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Main Squared

Main Squared is a free arts and community festival that will activate and explore the public square at the corner of Main Street & Danforth Avenue from August 26 to September 3, 2017.

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tdsbCREATES Info Session

Prologue to the Performing Arts invites you to a FREE information session on February 6 for artists interested in the tdsbCREATES Festival. Participants at this session may be inspired or invited to submit a proposal for the current or future programs to expand the tdsbCREATES artist roster.

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Cultural Hotspot Community Connect

Help shape the next Cultural Hotspot! Artists, arts organizations, community members and groups based in East York and the Beaches are invited to attend a Cultural Hotspot Community Connect information session on Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm at Community Centre 55. Find out how to participate in this exciting project happening in 2017.

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East End Connects: Your Stage

Join us at an Open Mic Night event on Thursday, December 1, 6:30-9pm at Time Capsule Cafe, presented by East End Arts and hosted by vocalist May Chook. Musicians, singers, comedians, poets, spoken word artists, experimental performers – this event is for all styles, levels, and ages.

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Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural Ribbon Cutting

Join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:30-7pm to celebrate the completion of the Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural with the mural artists, volunteers, and community partners.

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Weekend of Words

Join us for a weekend of literary events in the east end, as we celebrate reading, writing, the beauty of words, and the diversity of languages in Toronto with What’s Your Story? East York on October 1 and the 2016 East End Poetry Festival on October 2.

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2016 East End Poetry Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry and a celebration of language hosted by internationally-acclaimed poet and novelist Anne Michaels, Toronto’s Poet Laureate. The 2016 East End Poetry Festival is Sunday, October 2, 12-4pm at the Children’s Peace Theatre.

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What’s Your Story? East York

What’s Your Story? East York is a celebration of reading, writing and publishing. Join us for this free event on Saturday, October 1 from 2-4:30pm at S. Walter Stewart Library.

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East York Mural Community Consultation

Help shape a proposed community mural on the East York Community Centre. Attend a community consultation on September 22, and complete our online form by October 7 to share what is important to you about this east end neighbourhood and tell us what you would like to see included in a new community mural.

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Music Grant Info Session

Are you a musician in Toronto who needs funding for a music project? Are you recording an album? Doing production work? Join us on August 16, 6-8pm for a free information session to learn about funding opportunities for musicians through the Toronto Arts Council.

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Art of the Danforth 2016

Art of the Danforth is free neighbourhood art event happening August 20-28. Come to the Festival Hub located at Robertson Parkette (1589 Danforth Ave.) often and frequently to find out what’s happening in the festival each day.

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Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural

This summer, the Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural will be created on the wall that wraps around the Coxwell TTC Station. This community project, designed by lead artist Cristina Delago, and created with the assistance of youth and emerging artist trainees and community volunteers, aims to celebrate the life and spirit of the community.

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ASL – A Storytelling Language

Join nationally-renowned ASL storyteller and language instructor Mario Pizzacalla for a 6-week pilot program teaching basic communication skills for children to sign with their parents, along with rhythms, rhymes, and storytelling.

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Linsmore Tavern Mural

The historic Lismore Tavern, located at 1298 Danforth Avenue, is getting a spring makeover! Its back wall directly faces the Greenwood TTC station, and will soon be painted with a community mural created by artist Jim Bravo. FEEDBACK WANTED by May 20.

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Spring 2016 at Dawes Crossing

Take part in free participatory activities at Dawes Crossing, including Bolly Yoga on June 11, and My Home Is… spoken word and poetry workshop on July 2 and community performance on July 9.

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EXPO 2025 Canada Community Consultation

You are invited to attend an EXPO 2025 Canada Community Consultation on Monday, May 16, 6-8pm at Ralph Thornton Centre. Expos happen every five years in varying host cities around the world. Learn more about the Expo 2025 Canada initiative.

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Creative Potluck

Creative Potluck | Breaking It Down: Exploring Music In The East End. Tuesday, May 31, 6-9pm at Riverdale Hub. A free neighbourhood event, where artists and community residents gather around food to share ideas, best practices, and network.

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Let’s Talk Space

Join in an open discussion about developing a new multi-use east end cultural arts space on Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8:30pm at the East York Civic Centre. Share your enthusiasm for the arts in the east end. All are welcome.

