Saturday, June 18, 2016

Junction Night Market: Your Community Food Festival: July 16

Junction Farmers Market: Junction Night Market: Fundraiser July 16, 2016
Image: Junction Farmers Market: #TBT: last year's Night Market! It's all happening again, July 16th!

This is the fourth year of the Junction Farmers Market hosting a Night Market!

#JunctionNightMarket 2016

A Community Food Festival to benefit the Junction Farmers Market Food Voucher Program

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 7-11 pm

The Junction Train Platform  + Pacific Avenue, just North of Dundas Street West
2960 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8


$5 Local Food!
$5 Local Craft Beer, Cider and Wine

The 2016 Junction Night Market is happening Saturday, July 16th, 2016!

The Junction Farmers’ Market presents the Night Market on Saturday, July 16th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at Pacific Avenue, just north Dundas Street West. This is an evening of fabulous local food, craft beer, cider and wine in the Junction! Tickets will be sold on site. Beer, cider, wine and food is only $5.00 each!

Not only is the Night Market going to be an amazing community food event, but it’s also all for a good cause! All the proceeds will go to help members of our community gain access to fresh and healthy food through local food programs.

Last year, over $11,000 in funds raised at the Night Market went to benefit the Junction Farmers Market voucher program, administered through the Four Villages Community Health Centre. The vouchers are redeemed at the market – giving equitable access to food for those in need. It’s win-win! More members of our community gain access to healthy local food and our farmers are supported through greater sales.

Participating vendors will include prepared food favourites from the Junction Farmers Market, local Junction restaurants, craft breweries, cideries and Ontario wineries.

More info:
website: Junction Farmers’ Market 
facebook: Junction Market
twitter: Junction Market
instagram: Junction Market
hashtag: #JunctionNightMarket

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Function in the Junction: A Fundraiser for Community Junction: May 28

Function in the Junction 2016 - Fundraiser for Community Junction , poster
Poster: The Seventh Annual Function in the Junction
Fundraiser for Community Junction (2934 Dundas St. W.)
Saturday, May 28, 2016, West Toronto Masonic Temple
Poster Design by @mark_dallas

The Junction Residents Association
proudly presents


Annual Fundraiser

FUNCTION in the JUNCTION 7

All proceeds go to Community Junction, which offers personalized services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Toronto’s west end. Funds raised at the Function will provide access to classes for people who, due to financial limitations, may not otherwise be able to attend them.

 
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Where: West Toronto Masonic Temple

Location: 151 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(next to the Annette Public Library)

Tickets: $45
includes:
New this year: a cocktail hour with buck-a-shuck oysters sponsored by Honest Weight
from 5 to 6 p.m.
A sit-down dinner provided by local restaurants and served by local firefighters
from 6 to 8 p.m.
Silent and live auctions with donations from Junction businesses
Live music starts at 9 p.m.

HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS — 2 ways
Sold in advance in the Hood (cash or cheque only):
Agora Café (3015 Dundas St. West)
Latitude 44 (2900 Dundas St. West)
Annette Street Library (145 Annette Street)
Community Junction (2934 Dundas St. West)
or E-transfer — purchase tickets online at www.junctionra.ca

Tickets: $5
at the door after 8 pm
includes:
Live auction
Cash bar sponsored by Junction Craft Brewing and Toronto Distillery
Live Music by Local Artists

MENU:
Choose 1 of 4 meals
generously provided by two Junction restaurants.
All dinners include appetizer, main course and dessert. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Image: 2016 Annual Function in the Junction Dinner Menus
Saturday, May 28, 2016, West Toronto Masonic Temple

Please download the menus in PDF format: Function in the Junction 2016 Dinner Menus

The generous sponsors this year include:
Junction Fire Station #423
Junction Guitars
Junction Craft Brewing
The Junction BIA
Toronto Distillery Co. Ltd.
The Sweet Potato 


Come spend the evening with your community!

For more information, please visit www.junctionra.ca or contact info@junctionra.ca.

