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Since 1978 the Parkdale Village BIA has funded and/or produced dozens of community Festivals and Events, most recently, from 2013 till 2019 the neighbourhoods key event ‘Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market’ was produced entirely by the BIA staff, with support from sponsors.


The Parkdale Village BIA is extremely proud of the ‘Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market’ – the annual outdoor street festival featured a sidewalk sale with over 100 vendors, live entertainment and FREE family-friendly activities. The 1.4km sidewalk sale, included 4 markets, a 10,000 sq.ft. outdoor Night Market showcasing Parkdale’s eclectic food and chefs, and a 10,000 sq.ft. Kids Zone as well as the Little Tibet Market! 

However, with the guidance of the 2018 Members Survey results, the BIA is excited to announce that the Festival funds will be reallocated to other projects which can service the community 12 months out of the year, such as;

  1. Street Cleaning + Maintenance
  2. Community Safety + Crime Prevention 
  3. Funding & resources for seasonal events & festivals within the area that are produced by local agencies and community groups


We thank all past Festival sponsors, as well as our 2019 supporters such as The Boulevard Club, Toronto Parking Authority, Zero Waste Hub Toronto, Students for a Free Tibet Canada and TABIA. Thank you for your commitment to Parkdale Village and we hope to continue to see your support within the community. 


The BIA Community Festival & Event fund supports local events by providing funding, access to event equipment, helping navigate city application processes or Sidewalk Sale permits. If you have a local event within the BIA that you would like to submit, please check back in February to fill out a Request for Funding Application form. If you have a Parkdale Village event you would like us to help promote, simply tag us online via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter & we will review the request.   

— 2020 Request for Funding Application Form / Opens February —


When applying for the Request for Funding Application for your event, please consider the following; who does your event service in the community, is your event free and accessible, does your event include a fundraising component, have you reached out to local businesses for support or partnerships, have you reached out to local agencies that may want to align with you, have you found a local venue, do you need support finding local entertainers, do you need help finding volunteers?.