Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Celebrate Maltese Imnarja Festival in Toronto: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Imnarja Toronto Maltese Festival June 28, 2015, poster
Poster: Imnarja Festival Sunday, June 28, 2015
Credit: Malta Bake Shop and Café
416-769-2174
3256 Dundas W Toronto, ON M6P 2A3

Every year, Maltese Community of Toronto celebrates Maltese Imnarja Festival or Mnarja Picnic in Runnymede Park.

Imnarja marks an important event in the calendar of Maltese traditional festivities.

This year come to celebrate the Imnarja, the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on June 28!

Imnarja Festival

Organized by the Maltese Canadian Federation
When: Sunday, June 28, 2015
The festival starts at 1:00 pm
Where: West Toronto Runnymede Park, north of Toronto Little Malta.
The park is located on 221 Ryding Ave, east of Runnymede Rd, and south of St Clair Ave West.


Mnarja Picnic at Runnymede Park Featuring:
Come and meet your friends!
Enjoy Maltese food
And an evening of entertainment!

YouTube Video: John Cigan at Hutches On The Beach 
Posted by Charro1947 

About Imnarja:
The Feast of St Peter and St Paul, better known as Mnarja. Mnarja, or l-Imnarja (pronounced lim-nar-ya) is one of the most important dates on the Maltese cultural calendar.  The word L'Imnarja (L-Imnarja) comes from the word luminarja (meaning "illumination"), which in turn is derived from the Latin word Luminare - to light up. The people manifest this by lighting bonfires and candles. This day is a public holiday in Malta and Gozo.

links:
thecanadianencyclopedia: Historica Canada: Toronto Feature: Little Malta
artjunction: Little Malta Toronto: Imnarja Festival and Heritage
artjunction: Toronto Maltese Festival Imnarja: June 30, 2013

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Junction: Saturday, June 20, noon - midnight!

Junction Summer Solstice Festival June 20, 2015; poster Junction BIA
2015 Annual Junction Summer Solstice Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2015, noon-midnight

Summer is around the corner and it's time to celebrate the longest day of the year!

The Junction BIA presents the fourth annual Junction Summer Solstice Festival, which take place Saturday, June 20th from noon until midnight!

You can learn all about the Junction by enjoying a full day of activities and events showcasing the best the Junction has to offer.

With fantastic summer themed entertainment, sunny energy and a shopping experience like no other in the city; The Junction Summer Solstice Festival is the place to be.

Celebrate DIY culture, urban interventions, and a love for art, design and music.

A green powered event showcasing our neighbourhood’s passion for healthy lifestyles and love for fresh quality food.

Day to Night enjoy family friendly shows and workshops, take a spin on a Ferris Wheel and taste the unique street food from our local businesses.

Stay around for a special events, projection show and the bustling nightlife.

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival Festival Program, Map and Directions:

Toronto Junction BIA Summer Solstice Festival Map and Directions
Junction BIA Summer Solstice Festival Map

June 20th - noon to midnight experience the magic allure of the West Toronto treasure - The  Junction!


More details and updates can be found online at www.thejunctionsummersolstice.com

Visit the The Junction Summer Solstice Event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejunctionsummersolstice


Check out our deliciously fresh Junction Farmers Market that will be opened from 9 am till 1 pm at the Junction Train Platform (2960 Dundas Street West).

Friday, April 24, 2015

CONTACT 2015 Photography in the Junction: No Boundaries
Opening Receptions on Saturday, May 2nd

Photography in the Junction: May 1-31, 2015; poster by thejunctionbia.ca
Poster: Photography in the Junction: May 1-31, 2015
20+ Artists in 16 Venues, All within A Few Blocks
Photo: from Giulio Muratori's Abandoned series
Credit: thejunctionbia.ca + scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Throughout the month of May in Toronto, CONTACT has no boundaries.


