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Afrofest is back at Woodbine Park, bringing the sounds, sights, and smells of African music, food and culture to the Beach. From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5, the 27th annual festival will highlight international and local African artists with no admission cost. Vendors will offer clothing, food, and […]

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The Beach’s Water Brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, are back for a third season of H2O-focused television, with a deal for a fourth season in place. The pair’s popularity has soared, with deals inked for the show to be carried in more than 40 countries, including the US. The premiere of season three airs locally […]

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Self-proclaimed “Beach brat” Carleigh Beverly is taking the stage at Theatre Passe Muraille in Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still. Presented by TSS Collective, the play was a hit at last year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. The story centres on Sarah and James, a couple in modern-day Brooklyn. Sarah is a photojournalist who suffered […]

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The Kingston Road Village Concert Series presents A Romantic Valentine’s Eve with Amanda Martinez on Friday, Feb 13. Martinez is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who combines flamenco soul with her Mexican and South African heritage. She’s been nominated several times for Latin Jazz Performer of the Year, headlined the legendary Blue Note jazz club, and performed […]

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Kingston Road United Church will host a special holiday evening, including a reading of A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 5 starting at 7 p.m. The annual event, sponsored by the Kingston Road Village Business Association, will also include carolling and holiday cheer. Donations at the door will be split between the church’s ramp fund […]

Holiday season brings many opportunities to celebrate

It’s beginning to look very much like the holiday season in the Beach and some popular annual events are adding to the festive air. On Saturday, Dec. 6, meet Hamper for breakfast at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. Pancakes will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. ($3 per person) and Santa will make […]

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Sur Tarang is a concert drawing a number of accomplished eastern classical musicians from around the world to the East End. Aliya Sharafi, founder of the Prachee Sangeet Academy, is organizing the show, which will feature performers with roots in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan and Trinidad. She says the goal of the concert is […]

Eye on Business

By 2017, people walking past the Kingston Road Y will see a brand-new basketball court and pool right from the street. “It’s like you’re at gallery level,” says local developer Bob Mitchell. “The idea is to make it very transparent and inviting to the neighbourhood.” Above the new YMCA, Mitchell Lofts is building Beech House, […]