On Sunday I went to Yonge & Dundas Square to pop in on the Matsuri Toronto Japanese Summer Festival. I got there in time to catch Toronto’s Isshin Daiko a drum band. The pounding rhythms of these eight players create a sound that is sure to reach deeply into your own heartbeat and soul. The event seemed to have drawn about 20,000 or so people of all ages and origins. To say Toronto is a diverse community is an understatement and was clearly displayed at this event. The event was well sponsored and featured some of Toronto’s finest Japanese food and music. The line-ups for every food vendor were long. As I continue to cover these events I am learning more and more that it is not the sponsors or organizers that make these events so incredible but rather the people, the happy smiling faces of people from all over the world and from all circumstances of life that bring the joy and festiveness these gatherings produce. Rather than just crowd shots and photos of vendors I give you the faces of this event. Those happy smiling faces that brighten my day and make this journey such a pleasure. As always enjoy Toronto!