Live in Bellwoods Great Heart Festival is a summer must

One of the best things about summer in Toronto is, hands down, Trinity Bellwoods Park. Located in a great part of town and close to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, the park is a great green oasis where you’re sure to bump into at least eight people you know (plus a babe in a tank top or 12).

For the second year in a rowShedoesthecity is thrilled to sponsor the Great Heart Festival (brought to you by Live In Bellwoods and Young Lions Music Club), which takes place in this magical park we all love so tenderly. Back for its fourth year, the Great Heart Fest is taking place this Thursday through Sunday (June 13-16), during the heart of NXNE. Participating artists perform completely acoustically, making for an incredibly raw and intimate sound. Grab a coffee from Ella’s Uncle, pack some snacks, bring a blanket to lounge on, and enjoy some amazing emerging musicians. Bring your dog! Bring your little sister! Bring your mom! Everyone will luv it.

Oh, and these shows are completely FREE!

Here’s who you can expect:

THURSDAY (4pm to 7pm)

Maylee Todd, Alright Alright, Jay McCarrol, Kalle Mattson, and Olenka and the Autumn Lovers

FRIDAY (4pm to 7pm)

Donovan Woods, Eagle Lake Owls, Nicholas Doubleyou & the B-Squad, James & Blackburn, and more TBA

Saturday (2pm to 6pm)

Paper Lions, Absolutely Free, Svavar Knutur, Northcote, and Taylor Knox

Sunday (2pm to 6pm)

Jane’s PartyTyler Kyte, Still Life Still, Omhouse, Meanwood, and TCQ

It is going to be a seriously wonderful time. Get excited with this special Great Heart playlist:


  1. momma e
    June 12, 2013

    The Tampered Press (Corner of Dundas and Crawford) is a great place for festival goers to get hot drinks if it’s cold, cold drinks if it’s hot and goodies like their famous brownies and choc chip cookies.

  2. AndreaJean
    June 13, 2013

    Saw Husky at last year’s fest it was pretty rad, looking forward to Maylee Todd and Paper Lions this year and yah totally check out the Tampered Press, they’re like right there across the street on dundas, I’m kind of in love with their vegan banana loaf and lemonade. Plus there not all industry like the other places around there.

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