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Concerts in parks popular in EY

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017

Summer has many delights and for those who enjoy live music one of them is watching and listening to  performers share their talents on an outdoor stage in a park setting. Of course many people know that various events featuring live music happen weekends at Woodbine Park and the Beaches International Jazz Festival uses various outdoor locations, including parks, throughout its now month-long run in July. [See www.beachesjazz.com for full schedule.] Several local east-TO parks also have outdoor programs, including a series put on every Wednesday 6-9 in July in East Lynn Park (1925 Danforth Ave.) by the Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area...

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Community rallies to help family left homeless by fire

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017

East York residents have today started pitching in to help a family of five left homeless after a March 31 fire on Coxwell Ave. just south of Danforth that destroyed all of their belongings.

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Friday is application deadline for annual DECA scholarship

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

There’s still a few days left for graduating students under 25 to apply for the second annual Young Leaders Scholarship granted by the local Danforth East Community Association.

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Open Rhodes weekend returns Nov. 12-13

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016

Once again many of the good folks who live on Rhodes Avenue in East York will be turning their homes into art galleries for the weekend of November 12-13 as the 8th annual Open Rhodes Art Show and Sale takes place on the cozy little street south off Danforth Ave. a block west of Coxwell. A wide range of art products will be on display in the homes from 1 pm – 7 pm each day, including jewelry, pottery, lampwork glass, acrylic and oil painting, fabric art, mixed media, photography, sculpture and more. As part of the artists giving back to their community, there will be an Artist Raffle benefitting East End Childrens Centre.  Raffle tickets and prizes will be at 695 Rhodes Avenue during the show. Draw will take place at 695 Rhodes Avenue at 6:00 pm on...

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Ribbon cutting for laneway mosaic adds colour and identity to EY streetscape

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

With the formal snip of a ribbon by a disparate group of community stakeholders today the rear wall of the “Green P” parking lot on Danforth Ave. near Coxwell Ave. and its adjacent laneway now add a lot of colour and identity to the East York streetscape.

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EAST YORK MOMENTS 023: Another fabulous Danforth East Arts Fair

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016

Congratulations to our friends at the Danforth East Community Association (DECA) for another fabulous Danforth East Arts Fair Sept. 17-18. The weather didn’t cooperate on day one, but the festival enjoyed a perfect Sunday! This slideshow requires...

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