Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cultural Heritage Festival Yurta Mira: November 25 - 27

International Festival of the Peoples' Friendship by Yurta Mira (World Yurt of Peace) Metro Hall, November 25 - 27, 2011, invitationInvitation: International Festival of the Peoples' Friendship
by Yurta Mira (World Yurt of Peace)
at Metro Hall, November 25 - 27, 2011

Yurta Mira (World Yurt of Peace) Invites to

International Festival of the Peoples' Friendship

When: November 25 - 27, 2011

Where: Metro Hall

Location: 55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
(South-east corner of King and John, two blocks east of Spadina)

Public transit: subway to St. Andrew, then walk through "PATH" to Metro Hall or walk above ground 2 blocks west.

Yurta Mira (World Yurt of Peace) is holding the first International Festival of the Peoples' Friendship and invites all cultural communities to Toronto's Metro Hall, November 25th -- 27th, 2011.

Join Yurta Mira for:

• Sacred throat singing by famous folk ensembles from Siberia's Khakassia and other folk and modern music from different cultures

• Exhibits of traditional costumes, photographs, paintings and books on indigenous nations' histories

• National dances

For more information, please contact:
Alexandra Grigorieva, President of Yurta Mira
phone: 416-530-7436

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links: Sakha Diaspora: Announcement: Yurta Mira (World Yurt of Peace) First International Festival of the Peoples' Friendship Events: 11/25-11/27: International Festival of the Peoples Friendship (Metro Hall)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Art of Window Dressing: Show Off @ the Junction: October 18 - 30

Show Off @ the Junction: window display installations by designers & artists, Toronto, October 18 - 30, 2011, hosted by MASONPoster: Show Off @ the Junction @Dundas & Keele;
Designers & artists are being paired up with Junction shop owners
to create show-stopping window display installations
On display from October 18 - 30, 2011
Street party on October 21, 2011, 7pm - 11pm, hosted by MASON

Show Off @ the Junction

Street Party Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 7 - 11 pm

On Display from October 18th-30th

Dundas St W. West of Keele St.

Designers and artists let loose on the Junction shop windows.

Two designers found themselves wandering about Dundas West in the Junction. On that particular day, many of the retail shops were closed which left them clutching the glass of their spacious shop windows gawking at the merchandise from the sidewalks.

This turn of events led Toronto-based design firm Mason to host Show Off @ the Junction; an event where local designers and artists are let loose on these awe-inspiring glass boxes to create jaw-dropping installations which showcase the amazing retailers and product the community has to offer.

The event, which includes 12 retail shops and art galleries on the strip of Dundas St. W, west of Keele, unites over 20 design-professionals providing an opportunity to create conceptual spaces all the while supporting independent business owners and their unique product.

The art galleries, eclectic home furnishing and fashion retail shops that have cropped-up in this neighbourhood are not the only unique feature of this area; the sense of community and pride that residents and shop owners have for their neighbourhood is what makes the Junction the perfect location for Mason to host the first, of what is expected to become an annual event which will take place in different neighbourhoods around town.

Along with the parade of window installations which will be on display from October 18th - 30th the city can look forward to a Street Party on October 21st. Shops and galleries will keep their doors open until 11 pm with unique offerings in support of the event. Owners will be on hand to chat about their unique goods alongside the artists and designers who will reveal the secrets and stories behind their installations.

Show Off @ the Junction Team
Stanley Sun & Ashley Rumsey, Mason Design Studio

Participating Designers & Artists
Jeff Palmeter, Joanna Ferraro & Julie Chapman
Christine Kim
Diana Watters, Bradley Marks & Jennifer Nicevski
Diane Paz & Warren Gyulay, 1point0 Interior Design Consultants
Nivek Remas, Kevin Chan & Samer Shaath
Kira Varvanina & Edward Lin
Sherry Lin, Zahra Ebrahim, Sonja Millermaier & Jackie Beale, archiTEXT
Julie McNicol
Amanda McCavour & Micah Adams
Julia Vandepolder & Brian Harvey
Jenn Hannotte & Micah Lenahan, Russet and Empire

Participating Retailers
Metropolis Living
Post + Beam
Mrs. Huizenga
Eclectic Revival
Telephone Booth Gallery
IZ Adaptive
Russet & Empire
Radar Media Company

Show Off @ the Junction Map

For more information, please visit:
Or contact:
+1 (416) 453-5536 Show Off @ the Junction - Street Party

Come and enjoy some of the best window shopping ever!!! And it's even better with friends.

