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September 2, 2013

Category: Nature and Outdoor Activities

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

Set your temperature soaring! A fiery palette of hot and spicy food, music, dance and the always-popular Iron Chef Competition.

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 30, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Canadian National Exhibition

August 16 – September 2, 2013. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a unique variety of experiences. Highlights include the President’s Choice Superdogs, international exhibits & shopping, shows and concerts, agricultural exhibits, Kids’ World, live entertainment, parades, a Casino, a three-day air show and more. Let’s Go To The EX!

For more details: www.TheEx.com

Location: Exhibition Place

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Start: August 16, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

African Arts and Culture Festival

African Savanna, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer our visitors an experience of African Culture in our own African Savanna. Visit one of the many artist booths and taken home and article of authenticity, including handcrafted wooden masks, soapstone and ebony carvings, hand-woven textiles, painted candles, traditional African musical instruments and more! FREE with admission!

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: June 29, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

The Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town

Tuesdays to Saturdays (and holiday Sundays) until September 1st; Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 2nd
This tour will be departing from the office of our partner, Segway of Ontario, located at 30 Gristmill Lane in The Distillery Historic District.

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Stroll along the haunted cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and the St. Lawrence Market area by lantern light. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city.

Buy tickets here: www.attractionscanada.com/HauntedWalks-Toronto/ShowCalendar.asp

 
Start: August 20, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Haunted Walk of Toronto

Toronto’s Haunted Walk

Daily until September 1st; Tuesdays to Saturdays beginning September 2nd.

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto’s ghost stories and darker history. Hear of the city’s haunted theaters, public hangings and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. You will never look at the city the same again. This tour will be departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street.

Buy tickets here: www.attractionscanada.com/HauntedWalks-Toronto/ShowCalendar.asp

 
Start: August 20, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Haunted Walk of Toronto

Help The Toronto Zoo Celebrate Da Mao’s 5th “Bear”thday!

Da Mao, our male giant panda, is turning 5 years old and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us for panda birthday activities in the Wildlife Marquee tent located in the Discovery Zone. The birthday fun takes place daily from 10am to 4pm and is FREE with admission.

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 31, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS

From June 28 – September 6, Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS, free concerts every Friday night from 8-10pm. Toronto’s biggest patio will be the hot spot to cool down with performances by in demand cover-band Dwayne Gretzky, indie darlings Plants and Animals, and Toronto hip hop sensation Cadence Weapon.

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

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

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Start: June 28, 2013
End: September 6, 2013
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Summer Music in the Garden

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

 
Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 18, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Dancing on the Pier

Dancing on the Pier steps into the new wave of social interaction through dance by the water, exploring
culturally hot dance trends and movements from across the globe that will heat up the Harbourfront Centre
site and its surroundings. This dance series encourages all ages to move to the contagious rhythms
celebrated within the summer season lineup. The waterfront will be filled with sizzling flavours, movement
and music from the best live bands, social dance clubs and instructors. This is your chance to dance by the
pier of the waterfront throughout the entire summer season.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: June 27, 2013
End: September 19, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre presents Dancing on the Pier

Harbourfront Centre swings into its third year of Dancing on the Pier and transforms the waterfront into an outdoor dance floor featuring the city’s best live bands, social dance clubs and instructors. Explore the latest cultural dance movements and trends from across the globe every Thursday from June 27 through to September 19 – all free!

Say goodbye to your two left feet and learn to move to the rhythm and sounds provided by the Toronto All-Star Big Band and The Ricardo Barboza Band.
The Toronto All-Star Big Band brings back the style and sounds of the roaring ’30s – the golden age of the big band sound, while The Ricardo Barboza Band serves up salsa at its finest! The public is invited to dance the night away at our theme nights, from “Swinging the Rhythm Dancing the Blues,” to “Toronto All-Star Big Band goes Latin” to “Hot Harmony Groups,” featuring the vocal styles of doo-wop and Motown.

Whether coming alone, with friends or with family, Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre is sure to get any crowd off their feet and onto the dance floor! While you’re down here dancing the night away, drop by Lakeside Local Patio, formerly known as Splash, to get some great food. Also checkout Lakeside Local Bar & Grill, located next to the The Natrel® Pond.

For additional information and complete 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 27, 2013
End: September 19, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre