The Lab Cab Festival entertains Parkdale for a second year!

This past weekend the Parkdale Village BIA sponsored the second Lab Cab Festival & Sidewalk Sale in Parkdale Village!  Patrons enjoyed over 100 multi-arts performers at 80+ venues and it was a wonderful opportunity for visitors to meet business owners, shop locally and participate in free activities! A huge thanks to all our volunteers, the festival organizers, the artists and shop owners who took part. Also, thanks to the organizations and community partners that supported the event, the residents and visitors who came out to support Parkdale!  Please enjoy some event photos online at Lab Cab & Parkdale BIA!

Photos courtesy of Parkdale Village BIA, Lab Cab Festival and Jeremy Mimnagh.

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Parkdale gets ready for another Lab Cab Festival – July 26 & 27!

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted for the return of the Lab Cab Festival and Sidewalk Sale on July 26 & 27, 2014.

Lab Cab is an annual, two-day multi-arts festival which includes over 100 shows in 75 venues along Queen Street West. It is a free family event offering a sidewalk sale, music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, kids’ stuff, visual art and comedy performed in restaurants, bars, community centres, boutiques, cafés, parks, library, parking lots, hair salons, flower shops, clothing stores, convenience stores, antique stores and more. Acts range from 2 to 40 minutes, and are performed by seasoned and amateur artists from 2:00pm-8:00pm throughout the weekend along Queen Street West, starting at Dufferin & ending at Roncesvalles.

Founded in 2001, the mandate of Lab Cab (short for “Laboratory Cabaret”) is to provide a home for local artists of various disciplines to experiment with new work in a fun and risk-free environment. The first Lab Cab Festival premiered in the fall of 2006 with over 50 arts groups filling every nook and cranny of the Factory Theatre at Adelaide and Bathurst.

The Parkdale Village BIA is excited to host Lab Cab for another year as the festival flourishes throughout our neighbourhood, check out last years photos, click here.

And the best part? It’s FREE.

Photo Courtesy of Lab Cab Festival

Stay tuned to http://www.labcab.ca/ for line-up and schedule updates!

To volunteer for the festival email us at [email protected] or contact click http://www.labcab.ca/site/support/volunteer/.

Lab Cab Festival Delights Parkdale Village!

This past July the Parkdale Village BIA sponsored the first Lab Cab Festival & Sidewalk Sale in Parkdale Village!  Visitors had an opportunity to enjoy over 100 multi-arts performers within 80+ venues, to meet business owners, shop locally and participate in free activities! We want to thank all the artists and shop owners who participated, the organizations and community partners that supported the event, the residents and visitors who came out to support our community, the wonderful volunteers and the Lab Cab Festival! – Thank You!
Please enjoy additional event photos online at Lab Cab & Parkdale BIA!

Photos courtesy of Parkdale Village BIA, Lab Cab Festival and Jeremy Mimnagh.

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Tale of a Town Tells Parkdale’s Story this Weekend at Lab Cab Festival

At Parkdale Village BIA’s Spring Festival this past April, residents, business owners and visitors alike shared their memories and experiences from Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. These numerous interviews were recorded live on site by Tale of a Town, and will be presented as a podcast at the 2013 Lab Cab Festival, which takes place July 27th and 28th along Queen West from Roncesvalles to Dufferin.

Lab Cab is a free festival of music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film, visual art, storytelling, crafts, kids’ stuff and more, and for the first time since 2006 it will take place entirely in the businesses, homes and on the streets within the Parkdale Village BIA. Taking part in this incredible festival is Tale of a Town, a site-specific theatre and documentary initiative produced by local Parkdale business FIXT POINT, that combines local stories to tell a tale through interactive live performance. The idea is built on a belief that in order to understand ourselves together, we must start first by focusing on the neighbourhoods that combine to form the whole picture. Parkdale is the perfect place for this project, with its storied history and passionate people.Slide1

Whether you’re a resident, business owner or visitor be sure to come down to FIXT POINT headquarters and get a sneak peek at the inspiring Tale of a Town production of  “A Walk Down Main Street – Parkdale”. For scheduling click here.

To find out more about Lab Cab or read its full schedule, visit www.labcab.ca.

Parkdale Proudly Welcomes Lab Cab Festival

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The Parkdale Village BIA is proud to sponsor the Lab Cab Festival and Sidewalk Sale on July 27th and 28th.

Lab Cab is an annual, two-day multi-arts festival which includes free family activities, rickshaw rides, sidewalk sale and of course music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, kids’ stuff, visual art and comedy performed in restaurants, bars, community centres, boutiques, cafés, parks, library, parking lots, hair salons, flower shops, clothing stores, convenience stores, antique stores and book stores. Acts range from 2 to 40 minutes, and are performed by seasoned and amateur artists from 12:00pm-6:00pm throughout the weekend along Queen Street West.

Founded in 2001, the mandate of Lab Cab (short for “Laboratory Cabaret”) is to provide a home for local artists of various disciplines to experiment with new work in a fun and risk-free environment. The first Lab Cab Festival premiered in the fall of 2006 with over 50 arts groups filling every nook and cranny of the Factory Theatre at Adelaide and Bathurst.

Parkdale Village BIA is excited to host Lab Cab in 2013 as the festival flourishes throughout our neighbourhood with over 100 performance groups in more than 50 Parkdale Village businesses and venues.

And the best part? It’s FREE.

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Courtesy of Lab Cab Festival

Stay tuned to http://www.labcab.ca/site/2013-festival/ for line-up and schedule updates!

To volunteer for the festival email us at [email protected] or contact Nausheen Currington by email [email protected] or by phone at 647-229-5175.