Follow Show Off @ #JunctionTO #showoffatthejunction @MASONintoronto Show Off @ the Junction

Show Off Map
Map of Show Off @ the Junction @Dundas & Keele, Toronto, October 18 - 30, 2011, hosted by MASONCollage: Map of Show Off @ the Junction @Dundas & Keele
October 18 - 30, 2011, hosted by MASON
Street party October 21, 2011, 7-11pm
Image credit: Mason Studio, and the logos' respectful owners

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

October Is Heintzman Month in the Historic Junction

Screenshot: West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Our Next Meeting ... Thursday October 13, 2011
Legends of the Junction Salute Heintzman
WTJHS Upcoming Events

Historical Talk Show: Legends of the Junction Salute Heintzman

Thursday, October 13, 2011

7:30 PM
Refreshments and Business Meeting

8:30 PM
Kicking off Heintzman Month with our renowned historical talk show, with special guests George Heintzman and members of the Heintzman family

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
Deluxe Walking Tour: Tickling the Keys:
the Heintzman Piano Company …

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 2 PM

Deluxe Walking Tour: Tickling the Keys: The Heintzman Piano Company

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time: 2 PM

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

One of the world’s most famous piano manufacturers was based in the Junction. Follow in the footsteps of the Heintzman family and company employees during this 2 hour guided walking tour lead by members of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.
Starts at Annette Street Public Library at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets $20, available at the local Junction sources below or by calling 416-763-3161.

Tour Tickets are available from:
Annette Street Public Library, 145 Annette Street
Ice Cream Junction, 3103 Dundas Street West
Pandemonium, 2862 Dundas Street West
Wise Daughters Craft Market, 3079B Dundas Street West

For more information:

links: The Canadian Encyclopedia: Heintzman & Co. Ltd.
Heintzman & Co. Limited ... Makers of Canada's Greatest Piano
by Helmut Kallmann, Patricia Wardrop Heintzman & Co.
Heintzman & Co. Ltd was a celebrated Canadian piano manufacturer, based in the Toronto area, whose instruments retain a reputation for quality of workmanship and fineness of tone. Theodor August Heintzman
Theodor August Heintzman (birth name Theodore August Heintzmann) (19 May 1817 – 25 July 1899) was a German-born Canadian piano manufacturer (Heintzman & Co.) and inventor, best known for founding the piano company which still bears his name. Heintzman Pianos Ltd.: A tradition for five generations Mr. Theodor August Heintzman formerly Heintzmann
Profile manager: Douglas Heintzman Heritage Toronto - Telling Toronto's Stories: The Heintzman & Co. Ltd
Toronto's piano company

For over one hundred years, Heintzman & Co., Ltd. was a Toronto-based company which produced some of the highest-quality pianos ever manufactured in Canada.
By David Wencer The Congregation Knesseth Israel: Early History
"...a large number of Jewish residents with a background in carpentry and cabinetry found work at the Heintzman Piano factory, which was located on Keele Street. Several of these cabinet-makers were the same men who carved much of the Synagogue’s interior wooden architectural details." JRA e-newsletter – Fire Safety, Walking tour plus more West Toronto Junction Historical Society WTJHS meeting Historical Walking Tour: Sunday, October 23 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bard Concert: Veronika Dolina in Toronto

Concert of Veronika Dolina in Toronto, October 28, 2011, poster by artjunction.blogspot.comConcert of Veronika Dolina in Toronto
An Evening of Bard Songs Dolce - Doloroso
KSP Toronto, October 28, 2011
Image Credits: + +

...Концерт, хоть маленький, надо петь еженедельно. Тогда сохраняются какие-то мышцы.
15 октября я в Питере, у Финлядского. Привезу туда "Дудочку" и переводы, и двухтомник наш там еще не был.
27 ноября я в Доме музыки в Москве, это теперь, похоже, концерт года.
А вот между тем да этим – следы мои найдутся в Канаде и США...

