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 […]

Beach Books

The Mender By R.J. Moershel Self-published 369 pages Reviewed by Anna Killen “You know what that guy is? He’s a disruptor.” This is a sentence you might hear yourself saying one Thursday night in reference to a not-so-nice man you and your friends did not enjoy talking to. Your friends might look at you quizzically, […]


Traveling the road from the Beach to Beverly Hills

It’s a long way from Malvern Collegiate to Hollywood, but thanks to an animated character named Jessica, Efehan Elbi is starting to make a name for himself in Tinseltown. Elbi created Jessica several years ago, and she has appeared in written works and graphic novels in the past. But her latest appearance, in his short […]


Entertainment Beat

Karen Richards will release her newest album, Distractions, with a release party at Neighbourhood, 79 Hiawatha Rd., on Sunday, May 22. Distractions features nine songs written by Richards, each with its own art taking up an equal section of the CD cover. The styles range from blues to jazz to a bit of spoken word. […]

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GALLERY: SOLE Alternative student art show

SOLE Alternative School’s art students are hosting an exhibition of their best work at the end of the month. From May 26 to June 2, Fresh Paint Studio will host visual art, photography, graphic design, sculpture and jewelry created by students in a wide range of styles. The work takes inspiration from all directions – […]