Performers & Attractions

The Flying Arts Collective

The Flying Arts Collective is an aerial arts program taught by Tiffany Warden and Holly Treddenick which operates out of the Fighting Arts Collective Toronto at 927 Dupont St. The Collective's presentation at Steam on Queen is this year's edition of their annual Summer Student Show, and all presenters are current students of the program. Presentations on aerial silks, hoop, rope, and trapeze will be given throughout the day, with students in full steampunk regalia! Please see for program details.

ScIrish Mob

Just off the belly of the grand steam ship Arcadia, ScIrish is a mish-mash of Scottish, Irish and East-Coast rift raft who only have their music as common ground. Well that and whiskey...

Nero's Fiddle

Nero's Fiddle (Formerly the Trillingham Ladies Chorus) grew out of a stage act at the now defunct, but unforgettable Ontario Renaissance Festival. For ten + years the girls have entertained at street festivals, Renaissance Festivals, Medieval Fairs and bars in Canada and the US. Cast as much for characters as singers, Nero's Fiddle is as much about comedy as music, performing traditional pub songs with a fresh twist that's at the same time both bawdy and beautiful. With their haunting harmonies and wry wit, the girls will have you laughing, singing and 'rolling your leg over' right along with them!

Dragonfly Bellydancing

From the traditional rich folklore variety of the Middle East to the modern developments of Bellydance fusion and the enthralling images of Bellydance fantasy, Dragonfly Bellydance brings it all together to bring you a wondrous Steampunk performance!

Dragonfly is home to SteamFusions Troupe the "Dragonette Ensemble" and to larger Steampunk inspired bellydance projects ("The Airship Pirate Project") in collaboration with Mirage, Lisa Webb, Dragonfly Student Troupe and other bellydance artists. Zahira and Krystle discovered Steampunk in 2010 via Abney Park, they fell utterly in love with the whole genre and have embraced it thoroughly!

Mental Floss Sideshow

Mental Floss Sideshow are thrilled to present, 'Floss & Tann's Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious.' Venture inside our historic Toonie Museum & witness a concoction of sights rarely seen, cautionary tales & mythological mysteries. Step Right Up!

Flamenco Zingari Dance

Bringing Steampunk-Flamenco fusion to the stage. Zingari Flamenco Dance & Art productions was built and founded by Alejandra Garcia and Phillip Montoya in 2001 in Santa Ana, Costa Rica integrating research, comunity work and flamenco dance classes.

Evil Laugh Contest

Any villain worth their twirly moustache desires, above all else, to take over the world. But that starts with a good Evil Laugh! Join in the contest to see if you have what it takes to laugh your way to world domination!
And if that isn't enough, the lovely and talented actor and author Adrienne Kress will grace our stage as our Mistress of Ceremonies.

Plus edifying and entertaining programming throughout the day, including:

Live Steam Engine!

This beautiful piece of vintage machinery is proudly displayed by the Steam Era/Ontario Steam and Antique Preservers Association. Come blow the whistle for a toonie!

The Cirque du Soleil Street Team Newsies

A little taste of Cirque will be on site to promote their latest show, 'Kurios'. Special Cirque du Soleil prizes will be available to win.

Russell Zeid

Educator and engineer at the Ontario Science Centre, and certified mad genius, Russell brings and demonstrates a selection of astonishing contraptions and inventions of his own devising for you edification and amazement.

The Lost Ladies of Zion Schoolhouse

Find these Lost Ladies for a spot of tea and learn about Zion Schoolhouse, a 1910 Schoolhouse in Toronto. Help them find their way back to 1910 this summer!

Historic Campbell House Tours

Campbell House is the oldest remaining house from the original site of the Town of York. Built in 1822 by Judge William Campbell and his wife Hannah, the home was designed for entertaining and comfort. Slated for demolition, the Advocates' Society intervened to save the house, move the building and restore it to its present appearance. The house was moved to its present location at the corner of Queen and University on March 31st, 1972. Take the free tour and hear the tale!

And don't forget to visit the Campbell House Lemonade Garden!

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