Monday, December 11, 2017

La Llorona: Tribute Concert Celebrating Lhasa de Sela

Lhasa De Sela Tribute Concerts for the 20th Anniversary of La LLorona, screenshot
Screenshot: Lhasa Tribute Concerts for the 20th Anniversary of La LLorona
With the album's original band: Y. Desrosiers , M. Légaré, F. Lalonde, D. Dumontier. In december 2017, Paris and Montreal.

A tribute concert for Lhasa de Sela to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album La Llorona one night only!

Hommage à Lhasa

La Route Chante - 20 ans de La Llorona @ MTELUS, Montreal 16 décembre

Directed by Émilie Laforest

A tribute concert celebrating Lhasa and the 20th anniversary of her album La Llorona will be presented on December the 16th, 2017 in Montreal at the MTELUS.

1st act:
La Llorona
La Llorona's 11 songs will be played in order, in its entirety with the original band who played on the album: Yves Desrosiers, Mario Légaré, François Lalonde and Dider Dumoutier, with Joe Grass on the pedal steel

2nd act:
A variety of selections from the rest of Lhasa's discography

Invited artists: Ana Moura, Patrick Watson, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Betty Bonifassi, Martha Wainwright, Ariel Engle, Fred Fortin, Plants and Animals, Camélia Jordana, Katie Moore and Amparo Sánchez

Where: MTELUS, formerly known as Montreal Métropolis
Address: Sainte-Catherine Street E. Montréal (Québec) H2X 1K5

Tickets: Hommage à Lhasa: La Route Chante - Les 20 ans de La Llorona

More info: La Route Chante - A tribute concert to celebrate Lhasa de Sela and the 20th anniversary of La Llorona events: Hommage à Lhasa: La Route Chante - 20 ans de La Llorona

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Call for Submissions – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Participate in CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto 2018, photo by @artjunctionto
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Participate in CONTACT

Participate in CONTACT 2018

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites participation from photographic artists for May 2018, either as a Featured Exhibition or an Open Exhibition.

The Featured Exhibitions program showcases high-calibre exhibitions and recognizes exceptional photo-based projects. Featured Exhibitions are subject to a juried submission process, and are eligible for The Gattuso Prize, a $5,000 award that acknowledges an outstanding exhibition in the Festival.

The Open Exhibitions program provides a valuable opportunity to have photographic work exhibited in conjunction with other emerging and established artists, and to inspire and engage with the city through photography. Open Exhibitions are non-juried and are therefore accessible to all interested participants and exhibition spaces.

All artists/organizers must have a confirmed exhibition space in order to participate in CONTACT.

A participation fee applies:

Early bird fee (available until November 6, 2017)
$275 + HST

Regular registration fee (after November 7, 2017)
$350 + HST

Important Deadlines:
November 13, 2017 - Featured Exhibition submissions due
December 4, 2017 - Open Exhibitions registration closes

Submissions are not sought for CONTACT's curated programming, including Primary Exhibitions, Public Installations and Special Events.

Visit Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Participate in CONTACT for details on how to show your photographic work in CONTACT.

About Scotiabank CONTACT Photography FestivalCONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 1500 artists in 200 exhibitions and happenings throughout the month of May in the Greater Toronto Area.
Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography.
All exhibitions and events are free to attend unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Concert: From Russia with Love: December 3

Concert: From Russia, With Love: December 3, 2017 at Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren, Toronto, poster
Poster: From Russia, With Love: Concert
December 3, 2017 at Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren, Toronto
Credit: Decus Duo + Photo by Bo Huang

Decus Duo presents
From Russia, with Love
works by A. Arensky, S. Rachmaninov and R. Shchedrin

When: December 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Where: Gallery 345
Address: 345 Sorauren Avenue #3, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2G5

From Russia, with Love
This is Romanticism that grabs hold of your heartstrings and seduces you with the spectrum of human emotion.
Arensky and Rachmaninov will take you on a rollercoaster ride through loss and tragedy while Shchedrin reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously.
Three Russian master composers, three approaches to memory and mourning, redeemed by hope.

