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Get ready to celebrate the cold with Winter Stations

An over-sized canoe billowing steam. A globe of charred wood lined with faux fur on the inside. A public sauna. These are just three things people can expect from the second year of Winter Stations, set to launch on Family Day at Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches. The now-annual event blends art, design and architecture […]

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The Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus chamber and youth choirs have been practising, practising, practising – and on Sunday, June 12, they’ll be reaping the reward, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The festival they will take part in is the Distinguished Concerts International New York series, a high-quality performance experience for the ensembles […]


Beach Arts Scene

The inPrint Collective has set up shop for the month on the second floor of the Linsmore Tavern , 1298 Danforth Ave. The printmaking pop-up shop allows collective members to work on their own projects, as well as teaching workshops on relief printmaking and monoprinting to groups from the Kennedy House youth shelter, Bangladeshi Community […]

Eric Nowlin will perform as part of The Viola concert series.

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The Viola concert series celebrates the instrument of the same name, following the violin and cello concert series of the past couple years. On Sunday, Jan. 17, Eric Nowlin, associate principal viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a member of the New Orford String Quartet, will perform at the Seicho-No-Ie Centre. Starting at 1:30 […]

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Winter writing contest winners

Thanks to our talented and creative readers for submitting some compelling entries to our second annual winter writing contest. Entries ranged from fiction to memoir to poetry, with a wide range of subjects. As always, we asked a local author to provide an opening sentence to get the creative juices flowing. This winter’s sentence was […]


Beach Arts Scene

Local illustrator and artist Tak Bui will be included in the Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration exhibit at the John B. Aird Gallery downtown. Bui has been a professional illustrator since the 1970s, working first for Maclean’s, then expanding to Canadian Business, The Financial Post, and daily papers such as the […]

Art work on display at Gerrard Art Space's Christmas Holiday Show.

Beach Arts Scene

Several holiday shows continue at East End galleries. We Are All Precious Snowflakes runs at Yellow House Gallery until Jan. 9, though the gallery will close from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. The show gathers 160 small works at $200 or less, drawn from more than 45 local and Toronto artists. Yellow House is at […]


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Cadence will perform a holiday show at Beach United Church on Friday, Dec. 18. The a capella group, featuring two local residents, has travelled the world with nothing but microphones and vocal cords, entertaining audiences of all ages. Their energetic stage presence and singing prowess have made the group a hit from small venues to […]

Beach Metro News winter writing contest is on

Attention all aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of properly-penned prose: Beach Metro News is proud to announce our now-annual second winter writing contest. The rules, as always, are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, dream journal entries – less than 1,000 words, and beginning with the sentence below: “A rainstorm etched away […]

Honest Ed's sketch by Patricia Desilva, Toronto Urban Sketchers

Beach Arts Scene

The Toronto Urban Sketchers, a chapter of an international urban sketching group, will hold its first ever exhibition at Areej Art Gallery from Dec. 5 to 19. Founded by Marie-Judith Jean-Louis, the Sketchers have a mission of promoting the artistic, storytelling and educational value of drawing on location. The diverse membership meets regularly to draw […]