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Embrace Summer Toronto!

IMG_3588WithSKyTorontonians take to the outdoors come June and July to enjoy the longest, sunniest days of the year. To make the most of these long days and evenings, there are endless outdoor events, concerts and celebrations to choose from. Get out, experience and enjoy the rich city we live in. Here are some things you could do:

Celebrations & Culture:

  • PRIDE Toronto Festival & Parade – June 24-July 3
    10 days of pride celebrations including a street festival and the parade on July 3. pridetoronto.com
  • Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks – July 1
    Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with live music, dance performances and family activities throughout the city. Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay. toronto.ca
  • Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival – July 5-August 1
    The largest Caribbean cultural festival of its kind in North America. torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Festivals:

  • Yonge-Dundas Square – Summer Long
    Free concerts, films, events and Wi-Fi every weekend through out the summer months. ydsquare.ca
  • Luminato Festival – June 10-26
    Theatres, parks and public spaces create a home for artists to play, share and create at the Hearn Generating Station. luminatorfestival.com
  • Redpath Waterfront Festival – Toronto July 1-3
    Two kilometres along the Toronto waterfront, enjoy music, buskers, the Royal Navy, artisan market, food and the tall ships! towaterfrontfest.com

Food & Drink:

  • Toronto’s Festival of Beer – July 22-24
    Celebrating Canada’s rich brewing history with over 120 brands around the world and many Ontario craft brewers at Exhibition Place. beerfestival.ca
  • Taste of Toronto – June 23-26
    Fort York is transformed into a wonderland of food, drink and entertainment with over 70 producers of the finest food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market. tasteoftoronto.com

Music:

  • TD Toronto Jazz Festival – June 24-July 3
    Over 40 locations, the festival features the world’s greatest jazz musicians from the most intimate of venues to large concert halls. torontojazz.com
  • Digital Dreams Festival – July 2-3
    Today’s top digital musicians set against the backgdrop of Toronto’s skyline. digitaldreamsfestival.ca
  • Beaches International Jazz Festival – July 2-24
    This celebration of music features a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages plus enticing gourmet food trucks all in Woodbine Park. beachesjazz.com

Sports:

  • Honda Indy Toronto – July 15-17
    Among the most respected motorsports events in North America with the fastest racing series, celebrity athletes and live entertainment. hondaindytoronto.com
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Summer Long
    Enjoy the excitement at Rogers Centre and cheer for the reining A.L. East Champs! torontobluejays.com
  • Toronto FC  – Summer Long
    Toronto’s professional Major League Soccer club at the newly expanded BMO Field. torontofc.ca