Monday, April 18, 2016

CONTACT 2016 Photography in the Junction Opening Receptions on Saturday, May 7

Contact Photography Festival in the Junction: May 1-31, 2016
Poster: Photography in the Junction: May 1-31, 2016
15+ Artists in 13 Venues, All within A Few Blocks
Photo: from Alvaro Calvo's Unanswered series
Credit: thejunctionbia.ca + scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Throughout the month of May in Toronto, CONTACT has no boundaries. And this year the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival marks its 20th anniversary!

CONTACT Photography Festival in The Junction
May 1–31, 2016

Presented by The Junction BIA

The Junction BIA is pleased to present another great year of Photography in the Junction - part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

This year you will be able to explore 13 venues and see fine photographic works of 15+ artists.

This is yet again, the highest concentration of photographic venues in the City, for the duration of an internationally acclaimed CONTACT Photography Festival.

CONTACT 2016 Photography Festival in the Junction Opening Receptions
Saturday, May 7

Some businesses will be celebrating the beginning of the festival by hosting an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7th.

Make your way to The Junction neighbourhood and discover all participating businesses hosting their very own opening receptions on May 7, 2016 from 6 PM along Dundas St. West. between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue.

Furthermore you will have a chance to meet several photographers at participating venues.

Location: Anchored by the intersection of Dundas Street West and Keele Street, the Junction neighbourhood follows Dundas Street West and is an emerging art and design district.

Public Transit:  Easily accessible from Dundas West, Keele, or High Park Metro Stations. Average 15 minute walk (north).

TTC:
-No.30 - from High Park Subway Station
-No.40 - from Dundas West Subway Station
-No.41 - from Keele Subway Station
-No.89 - from Keele Subway Station

Venues and Google Map: Photography in the Junction: May 1-31, 2016 
Pins are arranged in a walking tour, beginning in the North-East and ending in the South-East.

Find more details about all venues and photographers; opening receptions on the Junction BIA's website CONTACT 2016 in the Junction.

The CONTACT 2016 Photographers + Open Exhibitions + Venues in the Junction

Explore the exhibits throughout the month of May, or take part in a photography crawl during the Opening Receptions on Saturday, May 7th starting at 6 PM (unless stated otherwise below).

Tatiana Salnikova:: Wandering the Streets
Agora Cafe
3015 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z4
Reception: May 7, 6pm–10pm

Krista White:: Big City -> Small Town Toronto
Axis Gallery & Grill
3048 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3
Reception: May 7, 6pm–10pm

Yulia Starostina:: Life Rules
Bricco Kitchen And Wine Bar
3047 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5

Toni Skokovic:: On Toronto's Waters
Coolearth Architecture Inc.
386 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2R1
Reception: May 7, 10am–12pm

Tessa Ren:: As Seen
Helen + Hildegard
3036 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

Alvaro Calvo:: Unanswered
Kingsway Chiropractic
3021 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z4

Brian Anderson, Ralph Kroman, Linda O. Nagy:: Urban Stories
Latitude 44 Gallery
2900 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8
Reception: May 7, 6pm–10pm

Yunus Emre Dogan:: Urban Moments
NODO
2885 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9
Reception: May 6, 7pm–10pm

Robert DiVito:: First Love
Opticianado Eyewear
2919 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z1

Phillipa Croft:: In an instant
Phillipa C. Photography
3063 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 2V6
Reception: May 7, 6pm–9pm

Golrokh Keshavarz:: Unstill of the Night
Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Spaghetti House
3014 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3
April 25–May 30

Jim Blomfield:: Wandering Through Time
West Toronto Paint & Wallpaper
2975 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z
Reception: May 7, 6pm–9pm

Lee Henderson:: Never Letting Us Take Breath
Zalucky Contemporary
3044 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3
Reception: April 30, 2pm–5pm and May 7, 6pm–9pm
April 30–June 4

Please come and celebrate another great year of Photography in the Junction - part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

‘SEARCHING’: A New Art Exhibition at Latitude 44 Gallery

Solo Exhibition "Searching" by Tia Gillespie at Latitude 44 in Toronto
Postcard: Solo Exhibition "Searching" by Tia Gillespie  
Find Solace in the things that keep your heart
March 31 - April 30, 2016; Opening Reception, Thursday March 31, 2016 6pm-9pm
Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor 2900 Dundas St. W, Toronto ON M6P 1Y8  
"Find Solace in the things that keep your heart"
New Art Exhibition

'SEARCHING'

artist Tia Gillespie’s intimate, thought provoking show

‘SEARCHING’ is a quest for the preservation of memory which morphs into an alchemical journey.

