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August 23, 2014

Cityfest

Join thousands at the 2nd annual Cityfest Toronto festival at Concord CityPlace.

Saturday, Aug 23 (4 – 10 PM) @ Canoe Landing Park (95 Fort York Blvd).

It will include: 1) Live music with performances by Glenn Morrison, Frank Walker, No Big Deal, Wil Young, Brothers of North, South of Bloor, Red Eye Flights & more of Toronto’s top DJs & local talent;
2) Beer garden & food by Hunters Landing, ArtWalk, Fitness Demos and Classes, Community Organizations, Prizes & More!;
3) Hosted by Second City’s Nigel Downer; and 4) FREE to attend! invite a friend, or two.

RSVP on Facebook (www.facebook.com/events/319614994874635/ ) or follow us on Twitter @cityfesttoronto. Learn more at www.cityfest.ca.

Date: August 23, 2014
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August 22, 2014 – August 24, 2014

TAIWANfest

Taiwan is a country built on the legacy of global traditions and cultures that have marked its shores. Join us for a weekend wander down the path of music, dance, art and food that invigorates the island nation.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 24, 2014
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August 21, 2014 – August 24, 2014

15th AnnualScotiabank BuskerFest

15th AnnualScotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

Announces New and Returning Acts from around the Globe!

AUGUST 21-24, 2014 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood.

Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to present their signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. In partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, they are proud to announce an outstanding roster of international and Canadian acts, both new and returning, for the 15th edition of Toronto’s international street performers festival. Scotiabank BuskerFest runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, from Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park and Yonge-Dundas Square).

An estimated one-and-a-half million spectators attended the festival last year – an astounding success for its first year along the downtown Yonge Street corridor. Organizers are anticipating at least as many this year, as more buskers than ever before – over 120 of the best street performers in over 50 acts from across the country and around the globe – bring their world-class talents to Canada’s most populous city.

Buskers retain proceeds from “the hat” passed after their performances except for shows on the Scotiabank Stage in Yonge-Dundas Square: for the first time ever, each performing act will be doing one performance on this stage over the course of the weekend, and all proceeds will go to Epilepsy Toronto!

 
Start: August 21, 2014
End: August 24, 2014
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August 23, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Toronto Zoo’s Annual Orangutan Awareness Weekend

Conservation Connection Centre, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Did you know? The Toronto Zoo isn’t just the only Zoo in Canada to have Giant pandas but we also have Sumatran orangutans! Check out our special orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and artwork painted by one of our talented orangutans. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered with the wild population experiencing habitat loss of 80% half of that in the last 20 years caused by palm oil cultivation, logging and mining. Join us in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion for a special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00 pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely endangered Sumatran orangutans at home and abroad.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 23, 2014
End: August 24, 2014
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August 26, 2014

Scotiabank presents Summer Cinema @ Fort York

FREE Outdoor Movies – Watch a family favourite at Fort York.

August 26 – The Amazing Spiderman 2.

This summer, Scotiabank is presenting Cinema Under the Stars – a FREE outdoor movie series. On Tuesdays in August, residents of Toronto can watch a family favourite film at Fort York. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit back and relax under the stars. The first 300 people will receive free popcorn and the first 50 Scotiabank SCENE Debit and VISA cardholders to show their cards will receive a VIP seat. Movies being at sunset, so be sure to arrive early to secure a great spot! This is a family friendly event, no alcohol or smoking please.

Fort York — 100 Garrison Road

July 10, 2014 – August 28, 2014

Getting to Know Toronto’s Heritage in Ten Stops

Heritage Toronto brings Toronto’s heritage to life this summer with a simple and delightful walking tour called “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops.”

Passing by some of the city’s most celebrated sites, this tour gives a “big picture” overview of Toronto’s history. It visits a number of Toronto landmarks and shares inspiring stories of the people who built the city. The tour also introduces citizens and tourists to key moments of innovation and creativity that have shaped Toronto, from the people who, over 10,000 years ago, left footprints in the clay under Toronto Bay, to the rise of the city’s Financial District, to the story of stunning homegrown scientific breakthroughs that shaped our modern world.

The “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops” tours run every Thursday at 6:30pm from July 10 to August 28.

Cost is $20 per person and proceeds go directly toward the charitable agency of the City’s programming, which focuses on helping people appreciate Toronto’s rich natural, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage.

Pre-registration and pre-payment at www.heritagetoronto.org/creatingtoronto is required to secure a guaranteed spot.

The 2014 Heritage Toronto Tours season, which is in its 20th year, officially ends on October 26. Click here heritagetoronto.org/tours/ for a digital version of this season’s Heritage Toronto Tours brochure which lists all tour dates, times and descriptions.

Heritage Toronto thanks Tours Sponsor TD Bank Group for making this program possible.

Heritage Toronto is a charitable arms-length agency of the City of Toronto established in 1949 to promote a greater appreciation for the city’s rich architectural, cultural, archaeological and natural heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto provides city-wide programs and services.

 
Start: July 10, 2014
End: August 28, 2014
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July 3, 2014 – August 29, 2014

Play The Parks

Play the Parks is back for its second season! Everyone is invited to come join us at Trinity Square Park and College Park for FREE lunch time concerts featuring upcoming indie artists and different fitness classes that will get you moving! Soak in the summer sun and get re-energized!

Grab your lunch from your favourite Downtown Yonge BIA restaurants or food court, lounge on the colourful Adirondack chairs and listen to amazing performers. Performances every Thursday and Friday at noon throughout July and August. (With special performances during Pride week, see schedule below).

For details: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/ and www.downtownyonge.com/events/play_the_parks_with_pride.html

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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August 29, 2014

Luau Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 29th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Luau Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Your summer luau aboard the Showboat includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet style dinner infused with a Hawaiian twist. Dance (or hula!) the night away with our DJ 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=939

June 27, 2014 – August 29, 2014

Frozen Fridays at the Toronto Zoo!

Join us as the grizzlies, African penguins, polar bears and Sumatran tigers receive a special frozen treat every Friday this summer. Keepers will be on hand to meet with our visitors and answer questions about the importance of these four animals, how the zoo is helping to save and protect them and why the Toronto Zoo offers our animals frozen treats as part of our Enrichment Program. Each session is approximately 20 minutes in length and free with admission.

Grizzlies – Canadian Domain 1:00pm to 1:20pm

African penguins – African Savanna 12:30pm to 12:50pm

Polar bears – Tundra Trek 3:00pm to 3:20pm

Sumatran tigers – Indo-Malaya 2:30pm to 2:50pm

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo – 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: June 27, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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July 4, 2014 – August 29, 2014

Friday Night Spotlight

July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7PM

They’re local, they’re awesome and they’re ready to turn your Friday nights upside down. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, meet a few friends and have a good time with some top notch talent!

Marc Joseph Band – July 4, 2014

Jason Wilson Band – July 11, 2014

Atom and the Volumes – July 18, 2014

Krista Earle – July 25, 2014

The Shakedown – August 1, 2014

Black Lady Soul – August 8, 2014

Unbuttoned – August 15, 2014

Stuck on Planet Earth – August 22, 2014

The Claytones – August 29, 2014

*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.

Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton

 
Start: July 4, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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