Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Junction Residents Association Meeting May 13: Junction Arts Festival New Direction Model

The Junction Residents Association
Community Meeting

Junction Forum for Art and Culture
Will Present Their
New Direction Model for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival

Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: West Toronto Baptist Church
3049 Dundas Street West Toronto
(between High Park and Quebec)

Other items on Thursday's agenda include : vote on the JRA bylaws; updates on The Function in the Junction; Toronto Police Service 11 Division site; and discussion on the Junction Historical Conservation District.

link: Junction Arts Festival overview at the Junction Residents Association meeting


olga said...

Junction Residents Association e-newsletter – April 29, 2010

The next JRA meeting – Thursday May 13

Our next JRA members meeting will be held on Thursday, May 13, at 7pm at the West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas Street West.

Agenda items include: vote on the JRA bylaws; updates on The Function in the Junction; Toronto Police Service 11 Division site; and discussion on the Junction Historical Conservation District.

Lastly, the Junction Forum for Arts and Culture will present their new direction model for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival.

JRA members' meeting minutes

The March JRA members' meeting minutes are attached. Please take a few minutes to review them.

JRA Bylaws draft to be considered at the May 13 meeting

At the March meeting, a number of the residents who were present preferred a structure that would have the membership elect an undifferentiated group of people as the Executive Committee, which body would then, later, elect Officers from among their number.

However, at the subsequent meeting of the Executive Committee in April, all of its members felt very uncomfortable with this structure, preferring the more traditional method of seeking out and electing directly persons for specific duties as Officers, plus a few Officers at Large.

Given these strong feelings, we decided to try again to convince the residents who are eligible to vote to approve such a structure (Draft #6a). If that turns out to be impossible, we will have no choice but to present Draft #6b, since it seems unwise to continue much longer with no defined structure at all.

We have also expanded the boundaries and eliminated the "household" membership class.

Please read the attached drafts and be prepared to vote on the bylaws at the May 13 meeting (if you live within the new boundaries).

Annette Street Library Events

Wednesday, May 5, 2-3 pm Tea and Books. Enjoy refreshments as you hear about some great reads!

Knitting club and classes - Saturdays 10am

Tuesday May 18, 6:15 - 8:15pm The Society of Free People presents a talk about the environment.

Tuesday May 25 - 7-8pm May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Special presentation: Teenage Depression - What Parents Need to Know with Murray C. Watson (

Tuesday June 1, 6:30pm Clean Train Coalition Information Evening - Find out more about where things stand now and what we can do to keep diesel trains out of our community

Wednesday June 2, 10am Celebrate Aboriginal Month with Cree storyteller Melvyn John (for ages 10 and older please)

[to be continued]

olga said...

Junction Residents Association e-newsletter – April 29, 2010

[part 2]

Other Coming Events

Plant Fair - Saturday, May 8

The Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto, whose mandate includes projects to beautify Toronto, is hosting a plant fair. The funds raised are entirely devoted to community garden projects, including Colborne Lodge, St. Christopher House at Dundas and Ossington, Dewson Public School, Grafton Community Garden, and twelve others. Visit for details.

Contact Photography in the Junction – message from the Junction Gardens BIA

CONTACT Photography is the world’s largest festival of its kind, designed to engage the public in celebration of the art of photography. For yet another year, the Junction will continue to distinguish itself as hosting the largest concentration of venues with photographic art in the Toronto area. Twenty-one businesses will showcase the work of twenty-eight local, Canadian, and international artists.

All exhibits will be open to the public May 1st to 31st. The formal Opening Night reception will be held on Saturday, May 8th, from 6 to 9 p.m., at all 21 venues. At 9 p.m., we will present the screening of an internationally acclaimed short film at the Historic Junction Train Platform (2954 Dundas Street West at Pacific Ave.).

Join us this May and stroll from venue to venue. Check out our wonderfully eclectic selection of shops and highly regarded restaurants. Come celebrate CONTACT Photography in the Junction.

Boom Times Spring Fling – Thursday, June 3

The Junction Historical Society is proud to be partnering with the Junction Residents Association and Humberside Collegiate Institute to present BOOM TIMES SPRING FLING at the first annual HUMBERSIDE HOOPLA. Admission is $2, and highlights include:

JUNCTION HISTORY MASH UP, a new theatre piece based on Junction history featuring Humberside drama students and the debut of local composer Isaias Garcia's JUNCTION SUITE. Directed by Neil Ross and performed in historic Lismer Hall. 7:30 pm.

Drop by our SILENT AUCTION booth.

Boom Times Spring Fling - LOCAL OPTION ART – Saturday, June 5

The student art created at Humberside under the mentorship of Junction artists will be on display at Wise Daughters (3079B Dundas St. W) for the month of June, with a free opening reception June 5.

LOCAL OPTION ART features Artist/Mentors Christopher Sears, Rhonda Nolan, Carol Barrett and Cathy Thorne who are working with Humberside art students to create original cedar and textile sculpture, altered books and comic zines.

2nd Annual Junction Yard Sale Day – Saturday, June 12

The JRA is welcoming all Junction streets to organise a mass yard sale for the entire community. The JRA will place notices in our local papers to attract people from our neighbouring community to wander our streets seeking great deals.

Participating streets are invited to a community potluck in Vine Parkette @ 4pm.

It’s your Junction, It’s our Junction!
JRA Members Meeting - Thursday, May 13th

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