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Their Home and Native Land By Robert MacBain 463 pages Reviewed by Jon Muldoon With the Truth and Reconciliation commission, international calls to clean up contaminated drinking water in Northern Ontario’s Grassy Narrows and a provincial focus on fighting suicide in remote First Nations communities, the timing has never been better to take a […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Rebellion Gallery is hosting a show featuring more than 25 members of painter Grethe Jensen’s ‘Just Do It!’ experimental painting program. The participants range from total beginners to experienced artist hoping to expand their visual horizons. Jensen has run the classes and workshops for the past few years, and students past and present are taking […]

Jacelyn Holmes

Entertainment Beat

East End resident Jacelyn Holmes will perform as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Holmes is a singer, songwriter and former CTV host creating music that straddles the lines between jazz, blues, country and soul. Her performance is part of the festival’s Club Series, taking place at the 120 Diner at 120 Church St. on […]

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Homeless painter finds a home for his art

Painter and former Beach resident Bill Burns hasn’t let something so trivial as lacking a place to call his own get in his way. The long-time artist is livening up the walls of a relatively new Queen Street East restaurant with a show of his acrylic and oil landscapes on display at Cool Star, billing […]


GALLERY: Bestival 2016

Thousands of people descended on Woodbine Park June 11 and 12 for Bestival, an eclectic, brightly coloured boutique music festival. Here’s the weekend in pictures.

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The Cure visits the Beach, again

Music icons Robert Smith and The Cure will be in the Beach this weekend headlining Bestival, the two-day music festival taking over Woodbine Park. As some of you may be aware, this isn’t the first time the rock stars have spent time in the neighbourhood. Back in 2004, The Cure commandeered the apartment on the west side […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery presents Timeless Collision, featuring work from Andre Kan and Carmela Casuccio. From June 2 to July 2, the two Toronto-based painters will show their very different approaches to built form and the structure of the city. Kan graduated from OCAD-U in 2014 and works as an artist, photographer, curator, producer and musician. […]

Artwalk back in Kingston Road Village

Kingston Road will be a bit more colourful than usual during the annual Kingston Road Village Artwalk, brightening up the street with a one-day celebration of art in all its forms. On Saturday, June 4, businesses and local organizations will offer wall and display space to artists to show their work. The hosts take no […]

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Entertainment Beat

Acoustic Harvest presents The Bombadils on Saturday, June 4, to close out its 19th season. The group’s core is guitarist and mandolin player Luke Fraser and fiddler and claw-hammer banjo player Sarah Frank, both of whom sing as well. The two musicians from opposite sides of the country met in university and share a love […]