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The Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy is the largest epilepsy event in the world! The last of the major festivals in the Toronto summer entertainment season, the festival is spontaneous, colourful and bursting with the unexpected. There is something for everyone; silent comedy and slapstick, daredevils and magicians, high skill circus acts and a wide variety of music, clowns, contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, fire and a few things we have no words to describe. Performers from around the globe will excite and amaze Torontonians and tourists alike. Be sure to check out the Family Fun Zone, with great activities for the kids and performances by some of the festival’s silliest buskers!
What many spectators don’t realize is that this world class festival not only supports a local charitable organization, Epilepsy Toronto, it is actually organized and run by them as their largest fund raiser of the year. “We wanted to create a unique and memorable experience that brought epilepsy out of the shadows and into the public eye; an entertainment extravaganza that supports a greater purpose in aid of people with epilepsy and their families,” says Geoff Bobb, Executive Director of Epilepsy Toronto. “One in every 100 Canadians experiences some form of epilepsy and this amazing festival is the single-largest fundraiser for Epilepsy Toronto.”