Spontaneous staging event at the Junction on a lazy Thanksgiving afternoon. This is what happened when one was not really into stuffing turkey.
Credit: Staged by Diana Renelli.
Originated in Paris, France 2002, Nuit Blanche is annual event that brings contemporary art to the masses in public spaces. Toronto was the first North American city in 2005 to fully replicate the Paris model, and has inspired similar celebrations throughout North America, including San Francisco, New York, Miami and Chicago.
This 12-hour event transforms neighbourhoods in the city into temporary exhibitions for all-night discoveries by the general public.
The Junction Triangle is a tiny neighbourhood located in West Toronto. It is squeezed in between the Junction, Roncevalles and Bloordale Village. The “triangle” shape of the neighbourhood is formed by the three sets of railroad tracks on the north, west, and east sides.
The Wallace Avenue pedestrian bridge was built around 1907 and it connects the neighbourhood to Dundas Street West. You can check out this photo taken in 1916 from the City of Toronto Archives.
Sherbourne Common is a 1.5 hectare waterfront park located at Lower Sherbourne Street. It is the first park in Canada to integrate an ultraviolet facility for neighbourhood-wide storm water treatment facility into its design. The architect is Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg.
Sherbourne Common has transformed a former industrial area into much needed public greenspace on the lake. The project won the National Urban Design Award in 2012.