Diving Into Toronto’s Waterfront

June 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

The Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival is an annual festival celebrating Toronto’s waterfront, presented by the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA). It is a is a unique festival that provides on water and on land programming, while positioning and promoting Toronto locally, nationally and internationally as a waterfront destination.

This years celebration took place June 21 through 24, 2012, down on Queen’s Quay. It included Saltscapes and the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and a celebration of the East Coast lifestyle. There was also The Wharf at York, with interactive folklore performances.  Sweet Smokin’ Suga’ Beach Jam, a folk and blues music showcase and beach BBQ.

This year’s Redpath Waterfront Festival brought music, art, culture and cuisine to a variety of waterfront locations.  There were people visiting from all over the Canada and performances from all types of musicians, public private and even students from a nearby school for girls here in Toronto.

Headlining the event was ‘Saltscapes’ a celebration of east coast culture at HTO Park East.  At Harbour Quay, the area was transported into an interactive old port settlement called ‘The Wharf at York’ with sail makers, weavers, musicians and more. Sugar Beach had live music, a beach barbeque and a unique lightshow where they transformed a fountain display into a nighttime multimedia water theatre.

Overall the event was great, great food, great music and a great celebration of Toronto’s waterfront.


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