Shibaten is a didjeridoo player of Japanese origin. He has become quite popular over the past years. Many people have posted videos of him on youtube. He always performs at the Yonge and Dundas intersection, which is the busiest in all of Toronto. Located at the intersection is the Eaton's Centre, Dundas square and the Bay Atrium. As for his gesture, I was too busy trying to take the shot and did not note what exactly he was pointing out with his thumb.