What a way to kick off the summer. Yesterday I went downtown to Dundas Square to catch the North by Northeast festival. Held every year it is hosted in several spots across Toronto and features up and coming music, film, as well as panels. The square was buzzing with energy and filled with people. I competed in a chewing gum contest (which I lost.. I blame it on my braces), watched a retro Elvis impersonation and ballooners make all sorts of things out of balloons. This was the tail end of the festival which began June 13. However, I am glad that I was able to catch it this year.