Free film festival showcases the female eye

The 15th anniversary of the Female Eye Film Festival takes place June 20-25 in the Beach – and your eye is requested. The competitive film festival is a showcase for Canadian and international independent women filmmakers and features films from around the globe. Some of this year’s film highlights include Werewolf, directed by Ashley McKenzie, […]

The hottest ticket in town

It’s 6 o’clock on a Monday when the regular crowd shuffles in: they’re all in the mood for a melody and you’ve got us feeling alright. The sound check has been going on for an hour. The band was so concerned about their sound they brought along their own PA system – even though we […]

East End artists collaborate in charity art show

Members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art and other artists from the Toronto East arts community help to fill the ranks of Central Connection, a group of established and emerging artists that have been painting together for over 25 years. This weekend, join 15 of the group’s members at The Central Connection Art Show […]

Minimalism and bold colours combine at Studio 888

Studio 888 shows paintings from local artists Bev Quinn and Sheila Thompson this month, with an opening reception Thursday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The artists write that Between the layers: stories in paint and fibre offers two very different and yet complementary styles – Quinn’s minimalist abstractions in white and black contrast […]

Pick up a book with #IndigenousReads

June is Indigenous Book Club Month, a month devoted to discovering, reading and supporting the work of Indigenous writers in Canada. Using the hashtag #IndigenousReads for online discussion, the month-long book club encourages reconciliation by increasing Canadians’ understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures, and history. Some of the books recommended include Birdie by Tracey Lindberg, The […]

Hope United kicks off a month of engaging programming

June marks a month of engaging programming at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. On Wednesday, June 14 at 12:15 – part of the Music @ 12:15 concert series – Quintagious returns. One of Toronto’s most celebrated small ensembles, the thoughtfully curated woodwind quintet features Lauren Yeomans on flute, Ron Cohen Mann on oboe, Marc […]

5 things to do in the East End this weekend

As the weather finally takes a turn for the sunny, this weekend is shaping up to be an ideal time to get out and walk around the neighbourhood. Lucky for all of you, there are plenty of events planned over the next few days that will allow you to have fun with the kids, source […]

Arts & Crafts show to take over Kew Gardens

The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show takes over Kew Gardens June 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Now in its 33rd year, the event attracts over 150 Canadian artists, artisans and designers, transforming the park into a marketplace where attendees can chat with the artists about their craft. The show is in […]

Julie Himel featured at Blue Crow Gallery

Gerrard India Bazaar’s Blue Crow Gallery plays host to new work from Toronto artist Julie Himel this June. Within Definition is a grouping of oil paintings which “looks at the human draw to define and label. In response to highly defined landscapes of place and season, these mixed media works explore transitions and seasonal flux […]