Foretaste Of The Danforth
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Foretaste Of The Danforth

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They’re coming, theyr’e coming! Upwards of a million of Torontoist’s fellow human beings will present themselves within 12 blocks of a single street this weekend (Broadview to Jones)… to have fun.

Taste of the Danforth begins today at 6pm and ends Sunday at midnight. (The Danforth will be closed to traffic as of 11am today.)

For locals this can mean chaos and disruption. Visitors drive here and, finding no place to park, abandon their cars wherever frustration leads them — often blocking driveways and obscuring corners. A band every couple of blocks, each doing their own thing, broadcast a curious mashup of bouzouki-house-and-western. And hundreds of braziers on the sidewalks (No: braziers) donate their particular odeur de quelquechose to the air. And barriers, barriers of all kinds everywhere:

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