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#EastEndLove Program Update!

  • May 5, 2019

The #EastEndLove program is in full swing, and we are thrilled to share some exciting updates with you! East End Arts, lead artist Lara Lucretia, and youth mentee Sarafina have hosted three #EastEndLove workshops over the past two months. Together,…

Net(work): Dollars & Sense

  • April 18, 2019

Net(work) is East End Arts’ hybrid professional development and networking event series designed for artists and creative professionals! Net(work) 2019: Dollars & Sense Date: Thursday May 16, 2019 Time: 7-9pm | Doors open 6:30pm Location: Connections Gallery | 1840 Danforth…

Poetry Readings at ‘The Poet’

  • April 8, 2019

The Poet Laureate Presents: Poetry Readings at ‘The Poet’ Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019 Time: 7-9pm | Doors open 6:30pm Location: The Poet Condominums Sales Centre | 1170 Queen Street East Cost: FREE – RSVP via Eventbrite Refreshments will be…

Winter Stations Pop-up with Small Print Toronto

  • March 18, 2019

East End Arts and Small Print Toronto are excited to invite creative city builders aged 4-12 to experience the 2019 Winter Stations in a unique way: a Winter Stations Pop-up event, featuring a tour of the Winter Stations installations, and…

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony with Winter Stations 2019 Recap

  • March 13, 2019

On Wednesday March 6th, East End Arts, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and Winter Stations, presented a unique arts-based Canadian Citizenship Ceremony! The ceremony itself took place indoors at the Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club, where 27 new Canadians were…

HUMAN ANIMALS at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse

  • February 26, 2019

HUMAN ANIMALS ON NOW! Since January 21, 2019, ARC theatre has been busy transforming our upstairs space at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse for their newest show, HUMAN ANIMALS. A timely and provocative play about humankind's precarious place within the natural world,…

Life Drawing 2019

  • January 8, 2019

We are happy to announce that Life Drawing, in collaboration with AGA Arts, will be continuing into the spring and summer of 2019! Happening Sundays at St. Matthew's Clubhouse, come draw with us!

Black to the Future

  • November 15, 2018

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 7-9pm Location: Project Gallery Queen Location | 1151 Queen Street East (This is a pop-up contemporary art gallery run by Project Gallery in the former 7/11). Facebook Event Page | Eventbrite Cost: FREE Black to the Future is an evening…

Mouse City Votes

  • October 16, 2018

Kids Can Make Their Voices Heard at Mouse City Votes! Every four years, grown-up Torontonians get to vote for the kind of city they’d like to live in. Small Print Toronto, East End Arts and The Children’s Book Bank are joining forces to give…

East End Arts’ Youth Arts Council

  • September 14, 2018

East End Arts’ Youth Arts Council provides youth ages 16 – 25 the opportunity to get a deeper level of engagement within the arts in East Toronto and beyond. Youth Arts Council members will help guide East End Arts’ programming…

Sing for Joy

  • September 4, 2018

Rise and Shine Tuesdays in Riverdale 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Sept 25 – Dec 11, 2018 St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue, Toronto We are excited to be welcoming Sing for Joy back to St. Matthew’s Clubhouse this season…

Life Drawing

  • August 28, 2018

AGA Arts in collaboration with East End Arts presents Life Drawing Sundays 12-3pm (Doors at 11:30am) October 14 & 28 November 11 & 25 December 6 & 12 Come draw with us! We begin with short poses and gestures and…

Introduction to Mural Art

  • August 28, 2018

East End Arts is excited to be partnering with Mural Routes and welcoming their next Introduction to Mural Art series of workshops to the St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all skills levels.  Professional…

Weekend of Words

  • August 8, 2018
Weekend of Words is a free, three-day celebration of language and literary arts in east Toronto from September 14-16 at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, featuring literary performances, workshops, and more.

What’s Your Story? East Toronto

  • August 8, 2018
Join us as we gather to honour the stories and voices of East Toronto and celebrate the winning writers of the What’s Your Story, East Toronto?

Writers’ Mix & Mingle

  • August 8, 2018
Writers! Put down your pens and join East End Arts at our Writers’ Mix & Mingle on Saturday, September 15 from 7-9pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse for an evening of performance, food, and conversation. Featuring a reading by Sofia Mostaghimi, Managing Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine. Part of the Weekend of Words.

Writing Our Stories

  • August 8, 2018
Writing Our Stories is a free zine-making workshop presented by East End Arts and facilitated by Trinidadian-Canadian writer, playwright, filmmaker, and community-engaged artist Fiona Raye Clarke. Make individual zines through a process of timed writing exercises, sharing, positive feedback, and art-making.


  • August 8, 2018
IndigenousNOW is an evening of storytelling and performance, featuring the work of talented, emerging Indigenous writers. Hosted by drum talk poet rapologist Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light), IndigenousNOW celebrates and showcases the heart, words, and voices of emerging Indigenous writers.

Toronto Love Project

  • August 6, 2018
Toronto's arts community comes together for #DanforthStrong as North York Arts gifts their Toronto Love Project to the Danforth community. Visit the East End Arts tent at Dusk Dances in Withrow Park to fill out a heart with messages for the community. These hearts will be added to the final installation and displayed throughout the Fall.

Girls Mural Camp

  • July 13, 2018
Interested in visual art and murals? Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about outdoor mural-making this summer? Join East End Arts and muralists Monica Wickeler and Bareket Kezwer for Girls Mural Camp, a three-week summer program for youth between the ages of 14-19 who self-identify as young women. Apply by August 9!

