We just wanted to chime in here on this post to give an update.
The Block Party will have much of what last year's party had, though in a different location/layout. It's still going to be the center of attention, it remains free, it will have a similarly good music format, it will have stunts, and a beer corral. And the new location will simply be prettier (nice views of the lake). So, while we preferred to keep it on Canada Street, the new location "ain't too bad."