2012
Saturday, July 20, 1-9pm
Sunday, July 21, 12-6pm
Bloor Street, Toronto
Dufferin to Lansdowne

BIG On Bloor Festival car-free Bloordale celebrates arts, culture, community & small business. Bloor Street, Toronto, Dufferin to Lansdowne. We welcome everyone!

2013 BIG On Bloor Festival

We welcomed 70,000 people last year with visitors saying, “The BIG On Bloor Festival was an exceptional experience with so much to see, do and really be engaged with.” 

This year we are in full swing to surprise and delight you again with event to enjoy and participate in.

July 20/ 21, 2013 car-free Bloor St., Toronto, Dufferin to Lansdowne, celebrates arts, culture, community & small business with a unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions including: Bloordale Market: more than 200 arts, crafts, vendors and information tables!

We are also excited that the festival will be the official opening of Bloordale’s renewed street-scape with new in-ground trees, side-street gardens, sitting areas, signage and a community public art project.

BIG On Bloor 2013 leading events: Celebrate Here: Music, performance and dance! Culture Works: Institutions, collectives, artists creative events… see, touch, learn, participate! Savour Bloor: In the stores, restaurants, patios and the Bloodale Food Court! Big Awards: Community appreciation! Play Fair: Games for children and adults and the Bloordale Market!

All this is happening in an renewed Bloordale street-scape, a partnership project made possible by the City of Toronto and the Bloordale BIA with special appreciation to city staff, City Councillor Ana Bailão, FRP Inc Landscape Architects and the Bloordale community.

 

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2012 BIG On Bloor Festival

July 21/ 22, 2012 car-free Bloor St.,Toronto, Dufferin to Lansdowne, celebrates arts, culture, community & small business with a unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions including: Bloordale Market: More than 200 arts, crafts, vendors and information tables!

Celebrate Here: Music, performance and dance! Culture Works: Leading cultural institutions share events… see, touch, learn, participate! Savour Bloor: In the stores, restaurants, patios and the Bloodale Food Court! Big Awards: Community appreciation! Play Fair: Games for children and adults in the tennis courts! BAAF: The Bloor Alternative Art Fair!

News

BIG Festival Planning Meetings:

WHEN:
Second Wed. of every month beginning,
Wed Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, June 12, July 10
WHERE:
New Horizon Towers, 1140 Bloor Street, West
(just west of the Dufferin Subway Station)
TIME:
7:00 pm
WHO:
Everyone welcome!

Call Out To Volunteers:

Opportunities to participate, sign up on this website beginning mid-March.  BIG meetings, all welcomed to find out more and get involved, help organize the festival – volunteers, table vendors, sponsors, performers, artists, local business and residents.

New This Year:
The BIG On Bloor festival is the official opening of Bloordale’s renewed street-scape.



Program PDF

Download the Big on Bloor Festival
Program leaflet as a PDF file.

Quotes of Support

Culture is a vital way to build and sustain engaged, healthy communities which is why festivals like BIG on Bloor are so important. I hope you’ll join me in supporting BIG by coming to the BIG on Bloor Festival. I’m really looking forward to being there both as Davenport’s new Member of Parliament and as a musician performing in the festival.

Andrew Cash, MP
NDP Member of Parliament for Davenport


I believe cultural engagement is a vital way to improve neighbourhoods. BIG: Bloor Improvement Group is leading in this effort and this festival is an excellent, innovate and exciting approach. I enthusiastically encourage your support and participation.

Ana Bailão
Councillor for Ward 18


The Bloordale Business Improvement Association is excited and proud to again initiate and host the BIG On Bloor Festival in our neighbourhood. We appreciates that cultural events make important contributions to the atmosphere and economic viability of Bloor Street. The Bloordale BIA offers BIG and BIG events our full support and we encourage your support. Working together we can help create a vital community for everyone.

Spiro Koumoudouros
Bloordale Business Improvement Association, President

BIG on Bloor showcases excellent local businesses and promotes our vibrant neighbourhood. I’m thankful to the organizers and proud to support such a great initiative. I truly look forward to the festival this summer.

Jonah Schein, MPP
NDP Member for Davenport


The Bloorcourt Business Improvement Association supports BIG: Bloor Improvement Group and the BIG On Bloor Festival. We encourage your support to make BIG events big successes.

Antonia Yee
Bloorcourt Business Improvement Association, Chair


BIG: Bloor Improvement Group, is a coalition of community members working for the advancement of the economic, physical, cultural and social life of Bloor. The BIG On Bloor Festival is our community and city building event and a shared project – BIG encourages and thanks everyone for their participation and much needed support.

Dyan Marie
BIG: Bloor Improvement Group, Co-Chair