Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Second KinoArt Festival in Toronto November 5 – 8 for The Love of Russian Film, Music and Art

Screenshot: KinoArt Festival in Toronto, November 5 – 8, 2009

KinoArt Festival
For The Love of Russian Film, Music and Art

Russian Directors Restake Claim to Their Classic Literature

with North American Premieres of

Anna Karenina and Taras Bulba

at the 2nd KinoArt Festival

running November 5 – 8 in Toronto

For Immediate Release

(October 30, 2009 – Toronto, ON) – Western filmmakers have had their turns. Now new, groundbreaking, culturally-authentic versions of Anna Karenina and Taras Bulba will be on offer at the second KinoArt Festival.

The Russian Film Festival, which runs in Toronto from Thursday, November 5th, until Sunday, November 8th, 2009, will also offer Russophiles a long-awaited sequel to Assa, the film that galvanized the underground Russian rock scene back in 1987. Also featured is the North American premiere of Metro, a stunning and unique documentary on the monumental Moscow subway, the first film of its kind to cover this subject. As well, there’s the 2008 Russian box-office hit We are From the Future, Andrei Maliukov’s time-traveling adventure that takes place in St. Petersburg during the fierce defense of the city in 1942.

After a successful launch in 2007, KinoArt Festival is back and this year brings with it the massive premiere of Anna Karenina along with legendary Russian director Sergey Solovyev and actress Tatyana Drubich. Solovyev’s version of the Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story will turn heads and provoke cinematic debate.

"We are very excited to bring Toronto our second KinoArt Festival," says Alla-Ani Poliakova, Founder and Executive Director of the Festival. "Our goal has always been to chronicle the evolution of Russian films, past and present through our film event, and this year we are really thrilled to be offering the most impressive feature films, documentaries, and shorts, some never before seen, and bring that to North America, specifically Toronto."

Other highlights at KinoArt include director Kirill Serebrennikov’s Yuriev Den, about a famous opera singer, which won the Grand Prix at Warsaw International Film Festival in 2008.

Making its debut in Toronto is Taras Bulba, directed by renowned director Vladimir Bortko it is based on the book by Nikolai Gogol (called "one of the 10 greatest books of all time" by Ernest Hemingway). Famously embraced by Hollywood as a starring vehicle for the late Yul Brynner, it’s an enduringly controversial story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

From the notorious Russian director Alexei Balabanov, comes Morphine, his interpretation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Country Doctor's Notebook. The film’s screenplay was written by another famous Russian director, Sergei Bodrov, Jr. This joint effort recounts the events of 1917, the turbulent year of the Russian Revolution.

Shultes takes the audience on an existential voyage to Moscow, into the heart of Russia’s capital. The film is shown through the eyes of an ordinary Muscovite, who lives in an ordinary apartment building somewhere on the outskirts of the city, alone. His only connection to reality: his notepad.

The Festival closes with a searing documentary, Process directed by Alexander Zeldovich and devoted to the anniversary of the 1952 execution of the Jewish anti-fascist committee of the former U.S.S.R. Process, co-presented by the Jewish Film Festival, will be followed by a Q&A.

The same evening, visiting director Sergey Solovyev (Anna Karenina) will screen Assa – a Russian cult favourite from the late 80’s. His original film gave voice to the underground rock music scene, with the lead played by the charismatic rocker Victor Tsoy (the film’s soundtrack features a number of songs performed by a variety of Russian rock singers). Following the screening of Assa, after a wait of 22 years, will be the North American premiere of the sequel Assa 2. Solovyev’s sequel portrays the new generation in contemporary Russia, within a complex structure that references Solovyev’s own Anna Karenina.

Of note, Thomas Lahusen, Professor of Eurasian Cultural History at the University of Toronto and documentary filmmaker, together with Sergei Kapterev, senior researcher at the Institute of Film Art in Moscow, will participate in a panel on the present, past, and future of Russian cinema on November 6. Some of the questions raised will be the politics of documentary film, the problem of film exhibition and preservation, and the relevance of the Soviet cinematic experience to contemporary Russian and world cinema.

