FESTIVAL OF INDIA
On July 17 and 18, come join us and experience the 38th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) in the heart of downtown Toronto. This unique festival launches off with a dynamic, high-energy parade down world-famous Yonge Street on Saturday (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift over to Centre Island for two more days of festivities, expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
The festival is open to the public and is free for everyone. This year’s events and attractions include an award-winning arts and culture show, Yoga Meltdown—an outdoor yoga festival, a free vegetarian feast, a South Asian Bazaar, and much, much more.
On Sunday July 18, 2010, we are inviting Toronto’s yoga community, from the simply-curious to the seasoned veterans, to come experience a new yoga revolution that has never been seen before.
The picturesque, serene beauty of Centre Island with its lush parks and cool breezes from the lake will form the backdrop for a feast for the senses. Yoga Meltdown will present attendees with a chance to unwind, rejuvenate and invigorate themselves.
This is the very goal of Yoga Meltdown. To provide an opportunity for spiritual seekers, yoga enthusiasts, vegans/vegetarians and anyone who is curious about yoga to come out and deepen their understanding of yoga and its physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
The event will be highlighted by numerous free activities such as:
– Saturday Parade: begins at Yonge and Asquith, north of Yonge and Bloor near the Toronto Reference Library. The closest TTC subway station is Yonge/Bloor station.
– Centre Island: festivities on the island are accessible by the Toronto Ferry Docks, located at Bay and Queens Quay. By TTC, take 509 or 510 streetcar from Union station to the ferry docks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omXZoz3rcSw (2009: Kirtan Tent)