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inPrint Community Print Pop-Up

The inPrint Collective is launching their latest project “Community Print Pop Up” during the month of January. Attend the Community Print Project Celebration on Sat., Jan. 30 from 2-5pm at 1298 Danforth Avenue, 2nd Floor.

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Graffiti Alley East

Modelled on the Graffiti Alley West at Rush Lane, this project brought a number of talented local street artists together to beautify the laneway walls running South of Gerrard between Rhodes Avenue and Craven Road in Toronto, in the middle of the Gerrard India Bazaar.

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Inspired By…Map

How does the space we travel through inspire us? These are stories from the east end.

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The INTERNATIONAL Picnic in Yellow

On Saturday, September 26 – You’re invited to a fun fictional VYP launch celebration of a satirical international festival. Register to take part in free intro ukelele workshops! A free Culture Days event.

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Four Brave Individuals. One Artist-Run Newsstand. Two weeks. Twelve Tasks. Meet the “temporary artists” hired for our Don’t Quit Your Day Job project.

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JR’s Inside Out

On Monday, September 28, internationally-acclaimed artist JR’s interactive photography project INSIDE OUT came to TTC Coxwell Subway Station to create a Nuit Blanche installation in the east end.

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Transitions Mural

Acclaimed artist Sean Martindale worked with East End Arts to create Transitions, a new mural for the east end community at Coxwell and Danforth.

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2015 East End Poetry Festival

The 2015 East End Poetry Festival is September 20, 12-4pm at the Children’s Peace Theatre. Featuring Toronto’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and an exciting lineup of poets, live music, workshops and activities.

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SHIFT: Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path

East End Arts and Friends of the Pan Am Path launched SHIFT on July 11, 2015 with an Arts Relay guided bike tour featuring a variety of temporary and permanent art installations and murals created to celebrate arts in the east end of Toronto.

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Dawes Crossing Community Events

Enjoy free, family-friendly, and participatory activities at Dawes Crossing, a public art installation and community meeting place located at the intersection of Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue in Toronto.

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My One Demand: Community Film Screening

Part of the Luminato Festival, My One Demand is a live, interactive film about unrequited love, shot on the streets of Toronto. Attend a free Community Film Screening on June 26 at Children’s Peace Theatre.

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SHIFT: Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path

Join East End Arts in a bike tour on July 11 from 1-3pm as part of the Pan Am Path Arts Relay. Community artists will bring Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path to life with Shift – featuring a variety of temporary and permanent art installations and murals created to celebrate the vibrant arts of the east end of Toronto.

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National Canadian Film Day: Movie Night

National Canadian Film Day is April 29, 2015, and we’ll be celebrating by watching a great Canadian film, giving away prizes, and sharing short films submitted by YOU!

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Arts In The East End – Interactive Discussion with The Artists’ Network

East End Arts will hold an interactive discussion with members of The Artists’ Network about elevating the visibility of art in the east end of Toronto on May 19 at the Ralph Thornton Centre.

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Culture Days Information Session

Find out about the many available resources, tools, and tips that can make your Culture Days activities a success. Attend a free Information Session on May 26, 2015 to meet and network with other Culture Days activity organizers and find out what is being planned in your community.

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Workshop: Inspired By…Winter Stations

Join artists from East End Arts on March 19, 2015 at 1pm for a walk along the “Winter Stations” on Kew/Balmy Beach, followed by a fun story-telling workshop and inclusion in the “Inspired By…” digital story map.

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East End Connects 2015

East End Connects 2015 is a series of fun and social artistic and networking events hosted by local artists and community members. Events are free and all are welcome to attend.

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East End Music Project

East End Arts is proud to support the East End Music Project (EEMP). The non-profit music school serves kids in grades K-12 in Toronto’s East End. With a focus on collaborative music-making and performance experiences, EEMP offers lessons in guitar, piano, drumming & percussion, ukulele, and choir.

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Count Me In!

East End residents, artists, arts groups and community organizations are invited to be part of this free event on February 9. Your opinions count and will contribute to a city-wide survey about arts impact.

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Spaces, Places, Faces

What is community sustainability? How do art and design affect community sustainability? What’s your art and design vision for your community in the east end?

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Brush Wars

Brush Wars is a FREE, family-friendly, informal and fun community event. Create, have fun, win prizes and express your love for Toronto’s east end along the way.

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East End Arts Contests

East End Arts loves to offer creative challenges, fun contests, and innovative ways to generate artistic ideas!

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