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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DECA Cocktail Party and 3rd anniversary

Happy Third Anniversary to the Danforth East Community Association!
To celebrate their birthday, DECA has some exciting news: they are moving their boundary west to Monarch Park (from Coxwell), which is exciting for all of the west-of-Coxwell dwellers.

I write a lot about DECA on this blog, and the reason is because DECA does great things for our neighbourhood. Aside from running the farmers' market, business facelift initiative plus many other programs, they get people out walking and talking about Danforth East. Thanks to their call to action this past week, the Toronto Star has been flooded with letters in response to their article about the decline of the Danforth. We love our neighbourhood and DECA is a great example of a community group that started around someone's dining room table, but has grown to be a driving force behind urban change.

Props goes out to Natasha Granatstein (chair), Catherine Porter (vice-chair), the Smeech (treasurer), my dear Mary-Margaret, the fiery Alison McMurry - lady warrior of East Lynn park and all of the other people who have contributed to its success.

You will ALL get to meet these people live and in person next Monday evening at the 1st Annual DECA Cocktail Party (and AGM). Everyone is invited to come and nibble some finger foods at Melanie's Bistro and meet the crew. The part-ay starts at 7:00. Melanie's is located at 1870 Danforth Ave, between Coxwell and Woodbine.


  1. Hi Sarah,

    My name is Madelaine and I am currently a student at Centennial College in the Book & Magazine Publishing program.

    We are currently work on features to be potentially published in our Spring 2010 edition of On The Danforth magazine.

    My topic is blogging and community outreach. I would love to interview you for my article.

    If you are interested please email me at the address below and I will provide more details.


    PS: I used a friend's google account to comment, which is why it does not match up with my name!

  2. Madelaine again from Centennial. So sorry I gave you the wrong address.