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East End Arts wants your ideas at community consultations

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

The East End Arts non-profit organization supporting various artistic initiatives in East York and area is holding four upcoming meetings to get the public’s input as to how it should move forward. The meetings take place Tues. Nov. 14 at Crescent Town Club (2A The Market Place, on Crescent Town Road), Wed. Nov. 22 at Community Centre 55 (55 Main St.); Mon. Nov. 27 at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Todmorden Branch (1083 Pape Ave.) and Tues. Dec. 5 at Matty Eckler Community Centre (953 Gerrard St. E.).  All of the meetings take place from 6-8 p.m. except the one in Crescent Town, which runs 7-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided along with children’s activities for those attending with youngsters in tow. The group says it wants the public to “share your ideas about how to unite, inspire and...

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Conference celebrated Bengali writing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017

More than a hundred writers along with a huge audience crowded under the same roof at the Canadian Bengali Writers Conference held October 14 at Branch 11 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Dawes Road The conference organized by Bengali Literary Resource Centre (BLRC), aimed to connect the Canadian literary world and with literary talents of the Canadian Bengali community. Dignitaries included Toronto Poet Laureate Anne Michaels; John Degen, the executive director of the Writers’ Union of Canada; Mary Osborne, executive director of the Writers’ Trust of Canada; noted Bengali poet Asad Chowdhury; poet Iqbal Hasan; writer Dr. Dilip Chakraborty; Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts; and many Canadian poets and writers including many Bengali writers living in different cities of Canada. Sessions were conducted by Akbar Hussain, Chayan Das, Delwar Elahi, Tasmina Khan, Saria Tanjim Sumona, Arka Bhattacharjee and...

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Cosburn Arts Centre presenting ‘Living History’ of East York Oct. 14

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017

The Cosburn Arts Centre is following up on its successful July 15 arts festival with another day of special activities on Sat. October 14 featuring a “pop up museum” of historical displays…

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DEAF exhibitor invited back to prestigious McMichael Gallery show for third time

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017

East Toronto artist Dave Rheaume has been a regular participant at the annual Danforth East Arts Fair the past few years, but few realize just how highly his work is regarded in professional art circles.

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Art exhibit on missing & murdered women in EY Oct. 15-29

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017

A commemorative art exhibit and ceremony honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit people and their families is coming to East York Oct. 15-29.

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NEW: Danforth East Arts Festival park layout map and exhibitor list for Sept. 16-17

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017

The ninth annual edition of the Danforth East Arts Fair being put on 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 by the Danforth East Community Association comes at a time when public art in East York and area is exploding into view as never before.

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