Category: Festivals

Taste of Spain fundraiser for the park Sept. 8

A (Delicious) Fundraiser for Sorauren Park
Licenced event 19+

Saturday, September 8, 2018
7 – 11:30 p.m.
Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Road

  • Take the shuttle bus from Sorauren Park
    Departing: between 6 – 7 p.m.
    Returning to the park: 11 p.m. – 12 midnight

Buy your tickets and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus. Limited spaces available.

Tickets: $150/person
Table: $1,200 for table of 8… contact us
Includes all food, wine and entertainment. Proceeds to the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park and Friends of Charles G. Williams Park

The Friends of Sorauren Park is a non-profit community organization of volunteers dedicated to the completion of the Wabash Community Centre and enjoyment of Sorauren Park through free programming such as outdoor movie nights, a public skating rink and more.

A Taste of Spain is our first fundraising dinner — an event that will feature a delicious menu curated by celebrated local chefs and inspired by the flavours of Spain. It will be a lively and elegant evening of food, wine and entertainment.

The Junction Craft Brewing, 150 Symes Rd. The 1930s art deco brewery provides a unique and memorable backdrop, where guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle before enjoying a sit-down dinner. A central stage will host a variety of flamenco-style music and dancing.

The Friends of Sorauren Park is committed to continuing its tradition of community building in the Roncesvalles, Parkdale and Brockton neighbourhoods by offering events, programs and capital improvements to enhance the enjoyment of Sorauren Park. This event is a fundraiser to support programming, and the renovation of the Charles G. Williams Playground.

Did you know?
Roncesvalles, Spain, is the site of a battle against Napoleon in the 19th
 century, in which Colonel Walter O’Hara, a prominent member of the British army, fought before immigrating to Toronto. Today, Roncesvalles Avenue marks land he once owned, and several streets in the surrounding neighbourhood are named after his family (Marion Street – his wife; Constance Street – his daughter, etc.)

Sorauren was another battle site in Spain during the 1813 Battle of the Pyrenees.

Presented by Junction Craft Brewing









Supporting Sponsor: Aya Kitchens and Baths




Supplier Sponsor: Barque



Produced by Friends of Sorauren Park

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Buy your tickets and reserve your seat on the shuttle bus

Thanks for a great WaBASH Fall Festival

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It was a hot time in the park on Saturday Sept. 23! Thanks everyone who attended The WaBASH Fall Festival. The Kids Zone was packed, the Pup Show was a hit (and hoot), the bands were on fire, the pizza oven was on fire, the food was delicious, the evening perfect for outdoor movies.

Big thanks to all our volunteers who kept the event moving seamlessly. Thanks to our musicians and authors and food vendors. Here’s the full schedule of events and participants.

You can see more coverage and video on our Facebook page.

A special thanks to our amazing sponsors, whose support allows us to produce these free events for the community. Please show them your support.


WaBASH Fall Festival Sept. 23

Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bash on Wabash!

The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4 – 10 p.m. at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue.

  • Great live music
  • Delicious food from local vendors including pizza from the park’s new community bake oven
  • Fun-filled Kids Zone including story telling with great local authors
  • Pup Show for dogs and their owners
  • Outdoor movies featuring classic Canadian shorts and the Oscar-nominated Fly Away Home… the final outdoor movies of the year.

Visit our WaBASH event web page for full event programming and updates. Follow SoraurenPark on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter.  Contact us to Volunteer or Sponsor.

Big thanks to Meridian Credit Union, our Presenting Sponsor, and all our amazing sponsors who support the park and make these events possible.