The discovery of the creative potential for encapsulating the ephemeral and its capacity for binding the past and the future through the present moment.

Using realism, Tia explores the moments that life creates and the imprints left in their wake.

A graduate of OCAD University and a participant of their Florence Off Campus Studies Program, Tia is a practicing, Professional artist based in Kingston, Ontario Canada.

When:  March 31 - April 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2016 6pm-9pm.

Venue : Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor
Location: 2900 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Canada

(West of the intersection of Dundas Street West & Keele Street in the historic Junction of Toronto and wheelchair accessible)

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm / Monday: by appointment
Phone: 416-769-2900
Email: latitude44gallery@bellnet.ca

More information:
Latitude44Gallery.ca: Event: Searching
TiaGillespie.com: Tia Gillespie Fine Art

SEARCHING Exhibition by Tia Gillespie at Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto; Mar 31-Apr 30, 2016
@TiaGillespie: SEARCHING Latitude 44 Gallery Toronto; Mar 31-Apr 30
#soloshow #art #exhibit #pencil #drawing #portrait #tiagillespie

Monday, February 22, 2016

An Interesting Experiment in Multilingual Theatre: In Sundry Languages: March 4-6, 2016

Phenomenon of multilingual conducted by the Toronto Laboratory Theatre
Poster: In Sundry Languages
A new theatre experiment conducted by the Toronto Laboratory Theatre
Investigating the phenomenon of multilingual acting
Performed in 10 different languages with no translation.
March 4-6, 2016 at Luella Massey Studio Theatre, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Laboratory Theatre
and The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

present

in Sundry LANGUAGES
A dangerously hilarious experiment in multiple languages with no translation involved
Devised and conducted by the Toronto Laboratory Theatre


Where: The Luella Massey Studio Theatre
Address: 4 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
One street north of Harbord and Spadina

Friday, March 4 at 8:30pm
presented for the 26th Annual Conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 and 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 pm (includes a pre-show talk)

After playing to sold-out houses in May 2015, this one-of-a kind experiment in multilingual theatre is back!

“In Sundry Languages” strings together a series of outrageously comical vignettes about the unexpected discoveries that come with living, laughing and crying in a second language. Languages used and abused: various dialects of Mandarin, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese among many others. Translation: none!

It’s a perfect theatre outing for both native speakers of English and English language learners.

Cast:
高子莹 / Ziying Gloria Gao
Clayton Gray
李明颖/ Joy Lee-Ryan
Mario Lourenço
Юрий Ружьёв / Yury Ruzhyev
Sepideh Shariati/ سپیده شریعتی
Արտ Բաբայանց /Art Babayants

Additional Dramaturgical Support: 
Gabrielle Houle, Shelley Liebembuk

Tickets:
Adults: $20, Students/Seniors/Children: $10

Get tickets online: 
Brown Paper Tickets: In Sundry Languages

Google Map: 4 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9


Find more about this Toronto's first multilingual show with no translation:

Phenomenon of multilingual conducted by the Toronto Laboratory Theatre
Screenshot: The Toronto Laboratory Theatre "In Sundry Languages"

The Toronto Laboratory Theatre 
"In Sundry Languages": Investigating the phenomenon of multilingual acting

Is stage multilingualism possible? Do we always yearn for translation? How different are multilingual actors from monolingual actors? How does a multilingual and multicultural audience react to a multilingual production?

In Sundry Languages is a new theatre experiment conducted by the Toronto Laboratory Theatre with a group of professional, semi-professional and relentlessly unprofessional actors performing in their dominant and non-dominant languages.

