BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture @bigonbloorfest #Bloordale – July 23-24

The BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture, one of Toronto’s best and most loved summer street festivals is a two-day, car-free summer street celebration of arts, culture and small business all in the Bloordale neighbourhood (Bloor Street West from Dufferin to Landsdowne).

Big on Bloor FestivalNow in its 9th year with nearly 100,000 people attending each year, the 2016 BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture runs Saturday, July 23 from 1 p.m. until midnight and on Sunday, July 24 from noon until 6 p.m. Residents and visitors alike can experience a participatory festival with more than fifty original hands-on cultural projects that have been commissioned especially for you! Make something, learn something, engage and enjoy hundreds of distinct musical and theatre acts, art projects, games, poetry, architecture inventions, one-of-a-kind exhibitions and shops.

A WEEKEND FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!                                                                         

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at BIG on Bloor in addition to the myriad activities, you can also savour Bloordale’s abundant and diverse food offerings and be introduced to the Bloordale community with improved streetscape, parkettes and community art.  Getting everyone there is as easy as 1 2 3 – 1) Take the subway to Dufferin or Lansdowne Station; 2) Access the festival at street level from either station; 3) You’re already there – join in the festivities!

BIG on Bloor Festival Feature Events 

The BIG Market Place: More than 200 arts, crafts, and information tables!

Card-Yard: Recycled materials animated by architecture, art and poetry!

Celebrate Here: Main Stage performances!

Savour Bloor: In the stores, restaurants, patios, and the Bloordale Food Court!

BIG Awards: Community Appreciation!

JOUEZ: Participatory Art!

HOW WE LIVE IN CITIES: ART and ecology projects

PlayFair: Games for children and adults!

Bloor Gardens:  New sidewalks, in-ground trees, gardens and community art!

After Hours: Local Bloordale restaurants and bars!

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