Toronto Island Park is closed until at least June 30, as many Toronto-area news agencies confirmed today. Heavy rainfall and rising water levels have also put the city’s most cherished electronic music festival, Electric Island, in jeopardy. The City of Toronto issued a release today that said that even without rainfall, Lake Ontario water levels are expected to rise for several more weeks.
Electric Island on May 22nd will now be making a home at the former location of Bestival Toronto, Woodbine Park (1695 Queen St. E.). Situated just east of Leslieville, the large plot of land hosts park-bound celebrations year round, most notedly the Beach-area Jazz Festival. This new location is close to several public transit lines, across the street from an LCBO and surrounded with dozens of other amenities that the original spot wouldn’t have provided. EI stubs will be valid at the new venue – there are no refunds and the schedule also remains the same; featuring Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Eats Everything, Bedouin, Leon Vynehall, Red Axes, and Rebolledo. View the official statement from organizers below.
“NOTE: Due to the heavy rainfall this spring and the resulting flooding around the island, our Electric Island season opener on Monday May 22nd will be relocated to Woodbine Park.
Previously purchased tickets will be valid.” [SOURCE]
NOTE: Due to the heavy rainfall this spring and the resulting flooding around the island, our Electric Island… https://t.co/lx71uqvNuc
— Electric Island (@ElectricIsTO) May 16, 2017
Feature image via Bestival Toronto