Weston Buskerfest

Schedule & Map

Time 1901 Weston Rd. RBC Bank, 1906 Weston Rd. TD Bank, 1979 Weston Rd.
2:00pm Pan Fantasy Lucy Loop David Ito
3:00pm Nathaniel Rankin Scott Jackson and Dr Draw ET the Mime
3:45pm Lucy Loop David Ito Scott Jackson and Dr Draw
4:30pm Pan Fantasy Nathaniel Rankin Kate Mior
5:15pm David Ito Scott Jackson and Dr Draw Lucy Loop

 

Kids' Zone

Ride-on animals a bouncy castle and face painting are at the Kids' Zone at 1765/1775 Weston Road.

Map

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Performers

David Ito

Fire performer and master swordsman, David Itto is an award-winning fire artist, who came in second overall at the Masters of Fire Competition with Scarlet Black in 2014. He is a rope dart specialist and one of the only professional fire artists in eastern Canada to perform this technically demanding and extremely rare act. Itto is also an acclaimed fire eater and breather and continues to be featured in our fire sword-fight. He has been featured as an artist and instructor across Canada and the US.

 

ET The Mime and Human Statue

ET is regarded as one of the best mimes in Canada.  You may recognize him from his TV appearances on the Big Comfy Couch and more often on the Comedy Network.

ET’s stage show is a cut above the rest. His 15-30 minute show consists of comedic skits to music and audience participation. The humour, improvisation and stunning mime illusion packed into his show makes it a must see and will have audiences literally crying with laughter!
 

Nathaniel Rankin

Nathaniel’s Borderline Madness is a world class variety show that combines state of the art modern magic, circus skills, audience interaction, comedy & mind reading. The show has been performed over 5,000 times in 35 countries and 5 continents. Nathaniel is a graduate from Circomedia in the United Kingdom, Theatro Dimitri in Switzerland, and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France. He is the 1st place gold medalist at the Canadian Association of Magicians. From his countless television appearances to his performances at the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre he is one of the busiest magicians in the business.
 

Lucy Loop

Lucy Loop is described as the “Mistress of Spin and Glow” and is a crowd favourite with both young and old. Lucy is an amazingly versatile performer who does fire shows, glow shows and burlesque but it’s her artistry in using hula hoops that she will be showcasing Weston.  She will perform numerous unbelievable tricks with hula hoops and will do a workshop to teach young members of our audience the artistry of the hula hooping. 

 

Scott Jackson –  The Human Beatbox

Scott is a local Weston lad who has carved out a unique niche in the entertainment industry and is one of the most sought after street performers in Canada.

Scott Jackson lives in a world built by sounds. A door hinge’s squeaky creek, a snare drum’s darting snap, a helicopter’s chopping blades; these are the intricacies he’s made his craft. Internationally renowned as a master of sound and ceremony, Scott Jackson is a beatboxer birthed by hip hop but who stretches the art form’s appeal at every turn. Arguably Canada’s best, he’s represented his country at international competitions like Scribble Jam and the World Beatbox.
 

Pan Fantasy

Pan Fantasy Steelband, formed in 1986 in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood of North York, an area with a strong and vibrant Caribbean community. The band started small, with approximately ten members who broke away from Afropan which is itself the oldest and longest active Toronto-based steelband. The band now prides itself in having over 100 members

The band played at last summer’s International Conference and Panorama in Trinidad, and are again the reigning Panorama champs of Canada. Last year for the fifth year in a row they won Pan Alive—Canada’s Panorama—in Toronto. Expect to see people dancing on the street when this band does its thing.
 

Kate Moir – Wind Up Doll

If you’ve gone to Europe, you’ve likely seen the body-painted living statues along the Seine in Paris or on Piazza San Marco in Venice – you know, the ones that move slowly enough that you’re alternately creeped out and enchanted? Kate Mior is the women who first brought the living statue tradition to Toronto and from her angel to wind-up doll to her edgy Marie Antoinette, she’s one of the most well- known Canadian street performers and one of the only female touring ones. In Weston, she will be performing her award-winning wind-up doll statue act.
 

The Ostrich Guy

The Ostrich Guy is actually a stilt walker inside an ostrich costume and is a sight to behold.  The Ostrich hugs and gives kisses to passers-by and he also makes cute ostrich sounds. Kids relate to this friendly, warm character in a way that has to be seen to be believed.

 

Dr. Draw

Dr. Draw is known as the first violinist to venture from rock and classical into electronic music culture. His style is difficult to describe as his history with music and culture spans an eccentric lifetime. The result is a constantly evolving musical style that brings together the seemingly disparate elements of classical violin, jazz-rock fusion, folk, and pop into a riveting masala that feeds the soul and invigorates audiences. From playing for royalty in Prague to creating near chaos at the Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival to playing luxury brand events like Chloé and Dom Pérignon, Dr. Draw inspires kudos wherever he plays. Lately, his reputation is growing eastward. Performances have included playing in Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and a spate of Louis Vuitton events in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and South Korea.

At our festival, he will be performing with Scott Jackson, the Beatboxer
 

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