The Junction, December 13th

Thanks for all the suggestions of places to go – looks like we’ve got ideas for a good few months to come!

I’ve just created a Facebook event for the next photo walk:

Where: The Junction (meet at Rebas Cafe & Gallery, 3289 Dundas Street West)
When: Sunday, December 13th, 2pm onwards – we’ll be in the pub when it’s dark šŸ™‚

I have drafted a route but obviously we can tweak it as the group wants. Google Maps say it’s a 3.4km (2.1 miles), which is the same as the Yorkville photo walk, and that took us about 4 hours!


12 Responses to “The Junction, December 13th”

  1. olga Says:

    Hello Paul:

    That a wonderful initiative!

    Welcome to the historical West Toronto Junction [The Junction].

    If I may suggest you to start from Runnymede and Dundas Street West and move along the Dundas to East till the Dundas Street West Subway Station with visiting some back lanes and other places.

    Have fan and looking forward to see your photos,


    ps: We have a flickr’s group: Toronto Junctio, please joint us:

  2. paul Says:

    Hi Olga! Thanks for the suggestion – I’ll check it out. Will you be joining us?

  3. paul Says:

    I added this photo walk’s details (such as they are!) to – it’s @

  4. Jackie Schuknecht Says:

    High Park is pretty close by, just a thought. Hope to make it.

  5. paul Says:

    OK, I have a plan! I’ve updated the original blog post and now I’m updating the Facebook event, Flickr discussion thread, etc.

  6. paul Says:

    I just got an email from Anna-Louise Richardson, Executive Director, The Junction BIA:

    I am glad to see that you are coming to explore this wonderful area. The Junction BIA is receiving submissions for its 2010 Junction CONTACT Photography Festival. The deadline is Dec. 16. For more information visit Arts Junction at: or

    So we’ll need to post our photos quickly!

  7. paul Says:

    Grant MacDonald also sent me an email:

    live in the Junction area and take lots of shots and walks in the area. is my Junction set. Not sure how complete it is and many of the shots are quite old:-) A couple of things you should add to the walk is High Park Ave. from Dundas to at least Glenlake. In particular there is the Heinzman house. I believe that is my most view image. It is on the west side of High Park Ave. If you want a nice shot of the tracks there is also the railway bridge at Dundas ST W and Glenlake. Watch out for a wonderful art deco building on the north side of Dudas just east of Keele. The building on the east side of Keele at Dundas has just been repaired and restored on the outside so it is a great subject as well.

    I don’t think we’ll have time to get to the Heinzman house but the Glenlake bridge is on the route.

  8. paul Says:

    The forecast now (Saturday, 11am) says: “Cloudy with sunny periods. Rain beginning early in the morning and ending in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h in the morning then light late in the evening. High plus 4.” Let’s re-assess the weather tomorrow morning and decide whether to postpone the photo walk; I’m hopeful that “ending in the afternoon” means we’ll be OK to get out and shoot.
    **Check the thread on the website for a last minute decision.

  9. paul Says:

    Executive decision: Let’s do it! It’s dry right now (9am) despite what the forecast says, so I’m hoping it’ll stay dry this afternoon. If it doesn’t, then we’ll find a bar or somewhere to hide out (and take some indoor shots) until it does šŸ™‚

    See you all at Rebas Cafe at 2pm – if you’re late, call me (647-388-5356) and we’ll let you know where we are so you can catch up.

  10. paul Says:

    Thanks to everyone who came along; I see some people have already started posting photos to our Flickr gallery ( – I’m still working on my shots from the Yorkville walk! šŸ™‚

  11. paul Says:

    Whoops – I forgot to post links to the photographers’ pictures; Harvey, Olga, Ron, Scott and me.

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