East End Music Fest

East End Food Hub 1470 Gerrard St. E.
Saturday, October 19, 7 PM

Elevate your senses as we transform the East End Food Hub into a haven for artistic expression, showcasing some of our community’s many gifted artists and musicians. Experience the heartbeat of the East End while supporting community programs and initiatives.

Experience the East End through:

  • Live music
  • Art & silent auctions
  • Food & drinks

Proceeds will support Applegrove community programming.

GET INVOLVED

We are looking for sponsors and donors to help us bring our vision to life and allow us to host an annual event that brings the community together to showcase and celebrate the many talents found in the East End of Toronto.

Click here to see our Donor and Sponsor Benefits

Be an event sponsor

Sponsorship can be financial or in-kind. Options include:

  • General sponsorship
  • Sponsorship of artists, food, beverages

Be an event donor

  • Make a monetary donation (please select “Annual Event” for the fund selection)
  • Donate works of art for the auction
  • Perform at the event*

Be an event volunteer

  • Volunteer at the event
  • Help promote the event

*Performing artists can receive payment for their services, within our budget. Should they wish to contribute to the event, they can then make a donation to Applegrove and receive a charitable tax receipt.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, donor or volunteer call us at 647-233-8143 or fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly.

Don Summerville Revitalization

In partnership with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Applegrove has taken on a leadership role in engaging tenants on issues related to the revitalization of the TCHC Don Summerville site at 1555 and 1575 Queen Street East.  Tenants are engaged in all aspects of the revitalization process, which aims to transform this aging social housing complex into a vibrant integrated, mixed use and mixed income community. 

The physical redevelopment of Don Summerville is accompanied by social transformation. In January 2020, a community benefits program was launched. The program supports social and economic development for tenants through a $100,000 scholarship fund, a $250,000 economic/social development fund, and TCHC tenant job opportunities valued at a minimum of $500,000. In addition, a community action plan supports social cohesion and connectivity for tenants and the community as a whole.  

Learn more about Don Summerville Revitalization:

Scholarship Program

Toronto Community Housing, its development partners Context Developments Inc. and RioCan Living, and Applegrove work together to deliver the Don Summerville Scholarship Program. This program supports tenants to pursue post-secondary education in college, university, career academy and/or a trade school and recognizes the commitment of tenants to contributing to their community, bettering the world around them and cultivating change in their career field of interest. 

The scholarship is available to relocated Don Summerville tenants of any age who aim to achieve any of the following to build up or excel in their careers: 

  • A post-secondary degree from a Canadian college or university  
  • A training or academic certificate from an accredited Canadian educational institute or training school 
  • Completion of a single course from an accredited Canadian educational institute or training school.

Key Information

  • Scholarship awards are valued at up to $3,000 and cover tuition fees for any program at a post-secondary institute or an accredited Canadian educational/training institute.
  • A $500 bursary is available to cover expenses such as textbooks, childcare, transportation, and other related costs. 
  • These scholarship awards are applicable for full-time studies, part-time studies, and single course enrollment. Programs may be in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Recipients will be selected by a panel of evaluators.
  • Funds will be released to the educational/training institution upon proof of enrollment, and prior to the end of the first month of enrollment.
  • Bursaries will be released directly to the recipients.
  • Application Deadline: Friday May 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Scholarship recipients are eligible to use their funds to pay tuition fees for several terms within one academic calendar year, including Fall 2024 and Winter 2025.

Information about this round of scholarships will also be distributed to tenants via email, phone, and on the Don Summerville Instagram account(external link).

Online Information Session

Thursday April 18, 2024, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Zoom link: bit.ly/DSscholarship_2024_2025

Meeting ID: 868 1252 1641

Dial by your location (Canada): 438 809 7799 / 587 328 1099 / 647 374 4685 / 647 558 0588 / 778 907 2071/204 272 7920

Sending Your Application

Click here for the application package.

Please follow the instructions provided in the application package on how to prepare and send your application.

Stay Tuned on Scholarship News and Updates

Information about Don Summerville Scholarship Season 2024-2025 will also be shared via email blast, phone outreach, and on the Don Summerville Instagram account: @donsummervillehub.

Have questions?

Please contact TCHC Revitalization staff at [email protected]

or call Minatallah Ali at 416-676-5439.

Need a paper copy, translation version of application or other accommodation to complete the application?

Call Minatallah Ali no later than May 17, 2024.

Community Action Plan (CAP)

Revitalization is not just about new buildings. It is also about people and facilitating a positive neighbourhood for all. The CAP is a living document created by tenants, TCHC and community partners. It provides a road map for building community engagement, social inclusion and economic empowerment into the revitalization process.

The first pillar in the CAP is celebrating heritage. TCHC, RioCan, Context Development Inc. and Applegrove worked with East End Arts to support a community-driven heritage project based on gathering and sharing stories and photos of Don Summerville tenants.

Additional information on the plan will be posted as it becomes available.


Employment Program

As part of revitalization, TCHC, RioCan, Context Development Inc. and Applegrove are collaborating with WoodGreen Employment Services and TDSB Next Steps Employment Centre to connect TCHC tenants with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Some but not all opportunities are associated with the revitalization project itself, for example in construction and the trades. Applegrove is also committed to providing seasonal employment opportunities to youth from Don Summerville.

For more information contact Marveh Farhoodi at [email protected]