A. Arensky, Piano Trio No.1 Op.32 in D minor (1894)     
S. Rachmaninov, Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor (1892)
R. Shchedrin, Three Funny Pieces (1997)

Decus Duo:
Katya Khatsko - piano,
Lucia Barcari - violin
with guest artist
Olga Laktionova - cello

General $25 Senior/Student $15 Children under 12 free
Cash only at door

Get Tickets Online:
brownpapertickets: From Russia, with Love, at Gallery 345
eventbrite: Dec 03, From Russia, with Love by Decus Duo

About Decus Duo
Violinist Lucia Barcari and pianist Katya Khatsko are a new and dynamic ensemble based in Toronto,  performing a wide range of classical music with an emphasis on Romantic and Contemporary  music. Duo presents distinctive programs build on Theme, Concept, Conventional Program with a Twist, and a balanced selection of popular classics as well as newer works.
They are reaching into the lives of people who are thrilled to discover the wonderful world of classical music and to the most seasoned music lovers who wouldn't miss an inspiring concert for the world.

Find more on:
Decus Duo website
facebook: From Russia, with Love · Hosted by Decus Duo · Dec. 3, 2017 at 3pm in Roncy Village

Music From Russia, with Love by Decus Duo, Toronto, Screenshot
Screenshot: Things to do in Toronto: Performance: Music
eventbrite: From Russia, with Love by Decus Duo, Dec 3, 2017 at Gallery 345

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Art Toronto's West-End Gallery Hop: Zalucky Contemporary: October 27

Zalucky Contemporary is participating in Art Toronto's West-End Gallery Hop
Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00 - 10:00PM
Image: Opening night preview for Lee Henderson's "And the voices came from nowhere" at Zalucky Contemporary.
Friday Night West-End Gallery Hop
organized by Art Toronto

DATE: Friday, October 27, 2017
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00PM
LOCATION: 13 West-end Galleries
ACCESS: Free event open to the public.

One of the highlights of his year Art Toronto International Fair is the Friday Night West-End Gallery Hop. Starting at 6:00 PM on October 27th, you are invited to hop across thirteen of the top contemporary galleries in Toronto's west-end. These galleries will be welcoming art enthusiasts for a night of refreshments and incredible art!
Zalucky Contemporary is an art gallery located in the Historic Junction neghbourhood will be participating in the Art Toronto's "West-End Gallery Hop". The exhibiting artist Lee Henderson will be present at the gallery, showcasing his new work “And the voices came from nowhere”, and refreshments will be served.

Art Toronto's West-End Gallery Hop Map
Zalucky Contemporary is #13 on the map.

Art Toronto's West-End Gallery Hop Map, Friday, October 27, 2017
Map: Art Toronto's West-End Gallery Hop
Credit: events: West-End Gallery Hop

Participating Galleries:
1. Angell Gallery
2. Christopher Cutts Gallery
3. Clint Roenisch
4. Daniel Faria Gallery
5. Division Gallery
6. Erin Stump Projects
7. Gallery TPW
9. MKG127
10. Olga Korper Gallery
11. Scrap Metal
12. Stephen Bulger Gallery
13. Zalucky Contemporary

Zalucky Contemporary at Art Toronto 2017 Exhibiting Artists
Zalucky Contemporary 2017 Exhibiting Artists
Screen capture from Art Toronto website 2017-10-25
Image: Lee Henderson: To Conjure from Vapour (“The Memory of a Beesting on Your Lips”), 2017

Art Toronto
Canada's leading international fair for modern and contemporary art runs from October 27th - 30th at the Metro Convention Centre.
Zalucky Contemporary will be at Booth V02 in the Verge section.

Zalucky Contemporary
Open: Wednesday to Saturday: 11am - 6pm or by appointment
The gallery is located at 3044 Dundas St. W, in the Junction and just west of High Park Avenue.
phone: 647-352-3331

Find more information  about contemporary art galleries in the Toronto's West End including the Junction area: The Arts Junction: Toronto West Contemporary Art Galleries Map

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Junction Pumpkinfest: Fall Fun Day for The Entire Family: October 28

Pumpkinfest in the Junction 2017, Trick-orTreat Location, Photo by ArtJunctionTO
Pumpkin carving at The Train Platform, trick or treat at local businesses, 
enjoy many family friendly activities throughout the neighbourhood.
Pumpkinfest in the Junction October 28, 2017
Credit: The JunctionBIA

It's that time of year when everything goes PUMPKIN

Pumpkinfest in The Junction

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 2 PM - 6 PM
Where: Dundas & Keele, Dundas strip from Quebec Ave to Indian Grove

A Fall Fun Day for The Entire Family

Enjoy a day of family fun at Pumpkinfest in the Junction on Saturday, October 28. Starting at 2:00 p.m., children of all ages are welcome to design or carve pumpkins at the Junction Train Platform (2964 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario). The pumpkins, donated by the Sweet Potato, are free to carve and all tools are provided.