CONTACT Photography Festival in The Junction
May 1–31, 2015

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 16 venues and see fine photographic works of 20+ 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 2015 Photography Festival in the Junction Opening Receptions
May 2, 6-9 pm


Make your way to The Junction neighbourhood and discover all participating businesses hosting their very own opening receptions on May 2nd, 2015 from 6PM – 9 PM along Dundas St. West. between Indian Grove 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

Photography in the Junction venues and map, May 1-31, 2015 by thejunctionbia.ca
Venues and Map: Photography in the Junction: May 1-31, 2015

Please find more details about all venues and photographers; opening receptions, contest, map and directions on the Junction BIA's website CONTACT 2015 in the Junction.


CONTACT 2015 celebrates photography as a medium without boundaries.

Photo: CONTACT 2015 celebrates photography as a medium without boundaries
Image: @artjunctionto CONTACT 2015 celebrates photography as a medium without boundaries. 
Credit: scotiabankcontactphoto.com

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Sixth Function in the Junction: A Fundraiser for Annette Street Public Library: April 11

Function in the Junction - fundraiser for Annette Street Public Library, Saturday, April 11, 2015, West Toronto Masonic Temple, Toronto
Poster: The Sixth Annual Function in the Junction
Saturday, April 11, 2015, West Toronto Masonic Temple
This year’s function to benefit the Annette Street Public Library.

The Junction Residents Association presents

Sixth Annual Fundraiser

FUNCTION in the JUNCTION

This year's proceeds will go to the Annette Street Public Library, a cornerstone of our community that offers a welcoming space for readers and an inclusive variety of programs as well as community gathering space. Basic expenses for the library are paid for by our property taxes, so funds from the Function will go towards important resources not covered by municipal funding.
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Where: West Toronto Masonic Temple

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

Tickets: $45

Get your tickets in person (cash or cheque only) at: 
Latitude 44 Gallery (2900 Dundas St.W) and Agora Café (3015 Dundas St.W)
or online (e-transfer) at the Function website.

featuring dinner provided by local restaurants

and served by local firefighters

from 6 pm till 8 pm
Silent Auction

or

$5 Admission
at the door 
after 8 pm
Live Auction

Live Music by Local Artists at 9 pm
Cash Bar
 
A message from the Junction Residents' Association:

FUNCTION IN THE JUNCTION
SAT., APRIL 11 – GET YOUR TICKETS!


WHAT:  Tickets for the 6th annual Function in the Junction are now on sale.

WHERE:  Get your tickets in person at Latitude 44 Gallery and Agora Cafe (both cash only), or online (e-transfer) at the Function website.

The event takes place at the West Toronto Masonic Temple, 151 Annette Street.


WHY:  Organized by the Junction Residents Association (JRA), the Function is a lively annual evening to share local food, drinks and music and raise money for a worthy neighbourhood cause. This year's proceeds will go to the Annette Street Public Library, a cornerstone of our community that offers a welcoming space for readers and an inclusive variety of programs as well as community gathering space.

WHEN:  Tickets are on sale now. The event takes place Sat., April 11 starting at 6 pm.

HOW:  Help us plan a great evening: buy your tickets soon. Tickets are $45 each and include a delicious 6 pm sit-down dinner made by local restaurants and served by firefighters from the Junction's very own Station 423. Silent-auction items are donated by a host of fabulous neighbourhood businesses. We'll have a live auction with cool items, too. Our cash bar is supported by Junction Craft Brewing and Toronto Distillery Co. And of course we’ll have live music by Junction artists to keep us all going into the wee hours. (Follow us on Twitter — @JunctionRA — to find out who is playing.)

WHO: You! Come spend the evening with your community on April 11.

Go to the Function website to see our poster, and the four dinner menus.

Our generous sponsors this year include:
Junction Fire Station #423
Junction Guitars
Junction Craft Brewing
The Junction BIA
Bisous Events
West End Offset
Redhead Designs
Toronto Distillery Co. Ltd.
The Sweet Potato


See you at the Function on April 11!

Below are the four dinner menus generously provided by two Junction restaurants.
All dinners include appetizer, main course and dessert. Tea and coffee will be provided.
 