Following the panel discussion, a stunning debut will occur - the world premiere of Their Kingdom, a 1928 documentary from Soviet Georgia presented by Sergei Kapterev, with a post-screening Q&A. The film, by Mikhail Kalatozishvili, had been considered lost until its first two reels were discovered at Russia’s State Film Archive. Sergei Kapterev holds a Doctorate in Cinema Studies from New York University and is the author of the book Post-Stalinist Cinema and the Russian Intelligentsia, 1953-1960.

Also, Lahusen will present his own two short films; The Province of Lost Film and The Photographer at KinoArt on November 7.

Tickets can be purchased at the Venues night of screening
And (in Russian)

Gala Opening: $20 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors - includes Gala Post Reception
Main Program: $12 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors

Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West
Tel: 416.585.4523

Regent Theatre
551 Mt. Pleasant Road

Slavic Department at University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph Street
Tel: 416.926.2075

The following list outlines KinoArt Festival 2009’s sponsorship line-up:
Ministry of Tourism; Canada Heritage; U of T Slavic Department; United Stars; Brunella; Steam Whistle; Finn-Tastic; Ethnic Channel Group; Next TV; Tokmakov TV;; West East Newspaper; Express Gazeta; Mix TV; Nasha Gazeta


For more info, to request screeners, to set up interviews, get GAT:
Ingrid Hamilton h/o: 416-482-6142 c: 416-731-3034
Vitaly Gurevich c: 416-888-3744

3rd Russian Film Festival, 30 October — 8 November 2009
Apollo Cinema. London, Tel. 0871 220 6000
More information on

links: 9th Annual Russian Film Week NYC November 2009 17th Honfleur Russian Film Festival (France) - 25 - 29 November 2009 Cinema of Russia "Анна Каренина" без Анны Карениной
Екатерина Барабаш, Санкт-Петербург-Москва Татьяна ДРУБИЧ: Сегодня самоубийство Анны Карениной сочли бы глупостью
Анастасия ПЛЕШАКОВА Промо-ролик нового фильма Сергея Соловьёва «Анна Каренина»

Monday, October 26, 2009

Joe Fiorito About Saving Junction Post Office in Today's Toronto Star

Fiorito: Petitioners save tiny Junction post office -
"There was a lineup at the Junction Gardens Postal Outlet the other day, not for stamps or parcels. People came to sign the petition."

Joe Fiorito

Today's Toronto Star mentioned the success of the Toronto's Junction community saving its local postal outlet. Joe Fiorito brought up several miniature stories of the importance of the post office to the life of the Junction business community: Pilates, Hairy Tarantula, Latitude 44 Gallery, Quality Jewellers, and the DVD Shop. The small businesses can not do business without their local post office, having long distant clients around Canada and around the world.

All's well that ends well.

Thanks for telling us those stories.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

West Toronto Junction Historical Tour Today: How Wild Could A Town Get To Have To Close Down Its Own Bars?

Hi folks, just a reminder that tickets are still available for the most exciting event in Junction History!

Wild, Wild Junction, an Historical Mystery Tour

2PM, Sunday, October 25

beginning at the Troubadour
3071 Dundas West (south side just east of Quebec)

and ending at Shoxs
2827 Dundas St. W. (just east of Keele.)

It was a night of Legend, the night they closed the bars in the Junction. The newspapers claimed ten thousand men in the streets. The women weren’t even counted although they’d made their voice heard. West Toronto Junction was about to embark on a dry sea of temperance: the Local Option. But how wild could a town get to have to close down its own bars? Join us to find out for our fall fund raiser!

Musicians Samantha Martin and Alice Deardon, and MPP Cheri DiNovo will help the West Toronto Junction Historical Society to relive an extraordinary series of events, as we follow the path to temperance with what else, a pub crawl. Chief of Police Josiah Royce (Ron Clark) will lead a group of adventurous souls from tavern to saloon as the Legends of the Junction return to regale fiery sermon and the infamous Heydon House Brawl are all on tap.

(Our previous tours have been listed in Now Magazine’s Editors Top Three Can’t Miss events along with Caribana and professional wrestling!)

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are just $25.

Tickets at Pandemonium Books & Discs, 2862 Dundas W, at Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas Street West, and at the door at the Troubadour.

For further information, contact,

Neil Ross
(416) 760-9057

Take a stroll down a dryer Junction. Pictured is an historical photo of the Subway Hotel where Joe Curly, a Junction legend, was supposedly killed. His death remains a mystery. Curly's story is just one that will be explained during the Wild, Wild Junction Historical Mystery Tour, Oct. 25. Courtesy image

links: Take a stroll down a dryer Junction
by Lisa Rainford Two Junction events this weekend Historical Mystery Tour Oct.25th at 2pm Celebrate Toronto Heritage: Wild, Wild Junction, Historical Mystery Tour
Follow #JunctionTO on Twitter

Saturday, October 24, 2009

WE²: Toronto West End Web Event: Photography, Framing, and Gallery Online Promotion

Collage: WE² West End Web Events: Photography,  Framing,  Gallery Receptions, Latitude 44  Gallery, Framing, Decor, Wednesday October 28, 2009, by artjunctionCollage: [WE]² - WE² West End Web Events Wednesday October 28th
Photography, Framing, Gallery receptions @ Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor
Original photo (CC) by Jacob Appelbaum

WE² West End Web Events
  • Photography
  • Framing
  • Gallery receptions
Discussion & networking

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th, 7 - 9 pm

WHERE: Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor
2900 Dundas Street West Toronto Ontario
Canada M6P 1Y8
[located at Dundas & Keele in the historic Junction of Toronto
and wheelchair accessible]

HOW MUCH: It's Free!

More info @
A week later than usual this month, it’s time to announce another West End Web event in The Junction. Next Wednesday, October 28th from 7-9pm the web savvy and web curious alike will meet up at Latitude 44 Gallery for discussion and networking.

This month’s theme is loosely photography, and additionally framing and galleries shows to make the most of our venue. Featured discussion will include archival photographer Dave Katulic sharing some tips on photography for posterity and the web, Janet DiBernardo with some basics on framing and Latitude’s gallery operations, and I will try to tie all back to the overarching web theme by talking about online promotion for gallery showings.

The aim with the West End Web events is to make them as accessible as possible. Whether or not photography or the arts are your field of work or interest, there is lots to learn from the other participants. As always, the discussion is open and there is ample opportunity for questions and general networking. There will be light refreshments served.

Please spread the word and see you all on Wednesday!

Paul Reynolds
Creative Director
Totally Spun

647 835 9150

See what people are saying about the Junction local news on Twitter - #JunctionTO + Toronto's Junction

Totally Spun: October In The West End Web
Press-Release: Toronto West End Web: Raising An Online Community
Press-Release: Toronto West End Web: Arts & Crafts Online And In Our Community
Press-Release: Toronto West End Web - Social Media Discussion & Workshop

Friday, October 23, 2009

Junction Community Has A Lot To Be Proud Of: The Junction Gardens Post Office Saved!

Collage: Junction Gardens Post Office Will Stay Open!


Good news for the Junction Gardens Postal Outlet: a new five-year contract had been signed, and it stays open for local customers. The campaign to save the Junction Gardens Postal Outlet was successful.

"Junction people need Junction service," said Franchisee and Grand Bargain owner Mangi Ju.

More than four thousand people signed the petition to save the post office.

A community celebration for the Junction Gardens Post Office will take place in front of the facility this weekend (Saturday, October 24, 2009), and Mangi invited community members to stop by.

