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the Cabbagetown Festival

My multi-ethnic and economically diverse ‘hood in downtown Toronto has a huge street festival every September, and this year’s was the best yet. Our main thoroughfare, Parliament St., is shut to traffic, there are food, drink and things vendors everywhere, lots of great music – a wonderful place for a very small boy. 
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Eli milks a plexiglass cow on Parliament Street

and has a swinging time

and goes back to the cow

 and relaxes on the street with his new ukelele ($10 from a Sri Lankan vendor. He wanted this, not a water pistol. Be still my beating heart. )

A big band of very young players and singers – fabulous.

I asked if I could take the picture of this dapper garage sale aficionado. “Of me and David?” he said.

A bassoon quartet – who knew?

A silver Elvis at Parliament and Carlton.



2 Responses to “the Cabbagetown Festival”

  1. Anonymous says:

    You need to put that pic of Eli milking that cow into a special folder for 20 years from now when you attend his wedding. Then the slide show ….

  2. beth says:

    Will do, Lani. There will be LOTS of embarrassing shots, like the one of him bathing in my kitchen sink…

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