As the summer enters its last month, festival revellers are indulging in all the festivities taking place in the metropolitan city of Toronto, Ontario. One of the favourite Indy festivals includes the Time Festival, an annual one day electronic dance music festival. The festival attracts many local patrons and tourists, vendors, as well as great music!
With a unique atmosphere, the Time Festival takes place at the historic Fort York Garrison Common venue in an open space with beautiful views of the city that attracts many people during the summer months. Presented by Embrace, the park is conveniently located at the Fort York National Historic Heritage Site where revellers can learn about the military Fort and what it symbolizes for Canadians before proceeding to the Garrison Common area. The Blue Lounge VIP area for those who were aged 19 and over was open on site and offered rain ponchos and complimentary charging stations.
In addition to the historic area festivities, Embrace also organized a slew of vendors on site at this year’s Time Festival. In the middle of the park, there was a cluster of food vendors including Street Bistro, KungFu Dawg, and Portobello Burger. For Barbecue Lovers, there was chicken, burgers, and sausages being grilled by professionals for those who needed a food break from dancing to the performances on stage. For those who enjoy gourmet food, Leaf and Bone were on hand to satisfy palettes of all sorts with their menu of fresh and delicious items. To represent the location of the popular Electronic Dance Festival, Toronto’s Waves Apparel was on hand to provide ‘416’ souvenirs and clothes for the Toronto-lover.
This year’s festival consisted of entertainment on two stages starting at midday. The weather was pleasant which made for a more satisfying outdoor party atmosphere. Artists this year included CRi, Jacques Greene, Kirk Knight and Nick Caution, Chrome Sparkes, KiNK, and Bob Moses to name a few on the newly introduced second stage named OverTIME, found closest to the entrance. On the Time Stage, performances included Sahara, Broods, Cold Cave K.I.D. CRSB, and Joey Bada$$, to name a few. All performances were on time and it could be seen that the patrons were mesmerized with the electronic and cool sounds expected with the lineup of popular local and international favourites.
Overall, the Time Festival was evidently well organized by Embrace from the Harm Reduction Drug boxes and decorative details seen at Garrison Common on site at Fort York to the big stages and incredible lineup of artists and entertainment. Although it is for one day only, one can’t help but look forward to see what Embrace will bring to the Time Festival next year.
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