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Entertainment Beat

Beacher Eileen Thalenberg’s new television documentary, A Jihadi in the Family, will air on CBC’s Firsthand this Thursday, March 24. The hour-long film tells the story of Calgary’s Christianne Boudreau, who was shocked to find out her 22-year-old son Damian had been killed fighting for ISIS in Syria. An estimated 100 young Canadian men and […]


Beach Books

On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light By Cordelia Strube ECW Press, 377 Pages To use a clichéd turn of phrase (the very sort Strube advises against in her recent writing instructional book Exhilarating Prose, written with Barry Healey), On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light is a heartbreakingly funny book. Harriet, whose […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Areej Art Gallery, on Danforth Avenue east of Main Street, is celebrating its one year anniversary, and there’s still time to stop by and check out the latest exhibition, on until March 26. Coming Together includes a baker’s dozen of artists with origins from across Africa and the Arab world. Their varied styles and levels […]

Beach Metro News


The Beach has changed significantly since Beach Metro Community News began publishing in 1972. As a result, we thought that we should check in with our readers to see how we are doing, how we can improve, and find out how this can inform the evolution of our paper.

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Entertainment Beat

Magalie Rouillard-Bazinet, a director, actor and acrobat who moved to the Beach about a year ago, is producing and directing the play Sanctuary, running from March 9 to 12 at Théâtre Français de Toronto at Yonge and College Streets (the play is in English, for those who haven’t brushed up on their Français lately). Sanctuary […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery presents Love Me Do as part of the gallery’s guest curator program. Curated by Ann Somers, the exhibition aims “to express raw emotion and truth behind the internal struggles we face day to day as individuals.” The show includes a mix of abstract and figurative work from artists Adam Chapman, Meg Dearlove, […]

Devorina Gamalova visited the Crescent Town Club Thursday, Feb. 11, performing several songs on an 18th century violin for the Crescent Town Kick Start after-school club.

Crescent Town kids hear from international violinist

The Crescent Town Kick Start after-school program scored earlier this month when it hosted its first violin concert ever for a room full of students, parents, and volunteers. Bulgarian-born and London-based violinist Devorina Gamalova visited the Crescent Town Club Thursday, Feb. 11, performing several songs on an 18th century violin while giving the audience a […]


Win tickets to the Toronto Violin Summit

The Toronto Violin Summit will celebrate strings as part of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series on Sunday, March 6. Multiple genres and styles of playing will be heard at the concert, including jazz, Celtic and Norwegian Hardanger. Four of the city’s most talented and diverse players will perform with special guests. Drew Jurecka plays […]