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 […]

JRJ Organ Trio sing a song of freedom

Get groovy. Jazz and Reflection at the Beach United Church is adding a bit of funk to its final concert of the season, themed “Freedom” and featuring the JRJ Organ Trio, three friends who share a love of music, especially jazz and other improvised styles. The trio formed following a one-off Christmas gig at the […]

Jazzy Sundays at Morgans on the Danforth

Jazzy Sundays at Morgans on the Danforth, 1282 Danforth Ave., continue this May with live jazz from 2 to 5 p.m., no cover, on Sunday afternoons. On May 7, Steve Cole, Russ Boswell and Shawn Nykwist take the stage. Mother’s Day, May 14, features Yvette Tollar and David Restivo. Whitney Ross Barris and Eric St. […]

Yellow House Gallery hosts birthday bash and group show

Kingston Road’s Yellow House Gallery & Framing, 921 Kingston Road, celebrates its third birthday this month with an art show and birthday bash. This show brings together a select group of emerging and established Canadian contemporary artists in celebration and gratitude for Toronto’s East End for its continuing support and enthusiasm for the gallery’s ongoing […]

5 things to do in the Beach this weekend

We may be getting a month’s worth of rain in three days, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t leave your house — it just means a change in spring outerwear. So pull on your wellies, grab an umbrella, and forget the blow-out — here are some of the many events happening in the Beach this […]

The O’Pears headline a pear-fect Mother’s Day event

Kingston Road United Church is hosting the pear-fect Mother’s Day jaunt – a multifaceted fundraising event featuring live folk music with the O’Pears, a pear-themed art show, and a luncheon celebrating all things pear. Originally planned for Sunday, April 23, a last minute change in travel plans for the Toronto-based contemporary folk trio has pushed […]

Contact Photography Exhibition now showing

The annual Contact Photography Exhibition is on throughout the city this month, with a few exhibits here in the East End, and several opportunities to see the work of photographers from our area across the city. The Great Escape Bookstore on Kingston Road plays home to The Allure of the Forest, an exhibition by photographers […]