Friday, March 19, 2010

Fundraising Function in the Junction at Aquila March 27

Poster: Function in the Junction - Aquila Restaurant
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 6 - 10 pm
Tickets available at Agora Cafe (3015 Dundas St. W.),
Latitude 44 Gallery (2900 Dundas St. W.),
and Aquila Restaurant (347 Keele St.).
Poster design by

The Junction Residents Association proudly presents

Function in the Junction

Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ 6 - 10 pm

Aquila Restaurant

347 Keele Street,
Toronto, ON M6P 2K6
phone: 416 - 761 - 7474

As you know the firefighters of the West Toronto Station 423 achieved an Award of Merit of the Heritage Toronto for the Multimedia Exhibit of the History of West Toronto Junction Fire Station No. 1 (Authors/Directors: Duncan Brown, Greg Schultz).

The Function in the Junction is a fundraiser to support the continuing historical research of the brave firefighters of the Junction 423, recipients of the Heritage Toronto 2009 Award of Merit. All proceeds will be used to professionally frame historic photographs and documents for display in the firehouse. Donations are appreciated.

Aquila Restaurant Dinner Menu
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 6 - 10 pm

Bruschetta included

Cream of mushroom soup with truffle fusion
Mixed green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, mandarins
and gorgonzola cheese with a strawberry vinaigrette

Seafood Occasion
Linguini with 4oz. shrimp, scallop, clams, roasted peppers, snow peas and baby spinach in an olive fusion wine sauce
Black Angus Beef Tenderloin
8oz. Black Angus tenderloin with kalamata olives and a Merlot demi-glaze
Served with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables
Alberta Bison Sirloin
8oz. Grilled Bison sirloin with a red wine demi-glaze topped with a gorgonzola cream sauce
Served with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables
Grilled Vegetable Delight
Layers of tofu, eggplant, Portobello mushroom, zucchini, sweet yam, sweet pepper and goat cheese with a white wine and red pepper cream sauce
Smoked Salmon
Naturally smoked salmon with pesto white wine cream sauce
Served with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables

Tiramisu or Crème Brulée
Coffee or Tea

Dinner hours from 6 - 10 pm. Book your space with Aquila at 416-761-7474 or email

Please see the poster for details.

Please come and support the JRA's fundraiser.
It’s your Junction, It’s our Junction!
Visit today

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links: Toronto events: Function in the Junction
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Taste of Iceland in Toronto Starts Today: March 17 - 20

Screenshot: Iceland Naturally: News: A Taste of Iceland in Toronto March 17-20

A Festival of Music, Film, Future and Food & Fun

Viking Invasion: Iceland's Finest Cuisine, Music & Culture Return to Toronto

When: Wednesday, March 17 to Saturday, March 20, 2010

Where: The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3
(416) 531-5042

One thousand years and counting, Icelandic culture is very much alive. Icelanders enjoy a sophisticated European lifestyle based on age-old traditions. They make their own food from fresh ingredients, design their own clothes, write their own books, make their own music and perform their own plays. Now, Torontonians can once again experience the Icelandic lifestyle during A Taste of Iceland, the country's captivating cultural festival, from Wednesday, March 17 to Saturday, March 20.

Hosted by Iceland Naturally and in collaboration with Toronto's Drake Hotel, this four-day event will offer Canadians a chance to learn more about this beautiful country and its people, with a variety of events including free live performances, film screenings, Icelandic food offerings and art.

A Taste of Iceland, a multi-day cultural program, will include a variety of public events, such as live musical performances, Icelandic culinary promotions and a film festival. A Taste of Iceland is presented by Iceland Naturally, in cooperation with Icelandair, Icelandic USA, Inc., 66° North, The Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial, and The Drake Hotel.

See full program of events at Taste of Iceland in Toronto!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Junction Jazz Club Grand Opening Night at Aquila

Screenshot: Jazz artist opens club in Junction

Aquilla Restaurant presents:

Junction Jazz

Grand Opening
Anthony Terpstra

Saturday, March 6, 2010

On opening night, Terpstra on baritone sax, will be joined by Richard Whitehouse on piano, Dave Field on bass and Mark Hundevad on drums.

Show stars at 9:00 pm

Aquila Restaurant
347 Keele Street,
Toronto, ON M6P 2K6


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

Friday, March 05, 2010

What's On: Events Listing: March - April 2010

Screenshot: Show One Productions: Upcoming Events 2010, by artjunction.blogspot.comScreenshot: Show One Productions: Upcoming Events 2010

March 3 - 31, 2010
Toronto Calling on display at Steam Whistle Art Gallery
Photographs of the British New Wave as it happened in Toronto 1979-1981 Never before displayed, these photos are a front row perspective on a movement that changed the course of music. A glimpse of an underground era in music history, which was locked out of mainstream media, shot by former Torontonians Simon and Nick White. These photos capture a moment in time before the internet and before corporate sponsorship, a unique and exciting time which still seems to resonate with a raw energy and passion:

March 5 - 7, 2010
The World of Comedy Film Festival
The World of Comedy Film Festival brings you a feast of comedy films from around the world showcasing the best films of the genre from both Canadian and International filmmakers including classic comedy favorites:

March 4 - 7, 2010
The Artist Project Toronto
The Artist Project brings together artists, collectors and art enthusiasts for a juried sale, an emerging artist competition and an art chat series (including a panel with the Post’s Leah Sandals). Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes Blvd. $12-$25. For tickets, visit

