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 – […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Gerrard Art Space presents Never Finished, paintings by Max MacDonald, on now until May 29. MacDonald attended the Ontario College of Art (before it added ‘Design’ and ‘University’ to its name) and University of Guelph, and has exhibited his paintings, that he considers his first love, since 1980. He regards the American abstract expressionists and […]

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Studio tour highlights local artistic talent

The 23rd annual Spring Beach Studio Tour is set to highlight the artistically gifted in the neighbourhood from April 29 to May 1. Home studios and work spaces across the Beach will be open, featuring a dozen local artists and artisans and 10 guests. Work ranges from painting to photography, textiles to ceramics, and jewelry […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Larry Williamson will exhibit his photographs at Great Escape Bookshop, 957 Kingston Rd., for the month of May as part of the 20th annual Contact Photography Festival. Williamson describes himself as “a layabout, a would be (wannabe) artist. I use a camera to create images that please me.” Abandoned industrial locations were the setting for […]

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Entertainment Beat

Violist Keith Hamm will be joined by violinist Aaron Schwebel for the final instalment in The Viola concert series. On Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m., Hamm and Schwebel will perform a one-hour program chosen by the musicians. Hamm is a native of Alberta, and is making a name for himself on the Canadian classical […]

Left to right: John Green, Matthew Ireland, and Dylan Rochen-Terry of the Yach Club performing during this year's M-Factor at Malvern Collegiate on April 8.

GALLERY: Malvern talent shines at M-Factor

Between the cheers and the applause of a packed auditorium, talented Malvern students showcased their music and vocal abilities for a shot at winning this year’s M-Factor competition. Five bands and five vocalists performed in the event on April 8 and were judged by a panel of music experts consisting of musician KC Roberts (KC […]