Beach Arts Scene

After a five-year break and frequent prodding from fellow artists, Liz Russ has reopened a gallery space to replace her much-missed Gallery 888. Studio 888, a smaller space much farther east than the Leslieville gallery that was named for its street address, opened during the Beaches International Jazz Festival. The new address may have something […]

Neglected laneway ready for limelight

Sketchy, dim, junky, ugly, snowy, glum and baffling. The way people describe it, the unmarked walkway connecting the Danforth to Coxwell subway station sounds like Cinderella’s B-list for the Seven Dwarfs. But thanks to DECA, a Danforth community group, the narrow walkway is a strong contender for a makeover plan courtesy of the non-profit Laneway […]

Coxwell station upgrade underway

Subway travellers who step out of Coxwell station for the first time might ask a simple question – where am I? Coxwell station opens onto a quiet street, Strathmore Boulevard, which runs a block north of Danforth Avenue. For anyone who doesn’t know the area, it’s not immediately clear that the narrow, dimly lit walkway […]