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

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