Animate: Laneway Events

Livening up 1.3km of underutilized space, our laneways! 

2019 is an exciting year for Downtown Yonge BIA’s ANIMATE, series of pop-up events in the laneways. It aims to enliven these underutilized spaces and encourage people to see them in a different way. ANIMATE will transform laneways into performance and exhibition spaces that will bring people together to create a shared common experience.

This July, Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Good Kind Production will light up the laneway with music, food, and fun in celebration of the width and breadth of our Music City’s landscape, and the musical legacy of the downtown core with three amazing performers! Three amazing group of artists performing! 

- Moskitto Bar’s cross-border Brittagne, Iraqi, Algerian, Greek, and more party music

- The percussive-driven all-female pan-South American quartet Baobá

- The brassified good-times of Big Smoke Brass

Toronto’s newest esports team, The Hazard, will be making an appearance at the event!  You can meet players and challenge a friend to a game or two!

This event is free, open to the public, but capacity is limited. Guarantee a spot by registering in advance and get a chance to win a prize package valued at $400

Doors open at 5:00PM. 

Music Performances start at 6:00 PM.

Click here to RSVP and enter for your chance to win an awesome prize package!

Animate: Victoria Street Lane Raffle Rules and Regulations 

Downtown Yonge BIA (DYBIA) is hosting an event on July 15, 5PM to 8PM at Victoria Street Lane. The raffle contest is intended only for those who register (RSVP) in advance and are in attendance of the event.

To be eligible for the raffle, participants must: 

  • RSVP-ed / Registered in advance through Show Pass
  • Checked in and attended the event on July 15, 2019
  • Age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence

Employees of DY BIA, each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, partner agencies and household members of any of the above (whether related to the employee or not), are not eligible to participate.

DYBIA shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. DYBIA reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

Contest Period.  From June 10, 6:00 AM to July 15, 7:00 PM EST

To enter. Go to Animate: Victoria Street Lane Show Pass event page (link) and RSVP. On July 15, 2019 check in at the gate to confirm attendance.

Prize: a combination of restaurant, retail and entertainment gift cards with approximate total value of $400 CDN

Winner Selection. One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the event on July 15, 2019.  Winners will claim the prize and would allow DYBIA to take photo and share the photo on social media channels.

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