East End artists sought to beautify Bell boxes

East End Arts is looking for two talented Crescent Town artists to paint two Bell equipment boxes in the neighbourhood this summer. Artists will be chosen by a community jury based on “their connection to the Crescent Town and Taylor-Massey area, experience painting on outdoor surfaces, concept of the mural, and a portfolio of past […]

East End anti-racism sign campaign launches this weekend

East End Toronto lawns are about to get more colourful — and compassionate — thanks to a new anti-racist sign campaign launching this weekend. East Enders Against Racism — a group that formed in response to white supremacist posters that appeared in Stan Wadlow Park late last year — is inviting people to a community […]

Meeting tonight on future of Danforth Avenue

A second public meeting will be held tonight, February 23, to discuss the future of development along Danforth Avenue. Since last year the city, a consulting firm, and community members have had their heads together working on a planning study of the Danforth between Coxwell and Victoria Park Avenues, the first of two stretches of […]

Take a peak behind the scenes at annual Doors Open

‘Re-used, Re-visited and Revised’ is the theme of the 17th annual Doors Open festival, taking place Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, at locations around the city. The event offers free access to venues that have an architectural, historical, cultural, or social significance, and where many of the buildings are normally closed to the […]

Goin’ Down the Road – again

Back in 1969 there was no motion picture industry to speak of in Toronto, but a young director from the East End was determined to make a feature film on a shoestring budget. Donald Shebib even sold his car to help scrape up $27,000. Goin’ Down the Road (1970) became a landmark classic of Canadian […]

East End school for wayward girls flourished

In the province of Ontario there was a need for homes for troubled youths’. Some of these were institutions were run by religious organizations, and some by the municipalities and the provincial government. In the East End of the city near the present Victoria Park and Kingston Road area in the period starting around 1880, […]

Beach and East End throw Doors Open to all

Doors Open Toronto is featuring a number of Beach locations in its lineup this year. The program, which began as a millennium project in 2000, allows visitors to peek inside many city buildings which are normally closed to the public or would charge an admission fee for entry. On the weekend of May 28 and […]