The mission of the Thornhill Village Festival is to foster community spirit, promote the heritage of old Thornhill, and provide a venue for the celebration of our community's diverse cultural traditions. The Thornhill Village Festival was first organized in 1977 to celebrate Thornhill's cultural and architectural heritage and unite the two sides of the community on each side of Yonge St.
Where the Thornhill Village Cultural Festival located?
The Festival is held in the heart of historic Thornhill village, in Thornhill Park (26 Old Yonge St.) and other sites along a short stretch of Old Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario.
Is there an admission fee to get into the Festival?
There is no set admission fee to enter the Festival. However, donations to help defray operating expenses are gratefully accepted at one of the donation booths.
How do you get to the Festival?
The nearest major intersection of Yonge St. and Centre St. is well-served by VIVA and York Region Transit.
Dedicated parking spaces are not available for this event. However, on street parking can be found on nearby side streets.
Who operates the Thornhill Village Cultural Festival?
The Festival is hosted by the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill (SPOHT), and is directly operated by a committee of community volunteers.
How is the Thornhill Village Cultural Festival financed?
The Thornhill Village Cultural Festival gratefully acknowledges the support it has received from the City of Markham and the City of Vaughan, under the festival and event sponsorship programs for each municipality.
Other sources of operating revenue come from:
- Booth space fees (which vary between community, craft and commercial vendor categories)
- Voluntary Donations by visitors (Consider supporting us on Festival Day!)
- Sponsors (Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities)