Events

The Mount Dennis Community Association is the lead organizer for several events each year, but we also participate as partners or attendees with other groups. The best way to stay updated on our events and attend is by joining our email list

If there are any local community events you would like to let us know about, please email us at info@mountdennis.ca!

spring clean up

The yearly MDCA spring clean-up is a series of community volunteer events that takes place throughout April/May. We invite members of the community to join us on walks and pick up as much garbage as we can to help keep Mount Dennis beautiful.  Some events are held in conjunction with community partners, so if your group wants to get involved, email us at cleanups@mountdennis.ca

party by the pond

Since 2012, the MDCA has hosted a Family Fishing Week event called “Party by the Pond”.  We invite the community to enjoy the beautiful green space and nature within Eglinton Flats, participate in activities such as fishing, and enjoy food and entertainment provided by local food businesses and artists.  We hope to resume in 2022.

See what Nature Valley had to say about our event’s impact on the community!

 

Experienced volunteers teach the kids what to do! Click on the image for more information.

skating rink

During the winter months, Pearen Park was transformed into an outdoor ice rink built and maintained by volunteers. Members of the public were welcome to bring their own skates and make use of the rink. Over the years many  learned to skate on this rink and used the free skates and hockey sticks available to borrow from the Skate Hut. Warmer winters and COVID have caused a suspension, and regretfully it is unlikely to return.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The MDCA hosts an annual general meeting (AGM) where we invite residents to learn about our work and other neighbourhood efforts, and overall celebrate our wonderful community. The AGM is also the once-per-year opportunity to join our board. We usually hosts our AGM late November. Please email us at board@mountdennis.ca or call 416-614-3371 to learn more.

Click image for more about the 2017 medicine wheel AGM

Jane's walk

Jane’s Walk are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their community. We usually organize a walk on the Jane’s Walk Festival Weekend, in May.  Our Mount Dennis walks focus on historical sites and the natural beauty of the area. It is a fun stroll in the neighbourhood that can also be very informative, as we invite guest speakers or visit sites not open to the public.   Although MDCA does not host a walk every year, there are that do, typically listed at the Jane’s Walk website. https://janeswalk.org/

2013 - Not Boring- Click image for details

other events

The MDCA has (co)hosted many partnered events to increase civic engagement and community building within Mount Dennis. Some past events included election  debates, a Multicultural Forum, town halls on education, safety, and feral cats.

Candidates, Cabinet Ministers, Trustees, and business leaders are frequent guests at our events.  For any collaborations/partnerships, please email us at info@mountdennis.ca !

Olivia Chow mayoral campaign, 2014