Choose 1 of 4 meals.

Avec Panache
Meal Choice 1 - Vegetarian


Appetizer (you get two!)

Selection of organic breads with herbed butter
Salad of organic mixed leaves with sunflower shoots, topped with grilled chevre served with a champagne dressing.

Main course
Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled peppers, eggplant and onion baked with a fresh tomato sauce, topped with shaved Parmesan and a white wine sauce. Accompaniments: Roasted rosemary potatoes, maple-bakes squash, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots.

Dessert
Chocolate Profiteroles

Choux pastry puffs filled with creme patisserie, folded into a chocolate liqueur cream sauce.

Avec Panache
Meal Choice 2 - Salmon


Appetizer (you get two!)
Selection of organic breads with herbed butter
Salad of organic mixed leaves and sunflower shoots, topped with a rosette of smoked salmon, garnished with fresh dill and capers served with a champagne dressing.

Main course
Grilled fresh Atlantic salmon
served with a sauce of light butter, fresh dill, capers and Bermuda onion. Accompaniments: Roasted rosemary potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots.

Dessert
Chocolate Profiteroles

Choux pastry puffs filled with creme patisserie, folded into a chocolate liqueur cream sauce.


North of Bombay
Meal Choice 1 - Vegetarian


Appetizer
Onion Bhajia (gluten-free)

Chopped onions, green peppers, herbs and Indian spices mixed with chick pea flour. Served with green salad, mint and tamarind sauce.

Main course (you get two)
Aloo Gobi Masala (vegan)

Fresh cauliflower crowns and diamond-cut potatoes cooked on slow heat with onions, tomatoes, green and red peppers, ginger, garlic, herbs and Indian spices.
Channa Masala (vegan)
Chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, herbs and spices

Dessert
Rice pudding

North of Bombay
Meal Choice 2 - Chicken


Appetizer
Onion Bhajia (gluten-free)

Chopped onions, green peppers, herbs and Indian spices mixed with chick pea flour. Served with green salad, mint and tamarind sauce.

Main course (you get two)
Butter Chicken

Boneless chicken breast cooked on homemade tomato and cream sauce with herbs and spices.
Aloo Gobi Masala (vegan)
Fresh cauliflower crowns and diamond-cut potatoes cooked on slow heat with onions, tomatoes, green and red peppers, ginger, garlic, herbs and Indian spices.

Dessert
Gulab Jamuns

Golden balls of pastry (made from milk solids) soaked in a light, sugary syrup flavoured with green cardamon and rose water, kewra or saffron.

2015 Function in the Junction Dinner Menu
Image: 2015 Annual Function in the Junction Dinner Menus
Saturday, April 11, 2015, West Toronto Masonic Temple
Credit: Junction Residents Association
See large image (jpg): Function in the Junction 2015 Dinner Menu
See large poster (jpg): The Sixth Annual Function in the Junction: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Dave Cook Presenting His Book "Fading History, Volume 2": March 5

West Toronto Junction Historical Society meeting: March 5, 2015
West Toronto Junction Historical Society: March 5, 2015
Special Presentation by Writer & Historian, David Cook

West Toronto Junction Historical Society

Thursday, March 5, 2015

8:15 pm

Book Presentation by Author

Fading History, Volume 2
Stories of Historical Interest

Special Guest: Dave Cook, Writer and Historian

Where: Annette Street Public Library
Lower Level, Committee Room 1
145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(One and a half blocks west of Keele)


Fading History Vol. 2, has 11 chapters covering a wide range of stories of historical interest.

The first chapter looks at the Grand Duchess of Russia’s life in Canada, including the years she lived on Camilla Road in Cooksville. When she first arrived in Canada, she settled on a farm in Campbellville and in an amazing coincidence that brought two European families of note together in a remote farming community in Canada, she sold her Campbellville farm to Wolfgang Von Richthofen, the cousin of WWI German flying ace, the Red Baron. (And that’s just the first chapter!)

www.fadinghistory.ca

Dave Cook "Fading History, Volume 2"
Book Cover "Fading History, Vol.2" by Dave Cook 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Book Launch for "Junction Book": March 1

Junction Book by Ken Newton, Ann Ball, and William New

Book Launch for "Junction Book"

Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

3030
@High Park Avenue
3030 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z6


Junction Book is written by Junction–raised Ken Newton, his son - indie musician and impresario William New and his niece - political veteran - Ann Ball.

