Art work on display at Gerrard Art Space's Christmas Holiday Show.

Beach Arts Scene

Several holiday shows continue at East End galleries. We Are All Precious Snowflakes runs at Yellow House Gallery until Jan. 9, though the gallery will close from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. The show gathers 160 small works at $200 or less, drawn from more than 45 local and Toronto artists. Yellow House is at […]


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Cadence will perform a holiday show at Beach United Church on Friday, Dec. 18. The a capella group, featuring two local residents, has travelled the world with nothing but microphones and vocal cords, entertaining audiences of all ages. Their energetic stage presence and singing prowess have made the group a hit from small venues to […]

Beach Metro News winter writing contest is on

Attention all aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of properly-penned prose: Beach Metro News is proud to announce our now-annual second winter writing contest. The rules, as always, are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, dream journal entries – less than 1,000 words, and beginning with the sentence below: “A rainstorm etched away […]

Honest Ed's sketch by Patricia Desilva, Toronto Urban Sketchers

Beach Arts Scene

The Toronto Urban Sketchers, a chapter of an international urban sketching group, will hold its first ever exhibition at Areej Art Gallery from Dec. 5 to 19. Founded by Marie-Judith Jean-Louis, the Sketchers have a mission of promoting the artistic, storytelling and educational value of drawing on location. The diverse membership meets regularly to draw […]

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Scarborough Players present Parfumerie, by Miklos Laszlo, and adapted by E.P. Dowdall. Parfumerie tells the story of George Horvath and Amalia Balash, two employees at an upscale Budapest shop. While the two hardly get along in person, little do they know that they are, in fact, secret pen pals who share their frustrations, dreams, and […]

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Acoustic Harvest presents Noah Zacharin on Saturday, Nov. 21. Zacharin is a singer, guitarist and songwriter based in Toronto, originally from Montreal. He began performing at age 14, and has released six albums since 1982. His folk is tinged with blues, country and pop touches, and his singing and playing have garnered praise from the […]

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Beach Books

Escape Plans By Teri Vlassopoulos 247 pages Invisible Publishing Teri Vlassopoulos’ debut novel jumps around in time and location, from Toronto to Montreal, and from France to Greece, following the sometimes painfully separate lives of the Kiriakos family. As major plot points go, Escape Plans gives away its ending – also the book’s beginning – […]

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Beach Arts Scene

Debbie Wong’s Urban Landscapes show is on now until Nov. 29 at Gerrard Art Space. Wong’s mixed media works are abstracted expressions of the city’s straight lines, corners, and asphalt, the intentional opposite of nature landscapes. Her work represents the concrete jungle, using geometric shapes, angular lines, and found objects. Wong’s career path has come […]

The cast of The River includes Beach resident Dani Kind, left, David Ferry, and Jane Spidell.

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Beach resident Dani Kind co-stars in The Coal Mine Theatre production of The River, on now until Nov. 22. Kind has performed on stage and screen, including theatre productions of Laws of Motion, Diving Normal, Fat Pig, and The Crucible. On the small and big screens, her credits include Saving Hope, Cracked, Murdoch Mysteries and […]

Mandala by Stephanie Smash, part of 
We are All Precious Snowflakes at 
Yellow House Gallery

Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery is getting the jump on the season with its holiday art show, We Are All Precious Snowflakes. From Nov. 12 until early January, the group show will feature more than 100 works from over 40 artists. The work covers many mediums and is affordably priced for those looking for a holiday gift […]