The Junction will be full of fall spirit, with activities for all ages. Those in costume can go trick-or-treating at local businesses (local for the Pumpkinfest Trick or Treat Location decal on their windows) and participate in The Junction City Music Hall’s Monster Mash Costume Dance Party from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Monster Mash is a family event, it is $5 per group, and everyone is welcome. Come on out with your costumes, dance, and play pinball and win some great prizes.

Weather permitting, there will be a Bouncy Castle at Junction Health.


This event organized by the Junction BIA: Pumpkinfest Events Saturday October 28, 2017

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It will be Pumpkin Walk in Vine Park on Wednesday, November 1, 6-9 pm


Poster by Leeay Aikawa: Pumpkinfest in the Junction October 28, 2017
Credit: The JunctionBIA

Monday, October 23, 2017

Retrospective of Andrei Tarkovsky at TIFF Bell Lightbox, November 9-30

TIFF: The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky, screenshot
Screenshot: TIFF Calendar: The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky
November 9-30, 2017 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

This TIFF’s fall lineup includes a retrospective of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) films.

The Poetry of Apocalypse:
The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

The first Toronto retrospective in 15 years devoted to the greatest postwar Soviet filmmaker, whose stark yet sumptuous, elemental yet metaphysical masterpieces placed him amongst the “poet geniuses” of the cinema.

When: November 9-30, 2017
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Address: 350 King Street W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

From November 9 to November 30, The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky highlights the work widely regarded as the greatest of the postwar Soviet era. Tarkovsky’s films are stark and elemental, while also remaining incredibly sleek and stylish (see: his signature tracking shots and pitch-perfect sound design).

TIFF will show the first retrospective of the filmmaker’s work in 15 years with two digital restorations of his sci-fi work Stalker (1979) and Solaris (1972).

This series also includes such masterpieces as The Mirror (1974) and his first feature Ivan’s Childhood (1962).

Also, on November 14, TIFF invites public for a screening of Tarkovsky’s mesmerizing sci-fi epic Stalker, preceded by a talk by Robert Bird, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago.

More info: Toronto International Film Festival: The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trees That Refuse To Die

Junction Tree Refuses to Die, Photo by Cheryl Creet
Photo: Junction Tree Refuses to Die by Cheryl Creet

Junction Tree Refuses To Die

The magic and majesty of trees…and speaking of trees that refuse to die here is one from my neighbourhood that is going to get another chance from one of Toronto’s top arborists (seen through the leaves)…it is a Japanese Plum and quite rare for these parts...

~ Cheryl Creet

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Celebrate Maltese Imnarja Festival in Toronto: Sunday, July 2

Maltese Imnarja Festival Toronto Sunday, July 2, 2017
Poster: Imnarja Festival Sunday, July 2, 2017
Organized by the Maltese Canadian Federation
Credit: Malta Bake Shop and Café
3256 Dundas W Toronto, ON M6P 2A3

Every year, Maltese Community of Toronto celebrates Maltese Imnarja Festival in Runnymede Park. Imnarja marks an important event in the calendar of Maltese traditional festivities: the feast is one of the oldest feasts celebrated in Malta and Gozo. This year come to celebrate the Imnarja, the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on July the 2nd!

Imnarja Festival
Maltese cultural event, featuring folk singing, dancing etc...
Lots of food and other entertainment.

Organized by the Maltese Canadian Federation

When: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
The festival starts at 1:00 pm
Where: West Toronto Runnymede Park, north of Toronto Malta Village.
The park is located on 221 Ryding Ave, Toronto
East of Runnymede Rd, and south of St Clair Ave West.

Maltese Picnic at Runnymede Park Featuring:

The talented Maltese singer Karen Polidano Zahra;
Canada's premiere flaming guitarist Roger Scannura:
Folklore Dancing and Singing;
The Malta Band;
Lots of Entertainment.

Joe Sherri
Phone: (905)-276-8021

Come and meet your friends!
Enjoy delicious Maltese food
And a day full of entertainment and family fun!

Youtube Video: Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco 
Solo flamenco guitar Taranta from the CD Noche Flamenca.
Published by Roger Scannura

Monday, June 19, 2017

Junction Summer Solstice Street Festival: June 24

Junction Summer Solstice Festival in Toronto: June 24, 2017, Map
Map: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival in Toronto: June 24, 2017

Celebrate The Summer Solstice in The Junction

Free Event
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Noon - Midnight

Celebrate the longest day of the year in the Junction at the Junction Summer Solstice Festival! Each year The Junction neighbourhood holds a Solstice Festival to welcome summer with fun, food, music, and entertainment. The fun starts at noon with family friendly events throughout the festival, all along Dundas Street West from Indian Grove to Quebec Avenue.

