Saturday, September 24, 2011

European Festivals galore in September! - A #TransitHubbing Adventure

Toronto is known for many things and the abundance of cultural festivals is certainly one of them! As a festival buff, I try to make it to as many as I can throughout the year.

During the weekend of September 16 to 18, two exciting European festivals were held. The Polish Festival took place in the historical Roncesvalles Village on Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and Queen Street West. The Ukrainian Festival was held in the Bloor West Village on Bloor Street West between Jane Street and Glendowynne Road.

As expected, food, music and performances took centre stage although I did come across some quirky displays as well. Check it out ...

What's a Howitzer doing at the Polish festival? 

Can you say "random"?

Buskers know how to draw a crowd.

Aren't these food stalls at every festival?

Get your Polish gear!

Kids all decked out for a traditional performance.

The Ukrainian fest brings out the Ferris Wheel!

Crowds abound on a beautiful Sunday!

Bread and salt form a customary welcome.

What Ukrainian festival is complete without pierogies?

One of the many performances throughout the weekend.

Testament to Toronto's multiculturalism: Vietnamese sweets being sold at the Ukrainian festival!

Hundreds watching the main stage performance.

Keep #TransitHubbing!



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