MONDAY AUGUST 1st – SUNDAY AUGUST 7th
FESTIVAL | Kultura Filipino Arts Festival
August 5–7, 2016
From live performances and art installations, to traditional and modern cuisine and a must-shop marketplace, celebrate the Filipino-Canadian experience at Kultura Festival.
FESTIVAL | Taste of the Danforth
August 5–7, 2016
It’s a Toronto summer staple for a reason: souvlaki, gyros, dancing, music, and beer are all the reasons you need to hit up Taste of the Danforth this weekend.
THEATRE | Shakespeare in High Park
June 30th – September 3rd, 2016
Shakespeare in High Park is back for its 34th year, and you won’t want to miss out on the Bard’s tragic Hamlet or fairytale comedy All’s Well That Ends Well.
MUSIC | Toronto Summer Music Festival
July 14 – August 7, 2016
Toronto Summer Music Festival brings classical music to Torontonians; this year takes on a British theme, so brush up on your favourite Anglo tunes.
ART | The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris
July 1 – September 18, 2016
Curated by actor-comedian-jack-of-all-trades, Steve Martin, catch The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris at the AGO in an exhibition that’s garnering attention across North America.
MONDAY AUGUST 8th – SUNDAY AUGUST 14th
ART | SummerWorks Performance Festival
August 4–14, 2016
For boundary pushing performance art, check out SummerWorks Performance Festival this August in Toronto. With 69 unique performances, it promises to be a packed 11 days of must-see programming.
FOOD & DRINK | Roundhouse Summer Craft Beer Festival
August 13–14, 2016
Revel in the dog days of summer at Roundhouse Summer Craft Beer Festival. An afternoon spent in the park with food trucks and craft beer… Need we say more?
FOOD & DRINK | Vegan Food & Drink Festival
August 13, 2016
For 100% vegan libations and eats, head to Toronto’s historic Fort York for an all-vegan afternoon at the Vegan Food & Drink Festival, featuring comfort food, craft brews, wine and spirits.
PERFORMANCE | Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA
July 28 – October 16, 2016
LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico – Cirque du Soleil’s buzzed about new show – transports you to an imaginary Mexico. With rave reviews coming in, you’ll want to catch a performance in Toronto this summer before tickets sell out.
MONDAY AUGUST 15th – SUNDAY AUGUST 21st
August 18–20, 2016
Let’s not pretend a FREE film screened on a barge in Lake Ontario isn’t a tempting summer evening: head to Sugar Beach for Sail-in Cinema.
BOOKS | Literary Speed Dating
Friday, August 19, 2016
Skip the bar and proceed directly to the library for Literary Speed Dating. Like-minded, book-loving singles, rejoice.
FESTIVAL | Canadian National Exhibition
August 19 – September 5, 2016
It’s that time of year again, Toronto: for your fill of rickety rides and deep-fried eats, head to The Ex.
FESTIVAL | Christie Pits Film Festival
Sundays June 26th – August 28th, 2016
Your favourite Toronto outdoor cinema is back with the Christie Pits Film Festival. 2016’s theme is ‘Stranded in Christie Pits’, so expect hits like Gravity and Cast Away. It’s under the stars, pay-what-you-can and BYOBlanket: what more could you want?
MONDAY AUGUST 22nd – SUNDAY AUGUST 28th
DRINKS | Toronto Cider Festival
August 27, 2016
Take a break from the plethora of Craft Beer Fests and head to the Toronto Cider Festival for a day of cottage vibes, tasty eats, and 30+ ciders.
THEATRE | Matilda the Musical
Now booking for performances through November 27, 2016
Torontonians can now catch the multi-award winning musical of Roald Dahl’s beloved childhood tale with Matilda the Musical. Experience the magic at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre.
ART | Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels
Until October, 2017
Who wears heels and why? Challenge pre-conceived notions, and get some serious shoe envy at the Bata Shoe Museum’s exhibition, Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels.
ART | CHIHULY at the ROM
June 25th, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Check out one of the hottest exhibitions this summer: America’s glass wizard, Dale Chihuly, at the Royal Ontario Museum.
DRINK | Craft Beer Passport
June 1st – November 30th, 2016
Become a Toronto beer connoisseur with Craft Beer Passport. Simply choose from a Toronto west or east passport, and explore participating bars and their feature craft brews. What’s more fun than drinking craft beers? Drinking craft beers *and* earning stamps…
FILM | Free Flicks At Harbourfront
June 22nd – August 31st, 2016
What’s better than a flick at Harbourfront Centre? A *free* flick at Harbourfront Centre – every Wednesday evening, all summer long.