Danforth, across from East Lynn Park, that carries a wide variety of all natural foods for cats, dogs, small animals and birds.

There will be a couple of adult cats and lots and lots of kittens waiting for their forever families to adopt them. Drop by and adopt your new best friend(s).  The cat rescue folks want you to know that when you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for.   The adoption fee is $175. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the medical attention they need, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate). Our fee also includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance.

 Toronto Cat Rescue is a no-kill, not for profit, 100% volunteer, registered charity.