Tom Allen & Company

Entertainment Beat

Inspired by true events, Dandelions in the Wind follows the love story of a young white woman and a young black man during America’s Civil Rights era. As part of a biracial couple in the sixties and seventies, playwright Jennifer Dance and her husband, Keith experienced racism firsthand. Sadly, it culminated in an attack which […]

Blue Crow Gallery

Beach Arts Scene

Blue Crow Gallery, a new art studio featuring the work of local and emerging Canadian artists, has opened its new location in the Upper Beach. Located at 1610 Gerrard Street East, the quaint studio is home to a variety of art pieces including fine art, photography, jewelry, ceramics and even unique mechanical creations. The gallery […]

Entertainment Beat

Saxophonist Kevin Cato will perform as part of the Jazz Vespers Series at Hope United Church on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. A versatile saxophonist, Cato is an accomplished musician who has been making his mark in the Toronto music scene for over 14 years. He has won a number of accolades, including a […]

The Beacon

Winter stations return to the Beach

We have just passed the mid-January date known as the “dead of winter”, and that means it is once again time for the Beach to come alive with Winter Stations, the whimsical celebration of winter that transforms the East End lakeshore over Family Day weekend. Now in its third year, the annual design competition has […]

The Drawing Show comes to the Gerrard Art Space

Gerrard Art Space hosts The Drawing Show from January 11 through January 29, with an opening reception Saturday, Jan. 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. While drawings and sketches will adorn the walls throughout the month, the member-driven, multi-disciplinary space will also play stage to several musical and dramatic events. On Friday, Jan. 13 […]


The Two Fours return to the Peppery Cat

The Two Fours return to Peppery Cat on January 11 for their third gig at the year-old Queen Street East eatery. As with their first two performances there, they will warm up the place with a few short tunes, then open the floor to special guests and jammers. Starting February 12, founders Wally Hucker and […]


Ab Intra to show at Yellow House Gallery

Yellow House Gallery is hosting a special event the weekend of January 20 – a showcase by the Grade 12 students of Notre Dame Catholic High school. Organized by arts department head Sandra Slosel, the thoughtful and topical second annual exhibition is called Ab Intra, meaning “from within”. The title was chosen by the students […]