We just came back from the Humber Shore Festival, smaller than your typical street festivals, however in its 5th year, Humber Bay Shores is still growing.
The festival opened the eyes of those living in one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the city, to businesses and services available in the area. Admission was free of course!
Food from local Ontario farmers and grocers such as; Sun Ray Orchards, Little Rock Honey, Big Johns Country Market, Birds and Beans Coffee, Magic of Mushrooms, More Than Pies Bakery market & Cafe, Thames River Melons, Albion Hills Farm and for those wine lovers, Pillitteri Estates Winery.
Local stores & services within the area: Booster Juice, Kingsway Health by the Lake, Rabba Fine Foods, Parklawn Physiotherapy, Citrus Medical Center, Lakeside Dentists and Remax showcasing condos for sale around the area. Alive Fitness, Sherwood Mortgages, and Water Front Seafood Market were also on site.
For the shoppers, not a big selection but booths included; Chateau Pooch, Chef Koji & Pooch and Tabby for your lovable dog. Nharo Indigenous art from Africa for the small space. And Jude Jacobs Collection for those who love unique handmade jewelry.
Of course we can not forget what would a street festival be without music. Overlooking a magnificent view of the Toronto skyline, the main stage played host to great bands and musical artists like classic rock-rockers, Backspin, Nadia Stone, Blackboard Blues Band & Firesound.
Local, favourite restaurants Eden & Firkin By The Bay were open during the festival, however next time I think they should include a street booth sampling and selling items at a set price. Just Saying!
As for next year, our little Humber Bay Shores area will continue to grow, i hope to see a clothing and a shoe booth!