The stories told on the stage are the stories of immigration, displacement, hybrid identities, constant learning and unlearning.

Languages used and abused: various dialects of Mandarin, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Esperanto among many others.

Translation used: none. It is a theatrical and linguistic adventure like no other.

First stage of experimentation: March-June 2015

Second stage of experimentation: October 2015-March 2016

PUBLIC PRESENTATION: March 4-6. Click here to BUY TICKETS
Photos from facebook events: In Sundry Languages

links:
Phoenix Theatre New Production: Couldn't We Be

First Impression by Anya: Couldn't We Be, Phoenix Theatre
A Play by Vladimir Milman; Directed by Art Babayants; Phoenix Cultural Diversity Theatre
July 26-27, 2008; Palmerston Library Theatre; Toronto, ON, Canada

A New Play at Robert Gill Theatre: The ... Musician, An Etude

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is back January 18-24!

The Toronto Offsite Design Festival TO DO, presented by Keilhauer
Toronto Design Offsite Festival
TO DO is presented by Keilhauer

The Six Annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Monday, January 18 – Sunday, January 24, 2016

This family-friendly week-long event takes design out of the studio and into the city for the community to engage and enjoy. The 2016 Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO), presented by Keilhauer, will offer over 80 exhibitions and events across the city at over 60 venues, showcasing the work of hundreds of designers and artists. Storefronts will display exciting exhibitions, galleries will host immersive installations, and local and international designers will spark discussion with lectures and workshops open to everyone to participate and learn.

Toronto Design Offsite Festival is back in the Junction from January 18-24th 2016.
Screenshot: The Junction BIA: Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2016
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is back here in the Junction from January 18-24th 2016.
Credit: www.thejunctionbia.ca

The Junction will be participating in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival once again.

Junction Venues

Toronto Design Offsite Festival Map: Junction Venues

Window Installations  (from west to east)

Peephole Portraits - Photography:  Phillipa C. Photography, 3063 Dundas St. W.
Balancing on Leaves - Industrial Design:  Helen + Hildegard, 3036 Dundas St. W.
Lost Lands - Photography:  Latre, 2988 Dundas St. W.
MAGICBOX - Industrial Design, Interactive Design:  Coolearth Architecture, 386A Pacific
WINTERSCAPE - Installation, Multiple Disciplines:  West Toronto Paint and Wallpaper, 2975 Dundas St. W.
Flummox - Art, Installation: Pandemonium, 2920 Dundas St. W.
Nthology:01 - Craft, Industrial Design:  Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W.
Double Happiness - Graphic Design, Industrial Design:  Forever Interiors, 2903 Dundas St. W.
Circus Series (Stage Set) - Industrial Design, Installation:  Cornerstone Furniture, 2886 Dundas St. W.
In Light - Multiple Disciplines:  NODO Restaurant, 2885 Dundas St. W.
Subtle Technologies v.19 Festival Preview - Fashion:  The Sewing Junction, 2841 Dundas St. W.

Exhibitions:

Oji Masanori Exhibition - Craft, Industrial Design: Mjolk, 2959 Dundas St. W.
Exhibition: Wed., Jan. 20 – Sun., Jan. 24 (We 7-9, Th-Fr 10-6, Sa 10-5, Su 12-5)
Reception: Wed., Jan. 20, 7-9 pm

YAM LAU: what if…a space… - Art, Installation: ARTiculations Earl Selkirk Gallery, 2928 Dundas St. W.
Exhibition: Mon., Jan. 18 – Sun., Feb. 14;  Mo-Fr 11-6, Sa 11-5, Su 12-5
Reception  Wed., Jan. 20, 6-9 pm

The Good Type - Graphic Design: Cut The Cheese, 2901 Dundas St. W.
Exhibition:  Tue., Jan. 19 – Sun., Feb. 28;  TWTh  12-9, FSa 12-11, Sun 12-5
Reception: Sat., Jan. 23, 5-8 pm

