Leaside Events August 2023

Rally for Rehab September 10, 2023

Rally for Rehab, presented by BMO, is a family-friendly fundraising event to support University Health Network’s Toronto Rehab and help patients reclaim their independence after life-altering health events.

On September 10, join us for an accessible walk and get ready to move your way to support research, education and patient care at Toronto Rehab.

Register or support today: www.rallyforrehab.ca

34th Annual Cabbagetown Art & Craft Show

September 8 – 10, 2023, Riverdale Park West at Carlton and Sumach

Friday 1 – 6pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5pm. FREE ADMISSION

Over the weekend after Labour Day, the much-loved Cabbagetown Art & Craft Show will return to Riverdale Park West. As artists and art lovers gather in the unique heritage neighbourhood, it promises to be the perfect way to mark the winding down of summer. The free event takes place against a backdrop of beautiful Victorian homes over the same weekend as the Cabbagetown Festival on Parliament Street and the Fall Festival at Riverdale Farm.


Instagram: @cabbagetownartandcraftshow

Facebook: Cabbagetown Art & Craft Show

Leaside Branch Public Library

165 McRae Drive, 416-396-3835

Family time and stay-and-play

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th – 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led story-time for the entire family. For children (5 years and under) with their parents or caregivers. Thirty minutes of story-time followed by “Stay-and-Play,” a fun opportunity for children and parents to socialize and play. This is a drop-in program.

Computers for beginners 2: Use the Mouse

Wed., Aug.23 – 10:00-11:30 a.m.

A class on basic keyboard functions for absolute beginners with little or no computer experience. Space is very limited. Please register in person at Leaside branch or by phone, 416-396-3835.

Write on, kids!

Mondays, August 14 & 28 – 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Foster your imagination with Leaside’s creative writing group. Kids, ages 4-12, follow different writing prompts and learn the basics of story-telling and narration. Drop-in. No registration required.

Design your own tote bag – for teens

Sat., Aug.19 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Join us for an exciting tote bag workshop! Design your own tote bag using special ink markers, papers, and our Cricut EasyPress machine. Come up with your own designs or find inspiration by chatting with others attending the workshop.

All materials will be provided. Limited spots. Please register in person or by phone: 416-396-3835.

Ewww… that science is gross!

Wed., Aug.30 –2:00-3:00 p.m.

Discover the science behind things that make you go ewww! Make “snot” and sneeze it while exploring viscosity, identify various animals from their scat (i.e. poop) and learn about digestion while producing a burp in a bag. Join us on a gross but fun-filled science adventure!

Children under 6 may require the assistance of an adult. Drop-in, no registration required. Participation will be capped at the first 25 children.

Needlework (knitting & crocheting at the library)

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Bring your own knitting or crocheting project, or start something new while learning about different library programs, services and resources. All are welcome.

Leaside programming

To see all current and future Leaside branch programming and activities, please visit www.tpl.ca/leaside.

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

1399 Bayview Ave., 416-485-0329


Volunteers welcome to join the Gard’n Angels working in our community vegetable garden, providing fresh organic produce to Flemingdon Food Bank. Main “work party” day: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Lemonade on the green:

Drop by for lemonade. Wednesdays in July and August, 10 a.m. to noon. Free.