The following two Toronto events with road closures will occur:

This video presents “Toronto Scotiabank BuskerFest 2012 Promo”:

  • in support of Epilepsy Toronto!

Scotiabank Buskerfest

In Support of Epilepsy Toronto

Donations Will be Greatly Appreciated

August 23 – 26, 2012

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

Thursday August 23rd, 2012 12 pm – 10 pm
Friday August 24th, 2012 12 pm – 11 pm
Saturday August 25th, 2012 11 am – 11 pm
Sunday August 26th, 2012 11 am – 8 pm

The Scotiabank BuskerFest:

  • Scotiabank BuskerPlay for Kids  area:
    • Located in Market Lane Park, just west of the St. Lawrence North Market (on the north side of Front near Jarvis)
    • This area features:
      • face painting
      • balloon twisting
      • a dress up area
      • an inflatable maze
      • free workshops
      • shows geared especially to the family audience
  • a showcase for 100’s of the most spectacular street performers on earth:
    • silent comedy and slapstick
    • daredevils and magicians
    • high skill circus acts
    • a wide variety of music, clowns, contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, fire
    • “a few things we have no words to describe”
    • pogo-sticking
    • hula-hooping
    • fire-breathing
    • pillow juggling
    • body-contorting
    • whip-cracking
    • cyr-wheel spinning
    • sword swallowing
    • flaming-rope jumping performers
    • Cirque Mechanics

      • 18’ high portable pedal-driven Gantry Bike is a freestanding, self-contained circus on wheels
    • “Magic Corner”
  • Two BENEFIT SHOWS
    • All proceeds from the Fireshow and the Grand Finale shows will be graciously donated to Epilepsy Toronto
      • and Scotiabank will match each dollar donated by audience members at the Fire Show!
    • The Fire Show

      • Friday, August 24 – 9:30pm
      • Scotiabank Stage (Front and Church)
      • “Sure to be the ‘hottest’ show in town, this performance combines the best of all of their fire acts and will feature FlameOz, Fireguy and a special appearance by Suspended Animation Circus!”
      • Rain date Saturday, August 25
    • The Grand Finale
      • Sunday, August 26 – 6:30pm
      • Metro Stage, Berczy Park
      •  “Always a lively and spontaneous collaboration, this year’s Grand Finale will not only feature performances by some of their top international acts but also include the announcement of this year’s METRO People’s Choice Award Winner: the performer who receives the most audience votes and who will win an automatic invite back to next year’s festival”

Please note:

  • Festival admission is by donation to festival organizers, Epilepsy Toronto, and each performer collects their own remunerations by passing a hat after their performance.”
  • There is no advance performance schedule for the festival, rather spontaneity is the order of the day.
    • Look for boards at each of the performance pitches for hourly postings and a master schedule updated regularly at the Epilepsy Toronto Information Booth (located on Front St, just east of Church St).
    • Or follow them through their social media networks, facebook or twitter, where schedules will be posted throughout the festival as they become available.
  • The theatre happens right on the street, so you may want to bring something to sit on to get front row seating.
  • If the day is sunny, bring a hat, refillable water bottle and some sunscreen.
  • If the day looks grey, bring an umbrella and catch some exciting entertainment in the rain.
  • Be sure to arrive with dollars in your pockets: loonies, toonies, $5, $10 and $20’s, as street performances don’t normally accept plastic… not yet anyway

Also, please click here to check out the various BuskerFest contests.

For more info about Buskerfest’s activities, please click here.

Contact Info

SCOTIABANK BUSKERFEST
c/o EPILEPSY TORONTO

468 Queen Street East – Suite 210
Toronto – Ontario – CANADA
M5A 1T7

E-mail:
info@torontobuskerfest.com

For vendor information contact:
vendors@torontobuskerfest.com

BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday Road Closures:

There are a series of closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area:

  • Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Church Street from north of Front Street to Colborne Street will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.

This video presents “SIMMONS PSA 2_QT 480p (16×9).mov”:

  • Bum Run Toronto PSA with Gail Simmons, Judge Top Chef:

The 1st Annual Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto

In support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Queen’s Park, South Side of Legislative Buildings

Start Time – 8AM

Timed event for runners

The Bio-K+ Bum Run

  • A not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Ian Bookman, a gastroenterologist in Toronto
  •  Has a goal of raising awareness about colorectal cancer screening in order to prevent the 95% of cancer deaths which still needlessly occur
  • 5K your way, walk or run for your bum!
  • This year, all proceeds will go toward Colon Cancer Canada
  • On Sunday August 26, 2012 at 8AM, participants will launch the inaugural Bio K+ Bum Run, a 5 Kilometre walk / run event to raise awareness of colorectal cancer
  • This event is organized with the cooperation of the City of Toronto, local City Councillors, and the Sergeant of Arms of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

For more info about the Bio-K+ Bum Run, please click here.

Contact Info:

Email: office@bumrun.com

Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto – Sunday Road Closures:

  • A series of closures will take place in the area bounded by:
    • Bay Street in the east
    • College Street in the south
    • Spadina in the west
    • Bloor Street in the north
  • On Sunday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

August 22, 2012

Weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Two special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets. In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new site can be accessed at www.toronto.ca/inview.

BuskerFest – Thursday to Sunday closures:
There are a series of closures for Buskerfest in the St. Lawrence Market area:
• Front Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street will be closed in both directions from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from The Esplanade to Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Scott Street from north of Scott Lane to the midway point between Wellington Street and Front Street will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Market Street from Front Street to The Esplanade will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Church Street from north of Front Street to Colborne Street will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
• Wellington Street from Church Street to Leader Lane will be closed from Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Bio-K+ Bum Run 5K Toronto – Sunday closures:
A series of closures will take place in the area bounded by Bay Street in the east, College Street in the south, Spadina in the west and Bloor Street in the north on Sunday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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