This Toronto Non-Profit is Gearing Up for an Exciting Reopening

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By: Yousef Chaparian 

The Toronto Camera Club, located at 587 Mount Pleasant Road, is gearing up for an exciting grand re-opening! After 2 years of closure, Toronto Camera Club is excited to begin a new chapter with Mount Pleasant Village! They are a non-profit organization based in Toronto.

What Toronto Camera Club Is About

Do you have a passion for photography? At the club, the mentors teach you crucial photography skills, to learn and grow. Take your images to the next level with the skills you develop here. However, growing your photography skills isn’t the only exciting feature offered at the Toronto Camera Club. You can enjoy their photography exhibitions that are now open to general public!

Rust from Route 66 Redux Exhibit

Swing by for exhibits by great artists! This entire month of April, the Powell Gallery is presenting Lucie Collins — Rust From Route 66 Redux exhibit. The exhibit is the culmination of Collins’ fascination with automobile scrap yards on the iconic Route 66 traversing the western United States. Route 66, and its grand history, is told through a brand new lens. 

Read Lucie Collins’ statement on how Rust from Route 66 Redux exhibit came to be:  

“Photography, along with painting and sculpturing, is one of my outlets for creative juices. The images presented in this exhibition reflect a transformation of rusting textures and colours of old deteriorating metal and paint into pieces of art. My career in scientific research has always had me searching for details and this curiosity has transposed itself into my visual art.” 

The Powell Gallery is open for visiting every Saturday in April for free!

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Aurora Photoworks Liquidation Sale

After the success of the Aurora Photoworks Gallery, the club is hosting a liquidation sale of prints (70% – 80% off the original price) from the gallery’s closure. All proceeds will help keep the club up and running! Check it out here!

Toronto Camera Club Mount Pleasant Village BIA
Toronto Camera Club Mount Pleasant Village BIA

Annual Public Presentation and Fundraiser

After cruising down Route 66 with Lucie Collins, don’t forget to join their Annual Public Presentation and Fundraiser. This year’s theme will be A Photo Journey. It will explore audio-visual photography by select photographers. This year’s presentation will be a two hour virtual presentation, so sit back and support Toronto’s oldest camera club! Buy your $10 tickets here

Talking Photography Lecture Series: 2021 – 2022

The lecture series started last fall, will be coming to an end this spring. Check out how you can watch the lectures (only members may access the lectures after the event) and make sure you don’t miss the next one! 

The upcoming lecture will be hosted by Cheryl Belczak – In Situ and In Studios. Catch it on April 7, at 7:30 pm.

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Become a Member Today

If you want to turn your passion of photography into art, apply to become a member today!

New members to the club will be paired up with a “buddy”, to help you navigate club activities and to make sure you benefit from everything they can offer. Toronto Camera Club hosts many internal and international competitions. Meetups include local groups in the city, and trips are available to Africa and Costa Rica.

You can participate in their weekly Thursday evening workshops to work on your photography skills

Conclusion

There are so many activities Toronto Camera Club is gearing up for! There are many activities to partake in. Become a member and turn your hobby of photography into a skill. Visit Lucie Collins — Rust From Route 66 Redux exhibit this April! Support the club with their virtual annual fundraiser. And don’t forget, after the success of the Aurora Photoworks Gallery, pieces are up for sale! So check it all out only at Mount Pleasant Village!