Do West Fest 2023
Fri Jun 09 2023 at 06:00 pm to Sun Jun 11 2023 at 06:00 pm
Little Portugal Toronto BIA | Toronto, ON
AdvertisementTORONTO’S OFFICIAL START TO SUMMER IN THE HEART OF LITTLE PORTUGAL!
Toronto’s ultimate summer festival is back!
Presented by Little Portugal Toronto BIA, and produced by Uma Nota Culture, this year we will explore new approaches to offering you a summer celebration like no other, including expanding the festival to run along Dundas Street West from Shaw to Lansdowne.
You can expect everything you love about the festival and more, including:
Local food trucks and vendors
Artisans and craft vendors
BIA member programming
Mark your calendars for June 9, 10 and 11, and stay tuned for programming announcements in the coming weeks!
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*WHY THE NAME CHANGE?
As many of you know- light has been shed on the fact that the namesake for our beloved Dundas Street (Henry Dundas) was an 18th-century politician who delayed Britain’s abolition of slavery by 15 years. He also aided in the continued subjugation of Indigenous peoples in Canada in his role as British Home Secretary. In July 2021, Toronto City Council voted 17-7 in favour of a motion to rename the street, along with subway stations, a library, Yonge-Dundas Square, and a number of parks. Although the city is still in the process of deciding the new street name, we feel it is exceptionally important to accurately display our values by removing 'Dundas' from the BIA and festival names promptly. Until the street is renamed, the event will be known as Do West Fest.
This change is significant to us as it marks a new chapter for the neighbourhood, of combined efforts in improving the area with true community spirit in mind.
Where is it happening?Little Portugal Toronto BIA, 1166 Dundas St. West, suite 1 A,Toronto,ON,Canada
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