Last Sunday, thousands of Torontonians joined us for a sunny day in Christie Pits Park for the Christie Crawlfest, a daylong community festival hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation, The Laneway Project, Friends of Christie Pits Park and Bells on Bloor.
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The event celebrated local art, food and music and featured a memorable Lemon Bucket Orkestra performance that started atop a playground climbing structure before winding through the park, local streets and laneways. Hundreds of cyclists completed a victory lap around the new Bloor Street bike lanes. The park was home to a pop-up adventure playground — a kids-only section that included space to roll tires down a big hill. A pop-up art market offered wares from dozens of local artists and crafters. Nearby Willowvale Lane hosted art installations and dance classes. As always, we had delicious food and drinks from some of the city's top chefs. And the sun shone all day!
Check out the photo album below.
Big thanks to all the volunteers, chefs, laneway crawlers, artists, dancers and musicians who made the day such a joy. And special thanks to our event sponsors, Alex Beauregard-Freeman Real Estate Ltd., Spirit of Math, Steam Whistle Brewing, Southbrook Winery and our national program sponsor Nature's Way. Without your support, we couldn't make this community-led magic happen.
CHRISTIE CRAWLFEST 2016 PHOTOS: