Toronto Tuesday 01.34

Toronto Tuesday‘ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.

Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC)

I live in a neighborhood (Queen st. West) that is quite artsy (it has some shady areas too). Last weekend, we had the 7th annual QWAC, an art festival. It was pretty interesting – there was one central festival area and two satellite locations. Also about three dozen or more art galleries, tiny boutiques and studios on the street opened their doors to visitors who, thanks to the beautiful weather, showed up in large numbers.

Banners: Crafts section, Graffiti section, Main festival.

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Crafts

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Some live Graffiti

There was some good street music and entertainment along narrow lanes lined with booths of approximately 500 artists. I refrained from taking pictures of the actual exhibits since I am opposed to doing that. Parks, galleries, cafes, retail and design shops and studios on Queen Street West, touted as among the hippest street in Canada, got into the act with superb art exhibitions and activities.

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Exhibit booths in the main area

Overall it was a great day – apart from spending a couple of hours checking out the exhibits and ‘window shopping’, it was good to find enjoyable weather. Such festivals make the place lively… something that’s going to decrease as fall draws closer… Equinox was yesterday.

Toronto Tuesday‘ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.