Garden Brothers Circus, one of the last great Canadian-based family circuses, launched its season this week and Torontoist was there for a behind the scenes look. They have shows on March 8 and 9 at 12:00 and 4:00 p.m., all at the Mississauga Hershey Center. Their website has more information and tickets.
Let the show begin.
This show includes clowns and elephants, everything you’d need for a classic circus experience.
Ringmaster Ian Garden handles the horses.
In his routine, Hungarian Karoly Zeman deconstructs the bicycle.
Clown John Kane and Chase Garden, dressed as a rooster. Chase is ten years old and the fourth generation of Gardens to work in the circus.
Performers come from as far away as China.
Ringmaster and producer Ian Garden is a third generation circus owner. Every year for seventy-one years, his family has been producing a totally new line-up of acts.