City-wide festival gets neighbourly

Maeghan Pirie, president of the Old East Village Community Association, and her son, Jasper Lawrence, enjoy one of artist Susan Day's clay art murals. Old East Village is hosting it's annual Block Party on Saturday, part of a city-wide festival called City of Neighbours Day. (   CHRIS MONTANINI, The Londoner   )

Maeghan Pirie, president of the Old East Village Community Association, and her son, Jasper Lawrence, enjoy one of artist Susan Day's clay art murals. Old East Village is hosting it's annual Block Party on Saturday, part of a city-wide festival called City of Neighbours Day. (CHRIS MONTANINI, The Londoner)

There will even be a festival inside a festival — The Old East Village Community Association is hosting their annual Block Party on Saturday.

Meg Pirie, the community association’s president, said City of Neighbourhoods coincided with their annual party, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on a section of Dufferin Avenue closed to traffic between Ontario and English streets.

“It is a space for people to come together, and to meet and learn about their community,” she said. “There will be live music on six different porches. Old East is known for its porches.”

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Shawn Adamsson