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Annual Thornhill Village Festival around Yonge and Centre Streets

Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2008-09-17 20:19.
2008-09-20 09:00
2008-09-20 16:30

32nd Annual Festival

Every third Saturday in September Historic Thornhill closes Yonge Street in Thornhill and community gets together to celebrate Thornhill’s history with over 150 craft booths, food vendors, demonstrators, and community group displays. Prepare yourself for two art shows, dog show, wagon rides, petting zoo, parade and more.

The Thornhill Festival Parade

filled with a variety of music bands, entertainment and community groups, begins at noon at Centre and Oakbank Road and makes its way south on Yonge Street to Arnold Avenue and Elgin Street. Yonge is closed to regular traffic for the Parade.

Historic Battle Re-enactments

Experience the sights and sounds of the past by watching the King's Royal Yorkers perform two historic battle re-enactments. The re-enactment takes place in the grove near the corner of Elizabeth Street and Old Jane Street at 1:30pm and 2:45pm.

Organizers plan to expand the use of Thornhill Park on Yonge so it can be used for a dog show and wagon ride, food kiosks, Mini Putt and Soccer Trix activities.

Temporary Road Closures and York Region Transit Routes

  • Yonge St. will be completely closed between Clark Ave and Royal Orchard Blvd from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm for the Parade. This section is located in Thornhill, in southern York Region between Steeles Avenue and Highway 407.
  • Side streets in the Festival area, including Centre St., will be closed from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Motorists who use Yonge St. as a through route are advised to use either Bathurst Street or Bayview Avenue.
  • Please follow the links on "Getting There" page for information about using public transit to get to the Thornhill Village Festival.


Thornhill Village
Centre St & Yonge St
Thornhill, L4J
See map: Google Maps