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June 30, 2015

Afrofest is back at Woodbine Park, bringing the sounds, sights, and smells of African music, food and culture to the Beach. From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, the 27th annual festival will highlight international and local African artists with no admission cost. Vendors will offer clothing, food, and […]

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Beaches International Jazz Festival preview

The 27th Beaches International Jazz Festival has expanded to include an extra weekend of music in honour of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Running from July 10 to 26, the festival will now cover three weekends at Woodbine Park, as well as the popular Streetfest that shuts down Queen Street East for three nights […]

Beach Arts Scene

Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E. at Balsam, will feature the work of East End painter Patrice Carmichael for the month of July. Carmichael is a native of South Africa, though Toronto is home. A member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art, her oils on canvas range from expressionist landscapes to abstract paintings […]

Alex Gillespie remembered with music scholarships

For two young music lovers, a scholarship from Set Sail: the Alex Gillespie Music Fund is a welcome contribution toward each of their training for future careers. For Kathryn Wright, it’s a chance to turn the tragedy of Gillespie’s death at age 17 into a legacy of helping other young musicians hoping to find a […]


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