Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Junction Design Crawl - There Will Be Something for Everyone

Junction Design Crawl 2012 Map: A Night of Special Events Friday, August 24, 2012, 7–11pm by
Image: Be Guided by the Lights at the Junction Design Crawl
Friday, August 24, 2012, 7 – 11 p.m.
Junction Design Crawl Map: A Night of Special Events Brought to You by:
Telephone Booth Gallery, Narwhal Art Projects, Mjolk, MASON Design,
Articulations, Opticianado, SMASH, Phillipa C. Photography, Russet and Empire, and MORE


"The neighbourhood is a very creative one. It’s known for its art..."
~ Jim Roche in The Grid: Designing the Junction

Following the success of its inaugural night of special events last year: from iconic Icelandic hot dogs, or pylsur to paper moon portraits, the Second Annual Junction Design Crawl is bringing something memorable for everyone this year on Friday, August 24.

The Junction Design Crawl 2012

Friday, August 24, from 7 to 11 o'clock in the evening

A night of special events, one-of-a-kind art installations, and exhibits for your pleasure
hosted by your favourite Junction art galleries and shops
in association with

Russet & Empire: Purveyor of Fine Goods from this Great Nation and Abroad
Phillipa C Photography: People. Spontaneity. Love!
SMASH: design store / art gallery
Opticianado: Toronto Eyewear & Sunglass Shop
ARTiculations: Supply Centre Resource
MASON: Interior Design Studio
Mjölk: Scandinavian & Japanese Design
NARWHAL: Contemporary Art Gallery
Telephone Booth Gallery: Contemporary Canadian Art
and other fine establishments

Follow the hashtags for news and updates:

The Junction Design Crawl is organized by a bunch of independent businesses in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto.

All businesses who are participating on the evening will have white lights strung up outside of their shops, making it easy to navigate the evening.

Be guided by the lights on Friday August 24th at the Junction Design Crawl!
Just make sure to add the hashtags to your tweets to get #JunctionDesignCrawl & #JunctionTO trending!

links: Junction Design Crawl
August 24, 2012
Mason Presents Midsummer Night at the Junction Design Crawl
Public Event · By Mason Studio

For one evening only, Mason Studio transforms the Junction Train Platform into an enchanted stage for the second annual Junction Design Crawl on August 24th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Through a large series of manufactured objects, a sculptural installation will light up the neighbourhood creating a beacon of beauty and music with the coming of dusk.

Alongside your favorite Junction retailers, the night will be filled with unforgettable events, installations and music.

Click the link to find out more about the Junction Design Crawl.

TELEPHONE BOOTH GALLERY is bringing the experience of PARKS CANADA to the Junction.

Film projection:
"Mystic Morning" Directed by Jamie Travis
The National Parks Project (NPP) is a collaborative film and music project featuring 52 of Canada’s most acclaimed artists.
Courtesy of FilmCAN / Primitive Entertainment
Music by Ohad Benchitrit, Don Kerr, Casey Mecija
Artwork: Tara Cooper, Clint Griffin, Daryl Vocat, Laura Peturson, Julia Vandepolder + more!
Special Guest: Shannon Gerard's CARL WAGAN! 2nd Annual JUNCTION DESIGN CRAWL
Be Guided by the Lights Friday, August 24, 2012, 7 – 11 p.m.
A Night of Special Events for Your Pleasure
Hosted by Your Favourite Shops!

If you would like to learn more about The #JunctionTO find the best of what the Junction had to offer, from restaurants to art galleries, from coffee shops to bakeries, check out some retail stores, please follow the link to the article: Style Democracy: Store Of The Week: We Visit The Junction
"It is clear that the Junction is a design based neighbourhood, and yields many creative types. Walking down Dundas street West, there is an abundance of art galleries, studios, and antique shops...."
By Isabella Zavarise, Photo Credits: Cornelia Baptista


A hodgepodge of shops in The Junction will be open late this Friday as part of the Junction Design Crawl. Mjölk will host the launch of its limited-edition design and travel guide, Mjölk Volume 1 (featuring interviews with artists showcased in the store and the rundown on Stockholm, Reykjavik and Hokkaido), while things will get outdoorsy at Telephone Booth Gallery, with screenings of the short Canadian wilderness flick Mystic Morning and a 1988 VW Westfalia camper van-cum-gallery, studio, library and classroom named the Carl Wagan. Other stores include Russet and Empire, Smash and Narwhal; all locations are within a few blocks of each other. August 24. 7-11 p.m. Various locations,

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