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Community Events

Exciting community events all across Willowdale!

Scroll down this page to learn more about the upcoming events and register to secure your spot today.

Don't miss out on the chance to connect with your neighbours and make lasting memories.

Thursdays, 11am - 12pm

Thursdays Yoga Workshops

Gibson House Museum

Swing by Gibson House Museum on Thursdays to experience the healing powers of yoga. Letting Go & Flow Yoga takes place Thursdays at 11am from Jan 19, 2023 to Mar 30, 2023 (excluding Mar 16, 2023). 
Led by Jigna Fadia of Earth Seedings Yoga. No registration required – this is a free, drop-in program part of The Burn.

March 2023 Programs Calendars 
at North York Central Library


Thursdays, 7pm-8pm

Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons 

Gibson House Museum

Swing by Gibson House Museum on Thursdays to experience the healing powers of yoga. Letting Go & Flow Yoga takes place Thursdays at 11am from Jan 19, 2023 to Mar 30, 2023 (excluding Mar 16, 2023). 
Led by Jigna Fadia of Earth Seedings Yoga. No registration required – this is a free, drop-in program part of The Burn.


Thu, Mar 2, 2023 - Thu Mar 30, 2023


Branch Art Exhibits:
Celebrating Nature by Eddie Li

North York Central Library

Throughout March, artist Eddie Li's work is on display at North York Central Library branch. The exhibit is called: Celebrating Nature. The works are vibrant and joyful, intended to uplift the viewer. Eddie is a 22 year old artist who has Autism and finds verbal communication challenging. He expresses himself through his art. Eddie finds inspiration and great joy being out in nature.

The exhibit can be viewed during North York Central Library branch's open hours. Please check the North York Central Library branch page before your visit.

Free. All are welcome.

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March Break at Gibson House Museum

Try your hand at a variety of games in the parlour and weaving in the Sustainable Studio. Dive into a multi-sensory experience of Toronto’s foodways through demonstrations, and food activations.

Saturday: March 11, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: March 12, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: March 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: March 16, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: March 17, 2023, 11:03 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: March 18, 2023, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: March 19, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Wed, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8pm

Treehouse Adventure March Break Extravaganza

All kids Grades JK-5 welcome

Bouncy Castles, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Games, Prizes and Fun!

One-on-One Consultations by Enterprise Toronto


North York Central Library

Book a free, 30-minute consultation with an Enterprise Toronto small business advisor at the North York Central Library, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, on: 
Thursday, March 9th & Wednesday, March 22nd
Thursday, April 6th & Wednesday, April 19th
Thursday, May 4 & Wednesday, May 17

Register online or contact the North York Central Library, Business, Science and Technology Department at 416-395-5613. 


Wed, Mar 15, 6:30pm

Talk: That’s Why I’m a Journalist

Room 1, North York Central Library

Speaker: Author Mark Bulgutch

Organized by North York Historical Society

Mark will be speaking on his books with a special reference to That’s Why I’m a Journalist. Don’t miss this talk by an important contributor to what can only be called documentary history and a great read. And, by the way, Mark lives here in North York.

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Sat, Mar 18, 10am

Coffee With a Cop

Starbucks, 6355 Yonge St.

Join your neighbours and the Toronto Police Officers to connect over coffee and a casual conversation about issues that matter most to you in our community.

Wed, Mar 22, 2pm

80th Anniversary Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


Prosserman Jewish Community Centre

Speaker: Author Mark Bulgutch

Supported by the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation. In partnership with Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.

On April 19, 1943, the Nazis began the final act of clearing the Warsaw Ghetto of its Jewish residents. Much to their surprise, the Jews fought back. This event will tell the stories of those who heroically resisted the Holocaust.

Join special guest Dr. Zachary Mazur as he draws upon never before seen sources and images of the civilian experience in bunkers and hideouts during the Uprising.


Zachary Mazur received his PhD from Yale University in 2019 and is currently a Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Sat, Mar 18, 11am - 3pm

Mid-Winter Wrap Market Return Visit

10 Senlac Rd (ChartWell Lansing)

Presented by Scarborough and Courtyard Farmers' Markets

Free parking available! 

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Sat, Mar 18, 11am - 2pm

Journaling with Our Seniors

10 Senlac Rd (ChartWell Lansing), Theater Room

Hosted by Christopher KetchaFyah Loney.