Brought to you by The Junction BIA

Some Event Highlights: Junction Summer Solstice Festival on June 24

Junction Summer Solstice Festival, June 24, 2017 - Bands
Bands: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival, June 24, 2017

TUNS, the Canadian 'supergroup', will be headlining this year’s Junction Summer Solstice Festival.

TUNS, comprised of Chris Murphy from Sloan, Matt Murphy of The Super Friendz, and The Inbreds’ Mike O'Neill, TUNS will end out the evening on Saturday June 24th with their 10:30pm set on the main stage. This is an exciting new band of equals, of collaborators, of experienced veterans who sound as exuberant as ever. It’s like a music geek’s version of fantasy baseball. The band’s self-titled debut album was released at the end of last summer.


Snug As A Bug Kid’s Zone at the Summer Solstice in the Junction, schedule
Schedule: Snug As A Bug Kid’s Zone at the Summer Solstice in the Junction

Visit the Kid’s Zone at the Summer Solstice, sponsored by Snug As A Bug in the Junction.

Heintzman Street will be turned into the new Snug as a Bug Kids Zone! Bring your kids for a fun afternoon (12pm to 5:30pm) of hula hooping, face painting, a magic show, and to bounce around in a pirate ship! Snug As A Bug will also be supplying a FREE craft kit for the little ones to take home. Don’t forget to stop by the store to get some crafting ideas and join in on the fun in the front window!

Can’t make it that day? Don’t worry, stop by the store Snug As A Bug anytime and you can pick up a FREE craft kit for your children. Each kit includes doodads and fabric swatches that your children can use to endlessly explore their creativity.

Poster: Junction Tree Tour and Tree Care Tips at the Junction Solstice Festival
Poster: Junction Tree Tour and Tree Care Tips

Walking Tours, Community Groups, and Local Exhibitors at High Park Plaza

2pm Junction Tree Tour
3pm Junction History Tour
4pm Junction Tree Tour
5pm Junction History Tour

Community groups will be on hand to share their knowledge and engage guests with interactive activities at High Park Plaza.

Local residents will also have a chance to join The Junction Adopt-A-Street-Tree initiative, an exciting pilot project being launched by LEAF at the Junction Solstice Festival this year. First opportunity to the public to adopt their own tree!

More Info: Junction Tree Tour and Tree Care Tips

"Last Call Before the Junction Goes Dry" The Night They Closed the Bars and Other Spectacular Events in West Toronto.  Neil Ross will lead two walks at 3pm and 5pm, departing from the WTJHS and Junction Heritage Conservation table.

ArtTour Artists Market At The Junction Solstice Festival
Capture: ArtTour Artists Market At The Junction Solstice Festival

ArtTour Artists Market at BMO Parking Lot

from 11 am to 9 pm

Over 20 artists at an outdoor market brought to you by ArtTour and Above Ground Art Supplies.

More Info: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

Please find a schedule at Schedule

Social Media:

Instagram: torontojunction
Twitter: @torontojunction
Facebook: thejunctionsummersolstice

The Junction’s Summer Solstice Festival has been a long-standing tradition on the west-side of Toronto, offering crowds of all ages a full day of music, art, outdoor patios, leisurely shopping, and entertaining programs. See you there!

Posted by TheJunctionBIA

One more reason to come to the Junction: 

The Junction Farmers Market runs from 9am to 1 pm at the Train Platform.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Canadian Junction: Town, City and Country by Neil Ross June 11 at Lambton House

Canadian Junction: Town, City and Country by Neil Ross

Sunday @ Lambton House

Canadian Junction
Town, City and Country

Reading of a new one-act play by Neil Ross

When: Sunday June 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm)

Where: Lambton House
Address: 4066 Old Dundas Street, Toronto, ON M6S 2R6
T: 416-767-5472

Hey, friends and fans of Junction History, it's the Junction onstage!

CANADIAN JUNCTION: Town, City and Country by Neil Ross

Join Eileen Brown, Mikaela Cordero and Neil Ross for a reading of a new one-act play about the Junction experience and the birth of Canada. A diverse village and town becomes a city and joins Toronto as an equal (in its heart).

Featuring, from the Junction's past:  Nursing student Anne Leun who broke the colour barrier at a downtown Toronto theatre. Merchant and philanthropist Mrs. Brown – who introduced the telephone to the Junction. Journalist A.B. Rice – for sixty years the Junction was his beat.

