The Lab Cab Festival: Parkdale
is a free, annual multi-arts festival. Music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, crafts, kids stuff, visual art and comedy are performed in the restaurants, bars, community centres, boutiques, cafés, parks, libraries, parking lots, hair salons, flower shops, churches, clothing stores, antique stores, book stores and businesses in the Parkdale neighbourhood. Acts range from two to thirty minutes and include a range of expertise in each field: from well established artists to those just starting. The mandate of the Lab Cab Festival is to provide a home for local artists of various disciplines to experiment with new work in a fun and risk-free environment. We offer free workshops, free childcare and a free pancake breakfast. The Lab Cab Festival is free, family friendly and community oriented.
The Lab Cab Festival is funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Building Communities through Arts and Heritage), the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation and sponsored by the Parkdale Village BIA.