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Annex Festival on Bloor

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Sunday June 8, 2014, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm



Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Bloor Annex BIA present the 18th Annual ANNEX FESTIVAL ON BLOOR!  Extending from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue, this free one-day Festival offers the Annex neighbourhood a fantastic opportunity to gather on Bloor Street (from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue) and celebrate its unique local heritage with a wide variety of events and activities for everyone – families, adults and children of all ages!

The Annex Festival on Bloor is a successful collaboration between community businesses, local residents and generous sponsors. While having grown in size and reputation becoming one of Toronto’s leading summer festivals, The AFOB still retains its friendly, grass roots flavour and unique Annex ambiance.

For 18 years this fun, one-day Festival has offered the Annex neighborhood a fantastic opportunity to gather together on Bloor Street (from Bathurst to Spadina) and celebrate its unique local heritage with a wide variety of activities for young and old:

    • live music
    • over 115 craft and specialty food vendors
    • a variety of adult and children’s activities and attractions, including a children’s village
    • fitness demonstrations
    • street buskers
    • and lots, lots more!



12:30pm - 1:10pm
STREET PARADE from both ends of Bloor Street - Spadina Avenue › › ‹ ‹ Bathurst Street
JAM! at the stage when the two bands meet! (bands to be confirmed)

1:15 – 6:00 p.m.
TRANZAC STAGE (Brunswick and Bloor)
Live music and dance performances curated by Tranzac Club (line-up to be confirmed)
***Hear the whole stage broadcast LIVE on CIUT 89.5 FM***

1:00 – 5:30 pm
THE TORONTO FRINGE – Street Chalk Circle Performances (line-up to be confirmed)

1:00 – 6:00 pm
The Imbayakunas
Brant, the Fire Guy
The Hula Family
and an engaging assembly of Toronto buskers.
Festivalgoers can also join in the MNjcc energetic fitness demos for a firsthand sampling of the winning athletic and fitness programs the MNjcc has to offer.

Children's Village

This year, the Children’s Village is going Carnival Style!  Astro Amusements is bringing their best in mechanical and inflatable rides at minimal price, they will be selling ‘fun foods’ ie. Candy floss, popcorn, candy apples, and sno cones.  There’s also face painting, sidewalk chalking, bubbles and hula hoop.

The DJCC at the AFOB!

Visit the Downtown Jewish Community Council tent at the Annex Festival on Bloor and meet the organizations that serve downtown Jewish life. Stop by the “Rabbi is in” booth, make gimp and bead keychains, and meet our Yiddish clown!




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