Planning Your Camp Wavelength: Day Camp in the City Route

This year’s Camp Wavelength is unlike any other edition of our festival to date! We’ve got art, music, and activities happening around the city at different times and places, so if you want to experience everything, you’ll have to plan your days accordingly.

We’re here to help! Camp Wavelength kicks off on Friday, August 18 at one of the coolest music venues in the city: The Garrison! Located at 1197 Dundas St. W., The Garrison is easily accessible via streetcar (closest intersection is Ossington). If you’re driving, there’s plenty of street parking along Dundas St. W. as well as a Green P lot just east of Ossington on the south side of Dundas. And for cyclists, find a spot for your steed at one of Toronto’s famous “lollipop” bike racks on Dundas.

Our Day Camp in the City events on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 will include special transportation for Campers who want to get to both our afternoon location, Sherbourne Common, and our evening venue, Longboat Hall, on the recently renovated lower level of historic event venue The Great Hall. Sherbourne Common is located at 61 Dockside Drive, just south of Queens Quay and Sherbourne, right on the waterfront near Sugar Beach, while the Longboat Hall is located in the west end, at 1087 Queen St. W. at Dovercourt.

The BOLD BUS, powered by Gibson’s Finest BOLD 8yr Canadian Whisky, is a great way to get to both DAY CAMP and NIGHT CAMP events. It departs from Trinity Bellwoods Park (south entrance) to DAY CAMP @ Sherbourne Common at 12:00 PM (Sat/Sun) and then departs from DAY CAMP @ Sherbourne Common to NIGHT CAMP @ Longboat Hall at 7:00 & 8:00 PM (Sat/Sun). Fare for the #BOLDBUS is FREE and we hear there’s a little something special in store for Campers who choose the #BOLDBUS transit option to get to Longboat Hall!

If you’d rather ride your bike to our Day Camp venue, we’ve got you covered with bike racks provided by our friends at Urbane Cyclist! Sherbourne Common is conveniently located along the Queens Quay bike path as well, so rest assured there will be plenty of easily accessible bike parking available.

Outside of transportation, Campers who participate in our Day Camp festivities are encouraged to bring along some necessities to help get the most out of the event. Feel free to bring the following supplies:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • I.D. (for alcohol service if you’re 19+)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Blanket
  • Umbrella or Day Tent

Our Day Camp events are all ages gatherings, and we welcome your dogs as well! (Note: at Sherbourne Common park only.) If you choose to bring your four-legged family members please ensure they are kept on leash at all times for their own safety and the comfort of other attendees.

See you this weekend at Day Camp in the City!

– by Shaun Hatton

Illustrations: Derek Ma.