Posted on May 26th, by scararts in Past Programs. 6 comments



Inaugurated in 2010, The Bridging Festival is a community arts and culture festival which aims to bring communities together in this culturally vibrant neighbourhood while celebrating local leadership, creativity, and diversity. Legacies from the first two events are still evident in the colourful murals painted on the pillars supporting the bridge underneath, and on the long concrete walls along the walkway on top of the Lawrence Avenue East Bridge.

After taking a hiatus in 2015, the Bridging Festival comes back this year, bigger and better. We’ve partnered with Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival and we’re moving to the more centrally-located Albert Campbell Square. Read the announcement here.

For more information, call 416-698-7322 or email
Scarborough’s Bridging Festival links communities through the arts. (Jean Ko Din for Inside Toronto. 21 Aug 2014)
A Fine Day at the Bridging Festival. (Jumblies Theatre. 26 Aug 2013)
The Bridging Festival this weekend in Scarborough. (Shawn Micallef for Spacing Magazine. 22 Aug 2013)
NOW Editors Pick A Trio of This Week’s Can’t-Miss Events. (NOW Toronto. 22 Aug 2013)
Bridging Festival opens with music event. (Scarborough Mirror. 15 Aug 2013)
Spanning a Great Divide. (Christopher Jones for Live With Culture. 8 Aug 2013)
4th Annual Bridging Festival returns to Scarborough. (Linda Cotrina for Toronto Observer. 8 Apr 2013)
Scarborough: Toronto’s forgotten cultural hub. (Shawn Micallef for Toronto Star. 26 Dec 2012)
From one Highrise to Another. (HIGHRISE Blog. 28 Aug 2012)
The Scarborough Bridging Festival. (Rogers TV. 25 Aug 2012)
Phase Two Collective to perform at Subtext Multi-Arts Festival. (Inside Toronto. 23 Aug 2011)

The 6th Annual Bridging Festival
June 3 and 4, 2016

Read the official announcement here.

We will be announcing the full lime-up of the films, performers, and special guests
on May 17, 2016. Keep an eye on our website!


The 5th Annual Bridging Festival
August 22 and 23, 2014

Check out the photos on Facebook! 
Variety Night (Photos by Aniqa Rahman)  ||  Variety Night (Photos by Kat Rizza) || 
Arts, Culture & Environmental Festival (Photos by JayC ProPhoto)



The 4th Annual Bridging Festival
August 15, 20, 23 & 24, 2013


The Bridging Festival returned for a fourth year to the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) neighbourhood in Scarborough and presented free family-friendly activities and celebrated art and community. This year, the festival featured four days of culture and cuisine. On August 15, 20 & 23 there were evening activities held at and near the East Scarborough Storefront at 4040 Lawrence Ave East. On August 24, the festival moved under the Lawrence Avenue East Bridge. Attendees were treated to free food, entertained with performances of dance, music and poetry, and invited to join in participatory arts activities.




The 3rd Annual Bridging Festival
August 24 and 25, 2012

Photos, videos, and highlights:





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