The novel, set in West Toronto Junction in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction bookmaker's youngest son. The investigation of Al Green and Associates is recounted daily by each and the plot moves along through the telling.

In the 1950's, an estimated 1,000 Torontonians earned their living through sports bookmaking. One such operation was located on Dundas Street West.

Join the authors for conversation, readings, and book signing.

Junction Book by Ken Newton, William New and Ann Ball, published by Leaping Lion Books.

All are welcome to attend the launch of this historically based novel.

more information:

Contact: Ann Ball
Phone: 416-526-5324
Email: junctionbooks@gmail.com


links:
snapd: events: Bloor West: Book Launch for "Junction Book"
Bloor West Villager: Book set in 1950s West Toronto Junction: Junction murder mystery
Review: Junction Book by Ann Ball, Ken Newton and William New



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tangomania Premiers in Toronto!

Poster: Tangomania: Concert in Toronto, January 24, 2015
Humbercrest United Church (16 Baby Point Road)



Tangomania

Concert

Saturday, January 24, 2015

6:00 PM    

Venue: Humbercrest United Church
Address: 16 Baby Point Road
Toronto, ON M6S 2E9

Tangomania premiers in Toronto!

The dramatic melody of tango and the rhythm of rock is combined by world class musicians.
Highly skilled in both classical and modern styles  they created a new genre - Rock'n Tango!


Tangomania premiers in Toronto at The Humbercrest United Church on  January 24, 2015!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Toronto Design Offsite Festival Week 2015 in The Junction: January 19-25

The Junction BIA: Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015, screenshot
Screenshot: The Junction BIA: Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015
The Junction will be participating in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival once again.
Credit: www.thejunctionbia.ca

Toronto Design Offsite Festival

January 19-25, 2015

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

The fifth annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TODO) showcases the best in Canadian design at events across the city, from unexpected prototypes to immersive installations from January 19-25, 2015. Nearly one quarter of the exhibitions will be featured here in The Junction.

TO DO is a not-for-profit, independent design festival that aims to provide exposure for local and national designers. They also foster public understanding and knowledge of the practice of design and create an ongoing presence that promotes Canada’s creativity, drawing on great thinkers, practitioners, and educators to a deliver an innovative celebration of art and design. During the brisk Toronto winter they offer the best in installations, furniture, industrial design, conceptual design and more, to people from Toronto and beyond.

TO DO 15 Opening Party

Festival week starts on Monday, but kick-it-off mid-week at the TO DO Opening Party at SMASH (2880 Dundas St W) in the Junction. Come and find out what the Festival is about, meet local designers, experience featured installations, and dance with the amazing community that makes this Festival happen. Live music by Das Hussy. Featured installation by LeuWebb Projects and live mural by Ben Johnston.

Other Opening Receptions/ Installations/ Events: Wednesday January 21, 2015
ARTiculations: Mesh Projections
2928 Dundas St W
SNAP Fitness: Railpath Botanica
400 Pacific Ave
The Junction Train Platform: Wintersphere
2960 Dundas St W
Mjolk: Anderssen, Voll & Mjolk
2959 Dundas St W
Gerhard Supply: Trevor Wheatley
2949 Dundas St W
La Vizziata: Metal Art in Style
2986 Dundas St W
LATrE: Naomi Smith: First Nation Artist
2988 Dundas St W
Sewing Junction: Limited Edition Prints on Display
2841 Dundas St W
Cornerstone Home Interiors: Photokeratitis
2886 Dundas St W
Opticianado: Calgary Outside the Box
2919 Dundas St W
Coolearth Architecture Inc: April 30, 1904
386 Pacific Ave
Above Ground Art Supplies: Canadiana Curiosities
2868 Dundas St W
Cut the Cheese: Reading/ Writing The Junction
2901 Dundas St W
Forever Interiors: Tree of Life
2903 Dundas St W
Phillipa C: Bad Pottery: A Collection
3063 Dundas St W
Rod, Gun & Barbers: Baron: Design & Media
2877 Dundas St W

