Your job is easy

You think your job is tough? Try dressing like Marie Antoinette and standing on the pavement when it’s 42°. It has to be brutal.

My favourite performance was by Kate Mior, who returned this time as Madame Guillotine. Her performance was brilliant. She ‘executed’, with audience cheers and encouragement, an innocent man drawn from the crowd, before her own death by baguette. It was funny—and a slicing commentary on the difference, if any, between audience and mob.

The BIA, the performers, and volunteers did a great job in really tough conditions this year. Hats–or heads!–off to them!

 

Weston Buskerfest happens this Saturday

The Ostrich Guy (file).

Weston is holding its third annual Buskerfest and this year promises to be the biggest and best so far. As usual, the performers will occupy Weston Road on either side of Lawrence and this year, there will be a sidewalk sale held on the Royal Bank corner that will include food from local restaurants. Old favourites such as the Ostrich Guy will return while many new acts will be joining the fun.

Saturday July 20 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Go here for more details.

There’s a chance to win $500 at Buskerfest on Saturday.

Weston B.I.A. is holding a raffle for a great prize at Weston Buskerfest On Sat, July 28 ,2018

WIN A $500 PRE-PAID MASTERCARD

  • If you spend $25 or more per person at any of the stores or a combination of the stores on Weston Rd from Church, south to Wilby Crescent, and on Lawrence West from Weston to Hickory Tree Rd on Buskerfest day, you will be entered in a draw to win a $500 pre-paid MasterCard. 
  • Simply, present your receipts to the volunteer at the information booth in front of RBC at 1906 Weston Rd and she will give you a raffle ticket to fill out in and put in the box.

 For more information on Weston Buskerfest: please visit the Weston BIA website or call our office at 416-249-0691

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Buskerfest a Success.

Large crowds were on hand along Weston, north and south of Lawrence on Saturday to watch an entertaining set of buskers captivate audiences. This was Weston’s very first Buskerfest and by all accounts was a huge success.

Crowds fill the corner of Weston and Lawrence.
Lucy Loop and her hoops.
Fire entertainer David Ito ‘warms up’ the crowd.
A caricature artist gets to work.
Children were captivated by the Ostrich Guy and his bird.
The Ostrich Guy has been appearing in his current persona for about four years.
The Ostrich greets a young spectator.
The Ostrich Guy meets and greets.

The event was financed by Weston’s Business Improvement Area, and designed to draw people into Weston.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that several businesses including the banks, Weston Hub builders, Rockport and Metrolinx had declined to contribute to Buskerfest. This was incorrect – they were not approached for a contribution. I apologize for the error.

 

Buskerfest tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the first-ever Weston Buskerfest, and it promises to be a blast.

ET The Mime
ET The Mime

The fun starts at 2 pm and goes until 6 or so. A rotating set of performers will appear between 1765 Weston Rd and the TD Bank. They include some excellent talents: Kate Mior the wind-up ‘doll’, ET the Mime, a magician, a hula-hoop entertainer, and Weston’s own Scott Jackson.