Festivals, Events Calendar
Explore Toronto events that are on now and coming up
| Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Toronto's largest annual fair, and always a great concert lineup of big ticket bands and
With a huge midway to get lost in, tons of amusement rides, ferris wheels, roller coasters and all
the candy cotton you can shake a stick at, the CNE (known simply as the 'Ex"
to Torontonians) is an annual tradition for locals and tourists alike.
Combine your trip to the CNE fair with a visit to Ontario Place, which is
located directly beside the CNE fairgrounds. Ontario Place is open all summer and has indoor and
outdoor activities geared towards kids. Get wet with a wild water coaster, bumberboats, or stay dry
and check out indoor exhibitions and events. Also, keep an eye to the sky for the Canadian
International Air Show on Sept 3 - Sept 5, 2016
The 62nd annual Canadian International Air
Show (CIAS) takes over the CNE skies Labour Day Weekend for another
The Canadian National Exhibition is located near the heart of downtown Toronto on the shore of
| Bloor West Village Ukrainian
North America's largest Ukrainian street party is held every summer in Toronto's Bloor
Enjoy fabulous Ukrainian food, traditional music, dance and crafts. A
parade makes its way through the streets with colourful floats, marching bands and costumes. The
festival showcases Ukrainian culture and shows how it has become part of the fabric that is
The Bloor Street West Ukrainian Festival takes place right on Bloor
Street West, between Jane and Runnymede. September 16 - 18, 2016
| Toronto International Film Festival
The famous festival that brings hundreds of films and their creators to Toronto every year.
Toronto International Film Festival is the most successful public film festival in the world.
All World premieres, galas and parties comprise this illustrious event where stars, directors and
industry honchos make the rounds. If you are a cinephile or just love to experience new and
innovative films, the Festival is the place for you to be.
Now located in the Entertainment District, the event draws a half-million
attendees to screen over 300 films from more than 60 countries, along with panel discussions and
workshops. September 8-18, 2016
The Caribana Parade is the largest Caribbean Festival event in
North America and this year it will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday July 30th. This
event is made up of a series of Bands that compete for best costumes in this annual parade.
The Caribana Parade consists of over a million participants including steel
pan bands, live soca, calypso, reggae and salsa performers as well as elaborate masqueraders in
Yonge/Dundas Square , Toronto, July 28 - July 31, 2016
June 24 - July 3, 2016 the second-biggest gay pride
celebration in the world, attracting almost one million people and including a huge
procession through the city
The annual Pride Parade will be held on Sunday
July 3 2016, starting at 2pm at Bloor & Church. It then heads west to
Yonge Street, south to Gerrard Street, and east back to Church
Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st across the country.
July, celebrations take place at the Harborfront Center, where thousands of
people congregate to celebrate the country's birthday.
The day culminates in an impressive fireworks display.
Canada Day 2016, July 1st (Friday)
Many young artists will be featured at this years festival, July
2 -24, 2016.
This annual festival is expected to attract more than 500,000
Toronto Downtown Jazz has come to be recognized as
one of North America's premier jazz festival producers and has
attracted some of the big names.
We are especially exited about the programing for the Youth and New
Generation Stages at Woodbine
Adjacent to Kew Gardens and
Soak in the sun or have a seat in the shade, under an umbrella, in one of our beer gardens, located
stage side in Woodbine Park and in Kew
July 2 - 24, 2016 - Three
The parade starts on Sunday
November 20, 2016 at Bloor and Christie St's and go east on Bloor to Avenue Rd., then
south and around Queen's Park, continuing down University Ave to Dundas
It then goes east to Yonge St,
and south on Yonge to Front St., where it continues east on Front St. to ends at Church St.
by St. Lawrence
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