Neighbourhood festivals are a great way to either explore unfamiliar pockets of the city or actually meet the people who cross your path on a daily basis. Signage for this neighbourhood street festival at the corner of Wyndham Street and Brock brought our attention to tomorrow’s day of events and big FUN in The Brockton Triangle area. The wee bit of west end land known as The Brockton Triangle stretches from Dundas to the railroad tracks north of Queen Street between Brock and Lansdowne Avenue. It’s Toronto’s only triangular neighbourhood lost in a sea of boring squares (or closely related quadrilaterals).
Tomorrow’s FUN includes face painting, road scrabble, games and a scavenger hunt. In terms of other FUN, there will be performances by Stranger Theatre and Batucada Carioca (Carnaval Samba Parade) as well as a capoeira demonstration and music by local performers, including Claire Jenkins. At precisely 6 p.m., FUN will come to a halt. Fortunately, the street festival will continue after a brief tidy-up session. The 7:30 p.m. soccer match will be followed by film screenings of Postcard to Brazil by Mike Filipov and award-winning Central do Brasil (Central Station), directed by Walter Salles. Get to the festival early and be sure to take part in genuine FUN!