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August 3, 2014 – August 4, 2014


August 3 – August 4, 2014. – Action packed from start to finish JAMBANA™ is a one of a kind festival that is fun for the whole family demonstrating the rhythms, tastes and flavors of Canadians of African, Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.

For more information, please see website: www.jambana.com

Location: Markham Fair Grounds — 10801 McCowan Road

Start: August 3, 2014
End: August 4, 2014
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Location: Jambana

August 8, 2014

Retro Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 8th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Retro Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Join us August 8th aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Showboat for the Retro Dinner Cruise! Your throwback evening includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet-style dinner prepared fresh by our chef. Dance the night away while our DJ spins retro tracks and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=938

August 9, 2014

Etsy Roadtrip

August 9, 11am – 7pm, Trinity Square

A celebration of cool handmade treasures, local music, food, and community, the Etsy Roadtrip makes a stop in the Distillery District – the perfect place to make new discoveries! Featuring performances by the Taylor Knox Band and pop-up shops by Etsy sellers, it’s a great chance to meet your favourite makers in person, groove to some tunes, and nosh on some tasty treats!

For more information please visit: etsyroadtrip.tumblr.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

Date: August 9, 2014
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August 8, 2014 – August 10, 2014

Krinos Taste of the Danforth

August 8 – 10, 2014. Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Krinos is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination. Greektown Taste of The Danforth sponsored by Krinos Kicks off its 20th Year!

Website: www.tasteofthedanforth.com

Location: Danforth Avenue (East of Broadview Avenue)

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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August 8, 2014 – August 10, 2014

Expressions of Brazil

Explore South America’s biggest country over a three-day festival featuring a kaleidoscope of arts, cultural and culinary events.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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August 9, 2014 – August 10, 2014

3rd annual Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival

Steam Whistle Brewing for the third year hosts the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival in their own backyard for what Toronto Life Magazine named as one of the top 5 beer festivals to attend in Toronto. The independent craft brewer will transform Roundhouse Park into a great outdoor festival where long-time beer fans and those newly discovering the craft beer movement can sample & savour offerings from local producers. From 12noon to 7pm the weekend of August 9th-10th, attendees will be able to pair flavourful ales, crisp lagers, seasonal and experimental beers with fare from gourmet food trucks, all within a park setting while local indie bands entertain.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with such positive feedback about the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival that we’ve made it bigger and better to showcase even more local craft beer talent without losing the original vibe of the festival,” explains Tim McLaughlin, Steam Whistle Brand Manager and festival organizer. “Our goal is to create a relaxed atmosphere for beer exploration and education. It’s just such a great event combining good people, good eats and great beer.”

The festival, which continues to grow in popularity, expands this year both in space and in attractions. This year patrons can expect more beer varieties with 20 different craft brewers, showcasing the re-emergence of craft beer and a greater diversity of crowd pleasing food trucks. New editions to the craft beer roaster include Railway City Brewing, Highlander Brew Co. and Side Launch Brewing to name a few. The festival setup provides plenty of room to linger and learn from Ontario Craft Brewers.

Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest website: www.craftbeerfest.ca

Twitter hash tag: #RHCBF

The festival showcases beers from the association of Ontario Craft Brewers, who have a passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted beers are hallmarks of their Brewing Philosophy & Standards. www.ontariocraftbrewers.com

The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will benefit the Toronto Rail Heritage Museum in the adjacent Roundhouse Park, just outside the doors of host, Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto. Phone (416) 362-2337 ext 246.

Sampling glasses can be purchased in advance for $20 at www.craftbeerfest.ca or for $25 at the door. Beer will only be served in the official glasses with beer sampling tickets costing $1 (glasses can be re-used on the 2nd day of the festival). Food can be purchased with cash. This is an Age of Majority event.

Start: August 9, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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August 12, 2014

Surf, Turf, & Sail

Foodies on Foot and Gone Sailing Adventures have teamed up to bring you Toronto’s best private sailing experience and foodie feast. We promise not to go all Gilligan’s Island on this 3+ hour tour. Join us for 2 distinct foodie adventures as we view the city in a way seldom seen by most, on a private yacht.

On August 12, join us for an interactive experience as you learn to sail, or, if you prefer, to just sit back and go for the ride. We depart at 7:00 PM and return around 10:00 PM. You can do as much, or as little, as you like, as Captain Howie takes you through a sailing 101 and you learn what it takes to sail a private yacht. After we learn to sail, we will set anchor and indulge in a delicious feast curated by yours truly, featuring some of our favourite food in Toronto.

Join us on this delicious foodie experience. Tickets are $125 plus HST for the Learn to Sail and $150 plus HST for the Full Moon Cruise, and, include sailing on a private yacht (maximum 12 people), a sailing lesson, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Link: foodiesonfoot.ca/torontosailingdiningexperience/

Date: August 12, 2014
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August 15, 2014 – August 16, 2014

Mosaic – South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga

August 15 – 16, 2014. South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga. Traditional and contemporary art, culture and cuisine from South Asia at Mississauga’s City Centre. Free admission and parking.

Website: www.mosaicfest.com

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Start: August 15, 2014
End: August 16, 2014
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August 15, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

This year’s festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. Enjoy a range of culinary delicacies, as well as hot rhythms and spicy grooves from the past and present.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: August 15, 2014
End: August 17, 2014

August 23, 2014

Au Revoir Summer Dînner

Join CityLine personality and Winery Chef, Jason Parsons, as he and Peller Estates’ very own French Sous Chef, Helene Belanger, create a delectable, French-inspired four course tasting menu. Begin your evening by indulging in Icewine Martinis and freshly shucked oysters. Chef and Helene will tease your taste buds with an amazing dining experience, finishing off with an assortment of handmade truffles and pastries.
Bon Appétit!

$125 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. $115 per person plus taxes and gratuities for Wine Club Members. To reserve, book now or please call us at 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2.

Time: 6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner

Price: $125 per person

Please visit our website: www.peller.com

Location: Peller Estates Winery Restaurant — 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Date: August 23, 2014