To know the details of the campaign "Save the Local Canada Post Office from Closing: The Junction Residents Need the Junction Gardens Post Office" follow the links to Lisa Rainfor's articles:

[ V ] Closure of post office has residents riled
Business owner fears loss of customers
By Lisa Rainford
[ V ] Post office to remain in Junction
By Lisa Rainford
[ V ] Post office to remain in Junction
By Lisa Rainford

links: Glamis Post Office wins reprieve from closure
By GRAEME SMITH Dimond, Montclair post offices to stay open
By Janet Levaux

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aquila Halloween Costume Party with Great Win a Trip to Cuba!

Poster: Aquila Restaurant Halloween Costume Party!
Saturday, October 31st, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

Come to the party and you could win a FREE trip to Cuba for two!

A Party is Brewing at...

AQUILA Restaurant

Saturday, October 31st @ 8:00 pm

Costume Party!

Live music! Prizes Galore!

  • 1st place winner receives a ticket for two to Cuba, all inclusive.
  • 2nd place prize is one case of beer each month for one year.

How ghoulishly fun!

Witches, Ghosts & Goblins all Welcome !

Everyone who comes through the door gets a present in addition to the chance of a prize.

347 Keele Street,
Toronto, ON M6P 2K6

For reservations, catering and take-out call 416 - 761 - 7474

View Larger Map

Reviews: Aquila Restaurant's Grand Opening

"The hot, new Italian restaurant Aquila opened in the south Junction area in July to lots of fanfare. ...
Located at 347 Keele St., just south of Dundas St. West, Aquila Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Call ahead for reservations, 416-761-7474." Google Maps - Aquila Restaurant
2 reviews: Great Place + Opening night at Aquila

Monday, October 19, 2009

Green 13 Hosts Free Screening of Sisters on the Planet

Poster: Sisters on the Planet: 4 inspirational women fighting back against climate change
Green 13 Movie Night at Margret October 21, 2009
Credit: Green 13 +

Green 13 Movie Night
FREE Screening of
Sisters on the Planet

When: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Where: Margret
2952 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON
(just E of Pacific)

Please join us to view this recently released film which examines the impact of climate change on women, the most vulnerable. In this critical period, the countdown to Copenhagen, we must hear, with compassion, the voices of those on the firing line.

We look forward to discussion on what this all means locally.

Come, meet, mingle, learn and get involved,

Green 13: community residents from ward 13, who are a grassroots environmental group - dedicated to the promotion, education, and advocacy of environmental protection

Sisters on the Planet Action Guide
Four inspirational women and the fight against climate change

Climate change is already having a disproportionate impact on poor people in the US and abroad, and it's hitting women hardest.

These are stories of inspiration, of hope, and of the power of people to bring about change. Sahena, Sharon, Muriel, and Martina might have very different lives, but what they share is a certainty that progress only comes about when you stand up and make your voice heard.
SistersonthePlanet-ActionGuide.pdf (882.5 kB)

How climate change affects women in poorer countries.
Sisters on the Planet is a new half hour documentary made by Oxfam

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Toronto's Junction Art Hot Spot: Craft Market, Crema Coffee and Sky Factory Studio: Fine Art & Workshops

ArtJunction Collage: Toronto Junction Art Hot Spot: Wise Daughters art craft, Crema, SkyFactory StudioCollage: You Are Here: The Toronto Junction Art Hot Spot
Credit: Wise Daughters Craft Market + Crema Coffee + SkyFactory Studio + Google Latitude

Recently, a new studio was opened in the Junction - SkyFactory Studio. The studio is located above Crema and Wise Daughters. It is studio workspace for Toronto artist Sandra Muscat, but it is also used as gallery space, and it is large and bright enough to be ideal for hands on workshops. At present, Sandra is offering "Journal With Fluid Paint" and "Create An Altered Book" creative workshops along with Junction fellow artist Rhonda Nolan. They plan on
developing workshops for moms and kids to do together, but for now, the workshops are open to everyone.

