City Teller: Coffee and Jazz
A day of exploring the local coffee culture in the Leslieville neighborhood and enjoying the smooth sounds of jazz at night.
Grab your favourite mug and take a tour of Toronto’s little-known independent coffee shops. In the evening, we will have fun at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Date / Time?

Saturday, July 23, 2016
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Deadline: July 13, 2016


Gathering Location: Carlaw Ave and Queen St East at 4:00pm (South East Corner in front of the church)

Dismissal Location: Woodbine Park at 9:00pm


– Youth of 16 and Above
– Those who are interested in exploring the downtown neighbourhoods and the local Torontonian culture

How Much?

(Food and Drink are not included)

Capacity: 30

Why Should You Join?

Rediscover the lost history of a Leslieville neighborhood

  • Leslieville, a small neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end from its early settlement in the 1850s to the present.

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Explore the local coffee culture and unique

  • Toronto is home to a flourishing landscape of independent cafes — more likely than not, there’s a really great cup of coffee in close proximity to your own home.

Experience the 28th Beaches International Jazz Festival

  • The Festival has blossomed into a month long mid-summer event that attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence locally and on the world stage.

What will happen on that day

A walking tour at Leslieville by a local walk leader- Joanne Doucette

Joanne Doucette – Historian, Walk Leader with the Toronto Field Naturalists since 1990, Author of “Pigs, flowers and bricks: a history of Leslieville to 1920”

A coffee break at a local coffee shop

Please bring $10 – $15 to cover coffee and dinner cost.

Enjoy a street festival at the 28th Beaches International Jazz Festival

showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Ska and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer.