Harvest Fair 2016

The Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village are thrilled to present the 7th annual Harvest Fair taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 24th on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenue.

This family-friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities like the Pumpkin Carving contest, crowd favourites like the Apple Pie eating contest, and of course, kids favourites like the petting zoo and arts and crafts stations. In addition to the returning activations, the Mount Pleasant Village BIA will also have at least 5 live bands along the street as well as a few local artists displaying their work. Please note that you may be photographed at this event, and photos may be published to our website and various social media streams.

Confirmed Event Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Music! We have registered five different bands this year.
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Sculpting
  • Petting Zoo sponsored by The Neighbourhood Clinic.
  • Art tables for kids
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Pie Eating Contest (registration now full)
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Special Food Offerings
  • Free jewellery cleaning and inspection
  • Free Decorative Cornstalks starting at 3pm!
  • And much more!

Confirmed bands include:

Let us know if you're attending!

Harvest Fair

 

This event is made possible with the kind support of the following sponsors:

Event Sponsors

The Neighbourhood Clinic Sobeys  Davisville Eye Care Bernardi's Antiques Apricot Flowers EcoPure Cleaners The Flaky Tart Jacaranda Tree & Co.  CrossLinx Transit Solutions Revera Retirement Living Wildbird SERRA Wanda's Creative Clay Appletree Markets

Annual Sponsors

Osuuspankki Finnish Credit Union Limited  Chantal Vaillancourt and Patrick Rocca

Media Sponsor

 Toronto Life

 

Participating Member Businesses

  • Act Two
  • The Belsize
  • Bolan Thai
  • The Chef Upstairs
  • Davisville Eye Care
  • Ecopure Cleaners
  • Eye Studio
  • The Flaky Tart
  • Healthwinds Spa
  • The Healthy Joint
  • Little White Sneakers
  • Mabel's Fables
  • Makign Music Together
  • Marigold Bistro
  • Meow Cat Cafe
  • Mini Grid
  • Mogette Bistro
  • Moksa Day Spa
  • Mount Pleasant Rd Baptist Church
  • The Neighbourhood Clinic
  • Saati Fine Jewellery
  • The Second Cup
  • Second Nature Boutique
  • Smoked and Cracked
  • Suetables
  • Thai Spicy House
  • Thobors
  • Uptown Chiropractic

Harvest Fair 2015

 

Shop, Wine, Dine

Mark your Calendars for Shop, Wine, Dine on Thursday, June 16th from 5pm to 9pm. 

This new event will feature dozens of businesses offering special menu selections, sidewalk sales and assorted services along the street. 

Participating businesses will be open between Eglinton and Davisville Avenues. Special offerings will include free jewellery cleaning and inspection at Saati Fine Jewellery, special merchandise for sale and hand massages at Healthwinds Spa, flower give-aways at Periwinkle Flowers, and much more! 

Music will be varied along the street with 6 bands, trios and quartets. See below for more detail.

Shop, Wine, Dine

Media Sponsor:

Post City Magazines

 

Event Sponsors:

 

Music

Enjoy great music along the street!

  • Under The Stairs (near Eglinton and Mount Pleasant)
  • The Jim Heineman Quartet (just north of Soudan & Mount Pleasant)
  • Jeremy DeFreitas (Mount Pleasant between Soudan at Hillsdale 5pm-7pm). Sponsored by The Neighbourhood Clinic.
  • The Dick Felix Trio (Mount Pleasant between Hillsdale and Manor 6:30pm-8:30pm). Sponsored by Davisville Eye Care, Periwinkle Flowers, Uptown Chiropractic and Wildbird.
  • The Sweet Derrick Band (Mount Pleasant between Manor and Belsize). Sponsored by Act Two, Boland's Open Kitchen, EcoPure Cleaners, Jacaranda Tree & Co., Stickley Fine Furniture
  • The George Kash Experience (Mount Pleasant between Millwood and Belsize). Sponsored by Eye Studio, Second Nature Boutique, Smoked & Cracked, and The Chef Upstairs.

Participating Member Businesses:

 Compass Dermatology  Eye Studio  Penwarden Fine Jewellery  Second Nature Boutique  Smoked and Cracked  The Belsize Public House  The Manor Boutique Salon 

Christmas Fair December 3rd

On Saturday, December 3, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, their elves and more will be on hand to celebrate the Mount Pleasant Village Christmas Fair. The day will be filled with fun activities put on by the BIA, as well as in-store promotions. New for this year will be a scavenger hunt! Event details are subject to change, so check back again closer to the event.

Planned Activities:

Scavenger Hunt (10am - 5pm) - Think you know the shops of Mount Pleasant Village? Find out by answering questions about our shops and our community. In addition to answering questions, you may also earn points throughout the day by luck, or by completing various tasks. Points may be awarded to participants wearing red. See below for tips, rules and details.

Ride on the Royal Express Train (11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm) - We'll have a little trackless train to take your kids away... and back. This train will circle around a few blocks in the neighbourhood.

Gigantic Snow Globe Photos (11am - 3pm) - Come and get inside a giant life sized snow globe. Bring your smartphone and we'll take your picture for you. 522 Mount Pleasant.

Strolling Carollers - Join in!

Face Painting (10am, 12pm, 2pm) - Face Painting out front of the Belsize at 535 Mount Pleasant.

The Nutcracker and The Grinch may be found strolling the streets. Say hi.

Photos with Santa (11am - 3pm) - Come get your photo taken with Santa at the parking lot at 733 Mount Pleasant.

Tree Decorating and Lighting (10am - 4pm) - Daily Apple and Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church will lead a tree decoration activity at the church. 

