Leaside Events October 2023

Leaside United Church

832 Millwood Rd. 416 425 1253   https://www.leasideunited.org/

Awesome Sale Dates – Fri., Oct. 13 (3-7 p.m.) and Sat., Oct 14 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Dropoff donations weekdays 9 a.m.-noon Monday to Friday until Oct. 6 at noon.

Calling all singers to join rehearsals for the Carols by Candlelight service on Dec 10 at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals start Oct. 19 (7:30-8:30 p.m.).

All-ages afternoon drop-in group – “Thankful in October” – Oct. 6 (noon-4 p.m.) Lots of activities for all ages.

Leaside Branch Public Library

165 McRae Drive, 416-396-3835 , To see all Leaside branch programming and activities: www.tpl.ca/leaside.

Baby Time and Stay-and-Play 

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months 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. 

Toddler Time and Stay-and-Play 

Fridays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 months to 3 years 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. 

Adult Board Games Night 

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

 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. 

Amigurumi for Beginner Teens

Wed., Oct. 25 – 4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Learn the basics of crocheting cute stuffed animals. This program is designed for absolute beginner teens. By the end, participants will have made their own toy amigurumi, and mastered the basics of crocheting. Registration is required. Register in person or by phone at 416-396-3835.

CFUW Leaside-East York


No time for Lyme: a talk about Lyme disease 

Thurs., Oct. 19 – 7:00 p.m.

Speakers. Dr. Beverley Bateman, B.Sc. D.V.M. and Mary Kronenwald, B.A., M.A.

Ontario Lyme Alliance, an advocacy group and peer-to-peer support group in Toronto

Beyond COVID – panel of professionals from diverse fields

Virtual event

Wed., Oct. 25 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.

All welcome – Free – see https://www.cfuwleasideeastyork.ca/ for information.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church

1847 Bayview Ave.,

Groove Room Coffee House

Fri., Oct. 13th

Listen to great live music by local artists and have a coffee and dessert with friends. The next Groove Room Coffee House is on Fri., Oct 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 with all proceeds going to the Flemingdon Food Bank. 

We are looking for performers.  Contact: 

Leaside Garden Society Speaker Series

http://www.leasidegardensociety.org or email:

Our special guest is Joanna Blanchard. The topic is Leaside: A Garden City.  

In-Person: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts sharp at 7:00 p.m. at Leaside Library (165 McRae)

Leaside Garden Society always welcomes guests and new members to join the society for our meetings.

Northlea United Church

125 Brentcliffe Rd., 416-425-5252,

2023 Leaside Food Drive for TNO Collaborative – Food dropoff available on Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 15, 10:00 a.m.-noon at any one of three locations: Northlea United at 125 Brentcliffe Rd.; Leaside Presbyterian Church at 670 Eglinton Ave. East; St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church at 1847 Bayview Ave.

For wish list visit: https://tno-toronto.org/services/child-family-and-wellness-programs/food-collaborative-/ and also remember that reusable shopping bags are in great need!

Nothing but Treble youth choir – will be meeting on Wednesday evenings from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for a full 20 weeks for only $250 per child. Visit northleaunited.ca/nothing-but-treble to register your child today.

For the Love of Singing adult choir – sign up today if you are interested in singing for the fun of it! We need at least 30 adults to make this choir a go. Send your contact information to Northlea United Church at  and we will contact everyone on the list, once we have enough interest.

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

1399 Bayview Ave., 416-485-0329, www.stcuthbertsleaside.com

And So It Goes…a cabaret

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m.

A retrospective of Broadway songs featuring Brett Polegato and Robert Kortgaard.

Tickets on sale until Sun., Oct. 1st at 1 p.m. $30 (plus processing fees of $1.97/ticket via Eventbrite) with all proceeds to support St. Cuthbert’s Ministry.

Tai Chi – Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Lamb Hall. Suggested donation $4

Gard’n Angels

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

Blessing of the Animals – Wed., Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. on The Green. Pets (and people!) are invited to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and give thanks for the gift of all God’s creatures.

Women’s Dinner – Fri., Oct. 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner served at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35, which includes dinner and wine – all served by the men of the parish. Net proceeds to The Neighbourhood Office – Grassroots-led Initiatives.

Christmas Fair – Save the date! Sat., Nov. 11, 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m.