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We had a fantastic summer of events these past couple of months, and we hope everyone has enjoyed coming out and exploring the neighbourhood and our local businesses.
The first ever Feast of St. Lawrence, a three-day festival celebrating the food and culture of Old Town Toronto. The festival kicked off with an exclusive Dinner Under the Stars along Front Street East, with a big band, and five course meal provided by top restaurants in our neighbourhood. The festivities continued on Saturday with a street festival on Market Street and on Sunday with a family fun day in St. James Park. Special thanks to the Feast of St. Lawrence partners Barsa Taberna, Biff’s Bistro, Hawthorne Food + Drink, Hot House Restaurant, Omni King Edward Hotel, Pearl Diver, Sultan’s Tent, Woods, St. Lawrence Market, Bindia, cresta, Evolution Food Co., FoodShare, City of Toronto Historic Sites, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA, The Printing House, Somewhereness, Steamwhistle, JAZZ.FM91, Canadian Tire and Chairman Mills.
This was our fifth year of Music in St. James Park and we brought back some great free concerts featuring jazz, folk, reggae, classical, rock, blues and more. In particular we had a great turn out of both old and new audience members for our first ever Japanese taiko drumming concert and of course the St. Lawrence Market BBQ with free a swing dance class and swing concert by Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm was the perfect ways to end out the concert series this summer. Thanks to our sponsors Triple A Bar, True True, C’est What?, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association and St. Lawrence Market for making the program possible.
Our Movies in St. James Park screenings returned this summer with our continuously popular Pride Toronto screening and drag show and we added a Beatles cover band to our final movie, A Hard Day’s Night, as a part of the City of Toronto’s Beatles50TO celebrations. Thanks to our sponsors St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, Scotiabank and the City of Toronto Historic Sites for making the program possible.
Bard in Berczy took over St. James Park this summer since Berczy Park is still under construction. This time around Dauntless City Theatre put on two Shakespearean plays, The Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night. Thanks to our sponsors C’est What? and Transat Travel for making the program possible.
That’s a just a few of the events that happened throughout the summer in Old Town Toronto. We hope you all had as much as we did this summer, and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming fall and winter events.
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Extending from the East side of Yonge Street to the Don River, and from the North side of Lakeshore Road up to the South side of Queen Street, Old Town Toronto encompasses six distinct neighbourhoods: St. Lawrence Market, Town of York, King Street East, Queen Street East and the Distillery District.
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This web site is brought to you by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA (SLMNBIA), a not for profit organization that works collaboratively with area residents, businesses, and cultural and academic institutions to ensure the continued growth and success of Old Town Toronto.