Ваша Вероника.
Новости, концерты

The Concert of Veronika Dolina in Toronto

When: Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7 PM

Where: York Woods Library Theatre
Location: 1785 Finch Ave. West, Toronto, ON M3N 1M6
Directions: TTC Finch Ave. West bus #36 from Finch subway station,
stops at Tobermory Dr.

Tickets and information:
(905) 821-9875
(416) 590-0256

Ticket prices: $30 and $25

For more information please visit:
KSP's web site
and Afisha

links: Новости, концерты Concert of Veronika Dolina in Toronto Концертный зал у Финляндского: Поэт, автор песен Вероника Долина
с новой программой «Ночная дудочка»

15 Октября, Суббота 19-00
Поклонникам авторской песни Веронику Долину представлять не нужно – её песни известны многим...
Концертный зал у Финляндского Авторская Песня: Вероника Долина
28 октября 2011 – 19:00

York Woods Library
1785 Finch Ave. W , Toronto Вечера авторской песни в Торонто - Вероника Долина с программой Дольче Долорозо

Концерт состоится в пятницу, 28 октября 2011 года, в 7 часов вечера
в зале York Woods Library Theatre по адресу: 1785 Finch Ave. West, Toronto

Информация о билетах:
(905) 821-9875 (416)590-0256

Цена билетов $30 и $25

Более подробная информация на нашем сайте: Brooklyn Public Library: Culture & The Arts Events
Russian Literary Series: Veronika Dolina

Saturday, November 12, 4:00PM Вероника Долина "Дольче-Долорозо"
Location: Russian Bookstore
No.21174-176 Fifth Ave /22/23/Streets, Manhattan
Sunday, November 13, 2011 Вероника Аркадьевна Долина: Veronika Arkadevna Dolina
In 1971 a young girl began writing her own songs. She was 15 years old. Her guitar was young and so were her poems. Three years later, her friends knew her as an 18- poetess with a guitar, a miniature “bard”. On the way to a birthday party, she got off at a Moscow metro to write a song and give it as a present for her friend. She did not know that 25 years later she would be singing that song to thousands of people.... Азбука шансона. Персоны: Вероника Долина
биография, дискография, песни, фотографии, видео Veronika Dolina
Veronika Dolina (Russian: Вероника Аркадьевна Долина) is a Soviet and Russian poet, bard, and songwriter. Вероника Долина против "Культурной революции"
"Я давно хотела написать текст в поддержку авторской песни в сегодняшнем ее разобщенном состоянии. Текст в защиту... В защиту от дремучих стереотипов нового времени и повсеместной дикости сверстников, склонных отрицать все случившееся до 90 года. В итоге меня опередила мама, Вероника Долина, поэт, автор и исполнитель песен. "...
Ася Долина

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

2011 World Press Photo Exhibition Is Coming to Toronto, October 5 - 26

2011 World Press Photo 11, Brookfield Place, Toronto, October 6-26, screenshotScreenshot: World Press Photo 11
October 5 - 26, 2011
Allen Lambert Galleria • Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street, Toronto

World Press Photo 11

October 5 - 26, 2011
Allen Lambert Galleria • Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street, Toronto

Open 9 am – 9 pm daily
(including Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday)
Closes 6 pm October 26

Free Admission, Wheelchair Accessible

2011 World Press Photo Exhibition in Toronto

The World Press Photo Exhibition will be on display from October 5 to 26, 2011 in the Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place in Toronto. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Toronto with the support of Brookfield Place. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the exhibition at Brookfield Place.

