Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon the Farmer’s farm. The festival has created the 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.

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. The video was created by Capture Scratch for Toronto Garlic Festival. 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.

 

 


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360° Virtual Garlic Farm Tour (all day)
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Festival Theatre: Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers by filmmaker Les Blank
Fiesta Farms Garlic eScape BBQ
Free Garlic Shot Station
Garlic Braiding Workshop with Farmer Al Cowan (11AM & 1PM)
Garlic Breath Contest in partnership with Live Green Toronto
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Remenyi Music Stage: Irish Traditional - Clan Hannigan (12:00-12:45PM)
Remenyi Music Stage: Latin Easy Listening DJ - Flavia Abadia (4:00-5:00PM)
Remenyi Music Stage: Modern Indian Classical – Ed Hanley & Justin Gray (10:00-10:45AM)
Remenyi Music Stage: Solo Steel Pan - Solomon Joseph (2:00-2:45PM)
Remenyi Music Stage: World Percussion & Turkish Singing - Demetrios Petsalakis & Brenna MacCrimmon (1:00-1:45PM)
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Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner Hostess Ivonete de Sousa (All Day)
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Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner: 50 Shades of Garlic - Chef Jamie Kennedy (11-11:25AM)
Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner: A HerStory of Garlic - Chef Anne Sorrenti (1:00-1:25)
Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner: Garlic Art Knitting & Crochet Workshops (4-4:45PM) Sign up here
Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner: Garlic Stake: A Vampire's Last Meal - Suyin Olguin, Queen's University (3:00-3:35)
Ukrainian Credit Union Speakers' Corner: The Garlic Diaries: Farmer Shawn Stevens Shares Secrets and Confessions on Growing Garlic (10:00-10:25am)