June 6, 2019 | Toronto, CA – Dundas West Fest and Driftscape, a Toronto -based tech start-up, today announce a new strategic partnership designed to help festival goers get the most out of Toronto’s first festival of the summer season. As the official app partner for Dundas West Fest, Driftscape’s mobile app will be an interactive festival guide covering the 12-city blocks which encompass this weekend’s eclectic and diverse street party.
Available starting today, you’ll be able to find out all about Dundas West Fest on the Driftscape app. The app will create a fun and convenient experience for all festival attendees by mapping various events, activations and more. Visitors who download the app access notifications when they’re near something on the festival site that may be of interest to them. It will also display content in Driftscape’s new Augmented Reality mode as visitors explore the culturally rich neighbourhood along Dundas West between Ossington Street and Landsdowne Avenue.
“Dundas West Fest is an action-packed weekend that includes a wide array of attractions, art installations, kid-friendly and community events as well as full schedule of free live music presented on 5 unique stages. We are thrilled to be able to enhance festival-goers experience with the introduction of an app that will help make sure they don’t miss a thing.”
- Alex Bordokas, Festival Director, Dundas West Fest
“We’re thrilled to be working with Dundas West Fest – we feel that Driftscape will be able to augment this fantastic festival – and make it easier for visitors to navigate.”
– Chloe Doesburg, Driftscape CEO
About Dundas West Fest (June 7 & 8, 2019)
Dundas West Fest is an annual celebration of music, arts, and community along Dundas Street West from Ossington Street to Lansdowne Avenue, covering 12 city blocks in Toronto. We bring the neighbourhood together and draw visitors to the area to explore shops, food, and rich cultural diversity.
Dundas West Fest is the perhaps the city’s coolest neighbourhood festival and a unique cultural experience, with two major stages produced by two of the city’s most prominent independent music presenters, and a total of five performance areas, free music and music lessons, poetry readings, yoga classes, and visual art exhibits are all part of the Dundas West mix. Local businesses participate in the festival, with over 40 licensed patios and more than 200 unique local vendors.
Dundas West Fest is presented in partnership with the Dundas West BIA and Little Portugal BIA
For more information please visit www.dundaswestfest.ca.
Driftscape is a mobile app that provides a platform for local arts, culture and history organizations to share site-specific stories. Users can explore what’s around them and see places of interest, events and tours from a growing list of content partners. With Driftscape you can learn about where you are, on your own schedule from diverse local experts. The Driftscape app is available for iOS and Android. Driftscape is an ad-free platform dedicated to making local culture easier to discover. There are currently over 30 organizations using the app to share their stories and over 3000 points of interest, events and tours in Toronto alone.