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vacation, right here

The sun is out, the city is warming up, and all it does is remind me of springtime in Paris. And with a high unlikelihood of Paris and I reuniting this spring, another escape is much needed.

Enter, in perfect time, Joshua Jensen-Nagle.

The uber-talented photographer’s work is currently taking over the main floor of Bau-Xi Photo, and it’s surely the quickest way to be transported to Europe without stepping foot in Pearson. On until the 17th (go, hurry) the exhibit features photos taken on Polaroid film and blown way up and out. The result is a dream-like look at beautiful locales. With classic European architecture as many of the backgrounds, the images draw you in to another place and time, offering – even if only momentarily – a break from the grind outside.

With the weekend’s bright forecast ahead of us, start planing now for a coffee at Orange Alert and a daydreaming session at Bau-Xi Photo.

Joshua Jensen-Nagle :: Bau-Xi Photo :: 324 Dundas Street West


love on a dime – the date

Closer still, Valentines is just a week away.

Monday morning we’ll be waking up to tell someone we love them, even if that someone is ourselves. Fact is, this is a day to share love – be it with lovers, family, friends or our wonderful selves. So why not plan a few low-stress date nights for the week and stretch out that loveydovey feeling.

A suggestion: take a stroll into your neighbourhood art gallery. If you’re in downtown Toronto, you’re in luck. There are two galleries showing beautiful photographs that are sure to lift your spirits and add a little whimsy to the air.

Walking into the Stephen Bulger Gallery will be like walking back in time with its current exhibit The Toronto Show. Showing until  February 26th, you’ll find a collection of historical and contemporary photographs, from the late 1800s to 1970s, of the city we hold so dear.

Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Tue-Sat 11-6

The Great Fire of 1904 began on Wellington Street on the evening of April 19 and went on to consume 122 buildings. No one died, but the financial losses reached a staggering $10 million. Bulger bought this photo 15 years ago, then sold it shortly afterward. Regretting his decision, he bought it back from the same man a decade later.

“Toronto Fire,” 1904, by Charles Gooch


And over at Bau-Xi Photo you can be blown away by shots from inside international opera houses. David Leventi’s Bjoerling’s Larynx project will transport you into the beautiful places, often with a center-stage vantage point, leaving you breathless. On untill February 19th, hurry on over for your chance to see these images and plan your next travel destination.

Bau-Xi Photo, 324 Dundas St. W, Mon-Sat 10-5:30 Sun 11-5:30

David Leventi - Romania Antheneum, Bucharest, Romania-Ed. Of 10

Romania Antheneum, Bucharest, Romania


Now all you have to do is grab a few strawberries, some chocolate and bubbly to finish off a super romantic Valentines date on a dime.