Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 2013 Scotiabank BuskerFest, Now thru 8/25
The 2013 Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto will run today, August 22-25, 2013 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood (Queen St. to College St. and surrounding areas). The 14th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest features over 100 of the best street performers from Canada and around the world. Get a sneak peek at some of the acts below!
The festival will excite and amaze Torontonians and tourists alike at its new location, up and down Yonge Street from Queen St. to College St. and surrounding areas in the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA), from Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25. The event raises money for Epilepsy Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with epilepsy and their families live well by providing counselling, employment support, advocacy and education.
Festival Preview with performances in Yonge-Dundas Square, Trinity Square Park and on Gould at Victoria St.:
- Thursday, Aug 22: Noon- 6pm
Festival in Full Swing (Full road closures in effect from Thursday at 6pm onwards):
- Thursday, Aug 22: 6pm - 11pm, Friday, Aug 23: Noon - 11pm,
- Saturday, Aug 24: 11am - 11pm; Sunday, Aug 25: 11am - 8pm
Admission is by voluntary donation to Epilepsy Toronto. For information, visit: www.torontobuskerfest.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BuskerFestToronto, or follow on Twitter: buskerfestto hashtag: #SBBF.
The Sauruses are back! All the way from the Cretaceous Period, by way of modern-day Holland, these beautiful, larger-than life sized dinosaurs are absolutely thrilling for audience members of all ages - just watch out for snapping dino jaws!
Duo ComicCasa, a super funny Swiss/Israeli couple delight audiences with their performance about love and the circus - for a show about their love for circus!
From the United Kingdom comes Rob Roy Collins, an impressive comedic escape artist and acrobat who literally finishes his show on a high as he escapes from 20 metres of steel chain and handcuffs on top of a 12-foot ladder!