This Sunday, July 8 from 12 to 9 p.m., Mirvish Village will host the first Pedestrian Sunday outside of Kensington Market. The neighbourhood is home to the landmark discount store Honest Ed’s and is a collection of boutiques, studios and restaurants, founded and named for the Mirvish family in recognition of Toronto’s retail show biz entrepreneur Ed Mirvish.
Inspired by the success of P.S. Kensington, the project is being taken on by the local Business Improvement Area, or BIA. Formed in 2005, the Mirvish Village BIA sees the festival as an excellent opportunity to build community and promote the neighbourhood.
Entertainment will include The Storytellers of Toronto at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., members of the performing arts academy Randloph Academy at 1 p.m., and the band The Wilderness from 7 to 8 p.m. Also, many local artists have been invited to bring their art out from the studios and into the street for the public to enjoy. There will also be tango and belly dancing at various intervals throughout the day.
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