5 artists to see at the 9th annual Danforth East Arts Fair

Art is returning to East Lynn Park this weekend, Sept. 16 and 17. The Danforth East Community Association’s ninth-annual Danforth East Arts Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park at 1949 Danforth Ave. both days and will feature live music, food, and art across multiple mediums. Drawings, acrylics, ceramics—whatever form the […]

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2015

A challenge for readers: let’s do something positive RE: Letters from Carole Wilson and Paul Romanuk (Letters to the Editor, Nov. 17): I agree that many sections of Queen Street East look appalling, ranging from dirty or sadly outdated store windows to downright dilapidated buildings. I doubt that our BIA or councillor can talk sense […]

Imagining the possibilities on Danforth

A packed community meeting called Imagine the Danforth took place on May 11, giving members of the community a chance to hear some fresh ideas for future planning in their area. The Danforth East Community Association hosted the event, which heard from Paul Bedford, Toronto’s former Chief Planner and professor at University of Toronto. Last year […]

Eye on Business

Residents who shop in East Danforth are joining a contest to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. Until May 7, residents are invited to nominate an East Danforth business they think more people should know. The winner will get a free marketing package that includes professional staging, photography, and web design. More than 80 businesses have […]

Brainstorming a Queen revival

New ideas got free reign at a recent workshop on reviving business in the Beach. Cash mobs, pop-up shops, old-school store signs, art shows outside the R.C. Harris water plant – these were just a few ideas raised by the 100 Beachers and Beach business owners who joined the Queen Street Revival workshop held last […]

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 […]

DECA Art Fair brings family fun to outdoor art show

The city’s most family-friendly art fair is back on East Danforth this weekend, as the Danforth East Community Association presents the seventh annual Danforth East Art Fair. Painters, potters, photographers, jewellers, and all other manner of artists and craftspeople will be on hand for two days selling their creations at East Lynn Park. This year […]

News in Brief

Beach Metro News, in cooperation with Community Centre 55, will be hosting a debate for candidates from the major parties in the upcoming provincial election in the Beaches-East York riding. The meeting will take place at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave. just north of Kingston Road, at 7:30 p.m. on […]

Art festival questions value of art

Art of the Danforth, the biennial celebration of art on East Danforth, is back for its third instalment. Founder and East End Arts managing director Cindy Rozeboom and AoD director Asad Raza may appear excited about this edition of the relatively new festival, but the whole reason this year’s AoD is happening is not excitement, […]