Local art

Book Launch - Local author Kristen den Hartog

Announcement from Freehand Books:

APRIL 19: Freehand Books launches new titles from Kristen den Hartog, Michael Murphy, and Ian Williams at the Gladstone Hotel.

A seven-foot-tall girl who towers over adults struggles to fit in with the other kids in her small town. A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-obsessed teenager roams the streets of Toronto during the 2003 blackout searching for signs of the coming apocalypse. A pair of university students study homemade Korean flashcards; the loser has to strip.

Swing by the ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel on April 19 to hear these stories and more. Freehand authors Kristen den Hartog, Michael Murphy, and Ian Williams will read from their new books, and the ubercool ladies of Bangs&Blush will be on hand spinning the best in Motown, soul, and 60s rock & roll. There will be free snacks, a cash bar, and a few games to boot. Not too shabby for a Tuesday night...

New Fiction from Freehand
launching And Me Among Them by Kristen den Hartog, A Description of the Blazing World by Michael Murphy, and Not Anyone’s Anything by Ian Williams
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West (ballroom)
Tunes by Bangs&Blush
Doors at 7:00 p.m., readings at 7:30 p.m.

Jane's Walk: Murals and Public Art in the Junction Triangle

Started in 2007, Jane's Walk is an annual event honouring the late urban thinker, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs. On May 7 and 8 2011, free walking tours will take place in cities all over Canada, the USA, and other countries around the world.

A local walking tour of Murals and Public Art in the Junction Triangle has been organized to take place on Saturday May 7, 2011, at 10:00am, starting from the Railway underpass on Bloor St., just west of Lansdowne Ave. The cost for all Jane's Walks is FREE.

"The Junction Triangle neighbourhood in west Toronto is bordered on all three sides by railway tracks and underpasses, making it an ideal place for public art. Our walk will explore painted murals, ghost signs, graffiti, and other public art throughout the neighbourhood."

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you all have a day filled with love. :)

Photo: Part of the Dupont St. cycling mural, under the West Toronto Railpath, August 17 2009.

Canadian Snow Television - Episode Two

A short film by local artist Martin Helmut Reis, filmed yesterday morning on the Wallace Ave. Bridge.:

Canadian Snow Television - Episode Two from Tino on Vimeo.

Recoded Feb. 2, 2011 on the over a century old Wallace Avenue Foot Bridge. Music by Max Richter. Gentle snowfall and people going to work. Temperature -10C.

First Annual Junction Triangle Art Exhibit at June Harlowe's

Dear Friends,

Please come support our local artists for our first Annual Junction Triangle Art Exhibit - to be held every February at June Harlowe's! Join us Saturday, February 5th, 2011 for our opening 3 - 6 pm! This is a community event, so we hope to see you there! Please tell all your friends, it will be a great day!

We will be open for Valentine's Day, please reserve today 416-848-1984!

For further events please see.... or June Harlowe Foods on Facebook

Shine: Multidisciplinary Performing Arts Cabaret


Multidisciplinary Performing Arts Cabaret

Dance, Theatre, Song, Comedy With:
Miko Sobreira
Paige Culley
Jane Danielson & Mary Beth MacMillian
Winston Spear
Honey Novick
Marcia Johnson
Rachelle Elie
Carolyn Bennett
and special guests …

Friday January 28 and Saturday 29, 2011 8pm

(2 blocks north of Bloor) $10

Door prizes donated by local businesses!

Show Santa Your Artsy Side

Just in time for the holidays, the Junction Triangle Rail Committee has been authorized to distribute a limited number of Christmas lights from the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exhibit Rail of Light. These genuine art pieces were used by artist Richard Mongiat to create the dazzling chandeliers that were mounted on the Wallace Avenue bridge ( .

Now the spirit of that night can light your home for the holidays. For a minimum $10 donation to the Junction Triangle Rail Committee, you can own a string of lights from Richard Mongiat’s exhibit. These outdoor lights are 17 feet long, contain 50 LED lights and consume a modest two and a half watts. The lights are available in white, blue or red.

This offer won’t last forever. Quantities are limited. Maybe people in Roncesvalles and the Junction buy their outdoor holiday lights at discount stores, but in the Junction Triangle we’re above that. Be the envy of your friends in Bloordale when you tell them you are decorating your home for the holidays with art.

If you would like to take advantage of this special offer (and help a really good cause), drop us a line at with your name and telephone number and we’ll help you show Santa your artsy side.

Call for Performing Artists: Shine, at The Movement Centre


SHINE: A multidisciplinary performing arts cabaret

The MOVEMENTCENTRE, an intimate studio space, invites artists from all performance disciplines to participate in SHINE. The event is open to student, amateur and professional artists. It is a safe place for performers to experiment with new ideas or to present works in progress as well as completed pieces. Pieces should be no more than ten minutes.

The next SHINE show is January 28, 29 and 30 2011, 8pm.

Submissions to participate should include a bio and proposal.

For more information and to send submissions contact:


Movement Centre 2480 Dundas Street West Suite 200

Christmas Card Making Workshop at Perth/Dupont Library

Christmas Card Making Workshop
Perth/Dupont Public Library
1589 Dupont St. (Upstairs)
Tuesday November 23, 2010
6:30 - 8:15 PM
Please register by e-mailing Annette:

Music Video: Fame, by Noah23

Here's another video that was partially shot locally in the Junction Triangle. Noah23's new video for Fame was filmed in various places around West Toronto, with plenty of footage of Tower Automotive (including great sequences of the recent chimney demolition), the GO/CN Georgetown tracks, Bloor St. under the Railpath, Dundas West station, Queen St. West in Parkdale, etc.

Noah23 is new to me, but checking out his Youtube channel, Myspace page, Bandcamp link, and many Google hits show that he's been making music and videos going back to the mid 1990's.


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