June 23, 2013
Category: Nature and Outdoor Activities
June 21-23, 2013. Franco-Fête is a free event celebrating Canada’s diverse francophone heritage. As the biggest event of its kind in southwestern Ontario, Franco-Fête offers activities in French for all ages, from kids’ events and family-friendly shows to top-billed artists for evening concerts.
For more details: www.franco-fete.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
June 20 – June 23, 2013. The Redpath Waterfront Festival is a unique festival that provides on-water and on-land programming, while positioning and promoting Toronto locally, nationally and internationally as a waterfront destination.
For more details: www.TOwaterfrontfest.com
Location: Toronto’s Waterfront
Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days. Uniting half a
million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, our site being one of them, the festival is the ultimate
destination for music lovers. Make the festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
June 21 – June 29, 2013. An annual, world-class jazz festival, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival showcases more than 1,500 international artists & attracts over 500,000 people. It’s recognized as one of North America’s premier musical events.
For more information: www.torontojazz.com
Location: Various Venues
June 21 – June 30, 2013. Taking place over a week at the end of June, Pride Week 2013 begins with an official launch event and ends with the Pride Parade. The Street Festival takes place over the course of the final weekend.
For more details: www.pridetoronto.com
Location: Downtown Toronto
Garden Tours start June 5 – September 18, 2013. Concerts most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm.
Treat yourself to free, outstanding performances of classical and traditional music from around the world, as
the popular Summer Music in the Garden returns with another superb season. Bench seating is available
but limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don’t forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade
is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Music Garden tours are also available!
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Music Garden
Season 3 starts April 15, 2013
Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?
EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.
Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!
It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s premiere amusement park. It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. There’s Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 125 mph with an 80-degree drop as well as such thrilling rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker.
And for the kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and the new Dinosaurs Alive! Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos. And if you like water park thrills, there’s Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River and enough thrill rides to leave you and your family closer and prunier than ever.
Canada’s Wonderland opens on May 5th.
Open daily May 17th – September 2nd.
Weekends from September 7 to October 27th.
Location: Canada’s Wonderland — 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario
For more information, please visit the Canada’s Wonderland website.
One of the greatest ways to explore the city is walking at street level through Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Guided walking tours are offered for free by ROMwalks every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon from May through October. Tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.
All ROMwalks are free and no reservations are needed, with the exception for ROMwalk Plus walks.
See www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/bus-walks-travel for more details.