Category: Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inspired By…Map

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Music Project

East End Arts is proud to support The Music Project (TMP). 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, TMP offers lessons in music foundations, guitar, piano, drumming & percussion, ukulele, and choir.

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.

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?

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.

East End Arts Contests

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

Meet Your Grant Officer

Toronto Arts Council, Visual & Media Arts grant information session We hope that you will attend this workshop/discussion with Peter Kingstone, Visual & Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council. He will lead an informal discussion on what is needed for

2014 East End Poetry Festival

The 2014 East End Poetry Festival – Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12-4pm 
at Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto. Featuring Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke

Picturesque Garden Contest

Wanted: People to stop, smell, and snap pictures of the east end roses! We’re looking for photographs of beautiful gardens in Toronto Wards 29, 30, 31 & 32 for East End Arts’ Picturesque Garden Contest.

Culture Days Information Session

Find out about the many available resources, tools, and tips that can make your Culture Days activities a success. Meet and network with other Culture Days activity organizers and find out what is being planned in your community.

Gledhill Fence Art / 100 in 1 Day

On Saturday, June 7th, East End Arts joined members of the Gledhill’s School and Community Association to bring a community walkway to life through fence art. As part of the 100 in 1 Day Toronto initiative, events across the city

Music Mob

Get ready to join Luminato Festival‘s MUSIC MOB and be part of the largest orchestra Toronto has ever seen!

Musicians from all over Toronto are getting ready to play Ravel’s Boléro with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) during MUSIC MOB!! The Air Canada Centre will be filled with the sound of music on June 8th, 2014 from 2-3 p.m. You’re invited to take part!

Family Art Attack!

Presented with Artisans at Work

Networking Events

In 2013-2014, we were pleased to present a number of networking events, hosted by locals. Historic Arts & Crafts Walk Connect the Dots Twelfth Night on the Twelfth Night Visual Arts Show & Share Business Tips for the New &

Create a Buzz! April 10

An Arts Networking Event – April 10, 7-10 pm  A  networking event for community members to promote their art projects and works in progress with others working and living in the east end.  Come learn what’s buzzing in east Toronto!

Art of the Danforth

East End Arts is pleased to be co-producing the 2014 incarnation of Art of the Danforth, an experimental public art festival in Toronto’s east end.  See www.artofthedanforth.com  

Arts Day at the City November 8, 2013

2013 East End Poetry Festival

Saturday September 28, 12 – 4 pm At Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road An afternoon of superb poetry featuring Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke • with Katie Marshall Flaherty, Ronna Bloom and Rocco de Giacomo • music

Launch Event June 25

Thank you everyone who attended our launch event on June 25!  We had a great time and we hope you did too!  Thank you to Aboveground Art Supplies and the Mosaic BIA for sponsoring our food for the evening.