#ROMInk - Art, Craft, Graphic Design: SMASH, 2880 Dundas St. W.
Exhibition: Mon., Jan. 18 – Sun., Jan. 24;  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
Reception:  Live Tattooing Daily, 12-5 pm;
#ROMInk Video Essay, Sat & Sun, 12-5 pm

Events:

TO DO Talks: Oji Masanori: Mjolk, 2959 Dundas St. W.
Event: Sat., Jan. 23, 11 am – 12 noon; click here to RSVP (required)

Nuvango Studio Tour:  Nuvango Studio, 2738 Dundas St. W.
Event:  Tours on Jan. 20: start at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, and 7 pm. Each tour is 45 min.
RSVP required (email makers@nuvango.com)

Free Festival Shuttle Bus:

Map for Free Toronto Design Offsite Festival Shuttle Bus Stop Locations
Screenshot: Free TO DO Festival Shuttle: The Map for the Shuttle Stop Locations
Credit: www.todesignoffsite.com

TODO is excited to announce the arrival of their new and FREE Shuttle Bus service that stops here in the Junction. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 12pm-5pm.  Find out more HERE.


The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is a design festival and community created by designers. TO DO is a space to engage in design that’s unpretentious, exciting, accessible, and fun. TODO's purpose is to build awareness and dialogue around design. This not-for-profit festival attracts the international community to Toronto for one design-filled week of discovery every January.
For more information, visit www.todesignoffsite.com


Monday, October 26, 2015

Call for Submissions: Exhibit in The Junction for CONTACT Photography Festival 2016

Call for Submissions: Photography in The Junction for CONTACT Festival 2016
Capture: Call for Submissions: Photography in The Junction 
for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2016

Submission Deadline: November 6th, 2015

Artists will be notified by November 19th, 2015


Exhibitions will take place from May 1 – 31, 2016
The Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016.
There are opportunities for artists seeking venues to exhibit with one of the neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA) groups that partner with the festival each year. The BIAs send out calls for submissions in autumn, and match up artists with venues. The 2016 Call for Submissions from the Junction BIA can be found here.
~ www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com/participate

Are you a seasoned photographer? Or just starting out?

The Junction Business Improvement Area will be hosting Open Exhibitions as part of CONTACT 2016. Submit your photographs for an opportunity to exhibit in one of several venues throughout the neighbourhood!

The Open Exhibitions provide a platform for artists from emerging to established, to exhibit their work. These exhibitions include a wide range of projects, promote independent artists and collectives, and facilitate community collaboration. Register your exhibition to be part of this citywide celebration of photography!

Submission Deadline: November 6th, 2015

More details on the submission process how to apply and arrange exhibition details
thejunctionbia.ca: Call for Submissions: Exhibit in The Junction for CONTACT 2016

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a month-long celebration of the art and profession of photography in Toronto.

CONTACT 2015 Photography in the Junction

Friday, October 16, 2015

Toronto Russian Film Festival TRFF: October 16-18

Toronto Russian Film Festival Presents Alexey Serebryakov
Poster:Toronto Russian Film Festival TRFF-2015 Presents
Alexey Serebryakov - movie star through Cannes, Golden Globe, Oscar;Now he is in Toronto!

Toronto Russian Film Festival
Фестиваль российского кино в Торонто
Alexey Serebryakov - movie star through Cannes, Golden Globe, Oscar
Now he is in Toronto!

The program of the 6th Toronto Russian Film Festival includes nine films, five feature and 4 short films, starring Alexey Serebryakov. The world premiere of the film “Klinch” (director Sergey Puskepalis, Russia 2015) will be presented at the festival, and the program of short films consists of the movies screened at numerous international festivals. All films are with the English subtitles and there is a Q&As session with Alexey Serebryakov after every screening.

When: October 16-18 2015
Where: Innis Town Hall Theatre, University of Toronto
Address: 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, ON, M5S 1J5
(south of Bloor via St. George)

Toronto Russian Film Festival (TRFF)

October 16-18, 2015

The Festival of the Russian Cinema in Canada was founded by the TRFF Company (Toronto Russian Film Festival) in 2009 to promote Russian cinema. Since then, more than two hundred films of different genres were presented to the audience in the annual programs.