Journal With Fluid Paint
flow...grow...forget what you know
Learn the tools and techniques for creative practice without any of the old boring rules. As well as working and exploring with fluid paint, you’ll learn a variety of techniques using collage, ink, pastels and dry media. Next sessions will be held:

Session One: Saturday, October 31, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session Two: Saturday, October 31, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: $145 includes all materials, as well as your own journal kit to take home.

No artistic training or experience is necessary.
For more information or to register call 647-628-4354
or email:

Create An Altered Book
The Altered Book: Any book, old or new, recycled by creative means into a work of art
Three part 8 hour workshop:

Session One: November 10 & 12, 7pm-9:30pm & November 14, 10am-1pm
Session Two: November 17 &19, 7pm-9:30pm & November 21, 10am-1pm

Cost: $225 includes materials

No artistic training or experience is necessary.
For more information or to register call 647-628-4354
or email:

Workshop Leaders:
SkyFactory Studio
Studio, gallery, workshops in the heart of Toronto’s Junction
3081 Dundas Street West, 2nd floor,
Toronto, ON M6P 2Z9
Tel: 647-628-4354

Screenshot: SkyFactory Studio Home Page


Sandra Muscat's blog: Sky Factory Studio: Fine Art & Workshops
Rhonda Nolan's blog: My Lighter Side
The Arts Junction: Welcome Wise Daughters
by Neil Ross

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary: Canadian Debut on Bravo! Tonight

The Unfinished Diary

The latest music documentary by award-winning filmmaker Yosif Feyginberg
Channel Bravo!
Canadian Premiere
Sunday, October 11 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Repeats: October 16 at 8 am and 7 pm ET

Credit: The Serge Prokofiev Foundation website

Play Web Exclusives from Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary (Trailer)

Sunday, October 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Produced by Up Front Entertainment in association with Bravo!, PROKOFIEV: THE UNFINISHED DIARY is the latest feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Yosif Feyginberg. Based on one of the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th Century Sergei Prokofiev, the film investigates the mystery of Prokofiev's life and the magnificence of his art. Reconstructing the enigma of the conductor’s life through his diaries (which were finally released on the 50th anniversary of his death in 2003), and the prism of some of his most extraordinary musical creations, Prokofiev's enigmatic story is told. Most recently, PROKOFIEV: THE UNFINISHED DIARY garnered an award at the 46th Golden Prague International Television Festival.

All that is known for certain about Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) is that he was a musical genius, and one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. The rest-from his music to his private life-remains shrouded in mystery. With the discovery of his personal diaries, part the Prokofiev enigma can finally come to light. The Unfinished Diary examines the complex interaction between the works of this period, considered among the most important of his career, and the bewildering choices Prokofiev made at this time. television

links: Prokofiev: the unfinished diary Prokofiev: le journal inachevé
Canada, France/2008/Betacam/colour, b&w/52 min/english The Prokofiev Page
Bard Music Festival 2008: Prokofiev and His World Sound Mind: A Classical Music Blog: Two snippets of Prokofiev's own mastery of the keyboard
By John Terauds Why Dictators Fear Artists
By Santiago Ramos

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our Junction Post Office Could Be Closed: Residents Sign Petition to Keep Local Branch Open

Save the Local Canada Post Office from Closing, by artjunctionSave the Local Canada Post Office from Closing
On land and online, we deliver.
We are Canada Post — connecting individuals, communities and companies to each other and to the world.
Canada Post

Sur le terrain et en ligne, nous livrons.
À Postes Canada, nous établissons des liens entre les particuliers, les collectivités et les entreprises, au pays et de par le monde.
Postes Canada

Community Outreach and Consultation
14. At least one month before deciding to permanently close, move or amalgamate corporate post offices, Canada Post will meet with affected customers and communities to jointly explore options and find practical solutions that address customer concerns.
Canadian Postal Service Charter PDF Version


The Junction Residents need the
Junction Gardens Post Office

Please Call or E-Mail to your local MP or MPP
to keep this branch open for you.