Also a special guest interview with two-time Governor General Christopher Moore on 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal.

Canadian Junction is a Canada 150 project of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.

Please, find more information:

West Toronto Junction Historical Society: Special Event

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CONTACT 2017 Photography in the Junction: Exhibitions + Venues: Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6

CONTACT 2017 Photography Festival in the West Toronto Junction
CONTACT 2017 Photography Festival in the West Toronto Junction Neighbourhood
 "In recognition of the 150th anniversary of confederation, the Festival focuses on Canada through a series of exhibitions, public installations and events."
~ Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - Focus on Canada

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival & The Junction BIA

Photography in the Junction

May 1 - 31, 2017
10 venues, 18 artists, 1 creative neighbourhood!

Enjoy the work of 18 photographers in 10 locations along Dundas Street West from Quebec Avenue to Keele Street.

Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Time: 6 - 9 pm

Location: Dundas Street West
[between Keele Street & Quebec Avenue]

9 Open Exhibitions + 1 Featured  Exhibition:

Projects for the Page
Marco Buonocore, Alice Dixon, Aaron Friend Lettner, Kirby Pilcher, Luke Strosnider, Anthony Randall, Robyn York

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - ARTiculations, Earl Selkirk Gallery
2928 Dundas St W

An exhibition of photobooks published by Anchorless Press, an independent publisher focusing on artist books that challenge traditional publishing conventions using the medium of the publication as a work of art. Through collaboration and careful attention to materials, each book employs various printing and binding methods, creating stand-alone “projects for the page.”

Curated by Anchorless Press

Visions of a Dynamic Earth
Mark Robinson

May 1–31

Junction - Axis Gallery & Grill
3048 Dundas St W 

The Earth moves and we must move with it. Robinson is a world explorer and storm chaser. Carrying his camera, along with a healthy sense of adventure, he has documented Earth at its most dynamic. He’s captured tornadoes, volcanoes, fires, lightning, and ice, all of which are part of a planet that is forever changing. These are moments in motion stopped for 1/60th of a second.
Contact: The StormHunters Blog

night vision
Richard Kuzniak

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Coolearth Architecture Inc.
386 Pacific Ave

At night, the camera lens can reveal more than what the eye initially registers, creating a painterly quality that emphasizes colour and form. The variety of illumination, whether street lamp, fluorescent, neon, or sodium vapour, endows a unique glow to even the most common scenes and objects. Parking lots, laneways, storage yards, industrial sites, parks, and businesses closed for the night take on new personas, transformed by the darkness.

Contact:  eventbrite: Night Vision -- Contact Photography

aqua botanica
Linda Briskin

May 2–21
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Helen + Hildegard
3036 Dundas St W 

The series aqua botanica honours the ephemeral offerings from the sea. Each photograph preserves seaweed washed up on the western shores of Newfoundland, and attempts to capture both its essence and its dimensionality. This series also speaks to the capacity of photography to preserve, transform, and reimagine found objects.

Curated by Sonya D’Cunha
Contact: Linda Briskin ::: Gallery    

City Life / Rural Life
Brian Anderson, Golrokh Keshavarz, Michael Lindon

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Latitude 44
2900 Dundas St W

Anderson exhibits his series Yellow Cloth, which explores colour, shape, and light as the cloth morphs beneath the surface of the lakeshore. Keshavarz’s In Living Colour collection focuses on early morning street life and interactions and exchanges happening as people leave nightclubs, stumbling onto the streets. With Rural Scenes, Lindon, who left the city two years ago, shows a collection of scenes capturing the ups and downs of rural life.

Curated by Janet Di Bernardo
Contact: Latitude 44: Gallery, Framing, Decor

That Night We Forgot To Dance
Phillipa Croft

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Phillipa C. Photography
3063 Dundas St W 

An observation (photographically) of human antics. Funny and weird, the images are fuelled by a curiosity in the photo-making medium and curiosity itself.

Curated by Phillipa C.
Contact: Phillipa C. Photography

Toronto at Night with Available Light
Krista White

May 1–28

Junction - Vesuvio's Pizzeria and Spaghetti House
3010 Dundas St W 

Toronto at Night with Available Light is an exploration of positive and negative space in which everyday objects transform in the sparse light and become altered and unfamiliar. White’s challenge is to create effective and evocative images within the limits of nighttime, using only the light that is present. Prints in black and white only further the impression of darkness and the sometimes haunting effect of limited light.

