Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Canada Day 'Arts Picnic' in High Park, July 1, 1 - 4 pm

Poster: Canada Day 'Arts Picnic' in High Park
July 1, 2010, 1 - 4 pm

Come out and celebrate Canada’s 142nd Birthday with your family, friends and neighbours!


Thursday, July 1st
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
High Park - Areas 1 & 2
Bloor/High Park Entrance

Featuring local music, dance, and theatre. Supported by local community organizations and businesses. Free. All Welcome!

Hosted by: Gerard Kennedy, M.P. , Parkdale-High Park

Food & Refreshments │ Children’s Activities │ Entertainment

For more information please contact: (416)-769-5072

Don’t miss actors from Dream in High Park at 3pm
& many more local arts groups
including artists from the Junction Arts Festival!

Come out & celebrate Canadian Culture!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Comedy Workshops for Adults Begin July 6 at the Annette Library

Toronto Public Library Annette Street Branch Stand-up Sketch Comedy Workshops with Neil Ross Summer 2010, by artjunction.blogspot.comFlyer: Toronto Public Library Annette Street Branch
Stand up and Sketch Comedy Classes for Adults with Neil Ross
Tuesday July 6 - Tuesday September 7, 7- 8pm
Unleash Your Natural Comic!

Summer Comedy Workshops
Stand up and sketch comedy classes for adults eighteen and over
with Neil Ross

Tuesday July 6 - Tuesday September 7, 7- 8pm

at the Annette Street Public Library
145 Annette Street Toronto, ON , M6P 1P3
[One and a half blocks west of Keele]

Writer/comedian/director Neil Ross has worked in Canadian comedy for thirty years. He has taught stand up comedy to street kids and improvisational comedy to psychiatric survivors - so he can work with you!

Participants will find their natural comic and create comedy in teams. Graduates will debut on the comedy stage of the 2010 Junction Arts Festival both as a solo act and in sketches for a show called EnvironMENTAL Junction (September 9 - 12, 2010).

The cost is $10 a workshop with a 5 workshop minimum.
The last workshop (September 7) is free.

Call the Annette Street Branch at 416-393-7692 today to reserve your spot!

TPL Annette Street Branch Programs and Events
TPL Annette Street Branch Blog

Invitation: Screening of Fezeka's Voice and Celebration the World Cup in South Africa

Poster: Screening of Fezeka’s Voice to celebrate the World Cup in South Africa at National Film Board of Canada Cinema, Thursday July 8th, 2010, by artjunction.blogspot.comPoster: Screening of Fezeka’s Voice to celebrate the World Cup in South Africa
National Film Board of Canada Cinema, Thursday July 8th, 2010, 6:30-9:30 pm
The Consul General of South Africa in Toronto
Ms. Tselane Mokuena

All Living Things
invite you to a private screening


Fezeka’s Voice
to celebrate
the World Cup in South Africa

The beautiful story of one man, a teacher, who has spent the last 12 years of his life inspiring the children of his township through laughter, love and song.

Thursday July 8th, 2010

Reception: 6:30 to 7:00 pm
Feature Film: 7:15 pm
Post Reception: 8:30 to 9:30 pm

National Film Board of Canada Cinema
150 John St. @ Richmond St. W., Toronto ON M5V 3C3
[TTC: Osgoode subway station]

Donation: $25.00
Proceeds to The Fezeka Foundation
RSVP to Fezeka: At the heart of this initiative is a documentary, a scholarship fund, and a social network.
Watch the trailer, visit the site, and become part of the community.
Credit: cielproductions


CieL Productions: multimedia content for change
All Living Things Alexandra (Alex) Abraham is blogging from South Africa
Education Without Borders: Fezeka school in Guguletu
Canada South Africa Chamber of Business

Monday, June 14, 2010

Invitation to Aquila's First Year Anniversary: 2 Day Extravaganza

Aguila Restaurant & Toronto Junction Jazz Bar celebrate its first anniversary June 17 - 18, 2010 @ artjunction.blogspot.comAguila restaurant & Junction Jazz bar is ready to celebrate its first anniversary
2010 @

Jose & Kori
invite you to

1st Year Anniversary
2 Day Extravaganza

June 17 - 18

Aquila Restaurant & Junction Jazz Bar

347 Keele Street & Dundas W
Toronto Ontario M6P 2K6

Located in historic Junction neighbourhood

phone: 416-761-7474

come check out

Thursday, June 17 @ 8 pm - 12 am
Paul Gellman Band


Friday, June 18 @ 9 pm - 1 am
Bill Beaumont Blues Deluxe

Blues Bands coordinated by Dave McManus is in the house

Great Food & Great Giveaways

"It's all Good in the Hood!"

Details on the AQUILA Restaurant Facebook's page

Follow Aquila on Twitter @AquilaRestaurnt

+ Aquila Restaurant - Junction Jazz: Upcoming Concerts @ the Toronto Jazz Festival: June 15 - July 4, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Your Help Needed to Break the Guinness World Record™

Poster: Worldwide Knit in Public Day 2010, Guinness Book of World Records Attempt for Most People Knitting June 12, 2010, Toronto Junction, CanadaPoster: Worldwide Knit in Public Day 2010
Join the Guinness Book of World Records Attempt for Most People Knitting
June 12, 2010 from 1 - 4 pm (Attempt at 3 pm!)
Design Contributed By: Dig Dug Designs
Logistical Support Provided By: The Junction Forum for Arts & Culture

Worldwide Knit in Public Day Extravaganza!
Guinness World Record Attempt

When: Saturday, June 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Attempt at 3 pm!
Rain Day - Sunday, June 13, 1:00pm – 4:00pm !!!

Where: The Junction Square [Dundas at Pacific]
2954 - 2960 Dundas Street West
The Historic Junction Train Platform

+ Musical guests include:
Beverly Taft
Melissa Larkin

And a beautiful classical guitar surprise!

Presented by Wise Daughters and That's Women's Work

June 12 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day and the Junction Square is being taking over to not only brazenly knit in public, but to try to break the Guinness World Record for most knitters in one place at one time!

Novices and experts alike are invited to bring a lawn chair, some needles and yarn, and to be part of history! There will be live entertainment, refreshments and prizes, as well as beginner knitting classes on the spot. The count for the world record will take place at 3 pm sharp.

Participants are encouraged to donate what they knit (that day, or anytime) to Streetknit.

Wise Daughters (3079B Dundas St. W.) is a drop-off point for donations of woollies, yarn and needles. Streetknit meets the last Tuesday of each month at the shop for an evening of knitting and chatting all year round.

Visit or for more details.

Check out Most People Knitting- World Record Attempt event Facebook page.

link: Torontonians hope to set group knitting world record
By Gillian Grace May 6, 2010

+ If you will be around, please stop by and check the Junction Residents Association event:

2nd Annual Junction Yard Sale Day
& Community Potluck

@ Junction Streets

Saturday, June 12 8:00am – 2:00pm

Vernon St, Laws St, McMurray Ave, Vine Ave and Quebec Ave have announced they are participating, but other streets can still join the fun. Take a stroll around our great neighbourhood and get some great deals.

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