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July 13, 2014

Festival of India

July 12 – July 13, 2014. Festival of India is an annual South-Asian spiritual festival, that kicks off with an upbeat and colourful parade down Yonge Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto, and continues with two days of celebration at Centre Island. Expected to draw close to 40,000 people!

For more information: www.festivalofindia.ca

Locations: Yonge Street and Toronto’s Centre Island

Waterfront Blues

July 11 – July 13, 2014. Waterfront Blues is a free Blues festival. Select Blues artists appear in a stunning open air setting where music comes alive for three days along Toronto’s dynamic waterfront.

Website: www.waterfrontblues.ca

Location: Woodbine Park

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014
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Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: July 13, 2014

Toronto Triathlon Festival

The TTF is a celebration of the ultimate challenge of human endurance and tenacity.
On Sunday, July 13, 2014, athletes will experience a uniquely urban triathlon on the downtown highways of Canada’s largest city.
The TTF is quickly becoming a “Can’t Miss”, signature event on the North American triathlon circuit.
The triathlon will take you on a memorable journey through Toronto’s unique landscape, as concrete jungles flow effortlessly into picturesque hills and valleys.

Starting at the shores of Lake Ontario, the swimming portion of the triathlon is in the protected water basin of the West Channel of Ontario Place. The cool Lake Ontario breeze will help carry you to your final destination at Coronation Park, where thousands of spectators will cheer you through the finish line chute and successfully across the finish line, where your “Magic Moment” awaits you.

Website: www.torontotriathlonfestival.com

Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival

July 11 – July 13, 2014. Experience the World through Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival.

Various Venues in Brampton, Ontario

Website: www.carabram.org

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014

China Now Presented by Manulife

The inaugural China Now festival, presented by Manulife July 11–13, at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto is an unprecedented exploration of Chinese arts and culture. Guided by the artistic theme of legacy, this multi-disciplinary festival has invited artists from China and around the world to explore China’s artistic traditions and trajectory in the beautiful setting of Toronto’s central waterfront.

China’s artistic legacy is an ongoing interaction between its people, its history and its future. The nation itself is being influenced by the outside world in an unprecedented way while exerting a growing influence outside its borders. Meanwhile, the outside world untangles myths and misconceptions from the country’s reality. China Now helps decode contemporary Chinese art, how it has been shaped and how it is shaping the future.

Join us in Toronto for this diverse immersion in contemporary Chinese arts, culture and food. It’s a three-day festival full of unexpected surprises and delights.

China Now, presented by Manulife, is produced in partnership with Can4Culture and the China International Cultural Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group, supported by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.

Harboufront Centre — 235 Queens Quay West

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014

China Now

Forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. From disparate influences and traditions, to the intersections of people, space and time, the inaugural China Now festival seeks to explore China’s enormous worldwide legacy.

Presented by Manulife Financial, in partnership with Can4Culture and China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group and supported by the Ministry of Culture and People’s Republic of China.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival

July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.

For more information: www.fringetoronto.com

Theatres: Various Venues

Start: July 3, 2014
End: July 14, 2014
Location: Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival

Billy Bishop Goes to War

7:30PM – July 4-5, 8-12, 15-19.

2:00PM – July 5, 12, 19.

Single Tickets: $32 Subscribe from $87.

Through raucous stories, haunting memories and vibrant song, Billy Bishop recounts his life from humble beginnings to fame and glory as Canada’s greatest flying ace. Part musical, part drama, this inspiring and poignant look at a national hero is not to be missed.
Directed by Danny Harvey.

For tickets: www.rosetheatre.ca

Rose Theatre, Brampton — 1 Theatre Lane

Start: July 4, 2014
End: July 19, 2014

Dinosaur Zoo

Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.

Buy a Subscription to the 2014-2015 Main Subscription Season or the 2014-2015 Off-Mirvish Series and purchase Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo before the general public! Get the best seats first!

For tickets: www.mirvish.com/shows/dinosaurzoo

Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

Start: July 8, 2014
End: July 20, 2014