Sunday, May 5,48th Annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival.

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Sunday, May 5, we will welcome the season with open arms as neighbours gather to celebrate at the 48th Annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival.

This annual Cabbagetown tradition has not only grown in enthusiasm over the years, it has grown in size!

Do come to the festival hungry as well as thirsty. Mark from Steak and Chops will be there barbecuing his signature burgers – with more grills added to cut down on the wait time for food – and Erin from Stout Irish Pub will be on hand to pour you some of her quality craft beer. (And yes, wine will be back!)

The festival will be full of activities for kids of all ages: Face painting, craft station, bean bag toss, parachute game, Cycle Solutions bike check station, photo booth, dangling doughnuts, and more.

We’ll add more details about fun new activities as they are confirmed.

Do bring your refillable water bottles as The City of Toronto’s H2OtoGo will be on site to supply drinking water and don’t forget that we now accept credit cards for purchase of food, drink and prize tickets!

Be sure not to miss the one of the most exciting parts of this neighbourhood tradition and join us for the parade through our streets. We gather at the corner of Sumach and Winchester streets starting at 10 a.m. Yellow pompoms will be handed out and we encourage everyone (pets included) to “dress in their best”… in the colour yellow! Parade will depart at 10:30 a.m. led by the amazing Heavyweights Brass Band, loop around the block, ending at Wellesley Park, where the festival fun begins.

Come one, come all… the festival is free for everyone to attend and it really wouldn’t be the same without you there.


  1. a widely cultivated ornamental Eurasian shrub whose bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before the leaves.

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