SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

August 25, 2015 10:00 ET

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy Road Closure Advisory

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 25, 2015) - Road closures to motorized traffic are in effect throughout the 16th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy from Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30 throughout Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood.

Road closures to motorized traffic throughout the festival are as follows:

ROAD CLOSURES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 at 9:30 a.m. - SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 at 11:59 p.m.:
Yonge Street will be closed to traffic from Richmond to College Streets.

Please note, running east-west: Queen, Dundas, Shuter & Gerrard Streets will remain open for traffic.

About Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
Since its inception in 2000, Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy has featured hundreds of the best street performers from around the world, hosted millions of amazed spectators and helped raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto. BuskerFest is the largest street performers' festival in North America and is the largest Epilepsy awareness-raising event in the world.

Torontonians and tourists alike can take in non-stop, eye-popping performances from such acts as Alakazam (Australia), the "Human Knot" who comically contorts his body and performs sky-high feats of danger and cheeky comedy; Catwall Acrobats' Trampo Wall (Quebec), an international troupe based in La Belle Province featuring some of the best trampoline-wall performers in the world; Dream State Circus (Australia), an Aussie/English couple who perform acrobalance, juggling and dynamic high skill fire manipulations; Funnykito Show (Brazil), Dan Marques' award-winning enchanting comedy magic and illusion show in his North American debut; Lords of Strut (Ireland), a high energy acrobatic show, with break dancing, contortion, acrobatic ladder, acrobalance and very original comedy; Mirror Family (Austria/Slovakia), whose entire bodies are covered head to toe with hundreds of mirrors; Nathanial Rankin (Toronto), the international award-winning circus artist who combines state-of-the-art modern magic, juggling, mind reading, comedy, audience participation, dangerous stunts and a sharp wit; Steven Brundage (U.S.), a hilarious and family-friendly magician who just over two weeks ago "fooled" Penn and Teller with his incredible Rubik's Cube act on their hit show "Fool Us"; and The Sauruses (Netherlands), beautiful, larger-than-life dinosaurs.

Donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping more than 40,000 Torontonians with epilepsy and their families through counselling, employment support, advocacy and education.

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE TIMES
16thAnnual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
presented by Scotiabank
Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood:
Yonge Street all the way from Queen to College and surrounding areas (including Yonge-Dundas Square).

Thursday, noon - 11 p.m.; Friday, noon - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto

For information, visit: www.torontobuskerfest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuskerFestToronto, Instagram & Twitter: @BuskerFestTO #BuskerFestTO

For photo downloads - login: media; password: epilepsy
2015 BuskerFest Acts: http://www.torontobuskerfest.com/mediaresources/1
2014 BuskerFest Highlights: http://www.torontobuskerfest.com/mediaresources/23
BUT DURING THE FESTIVAL:

EMAIL: dw@dwcommunications.net or call if urgent or time-sensitive.
Josh Dumont cell at 647-290-6787
Dianne Weinrib cell at 416-889-7239
(Use cell phone numbers ONLY during the festival Aug 27-30.Otherwise use the office number at 416-703-5479.)

SIGN IN UPON ARRIVAL AT THE MEDIA DESK LOCATED IN THE INFO TENT AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE. Interviews on request.

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