Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival Launch!

This past weekend marked the city wide launch of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. This years programming saw an exciting addition as local photographers Hitoshi & Vincent from Hello Foto joined as curators and spent the winter season working with Parkdale Collegiate Institute students on the principles of photography and how to interpret the theme “Identity”.

We invite you to visit all 9 venues as well as the additional curated shows in Parkdale Village at General Hardware Gallery, Gallery 1313 and Goodfellas Gallery.

See below for more details about participating venues: Queen West Antique Centre, Food & Liquor, This Little Piggy, Common Sort, Leesa Berry Haircutting, The Well of Alternative Medicine, The Parkdale Drink, The Public Butter & Rustic Cosmo Cafe.

The exhibit runs May 1-31, 2014. We thank the participating businesses, Hello Foto, CONTACT organizers and the teachers and students of Parkdale Collegiate Institute.

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Spring into Parkdale Festival has sprung!

Last weekend Spring made a brief appearance in Parkdale Village for the 2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale and Festival on April 26, 2014. We would like to thank all the businesses and community partners who participated and the many residents and visitors that strolled our neighbourhood!

With so many participants we are well underway in growing this event and hopefully becoming a must visit in the years to come – thank you volunteers and BIA members! Please see below for a snapshot of the weekend, more photos can be viewed on Facebook. Some photo credits: Hitoshi Murakami

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