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Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:57

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Taste of Lawrence 2015. We were thrilled to see over 200,000 people come out to Scarborough's largest street festival. It was a wonderful celebration of food, music, and culture and we can’t wait to get started on next year’s event!

This year we had our most successful food event to date. There were over 40 food vendors in attendance at the festival this year with cuisine from the many cultures in the GTA. We still continue to receive compliments on the delicious options for food that were available at the festival. I believe we all had our fill during the festival weekend ;)

On Saturday night it was our honour to present Canadian reggae legends, Messenjah. The iconic reggae band lit up Lawrence Avenue with their amazing musical talent and gave us an unforgettable show!

We were extraordinarily pleased with our new midway provider, World's Finest Shows. Their professionalism and quality is something that we look forward to for many years to come.

We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who had a helping hand in bringing this project to life: Councillor Michael Thompson and his office, our volunteers, all of our sponsors, our title sponsor at TD Bank Group, the members of the Wexford Heights BIA, the event planners at Sphere Entertainment, our suppliers, our vendors, and all the musicians and artists who brought our stages to life. Last but not least we would like to thank everyone who came out to the event to experience Lawrence Avenue. We appreciate your presence and continued support.

See you at Taste of Lawrence 2016!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

Taste of Lawrence is a three-day food and cultural festival that takes place in the Wexford Heights BIA. As Scarborough’s largest street festival it boasts the most enticing flavours from every cultural community in the GTA. Locals and tourists alike come to the festival to experience the Taste firsthand as they celebrate their cultures and learn about the rich heritage of others.

The festival was founded 12 years ago by Councillor Michael Thompson and a group of community members who had a vision for attracting visitors to the vibrant community on Lawrence Ave that is now known as the Wexford Heights BIA . The first event was held in a local parking lot and attracted just over one thousand people. However, with diligence and vision from the councillor and the BIA, the festival population has grown to accepting more than 130,000 people onto Lawrence Ave.

Some notable attractions:

  • Exceptional International Food Options! This is the place to be for a FOODIE! 
  • Over 130 street vendors.
  • Midway rides and amusements on the street for family fun! 
  • 2 fully functional live entertainment stages with headlining entertainment!
  • Constant support from Ward 37 Councillor Michael Thompson provides excellent opportunities for community engagement.
  • Volunteer opportunities! Constantly engaging youth from local schools, and other community members. 
  • A true world festival. People of all cultures participate in the event.

Festival Details are as Follows:

Date: July 3, 4, and 5, 2015
Location: Lawrence Ave. E. from Warden Ave. to Birchmount Rd.

  • Friday July 3. 6pm-11pm 
  • Saturday July 4. 11am-11pm 
  • Sunday July 5. 11am-7pm


Taste of Lawrence

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:26



3rd Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival welcomes films from 5 continents to be showcased during the 6 days, from June 2nd to 7th, 2015.

We invite everyone to Scarborough, to come out and enjoy the films, discussions and surprises we have in store for you this year.

Discover Scarborough through a cinematic lens by seeing some extraordinary cinematic works that will make you think, debate, relax, laugh, cry, learn, observe, reflect, step outside the world that you know and discover something very special this June!

Read the full announcement & check the lineup of films slated to premiere at this years' festival.

See you soon!


We are doing something very different this time around. Our Opening day is absolutely FREE for all to enjoy.


From Gala Event with After Party to our free day of screenings - get your tickets in advance.



Check out how we are changing the world this June.
One frame at a time & only with your help.
Monday, 23 February 2015 10:56

If it's extra cold, treat yourself this week at one of over 25 hair, beauty and spa businesses in the Wexford Heights BIA. Follow it up with a warm drink at one of over a dozen cafes, then dinner at some of Toronto's most established eateries. It's all here, in Wexford Heights!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Corridor Connections (Working Title)
Zone 10 Pan Am Path WALL ART

Toronto artist Sean Martindale will mentor students and develop a new wall art installation that highlights the potential of the hydro corridor’s sprawling grasslands as a local attraction.

Join us Sunday April 12th from 1pm – 2pm to meet the Artist and Participating Students, and find out more about why we are doing this project!

Centennial College Ashtonbee, Room B-115, Ashtonbee Auditorium

Classes take place on the weekends, so parking while free, is limited. We recommend partcipants car pool or take the TTC.

In Consultation with Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts