Saturday 28 July 2018

Ossfest 2018, Toronto, ON

Ossfest was today ... Ossington Avenue was closed from Dundas Street W to Queen Street W for this festival.

What the F? OssFest!

This year, OssFest has a fresh new approach. "What the F" is OssFest? It is a celebration of the "fun", "fashion", "food", and "fitness" found throughout the Ossington BIA businesses between Dundas St W and Queen St W. The street will be closed for a pedestrian takeover to discover and rediscover everything we have to offer. Everyone of all ages, including our leashed 4-legged friends, are invited to this FREE event.

New this year, we will be hosting a Fitness and Wellness morning from 8am-11am for the early risers and those that want to take part in some fitness and wellness activity, education and exploration.

OssFest officially kicks off at 12pm and the street will be alive with extended patios, local vendors and exhibitors, music until 11pm.

It was in our 'hood so I went up after the Toronto Wolfpack game.  I'd been last year and had fun.  I got there about 7pm.  Many of the vendors from Ossington Avenue had booths on the street.  There was something for everyone.  The patios were jammed and there were long line-ups for food.

I started at the south end of Ossington (at Queen Street W)
This couple saw me taking pictures and encouraged me to take
pictures of them ... they were a hoot
Superkick'd were getting ready to have some wrestling matches

I watched some bands on the stage next to the Painted Lady (at Ossington/Dundas W).  They each played for 45 minutes and a new band started on the hour.

I just caught the end of this Spanish guy and he was good
The Bettys were really good and had an Andrews Sisters sound ...
they played songs from old songs (like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy") to
today ("All About the Bass")
I don't know who she was but she was too strange for me and I left

I headed south on Ossington.

Skinny Bones

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.

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