Of all the Toronto Hostels, it could only happen here! (At least, it seems that way.)
It happened in our “Quiet Room” – an area where backpackers gather to relax, chat and eat or just sit and use their laptop computers – an oddly (very oddly) dressed lady began an inpromptu and very entertaining show.
Mary Jeeves, who hails from Edmonton, was visiting Toronto but was not someone who was your typical backpacker. In fact, you wouldn’t describe her as a typical anything! She is a very unique individual!
Clad in her rather outrageous outfit, she entertained her fellow guests with a remarkably dexterous demonstration of juggling.
You see, Mary is a professional clown who works for a company who provides entertainment for children’s events Her jobs are mainly confined to hospitals and children’s events for charities , churches and care givers.
We’ve had other types of entertainers put on impromptu “shows” in our common areas and patio. Singers, musicians (both amature and professional) and even a hypnotist w2ho put on a hilarious performance.
Such things might occur at other hostels in Toronto; but, they definitely happen here with great regularity! In fact, we have impromptu performances out on our patio in the summer and in our indoor common areas in the colder weather.
Singers, musicians abound of both the amatuer and professional variety. This is particularly true during major music festivals in Toronto when quite a number of performers opt to stay in hostels.
We’ve even had a hypnotist put on a hilarious show for our guests.
So when you come to join our hostel “family” don’t forget to pack your talent for the trip.
(The French Folk Duo “Tabernak:, donated their (autographed) acoustic guitar to the hostel at the end of their stay and is available for guitarists who have neglected to pack their “axe”.)
Paul playing the donated guitar.
Paul with Candace, vocalist for the French Folk Duo “Tabernak”.