BIG on Bloor Festival opens its 14th year on July 24th, 2021 with the launch of online programming and 24/7 accessible art installations scattered throughout the Bloordale neighbourhood; Bloor Street West, Dufferin to Lansdowne. Celebrating community magic, creativity and diversity through arts and culture, providing opportunities to local disenfranchised artists and showcasing the small businesses that make Bloordale so amazing.
Public spaces meet more than one community need. We are excited to present an alternative community event that represents social distancing while celebrating community-building, local businesses and the diverse arts and culture of the area. Made possible by the Bloordale BIA, BIG on Bloor is free and open to everyone.
The BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture is an exceptional community and city-building Festival presenting hundreds of culturally significant events, activities, displays and exhibitions. Organized by BIG (Bloor Improvement Group), the Festival is a summer event presented along a car-free stretch of Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne to celebrate local arts, culture and community. It has drawn up to 100,000 people.
The Festival both encourages and sustains participation by creating a context for working on a positive common goal (year round) as a community. It nurtures everyone from emergent to senior artists, by creating a regular occasion to present: musical and theatrical performances and participatory art projects by making opportunities to contribute, to be constructive and to learn to exercise leadership.