Take Stroll in the Junction

For some, the Junction may seem off the beaten track, but the neighbourhood is full of amazing eateries, wonderful antique shops and even has a Starbucks now, so you know it’s one of those up and coming areas. This historic strip along Dundas Street West, just north of High Park, between Quebec Ave and Keele St. is the home of over 20 CONTACT exhibits this year. Every year the Junction BIA does a wonderful job of showcasing photography in a partnership with many of the local businesses in the area. What I find most impressive is that the BIA actually has these prominent red CONTACT signs outside of all the participating venues, making it super easy to find each exhibit.

Metal Prints by Tammy Hoy

Being the last weekend in the month and with lots of sun in the forecast, it’s a wonderful opportunity to take a stroll in this beautiful area of the city and take in some photography. The theme in the Junction this year seemed to be a lot of black and white photography, which is always classy, but there were also some colourful and interesting pieces going on as well. Below is a list of a few of my favourites, but really you should make an afternoon of it and check out the entire strip.

Lost and Found, lost photograph found in books at Pandemonium Books

Code Revolt
Upset on Set, Chiara Caprese
May 7–31
3067 Dundas St W

Delight Chocolate / Junction Fromagerie
Light Bends, Stephen J. Edgar
May 1–31
3040 Dundas St W

Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor
Temporal Perspectives, Brian Anderson, Tammy Hoy, Matthew Marigold, Moira McElhinney, Mia Weinberg
May 1–31
2900 Dundas St W

Pandemonium Books & Discs
The People’s Photos (Lost & Found)
May 1–31
2862 Dundas St W

Picture it Framed
India: the Kingdom of Colour, Rina Singh

West Toronto Paint and Wallpaper
Alghero at Night, Jim Blomfield
May 1–31
2975 Dundas St W