This year TRFF holds a festival with the assistance of Show One Productions. The program of the festival includes films from different years, in which the male lead is played by famous Russian actor, People’s Artist of Russia, Alexey Serebryakov.

Alexey Serebryakov has more than 120 roles in films of different genres. The principal part in the film “Leviathan” (directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev) made Alexey famous worldwide. The film won the Palme D’or in Cannes for the best screenplay, Golden Globe Award for the Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Oscar. Mr. Serebryakov makes his Canadian theatre debut in TiFT (Talk is Free Theatre) in the city of Barrie, which will be held 18-28 November, 2015. Show One Productions co-produces the stage version of the play “Gotcha”.

The program of the 6th Toronto Russian Film Festival includes nine films, five feature and 4 short films, starring Alexey Serebryakov. The world premiere of the film “Klinch” (director Sergey Puskepalis, Russia 2015) will be presented at the festival, and the program of short films consists of the movies screened at numerous international festivals. All films are with the English subtitles and there is a Q&As session with Alexey Serebryakov after every screening. The Festival venue is Innis Town Hall – 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto.

The festival opens with “Leviathan” in which Alexey Serebryakov played Nikolay, who is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Nikolay and his family.

A special highlight of the festival will be the world premiere of the film “Klinch” (director Sergey Puskepalis, Russia 2015). It is a tragicomedy about a simple school literature teacher, Fedorov, who thought his life couldn’t become more boring and pointless until he met a strange girl, who stormed into his very ordinary day, accused him of bringing her girl-friend to suicide and turned his life completely.

One of the most interesting films of the perestroika period “Hammer and Sickle” (Russia, 1994, director Sergey Livnev) will be presented during the festival. This is an interesting tale of an experiment performed during the Stalin-controlled years in the USSR. The main character is changed from a woman into a man. It’s a very in-depth character study of the main character, who tries to fit into a world that she (now ‘he’) doesn’t really understand, especially since she’s now a man.

“PiraMMMida” (Russia, 2011, film director Eldar Salavatov) portrays Russia, early 90s. It is a fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company “MMM”, and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.

The film “Cargo 200″ (Russia, 2007, director Aleksey Balabanov) is still considered the most rigorous and honest film about the end of the Soviet era. The film, a gritty thriller based on actual events is set in 1984, provincial Russia, where the gloom of Soviet life has reached extreme depths. The title refers to the Soviet term for military corpses returning from Afghanistan. Guaranteed to shock even the most strong-stomached of moviegoers, Cargo 200 is one of the most controversial movies ever to emerge from Russia.

TRFF presents a program of short films and Alexey Serebryakov will be discovered as a Canadian actor. “Liompa” (Canada, 2014, directed by Elizabeth Lazebnyk) was filmed in Toronto, although it is based on the short story by Yury Olesha. It’s quite an interesting experiment. Liompa was screened as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 2 at TIFF 2014. The film “Letter” (Russia, Canada, 2006, directed by Matvei Zhivov) is a deep and sad story about war and love; how war makes the souls of people suffer, depriving them of their hopes for the simple human happiness. The audience will be touched by other short films of the program: “My Name is Happiness” (Armenia, 2006, directed by Vardan Hakobyan) is about a random chance to encounter true love; and the film “The Dive” by Olga Gorodetsky, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. The plot revolves around a TV host, trapped by the internet rating.

The festival will be held from October 16 to October 18, 2015 at Innis Town Hall University of Toronto (2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, ON, M5S 1J5) http://townhall.innis.utoronto.ca
Order tickets at RussianTix.com or call 647-466-3555

Toronto Russian Film Festival

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Toronto City Hall's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Toronto City Hall's 50th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Come out and enjoy live entertainment on the Square
and exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda, from noon to 5 pm.
Free event! Rain or shine.
Credit: www.toronto.ca/cityhall50th
50th Anniversary of City Hall

Sunday, September 13th from Noon to 5 p.m.
Come out and enjoy live entertainment on the Square and exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda, on Sunday, September 13 from noon to 5 p.m. for a FREE celebration in honour of this unique and iconic location.

Designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, Toronto City Hall opened in 1965 and is home to the municipal government of Toronto. It is also one of the country's most distinctive landmarks. Some may even call it an icon.

For full program and further information please go to www.toronto.ca/cityhall50th

Event details

Exhibits • Entertainment • Memorabilia

Date:
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Event time(s):
Noon to 5 p.m.

Where:
100 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2N1 Ontario Canada
Queen Street West & Bay Street

Events on Nathan Phillips Square

Public transit:
Take the 501 Queen Streetcar and get off at Bay Street.

Cost: FREE

Read more:
thestar.com: News / GTA / At 50, Toronto’s City Hall is still ahead of the curve: Hume
Finnish architect’s creation — both contemporary and respectful to ancient ideals — is the product of a spirit we’ve lost, Christopher Hume says.
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/08/30/at-50-torontos-city-hall-is-still-ahead-of-the-curve-hume.html

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Junction Night Market - Your Local Food, Drink, Art and Music Event: July 11

Junction Night Market: Community Food festival to benefit the Junction Farmers Market Food Voucher Program
Poster: Junction Night Market, Saturday, July 11, 2015; 7-11 pm

This is the third year of the Junction Farmers Market hosting a Night Market!

#JunctionNightMarket 2015

A Community Food Festival to benefit the Junction farmers Market Food Voucher Program

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015; 
Time: 7-11 pm

Pacific Avenue, just north of Dundas Street West

$5 Local Food!
$5 Local Craft Beer, Cider and Wine


The Junction Farmers’ Market presents the Night Market, Saturday, July 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. on Pacific Avenue, just north of Dundas Street West.

This is a community food event - an evening of fabulous local food, craft beer, cider and Ontario wine in the Junction! Tickets will be available on site. Beer, wine and food is only $5.00 each!

All the proceeds will go toward helping community members gain access to fresh and healthy food through the Junction Farmers Market Food Voucher Program.

Last year, almost $9000 in funds raised at the Night Market went to benefit the Junction Farmers Market voucher program, administered through the Four Villages Community Health Centre. The vouchers are redeemed at the market – giving equitable access to food for those in need. It’s win-win! More members of our community gain access to healthy local food and our farmers are supported through greater sales.

Participating vendors include prepared food favourites from the Junction Farmers Market, local Junction restaurants, craft breweries, cideries and Ontario wineries!

Participating Vendors:

Aphrodite Cooks
CEDAR Cold Pressed Organic Juice
Cookie Martinez – Colombian Street Food
Delight
Farmhouse Tavern
Great Lakes Brewery
High Park Brewery
Hogtown Charcuterie
Honest Weight
Indie88
Junction Craft Brewery
La Vizziata Gelateria & Dessert Bar
Longslice Brewery
Mo’Rockin’
Pommies
Tawse Winery
TC’s Tibetan Momo
The Beet
When the Pig Came Home BBQ

Music At the Night Market!
Music at the Junction Night Market 2015: screenshot
Screenshot: Music at the Night Market 2015

This year, we're bringing live music to the Night Market!

Bradley James McGoey, will be opening up the stage with upbeat campfire inspired tunes. Bradley is a regular busker at the Junction Farmers Market, and he is looking forward to singing with you into the night!

The band, Gestures will be performing at the Junction Night Market this year!

Our main act of the night will be Gestures, a local Toronto band, with an indie folk inspired sound.This young group of musicians has written and produced their own EP Things of the Heart, and will be performing originals and covers later in the evening.

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, friends!

More info:
website: Junction Farmers’ Market 
facebook: Junction Market
twitter: Junction Market
instagram: Junction Market
hashtag: #JunctionNightMarket

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Check out last year's photos and a video from The Night Market:

Credit: flickr: JunctionFarmers Market

Plus, check farmersmarketsontario.com: Junction Farmers Market, Toronto, Ontario

Screenshot: Farmers' Markets Ontario: Junction Farmers Market