Celebrate the launch of CONTACT 2005 on King Street West with installations and exhibitions by Canadian and international artists opening throughout the neighborhood – highlights include:

- Social scenes defying cultural boundaries by photographer Morad Bouchakour (the Netherlands), from his series PARTY! in the Netherlands, exhibited in the 461King St W courtyard and Brassaii;

- Provocative installation of backlit photographs, peering into an abandoned building, by Toronto based artist Walter Willems (the Netherlands), in the sidewalk-level windows at 461 King St W;

- Startling large-scale images on billboards at Richmond and Spadina by two of Canada’s best photojournalists, Lana Slezic’s powerful portraits of Afghan women and Roger LeMoyne’s moving documents of victims lost at war;

- Hauntingly beautiful images by Robert Polidori (New York) documenting the destruction of Chernobyl at Nicholas Metivier Gallery;

- Canadian photographers Geoffrey James and Volker Seding at Crush, whose contrasting projects explore Toronto's natural and architectural heritage;

- Chad Gerth and Lori Newdic, two young Canadian artists who communicate the inherent flexibility of the photographic message, showing at Totum Lifescience;

- Banners highlighting CONTACT exhibitions replace traditional advertising on buildings facades;

- Free fine art quality digital prints produced on the spot by Hewlett-Packard for anyone providing a digital file;

- Complementary food provided by Crush Wine Bar;

- Canadian premiere of the exhibition Aftermath: Images from Ground Zero by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz in the raw, early 20th century building at 441 King St W, co-presented by Hewlett-Packard.