Facebook: TORONTO FREEDOM FESTIVAL
TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - After numerous meetings with City of Toronto
and Park officials, the Toronto Freedom Festival 's organizers were
elated today to receive their permit to use Queen's Park North on
Saturday May 7th.
The Toronto Freedom Festival is Toronto's largest FREE, one-day, outdoor
spring festival, attracting upwards of 30, 000 people. Festival
organizers learned in January that their permit to occupy the park had
been revoked by Toronto and East York District Parks. Initially this
news came as a surprise to organizers, and several months later, a
working plan with the City has been reached to keep the Festival at
Queen's Park North for another year. The plan has been designed to
appease the concerns of City and Park officials, community
stakeholders, and those raised by the Global Marijuana March who rely
heavily on the festival's infrastructure for their participants.
Toronto Freedom Festival co-founder Gabe Simms states "We've always
believed it was best to work with the City to address concerns rather
than being in opposition to them. We are excited to have been able to
reach a safe and reasonable compromise, and we remain committed to once
again producing an unique, safe and exciting festival behind the very
symbolic provincial legislature."
While organizers are pleased with the results of their collaborated
efforts with the City, they recognize that the impetus for change could
not have occurred without the voice of Tommy Chong and other Festival
supporters. Now the 'Friends of Freedom' will be called upon to help
the Festival meet the increased demands. "We are very excited at the
recent news and hope festival supporters will contribute and spread the
word, volunteer, or give a donation to help us with the demands
associated with hosting the expected massive crowd," Festival
co-founder Gavin Gerbz states.
The Global Marijuana March is the flagship event of The Toronto Freedom
Festival. Toronto's march component, which is part parade and part
protest, is the world's largest. March Organizer Neev states, "The
march has been free of violence and arrests for last 12 years and we
are dedicated to keep it that way. We are very happy to have the
Freedom Festival's essential infrastructure such as washrooms, food,
water, Marshals and cleaners." The 13th Global Marijuana March will
gather at the Toronto Freedom Festival on the North side of Queen's
Park North at noon taking off at 2pm. The 5th Toronto Freedom Festival
runs from noon to 8pm and is FREE to attend. RAIN or SHINE.
5th TORONTO FREEDOM FESTIVAL @ QUEEN'S PARK NORTH. TORONTO
NO ALCOHOL, NO GLASS BOTTLES. NO ATTITUDE.
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SOURCE Toronto Freedom Festival (TFF)
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