Festival Restival1 October 2007
My, oh my, Toronto has events! Ethnic food festivals, art festivals, music festivals, literary gatherings, parades, charity runs or climbs (up the CN Tower, now the second-tallest freestanding structure in the world), and mega-events like The Ex, Caribana, and Nuit Blanche. We’ve seen a few and missed many more. They are often exhausting.
Yesterday, we found a change of pace at the High Park Harvest Festival. After all the biggies and their rowdydow, this felt like someone’s backyard party. A few crafts (jewelry, jams, honey and t-shirts), kids’ activities (carve a small pumpkin, bob for apples but hanging by strings from a tree rather than floating in a tub), horse and wagon rides, and a bit of live music.
The simplicity and lack of pretension, set to another lovely day in High Park, made for a little serenity; at least as much as can be expected with the adversities we are dealing with at present.