Wednesday, September 08, 2010

2010 Junction Arts Festival Is Here: September 8 - 12

2010 Junction Arts Festival map, Dundas street west, toronto, ontario canada, by artjunctionScreenshot: Downlodable Festival Footprint map [pdf]
The stretch of Dundas Street West from Indian Grove to St John’s Road is where it all takes place.
Have a look at the map to help you find your way to the neighbourhood, where you can also enjoy many popular and award-winning shops and restaurants.


2010 Junction Arts Festival from Wednesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 12, with a two day closure of Dundas Street West between Indian Grove and St John’s Road the weekend of September 11 and 12.

2010 Junction Arts Festival Opening Night Ceremonies Held This Friday September 10th on Dundas Street West at Pacific Ave.

A weekend festival 'Where the Arts meet the Street' in the heart of the West Toronto Junction is the basis for this ever-growing multi-ARTS Festival that includes visual art, galleries, installation art, main stage music, dance, theatre, performance art, travelling minstrels and anything in between and beyond.

The Junction Residents Association e-newsletter:

Junction Arts Festival – September 8 to 12

With summer coming to an end the Junction arts community is preparing to welcome thousands of people to our great neighbourhood for this years Junction Arts Festival.

The Junction Forum for Art & Culture (JFAC) is moving away from the street festivals of the past few years and returning to its origins with a "thousand percent increase in art". The out of town street vendors which lined Dundas last year will be replaced with art installations, performance art, entertainment for the kids and extended patios from our favourite local restaurants. Our local business and storefronts will no longer be hidden behind tents so they can also enjoy and benefit from the festival.

Traffic will be closed this year on Dundas from Runnymede to Annette Street with Keele being the only north/south route. See below for closure times.

Art installation will start at Malta Park with an outdoor living room and continue to the vacant lot on Indian Grove which will stage the Poetry Village and Film Centre.

JRA presents the Community Stage at High Park Avenue

The stage is sponsored by your Junction Residents Association and we will be hosting a Community Forum on local issues as well as promoting local talent in the multi-talented Junction.

Here are just some of the acts that we’ll be presenting. Check the Junction Arts Festival website or Facebook for an updated schedule.

Junction Community Forum – 11am Saturday and 1pm Sunday

Your JRA is hosting a Junction Community Forum on the Community Stage on High Park Ave.

We are inviting leaders from other nearby resident associations to take part in a question and answer discussion on local topics. This is a great opportunity for residents to inquire about and comment on a wide range of issues.

Junction News Team - Saturday and Sunday

Hannah Hogan and Matt McCready are improv reporters covering the festival and bringing back weird and wonderful characters. Hannah and Matt will also be starring in our popular "Artists Who Didn’t Make the Cut" segment (watch for the creator of the installation that actually sprayed sausages!). Plus prizes, contests, trivia, special guests, and extremely silly bits.

Junction History Mash Up, 2pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday

An encore presentation of the dynamic experience that made its debut at the Humberside Hoopla in June. A troupe of student actors -- originally from Heather Bernkopf’s Grade 11 drama class at Humberside, now bursting into Grade Twelve – interpret Junction Suite, an original orchestral composition by young composer Isaias Garcia based on the wide open and diverse history of West Toronto Junction. Narration by Neil Ross. Produced by Boom Times Cabaret Artists Collective.

EnvironMENTAL Junction Revue, 3:45 Saturday, 4:30 Sunday

Summer Standup/Sketch Comedy Workshop grads present a look askance at the environment and the rest of the world.

With Sarah Bradley on “Helicopter Parenting, Junction style”; Rebecca Christensen, Queen of Cats and Uni-tasking, Rick Mamros on “The 25 year Marriage: a Survivor’s Guide”, Terry McGuire on “smart cars, blue boxes and feuding families”, Zena Muzzell: talking to trees and Mal-Wart customers indiscriminately, and Teresa Owen with a whole new take on Golfing for the Environment. Special guest on the Sunday Show, ZAN COY, CTV hit Dan for Mayor. With special prizes including the first issue of the new five part graphic novel, Justice in the Junction, the Life and Times of Josiah Royce, story by Neil Ross, art by Brendan FitzPatrick. Proceeds to the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.

+ Local Arts in the Junction - Yarnstorming

Road Closures and Event Times:
Road Closures: Dundas St from Runnymede to Annette
Sat 6:00 am to Sunday 11:00 pm
Road Closures: Pacific Av (North side)
Thursday 12:00 noon to Sunday 11:00 pm
Road Closures: High Park Av (South side)
Friday 12:00 noon to Sunday 11:00 pm
Road Closures: Pacific Av (North)
Friday 5 pm to midnight

Events times on all stages within closure.
Sat: 10:00 am to midnight
Sun: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

It’s your Junction, It’s our Junction!
JRA Members Meeting - Thursday, September 16, 2010
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The Junction Arts Festival is the highlight of the community’s cultural year.
Everyone is invited to become "A PART OF THE ART".
Come join us for another unforgettable celebration of the arts!


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SPECTACLE (Main) STAGE SCHEDULE: Dundas St W at Pacific Ave North Side
HIGH PARK (Community) STAGE SCHEDULE: Dundas St W at High Park Ave
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