Gardening Group Schedule

Gardening Group Schedule

Spend some time in our garden with us, learn more about native plants, and meet new people! One of our goals is to increase the biodiversity of our green space by planting and nurturing native species and pollinator plants.

We have decided on these dates for June & July, and will regroup to discuss further dates:

Tuesday, June 11 – 8am-9:30am
Tuesday, June 25 – 8am-9:30am
Tuesday, July 9 – 8am-9:30am
Tuesday, July 23 – 8am-9:30am

Our first session will be focusing on weeding, general maintenance, and preparing the garden beds for planting. Anyone is welcome to drop-in; no experience necessary!

To read our end-of-year report for our 2023 gardening season, please click here.

Beach United Garden
Blessing of the Pets

Blessing of the Pets Service

Join us for our Blessing of the Pets outdoor service on Sunday, June 16th at 10:30am. All pets are welcome – from cats to cockatiels and hamsters to hares!

In church tradition, the Day of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, has become known as a day to bless animals. The link to St. Francis and blessing animals flows from his theological stance regarding the care of creation and a belief of the interconnectedness of all things.

Jazz & Reflection with Beachside Brass

Jazz & Reflection with Beachside Brass

Beach United Church is excited to present local band Beachside Brass on Saturday, May 4th at 4:30pm as they present a fun show filled with jazz, pop, funk, soul and more. Get ready to clap your hands, move your feet, and head on down to Bourbon Street!

RSVP here! (Entry is PWYC)

Beachside Brass is a New Orleans style brass band based in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto. Formerly known as “Black Knight Brass”, the ensemble was formed from Malvern C.I. alumni. Even after graduating, they continued sharing their love of the New Orleans spirit with local and international audiences alike. The group has played venues ranging from Toronto music staples such as Drom Taberna and The Cameron House, to street festivals including Buskerfest and the Beaches International Jazz Festival. As artists in residence with Hope United Church, Beachside Brass continues to actively connect and maintain strong relations with their home community.

Beach United’s warm, inviting hall serves as the perfect backdrop for this concert – the concert is pay-what-you-can, and proceeds support our year-round community programs.

Beach United EcoFair 2024

We will be hosting our EcoFair on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-2pm. It’s a family-friendly event, with activities, food, and vendors for everyone! Entry is free and our building is fully accessible.

There will be many vendors at our Ecofair – you’ll find jewelry made from coffee pods, local honey, handmade soaps, eco-friendly cleaning products, art made from reclaimed materials, and so much more.

Also featured will be non-profit groups who are doing eco-advocacy, a new Beach Home Retrofit group, solar co-ops, promoting native plants, a bike repair station, sewing repair station, a repair/reuse hub, and volunteers explaining a biodiversity count project.  

There will be games and activities for all ages including a reading circle for small children.  We’ll also have Indian street food in reusable containers and chai tea and smoothies to tempt your taste buds!

We have an exciting list of speakers lined up as well!

11am: Buying Food Sustainably 
Ronna Manalo, George Brown Chef School 3rd year student/ Gold Organic Campus Designation

12pm: Find out about the new Beach Home Retrofit Group
John Girardo, founding member

1pm: Learn about ElerGreen a new green startup turning waste into energy
Hui Huang Hoe, founder and inventor, UofT engineering student

For photos and videos of our EcoFair last year, please take a look at our Facebook and Instagram posts!

Ecofair at Beach United on May 4th

This event has been sponsored by Switch Heat Pumps, Shining Waters Regional Council, LID Permeable Paving and Toronto Hydro.

Ecofair Sponsors 2024