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