Friday, September 02, 2005

The Unveiling Ceremony in the Junction

The unveiling ceremony for the new light poles, new streetscape, and new life in the West Toronto Junction - Thursday, September 2, 2004 .

How happy we are here: Tony, Piera, Kevin, Keren, Tom, Henry, Sarmite, Olga, Hilary, Maria, Patricia.
It is hard to believe. It was a year ago.
It was time for preparation of a traditional arts festival in the Junction. Arts have been flooding on Dundas Street West from Keele Street to Quebec Avenue for the last twelve years one weekend of September.

Art meets street festival takes place in its thirteenth times on September 10 & 11, 2005.
Saturday, September 10, 2005 from 12:00 noon to 11:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm

What is new this year?

It is a four-day street celebration of the arts.

Some stats:
Hosting more than 40 juried and curated visual art exhibits, 50 performing arts presentations, 100 arts and craft vendors, literary and film events, a dance area, a children's area and more - the Junction Arts Festival offers something for everyone.

Attractions include curated and juried exhibitions of visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature, media and interdisciplinary art.
Audiences can take part in incredible art exhibitions, in local businesses and on the street; literary readings, theatre and symphony performances at the outdoor Alfresco Theatre; ballet, jazz, hip-hop or modern dance at the open air dance stage; and kids can sculpt clay, learn to juggle or create a masterpiece in the children's area.

The big event of the weekend is the Curated Art Exhibition which showcases challenging and ground-breaking Canadian artwork right on the street, where 100,000 people who come to the festival can interact with the artists themselves.

Don't miss the third annual Greenpeace Benefit Art Exhibition. This year the exhibition is produced in memory of Bob Hunter, author, journalist and founder of Greenpeace. Constant footage of Hunter's life and accomplishments will run. Over $1,400 of artwork will be raffled off. The works are by John Wiles and Greg Robins of the Sacred Voice Gallery. The exhibition runs from September 9th to the 11th at 2968 Dundas Street West.

The official web site is the

Ouch! This event is free to the public.

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Celebrate in the streets of Toronto.
9/10/2005 - 9/11/2005
Since its humble beginning in 1982, the Junction Arts Festival has grown into a full-out street festival featuring art, live music and a wide variety of special activities.
All the art will be juried and six stages will feature a wide range of music and theatre as the Junction Arts Festival looks to once again take over the streets of Toronto.
Don't miss out.

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