Forsythia Festival Poster 2016


About the Forsythia Festival

Every May, Cabbagetown residents gather at Wellesley Park to celebrate the official welcoming of Spring. This year is no different, and the Cabbagetown Residents Association is pleased to be hosting the 46th annual Forsythia Festival on Sunday May 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are planning the 2017 Forsythia Festival now, so be sure to check back in the months to come.

History of the Forsythia Festival

The Forsythia Festival was founded in 1971 by the late Tony Brady (1935-1991). Tony was a Cabbagetown resident renowned for his community spirit and love of entertaining young people. The Forsythia Festival was his pride and joy and he can be credited with popularizing it as an annual event in Cabbagetown.

The Forsythia Festival is Cabbagetown’s official welcoming of spring. The festival is organized by a committee of volunteer Cabbagetown residents and is made possible by the generous support of our local businesses.

About Wellesley Park

Wellesley Park plays host to the main Forsythia Festival activities each year. The park is situated at the eastern most end of Wellesley Street in Cabbagetown. It is approximately two hectares in size and boasts a wonderful array of trees, large grassy areas, a splash pad for children in the summer and a kids playground that was redesigned by the City in 2005 and embellished with Terry’s Gate in 2007; a memorial erected to commemorate the late Terry Michelin who was a much-loved business owner in Cabbagetown.