Winterfest at The Briton House - Activities will include a raffle, bake sale, jam sale, book sale, knitting sale, a Toonie Treasure Table, Internation Gift Boutique, several local merchant tables, piano entertainment, cookies, cider and more! All proceed go towards Alzheimer's Research. Click here for more detail.

Hot Cocoa and Free Lip Balm at Moksa Day Spa (320 Millwood at Mount Pleasant Rd.)

Free Jewellery Cleaning and Inspection at Saati Fine Jewellery (512 Mount Pleasant Rd.)

Christmas Stories with Mrs. Claus (2pm) - Come to Mabel's Fables (662 Mount Pleasant Rd.) early for a good seat as Mrs. Claus will be reading some of her favourite Christmas Stories.

Pottery Show and Sale at Pleasant Pottery (566 Mount Pleasant Rd.). Click here for more detail

Christmas Fair

Scavenger Hunt Rules and Tips: 

  1. Ballots will be ready for pickup near The Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Ave. E.) and near the Falcon Building (522 Mount Pleasant Rd.).
  2. Have fun and stay safe.
  3. Dress appropriately for the day. Completing the form can take between 1 hour and 3 hours.
  4. Earn points for correct answers and completing tasks listed on the ballot form.
  5. Additional points may be handed out throughout the day by volunteers along the street to participants wearing something red.
  6. Most clues are arranged sequentially along the street and loop around back to the start.
  7. Answers found online may not be up to date. For best results, visit the stores in question.
  8. Fill in your answers and submit a clear photo of your completed form no later than 5pm by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop off your completed ballot at any location listed on the ballot.
  9. Prizes will be awarded to not only the top 10 point earners, but also to three random draw winners taken from submitted ballots. Limit one prize per household.
  10. Winners' names will be posted to the Mount Pleasant Village BIA website within 10 days. Winners will be contacted by email.
  11. Check out our social media feeds for clues and hints.
  12. Prizes are as follows:
    1. $300 MPV Dollars
    2. $200 MPV Dollars
    3. $100 MPV Dollars
    4. $50 MPV Dollars
    5. $50 MPV Dollars
    6. $50 MPV Dollars
    7. $50 MPV Dollars
    8. $50 MPV Dollars
    9. $50 MPV Dollars
    10. $50 MPV Dollars

      3 Random Draw prizes will be awarded from a random draw of all Scavenger Hunt ballots. Prizes will be composed of varying gift cards and prize bags donated by merchant businesses.

This event is sponsored in part by:

Metrolinx, Crosstown

Scavenger Hunt Prize Donors

Thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes to the Scavenger Hunt:

Annual Sponsors

Osuuspankki Finnish Credit Union Limited  Chantal Vaillancourt and Patrick Rocca

Harvest Fair 2017

The Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village are thrilled to present the 8th annual Harvest Fair taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 23rd on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenues.

This family-friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities like the Pumpkin Carving contest, crowd favourites like the Kids arts and crafts corner, and of course, bouncy castles, and assorted entertainers. In addition to the returning activations, the Mount Pleasant Village BIA will also have at least 3 live bands along the street as well as assorted sidewalk sales. Please note that you may be photographed at this event, and photos may be published to our website and various social media streams.

Between now and Harvest Fair, enter for a chance to win $500 MPV dollars to spend at any of dozens of MPV businesses. Enter contest on Facebook. Enter contest on Instagram

Confirmed Event Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fall themed family photos sponsored by Meridian Credit Union
  • A workshop with Frankie Flowers, Canada's Gardening Expert, sponsored by Birch Bistro and Apricot Flowers (seating is limited, so register early)
  • Music! We have registered three different bands this year.
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Sculpting
  • Caricaturist
  • Art and craft tables for kids (including pumpkin painting)
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Special Food Offerings
  • And much more!

Confirmed bands include:

Let us know if you're attending!

Harvest Fair

 

This event is made possible with the kind support of the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Meridian Credit Union

Event Sponsors

The Briton House Retirement Centre Florentia Ristorante Birch Bistro Sobeys Apricot Flowers Jacaranda Tree & Co.  SERRA 

 

Participating Member Businesses

  • Periwinkle Flowers - Get a selfie in front of a very special flower wall with props. Flower confetti boxes (with donations going to support planting of wildflowers in Toronto to help the bees)
  • Bolan Thai - Small food portion samplers
  • The Neighbourhood Clinic - 10 minute chair massages, ballon artist and helium balloons
  • Davisville Kitchens - In-store raffle
  • Wanda's Creative Clay - Sidewalk sale
  • Florentia Restaurant - Pasta samples and pumpkin spice tiramisu samples
  • Healthwinds Spa - Special product promotions
  • Kidnasium - Bouncy castle and face painting! (745 Mount Pleasant)
  • Tavolino - Small food portion samples
  • Boland's Open Kitchen - Small food portion samples
  • Suetables - Sidewalk sale
  • The Belsize
  • The Chef Upstairs
  • Saati Fine Jewellery - Free jewellery cleaning and jewellery inspection
  • Davisville Eye Care 
  • Circuit Fit - Offering healthy protein balls and information on pre and post-workouts. Free personal training giveaways, raffle, and more!
  • Flaky Tart - Small food portion samplers
  • Making Music Together - Various musical instruments for kids to try out. Raffle for one free semester of classes
  • Marigold Bistro - Small food portion samplers
  • Uptown Chiropractic - Take the Balance Challenge. Fun balance games for all ages. Come test your stability. (12pm to 4pm)
  • Moksa Day Spa - hot and cold drinks and product/service promotions

Harvest Fair 2015

 

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