This event is free and welcomes all Mature Adults living in the Chartwell Lansing neighbourhood. 

RSVP: Contact 647-467-5648 or email


Wed, Mar 22, 2-4pm

Meet an Employment Services Representative

North York Central Library, 4th Floor

Speak to an Employment Counsellor from VPI Working Solutions to learn how they can help you with your job search needs. Drop-in.

Thu, Mar 23, 6-8pm

Networking Event for Entrepreneurs and Innovators


Room 101, North York Central Library

Do you want to get more out of networking? Get ready to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and innovators. This is an opportunity to network, share experiences and ideas, and have a fun evening! 

Registration is required. Please call 416-395-5613 or register online for this free event. For more information, contact North York Central Library Business, Science and Technology Department at 416-395-5613. 


Fri, Mar 24, 7pm-9pm

Community Safety Meeting: Elder Abuse and Harm Reduction

175 Cummer Ave.

Hosted by the BCNA. Learn more about elder abuse and the impacts of harm reduction from a user perspective.


Sat, Mar 25, 11:30-12:30pm

Auditorium, 175 Cummer Ave.

Learn how to properly invest in property, lease out part of your home or evict tenants. For tenants the seminar will inform you of your rights. The event will be followed by a free community lunch event to celebrate Nowruz. All are welcome.


Sun, Mar 26, 3pm

Gimeno Conducts Beethoven 5

George Weston Recital Hall,

Meridian Arts Centre

Experience the most famous four notes in music when your Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s timeless and immortal Fifth Symphony, plus intrepid Canadian cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras reveals the brooding, introspective beauty of Schumann’s concerto in his debut with the TSO. It’s wonderful to have the TSO coming to our neighbourhood to perform!

Thu, Mar 30, 6:30pm-8pm


Business Inc.

Meeting Room 1, North York Central Library

Starting a business? Let us help boost your plans! Take part in an eight-week Business Inc. program offered at Toronto Public Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre. Learn from professionals and get on your way to making your business dreams a reality.


Sat, Mar 25, 12:30-2:30pm

Willowdale Community Dining Event

Auditorium, 175 Cummer Ave.

Persian is the #1 non-English language spoken in our Newtonbrook East neighbourhood. The BCNA is hosting a FREE Lunch from Taftan - Traditional Persian Cuisine Restaurant from 12 - 2:30PM on March 25, 2023. All are welcome to come and meet your neighbours and share in our festivities.

Sun, Apr 23, 3pm

Mandolin Magic: The Artistry of Avi Avital


George Weston Recital Hall,

Meridian Arts Centre

The “explosively charismatic” (The New York Times) Avi Avital is the first mandolin player ever to be nominated for a GRAMMY®, and he shares a multifaceted, multicultural program spotlighting the instrument’s sparkling, strumming charm, including bright and invigorating Baroque gems of Bach and Vivaldi and lively miniatures in the Georgian folk music tradition.

Sun, May 7

Toronto Marathon 


The Toronto Marathon is a premier running event featuring a full marathon, half marathon, 10K run, and 5K run/walk. Online registration is currently open and will close on May 3rd at 12:00 PM EDT. Please note that registration will not be available on race day. Don't miss out on this opportunity to participate in a world-class race and experience the beauty of Toronto.

Sat, Apr 15, 11am - 1pm

Tai Chi Brush Work: A Meditative and Creative Process


Room 101, North York Central Library

Henry Ho is an award-winning multimedia artist, a performer and teacher of calligraphy and Taichi. In a live performance of Taichi, brushwork and videography, he will introduce the participants to ancient Chinese art media: ink, water, paper, and paint brush. Participants will start practice standing meditation and Taichi movements, and follow Henry’s performance into a realm of energy to work with the paint brush and ink on paper.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration is required.

April 12, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Women of Courage Exhibition

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Gibson House Museum

The Women of Courage Project celebrates, amplifies, and centres the underrepresented voices of racialized immigrant women, a population traditionally “left out” of the conversation between established museums and their visitors. This exhibition is the culmination of work by four cohorts of CultureLink’s Women of Courage Project, responding to and documenting experiences of migration, settlement and adaptation to life in Canada. Engage with the multi-media exhibition either by contributing to the display or responding to the call-to-action confronting systemic racism.

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