The Junction Craft Brewery have expanded their production facilities by moving into The Destructor on Symes Road. Originally built in 1934 by legendary architect R.C. Harris, The Symes is a Heritage-designated Art Deco building originally used as a city of Toronto incinerator. This is where it earned the name “The Destructor”. It was later used by the city as a waste transfer station.
It is now the city’s newest event venue featuring over 9,700 square feet of combined space. The brewery is part of three large rooms which can accommodate from 50 to 350 guests for weddings, fundraisers, launch parties, social and corporate functions. They have partnered with some of Toronto’s best and most innovative culinary group of caterers and event service providers to make your event extraordinary.
On June 4th 2016, I took part in Canada’s Golden Hour Project. Along with over 100 photographers across Canada, the task was to photograph Canada’s beauty at the magic hour of sunrise or sunset. I managed to get this shot just as the sun was setting.
Last month I photographed a fundraiser put on by Rethink Breast Cancer which featured Toronto native Eric McCormack, star of Will & Grace and Perception. The Concert I Never Gave held at the Winter Garden Theatre, featured a selection of his favourite songs, featuring B-sides and stories from his time growing up in Toronto through his years in Hollywood. His band was a stellar lineup of musical veterans lead by musical director Loren Gold, keyboardist for The Who, Tyler Stewart, drummer for the Barenaked Ladies, Murray Foster, bass player for Great Big Sea, along with Alex McMaster and Neil Chapman. The event was a great success as it raised $40,000 for such a worthy cause.
MJ DeCoteauFounder & Executive Director Rethink Breast Cancer and Eric McCormack
MJ DeCoteauFounder & Executive Director Rethink Breast Cancer and Darryl Sittler
Eric McCormack and Darryl Sittler
Eric McCormack and Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies
After many months of planning and preparations, the night finally arrived. The 3rd Annual AUTISTS Gala was a great success. I had such a great time volunteering for this wonderful cause. With the charity casino, art auction, donations and ticket sales, we managed to raise over $70,000 for the Geneva Centre. Many thanks to all who attended, the wonderful sponsors and donors, and a special thank you to the lovely couple that purchased my Colosseo photo at the auction!