There’s nothing like a summer evening enjoying the best of the Westside neighbourhood, and that’s exactly what we did last week at the Minto Westside Block Party!
Our Block Party was the kick off to the new Westside Market that we’ll be hosting on site every day until the fall with our friends at Scadding Court Community Centre. We were joined by some amazing local vendors, the best food in the city and some musical talent to jump start this new initiative and welcome our neighbours to explore what the area has to offer.
The array of cuisines illustrated just how vibrant the #WestsideTO neighbourhood is. We sampled octopus balls from Mr. Gushi Japanese Streetfood, fresh burrata from CheeseWerks, Dishum Dishum Indian Street Food’s delicious dishes, hot and fresh Choco Churros and much more.
As guests enjoyed their treats and posed for photos in our #WestsideTO photo booth, they listened to some of the great musical acts lined up for the evening, including Jessica Speziale, DJ Salvatori, Black Mink and Melanie Frade. We also had special appearances from Team Canada Pan Am Games athletes Sasha Gollish and Mandy Bujold, who posed for photos with fans.
“We wanted to start building the community now and using the space that we have before we start construction,” says Diane Wallace, Director of Marketing, Minto. “It was a wonderful evening packed with food, shops and entertainment all to celebrate the neighbourhood and introduce people to the Westside Market. We’re so happy that so many vendors and the Farmer’s Market will continue to be on-site energizing the area daily.”
If you missed us last week, stop by and check out the mix of local vendors on site who will have their unique selection of handmade goods, art and more such as The Drift Collective, The Nrth, Cedar Basket Gift Shop, Elle Mair Co and Rob Croxford. It’s a great way to discover some new Toronto talent and shop local!
Check out more photos from the Block Party below: