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July 2019

Union Summer

Tuesday, July 23 - Saturday, August 3
Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6 Canada
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Union Summer - Presented by TD, returns May 31st for the annual summer market, bringing together Toronto's top chefs, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. Union Summer features free daily programming on the TD Stage, handpicked from local artists and cultural organizations. Programming will include lunchtime and evening performances, MusicVaultz Concerts and Wednesday night movie nights featuring current and classic flicks. The market, a lush green space designed to feel like an oasis at the city's front…

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Its On This Summer At Ontario Place

Tuesday, July 23 - Monday, September 30
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Free

Ontario Place has much in store for visitors this summer. Zen out with our FREE weekends and monthly sunset yoga classes in the park. Take a spin in a kayak or paddleboat at Lake Shore Boat rentals or hop on a Segway adventure courtesy of Go Tours. In search of a culinary adventure? The West Island will home to a variety of exciting festivals. Grab a bite or drink at Vista Eatery’s licensed patio and listen to live jazz on…

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Salsa in Toronto Festival

Tuesday, July 23 - Sunday, July 28
St Clair Salsa in Toronto, St Clair Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Salsa in Toronto Festival

The largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada, the award-winning TD Salsa in Toronto Festival spans over a four week period and features the annual TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival (July 6 & 7). As part of Canada’s #1 annual Latino-themed cultural celebration, TD Salsa on St. Clair takes over midtown Toronto and is the only festival where people do more than just eat and watch entertainment – they take part in non-stop dancing in the streets! Come and…

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Taste of Regent Park

Tuesday, July 23 - Wednesday, August 28
Regent Park, 600 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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“Taste of Regent Park is so positive – children, families, friends building a strong community; seeing the same faces, learning about different cultures, eating amazing food!” Taste of Regent Park is a family-friendly festival that animates our community’s namesake green space, also known as “Big Park,” with a celebration of food, community and culture. Held on Wednesday evenings through the summer, Taste of Regent Park features an affordable produce market providing local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. A pay-what-you-can community meal…

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Beaches International Jazz Festival Streetfest

Thursday, July 25 - Saturday, July 27
Beaches Streetfest, Queen Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

StreetFest is a Beaches International Jazz Festival signature event showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Ska and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer. This season over 45 bands will entertain you along a closed to traffic 2.5 km stretch of Queen Street East located between Woodbine Avenue to the west and Beech Avenue to the east between 6pm and 11pm each night. It’s an annual pilgrimage for tens of thousands of music…

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5th Annual AlohaFest Toronto

Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) is excited to present the 5th anniversary of AlohaFest Toronto, the city's original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. On Saturday July 27th from 11am-7pm, we will share the Aloha spirit through cultural musical and dance performances, fun kids’ crafts and unique items available at the AlohaFest Marketplace. AlohaFest Toronto is one of the few places in the city where guests can indulge in both local favourites and unique…

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Summer Family Fun Day at YMCA Cedar Glen

Sunday, July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, 13300 11th Concession
Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 Canada
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Free

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre opens to the public one day this summer, free of charge! Enjoy outdoor activities, walking trials, and games for all ages throughout the day. There will also be opportunities to win prizes! • Outdoor maze • Archery • Climbing wall • High ropes • Nature hikes • Photo scavenger hunt • Crafts and Kids’ Zone • BBQ lunch: For only $5, a delicious lunch will be available and more! Learn how children can experience YMCA…

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Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2019

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Various Locations in Vaughan, Various
Vaughan, ON Canada
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Free

The annual FREE Concerts in the Park series returns on select Wednesdays in June and July presented by TD and Event Sponsor Tim Hortons. The series features free city-wide professional entertainment for all ages with genres ranging from Motown, funk, and rock to pop! This year is an extra special one as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! Details at vaughan.ca/concerts June 5 Honeymoon Suite Launch Concert Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Transit Square 100 New Park Place, Vaughan June 19 Matt Cage…

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August 2019

Movie Nights at Celebration Square

Thursday, August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Season Schedule: Thursday, May 23,…

