360 degree virtual reality garlic harvesting demo, filmed at Langside Farms in Teeswater, Ontario

Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival can take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon De Boer’s farm, Langside Farms. Virtual reality is a computer technology that allows users to visually and/or physically interact in a replicated environment using panoramic views or video simulation. Capture Scratch is a film and media production company that offers services including lighting, camera, direction, and editing, whose background in technology research and development allows them to experiment with screen based technologies.

The festival has created a 360-degree live action video of Simon working in his fields during the summer garlic harvest. This virtual reality tour invites visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival to “witness” a real garlic harvest in the hot sun, bringing festival goers closer to the garlic growing process via a pair of virtual reality goggles. The “tour” takes about 3 minutes and runs all day during the festival. Simon will  be selling his garlic at the festival.

 

Presented by Freedom Mobile – 1500 Bathurst Street, Toronto


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360° Virtual Farm Tour (all day)
Festival Theatre: Dance Me Outside
Festival Theatre: Freedom Family - Don Francks & Family Documentary
Festival Theatre: Symphony of the Soil
Free Garlic Shot Station
Free Posture Assessment by Rosedale Wellness Centre (All Day Booth 58)
Garlic Breath Contest
Music Stage: A Klezmer Shmorgasbord (1:15-2:00pm)
Music Stage: Chief LaForme (9:00 - 9:15)
Music Stage: DJ Bliss (4:15 – 5:00pm)
Music Stage: Glen Hornblast (3:15-4:00pm)
Music Stage: Lucio Raggiunti (12:15-1:00pm)
Music Stage: Paula Wolfson & Chris Dunn (2:15-3:00pm)
Music Stage: Spirit Wind (9:15 - 10:00am)
Music Stage: Vandana Vishwas (11:15-12:00pm)
Music Stage: Waleed Abdulahmid (10:15 - 11:00am)
Speaker's Corner: Garlic Art Workshop (4:15 to 4:45pm)
Speakers' Corner: Sarah Hargreaves Spills the Dirt on Garlic (2:00-2:25)
Speakers' Corner: The Garlic Diaries: Suzanne Barr on Appreciating Garlic In All Aspects of Life (12:00-12:25pm)
Speakers' Corner: The Garlic Diaries: Farmer Shawn Stevens Shares Secrets and Confessions on Growing Garlic (10:00-10:25am)
Speakers’ Corner: Farmer David Cohlmeyer & Chef Justin Cournoyer Spill More Dirt on Garlic (3:00-3:25)
Speakers’ Corner: First Nations Cuisine 15,000 - Chef Rich Francis (1:00-1:25PM)
Speakers’ Corner: Johl Ringuette Discusses Wild Garlic from the POV of The First Nations and European Explorers (11:00-11:25)