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners of the world. This year's competition attracted 5,691 photographers from 125 countries. In total 108,059 images were entered in the contest. The exhibition is comprised of 177 photographs and is free and open to the public.

World Press Photo is a nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam founded in 1955. Its main aim is to support and promote internationally the work of professional press photographers. The annual exhibition will be shown at over 100 venues all over the world. Over the years, World Press Photo has evolved into an independent platform for photojournalism and the free exchange of information.

Brookfield Place is a landmark address deeply rooted in the commercial, cultural and social fabric of Toronto. Home to some of the world's most prestigious financial and legal firms, and the corporate head quarters of many preeminent Canadian corporations, the 2.6 million square foot complex fosters business and commerce of global significance. Conceived by Spanish designer/architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava, the Allen Lambert Galleria is an award-winning six-storey pedestrian avenue resplendent in light and glass. It measures 85 feet high, 45 feet wide and 360 feet long and is the main venue for World Press Photo 11.

A representative from World Press Photo in Amsterdam will be in Toronto through to Thursday, October 6 for media requests.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.

Credit: CNW -

Toronto Exhibition Contact:

Visit the iTunes store to buy and download the 2011 World Press Photo Contest iPad App.

Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture in Toronto: Visual, Musical, Vocal and Culinary Art

Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture: from Siberia, Russia to Toronto, Canada, posterPoster: Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture
September 30 - October 9; October 15 - 30;
Bezpala Brown Gallery, BBG
17 Church Street (@ Front) Toronto, ON M5E 1M2

Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture

September 30 - October 9, Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture in Toronto. Part I. The first three days: Sept30 - Oct2 will be featured within Culture Days events programming. Public Reception: October 1st, 5 - 8pm.

October 15 - 30, Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture in Toronto. Part II. Reception: Sat Oct 22, 12-3pm (admission fee: $25).

Location: Bezpala Brown Gallery
Address: 17 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario
Directions: Church and Front, near Flatiron building in the area of St Lawrence Market.
Closest subway stations are Union and King.

The provenance of Sakha (Yakut) people of Siberia, Russia is still much of a mystery. Their language belongs to the Turkic group. Their origin is still a much debated subject among historians and archeologists. Yet, much of Sakha cultural background is referred to Olonkho, the oldest epic arts of the Turkic-Mongolian peoples, proclaimed by UNESCO a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

This event will consist of two parts.
First part (Sept 30-Oct 9) will feature original artwork of Mikhail Starostin, Andrey Chikachev, Tujara Markova, Valeriy Bessonov, O.A. Rakhleeva, A.G. Petrov. As well, a burgeoning photographic talent, Evgenia Arbugaeva, will present her newest collection - vivid depictions of Siberian life - showing why she has received awards in Moscow, Paris and New York.
Reception: Oct 1st, 5-8pm. Wine and cheese. Free Admission.

During the second part (October 15 – 30) Torontonians will also be able to take a bigger glimpse of the unique culture and ancient philosophy of Sakha people through contemporary pieces of visual, musical, vocal and culinary art. For the very first time in Canada, the audience will be able to listen to improvisations of Claudia and Herman Khatylaevs performing on more than 15 traditional musical instruments, enjoy one-of-a-kind fashion show of custom made beadwork dresses by designer Avgustina Filippova, - each dress takes up to 2 months of work if sewn by 20 seamstresses, savor traditional Sakha delicacies created by chef Innokentyj Tarbakhov.
Reception: October 22nd, 12-3pm. Admission Fee: $25 per person

Organizers: Bezpala Brown Gallery and the Trade Commissioner of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of Russian Federation in Canada

Official Sponsors: Silver Bear Resources Inc. (Leading Sponsor), CERBA (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association), Журфикс.

For more information, please contact:
Fariz Kovalchuk

links: Sakha Republic
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scott Polar Research Institute: University of Cambridge: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
compiled by Tatiana Argounova