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Symphony in the Barn 2019 Weekend Festival

Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4
Glencolton Farms, 393889 Concession 2, RR1
Durham, ON N0G 1R0 Canada
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$30 – $250

Tickets are now available for Symphony in the Barn's annual Weekend Summer Festival, August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, at Glencolton Farms in beautiful Grey County, Ontario. The Festival is a new approach to classical music and concert-going, combining a soaring music program, including chamber and symphony works, with fantastic food and a weekend of inventive experiences, including singing in the silo, fascinating speakers and exploratory stations for children. Camping on-site is available for a minimal fee. Concert tickets $30-$50; concert…

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Joseph Brant Day Festival – A Celebration of Burlington

Monday, August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Salle Park Burlington, ON Canada + Google Map
Free

Celebrate Joseph Brant Day this Civic holiday at La Salle Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! Museums of Burlington is proud to present this free event, celebrating our local heritage, multi-culturalism and community. The day will feature main stage entertainment, food trucks, free children’s activities by local organizations, a Museums Children’s STEAM zone, a vendor’s market, and community displays. Bring your own water bottle and fill up at the quench cart.

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The Feast of St. Lawrence

Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10
St. Lawrence Market, 92-95 Front St East
Toronto, ON Canada
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The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood in Old Town Toronto has been a food destination since before this city was established in the 1800s. Today, the area continues this legacy at the world famous St. Lawrence Market and in more than 150 local restaurants and bistros offering cuisine from around the world. With the FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE, we celebrate our rich and delicious history over 2 days in August beginning with a ticketed outdoor fine dining event on Friday night…

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Day Out With Thomas

Friday, August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 18, 2019

York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada
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$25.00

Peep Peep! All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas the Tank Engine! Thomas will be chugging his into the GTA for the Steam Team Tour for two weekends only - August 9 -11 and 16-18, 2019. Take a 25-minute train ride on-board our heritage train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt! There are lots of activities for the kids including temporary tattoos, face painting, hay maze, kiddie train ride, Zoo to You, obstacle course and…

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Toronto Vegandale Food Drink Festival

Saturday, August 10 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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Over 100 of the best vendors from across North America will be available for one day only, dishing up incredible vegan food, drinks and merchandise. We’ll also have all the great music, stage entertainment, larger than life art installations and games that you look forward to each summer. With over 20,000 guests in attendance last year, we’re expecting this exclusive one-day event to sell out. $10 early bird tickets are available now. This is a limited time offer while supplies…

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Port Credit Buskerfest

Friday, August 16 - Saturday, August 17
Port Credit Port Credit, ON Canada + Google Map

Port Credit takes it to the streets! Port Credit’s Mainstreet comes alive for two days of circus style entertainment!

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Pan American Food & Music Festival

Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18
Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON M5B 2R8 Canada

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. The fifth annual PAFMF will be presented on August 25 and 26, 2018, with a programming focus on Ecuadorian food and music in celebration of Latin and Pan American cuisine and culture. This free event is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the growing cultural identity shared among Canadians and the 41 other countries of…

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Oakville Children’s Festival

Saturday, August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Park and Community Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 2G6 Canada
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Join us at the Oakville Children's Festival on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park. Enjoy FREE live performances by Children's entertainers. Take part in interactive building and art activities, story times, scavenger hunt, sports zone, and more. Take the free shuttle from Bronte GO. Bike parking on site. Rain or shine!

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Family Fun Day at Ajax Downs

Sunday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ajax Downs, 380 Kingston Rd East
Ajax, ON ON L1Z 1W4 Canada
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Free

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Family Fun Day hosted at Ajax Downs. All proceeds go to the Ajax Pickering Hospital! Entertainment by Dan the Music Man! Free Treats for Kids, Crafts, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, 50/50 Draw, prizes and More! Live Horse Racing begins at 12:55pm! Enjoy the BBQ (for a nominal fee)

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46th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Sunday, August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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$5

Join us as Exhibitors from across southern Ontario display their prized antique & classic cars. Enjoy all this family event has to offer, including food vendors, and heritage & children's activities. Rain date: August 18th. Admission: $5.00 (children under 3 free); $15.00 per family of up to 4. Members: $12.00 – family, $4.00 - individual. 

