Multicultural Mother’s Day Celebrations at The Oriental Centre

The businesses and shops of the Oriental Centre welcome you and your family and friends to enjoy their Mother’s Day Celebrations – on Sunday May 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – on the main floor stage in their building at the northeast corner of Brimley & Sheppard.

Among the attractions will be fiddle playing....tap dancing....a magic show....Thai cultural dancing....

and some talented singers – all of whom look forward to entertaining you.

There will also be an appealing give away for one lucky winner – as well as lucky draw prizes for all who attend this popular annual event.

Very best wishes to all the mothers in our neighbourhood.

Community Picnic on June 10

Everyone is invited to a free Community Picnic on June 10 – from noon to 5:00 p.m. – in the park grounds around the Burrows Community Centre on Sheppard Ave., just east of Markham Road.

TTC bus service on Sheppard East and on Markham Road makes it easy to take transit to this fun event.

Parking near this community picnic is also free.

Delicious food, lots of entertainment, games and attractions for kids of all ages, a silent auction, a draw, bike safety workshops and other attractions await you and your family on June 10.

This great annual Picnic is organized by the dedicated officers of our local Police 42 Division and the volunteer members of the 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee.

Proceeds from this enjoyable Picnic will help fund other programs – including awards and scholarships for area students; after-school student groups; other youth opportunities; and the annual 42 Division Auxiliary Christmas Toy Drive – organized and supported by the officers and Committee.

42 Division serves the people, businesses and communities in the east end of Toronto – from Victoria Park Ave. to Port Union Road and from Steeles Avenue to Highway 401.  We are safe and well protected by the officers and staff who serve with Police Superintendent Kim Yeandle.  

For further information about the Community Picnic on June 10, you can contact 42 Division Community Services at 416-808-4220 or at 416-808-4251.

After this great Community Picnic on June 10, we invite everyone to come west a couple of blocks to enjoy the foods, restaurants and shops of Sheppard East Village BIA. 

You’re Welcome at the Open House

On Saturday May 13/17 - from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. - everyone is invited to enjoy the annual Open House at our local 42 Division Police station.  The Station is located nearby, at 242 Milner Avenue (one block west of Markham Road and one block north of Highway 401).   

Our neighbourhoods are safe and well served by the dedicated officers and staff of 42 Division, working with Superintendant Kim Yeandle.

42 Division serves all of the people, businesses and community organizations in a large part of the east end – from Victoria Park Avenue to Port Union Road and from Highway 401 to Steeles Avenue.  This Open House, on May 13, is part of Police Week in Toronto.

The Open House is an interesting event and everyone is welcome to drop in.  There will be tours of the Police Station and displays of some of the vehicles and equipment used by the officers.  As well, there will be opportunities to chat with the Police officers who work so well in and for our neighbourhoods. There will also be electronic fingerprinting for the kids and a free barbeque for visitors to the Station.

The Open House is supported by the 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and the Chinese Community Liaison Committee (CCLC) – committees of police officers and dedicated volunteers from neighbourhoods throughout the area served by 42 Division.

For further information about activities and information available at the Open House, please contact 

42 Division Community Services Office - at 416-808-4220 or 416-808-4251.

And after the Open House, you are welcome to come north a couple of blocks and enjoy the food, restaurants and shops throughout Sheppard East Village BIA.  

Sir Alexander Mackenzie Christmas Concert

One seasonal favourite in our neighbourhood is the annual Christmas concert performed by the talented choir, orchestra and band of this Senior Public School.

To accommodate their audience, this concert will take place in the auditorium of Agincourt Collegiate.  The SAM concert will get underway at 7:00 p.m. - on Thursday December 15

While there is no admission, you are invited to drop off a non-perishable item that will be given to the food bank of Agincourt Community Services.

The students and staff of SAM wish everyone the best of the holiday season. 

Agincourt Collegiate Christmas Concert

Another seasonal event in our neighbourhood - that always draws a very large crowd - is the Christmas concert performed by the award-winning orchestras, bands and choirs of Agincourt Collegiate Institute.

This year’s concert will take place in the ACI auditorium – starting at 6:00 p.m., on Sunday December 11.

The students and staff of ACI would be pleased to welcome you to this annual concert that will help everyone get into the spirit of the holiday season.


When you are next in Sheppard East Village, we think you will like the winter floral displays that were recently installed throughout our BIA.

These attractive greens are on display in 64 hanging baskets and in 30 planters – from Midland Avenue to Markham Road.

We hope you enjoy these floral displays throughout the holiday season and until the spring of 2017.

The Board of Management and members of Sheppard East Village BIA are pleased to arrange and finance these floral displays - that always help beautify the community we all share.


You will also notice our attractive new banners, featuring 9 more BIA members whose photos and profiles have also been added to this Sheppard East Village website and are included in 45,000 new 2017 brochures that have been widely distributed in nearby residential communities.  

We thank the 9 other BIA members whose photos and profiles were featured in our 2016 promotional materials – whose stories are still available on this website.  

Golden Melody in Autumn

On Saturday October 29 – from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - everyone is invited to enjoy a unique musical concert called “Golden Melody in Autumn”.

The ‘gold’ in the title refers to the golden oldies that will be sung – in both English and Chinese – by a popular group of entertainers.  

Be sure to drop in and enjoy well-known radio DJ Larry Lo – along with his singing friends Hoppy Hui, Davy Poon and Andrew Kwan.

The Oriental Centre is at the northeast corner of Brimley and Sheppard, in the heart of Sheppard East Village BIA, with free parking and bus service to the door.


Here’s an interesting way to enjoy the last days of the summer of 2016 in Sheppard East Village – enjoy the Singing Contest being organized by the Oriental Centre (northeast corner of Brimley Rd. and Sheppard Ave.) over 2 weekends in September.

This Singing Contest is open to singers of all ages, genders, and nationalities.  All types of music will qualify and any song is welcome.

A committee will determine which singers will advance to the final round of this competition.

On Sunday September 4, the preliminary rounds will take place in the Centre, starting at 1:30 p.m.

On Sunday September 11, also at 1:30 p.m., the singers selected by the committee will all compete.  The singer declared the winner will receive a prize of $500.

For further information about this Singing Contest : please email


You are cordially invited to enjoy a free event in Sheppard East Village



Sunday August 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Oriental Centre
4438 Sheppard Avenue East – at Brimley Road
Information: 416-298-9838