Mike Janetakes

Black framed painting sits on artist easel. The painting is a shop exterior with graffiti style text "JAVA" and people sitting at tables.

Java House

Oil on canvas


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Java House is a ragged-yet-lovable little cafe/resto hang-out with a big patio, tiny kitchen and cheap eats menu that sees no borders. Queen Street in Toronto is a fascinating place full of diverse cultures. Near Kensington Market on Augusta Street sits Java House is a popular spot for summer drinks and people watching. Murals and graffiti find their home on these establishments giving them a little more charm.


Michael Janetakes has been painting since childhood. He paints in many mediums however his preferred methods are watercolors and oils.

He was involved in the media and public relations arena for over thirty years including, identity branding, museum exhibits, sculpture, desktop publishing, wholesale markets and advertising campaigns specializing in small town promotions.

He is also passionate about performing in film (a member of ACTRA) and theatre and song - even ran a chamber choir. Recent years he joined the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce as a board member and was on the special events committee of Minden Hills. While there he hosted a show on CANOE FM and ran a resort there.

Mike returned to Toronto to try a role as Resident Manager for two high rise buildings in Toronto . He is now perusing his acting and fine art interests.

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