This is the weekend of dueling festivals in west end Toronto : Ukrainian & Polish Festivals.
One in Bloor West Village and one in Roncesvalles Village, only 3 kilometers, that’s 3 subway stops, apart.
The Bloor West Toronto Ukrainian Festival bills itself as “North America’s Largest Ukrainian Street Festival” and runs from Friday, Sept 15, Saturday Sept 16, and Sunday Sept 17, on Bloor Street between Runnymede and Jane.
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival “North America’s Larget Celebration of Polish Culture” and also runs from Friday, Sept 15, Saturday Sept 16, and Sunday Sept 17 and takes place on the whole of Roncesvalles Avenue, from Queen St. West to Dundas St. West.
Taking transit to both is highly recommend.
Both promise much fun, music, dancing, and food for all (you don’t have to be Ukrainian or Polish).
Of course there is another small festival happing in Toronto : the TIFF or Toronto International Film Festival. Maybe Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will pop out to the west end?