Concord CityPlace, a master-planned high-rise community by developer Concord Adex, continues to see new growth, new residents and most importantly, new levels of community spirit and involvement. As this collection of new high-rise towers continues to gel into a full-fledged neighbourhood, CityPlace's developers and residents have come together yet again to celebrate a growing community. After last year's successful inaugural run at Canoe Landing Park, Cityfest returned to Concord CityPlace this past weekend for its second year, and residents as well as passerby were treated to food, drink, and live music in the 20-acre Canoe Landing Park.

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing ParkCrowds forming for Cityfest in Canoe Landing Park, image by Jack Landau

The park was transformed into an event space on Saturday August 23rd from 4 to 10pm, with plenty to eat and drink, as well as performances by eight artists from around the region, including headliner and international DJ/producer Glenn Morrison.  

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing ParkCrowds around the event stage at Cityfest, image by Christian Stoyanov

Along with the contributions by developer Concord Adex, several volunteers and local businesses pitched in to help make the event happen, including sponsors Molson Canadian and local bar/restaurant Hunters Landing, who provided the beer garden and food respectively. 

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing ParkCrowd in front of the Cityfest event stage, image by Jack Landau

Cityfest also featured art exhibits, fitness activities, and a community corner aimed at connecting attendees with community organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, The CityPlace Residents Association, and the local library among others.

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing ParkChildren participating in an obstacle course, image by Christian Stoyanov

The festival has been well received by residents of the fledgling community, and the team behind Cityfest is already preparing for next year's festival, and once again invite CityPlace residents and all Torontonians to immerse themselves in the new community for a day of music, art, community organizations, giveaways, food and fun. 

Concord CityPlace, Cityfest, Toronto, Canoe Landing ParkGuests showing off their new Cityfest gear, image by Christian Stoyanov

We look forward to the return of Cityfest in 2015, as well as watching the continued maturing of the Concord CityPlace community. In the meantime, you can check out the dataBase files for some of the projects under construction below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.