Birds and Beans

Leaders In the Community

Birds and Beans Cafe by the Lake has been a hub of the community for over 7 years. We offer a place for people to meet and enjoy simple pleasures and share local news and get to know their neigbours.

Outside the café we support various community events and organizations through donations of coffee, prizes and cash. In addition, we are very active in the Mimico-by-the-Lake Business Improvement Area, an organization that is dedicated to revitalizing the business environment on Lake Shore Boulevard in Mimico. We love to "keep it in the 'shore" by sourcing from local businesses like Sweet Olenka's, who in return, source their coffee from us.

We sponsor 8 to 10 birdwalks a year organized by the Citizens Concerned for the Future of Etobicoke's Waterfront (CCFEW). See CCFEW for more information about the bird walks. Have a look through their site for a great community resource.

We actively support and participate in events in Mimico Square including the annual Mimico's Christmas Tree Lighting. At the Tree Lighting typically donate and serve about 300 cups of hot chocolate to very cold participants!

Here is a partial list of community events and organizations we support. Check us out on facebook for pictures and updates.


Thanks to Brian Bailey for the photo from the April 2007 CCFEW Bird Walk