Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts
Toronto, August 9th, 2012 – The Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (CBIA) is pleased to announce that the 36th annual Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts will take place on Parliament St. North of Gerrard on September 8–9,2012.
Already established as one of “Toronto’s Best Festivals,” this year the CBIA is taking the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts to another level. “We are going to be bringing in more: musicians, food, performers, dancers, and some of the best restaurants and pubs in the city will be extending their patios” says coordinator Krissia Valiente.
“What makes our festival different is that it is not limited to one street.” In fact, there are several other events running in conjunction with the Festival of the Arts throughout the neighbourhood, including a craft fair in Riverdale park, events at Riverdale farm, Blair’s run, a film festival, and over 200 yard sales on the historic tree-lined streets of Cabbagetown. In all, we expect over 600 performers, artists, artisans, yard sales and restaurants, making it one of the largest community festivals in Canada.
“What I have always loved about this festival is that there is something for everyone and the sheer diversity of the festival speaks to the diversity of Cabbagetown. It exemplifies what makes Cabbagetown so great and why it is a great destination for businesses, families and tourists.”
The main entertainment and food options will be centred on Parliament Street, north of Gerrard and south of Wellesley.
Saturday September 8, 10am to 8pm
Sunday September 9, 11am to 7pm