Tuesday, Apr 24
@ Makom – 402 College St
Join us for an evening celebrating the historic and present-day Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue through photography and film. View architectural photographer David Kaufman’s new portfolio on display at Makom of the contemporary urban landscape of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Watch the classic documentary Spadina (1984) by David Troster, incorporating interviews with community members as well as archival footage and images of one of Toronto’s first Jewish neighbourhoods. The screening will be preceded by remarks from Kaufman about his documentation of the evolution of Spadina and the Market.
The area’s history is equally honoured in the current FENTSTER exhibition in Makom’s storefront window. A Place for Wholesome Amusement by Chinese-Canadian artist Shellie Zhang illuminates how Toronto’s Jewish and Chinese communities fostered their cultures in the same theatre at Spadina and Dundas.
Screening followed by light refreshments.
Presented by Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Toronto Jewish Film Festival and FENTSTER
[IMAGE: David Kaufman, Flash Back Used Clothing, 2015]