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CABBAGETOWN LIVING [FESTIVAL EDITION]

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Welcome to the special Cabbagetown Festival edition of Cabbagetown Living. We have rounded up everything you need to know!

Cabbagetown Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday September 9th and 10th in downtown Toronto. Admission is FREE for this event packed with activities for everyone. From live entertainment and a Kid’s Zone to mouthwatering festival foods and a range of vendors, this street festival is not to be missed!

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OPENING CEREMONIES BEGINS WITH A MARCH

OPENING CEREMONIES BEGINS WITH A MARCH
Cabbagetown Festival Opening Ceremonies will take place Saturday September 9th and will begin with a special march with two starting points! Join the TDot Batu marchers at 11am at either Wellesley and Parliament OR Gerrard and Parliament as they march to Carlton and merge into one super ensemble before heading to the NEW Opening Ceremonies location of Carlton and Berkeley for approximately 11:30am.

At 11:30am at Carlton and Berkeley, our Master of Ceremonies will be former mayor and Member of the Order of Canada Barbara Hall, who initiated improvements to Cabbagetown during her term in office. A moment of silence to honour the late City Councillor Pam McConnell, who passed away July 7 will be observed. Then the Toronto Police Motor Squad Drill Team will delight the crowd and Cabbagetown BIA Board Chair Bill Renieris will lead the annual cabbage cutting!


ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT
Our festival schedule will be available at www.cabbagetownTO.com and will include a wide range of music and more. In addition, new this year the Cabbagetown BIA is proud to welcome the DANIEL’S Community Stage at Gerrard and Parliament on Saturday. This stage will feature an impressive range of local talent including song, dance, spoken word and so much more. You won’t want to miss visiting this impressive new addition to the Cabbagetown Festival!


SKATEBOARD PARK

SKATEBOARD PARK
NEW for Cabbagetown Festival 2017 at Gerrard and Parliament will be a skateboard park kids will love! Skateboards will be provided and experienced boarders will be on site to ensure safety and fun!


KIDS ZONE

KIDS ZONE
Having experienced much success with its new location and expansion last year, the Cabbage Patch Kids Zone will remain on Carlton integrating itself with some vendors between Parliament and Berkeley, but watch for it to grow even more after Opening Ceremonies, all the way to Ontario Street! Small kids will love the zone stage, with magic acts, reptile shows and other programming throughout the day. Other activities include bouncy castles of all kinds, crafts tables, balloons, face painters, stilt walkers. And the free popcorn will be hard to pass up!

Tickets will not be sold as our Kids Zone will be FREE again this year, however, donations are greatly appreciated at the Cabbagetown BIA booth at 237 Carlton Street.


OFFICIAL CABBAGBETOWN SWAG

OFFICIAL CABBAGBETOWN SWAG
Official Cabbagetown Swag (T-shirts, Flags and Tote Bags) will be for sale at the Cabbagetown BIA booth located at 237 Carlton, with a special festival promo deal! Please note, this year’s festival shirt is available in a very limited run so get yours early!


FOOD + PATIOS

FOOD + PATIOS
From roast corn to non dairy gelato, Cabbagetown Festival will offer a plethora of food options! (Come hungry.) For a list of food vendors and local restaurants participating, please visit www.cabbagetownTO.com. Looking to sit down and relax on a patio? Over 14 street patios will be assembled by our restaurant members offering festival specials and full menu selections in many cases. Find them directly on the streets of Parliament and Carlton within the festival!


VENDORS AND COMMUNITY BOOTHS

VENDORS AND COMMUNITY BOOTHS
In addition to our many local businesses activating street booths, nearly 100 street vendors and community organizations will join us offering made in Canada items, general merchandise, food stalls and information on community groups and organizations. Come find that perfect gift, a treat for yourself and family and information on how to get involved in your community. For a list of vendors and businesses joining us please visit: www.cabbagetownTO.com.

(Sorry, our vendor application program is now closed and we are unable to accept new vendors.)


OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL


BIRTH OF A CITY, THE STORY OF TORONTO: Saturday September 9, 2017, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre, 422 Parliament Street.
Birth of a City, the story of Toronto, is a short film performed with live narration and the music of Flutist David Blackmore and the Flying Alphonso’s (keyboards, drums, vocals and violin). Explore Toronto’s indigenous roots, major achievements, contributions of immigrants and some of the major developments shaping this vibrant and diverse city. A 20 minute highly entertaining production.

Screenings:
Saturday, September 9th
2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM
Free ticket info: http://bit.ly/2gqPJ1F


BLAIR’S RUN: Sunday September 10, 2017, Registration 8:00am. Race 9:00am, Carlton, west of Berkeley.
Blair’s Run has been part of the Cabbagetown Festival for 38 years. It is a 2 km jog or walk around the neighbourhood that raises funds for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. This year’s run will be held the morning of Sunday September 10, 2017 with registration

Everyone from 2 to 70+ can do the run. You can sign up as an individual participant or join an existing team. Teams are generally organized by neighborhood streets, so look for your street when you sign up; if you’ve been asked to participate by a Team Captain, they will give you the team name with the registration link: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9821/blairs-run-2017


CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Wednesday September. 6th, Doors open 7pm, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street.
The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival is a juried showcase for some of the world’s best short films, receiving submissions from across Canada and the United States, as well as the UK, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com/buy-tickets-2015/


CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS: Friday September 8th, – Sunday September 10th 2017,  Riverdale Park West.
Cabbagetown Art & Crafts, and the annual sale it presents, was founded by Randy Brown in 1988, and he still runs it today. Located in Riverdale Park West, which is in Cabbagetown in the heart of downtown. The sale takes place on the second weekend of September concurrently with the Cabbagetown Festival. There is no admission fee and it is readily accessible by TTC.

Friday, September 8, 2017: 1pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017: 10am – 6pm


PETER PAN – THE ULTIMATE FLY BOY: Saturday September 9th, 2017, 12:00pm-4:30pm, Cabbagetown Theater Company at Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street. 
The Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents the high-flying production of Peter Pan – the ultimate fly boy! – a panto-style comedy for all ages at the 2017 Cabbagetown Festival. All performances are at the Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street, across from Riverdale Farm. Shows run 30 minutes and take place at 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.


RIVERDALE FARM’S FALL FESTIVAL: Saturday September 9th – Sunday September 10th 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm, 201 Winchester.
Festivities include: Contests, Corn Roast, Wheelbarrow Race, Cow Flap Toss, “Meet the Farmer” Demonstrations, Sunday morning pancake breakfast 9-11am and so much more!


SINGULAR EYE ON CABBAGETOWN – LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC MORSE: Opens September 7th, 2017 and will run through the festival, The Local Gest, 424 Parliament.
An exhibition of photographs on a Cabbagetown theme by local photographer Eric Morse. See new images and old favourites including several of his iconic streetcar series.
http://cabbagetownto.com/events/singular-eye-cabbagetown-local-photography-eric-morse/
Celebrate opening night on September 7th from 6:00PM – 8:00 at The Local Gest.


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