Gerard Kennedy, MP for Parkdale-High Park
2849 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y6
Tel: 416.769.5072

Cheri Dinovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park
3136 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON M6P 2A1
Tel: 416.763.5630

The Ombudsman at Canada Post

Save the Local Canada Post Office from Closing, by artjunctionPoster: Attention: Save the Local Canada Post Office from Closing

links: There are petitions to keep the Junction post office open at Big Daddy's DVD. #JunctionTO IS CANADA POST going to close down the Junction storefront post office?
CUPW - Public Post Office - Campaign to stop Closures, Privatization and Deregulation at Canada Post
Penticton Western Downtown postal outlet closing
by Wolf Depner Post office mulls closing hundreds of offices Could your post office be closing?
As mail volume declines, the US Postal Service could shutter up to 3,200 post offices and retail outlets. Most people say they understand -- unless it's their post office.
by Caitlin McDevitt

Friday, October 09, 2009

Junction Pumpkin Fest & Scary Halloween Movies Event October 24, 2009

What: Junction Pumpkin Fest & Scary Halloween Movies

When: Saturday, October 24

10am and 12pm - Pumpkin Carving
6:30pm and 8:30pm - Scary movies for the family

Where: at the Junction Train Station
The Junction City Square
2960 Dundas Street West at Pacific Avenue

The Junction BIA, and the Rue Morgue House of Horror invite you and your family to The Junction Pumpkin fest & Scary movies event held at The Junction Train station (Dundas/Pacific) on Saturday, Oct 24.

Saturday October 24, 2009
  • Pumpkin Carving for kids at the Junction Train Station between 10am and 1pm
  • Scary movies for the family at the Junction Train Station between 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Come join in the fun! We will have a pumpkin drawing and pumpkin carving for everyone. Kids 1 to 4 years old can decorate pumpkins (with parental assistance), while kids 5 to 12-years-old can carve their own pumpkins. All the necessary materials are provided free of charge.

And the pre-Halloween festivities don’t end there! The evening will see a selection of family-friendly classic spooky movies (not too scary) projected at the Junction Train Station. Seating, hot chocolate and treats will be provided – and it’s all free of charge. Dress warmly!

The Rue Morgue is North America’s premier publisher and promoter of everything scary including a monthly magazine, radio channel and a complete interactive website of scary stuff

This community event is brought to you by the Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA), with the assistance of our above sponsors, and the assistance of neighbourhood volunteers. The Junction BIA consists of over 150 businesses serving The Junction, High Park, WestBend and BloorWest communities. With an impressive selection of ethnically diverse dining establishments, morning eateries, organic cafes and markets, gift stores, neighbourbood bars and other businesses, the Junction offers a variety of choice. With our thriving selection of home decor stores, you will find all your needs met from antiques, reclamation, and rebuilding right through to new furnishings, lighting, framing, and art. Everything you needs is at your doorstep.

For more information: 416-767-9068

The Junction Pumpkin Fest & Scary Halloween Movies Event

Press-Release: Pumpkin Fest & Kids Cartoons: Halloween in the Junction
Junction Parents: Pumpkinfest and Scary Movies! Saturday, Oct.24th at the Junction City Square!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Body and Soul Tango Passion: Margaret Maye's Annual Benefit Concert for Epilepsy Research

poster Body and Soul Tango PassionScreenshot: Margaret Maye - Bravo International Presents
Body and Soul Tango Passion
The third Annual Concert for Epilepsy
Benefiting University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program
Brilliant… It was dramatic. It was elegant. It was everything tango should be.
Kelly-Anne Reiss for the Regina Leader-Post

