Back for a second year – OSSFEST 2017! This year, Ossington Avenue, between Queen and Dundas Street West, will be transformed with all the things that memorable summer weekends in the city are made of: shopping, dancing, live music, patios, eating, drinking and being merry.
With #FREE entrance throughout the entire strip, start the day off with the OSSCRIT international urban bike race, then enjoy two live music stages, a silkscreen workshop, basketball training, a fun-filled kid zone, giveaways and exclusive access to experiences you wouldn’t get anywhere else in Toronto.
It was in our 'hood so I thought I'd check it out. I got there about 3pm. Many of the vendors from Ossington Avenue had booths on the street.
|I entered from Queen Street W (the south end)|
|There was a bit of a line-up for ice cream at Bang Bang|
|Bellwoods Brewery's patio was jammed and there was a line-up|
|You could play games and win chocolate|
|They were giving out free bags|
|Near the north end of the festival (at Dundas Street W)|
|Looking south from the north end of the festival|
|I watched the bands for a few hours (they started on the hour) ...|
I first saw The Reposadists, who were jazzy
|The Tonkas played blues and were really good|
|Gord arrived looking cool!|
|Kunle, who played West African music|
|Park Eddy, who played rock|
Gord and I went for a stroll and had supper at The Federal (west of the festival). We walked back through the festival on our way home afterwards.
|Superkickd had a wrestling ring set up ...|
it was hokey but fun to watch
|The "good guy" won!|
|The line-up for ice cream was longer than earlier at Bang Bang|
|At the south entrance of the festival (Queen Street W)|
It was fun to walk around and watch the bands. It wasn't crazy crowded as other street festivals are. I'll check it out again next year.