Friday, August 01, 2008

Toronto Junction: Jazz Beats, Raw Bites, Historic Bits and More

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And finally, tomorrow on August 2, 2008 - the last summer concert at the Junction City Square & Train Platform
2960 Dundas Street West at Pacific Avenue

As you know the schedule of free events:
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

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Walking Tours

The Rawlicious Trio: Afro-beat / Latin / Jam Band performs at noon.

About Rawlicious 3
Rawlicious Three is an energetic and spontaneous musical group made up of flute, vocals, guitar, and African percussion. The group has a repertoire of original and standard material, but much of their performance is improvised. While the rhythms of West Africa, Brazil and Cuba lay the groundwork for the grooves, the music is also inspired by funk, reggae, calypso, latin jazz and bossa-nova. Their diverse sound could be compared to the likes of Bob Marley, James Brown and Fela Kuti. Rawlicious Three's groove is irresistible and infectious. The music is always upbeat and danceable. Whether it's children dancing in the streets, or shakers on the dance floor, Rawlicious Trio will get you moving. Drew Austin - Percussion; Erin Ellison - Vocal & Flute; Andy Mac - Guitar
"We're playing with sounds, textures and shapes, regardless where it comes from."
Drew Austin myspacemusic: Rawlicious 3
Robin's RawketScience: The Art of Raw Living: Rawlicious Trio Music Event: Rawlicious Three

After the Rawlicious 3 Band performance at 1:30 pm, take a free tour "Nabob’s Retreat" an odyssey through wealth and power in the Junction.

Meet at the Junction City Square & Train Platform
2960 Dundas Street West at Pacific Avenue.

Highlights include:

[V] Avenue Hotel
Where they closed the bars and the site of "Historic City" and
Boom Times Cabaret, Heart of the Junction Talk Show
[V] Martin’s Flowers
From bakery to florist; from brass bands to floral costumes
[V] Mansions and their Masters:
"The Birches" and the Heintzmans
"Oaklands" and Robert McCormack
"Campbell House" and Archie Campbell
[V] Ravina Gardens
Home of the Champions
[V] Annette School
With a tale of pacifism, heroism and tragedy
[V] Nabob’s Retreat:
Victorian, Edwardian, Queen Anne,
Art Nouveau and Art Deco opulence.

And much more!

Bring sensible shoes and a sense of adventure.
Tour is about an hour and 1/2 and ends at Lakeshore Park near the Runnymede Subway station.

For more info, contact WTJHS at 416-763-3161,
email: or
visit our website at

NOW editors pick Toronto Junction City Walking TourScreenshot: Big 3: NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events
FÉTE ACCOMPLI - Caribana parade
TASTE TESTOSTERONE - hardcore wrestling stars
JUNCTION CITY WALKING TOUR - Junction nabe's odyssey
Check out the growing, on-the-verge-of-being-very-hip Junction nabe on this centennial tour.
Saturday (August 2), 1:30 pm. Free.
Junction City Square (2960 Dundas West).
West Toronto Junction Historical Society Centennial Tour makes BIG 3

NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

along with Caribana and professional wrestling!

And check out the latest tour video:
Recreation in the Junction, WTJHS Walk
Second in a series of FREE walks by the West Toronto Junction Historical Society to celebrate the Junction's Centennial of becoming a city in 1908.

Video and editing
Cristina Senjug
with Assistant Peter JIU Gang

Hope to see you there.... Please pass it on....

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