Under Honourable Patronage of the Consul General of the Republic of Poland

Margaret Maye - Bravo International Presents
The third Annual Concert for Epilepsy
Benefiting University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program

Body and Soul Tango Passion

  • dazzling, sensational Artist of The Year QuartangoThe Music Ensemble
  • single spirit to express desire, passion, love and sadness Roxana & Fabian Belmonte - Argentine Tango Dancers
  • lush voice and dramatic delivery Margaret Maye – mezzo-soprano
A feast of sight and sound; a perfect harmony of melody and movement. Spirited music of sizzling tangos that draw on classical works, jazz standards, Celtic melodies and popular tunes provide the setting for intricate, sensual dance steps, terpsichorean pyrotechnics and lush mezzo-soprano singing.

A treat for both the eyes and the ears! When Quartango teams up with Argentine tango dancers Roxana and Fabian, audiences are spellbound by the intricate, sensual dance steps and the spirited music. Tangos that draw on classical works, jazz standards, Celtic melodies and popular tunes provide the setting for Roxana and Fabian’s terpsichorean pyrotechnics and Margaret Maye’s lush mezzo-soprano singing. Dancers, singer and musicians share their passion for the tango in an exceptional performance where melody, voice and movement are in perfect harmony.

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Where: Jane Mallet Theatre at St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East, Toronto Ontario

online at
By calling theatre: 416-366-7723 and 1-800-708-6754
In person at the STLC: 27 Front Street East, Toronto
Local stores:
Polimex: 416 537-3496, Roncesvalles
Husarz: 905 277-5171, Plaza Chopin
Pegaz: 905 238-9994
Pegaz Starski I: 905 804-1414,
Pegaz Starski II: 905 547-9334

Information and Reservation: (647) 892-7799

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts: Body & Soul - Tango Passion: Bravo International Singers On Stage
Margaret Maye's Event Page: Body and Soul Tango Passion Featuring dazzling, sensational Artist of The Year Quartango
The University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program
The Arts Junction: Margaret Maye and Zanna Bichevskaya: Benefit UofT Epilepsy Research Program

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Reba's Café & Gallery News & Events Calendar for October 2009

Poster: Rebas Café Gallery Events News ArtJunction  October 2009
Poster: Rebas Café & Gallery Events & News October 2009
Reba's Café & Gallery Events & News October 2009

Reba's 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 22 from 6-10
Barbeque & Live Music
featuring Michael Menegon & Friends

October Programming

In Tandem II
Paintings by
Ulla-Britt Cole & Gord Cole
October 2009
Artist Reception & Barbeque
Thursday Oct. 15 6-9
Performance by "The Just Us Band"

The Coles follow their successful 2008 exhibition at Rebas with new watercolor and mixed media paintings. Ulla-Britt Cole is a fine watercolorist. Her romantic landscapes capture her creative passion for all to see. A painter since childhood, Gord’s watercolors express a developed complexity of vision. Gord’s art is enriched by his music. He plays drums and pedal steel guitar with various Toronto bands. Ulla &Gord share, support, love & have lots of fun & it shows!

Upcoming Art Shows
"Drifted Landscapes"
Multi-Media Wall Works by Jessie Malacarne

"The Flowering Heart"
Sculpture & Paintings
By Stephen Lye & Andrea Blonde

"Shadow Land"
By Jennifer Stellings

Patio Update

Our Patio is open. It is quiet, comfortable and inviting. There is a smoking and non-smoking area to accommodate everyone. Join us while the weather holds. For the hardy, our patio will be open in the winter too!
Visit our website for last minute announcement

For a great blog on Rebas visit

See Snap’s Calendar of Upcoming Events
Lots of Pictures Lots of listings

In the Works…
We are currently updating our Musical Barbeque & Brunch Scheduling for future programming.
Many other events are in the works so keep us in touch with your comments & suggestions and we will keep you informed as events develops.

