Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

August 30, 2019

September 2, 2019

Admission by donation.

Woodbine Park, 1590 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto


Events Description

 Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

Epilepsy Toronto is proud to announce that the 20th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will once again take place in Woodbine Park in The Beach, serving up non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend, Friday August 30 through Monday September 2.

Now in its milestone 20th year, the event is widely recognized as one of the best and biggest street performer festivals in the universe, and the largest epilepsy awareness event in the world! Since its inception in 2000, the Toronto International BuskerFest has featured hundreds of the best street performers from around the globe, hosted millions of amazed spectators and helped raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto through visitors’ donations at the gate.

Join comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils; over a hundred of the most extraordinary street performers on earth, as they descend upon Woodbine Park for some serious fun! —


Face-painting, balloon twisting, giant games, and the ever-popular Be A Busker area (an interactive area for kids to get hands-on experience in a few of the many busking arts) awaits the younger set.

From aerial arts with the Circus Academy and hoola-hooping with Dispatch Talent, to balance and magic with The Magic of Balance, and the new trampoline area with SpringFree, the Family Fun Zone is meant for hands (and feet)-on fun! For those seeking a little thrill ride, a Midway with rides, games and bouncy castles will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the Family Fun Zone.

Admission is by voluntary donation to Epilepsy Toronto

How much you pay the performers, is always up to you. At the gates we suggest a donation of $5 per person, or $10 per family.


BuskerFest Date & Hours:

Friday August 30 -Monday, September 2, 2019

Friday August 30 -Monday, September 2, 2019
Friday | Noon-10:00 PM
Saturday | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Monday | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Schedule:  See here for more details.


Venue:  Woodbine Park, in The Beach (Coxwell Ave. at Lakeshore Blvd. E.)
1590 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

BuskerAccess Tent, located at the Wheel-Trans drop off area, on Eastern just east of Coxwell, visitors with disabilities are provided with assistance – such as an escort to one of the accessible stages – by accessibility volunteers wearing an identifiable accessibility symbol on their shirts.

Use public transit.

Road Closure:

Coxwell Avenue east curb lane and layby from Eastern Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard East will be closed from Friday at 6 a.m. to Monday  at midnight.

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  1. Ray Grzesik

    This used to be one of the best, if not the best Toronto’s summer festivals. Every year I was taking my whole family and friends to see great street performers and enjoy great atmosphere, good food and summer night full of fun. That was the case when festival was taking place on Front Street or Young Street. As that was the right place and scenario for this type of festival. This is not the case anymore. Moving it to Woodbine Park was worst decision ever. Magic is lost. From being one of a kind, it became one of many, ribfest like events. Whoever made such decision did not understand where the spirit of such festivals comes from. Closeness to the performers, atmosphere of the big city, feeling of being part of the big family with people around you. All gone. I have been at the festival at Woodbine Park last year. Big disappointment. I will not go there again, Ever. Until someone comes to senses and move it back where it belongs.

    July 29, 2019 at 11:17 PM

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