Saturday Journey on Queen St. W. ,Trinity-Bellwoods park, Nathan Phillips Square

DSC_0005 DSC_0006My first stop was an installation in Trinity-Bellwoods park by Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer. DSC_0013 DSC_0012 DSC_0026Right in the middle of the park a montage of randomly generated images, drawn from over ten thousand discarded photographs, set to music and sound. DSC_0023 DSC_0025
Quite something to watch and feel. For all the activity going on in the park, it offered a chance to stop and think and reflect as each image created a thought or a memory. The installation is one of many spread all across Toronto as part of the annual Luminato Festival.  DSC_0028Next past the stage being set-up for the MMVAs to Nathan Phillips Square for some sights and sounds of this years Toronto Jazz Fest.DSC_0187 DSC_0101
Hip-hop and R & B were well represented and provided some great summer sounds.


DSC_0033 DSC_0041 DSC_0043The afternoon featured some very funky sounds by Juice Money Collective, featuring Octavio Santos (horns) along with Freshkils, Live MPC. and guest appearances by Junia-T , Melanie Durrant, Adria Kane. Tona, Marlon James, Jessie Reyez and Lyric L from London. DSC_0054 DSC_0113DSC_0139DSC_0072 DSC_0108

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DSC_0089 DSC_0173 DSC_0087Elicser & Mediah with guests created some very cool pieces. But even with all of that, some seemed less impressed than others and yes indeed the dog days of summer are upon us.DSC_0094 DSC_0067

As always, Enjoy Toronto.I thought I would throw these two guys in because, well, I agree with them!!



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