Comment 54571

By jason (registered) | Posted January 05, 2011 at 10:09:03

no need to scale it down. I don't see Toronto scaling down the now massive Taste of Danforth or Beaches Jazz. They have owners who actually understand what they mean to the community and the long-standing tradition of the events. anyone who's ever watched Crungale and Lieberman on Cable 14 will know that they don't understand urban life at all, and have zero regard for Hamilton's history. This is what happens when a great event lands bad ownership. I wish them well with their paid parking and massive beer tent.

Let's get some local musicians and stallholders to set up shop in Gage Park the same weekend as we've been doing the past 35 years and get back to our roots - a community festival. I'd love to see attendance numbers of the Danforth and Beaches Jazz fest from the 80's and compare them to today, as the FoF owner did in the Spec.

If I'm packing my kids up and driving to a summer festival somewhere it'll be one of those great urban festival in TO, not an agriculture fairground in the middle of nowhere.

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