Featured Events & Exhibitions

From fun-fueled festivals to fascinating cultural exhibits, there are tons of exciting events happening this August in Toronto.

We’ve selected a handful for this month’s featured events and exhibitions, including the Parapan Am Games and the best Carnival in North America. For a full range of goings on, check out our calendar of Toronto events.


Featured Events

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival

July 7 to August 2.

An exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts. Over nearly fifty years, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.

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Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Parapan Am Games: August 7 to 15

The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games and they’re happening right here in Toronto this summer!

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Pan Am: Catch the Spirit!

July & August.

The excitement of the Games goes beyond the stadiums and pools. Throughout the region fans will gather and celebrate the spirit of Latin America and the Caribbean through music, dance, art and food.

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TD Mosaic Outdoor Festival

August 6 to 15.

The premier South Asian multidisciplinary arts festival of Mississauga celebrates its tenth year. Experience it at Celebration Square next to Square One.

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Krinos Taste of the Danforth!

August 7 to 9.

Greektown hosts the annual Krinos Taste of the Danforth festival. This event brings the delectable cuisine out of local restaurants and into the streets. Listen to Greek bands while getting your fill of authentic souvlaki, stuffed grape leaves, grilled lamb and moussaka.

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Rogers Cup

August 8 to 16.

Organized by Tennis Canada since 1892 and offering over $3 million in prize money, the best female tennis players in the world will be coming to Toronto to compete for the prestigious Rogers Cup trophy, which is the third-oldest title in tennis.

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Featured Exhibitions

Art Gallery of Ontario

Picturing the Americas

Until September 20.

Featuring more than 100 landscapes from across the hemisphere, the connections and continuities of our shared history and land are undeniable: we are connected and yet we are distinct.

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Ontario Science Centre

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Until September 13.

Five years in the making, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition has come to life with myths and experiments that push the boundaries of museum exhibitions farther than they have ever been pushed. It is a true MythBusters creation, where flying airplanes, duct tape canoes and running through phosphorescent rain is par for the course.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano

Now open

Over 200 objects excavated from the ancient site reveal the daily lives – public and private – of the people of Pompeii immediately prior to the great eruption, and the overwhelming toll paid by those who decided to stay.

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Toronto Zoo

Giant Pandas

For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) are exhibited in Canada. See them now at the Zoo!

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TIFF Bell Lightbox

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen

October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016

This major exhibition surveys Warhol’s celebrity obsession and features his personal collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia, as well as early artworks, film and video works, and photographs.

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Aga Khan Museum

Home Ground: Contemporary Art From the Barjeel Art Foundation

July 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016

Pushing boundaries, testing limits: this powerful exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE runs the gamut from photography to installation, sculpture to painting, and more. Experience the work of 12 Arab artists who examine how private life is shaped by current political events.

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Casa Loma: Toronto’s Majestic Castle

Into the Night: Soul in the City & Symphony in the Gardens

Monday & Tuesday Evenings this summer

Experience the perfect summer night on the grounds of North America’s only full-sized castle. Tuesday nights, June 9 to August 25, be enchanted by The Toronto Concert Orchestra at Symphony in the Gardens. And every Monday night in July, catch Sean Jones performing live at the castle during Soul in the City.

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