It has been unsettling for Afrofest family to learn that the popular festival has been trimmed by the city to a one day event from a two days cultural fest.
The city of Toronto recently decided to provide Afrofest a single day permit only. A huge online petition flooded the city of Toronto immediately following the decision .
After a meeting between organizers of Afrofest and the city of Toronto, a deal has been reached torestore the two day permits for the fest .
This year Afrofest will be held June 9 and 10, 2016 at Woodbine Park and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of attendees. The annual Toronto Afrofest is the largest free African music festival in North America.
Photo by Yohannes Ayalew