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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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Volunteer for Art of the Danforth

Art of the Danforth is a free neighbourhood art event happening August 20-28. There are a variety of volunteer roles that you can assist with, and you are invited to join the Art of the Danforth team.

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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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Call for Volunteers & Materials

Take part in creating the new Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural at Danforth & Coxwell. We are looking for Volunteers and Materials.

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Mosaic Fundraising Campaign

East End Arts needs your help to complete a community mosaic mural at Danforth & Coxwell!

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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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Art of the Danforth 2016 Launch

Join the creators of Art of the Danforth on July 14, 8-11pm at Linsmore Tavern to hear details about the multi-disciplinary, experimental art event that will take place August 20-28, 2016.

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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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Luminato: Trove – East End

Trove: A View of Toronto in 50 of Its Treasures is a 10th anniversary Luminato project that celebrates what makes this city special. The Luminato Festival is June 10-26. See a list of the east end Trove locations.

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Wanted: Your Unused Paint!

Do you have at least 1/2 can, or more, of unused latex or acrylic PAINT you would like to donate? We are looking for donations to help paint Main Square (Main & Danforth) during the Village Square Fair event for 100In1Day Toronto on June 4, 2016.

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100In1Day Toronto: East End

100In1Day Toronto takes place June 4, 2016 across the city, including tons of free, family-friendly activities in the east end. It is a global festival of civic engagement, inviting people to imagine the possibilities for our city, unite, and participate in small initiatives to spark change.

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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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What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story — what’s yours? Enter the OBPO’s What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers by May 9, 2016. Event details coming soon.

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Toronto’s east end is home to many theatre and performance groups, offering creative opportunities on and off the stage. Find performances, classes, workshops, arts spaces, and more in this list. For information on upcoming activities at these locations, visit our calendar

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2016 Summer Arts Camps

Toronto’s east end offers a wide variety of local Summer Arts Camps. Children will share artistic experiences, make new friends, and explore their creativity through these fun summer programs.

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Do you have an arts-related event in the east end you’d like us to add to our calendar? Are you hosting a workshop, or have an artist opportunity or arts class you want listed on our website? Share the details through one of our submission forms so we can help spread the word!

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Galleries & Studios

  You may be surprised at the number and variety of creative spaces in east Toronto. Here are just some of the places you can find exhibitions, art shows, workshops, and classes throughout the year. For information on upcoming activities at these

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East End Events Submission Form

Share your east end arts-related event with us for listing consideration on our calendar of East End Events.

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Artist Opportunities Submission Form

Share your news with us for listing consideration on our Artist Opportunities page.

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Arts Classes Submission Form

Share your information with us for listing consideration on our Arts Education and Classes page.

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2016 Spring Break Arts Camps

Toronto’s east end is full of creative Spring Break Arts Camps programs for children that encourage exploration through performance, imagination, artistic expression – and fun!

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Call for Proposals

This call is for curators, artists, producers, or organizers to propose a set of projects for Art of the Danforth 2016. The deadline for submissions is February 5, 2016.

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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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East End Arts invites applications for the role of Festival Assistant. Apply by May 31, 2017. Join the East End Arts team!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with East End Arts!

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Dawes Crossing Events Call

Now accepting proposals for community events/activities to be held at Dawes Crossing in 2016. Up to $500 per event available in funding. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

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Giving Tuesday

Open your heart on Tuesday, December 1st and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

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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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Events in East End Parks

Explore events in east end Toronto parks including live music, theatre, art shows, dance performances, and more.

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