New to Toronto’s Juction Junction area is SMASH (http://www.smash.to, 2880 Dundas Street West,Toronto, Ontario, M6P 1Y8 , Phone 416-762-3113) a gallery of Art, Photography, Architecture and Residential / Industrial Salvaged Objects, and visual inspiration. It also includes a satellite location for design and architecture bookstore Function 13.
Currently in per opening mode, to take advantage of the CONTACT Annual Toronto Photography Festival (May 1-31 showing all over the city), it shows much promise in it’s visually stimulating and gloriously raw space.
SMASH is, at on the north side of Dundas and east of Keele Street, a happy addition to the Junction’s art scene. The Junction (also called Junction City) is the west end Toronto neighborhood centered on Keele and Dundas, just north of the better known High Park and Bloor West Village areas.
Update : SMASH is having it’s offical grand opening June 10, 2008, as “Toronto’s largest and best source of quality salvage materials, vintage fixtures and character architectural pieces”. Congradulation to SMASH partners Jose Nieves and Jose Ortega! Also showing is photography work by Jerome Jenner , “Tattooed Pin-Up”.
Update : June 13th, Smash in Blog TO.
Update : on June 14, The Toronto Star reviewed SMASH in Smash offers eccentric mix of salvage.
And June 21 the Globe and Mail notices SMASH in Toronto’s bohemian Junction, but has not put the review on line.
Dec 1 update : they now have a blog @ http://www.smashto.blogspot.com/
Update : as of January 2011 they have a nice shiny website http://smash.to/
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