Year 1 – Review of 2015

With only about 3 months left until the end of 2016, I thought it was time to look back on the first year of SteamPunk Junction. It was a very eventful year, where many of my current projects saw their beginnings. Here are the various events and milestones from 2015:

Built 1st Lego streetcar – January 14th

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My fleet of 14 Lego TTC models began with this little horsecar.

Founded the SteamPunk Junction – February 16th

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An early version of my SPJ logo.

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting – March 5th

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My first time wearing my new vest out to a WTJHS meeting, where I met Dave Cook, the author of Fading History.

Junction Triangle’s Naming Project 5th Anniversary – March 16th

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A local gathering where I met various city Councillors.

Phi Delta Theta 25th Founder’s Day March 22nd, 2015

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My first major freelance video shoot: The McMaster University’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta’s 25th Founders Day Celebration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hxehpbsVFA

WTJHS Meeting – April 2nd

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The first WTJHS meeting where I spoke infront of the other members, about my plans for the SteamPunk Junction. I also brought out my old cameras and 2 Lego vehicles for a small display.

Function in the Junction ’15 – April 11th

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The annual gathering below the Masonic Temple on Annette Street.

Hamilton Steam & Technology Museum – April 15th

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A surprise visit to the steam museum in Hamilton, where I found a steampunk exhibit.

Snapd Bloor West Article – May Edition

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My first article in the local newspaper, Snapd Bloor West.

Anime North ’15 – May 22nd

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Doors Open ’15 – May 23rd

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Colborne Lodge Museum, in High Park

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The Toronto Railway Museum, in the John Street Roundhouse.

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Spadina House Museum

Toronto Steampunk Society @ Campbell House – June 20th

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The 1st time I met the Toronto Steampunk Society, for a tour of the Campbell House Museum.

Snapped Logo Photo – June 17th

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The iconic shot that eventually became my t-shirt design.

Center Island Cosplay – July 4th

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SteamPunk Junction @ Shox’s – July 12

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My 1st time hosting a steampunk themed event, at the local billiards lounge.

Received order of 50 “Steampunk Needs You!” shirts – July 31st

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The Latin Lover gave me the idea to get my own t-shirts made.

Cosplay Hangout in High Park – August 16th

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Lego Campbell Block Building Display @ The Junction BMO – August 19th

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My Lego display sat in the Junction BMO from August until October, when it was moved to SHOXS for the WTJHS Talk Show.

Fan Expo ’15 – September 4th

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Cosplay @ Trinity Bellwoods Park – September 26th

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Legends of the Junction: Historical Talk Show – Sunday October 25th

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My first talk show, produced by SteamPunk Junction in the basement of SHOXS. Promo vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BwON1bVgDo

1st “Toronto Transit” Poster Unveiled – November 11th

My original 18" by 24" design for a TTC history poster.

My original 18″ by 24″ design for a TTC history poster.

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting – November

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The Legends of the Junction: Talk Show Crew

WTJHS Chrismas Event

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Video-meister at the Junction Craft Brewery. Video -> youtube.com/watch?v=cCrRjWoD5p0

Halton County Radial Railway Presentation – Dec 8th

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My presentation of “Tales of Toronto Transit,” the video series to the HCRR board. Here’s the video I showed them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPm1GylZj5U

Christmas dinner at Pioneer Village – Saturday Dec. 19th

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Stay tuned for my review of 2016 in the new year!

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