2012 Polish Festival brings the crowds to Toronto’s Roncevalles
There were games and rides for the kids on Roncesvalles today during the Polish Festival. As the kids played street performers entertained their parents with fire eating, music and more. The Canadian military was also on hand with displays and music.
Local businesses set out their wares for sidewalk sales along with a slew of booths that lined both sides of the street.
One thing was missing…cars. The entire street was a car free zone Saturday allowing the crowds to walk down the middle of the roads. It was a good thing as the area was packed.
Food trucks were selling their creations left and right while food booths with Polish specialties were packed. Today was the day to get in bigos, pierogies and keilbasa. Other types of food was available with much shorter lines.
Roncesvalles became a residential area in the early 1900′s. Today it is one of the most sought out neighbourhoods of Toronto with a diverse population merging with a strong Polish presence.