Paul, Arlene & Reba

Rebas Cafe & Gallery
3289 Dundas St. W.
(Just East of Runnymede Ave.)
Tuesday-Friday 8:30-6:00
Saturday-Sunday 9:00-5:00
Open for Special Events & by Appointment


The Arts Junction: Reba's Café & Gallery News & Events Calendar for August 2009
The Arts Junction: Reba's Café & Gallery News & Events Calendar for September 2009
The Arts Junction: Reba's Café & Gallery News & Events Calendar for October 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Art of Quebec to Be Featured at Latitude 44 Gallery in October

Screenshot: A Touch of Quebec: Dubé, Jou Lee, Zerbé, Boisvert
Art Exhibit: October 1 - 31, 2009
Latitude 44 Galeery Framing Decor
Latitude 44
Gallery ∙ Framing ∙ Decor
invites you to experience

A Touch of Quebec
Dubé, Jou Lee, Zerbé, Boisvert

October 1st to October 31st 2009

Tuesday to Friday: 10h00 am - 7h00 pm
Saturday: 10h00 am - 5h00 pm

2900 Dundas Street West Toronto Ontario
Canada M6P 1Y8
[located at Dundas & Keele in the historic Junction of Toronto
and wheelchair accessible]


The focal point of this month art exhibitions at Latitude 44 Gallery is the art show entitled "A Touch of Quebec". It features art works by four talented French-Canadian artists from the province of Québec: Dubé, Jou Lee, Zerbé, Boisvert, and will run till October 31, 2009.

For more information about Latitude 44 Gallery and the art show "A Touch of Quebec" call 416-769-2900 or visit the web site,

links: Marcelle Bonenfant-Dubé Hyun Jou Lee Alexandre Zerbé Normand Boisvert Alexandre Zerbé Relais des Arts Gallery: Artwork from Marcelle Bonenfant Dubé L'Avantage votre journal - Marcelle Bonenfant-Dubé aux É.-U: le credo de la couleur
"Donc, la galerie Renjeau de Boston accueillera ses grands tableaux à la mi-octobre, alors que Dallas verra bientôt ses œuvres, comme l’artiste participe à une exposition collective à Toronto (Galerie Latitude) et une autre à la Galerie Michel-Ange de Montréal, pour son 25e anniversaire (petits tableaux, cette fois)."
Par Laurent Leblond

JRA Culture Committee October Meeting with Guest Speaker Joshua Barndt

Screenshot: Art Starts: Graffiti Transformation Project: Strength in NumbersScreenshot: Art Starts: Graffiti Transformation Project: Strength in Numbers
The giant mural, funded through the city’s Graffiti Transformation Program, is the culmination of four weeks of work by five youth artists and two lead artists: Joshua Barndt and Jamie Bradbury. The mural is located where the new West Toronto Railpath intersects with Dupont at Dundas and in front of the new bike lanes along Dupont. The mural which has been titled Strength in Numbers celebrates the Junction, paying homage to its industrial past rooted in the railway, and highlighting its ongoing development as a diverse neighbourhood-oriented community.

Art Starts: Graffiti Transformation Project: Strength in Numbers
JRA Culture Committee Meeting - Guest Speaker

Time: October 26, 2009 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Wise Daughters Craft Market
Street: 3079B Dundas St. W.
City/Town: Toronto
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Mary Breen

The Culture Committee welcomes guest speaker Josh Barndt, facilitator of the Dupont bike mural who will talk about what made that project a success, and share plans for a community mural in Parkdale/Roncesvalles.
Other agenda items: Boom Times Spring Fling update, discussion of other local arts activities.

Credit: JRA Cultural Committee

links: Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction Youth paint cycling-themed mural on Dupont
by Emma Feltes Media Advisory| Biked-Themed Mural
"Art Starts is proud to celebrate the launch of a new 400 foot bike-themed mural at the intersection of Dupont and Dundas..."