Tens of thousands turned out yesterday for Toronto’s first Dundas West Fest, a street fair stretching from Roxton Road all the way to Lansdowne. The restaurants had tables out in the street, and vendors and onlookers alike were enjoying the great weather all day. Stages were set up along the whole stretch of the festival including in the Beer Store parking lot.
Here are a few pictures we collected from yesterday’s festivities but these were just a small snapshot of an enormous festival. We’re looking forward to this festival again next year. A huge thanks and congratulations has to go out to to the Dundas West BIA for putting together a fantastic day.
The Garrison had windows wide open and a big crowd gathered to enjoy the scene:
The Japanese Paper Place (a local business on Brock Street) organized a collage table where kids and adults got to be crafty with paper:
Quinta Restaurant moved some of their fine cooking outdoors:
Street artists performed
Face Painters were hard at work:
The garden centre on the south side of Dundas just east of Dovercourt was turned into an actual beer garden, hosted by Bambi’s (a popular late night basement bar on the corner of Dovercourt and Dundas if you haven’t seen it) and Beau’s Beer. DJs played the entire afternoon and into the evening.
The Beer Store parking lot had a stage with plenty of great bands:
Churchill and The Grove moved their business outdoors for the day:
Penny Arcade Vintage was showing off some great hats outside:
Couples were sifting through the great vinyl offerings of Grasshopper Records while enjoying the sun.