5 things to do in the Beach this weekend

It’s a busy weekend for events across the city, and the East End is no different. The weather is supposed to be warm, with a high of 20 degrees on Saturday, but there are thunderstorms called for Sunday — so plan your accessories accordingly. Here’s a look at some of the events animating the Beach […]

Beach Guild’s spring show on this weekend

The Beach Guild of Fine Art hosts its Annual Spring Art Show and Sale at the Gardener’s Cottage this weekend. Over 30 artists showcase “Small Paintings for Small Spaces” from Friday evening through Sunday at the iconic landmark in Kew Gardens on Lee Avenue, south of Queen Street East. Founded in 1994, the Beach Guild […]

SOLE Alternative grace the walls of Fresh Paint Studio

See the world through the eyes of SOLE Alternative students, with a group showcase May 25 to June 1 at Fresh Paint Studio, 1849 Danforth Ave. The high school students are showing work in mediums like painting, silkscreen, photography and digital photo manipulation, exploring themes of identity, media, mysticism and pop culture. Ahead of Canada’s […]

The Play About the Baby at Seven Siblings Theatre

For its second production of the season, Seven Siblings Theatre has once again chosen an intriguing work that complements the promising young theatre’s dynamic mandate. Directed by Erika Downie, and produced in Toronto for the first time in its history, Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby centres around a young couple that has just […]

Maxwell cooks up inspiration behind the scenes

After spending months cooking up ideas, one self-professed “restaurant outsider” has decided to put all the ingredients together and bring those ideas to life – or, should we say, the screen. Robert Maxwell, former owner of The Beech Tree on Kingston Road, said he has “always loved cooking. I became one of those kind of […]

Sesqui Beach stuns at Balmy Beach Club

The art hanging on the walls of the Balmy Beach Club is not only a geographic tour of stunning Canadian vistas, it’s also a mini-course in Canadian art history. Painter Pamela Mayhew has been a member at the Balmy Beach Club for three years, and a Balmy Beach Club artist for a little over four […]

Helios Taranteau at The Paint Cabin

Danforth photographer Chris McCallan has teamed up with three fellow photographers, Harold Staats, Peter Young and Elizabeth Stanton, for Helios Taranteau, Vol. 1, a photographic exhibit with an intriguing, searching view. McCallan, a commercial photographer by profession, says this show features images from his 40-year personal collection. “The difference between what I shoot commercially and […]

Main Squared is calling all East End artists

Calling all East End artists: the deadline for Main Squared, a new multidisciplinary 10-day public art festival, is May 18. The interactive festival, produced by East End Arts and curated by Labspace Studio, will “activate and explore the under-used public square on the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue,” asking “residents, community members and […]

Beach songstress returns to B-Side Lounge

Beach songstress Piper Hayes embarks on a double-billed tour of Southern Ontario with Prairie singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton, touching down in Toronto May 15 at B-Side Lounge, with special guest Abigail Lapell. Authentic, playful and foot-stomping, Hayes, currently promoting her new EP Goodbye Mister Nice Guy, is a fine complement to Hamilton, who “invites her love […]