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Trending: 'Fall Fest' event embraces the season and, of course, document shredding

Last Updated May 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm EDT

Closeup of shredded waste paper. GETTY IMAGES/Monty Rakusen

Fall’s arrival conjures up lovely memories of walking on crunchy fall leaves, talking a stroll through a park to marvel in the season’s vibrant colours, and shredding some documents at a street festival. Wait … what?

Yes, nothing says “let’s celebrate fall” like a shredding party in the parking lot of a funeral home. That’s where Uptown Yonge BIA is holding its shred-a-thon on Saturday at the Fall Fest.

Fall Fest is being held from Friday to Sunday along Yonge Street, between Eglinton and Lawrence avenues. And while the main focus is its weekend-long sidewalk sale with live music, face painting, arts and crafts and food sampling, it seems document shredding is part of the fun as well.

“Bring your documents for secure document shredding at the Trull Funeral Home parking lot,” the event’s website reads.

But wait, it’s not just any regular document shredding. It’s “free secure bulk document shredding,” the poster states. Did you hear me? Free. Not many things are free in this city.

Poster for Uptown Yonge's Fall Fest. Photo via uptownyonge.com.
Poster for Uptown Yonge’s Fall Fest. Photo via uptownyonge.com.


Of course, it begs the question: what does document shredding have to do with a fall festival? Maybe, it could be symbolic of “shredding away” the past season and embracing the new one. Shred this.

The better question might be – as posted by someone who uploaded the poster to Imgur.com – “who is this festival for?” Good question.