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August 1, 2013

King and Queen Competition and Show

7pm to 12 midnight. The Allan Lamport Stadium becomes an outdoor theatrical stage where the Kings and Queens of the bands along with individuals compete to be the best of the best. They give the audience the opportunity to appreciate the talent and artistic skill of the designers and costumer builders. The Ontario Science Center continues to award a special prize for the best environment use of material in a costume.

For tickets and more information: www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Venue: Allan Lamport Stadium — 1151 King Street West

Live Jazz

6:30pm: WORST POP BAND EVER: Chris Gale-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano,
Drew Birston-Bass, and Tim Shia-Drums. 9:45pm: DAVE YOUNG PRESENTS: SAXOPHONE
SUMMIT ’13: Vancouver’s Phil Dwyer-Sax, Perry White-Sax, Kevin Turcotte-Trumpet,
Dave Restivo-Piano, Dave Young-Bass, and Terry Clarke-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

Date: August 1, 2013

Toronto’s Newest Children’s book – ABC of Toronto

August 1, 2013 from 10am-3pm at the CN Tower.

Visit the CN Tower for a special family event Thursday, August 1, from 10am-3pm to celebrate the launch of vibrant new children’s alphabet/guide book ABC of Toronto, by Per-Henrik Gürth (Kids Can Press) with a fun filled day including: special CN Tower admission offer, displays and activities from Toronto’s top attractions (as mentioned in the book), shopping discounts, activity sheets, chances to win great prizes and more.
ABC of Toronto – From the CN Tower to the Zoo, follow the alphabet on a colourful tour of Toronto. Lively scenes and an adorable cast of characters guarantee that even the youngest explorer will delight in the sights and sounds of Canada’s largest city. Joining Per-Henrik Gürth’s friendly animal characters as they explore Toronto from the CN Tower to the Zoo is as much fun as a ride on one of the city’s famous streetcars!
EVENT DETAILS (included with CN Tower General Admission):
SPECIAL CN TOWER ADMISSION – 1 FREE child General Admission ticket with a paying adult or senior. Offer is valid from 9am-3pm on Thursday August 1 only and you must redeem the coupon onsite to receive the offer. Additional restrictions apply. Visit www.cntower.ca or www.facebook.com/cntower to print off your coupon.
SAVE ON BOOKS - Pick up your copy of ABC of Toronto from the Tower’s Gift Shop using a 15% off coupon available at www.cntower.ca or www.facebook.com/cntower or on site at the event). Be sure to have your book signed by the author!
ENTER TO WIN - enter for a chance to win a complete library of Per-Henrik Gürth books, tickets to some of the top attractions in the book and more!
CN Tower – Create your own comic book story with superheroes Skye and Ty and take home a CN Tower poster.
Art Gallery of Ontario – turn your ABC activity sheet into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece with help from the AGO!
Ontario Science Centre - find out “watt’s up” when it comes to electricity and get hands-on with a hair-raising Van de Graaff generator in this shocking demo!
Toronto Zoo – meet Toronto Zoo Giant Panda Mascots, Er Shun and Da Mao and learn fun panda facts from A to Z!
CN Tower
Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553m (1,815 ft.) , the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see attraction visited by over 1.5 million people each year. 416-868-6937. www.cntower.ca

Location: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West

Date: August 1, 2013
Location: CN Tower

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

July 9 – August 4, 2013. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 45th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! The Grand Parade will be August 3rd, 2013.

For more details: www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Location: Various Venues

TD – IRIE Music Festival

July 13 – August 5, 2013. The IRIE Music Festival (IRIEFEST) is a multi-day, music and arts festival that will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2013. IRIEFEST will take place in two of Ontario’s largest cities: Toronto and Mississauga and will present artists in the areas of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts. The festival will also include an awards event, a greening initiative and an historic component. IRIEFEST Toronto will take place Nathan Phillips Square, August 2 to 5. IRIEFEST Mississauga will take place on July 13th and 14th at Mississauga Celebration Square.

For more details: www.iriemusicfestival.com

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz



Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

244 Victoria Street, Toronto


Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Visit Mirvish.com for more information.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
Location: Mirvish Productions

Lost in the Memory Place: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.

Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.

For more detais: www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Start: April 6, 2013
End: August 18, 2013

Sunday Serenades

Every Sunday beginning July 7 and running to August 18 – from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – you can dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square in the Sunday Serenades free outdoor concert series. Sunday Serenades features the best of swing, jazz and big-band music. The performance lineup is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/serenades.

Location: Mel Lastman Square — 5100 Yonge Street

Start: July 7, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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NHL Team Fan Days

Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. On 30 selected days this summer, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s captain. Show up wearing the apparel of the scheduled team and receive half price admission and a chance to win prizes including a trip to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic.

Schedule and details at HHOF.com

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place

Start: July 8, 2013
End: August 23, 2013
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Location: Hockey Hall of Fame

The Great Ontario Salmon Derby

July 6 – August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the Toronto Sun, the 17th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including cash, tackle, rods, reels and for the heaviest salmon caught every week – a 2013 Toyota Matrix! The winner of the overall Derby wins an exciting Grand Prize package including a 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, a fishing trip for two and a celebration dinner. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 14, 2013 allowing them to win a further $5,000 in cash prizes.

For more sportshows information, complete tournament rules and to order tickets online, visit www.sportshows.ca.

Start: July 6, 2013
End: August 24, 2013
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Location: The Great Ontario Salmon Derby