Parkdale Proudly Welcomes Lab Cab Festival

July 02, 2013
Facebook Banner Lab Cab 2013The 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. [caption id="attachment_2695" align="aligncenter" width="735"]lab cab photo collage Courtesy of Lab Cab Festival[/caption] Stay tuned to for line-up and schedule updates! To volunteer for the festival email us at or contact Nausheen Currington by email or by phone at 647-229-5175.