Monday, January 31, 2011

Shawn Micallef Talks about His New Book Stroll, February 3 at Junction Historical Society Meeting

Poster: Shawn Micallef Talks about Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, February 3 at Junction Historical Society Meeting, by artjunction.blogspot.comCollage: WTJHS Meeting Thursday, February 3, 2011
Shawn Micallef will talk about his book
Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto
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West Toronto Junction Historical Society

Thursday February 3, 2011

8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Shawn Micallef

will discuss his book
"Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto"
and will give an excerpt from on one of his 32 walks.

Shawn Micallef is a writer and urbanist with an abiding interest in all things Toronto. As senior editor of Spacing, columnist for Eye Weekly, and a co-founder of both the [murmur] project and the new Yonge Street online magazine, Shawn demonstrates an avante guarde perspective on life in Toronto. In Stroll, Micalleff takes us to well known spots such as the CN Tower, but also to overlooked treats and treasures of Toronto the Good.

Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto: Walk This Way for more Stroll goodies, including a special walks section and more maps!
By Shawn Micallef, Illustrated by Marlena Zuber
Details: Coach House Books

Where: Annette Street Public Library
Lower Level, Committee Room 1
145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(One and a half blocks west of Keele)

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Schedule of Events
All meetings take place at the Annette Street Public Library, Committee Room 1, unless as otherwise noted.

Thursday March 3, 2011
7:30 p.m. Refreshments 7:50 p.m. Business Meeting
8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Bob Roden will take us on an architectural tour of the grand homes of the Hudson Valley and surrounding area

Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:30 p.m. Refreshments 7:50 p.m. Annual General Meeting
8:30 p.m. TBA.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
7:30 p.m. Refreshments 7:50 p.m. Business meeting
8:15 p.m. Edwin Goldstein will present the significance of the Junction Shul and the Jewish community that created it.

June, July, August - no meetings, have a great summer!

Please join the West Toronto Junction Historical Society and help ensure the WTJHS is around for the Junction's next hundred years!

Toronto Junction Local Option Art Walking Tour
Photos: Toronto Junction Local Option Art Awards Tour 2008, by artjunction.blogspot.comPhotos: Toronto Junction Local Option Art Awards Guided Walking Tour, August 9, 2008
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Exhibiting Your Work at Toronto Public Library: Information Session for Artists

Calling for artists, tpl, Toronto public library information session how to prepare library application to exhibit art work
Poster: Calling All Artists!
Credit: Toronto Public Library

On January 27, 2011 the Toronto Public Library will host an information session for artists to find out how to prepare your library application to exhibit your work at Toronto Public Library.

Calling All Artists: Exhibiting Your Work at Toronto Public Library

Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Northern District Branch, Room 200
40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
TTC: Eglinton subway station, walk 1 block north on Yonge Street

Find out how to prepare your library application.
Includes information on:
  • guidance on preparing your submission and application,
  • selecting pieces for exhibit,
  • the jury process,
  • and effective display techniques in the various branch settings,
  • tips on improving sales, pricing, and marketing your work,
  • plus time for questions and answers.
Guest speakers:
Carol Barbour, Gallery and Exhibits Curator, Toronto Public Library;
Karen Fleming, Arts and Exhibits, Toronto Public Library;
Susan Cohen, Program Director, Cultural Careers Council of Ontario.

Program takes place in Northern District Branch, Room 200.

For more information, contact the Art Exhibits Office:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

From Russia with Blues

Arsen Shomakhov and Holger Petersen, Saturday Night Blues Canada, by Photo: Arsen Shomakhov and Holger Petersen
Credit: | Saturday Night Blues

Hour 1: A young guitar slinger from the heart of Russia transplanted into the heart of Vancouver is taking the blues world by storm. Arsen Shomakhov was recorded at Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival. [drums: Adam Drake, bass guitar: Bruce O'Neill]
Wednesday January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Junction Residents Association Meeting Tomorrow Thursday, January 13

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The Junction Residents Association Meeting

When: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: West Toronto Baptist Church
Location: 3049 Dundas Street West, Toronto
South side of Dundas St. West, across from Mc Murray Ave.

Organized By: JunctionRA

The JRA Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 7pm.

The meeting is at the West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas Street West. Come out, meet your neighbours and help shape the Junction in 2011 by getting involved.

Too cold to make it out on Thursday? Check out JRA TV!

Can’t make the meeting? Your JRA uses the free service offered by to webcast our public meetings and events so everyone can stay informed and enjoy our meetings from anywhere.
Follow this link to website and watch the meeting live.

Ustream: Live stream of the JRA meeting you could view on the JRA Channel

You can also comment and ask questions from the comforts of your home.

Next JRA Members Meeting - Thursday, March 10, 2011

Visit today! Find out about the JRA and what it's doing for our community.

It's Your Junction! Join the JRA!!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Remembering Lhasa de Sela - CBC Radio

Lhasa de Sela in concert, Toronto, 2004.
olgubar | January 08, 2010 | 4,817 views , 16 likes, 0 dislikes

Listen online to the host of A Propos Jim Corcoran with his insights on the artist and his thoughts about Lhasa.

+ Inside The Music radio documentary "She Moves Between Worlds: A tribute to Lhasa de Sela", written, narrated, and produced by Madonna Hamel.
Presented by Patti Schmidt, the host of CBC Radio Inside the Music.

It airs on Radio 1 and Radio 2 today, and I hope to have a link to this doc on the Inside the Music web page.

"I'll put my foot
On the living road
And be carried from here
To the heart of the world. "
Lhasa de Sela

links: Singer-songwriter Lhasa dies at 37
Last Updated: Monday, January 4, 2010 | 7:52 PM ET Comments 67 Recommend 159
CBC News Review: Memoir: Lighting out for the territory
Madonna Hamel reviews Breakfast At the Exit Café: Travels Through America, by Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds.
Madonna Hamel’s documentary about Lhasa de Sela, the Montreal-based singer who lived a third of her life on a bus crisscrossing the United States and Mexico, will be aired in January on CBC’s Inside the Music.
Published Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 4:00PM EDT Patrick Watson herdenkt Lhasa de Sela met een lied
+ song "Snow Day for Lhasa" - Esmerine + Patrick Watson New free song released, for Lhasa de Sela
Interference From The Sky: A website dedicated to the amazing Canadian band Patrick Watson

cbc radio2: She Moves Between Worlds: Celebrating Lhasa de Sela
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cbc radio2: Listen again: She Moves Between Two Worlds
A full show documentary examining the life and music of Montreal - and person of the world - Lhasa de Sela, who died January 1, 2010. Produced by Madonna Hamel. Listen
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