This weekend is Buskerfest in Toronto. Front Street is closed off from Yonge Street to Jarvis. Performers from all around the world come to Toronto to display their talents on stages along Front. There is a fair selection of food and great musical performers as well. Donations go towards supporting Epilepsy Toronto.
Buskerfest is one of my favourite festivals in Toronto. Firstly, all the acts feature amazing and sometimes dangerous stunts or some good old-fashioned entertainment. I love just slowly walking along Front Street and seeing all the different performers and the spontaneity of the performances. It is not an odd sight to see someone on stilts sauntering on the street. And yet, there is a very down-to-earth environment. You can tell the performers just love what they do.
Next, it’s awesome that the festival closes off Front Street from cars for a good stretch of road. Front Street is wide enough so you don’t feel claustrophobic even though there are a lot of people. Last year 1M people came during the four days!
While I will always be fond of the Silver Elvis, the Copper Cowgirl, new this year, was very endearing.
Dream State Circus from Australia. Fire!
I also enjoyed seeing Scott Jackson, a Canadian beatboxer.
My friend and I split this funnel cake. Mmm, deep-fried batter, strawberries and ice cream.
The crowd around St. Lawrence Market during the day.
Buskerfest finishes up tomorrow for another year. There is a Grand Finale is at 6:30 pm.