Feb 3rd, 2017

Pocket Community Vigil at Madinah Masjid

Friday, February 3rd 2017 @ 7:45pm

Residents in the Danforth-Donlands area invite you to a candlelight walk this Friday night, encircling the mosque – the Madinah Masjid – to honour the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Quebec. Demonstrate your support for and solidarity with the mosque and its community. Stand together in our mutual call for peace and unity, and against intolerance and bigotry.

Please meet up at 7:45 pm in front of the mosque at 1015 Danforth Avenue for a prayer and welcoming remarks. Bring your candles for a walk around the block to encircle the mosque with an outpouring of community support.

All welcome!

Questions – contact Susan at speaking@web.ca or Rob at kaufmannard@gmail.com

#EastEndLove #LoveisbetterthanAnger

The PCA took a condolence note to the Mosque on Monday afternoon to convey the community’s support. Please see a copy of the note here.



Dec 3rd, 2016

Santa’s Frozen Festival

Christmas is almost here! Come out and join Santa, and our local artisans on Saturday Dec 3rd between 1 and 3pm.

This wonderful event is sponsored by Donna Lee and others in support of the Humane Society and Eastview Community Centre. Please help us support Eastview Community Centre and Toronto Humane Society. Any donations of non-perishable food stuffs or new unwrapped toys are gladly accepted.

We’re looking for any craftspeople who want to have a table at the event to sell things as well.
Please contact or donnalee@royallepage.ca for info.



Nov 5th, 2016


St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Training

Opportunity for Pocket Community Association Members!

The PCA’s Neighbourhood Support Committee is pleased to offer a significant discount to PCA members on the cost of a private, full-day course in emergency first aid training, provided by a St. John Ambulance instructor.
A provincially recognized certificate, valid for three years, will be issued upon successful completion.
The training session is organized exclusively for Pocket residents, so it will also be an opportunity to meet your neighbours.

Course Details:

Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Time: 9:30 am (sharp!) to 5:30 pm
Place: Bloor St, near Sherbourne Ave, St. John Ambulance Toronto Office
Content: Emergency First aid with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator); CPR techniques to be used on adults, infants and children will be taught
Cost: $50 per person (regular cost = $100) – PCA members age 18 and over only, please
Other information: Please bring lunch (or it can be purchased at nearby restaurants).

As space is limited to 18 people, registration will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment in full ($50 PayPal, cash or cheque, payable to the Pocket Community Association) will secure a spot.
To register, please complete this registration form (or put the same information in the body of the email) and send it to Lori Zucchiatti O’Neill at lzoneill@rogers.com. Lori will contact you regarding payment and to provide you with the address and entry information for the training program.
For more information, please contact lzoneill@rogers.com



Sept 27th, 2016

Pumpkin Parade

Tues Nov 1st @7pm

Bring your Jack-O-Lantern(s) to the park and see a plethora of perfectly produced pumpkins on parade. (A large bin will be provided by the city to dispose of them after)

Hot chocolate and popcorn for those who are peckish.
Pumpkin Parade 2015


Sept 1st, 2016

Phin Park Philms

Date: Thursday Sept 1st at 8:30pm (Dusk)
Location: Phin Park

You’ve been searching for that perfect fun family film and here it is straight from the vault!!
Come out to the park with a chair or blanket and enjoy some popcorn, candy and a drink al fresco!

Singin' in the Rain Poster

Singin’ in the Rain


Aug 4th, 2016

Phin Park Philms

Date: Thursday Aug 4th at 8:30pm (Dusk)
Location: Phin Park

Our 2nd film of the season and shot in our own neighborhood to boot!
Come out to the park with a chair or blanket and enjoy some popcorn, candy and a drink al fresco!

Hairspray Poster



July 14th, 2016

Phin Park Philms

Date: Thursday July 14th at 9pm (Dusk)
Location: Phin Park

You’ve been searching for that perfect fun family film and here it is straight from the vault!!
Come out to the park with a chair or blanket and enjoy some popcorn, candy and a drink al fresco!

Princess Bride Poster

The Princess Bride


May 31st, 2016

Pocket Spring Town Hall

Date: Tuesday May 31st at 7-9pm
Location: Eastern Commerce. Enter from the 16 Phin Avenue entrance.

The Pocket Community Association invites you to:

“Our Evolving Pocket Community”
– The transformation of Eastern Commerce — welcoming a First Nations K-12 school to the Pocket
– Planning underway for an Avenue Study of the Danforth

Co-hosted by the Toronto District School Board

Special Guests:
– Dr. Duke Redbird
– Stephen Wickens, Danforth East Community Association (DECA)

Refreshments provided.



May 28th, 2016

Pocket Street Sale

Location: Pocket Streets!
Date: Saturday May 28th at 9am-1pm

Put out a table to sell your unwanted treasures and make a little cash.
Or wander the Pocket to find that item you’ve always wanted!

Ad contributions can be dropped off at 81 Ravina Cres.
(Coffee and baked goods will be for sale there on the day too!)



May 23, 2016

Victoria Day Fireworks

Location: Phin Park
Date: Saturday, May 23rd at 9:15pm

Phin Park will be ablaze with pyrotechnics, the concession stand will be popping and the music playing.

Bring the family out to enjoy the spectacle.

Monetary donations will be collected door to door, at the
park and accepted at 19 or 81 Ravina Crescent.
This night can’t happen without your participation!



April 23, 2016

Phin Park Clean Up

Location: Phin Park
Date: Saturday April 23rd at 10am-noon

It’s almost time for out annual spring clean up at the park!

Come on out with a shovel or rake or wheelbarrow and help tidy up our hood. There will be baked goods and coffee to keep you energized and Paula’s office will make sure there is compost as well! Fire Truck as usual.

Looking forward to a nice warm dry day for the festivities.

Anyone who wants to please feel free to bring some goodies.

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Feb. 27, 2016

Pocket Skating Party

Location: Phin Park
Date: Saturday, February 27th at 12pm

  • 12-2pm Skating
  • 2-3pm Hockey
  • Bring your skates and your best buds and join us for the Pocket Skating Party.
    Music, Food and a place to warm up after a frolic on the ice.

    Funds raised go towards the construction and maintenance costs of the rink.



    Feb. 22, 2016

    Friends of Phin Meeting

    Location: 87 Ravina Crescent
    Date: Monday, February 22nd at 7pm

    We want your input!!!

    Please come by and give us your ideas about how Phin Park can be improved and maintained as the Pocket’s playground.

    We are looking to pick your brains but also use some of your brawn to make things happen. This meeting with help us decide how to move forward with some exciting ideas but also what our small park can accommodate.

    This is a casual meeting but we hope to form an ongoing working group for the park.