The Big on Bloor Festival is back! This annual, CAR-FREE festival celebrates all of the culture found on Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne. Here, you’ll find over 200 vendors, music and dance performances, culture works, and much more to do with the some 70,000 other attendees. Check out some of our photos from last year’s event here.
The West Won Festival, now in its third year, is a celebration put on by Mount Dennis residents that features all sorts of fun to help bring together the community. Here, you’ll find games and tournaments, comedy performances, live music and dance (Latin, African-continental, Hip-Hop, and more), a fashion show, and many other items for the whole family to enjoy.
If you don’t have enough furry friends in your life, don’t miss out on this adopt-a-thon that’s taking place in Dufferin Grove Park. Here, you’ll be able to find dogs, cats, rabbits, and rodents up for adoption (though no monkeys unfortunately). There will also be colouring activities, face painting, and brick-oven pizza available.
Pawsway, the ever-friendly resource for pet lovers in Toronto, is hosting a seminar on how you can make your garden paw-perfect (“pawfect”) for your pets. The talk features Clarine Lee-Macaraig, a gardening expert from Evergreen. Also, bring pics of your backyard for custom advice on transforming your space.
United Fest is a fairly epic evening of music with an intense lineup of performers. The night features appearances by Smash Your Enemies, Back and Forth, Under Ember Skies, Homage, and many more. Also (true to its name), if you happen to have a valid American passport/license you can get in for free.
Spookey Ruben’s Dizzy Playground, a musical comedy TV show, is getting the live treatment, which is pretty epic news. So what are you in for? Spookey’s live band, sketch comedy, short films, celebrity special guests, and much more. Click here to check out “The Adventures of Spaghetti Cowboy,” which features everyone’s favourite Toronto indie-pop rocker, Feist.