Scotiabank BuskerFest, Toronto’s wildly successful international street performers festival, returns for its 12th outlandish year. Bendy Em, a contortionist squeezes herself and a basketball inside a box 16 inches high and wide during the BuskerFest.

Produced by Epilepsy Toronto, this year’s event will run from Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28, 2011 throughout the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.


Spontaneous, colourful and bursting with the unexpected, this year’s Scotiabank BuskerFest features some of the most unique pogo-sticking, hula-hooping, fire-breathing, artistic juggling, body-contorting, whip-cracking, plate-spinning, rollerskate-breakdancing, unicycle-lassoing performances in the world!

As well as the buskers, children can also enjoy Scotiabank BuskerPlay, an area featuring face painting, balloon-twisting, free workshops and more family fun.