May 2023 Leaside Events

Celebrating Leaside 110 in May

  • Archival exhibit (Leaside Library)

           May 4th, 9 am – 8 pm, May 5th, 9 am to 4 pm, May 6th, 9 am to 4 pm

           Archival Exhibitors: John Naulls, local resident historian and cartographer, Leaside High School Alumni, Leaside Heritage Preservation Society, Leaside Memorial Community Gardens


Community Events


At the Leaside Pub, June 24, from 4 p.m. Open mic, trivia contest, music from our era, meet and greet and time to reminisce over food and drink. We are raising money for LHS to help refurbish a student lounge which first was established in our graduating year. We also hope to arrange a tour of LHS for those wishing to participate during the afternoon. More info: contact Earl Manners .


Sponsored by Rotary Toronto-Leaside.

May 6 and 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. East York Town Centre. Anything electronic! TVs, VCRs, monitors, cell phones, batteries, laptops, cables, cameras radios, computers etc. No appliances or light fixtures. Proceeds to local charity.

For more info contact Ken Lum at .


Eglinton St. George’s United Church

Wed. May 3, 6-10:30 p.m. Join us for an uplifting evening of inspirational speakers, connection, laughter and support local artisans/businesses with the WCN Marketplace! Wine bar and appetizers. For all details and to register:

Arts and Style Market – Mother’s Day Edition

45 Esander Drive, Leaside

Thursday. May 4, 11-7 p.m. Join for a curated market of small business owners. Get your Mother’s Day shopping done early!

St. Augustine’s Anglican Church

1847 Bayview Ave.

Listen to great live music by local artists and have a coffee and dessert with friends. The next Groove Room Coffee House is Friday, May 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 with all proceeds going to the Flemingdon Food Bank. We are looking for performers. Contact .

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

1399 Bayview Ave. 416 485 0329

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

Spring Book and Bake Sale Sat., May 6 from 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Contributions welcome beforehand. Volunteers needed.

Spring Cheese Sale from Empire Cheese Co-op. Orders accepted until Tues., May 23, for delivery to the church on Tues., June 6.

Volunteers welcome to assist in our community vegetable garden, providing fresh organic produce to Flemingdon Food Bank. Main “work party” day: Wednesdays 10 to noon.

Leaside United Church

822 Millwood Road 416-425-1253

The Awesome Sale May 12 (3-7 pm) and May 13 (10 am-1 pm) Drop off donations on weekdays (10 am-noon).

Leaside Garden Society

Zoom Speaker Series on May 11th. Our special guest is Paul Gellatly – The Tattooed Gardener. Topic: Falling for Autumn: Preparing for the Fall. 7p.m. The Leaside Garden Society always welcomes guests and new members to join the society for our meetings. Visit or email: .

Leaside Presbyterian Church

670 Eglinton Ave. East

Monthly luncheons on the second Wednesday of the month at 1p.m. May 10th. Gord McGregor shares three river trips in the Yukon and NWT. Bring your own bagged lunch. Coffee and tea provided. RSVP to 416-422-0510 or .

Leaside Branch Public Library

165 McRae Drive, 416-396-3835.

Teen Acrylic Painting

Wed., May 17, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Meet other teens who share your passion for painting. Participants will be guided step-by-step to recreate a painting using acrylic painting techniques. All materials provided. In-person program and spots are limited. Please register in person or by phone at 416-396-3835.

Grow a Pollinator Container

Mon., May 29, 10-11 a.m.

The demonstration, led by Toronto Master Gardeners, will show how to choose the right container and soil, show plants and arrangements. The container will be raffled off. This program is part of TPL’s Our Fragile Planet series, supported by TD Friends of the Environment. No registration required.

Learn to Camp with Parks Canada

Tues., May 30, 3:30-5 p.m.

Find out how to plan for your first camping trip with tips on equipment, safe campfires, and wildlife sightings. Designed for adults, but supervised children are welcome. Registration required. Call 416-396-3835.

Display booth from 12-3:30 p.m. about camping and our local Rouge National Urban Park.