TODO Talks: Saturday, January 25th, 2015
Mjolk: Anderssen & Voll
2959 Dundas St W

Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015: The Junction Map
Screenshot: Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015: The Junction Map


For more information about the Festival:
website: todesignoffsite.com
facebook: facebook.com/TorontoDesignOffsiteFestival
twitter: twitter.com/todesignoffsite

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tall Tales of The Junction: WTJHS FUNdraiser: January 15

West Toronto Junction Historical Society FUNdraiser January 15, 2015: Tall Tales Of The Junction at Junction Craft Brewery
Tall Tales Of The Junction
West Toronto Junction Historical Society FUNdraiser
at Junction Craft Brewery, 90 Cawthra Ave., unit 1
on Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6pm
On photo: The Junction town council assembles circa 1897
Courtesy of WTJHS

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society
only event this month - now on January 15, 2015!

West Toronto Junction Historical Society FUNdraiser

Tall Tales of The Junction


When: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6pm

Venue: Junction Craft Brewery
Address: 90 Cawthra Avenue, unit 1
The Junction, Toronto, ON M6N 3C7



The fundraising event is not unlike those the WTJHS has hosted in the past. Junction “legends,” such as journalist A.B. Rice, first librarian Elizabeth MacCallum, chief coroner Dr. G.W. Clendenan, chief of police and first Mountie Josiah Royce and Rev T.E.E. Shore have made appearances at such events as 'The Wild Wild Junction' Ghost stories pub crawl.

Tall Tales of the Junction will be “like a pub crawl without the crawl,” said Ross, “because it’s winter.”

The Junction legends will again share their favourite stories while audience members will also be invited to share their own stories of the neighbourhood for a chance to win historical prizes.

The $20 admission fee will help the WTJHS continue to do its work, like advocating for the conservation of the neighbourhood’s built heritage. The event will include a presentation based on the most recent installment of the WTJHS’ graphic novel.

Admission includes snacks and a pint of ale from a Junction Craft Brewery special cask.

Tickets are available at Annette Street Library, 145 Annette St.

Read more: Bloor West Villager: Hear some ‘tall tales’ from the Junction’s history: Historical society and brewery team up to present fundraiser

Don't miss this!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Comes to Toronto Junction: November 29, 2014

Poster: 2014 Canadian Holiday Train
Station:: Toronto:: 750 Runnymede Road, in front of Lambton Yard
Saturday, November 29, 2014

CP Holiday Train is coming to the Junction

A family-friendly holiday event! 

The CP holiday train is making another stop in the Junction this year on Saturday, November 29th, 2014, 8:15 p.m. at CP Lambton Yard, 750 Runnymede Road.

Watch the fully decorated and lit up for the holidays CP Holiday Train roll in, with musical guests the Odds and Roxanne Potvin performing,and visit from Santa too!

Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Daily Bread Food Bank.


Event details:


Canadian Holiday Train

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Station:: Toronto

Address:: 750 Runnymede Road, in front of Lambton Yard

Arrival:: 8:15 PM

Event Time:: 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Performers:: Odds and Roxanne Potvin

The concerts are free, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank—either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay within your local community.

Share your #CPHolidayTrain photos and moments on Twitter with #CPHolidayTrain

More details: http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/canada

If you haven’t seen this before, don’t miss out this year!


Read related articles on the web:

Bloor West Villager: The Odds and Roxanne Potvin usher in arrival of CP Holiday Train at Lambton Yard
Bring a donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank Nov. 29
By Lisa Rainford

Daily Bread Food Bank: CP Holiday Train