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July 16, 2013

Category: Nature and Outdoor Activities

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

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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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

YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS

From June 25 – August 27, YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS, free outdoor screenings of classic cult films, at sunset, every Tuesday. Films include the hilarious “Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” the beyond-quirky “Napoleon Dynamite,” and all time cult classic, “The Godfather.”

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

YDS-City Cinema
Start: June 25, 2013
End: August 27, 2013
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Location: Yonge-Dundas Square

Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario

Tasty Thursdays

The Tasty Thursdays series at Nathan Phillips Square starts July 11 and will run weekly to August 29 – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can buy delectable international dishes served by participating restaurants for $7 or less while enjoying free noon-hour concerts featuring world music acts based in Toronto. The complete performance schedule and vendor list is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/thursdays.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West

 
Start: July 11, 2013
End: August 29, 2013
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DJ Deep Fried Fridays

Every Friday night, Harbourfront Centre brings you the hottest DJs in town spinning on the Redpath Stage,
with a side of your favorite fried gourmet cuisine. Visit the World Café for your weekly deep fried food treat.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: June 28, 2013
End: August 30, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

DJ Deep Fried Fridays

Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier! Deep-fried goodness and sizzling tunes take over Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s newest summer-long experience – DJ Deep Fried Fridays, from June 28 through to August 30 at 7 p.m.
Gather friends, pack up the kids and head down to Harbourfront Centre for an outdoor showcase that explores the tastes and sounds that reflect distant lands and local terrains.

DJ Deep Fried Fridays kicks off with Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, June 28. Tasty potato swirls are available for purchase at World Café while listening to the amazing sounds of Dr. Jay de Soca Prince on the Redpath Stage. Throughout the summer, an array of music genres will be paired with tasty exotic treats such as Latin music with chifles (fried plantain chips), electronic beats with beavertails, reggae with festivals (a popular Jamaican fried dough), Korean pop music with samosas, and so much more.

At every DJ Deep Fried Friday, come experience the combination of food and music that reflect Harbourfront Centre’s cultural discourse every weekend throughout the summer season.

For additional information and event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere.

 
Start: June 28, 2013
End: August 30, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Picnic In Our Spectacular Gardens!

During your visit, take a break and enjoy a lovely picnic on the enchanted grounds of Casa Loma. We’ll do the work; you just pick up your basket, spread out the blanket, and relax in the sunshine.
Picnic Basket for Two: $25.50 (taxes included). Available Wednesday to Sunday.

Click here: tinyurl.com/paxsw3e for more information and menu.

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Casa Loma
Start: July 3, 2013
End: August 31, 2013
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Location: Casa Loma