Blog Archives

Weekend of Words

Weekend of Words is a free, three-day celebration of language and literary arts in east Toronto from September 15-17 at the East York Civic Centre. Explore an exhibition, enjoy readings and a panel discussion, participate in workshops, and more!

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

My City My Six Exhibition

The My City My Six Exhibition transforms the East York Civic Centre into a unique, public gallery space featuring over 200 six-word stories submitted by east Toronto residents, showcasing the diverse stories of east Toronto, six words at a time. The exhibition will be on display until September 30. My City My Six is a Cultural Hotspot project, in celebration of Canada 150, in partnership with the City of Toronto.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

still dancing

Join Toronto’s Poet Laureate Anne Michaels for an intimate afternoon of stories, songs, and poetry recalling Canada’s rich literary legacy from East Toronto and beyond on Saturday, September 16 from 2-4pm at East York Civic Centre. Part of the Weekend of Words.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

What’s Your Story, East Toronto?

What’s Your Story, East Toronto? features readings, performance, workshops, and an Open Mic session on September 17, 12-5pm at the East York Civic Centre. Part of the Weekend of Words.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Ankon: Paint & Brush – Mural Unveiling

Join talented youth artists from the Ankon: Paint & Brush by Youth Workshops, along with member of Bangladesh Centre and Community Services (BCCS), Mural Routes, and East End Arts in celebrating the unveiling of a mural on August 19, 1-4pm at 2670 Danforth Avenue.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Artist Calls, Events, Uncategorized

Ankon: Paint & Brush – Youth Workshops

Youth aged 14-29 are invited to register and participate in Ankon: Paint & Brush, a series of eleven free participatory youth art workshops in mural making, photography, and writing with experienced professionals. Ankon: Paint & Brush is presented by Bangladesh Centre and Community Services in partnership with East End Arts and Mural Routes, and is a Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership with the City of Toronto. Apply by May 20, 2017.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Grants Info Session

Attend a free information session on May 31, 6-8pm at Ralph Thornton Community Centre to learn about funding opportunities through the Toronto Arts Council. Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or are exploring funding opportunities for the first time, this session will introduce you to the Toronto Arts Council’s diverse funding streams and help prepare you for your next grant submission.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Art MEETS

Art MEETS is a series of FREE community arts workshops in Toronto’s east end that invites you to make, explore, experience, transform, and share. Art MEETS provides a variety of fun, accessible, and engaging opportunities to experience and participate in arts workshops led by experienced, welcoming, and talented artists and arts educators. Join us and come tap into your creative side!

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

SELF: Youth Visual Arts

Join East End Arts and Access Point on Danforth for the Opening Reception of SELF, a group exhibition featuring the work of seven talented youth artists. Meet the artists, celebrate their incredible work, and enjoy a light lunch. Saturday, May 13, 2:30-4:30pm. Free and all are welcome.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Winter Stations Community Photo Walk

Join East End Arts for a community photo walk on Saturday, March 11 and explore the 2017 Winter Stations temporary public art installations on Balmy, Kew, and Ashbridges Bay beaches.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

My City My Six

My City My Six is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. Take your story to the next level! Register for an upcoming community arts workshop and turn your six-word story into a visual work of art to be displayed in a My City My Six exhibition at the East York Civic Centre from September 15–17.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

East End Connects: Galleries & Creative Spaces

East End Arts presents East End Connects: Galleries & Creative Spaces – a free sharing and networking event for artists, galleries, studios, and creative spaces in the East End. Join us on Saturday, November 5, 6-8pm at The Silver Mill.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events

Inspired By…Map

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

Posted in Artist Calls, Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Events

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.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized
DONATE NOW to help us cultivate arts & culture in Toronto's east end!
East End Arts is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Foundation. To help us expand and enhance our programs and services, please click HERE and choose East End Arts from the list of options when prompted. Thank you!
Want to receive updates about local opportunities and events? Have any local opportunities or events to share? Sign up or contact us at info@eastendarts.ca
made possible by
City-of-toronto TAF_Logo_POS