Summer Outside

Yorkville Murals
Yorkville Murals Celebrates Free Public Art

Yorkville Murals transforms the famous upscale downtown neighbourhood into a huge canvas during this free outdoor festival. In association with the Bloor-Yorkville BIA and ArtworxTO, it celebrates contemporary muralism and public art. It also includes cultural activations such as artist installations, speaker panels, and movie screenings. Yorkville is already a fantastic
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National Ballet Harbourfront Centre
National Ballet of Canada Performs Free at Harbourfront Centre

The National Ballet of Canada’s “Sharing the Stage” series returns to Harbourfront Centre, with free outdoor performances as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations. Guest companies, based in the Toronto dance community and representing a wide range of styles, share the stage with dancers from the National Ballet
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OpenStreetsTO Hits the Downtown Streets

OpenStreetsTO briefly closes parts of Bloor and Yonge Streets, for a short time only, opening them for fun, safe and free recreational activities! This is a free program that supports recreation, healthy living and community engagement in the heart of Toronto! Activity Hubs: Bloor & Christie Bloor & Bathurst Bloor
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Shadowland Theatre
Shadowland Theatre Presents “Mother Tree”

Shadowland Theatre returns to Toronto’s parks this summer with the free theatrical presentation “Mother Tree”, about hard-working mushrooms and a hero who help a community hold onto their roots. It’s a spectacular show where music and puppets really do grow on trees! Before the show, join the troupe for Indigenous teachings
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Halal Ribfest
Halal Ribfest Embraces Toronto’s Culinary Diversity

Torontonians will be able to celebrate North America’s first-ever Halal Ribfest this summer, a tasty celebration of the multicultural diversity that makes the GTA unique. This debut annual event is Canada’s largest Halal Barbeque and Fast Food Truck Festival, and also includes a kids zone and car show featuring a
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Terra Lumina Toronto Zoo
Terra Lumina Illuminates the Toronto Zoo

Terra Lumina is back at the Toronto Zoo this year! Described as “an enchanted night walk into a bright future”, this is a family-friendly multi-media visual immersive experience where you are transported through a portal of light to the year 2099. It takes you on a story journey in the
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Afro Carib Fest
Afro Carib Fest Promotes Cultural Arts in the GTA

Join the 11th annual Afro Carib Fest for a free fun-filled weekend for the entire family, including live music and dance performances from local and international artists and a cultural parade. Enjoy drum and dance lessons, kids zone, dance competitions, raffle draws and much more. This festival is presented by
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Wheels on the Danforth
Wheels on the Danforth Rolls Back into Town

Wheels on the Danforth, presented by the Crossroads of the Danforth BIA located in Toronto’s East End, has become one of Toronto’s most anticipated community street festivals. The car show includes hundreds of classic cars, such as hot rods, muscle cars, tuners, movie cars, race cars and exotics. Plus, you’ll
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Sunflower Farms Ontario
Guide to Sunflower Farms in Southern Ontario

It’s sunflower season and these huge picturesque flowers are springing up all over the place! Now you can book time to wander through farm fields and feel at one with nature. And, of course, take plenty of selfies! Many farms also include family activities, and produce and flower markets. So,
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Dusk Dances
Dusk Dances Brings Dance to Withrow Park

Dusk Dances is thrilled to be returning to Withrow Park in Toronto after two pandemic years. This long-standing outdoor dance festival brings dance to public parks as dusk descends. This year, host Fly Lady Di leads the audience to four dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park.
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