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News 2013

News 2013

From the December 2013 Newsletter:

Neighbourhood event

Really Really Free Market: Saturday Dec.7, 10 am to 4 pm, Campbell Rink

This market, held the first Saturday of every month, is called a “free cycling” event. The rink’s address is 195 Campbell Avenue (near Landsdowne and Wallace). Clean and usable items only. The organizers say: “Everything is free--really! No swapping, no trading. Bring what you don't need, take what you need. Bring your items before 3pm. We cannot accept very large items unless you are willing to take them back at the end of the day if there are no takers.”

CANTATE (Sing!) At St.Anne’s Church, Dec.8, at 2 pm (270 Gladstone).

St.Anne's Choir, The Junction trio and friends. Featuring excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Christmas favourites, carol sing-along, and a dance performance by the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement. There will be Interfaith guests , including (we’ve heard) a Rabbi and an Imam. All of it in the luminous space of the heritage church, with a modest youth-scholarship-fund donation of $10.

Annual Dufferin Rink Winter Craft Fair, Sunday Dec.15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From organizer Heidrun Gabel-Koepff: “This season's winter craft fair at Dufferin Grove Park will be set up outside the rink building. There will be hand-made goods including woodworking, knitwear, bead work, teddy bears, ceramic bowls, print work, jewellery, book covers, scarves, hemp shopping bags, cosmetic products, cookies, teas and much more. Local, non-professional crafters. There will be hot drinks and food available from the Zamboni Café."

17th Really Really Free Market at Campbell Park

Saturday, Dec. 7th
195 Campbell Avenue, near Landsdowne and Wallace

Open from 10am until 4pm. Bring your items before 3pm. Clean and usable items only.

Everything is free--really! No swapping, not trading. Bring what you don't need, take what you need.

We cannot accept very large items unless you are willing to take them back at the end of the day if there are no takers.


St.Anne's Church Christmas concert

Dec.8, 2013, at 2 pm, 270 Gladstone

St.Anne's Choir
The Junction trio and friends
Featuring excerpts from Handel's Messiah
Christmas favourites, carol sing along
Interfaith guests

more information poster's front page, poster's back page


Older news

From the August 2013 Newsletter:

Thursday August 22, 6.30 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing in Dufferin Grove Park

On the grass just east and south of the basketball court. The dancing gets underway at 6:30 and continues to sunset. While most dances are for those familiar with Scottish country dancing including its steps and formations, there will be opportunities for audience participation. All are welcome. You don’t need to be Scottish and you don’t need a partner. More information:

Lantern Parade

Lantern Songs


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Saturday July 20, 10Am - 6Pm

Sunday July 21 10 Am - 6Pm

The animals are being adopted through Toronto Animal Services -South region-

Click on poster for more information.


The Children's Storefront Community supper May 31 (rain date June 7)

We are a local Charitable not-for-profit organization called, the Children's Storefront. We are a free drop-in service for young children and their caregivers. We have been serving the community for almost 30 years. Two years ago we moved to the corner of Bloor and Shaw st. At that time we expanded our services to include a community kitchen facility with programs based on the success of Dufferin Grove Park. Twice a year we offer annual suppers for the community prepared by our staff and volunteers and served in Dufferin Grove Park using the park's facilities


The annual Dufferin Grove Clothing Swap.

June 1st and 2nd from 10am-2pm

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PRESS RELEASE: Shop for Skills during Bloorcourt 101

This Saturday June 1st, from 11am until 10pm, dozens of local businesses in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood of Toronto will be offering free lessons for their new street fair called Bloorcourt 101. This innovative event invites community residents and customers to walk along the Bloor Street West community and shop for new skills and ideas from local business experts creating a first of it’s kind “Skillshop”.


Click on poster for more information.


Norwegian Constitution Day parade and picnic. Saturday May 18th: 12 noon to 3 p.m - across from the playground.

Hosted by park neighbours Arne Nes and Robin Crombie. Arne says that about 200 Norwegians living in Toronto celebrate Norway’s biggest holiday, Norwegian Constitution Day, every May. Last year was the first day this event was held in Dufferin Grove Park, and this year the Norwegians are back again. The schedule: NOON: Welcome. 12:30 PM: Parade, 30-45 minutes parade on the neighbourhood streets including a small stretch on Bloor St. 1:30 PM: 17. Mai tale/speech. 1:45 PM: National Anthem. 2:00 PM: Sarah Longwins performs. 2:30 PM: Games for the Kids. 3:00 PM: Prizes.

From Arne Nes: “There will be Waffles, Ice cream, Hot-Dogs, 17. mai slřyfer T-Shirts etc. Non-Norwegians are welcome!” Photos from last year

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Mindful families and friends day. Sunday May 26: 12-4pm

Join us in celebration of our community for a fun-filled family-friendly afternoon of mindful activities. If you have information or mindful products to share, we will have a networking table available.

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Strikers United friendly soccer tournament, May 26, 2013

We welcome all players, their fans and anyone else whi likes to have fun!

there will also be games for kids.

See poster for more details.


Notices: Clothing Swap was cancelled this year due to lack of volunteers/staff availability in 2013

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