Friday, July 04, 2008

Busy Summer Weekends at the Toronto Junction City Square

Summer Events 2008 in the West Toronto Junction, photos by artjunctionPhoto: Summer Events 2008 in the West Toronto Junction

Summertime brings great free outdoor activities to the West Toronto Junction District. The Junction Forum for Art and Culture continues to present the Free Summer Concert Series in the Junction.

West Toronto Junction City Presents Free Summer Concerts and Family Fun

EVERY SATURDAY from June 14 to August 2, 2008
at the Junction City Square & Train Platform
2960 Dundas Street West at Pacific Avenue

Events, Marketplace, Workshops
10:00 am
[V] The Junction Market
[V] The [murmur] - Audio Junction Story Collectors Project
[V] Period Costumes - Dress-up & Photos
[V] Toronto Aerial Dance - Free Circus Lessons

12:00 pm
Live Concert

1:30pm
West Toronto Junction Historical Society Walking Tours

The concert tomorrow, July 5, will feature a Junction's local dysfunct band performing everything from Ska, Reggae, and Funk to Progressive and Alternative rock music.

About: dysfunct
Alternative / Ska / Progressive
dysfunct was formed in the Junction in late 2006, consisting of Elias Hilman-Huchetson on the DRUMS, Kvesche Vardo Be on the BASS guitar, and Dillon Hall on the GUITAR. They play everything from Ska, Reggae, and Funk to Progressive and Alternative rock. They more recently have added Hunter Blair on the SAX, and also sometimes play with Kevin Mistica on the TROMBONE from The GoodRats Radio. vardo and Dillon have been writing together for years and have been in serveral acts together such as A.D.D. and GLE . dysfunct has shared the stage with bands like The Good times, The Superstitions, Stop Drop n' Skank, One Night Band, 'Phil Allister'(-CEA), Cheapsuits, The Thundermonks, Corporation, The Clementones, The Johnstones, the Miles and many more. As well they have recorded and created beats on many hiphop tracks for "Sci Young" and his producer Adam Hall.

July 12: Ritmo Flamenco Dance
July 19: The Imbayakunas
July 26: Mariachi Guadalajara Band
August 2: To be Announced

After a concert at 1:30 pm join our free Centennial walking tours of the "Junction City", walk the streets of the Junction with the men and women who built it:

youtube.com: Walking Tour: Calrton-Davenport
Junction Mayor G.W. Clendenan (acted by Gib Goodfellow) and Junction journalist A.B. Rice (acted by Neil Ross) come back to life to share some fascinating tidbits from Junction history.
Credit: JunctionWalk
The West Toronto Junction Historical Society would like to thank producer and WTJHS volunteer Cristina Senjug for shooting and editing this video of the historical walking tour of Carlton-Davenport. Watch this space for Cristina's next video of the Annette Indian Road tour. Cristina was assisted by artist Peter LIU Gang. The WTJHS is grateful for their contribution in publicizing our events and the history of the Junction.

July tour highlights:
RACES, RELIGION AND BOWLS: RECREATION IN THE JUNCTION
  • James Hall: Junction and Democracy
  • The Carlton Race Course
  • Masons, The Library and Stained Glass to Die For
  • Glimpse of the Junction Theatre District
  • The Legend of Minerva Reid
  • Mayor Baird: Lust for Parkland
  • Lawn Bowling: the National Craze
  • Western School and the Legend of Miss Cherry
  • The Willoughby Estate
  • The Carrying Place (Indian Road)
links:
myspace.com: dysfunct
radio3.cbc.ca: dysfunct
supernova.com: Dysfunct | Reggae, Ska, Alternative | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Every Saturday from June 14 to August 2, 2008 starting at 10am, the Junction Train Platform will be alive with entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy. Local businesses will gather in the Junction Market, where you can also get a circus lesson from Toronto Aerial Dance Theatre, take an historical walking tour courtesy of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society or contribute a story to murmur. All of this will be centred around the noon concerts representing the wide range of cultures making up the Junction. We've been dressing-up the platform area the last few weeks as well - students from the Academy of Realist Art have completed an historic-themed mural and some landscaping has been added to the area to green-it-up. So come up to the Junction for brunch, then head over to the Junction Train Platform to see what's going on.

1 comment:

kaicevy said...

Cristina was assisted by artist Peter LIU Gang