Friday, March 05, 2010 at 8 PM
College Maisonneve - Montréal
Sunday, March 07, 2010 at 8 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John Basset Theatre
Rozygrich, Russian Drama Theater

March 6, 2010 12:00 PM - March 7, 2010 05:00 PM
Haru Matsuri / Spring Festival
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)

March 6 - April 3, 2010
Cinéfranco 2010
French Films Festival:

Sunday, March 7, 2010 8pm
Concert Performance by: Psoy Korolenko (free concert)
“Virtual Nostagia, Second Degree: Soviet Popular Hits and Post-Shtetl Songs in Russian, Yiddish, And Moldavian”
Multilingual cabaret with songs and videoshow based on Soviet Popular Hits in Yiddish
Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, Toronto, 3rd Floor:

Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Club "On the Rox", 1600 Steeles Ave West (Dufferin/Steeles)
Vyacheslav Butusov & U-Piter
Nautilus Pompilius 25 Year Anniversary Concert: The groups legendary front-man Vyacheslav Butusov and his band “U-Piter” - live in concert in Toronto to perform hits like "Я Хочу Быть с Тобой", "Гудбай Америка", "Прогулки по Воде", "Тутанхамон", "На Берегу Безымянной Реки" and many others...

Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Valery Gergiev Conducts Mariinsky Orcestra, Soloist Denis Matsuev

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8pm
Roy Thomson Hall presents Virtuoso Performances
Mariinsky Orchestra (Kirov) Valery Gergiev, conductor

Under the genius baton of supernova Music Director Valery Gergiev, the internationally acclaimed powerhouse Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly known as the Kirov Orchestra) never fails to thrill, astound and astonish. Every performance is crafted with gemstone brilliance, every performance, the experience of a lifetime.

March 16th Program
BERLIOZ: Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens
BERLIOZ: Introduction, Ball, Adagio, Scherzo, March to the Grave from Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

March 17th Program
Featuring Denis Matsuev, piano
LIADOV: Enchanted Lake
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8 pm
Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8 PM

Experience the passion of two International Vocal Superstars: soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as they perform favorite arias and duets from Tosca, La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra and more in an Italian Opera Spectacular!

Orchestre de la Francophonie
Led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, music director
Constantine Orbelian, conductor

March 24 - 28, 2010
The Female Eye Film Festival
Features and short films directed by women:

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 12 - 5pm
45th Annual Easter Around the World Festival
Toronto City Hall, Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West
Admission: Free
The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto showcase of different ethnic communities displays on their EASTER traditions, in art & crafts, egg painting, and traditional foods. The festival offers an excellent opportunity for children and families to learn about how different cultures celebrate Easter. See how these groups celebrate Easter with special events and customs:

April 1-10, 2010
Images Festival
23rd Festival: Toronto's annual spring celebration of independent and experimental film and video, featuring ten days of screenings, installations, and performances:

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 8 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, John Basset Theatre
Time Machine / Mashina Vremeni : 40th Anniversary Tour
Time Machine / Mashina Vremeni is a legendary Russian rock band formed in the late 1960s. It is recognized as a "patriarch" of Russian rock music and achieved the cult status among several generations in the former Soviet Union. Mashina Vremeni celebrates its 40th anniversary with all-hit program:

April 23-25 and April 30-May 2, 2010
Wilderness Survival - Spring
The Wilderness Experience Certificate Programme: Specific areas of concentration will include the identification and preparation of edible and herbal greenery, basket weaving, primitive fishing, direction finding, toolmaking, fire-building, constructing snares and deadfalls, and coping with the seasonal problem of mosquitoes, black flies, and deer flies. The fee covers all costs except clothing, food, and transportation to and from the weekend survival site. The course is 2 weekends in duration.

Sunday, April 4, 2010, 6:00 PM
Ricoh Coliseum, 100 Princes' Blvd.
March 15, 2010 update:
Please Note...
This event has been cancelled.
Refunds will be available at the Point of Purchase starting Mar 17, 2010. Internet & phone orders will automatically be cancelled & refunded starting Mar 17, 2010.
For More Information:
The Russian Ice Symphony Featuring Iliya Averbukh - Cancelled
This show combines elements of artistic and theatrical performances with a world-class production. Before going on a worldwide tour, visiting over 70 cities all around Post-Soviet states and Europe, The Russian Ice Symphony remains a successful TV show with a distinguished competitive edge. In each program, broadcasted weekly, the figure skating duos compete with each other, judged by a panel of celebrities and professional athletes. The star-studded line-up includes Irena Slytskaya, Roman Kostomarov, Alexey Yegodin, Tatayana Navka, Tatyana Totmyanina, Maksim Marinin, Ira Lobacheva, Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov, Margarita Drobiazko, Povilas Vanagas, Aldena Denkova & Maksim Staviski, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Vitali Novikov and many more!:

April 14 - 18, 2010
ReelWorld Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival is a five day festival that screens features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos from the Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, South Asian and other multi-racial communities. This unique Canadian based film festival truly reflects the racially diverse cultures of the World around us:

April 17-15, 2010
18th Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Films from local and international Jewish filmmakers:

April 17 - 23, 2010
Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children
Sprockets is an initiative of TIFF that offers children and youth the opportunity to learn about cultural perspectives from around the world through the power of the moving image. For young film-goers and their families (ages 3 and up):

April 29 - May 9, 2010
HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival
North America's largest documentary festival runs for 11 days, April 29 - May 9, presenting over 170 films from more than 35 countries and welcoming hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto:

[Event listing courtesy of PA]