Featured Events & Exhibitions

Looking for things to do in Toronto? Our Toronto events calendar has you covered. From fun-fueled festivals to fascinating cultural exhibits, there are tons of exciting events happening this July in Toronto.

See the calendar below for this month’s featured events and exhibitions, including the Fringe Festival and Summerlicious. Or check out our full calendar of Toronto events.

Featured Events

Toronto Fringe Festival

July 1 to 12.

Fringe festival-goers measure the quality of the experience not by the script (or absence thereof), but rather, by the pure enthusiasm of the performance. It’s city’s liveliest grassroots theatre festival.

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July 3 to 26.

Enjoy mouth-watering fare offered by some of the city’s finest restaurants with three course, prix-fixe menus for lunch or dinner. Check out several of the over 200 participating restaurants and you can experience an amazing array of culinary excellence. Bon Appetit!

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Queen’s Plate 2015

July 5, 2015.

See what a day at the races looks like in a completely different way! It all happens at the 156th running of the Queen’s Plate July 5, 2015.

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Celebrate Canada Day 2015 in Toronto, Brampton & Mississauga

Canada Day in Toronto

Wednesday, July 1 at Mel Lastman Square

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with a fun-filled evening of live music and dance performances, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music.

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Canada Day in Brampton

Wednesday, July 1 at Chinguacousy Park

See this year’s headliners Walk Off The Earth! Chinguacousy Park hosts a day filled with live music, family activities and of course – fireworks! Come and share your national pride with the community!

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Canada Day in Mississauga

Wednesday, July 1 at Celebration Square

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday in style! Mississauga’s very own DJ Starting From Scratch will keep the party going with a live spin, all day long! With performances by Mississauga’s own Peter Katz, electric violinist Kytami, pop heart throb Scott Helman and headliner, international recording hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall.

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Featured Exhibitions

Art Gallery of Ontario

Picturing the Americas

June 20 to 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

June 5 to 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

Debuting this fall

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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