Blackout was a Success! 

event at night

A huge THANK YOU to the fantastic team of volunteers that helped with this event, to our partners and to our supporters.

We could not have done it without you!

More photos on our Facebook Page.



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Phil’z furniture (2906 Dundas Street W.)

Cafe Neon (241 Wallace Ave)

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And the strong support of:



Our Artists


Kaitlyn Sita

Kate Sita is a fifth year student completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at OCAD University. Her current work is inspired by bioluminescent qualities of the ocean, outer space, and natural glowing phenomenon. She creates detailed drawn and painted figures, reflecting this phenomenon in nature to bring life and light from material subject.

For Blackout you will find a mysterious crystalline structure glowing in a dark space, producing a beautiful spectacle from the outside. The source of light is revealed to the viewer who looks inside the structure.

Kathryn Tarver

Known as Concrete Katie, Kathryn Tarver creates drawings on public property across the city. Working primarily in chalk, her works range from classic depictions of art historical figures to popular culture imagery. Her recent productions have focused on forced perspective and three dimensional drawings.

For this event, Katie is creating a large-scale drawing and invites all visitors to take photos with her work.

Maya and Agnieszka Foltyn

Maya and Agnieszka Foltyn are a mother-daughter team creating a site-specific installation  specially for Blackout. While they have independent and distinct art practices, they joined forces for this occasion to make The Moon Gate. Visitors will be treated to a grand entrance through the Moon Gate into the temporarily transformed world of Blackout on Mavety Street.

Blackout menu

Here’s the menu of the Blackout event by When the Pig Came Home:

  • Spinach Turnip cake with house made kimchi and jasmine pickled egg on a bun (Veg option)
  • House cured peameal on a bun with kale, tomato and maple aioli
  • Deluxe peameal with cheddar and bacon
  • Double peameal with cheddar and bacon
  • St. Louis Ribs with potato and kale salad
  • Korean sweet and sour ribs with potato and kale salad
  • Jerk chicken with coconut seasoned slaw

Those delicious sandwiches will be even more savoury with  beer from the Junction Craft Brewery or pop and juice donated by the Tim and Sue’s No frills!

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Blackout at the Junction Farmers Market!


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The Junction Commons will be tabling at the Junction Farmers Market tomorrow from 9am to 1pm! Come join us!


Blackout, the multimedia art and community event is coming up next week.The Junction Commons team has been hard at work preparing for it. We recently finished making lanterns to illuminate Mavety Street on the night of October 4th.


The project:

The Junction Commons is celebrating its 2nd anniversary this fall and wants to commemorate the event by hosting a large-scale interdisciplinary art and community event with the purpose of bringing people together.

There will be a temporary public leisure area created by the community for the community. The goal is to create an inclusive and accessible space where the community can gather in a comfortable environment and have meaningful and exciting moments of exchange. Transformed by a creative landscape designed for seating and exchange, viewers will be invited to partake in performances by community organizations and city-wide performers!


The event is free!
Mavety Street, just South of Dundas Street West
4pm to 12am

See you there!

Mark your calendars!

On October 4th, from 4pm to midnight, Mavety Street will be transformed into a creative and exciting temporary common space where visitors will be treated to performances, storytelling, musical acts and art installations.

We are excited to announce that When the Pig Came Home will be providing food for the event! You can find more information about their products here:

Event location. 

We hope to see you there!


Blackout – Call for Submissions

Blackout – Call for Submissions
Performances, Musical Acts, and Storytelling
Help celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Junction Commons by participating in Blackout, an interdisciplinary arts and community event in conjunction with Nuit Blanche.
We are looking for performers, musicians and storytellers to take part in Blackout, happening October 4th from 4pm to midnight on Mavety Street. Time slots are limited to a maximum of one hour. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part in this exciting event, email for more information or with your submission.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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