Art

Local art

piano lessons offered

Hello Junction Triangle!

I'm a Piano Teacher in the area, and I'm taking some new students January 2016!

I have over 10 years experience teaching piano to children (preferred ages: 4-15), and I'm also an certified elementary teacher (OCT-Primary Junior).

If you live in the Junction Triangle area, I can offer lessons in your home!

PM me for more information or to sign up.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MoCCA) - Sterling Rd.

This morning it was announced that the Museum of Canadian Comtemporary Art (MoCCA) will be moving in to the former Tower Automotive building on Sterling Rd.

MoCCA is considering the lease on this two-floor space their new "permanent" home, and will be the anchor tenant of this refurbished heritage structure. "Renovation of the c.1919 industrial heritage building has been approved and construction will begin as early as the fall of 2015, with a target for completion in the winter of 2016-17."

Busy Saturday in the Junction Triangle!

I don't think I've ever seen this many events happening all on the same day in the Junction Triangle. Bikes, bees, butterflies, beauty, bartering, and boxcars*. Here's a quick rundown. Click the links to get more info about each event.

100 in 1 Day Festival:
Three events that are part of the 100 in 1 Day Festival are taking place in the Junction Triangle, along the West Toronto Railpath. All of them help celebrate the awesomeness of our neighbourhood and surrounding areas:

  • West Toronto Railpath Milkweed Planting Day. Railpath at Wallace Bridge, 9am-1pm. Help plant 500 new milkweed plants along the Railpath to provide habitat for monarch butterflies!
  • Buzz on the Bridge. Wallace Ave. Footbridge, 10am-6pm. "Community party with local artists playing music and showing their art, bridge decorating and mural painting for kids and adults and other community building activities. Swing dancing from 12-2".
  • Love Letters to the Junction Triangle, Past Present, and Future. Railpath at Wallace Bridge, 10am-3pm. "A collection of thoughts, feelings and photos of the traditional and newly welcomed communities in the Junction Triangle", with opportunity to submit your own thoughts etc.

Kids and Cargo Bikes, 10am-11am at Perth Square Park, followed by a family ride on the Railpath. Come and show off your own cargo bike, or see what other people have. Some vendors are also coming.

Really Really Free Market, 10am-4pm at Campbell Park. Drop off items to give away for free, or pick up your own free stuff or services. Also, free food. Free. Really. Really.

100 in 1 Day: Buzz on the Bridge

Jun 6 2015 10:00
Jun 6 2015 19:00

Details from the organizer, Mark:

Hey Everyone,
I am going to be doing 'Buzz on the Bridge' at Wallace Street bridge again this year as part of 100in1day Toronto on Saturday June 6th. I'm hoping to build off the success of last year's event, which was really great. I'd like to plan something similar to last year, but this year I am hoping to do more ground work early to get some other key partners on board and maybe do more advanced 'advertising'.
If anyone has any thoughts or ideas to contribute, I am all ears. I would like to set up a meeting soon for those who are interested in getting a bit more involved.
I have posted the event on the website at: https://toronto.100in1day.ca and even got a twitter handle for the event @buzzonbridge
There is a 100in1day workshop downtown at MaRS on the evening of April 8 (Wednesday from 6-8) that I will likely attend to get the planning going, if anyone wants to join.
Thanks, bye for now,
Mark

More info at the Buzz on the Bridge listing at the 100in1day site.

100 in 1 Day: Love Letters to the Junction Triangle, Past Present, and Future

Jun 6 2015 10:00
Jun 6 2015 15:00

Description of this event comes from the 100 in 1 day festival website.

LOVE LETTERS TO THE JUNCTION TRIANGLE, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by Vicki McGregor, Jennifer Harrison, and Nuria Gonzalez

Showcasing diversity and connecting community members in the Junction Triangle. Encouraging learning and discussion about the neighbourhood.

ABOUT THE URBAN INTERVENTION

10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

A collection of thoughts, feelings and photos of the traditional and newly welcomed communities in the Junction Triangle.

The intervention will feature photos of the past and present to showcase diversity and encourage inclusiveness in our neighbourhood. Community members’ thoughts and feelings about the Junction Triangle will be displayed in love letters. On the day of the event, people can write letters to add to the display on the West Toronto Rail Path.

We’re asking people to participate by submitting photos from different time periods: past (older than 10 years) and present (within the last 10 years). Photos of historical places, community events, and personal significance are welcomed. Please note, the exhibit will be curated and the photos will be donated to a local community hub following this event.

Junction Triangle residents will submit their statements about the following:
My fondest memory of the Junction Triangle is….
I love the Junction Triangle because….
My vision for the future of the Junction Triangle is….

These materials will be part of my intervention:
pens, table, a few chairs, string/rope, tape and clothes pins, print photos, print cards for statements

It would be great if participants can bring with them:
Submit statements and photos via social media ahead of the event so they can be displayed.

28th Annual Maderian Cultural Week

I would like to inform you that the Canadian Madeira Club will be hosting their 28th Annual Cultural Week Celebrations @
Casa da Madeira Community Centre (1621 Dupont St)

The full program is now available on our New Website.

There are several free night that you can drop in and have a look at our exhibits, We have a full program scheduled with Folklore dancing Singing, Local Singers and Great regional dishes for you to try.

http://casadamadeira.ca/events

if you have any further questions, fell free to contact me @

general@casadamadeira.ca

Bloor-Perth Underpass Art - North Side Installation

Apr 17 2015 10:00
Apr 19 2015 17:00

Angel Carillo (aka Cruz1) was selected by a StreetARToronto jury to curate a mural in the railway underpass on Bloor St. between Perth Ave. and Dundas St. West. The "Wallnoize 6" event on April 17-19 will see a large group of selected local graffiti artists transform the north side wall in their own unique styles. Each of the 20+ artists will get their own panel tow work with on the wall.

A few weekends later in May, another group of artists will paint the the south side of the underpass with a graffiti-styled letters, each artist painting one letter of the alphabet in their own way.

Bloor-Perth Underpass Art Project Consultation

Mar 4 2015 18:00
Mar 4 2015 20:00

Meeting invitation from Metrolinx. Download the original flyer with map and additional details here.

Help Choose Your Community’s Public Art!
Bloor-Perth Underpass Art Project Consultation

Crossways Employment and Social Services
2340 Dundas St. West 3rd floor suite 302
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Metrolinx and the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto (StART) program have teamed up to deliver locallyinspired
public art that deters graffiti-vandalism while adding vibrancy and artistry to the community. This is
one opportunity to review preliminary concepts and let the artists know what you want the art in your
community to look like.

The concepts will also be posted online for review and feedback at www.gotransit.com/gts from March 5th
to March 11th. The successful artist will be chosen based on various criteria, including how the
community’s input is represented in their final design.

Puppet AllSorts Season Launch

PUPPET ALLSORTS - the only series of its kind in the GTA - is heading into its THIRD exciting season. The puppetry performance series includes three all ages shows, one for 12yrs and up, and two adult-only shows culminating in an outrageous Puppet Slam in June 2014. Our lineup showcases the wonderful diversity of puppetry from Toronto and beyond. From interactive sing-along shows to shadow and object puppetry, many surprises will be waiting for you.

Junction Triangle T-Shirt Logo Contest

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Calling all residents and friends of the Junction Triangle!

Create a logo that represents our amazing neighbourhood and enter the contest for a chance to see your design on the t-shirts of your neighbours.

Please submit your logo to Vicki at JT.LogoContest@gmail.com by October 31, 2014.

Syndicate content