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Community Consultations Summary

  • March 16, 2018
You're invited to read the Community Consultations Summary we've developed, which serves as a support document for artists, arts groups, and community members living and working within east Toronto. This summary is a tool which we hope will continue to unite, inspire, and enhance the important work happening in our vibrant arts and cultural community.

Art MEETS 2018: Call for Artists

  • February 22, 2018
East End Arts seeks artists and arts facilitators to present single-day workshops and experiences as part of the 2018 Art MEETS series of free arts workshops. All creative disciplines and experience levels are welcome to apply by March 30.

Call for Submissions: What’s Your Story?

  • December 1, 2017
The Ontario Book Publishers Organization invites submissions for the 2018 What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers. The deadline is January 15, 2018.

Giving Tuesday

  • November 22, 2017
Open your heart on Tuesday, November 28 and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Community Consultations

  • November 2, 2017
Make your voice heard! East End Arts invites community members to participate in a Community Consultation process to help us #GrowForward. Share your ideas and feedback about arts, culture, and community within Toronto’s east end.

Weekend of Words 2017 – Press Release

  • September 7, 2017
East End Arts presents the 2nd annual Weekend of Words, a free, three-day celebration of language and literary arts from September 15-17 at the East York Civic Centre. The festival features three signature events, plus talks, workshops, activities, and a mix & mingle event for writers.

Main Squared – Press Release

  • August 11, 2017
East End Arts presents Main Squared, a free nine-day arts and community festival that will activate and explore the public square at the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue from August 26 to September 3, 2017. Blending contemporary art and community arts projects, the festival will feature art installations, interactive activities, workshops, performances, and more.

What’s Your Story? Writing Competition Results

  • July 14, 2017
The Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO) has announced the winners of the 2nd annual What's Your Story? writing contest. Thank you to all the talented writers who submitted and shared their stories, and congratulations to all the winners!

Main Squared: Call for Volunteers

  • June 30, 2017
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. There are a variety of volunteer roles that we are looking for assistance with, and we invite you to join the Main Squared team!

Call for Mural Artists

  • March 1, 2017
The Bell Box Murals Project has an open call to paint 6 Bell box murals in the East end during the second week of August 2017. Local artists are encouraged to apply by June 30 for an opportunity to beautify your neighbourhood!

Artist Call: Dawes Crossing Community Animator

  • March 1, 2017
Apply to be the Dawes Crossing Community Animator this summer. The position will involve spending time at Dawes Crossing, talking to people on and around the site, and organizing one or more free community events that respond to the needs of the immediate community. Apply by April 21, 2017.

What’s Your Story? Call for Submissions

  • January 31, 2017
The submission deadline has been extended and entries are being accepted until May 8 for the 2017 What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers. What’s Your Story? celebrates the literary communities in four different community hubs in Toronto.

Call for Artists: Community Arts Workshops

  • November 30, 2016
East End Arts is looking for people in all areas of the arts who have a passion for teaching, leading, and inspiring others, and who offer Community Arts Workshops. Apply by January 6, 2017.

Giving Tuesday

  • November 21, 2016
Open your heart on Tuesday, November 29 and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural: Celebrating the Artists

  • November 1, 2016
The Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural is a community art project located at Danforth and Coxwell that was designed by lead artist Cristina Delago, and created with the assistance of youth, emerging artist trainees, and community volunteers. The mural aims to celebrate the life and spirit of the community.

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural Ribbon Cutting

  • September 28, 2016
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.

East End Connects: Galleries & Creative Spaces

  • September 28, 2016
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.

East York Mural Community Consultation

  • September 1, 2016
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.

Volunteer for Art of the Danforth

  • August 16, 2016
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.

Call for Volunteers & Materials

  • July 29, 2016
Take part in creating the new Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural at Danforth & Coxwell. We are looking for Volunteers and Materials.

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural

  • June 29, 2016
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.

Luminato: Trove – East End

  • May 30, 2016
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.

Wanted: Your Unused Paint!

  • May 30, 2016
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.

Linsmore Tavern Mural

  • May 14, 2016
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.

EXPO 2025 Canada Community Consultation

  • May 6, 2016
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.

What’s Your Story?

  • May 2, 2016
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.

Call for Proposals

  • January 14, 2016
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.

Employment

  • December 4, 2015
Learn about employment opportunities at East End Arts.

Dawes Crossing Events Call

  • December 1, 2015
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.

Giving Tuesday

  • November 18, 2015
Open your heart on Tuesday, December 1st and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Graffiti Alley East

  • October 20, 2015
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

  • October 1, 2015
How does the space we travel through inspire us? These are stories from the east end.

Transitions Mural

  • August 27, 2015
Acclaimed artist Sean Martindale worked with East End Arts to create Transitions, a new mural for the east end community at Coxwell and Danforth.

SHIFT: Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path

  • July 30, 2015
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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