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Aurora Ribfest

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

It's all about the "Ribs, Bibs and Sauce"! The tastiest event of the year will be taking place at Machell Park, as the rib teams get fired up starting on Friday, August 23. Not only will there be the tastiest ribs but also roasted yams, roasted corn on the cob, beavertails and many other dishes for every appetite. We also will have great live entertainment, an inflatable midway and activities for kids of all ages. There is a jam-packed line…

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Food Truck’N Friday

Friday, August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

For the 1st time ever Food Truck'N Friday is coming to Mississauga for 5 dates throughout the summer. Toronto's best food trucks, free admission, rain or shine! Save the dates, plan accordingly, tag a friend & bring the kids. Don't miss our big 905 debut, it all starts on May 10! Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, August 23, 2019 -…

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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough ON
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Free

Afro-Carib Fest (ACF) is a FREE fun-filled weekend for the whole family to celebrate the diversity of African and Caribbean cultures through music, arts, dance, and cuisine. Join us August 24-25 2019 for live music and dance performances from diverse local and international artists, cultural vendors, ethnic food, drum and dance, kids zone, beer tent, dance competition, raffle draw, and much more!

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Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Ave
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2J1 Canada
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Free

Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).

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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Creemore Creemore, ON Canada + Google Map
Free

There's a Party Brewing! Join us for some good old fashioned fun at the annual Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival. Help Creemore Springs celebrate our 31st anniversary in the beautiful village of Creemore! Poke along the main street of Creemore & enjoy live music, great food & drink, fun games, kids' activities, wagon rides, brewery tours, classic car exhibit, makers market & more! The charming village of Creemore, Ontario is nestled in a valley between the Mad and Noisy Rivers…

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Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free – $8

Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Fest is a celebration and appreciation of Great BBQ Ribs and Chicken. We are bringing together 4 of the BEST Ribbers North America has to offer, along with some of the best Food Trucks and Food Vendors. Come and enjoy amazing live music, a Kids Zone with Midways and Bouncy Houses, great food and amazing people. Labour Day long weekend, We'll see you there! August 30th – 4pm – 11pm August 31st – 11am –…

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September 2019

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk

Sunday, September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rotary Park, 177 Lake Dr.
Ajax, Ontario L1S 7J1 Canada
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By Donation

This September, walk with us at Parkinson Canada SuperWalk - Canada’s only nationwide fundraiser to support Canadian’s with Parkinson’s. With the same strength of spirit people living with Parkinson’s demonstrate daily, we will not stop walking until there is a cure. No Matter What. To register yourself or a team, or to volunteer, visit online at www.superwalk.ca or call 1-800-565-3000.

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Honey Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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$12

Enjoy music and entertainment, tour the Bee Space, meet a beekeeper, taste honey, make crafts, build a bee habitat, see some live animals, and much more! 10:00-15:30 Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2019 Adults (Ages 15-59): $12 Seniors (60+): $6.50 Youth (Ages 5-14): $6.50 Child (4 and under): FREE with adult purchase Parking: $4.00

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October 2019

Leaside Block Party

Saturday, October 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Road
East York, ON M4G 1S8 Canada
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Free

On October 5th, join us for the second annual Leaside Block Party in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The neighbourhood will be gathering together for fun activities, delicious eats, entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of ways to learn about Holland Bloorview! Come celebrate this free block party showcasing the Leaside community & Holland Bloorview and help create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities!

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Toronto and Richmond Hill Pumpkinfests

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto or Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. Why not enter your child into the Costume Contest or Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Contest? Don’t have kids? Not a problem! You can participate in our Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a…

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Girl Expo Canada

Sunday, October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8 Canada
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$10

Discover a world of possibilities for girls ages 5-12! Empower girls through hands-on activities in sports, science, technology and the arts as well as performances, guest speakers and fresh thinking including an array of products specifically designed for girls.

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