Thursday, July 19, 2007

third annual parkdale festival

Parkdale Festival - August 25th, 2007

S: (n) festival (a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration)
S: (n) festival, fete (an organized series of acts and performances usually in one place)

The third annual Parkdale Festival takes place on Saturday August 25th from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Masaryk-Cowan Park, Queen and Cowan. It’s a day of family entertainment to raise awareness for various Parkdale youth service organizations.

There’s definitely a need for awareness of available youth service organizations within the city, whether this be for help in finding a job, finding a place to stay, or getting the next meal. The goal of the Festival is to create awareness by providing a fun interactive community based event. The end result is to create an accessible reference database of services that are available to youth. The website currently has a list of past organizations.

The Festival will be comprised of various components, including an "Interactive Art Zone" where individuals can contribute to a “mural of street art". At the end of the day these pieces will be offered to various community organizations in hopes that they are proudly displayed. Throughout the day there will also be a variety of performances, a children’s activity area and wading pool, a Marketplace of local artisans and vendors, and a Community Information Fair with displays of materials from various youth organizations. This is the last weekend before youth head back to school which makes it all that much more important to get this information out.

Confirmed Entertainment includes Laura Repo, Chris Bottomley, Box Full of Cash, The Old Soul and more. University of Toronto’s CIUT-FM will be doing a Live-To-Air broadcast for the full duration of the Festival. Tune into 89.5 FM or on the internet if you are unable to attend, and hear all the performances.

Official sponsors include NOW Magazine, Woolfitt’s Art Supplies, Babbleweb, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Pizza Pizza, Long and McQuade, Metalworks Studios Inc, and Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri Dinovo.

With support from Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation, Parkdale Liberty Newspaper, Gleaner Publications, and Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre

Again this year there will be an after party featuring several performances and DJ’s as part of P-Fest, presented by Triple-X Productions, details TBA

Visit for an updated schedule of performances, participating organizations and activities. Come out and support the leaders of tomorrow and enjoy a great day of entertainment for everyone.

Media Inquiries, Volunteers, Performers, Artists and Vendors
Contact: Festival Innovator, Bryen Dunn,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi There! Does anyone have success stories on how well the Parkdale event did last month for vendors?


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