Curated by Krista White
Contact: klwphotography

Grand Motion
Jim Blomfield

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - West Toronto Paint
2975 Dundas St W

How do you photograph what you cannot see? To address this challenge, Blomfield chooses to use artistic licence, a swing lens camera, appropriate shutter speeds, and camera rotation. He is thus able to mimic, photographically, what his imagination tells him is happening, unseen, with and within seemingly smooth, steady streams of water flowing over dams along the Grand River.

Contact: Jim Blomfield Photo-artist

Sweetland, Canada
Kristin Sweetland

May 6–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction – Dirty Food Catering
3070 Dundas St W 

Sweetland, Canada features photographs from the photographer’s continuing Adventures in Sweetland series of self-portraits. The images were captured during her extensive travels back and forth across Canada as a solo touring musician. Depicting a side of the country that is mysterious, magical, and at times quite spiritual, this series celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation and tells the story of one Canadian’s journey across a fantastical land that is seemingly all her own.

Contact: Kristin Sweetland

Featured  Exhibition
Meera Margaret Singh

May 6–June 3
Reception: May 6, 4pm–6pm

May 27, 3pm–4:30pm
Artist Talk
Artist Meera Margaret Singh will discuss her exhibition in the context of her 2012 residency in Jardim, Brazil, which generated the series on display in the gallery.

Zalucky Contemporary
3044 Dundas St W 

The photographs in Jardim were taken by Meera Margaret Singh during a two-month artist residency in 2012 in Jardim Canada, Brazil, an isolated industrial town primarily made up of factories, warehouses, and improvised housing for a transitory workforce. Captured through the camera is an urban landscape oscillating between growth and decay. What is revealed through the printed photographs, however, is a self-reflexive meditation on the artist’s experience of that time.

Contact: Zalucky Contemporary

Meera Margaret Singh: Jardim, at Zalucky Gallery, May 6 to June 3
The Toronto artist made these photographs at a residency in an isolated industrial town called Jardim Canada in Brazil, expressing the tensions of living in a place that’s unsafe for women.
by Fran Schechter
NOW Toronto: 20 must-sees at Contact Photo Festival 2017

CONTACT Photography in The Junction: Map + Venues
Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017, Map
Capture Map: Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017
Credit: scotiabankcontactphoto: map

CONTACT in The Junction Map:

1. Dirty Food Catering: 3070 Dundas St W
2. Phillipa C. Photography: 3063 Dundas St W
3. Axis Gallery & Grill: 3048 Dundas St W
4. Zalucky Contemporary: 3044 Dundas St W
5. Helen + Hildegard: 3036 Dundas St W
6. Vesuvio's Pizzeria: Bending Spoons Gallery: 3010 Dundas St W
7. Coolearth Architecture Inc.: 386 Pacific Ave
8. West Toronto Paint: 2975 Dundas St W
9. ARTiculations: Earl Selkirk Gallery: 2928 Dundas St W
10. Latitude 44: Gallery, Framing, Decor: 2900 Dundas St W

Photography in the West Toronto Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017, poster
Poster: Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017
Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Image Credit: The Junction BIA: Contact 2017

Please come and celebrate another great year of Photography in the Junction - part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

National Poetry Month Celebration in the Junction

National Poetry Month in the Junction Photo: @artjunctionto

Famous Last Words Bar. The “P” Word poetry reading in the Junction. 

Celebrating National Poetry Month

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time:  7-10 pm
Venue: Famous Last Words
Address: 392 Pacific Avenue, Toronto, ON M6P 2R1

(South-West corner of Pacific and Dundas)


Credit: @flwtoronto

Plus: All through April. 

The “P” Word. Celebrating National Poetry Month in the Junction.
Self guided walking and reading tour of poems posted in store windows along Dundas St. West between Keele and High Park Ave.

Please email for more info:


Official 2017 National Poetry Month NPM17 poster 

Celebrate National Poetry Month 2017 this April!
To think of time–of all that retrospection!
To think of to-day, and the ages continued henceforward!

From “To Think of Time” by Walt Whitman

theme: Time
hashtags: #NPM17 or #poeticmoment or #poetrymonth
updates: @CanadianPoets

Monday, April 03, 2017

Junction Summer Solstice Is Scheduled for Saturday, June 24

Toronto Junction Summer Solstice Festival 2012, by Flickr's Photo: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
It's early morning and The Junction is ready to celebrate the beginning of Summer
June 23, 2012 @



The Junction Summer Solstice is scheduled for Saturday June 24, allowing festival goers to celebrate the start of Toronto’s warmest season from noon to midnight on Dundas Street West, from Keele to High Park Street and beyond.