DANCEFORTH Dance & Street Party

  • June 28, 2018
DANCEFORTH is a free dance & street party on Saturday, July 7th from 10am to 10pm on the Danforth with live music, a sidewalk sale, kids' activities, a beer garden, and more. Danforth Avenue will be closed from West Lynn Avenue to Woodbine Avenue for DANCEFORTH. Come dance on the Danforth! 

East York Days – Free Concert Series

  • June 4, 2018
East York Days is a FREE outdoor concert series at East York Civic Centre on June 20 & July 18 from 6-9pm. Featuring live music performances by Julian Taylor, GRACE, Donné Roberts, and Black Suit Devil, an artisan marketplace curated by The Nooks, and a variety of Toronto's favourite food trucks.

Be Brave On Stage

  • June 4, 2018
You’ve written something, and now you’re looking to perform! Be Brave On Stage is a free workshop designed to address the needs of writers working across all genres. Join slam coach and theatre director Charlie Petch on Monday, July 16 from 6-8:30pm at Crow's Theatre and develop your public reading and performance skills, and feel brave and confident sharing your work in front of an audience.

Art MEETS: Postcard Flash Fiction

  • June 4, 2018
Visual arts and short fiction collide at Art MEETS: Postcard Flash Fiction on Saturday, August 25 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Create your own piece of artful flash fiction using engaging writing prompts and vintage postcards.

Art MEETS: Encaustic Photo Transfer

  • June 4, 2018
Explore encaustics at Art MEETS: Encaustic Photo Transfer on Saturday, August 18 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Using molten wax as an adhesive, participants will create beautiful pieces of personalized artwork, and be introduced to this accessible medium of art making.

Art MEETS: Fabric Screen-Printing

  • June 4, 2018
Create a beautiful screen-printed tapestry at Art MEETS: Fabric Screen-Printing on Saturday, August 11 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Learn the basics of screen-printing and create a custom piece of functional artwork.

Art MEETS: Pop-Up Photo Exhibit

  • June 4, 2018
Create, produce, and curate a pop-up show at Art MEETS: Pop-Up Photo Exhibit on Saturday, August 4 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Learn about basic digital camera skills and creative photography techniques while producing a series of photographs exploring a collective theme.

Art MEETS: Sparkle & Shine Acrylics

  • June 4, 2018
Create an opulent piece of artwork at Art MEETS: Sparkle & Shine Acrylics on Saturday, July 28 from 1-4pm. Using specialty acrylic paints, unique materials, and glazing techniques, learn how mixed media and texture can help create glowing 3D illusions that make your paintings sparkle and shine!

Art MEETS: Expressing Emotions in Paint

  • June 4, 2018
Let go of judgement and critical thinking with art at Art MEETS: Expressing Emotions in Paint on Saturday, July 21 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Experiment with expressionist painting using your emotions and mindfulness as your guide, and produce a piece of artwork that expresses unique parts of yourself in an encouraging environment.

Art MEETS: Exploring Collage

  • June 4, 2018
Experiment, explore, and focus on process over product at Art MEETS: Exploring Collage on Saturday, July 14, from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Pull images and text from a collection of magazines, maps, books, and other materials provided, then deconstruct them into fragments and reassemble them into new artistic works!

Art MEETS: Watercolour Painting Hacks

  • June 4, 2018
Create unique and stunning effects using watercolour at Art MEETS: Watercolour Painting Hacks on Saturday, July 7 from 1-4pm at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Using everyday household items, produce a series of miniature watercolour paintings. Explore a wide variety of watercolour techniques to create different effects, including wax resist, splatter, blotting, and stencils.

SELF Opening Reception

  • May 28, 2018
Join East End Arts for the Opening Reception of SELF Youth Visual Arts, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight talented youth artists on June 23 from 12-3pm at AccessPoint on Danforth. Meet the artists, learn more about their incredible work, and celebrate with a light lunch and refreshments!

Creative Facilitation Camp

  • March 27, 2018
Creative Facilitation Camp supports artists, arts facilitators, and arts & culture workers in their creative facilitation skills. Register to attend this two-day professional development series on May 26 & 27 at St. Matthew's Clubhouse. Co-presented by East End Arts and Scarborough Arts in association with PYE Global.

SELF: Youth Visual Arts Workshops

  • February 26, 2018
SELF Youth Visual Arts Workshops offers youth in Grade 9-12 a safe and creative environment to explore visual art and mental health. SELF is a series of 6 free weekly workshops and group exhibition + discussion at Access Point on Danforth. Please register by April 13. 


  • February 22, 2018
Net(work) is a free hybrid professional development and networking event designed for artists, creative space owners, and arts professionals. Learn about and practice the art of networking with host and facilitator Jason Maghanoy on March 22, 6-8:30pm at Riverdale Hub.

Weekend of Words

  • September 2, 2017
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!

My City My Six Exhibition

  • September 2, 2017
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.

Balancing Words and Movement

  • September 2, 2017
Balancing Words and Movement is a free workshop led by charles c. smith on September 16, 12-2pm at the East York Civic Centre. The workshop will engage participants and focus on creative writing and movement, allowing participants to create their own written and performance-based works. Part of the Weekend of Words.

Getting Your Ideas Into Print

  • September 2, 2017
Getting Your Ideas Into Print with Tatum Dooley is a free interactive workshop for writers on September 16, 12-2pm that will explore how to brainstorm ideas, pitch editors, and prepare for publication. Part of the Weekend of Words.

still dancing

  • September 2, 2017
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.
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