A Grocery Store Turned Funhouse Is Coming To Kensington Market This Summer
Sorry kids, this one is for adults, too
Being the creative hub that it is, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the innovative minds of Toronto are transforming a once 1950s grocery store into an artistic funhouse.
Yeah, that's right - an artistic funhouse. And while this may be a word that you've heard before, the Fairland Funhouse may not be something that you've seen before.
Located at 241 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market, this up and coming venue is designed as a two-storey interdimensional hotel, where you'll find an ongoing explosion of colour and visuals.
As you descend their adventerous playground, you might find yourself entering a floral jungle or a celestial crystal cave. Instagram-addicts, beware: even this might be too many natural filters for you.
Advertised as a place to explore music and art, this experiential maze also features six underground rooms. Each one is designed as a collaboration between a team of artists - both musical and visual.
It sounds unworldly, I know - but can you expect anything less than spectacular from our local artists? In partnership with Universal Music Canada, the venue has also collaborated with feature artists like The Beaches, Bad Child, Broadbent Sisters, Lights (*starts humming to "Drive My Soul"*), New City, and Jazz Cartier.
Based on the prior tradition of the grocery store hosting rooftop concerts, Fairland Funhouse is also expected to host art events and parties in their venue.
If this sounds just as cool to you as it does to me, you can now purchase tickets online with a starting price of $20. The venue will open to the public seven days a week starting August 15.
For more information, you can also check out their website.