Urban Planner: June 21, 2012
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Urban Planner: June 21, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: a photo exhibition gives you a new perspective on the Toronto harbour, an art gallery gathers inspiration from Honest Ed's, and the Wavelength music series celebrates the summer solstice.

It may look like an ad, but "Summer Special" is actually an art exhibition that celebrates the look of the trademark style of Honest Ed's. Image courtesy of Tony Hewer.

PHOTOGRAPHY: The future of the Harbourfront has been all over the news lately, but what about the Harbourfront as it exists now? A new photography exhibition called “Uncharted Waters” takes aim at the environment and culture of Toronto’s inner harbour. Featuring photo work from across a broad spectrum of techniques, the artists hope to give you a refreshing view of a place we may not be as familiar with as we thought. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 12 p.m., FREE.

ART: How many iconic storefronts does Toronto have left? We lost Sam the Record Man a while back, and yet Honest Ed’s endures. “Summer Special,” part of the Koffler Gallery Off-Site series, is a gallery show that finds inspiration in the signage and branding of Ed Mirvish’s famous bargain centre. Curated by Mona Filip and featuring the works of Corinne Carlson, Robin Collyer, Barr Gilmore, Jen Hutton, Sarah Lazarovic, and Ron Terada. Honest Ed’s, 2nd floor (581 Bloor Street West), opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., FREE.

MUSIC: You’re fully recovered from last week’s NXNE festival, aren’t you? Of course you are. To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Wavelength music series is putting on a show called SST: The Summer Solstice Triptych. Yes, it’s already hot everywhere, but perhaps you’ll feel a bit cooler with Fresh Snow—a Kraut-inspired local band. Also performing is the San Francisco space-folk band, Wymond Miles, and Toronto’s space-punk duo, Hybrid Moments. Double Double Land (209 Augusta Avenue), 9 p.m., $5.

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