Tour de Dufflet: dufflet beach and all that jazz ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

dufflet beach and all that jazz ...

The 21st Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival officially kicked off on July 17, but this weekend (July 23-25) upwards of a million people will roam around and soak up the ambience along a closed 2 km stretch of Queen Street East in Toronto.

It's an annual afternoon into evening pedestrian-only pilgrammage for folks to groove to the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B and Soul sounds that Canada has to offer, with bands performing 3 sets nightly from 7pm to 11pm at a variety of street locations.

But wait ... there's more!

Why not launch your stroll and enjoy some sweet deals at Dufflet Beach (1917 Queen St. E.)? Weather permitting (inside if raining), drop by our sidewalk table each evening starting around 6pm (until store closes) and walk away with specially priced naturally delicious Jazz Festival treats including brownies for $2, gourmet cookies for $1.50, colourful butter shapes for $1.25 and fresh lemonade for $2.

For your convenience, here's a handy map of the area:

More info on street closures and a list of performers may be found at

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