Leaside Events February 2023

Leaside Branch Public Library

165 McRae Drive, 416-396-3835

Leaside Writers’ Group

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m.

February 1 & 15.

Join a creative and safe environment for writers of all levels! Bring your written work with you and volunteer to share your work with your peers if so desired. Take part in exercises to keep your mind and pencil sharp.

Please register at the Leaside branch or by call 416-396-3835.


(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’s Non-Fiction, Biographies
and Memoirs Book Club

Wed., February 22, 10-11 a.m.

Pick up February’s book at Leaside branch. We’ll be reading How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith, in which he leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves. Call 416-396-3835 to sign up for email reminders.

Adult Board Games

Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of fun at Leaside Branch. Bring your friends or make some new ones as you battle it out over board games. No registration required.

Monthly Art Exhibits

Leaside branch is pleased to feature free monthly art exhibits in our community room. Each exhibit is by a different artist and reflects the cultural diversity of Leaside and Toronto as a whole. Please visit www.tpl.ca/leaside and view “All Branch Programs and Events” to get more information on the current exhibit.


This year’s theme is Black Resistance exploring how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings.” (History.com) For local events visit: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/black-history-month and the Toronto Public Library at https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/featured/black-history-month.jsp.

CFUW: Leaside – East York

Presents: A Prison Music Program That Offers Hope

Speaker: Hugh Christopher Brown Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musical activist.

Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

To request the link, call 416-357-6193

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

1399 Bayview Ave. 416-485 0329


Tai Chi

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Donation $4.

Pancake Supper

Tues., Feb. 21, 5:30-7:15 p.m. – tentative

All welcome. Check website in case of a Covid closure.

Ash Wednesday

Wed., Feb. 22. Services for the beginning of Lent – 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Leaside Garden Society

Leaside Garden Society will continue the Speaker Series with Zoom meetings on Feb. 9. Our special guest is Michael Erdman. The topic is Gardens of Bangkok.

The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. The Leaside Garden Society always welcomes guests and new members to join our meetings. Visit: http://www.leasidegardensociety.org or email: .