Don't forget to check out the annual Dundas Buskerfest this June 5, 6 and 7. It features a motley global crew of buskers, sword jugglers, fire eaters, godless heathen mimes and other purveyors of moderately illicit thrills and unseemly entertainments.
You also get to enjoy a major street closed to vehicles and packed with people, a big sidewalk sale, the Buskerfest Bazaar, a "Junior Jesters workshop" where your kids can learn how to juggle the fine china, and more.
One of my favourite memories is taking my older son to the Buskerfest when he was little and watching a young Australian juggler of glittering blades and flaming torches. He peppered his shtick with lots of colourful language, which was obviously making the grown-ups feel uncomfortable. He let the tension build almost to the breaking point, and then stopped his show to address it.
"Now parents," he said, "I can see that some of you are fretting about the language I'm using around your children, and I'd like to set your minds at east. Kids," he went on, addressing the assembled children, "I want you to raise your hands if you've ever heard your parents use the word, 'shit'."
Every hand went up.
"See, folks?" he finished, looking back at the parents. "They're not learning it from me."
He had it down to a science.
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