Toronto, ON - April 1, 2017 - The Junction’s Summer Solstice Festival has been a long standing tradition on the west-side of Toronto, offering crowds of all ages a full day of music, art, outdoor patios, leisurely shopping, and entertaining programs. An early focus on healthy living activities and events has expanded to include live music, artists, premier dining options, and children's programming.  

The Junction BIA has announced today that the Summer Solstice event will be held on Saturday June 24 this year. Those working on the festival promise an increase in activities from the already packed agenda of previous years. The 2017 event will also see an expansion of shopping and programming into evening, to intensify the nighttime portion of the festival.

“We have seen a big spike in the number of amazing restaurants opening up in the area and so many of them started getting accolades from local press right off the bat! As a neighbourhood that includes Shamone, Stadt Cafe, and Famous Last Words, to just name a few places getting incredible reviews right now, we want the festival to really feature our great restaurants and nightlife this year,” says Christine Sweeton, Executive Director for The Junction BIA.

“But Summer Solstice is far from being just a food festival,” adds Chair of The Junction BIA Board of Management, Heather Phillips. “We always try to provide things that cover a wide range of interests and make the event fun for all ages.” Phillips co-owes a local art studio and supply shop. Her contributions to past festivals have been among the most memorable and often include workshops or games for kids.

In preparation for the event, The Junction BIA is busy scheduling entertainment, organizing local vendors, and working with event partners to ensure that the Summer Solstice event is the best possible kick-off to the Toronto festival season.

About the Junction BIA

The Junction Business Improvement Area is located on Dundas Street West between Indian Grove and Quebec Avenue. No longer Toronto’s best kept secret, the Junction is celebrated among residents and visitors for its old world meets new world charm. A wonderful place to explore and discover, this unique Toronto neighbourhood features a variety of retail shops, restaurants, bars, furniture shops, alternative health practitioners, fitness options, artistic enterprises, and bustling night life. Come see us where the rails meet!


Christine Sweeton
Executive Director
The Junction BIA
Phone: 416-767-9068

The Junction BIA
396 Pacific Ave, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario, M6P 2R1
Phone: 416-767-9068

junction summer solstice festival

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Junction Residents Association's Fundraiser Function in the Junction: May 6

In support of Green13 Toronto
The Junction Residents Association
proudly presents

Annual Fundraiser


All proceeds go to Green 13, a group of Ward 13 residents concerned about the impact humans are having on our climate and environment.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 5 PM - LATE

Where: West Toronto Masonic Temple
Location: 151 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(next to the Annette Public Library)

$45 (advance ONLY)
From 5 to 6 PM
A cocktail hour with buck-a-shuck oysters sponsored by Honest Weight
From 6 to 8 PM
A sit-down dinner provided by local restaurants and served by local firefighters
Silent and live auctions with donations from Junction businesses
$5 (at the DOOR after 8 PM)
A live auction, cash bar 

Live music by local blues band - The Sleaper Group

Please, find mo info:

Over the past seven years, the Junction Residents Association has donated $41,297.06 to important local charities.
Thanks for your support.

This year you can eat fresh oysters on a half shell, sip wine and have firemen serve your choice of dinners, appetizers and deserts – and don’t forget our complete bar with the finest ales, wines, scotch and whiskey - plus music by The Sleaper Group.

It’s your choice of buttered chicken or vegetarian dinners cooked to perfection; or, savoury barbecue brisket and appetizer. The hand made pierogis stuffed with cheesy potatoes and caramelize onions are simply superb.
Get your tickets here >>

This year will be bigger and better!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Junction Digital Camera and Media Club

Junction Digital Camera Club: March 21 Black and White Photography
Have fun, share and learn:
DSLR cameras, photos, videos and media publishing

Digital Camera and Media Club
for Beginners and Amateurs

Have fun, share and learn:

DSLR cameras, photos, videos and media publishing

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

on recurring dates listed below

Where: Annette Street : Toronto Public Library
Address: 145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3

Program Description 

Q and A, and tutorials:
How to take photos and 4K videos
Hands on workshops, outings and photography
Show and Tell on the Library 72-inch TV
Bring you camera, pictures and videos (USB drive or SD card)
How to publish your work on the Internet, YouTube and websites

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 - Topic: Black and White Photography
Tue Apr 18, 2017 - This meeting we will look at the JRA photos
Tue May 16, 2017 - Presentation: Using fish-eye lenses and examples of fish-eye photography
Tue June 20, 2017 - Presentation: Photo composition and the exposure triangle

More Info:

Digital Photography Club

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Artist Talk at Zalucky Contemporary:
March 11 at 2 pm

Zalucky Contemporary: Lili Huston-Herterich: We of the Middling Sort

Artist Talk: Lili Huston-Herterich
in conversation with Erin Alexa Freedman

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 2 pm
Address: 3044 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

On the occasion of her solo exhibition We of the Middling Sort, Lili Huston-Herterich will speak with independent curator, writer and textile historian Erin Alexa Freedman on the various threads of inquiry lining this project.

Lili Huston-Herterich is a Toronto-based artist with a background in photography and a practice currently rooted in multidisciplinary installation. The artist routinely employs anti-hierarchical methods of art-making; integrating craft practices, staging participatory events, and using utilitarian objects to engage bodies that share the same space. Recent exhibition include Babble On at Rockaway Topless, NY (2016), Soft Rug & A Chirping Bird at AC Repair Co., Toronto (2016), The Mouth that Holds the Tongue at The Power Plant, Toronto (2015), and Several Swallowing Egg Sounds at Peregrine Program, Chicago (2015). She is currently working on a digital archive project Chroma Lives with design historian Erin Alexa Freedman that was previously supported as a Performance-In-Residence with Amsterdam-based organization If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (2015-2016), as well as the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts (2016).

Erin Alexa Freedman (b. Toronto, Ontario) is an independent curator and writer living and working in New York. A recent MA graduate of the Bard Graduate Center, her interest in global textile histories is characterized by a commitment to issues of process, materiality, intercultural exchange, and sustainability. In 2016, she co-curated Chroma Lives with Lili Huston-Herterich, a durational archival performance and exhibition profiling Toronto’s cross-disciplinary art community of the 1980s through oral history. Currently, she is helping prepare Migrant Bauhaus, an international project marking the school’s centenary, which examines the school’s post-war international dissemination and reception. 

The exhibition We of the Middling Sort is currently on view and continues until March 25th.

Zalucky Contemporary: Lili Huston-Herterich: We of the Middling Sort

Lili Huston-Herterich:  
We of the Middling Sort
February 25 - March 25, 2017

In the late nineteenth century, the Junction was home to one of Toronto’s most bustling manufacturing communities. Branded the Junction after the trisecting railway lines that enclosed its easternmost enclave, its residential interior was shielded from the outside by rows of industrial facilities turning out sundries from pianos to soap. New business interests came and went, all recklessly polluting the neighbourhood for years, leaching chemicals into its soil and clouding its skies in inky threads of unburned carbon. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the Junction’s residents finally convinced the city to address the litany of public health concerns that had plagued the community throughout a century of heedless waste disposal. The once lauded, though increasing isolated, epicenter of the city’s consumer goods production had quite literally become fortressed in its own rubbish.

For We of the Middling Sort, Lili Huston-Herterich has collected the valueless cutaways of a local upholsterer and the unwanted clothing donated by its residents as the raw material for her work. Some of these garments, stretched taut or disassembled, are documented in photograms—cameraless images made by exposing a photosensitive surface to light. The prints capture light passing through garment openings and gossamer-thin surfaces, revealing spectral portraits of wear and the murky threshold between flesh and fabric.

For Huston-Herterich, this space between is less about marking boundaries or suggesting exit strategies than revealing a place (and moment) for potential contact. The x-ray logic of the photogram, which turns opaque objects into silhouettes and unobstructed space into darkness, is echoed in a series of ceramic casts attached to clothing assemblages that hang between the framed prints. While these handfuls of clay appear fragile, each one uniquely textured by the lost-and-found glove used to mould it, they are anything but. As casts of the dimpled spaces left by clenched fists, they more readily recall hands raised together in resistance. Were these hands attached to arms once clothed in the shirtsleeves thronged together and quilted to the curtain of upholstery ends on the gallery’s back wall? Like relics of refusal, these works trace the community's enduring opposition to demise, even if those traces are now barely recognizable.

~ Erin Alexa Freedman, 2017
The artist would like to thank Fabric Fabric and the neighbouring community for the material donations, as well as recognize LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto), the Ontario Arts Council, and Superframe for their support in the production of this exhibition.

For more information, click here.

Zalucky ContemporaryWednesday to Saturday: 11am - 6pm
or by appointment
The gallery is located at 3044 Dundas St. W, in the Junction and just west of High Park Avenue.