Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy, Yonge St. Toronto August 30th, 2015

“Men, women, and children who cannot live on gravity alone need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is, in my opinion, in a business established by the Creator of our nature. If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without corrupting, he need never feel that he has lived in vain.” P. T. Barnum
DSC_0001DSC_0034DSC_0039Buskerfest hit Yonge St. this past weekend. A far cry from the St. Lawrence Market days of yesteryear this festival has become enormous! From Queen St. to College St. throngs of people were entertained, amused, fed and sold souvenirs to.DSC_0120 DSC_0052DSC_0015 DSC_0118
BuskerFest supports Epilepsy Toronto and by the size of the gathered crowd, hopefully raised a lot of much needed funds. Artists of all genres and from all over the world gathered to provide top level entertainment for all ages.DSC_0094 DSC_0117 DSC_0095 Some made you gasp, some made you laugh, all made you smile. DSC_0100 DSC_0104 DSC_0129Hoops, machetes, batons, balls and  other human beings were flipped, tossed, juggled lit on fire, bounced and yes there was a live mermaid! BuskerFest is now the largest of it’s kind in North America, and going by the wall to wall crowds, doesn’t seem quite ready to relinquish that distinction.DSC_0127 DSC_0074 DSC_0078DSC_0136
It is one of those events that you don’t want to walk through too quickly, you never know what you might find tucked around that corner unless you take the time to look! DSC_0144 DSC_0170 DSC_0169 DSC_0166Great way to spend another lovely Sunday. DSC_0186 DSC_0195 DSC_0178 DSC_0196On my way home on the King504 streetcar ran into 16,000 rather joyous Blue Jay fans only to get slowed down again because of the crowds going to and from the EX! As always plesae get out and enjoy Toronto !~

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