Beaches International Jazz Festival marks 30 years of fun

The Beach community came alive to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Beaches International Jazz Festival—one of the few remaining free jazz festivals in the world—with close to one million attendees this year. “The first year in Kew Gardens we had 5,000 people,” said Lido Chilelli, the founder of the festival. “Each decade, hundreds of thousands […]

Malvern Red and Black Society update

Evan J. Butchers, who attended Malvern in the late 50s and early 60s, was elected as the new president of the Malvern Red and Black Society, and Sandra Burk from the Class of 1975 was voted in as its new vice president—both have had a long association with the Beach community. We wanted to welcome […]

Leslieville Flea kicks off at Ashbridge Estate

Vintage shoppers and upcyclers take note, the Leslieville Flea is returning to Ashbridge Estate starting Sunday, June 10. This well-curated, urban market sells vintage items, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods, all in the spirit of supporting “local” and promoting sustainable lifestyles. This year, there are eight outdoor markets. From June to October, they’ll take place […]

Locally Developed, band on the rise from the Beach

Locally Developed, the name of a new band from the Beach, has just released its first album entitled Dime. The members include high school students, Alex Shuell on bass, Colin Lafaury on drums, Jonny Bojin on vocals and keyboard, and Max Pilchner on guitar, all 16. All four members of the band have had years of […]

Take a peek inside Snider’s studio

Don Snider’s house might not be in your budget, but how about some of his art? The lifelong Beach resident – who volunteered on the Beach Metro News board for 22 years – is selling his home on Meadowcliffe Drive. And the same day he is hosting an open house, he is hosting his annual […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take a walk on the cultured side: Kingston Road artwalk

Take a curated stroll along Kingston Road this Saturday, June 3 for the business community’s annual artwalk. From Hannaford to Henley Gardens, nearly a dozen galleries, businesses and community spaces will be showcasing art from over 20 local and regional artists alongside activities for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venues include […]