Events in Toronto – July 21 to 23, 2017

Activities & Events in Toronto: Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2017

A weekly digest of What’s on in Toronto this weekend: Activities, Exhibitions, Live Music, Live Theatre & Performances, Sports  and Festivals in Toronto. Few GTA events are also listed.

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I. Live Music & Concerts

Upcoming Concerts in Toronto

1. Toronto Summer Music Festival

Toronto Summer Music Festival brings outstanding classical music experiences to the city in the summer with a program featuring renowned Canadian and international artists in 26 mainstage concerts, plus masterclasses, free outreach concerts, lectures, and workshops. Details

2. Open Roof Festival

Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF), celebrating indie film and music, returns for its eighth season, with screenings every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established Open Roof Festival’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot.  Details

3. Beaches International Jazz Festival

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more.   Details

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4. Northern Passages

Join this arctic-bound adventure to hear the sounds of throat singers, folk musicians, and storytellers, and see films from across Canada’s vast regions of the North.  Details


For live music at nightclubs, see under Nightlife/Food Events & Festivals

II. Live Theatre & Related Events

Performing Arts Events

Performing Arts & Theatre in July


Events this week include

  1. Shakespeare in High Park @ High Park Amphitheatre
  2. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical @ Ed Mirvish Theatre
  3. Guild Festival Theatre presents “She Stoops to Conquer” @ Guildwood Greek Theatre
  4. Othello – Bard’s Bus Tour 2017 @ various Venues, Southern Ontario
  5. Flooded – a show and sail around the Toronto Islands The Pirate Life Boat
  6. Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ Sony Centre

and more!

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2. Odysseo by Cavalia

Cavalia, seen by over 4 million people across north America, Europe and Oceania since its 2003 debut, celebrates the relationship between humans and horses by recounting the evolution of this bond throughout history.The four-legged stars play and perform with freedom, in a magical relationship with their human counterparts. A liberty act, in which purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer, and a caravan act that comprises people and horses too numerous to count, are amongst the many breathtaking scenes that will leave every spectator captivated. Deploying their extraordinary talents, the acrobats present a mix of force and sensitivity, interacting with the audience, while the live musicians and vocalist immerse spectators of all ages in a beautiful sensory experience. Details

III. Sports

1. North American Indigenous Games

The North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America.
The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Cultural Festival will feature a week-long celebration of Indigenous heritage, achievement and the distinct cultural fabric of the Province of Ontario. Join the celebration of the unifying power of sport and culture through 2 Cultural Festival locations featuring Indigenous cuisine, artisans, and nightly entertainment. Details

2. Toronto FC

vs. Colorado Rapids

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 07:00 PM

3. Toronto Triatholon Festival

 The triathlon will take you on a memorable journey through Toronto’s unique landscape, as concrete jungles flow effortlessly into picturesque hills and valleys. Whether you are an Olympian, weekend warrior or someone looking to add a challenging event to your bucket list, the TTF is an event that will test your spirit and reward you immeasurably at the finish line. Details

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

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1. Healthy Parks, Healthy People


Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!!  Details

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2. Festival of South Asia

Known at the city’s prime “Little India”, the festival promises to spice up your senses with sumptuous cuisines from close to 30 member restaurants, as well as providing unbelievable bargains at every store along festival sit (from clothing, grocery, appliances, hair and beauty). Plus, with cultural entertainment taking to the streets and on a live main stage, you will not only be entertained, but truly immersed in South Asian culture!  Details

3. Junior Carnival

Come out and see the future of Carnival! Join the young producers, performers, and presenters as they put their imprint on the Festival. Details

4. OSSFEST 2017

start the day off with the OSSCRIT international urban bike race, then enjoy two live music stages, a silkscreen workshop, basketball training, a fun-filled kid zone, giveaways and exclusive access to experiences you wouldn’t get anywhere else in Toronto. Details

5. BIG on Bloor Festival

Street celebration of local arts and culture with live performances, specially commissioned hands-on cultural projects as kids’ activities, new initiatives, including BIG Murals and BIG X, food vendors and two days of music on three stages; Nitty Scott MC, Phedre, SlowPitchSound, Maylee Todd, to name a few, along with artists selected by Finn & Wolf and Justin Schwab (Holy Oak). Details

6. Toronto International Brazilfest

The rhythms of Brazil will be expressed and celebrated with the help of a diverse and high quality team of performers and bands. This event offers the experience of a truly authentic Brazilian festival right in your own back yard. Details

7. Carousel of Nations

Bring the whole family to the Carousel of Nations Multicultural Festival! Now in its 18th year, the event celebrates cultural diversity and promotes social cohesion within Halton Region. Details

8. Wooden Boat Festival

Enjoy the Annual Wooden Boat Festival – boat and vendors display, children’s games and more!  Details

9. The Main Street Unionville Exotic Car Show

Exotic cars will line the street for car enthusiasts to come and see. Along with the cars, there will be a few vendors, a DJ plus music at the Millennium Bandstand. Details

10. BollywoodMonster Mashup

The 7th annual BollywoodMonster Mashup is a sensational showcase of world-class musicians, dancers, and cultural fusion acts. Enjoyed by the entire family, BollywoodMonster Mashup entertains old and young alike with our BollywoodMonster Concert, Family Day, KidZone and Finale, all for FREE!  Details

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12. Youth Day

YDTO is a FREE annual festival celebrating the positive achievements of young people showcasing their MUSIC, DANCE, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION & FILM. Details

13. Summerlicious

The 15th annual city-wide culinary event welcomes 22 new restaurants this year, including Cactus Club Cafe, Maple Leaf Tavern, Jamie’s Italian (Yorkdale), Mochica, Ricarda’s and TOCA (The Ritz-Carlton).  Details

14. St. Lawrence Market Summer Series

Join our local Market merchants on the patio along with Toronto’s finest chefs, musicians and artists in a true feast for the senses. Explore inspired offerings from the city’s most talented creators, and experience a true Toronto landmark as you’ve never seen it before.  Details

15. Toronto Burlesque Festival

We invite you to immerse yourself in our seductive world. Come learn the tricks of our trade and tease with the best teachers at our Burlesque University. Witness the mindblowing performances of such world-renowned artists and headliners!  Details

16. The Rosé Picnic

We’ll be pouring everyone’s favourite pink drink, both sparkling and still as well as a variety of other summer beverages.  Details

17. Wine & Food Festival

Take part in art demos and do it yourself mini workshops, browse through artist studios and take in their beautiful works of art, all while tantalizing your tastebuds with gourmet food tastings and samples from wine, beer and cider partners in the region.  Details

18. Rebel Afternoons Tea & Matinee

Journey back to the 1830s. Currents of discontent and rebellion are sweeping through the concession roads, farms and inns of Upper Canada. Join rebel leader David Gibson, recreated by master storyteller Bruce Carmody, as he expounds on the ideas and issues fueling the reformers. Historic rebellious refreshments will be served in the atmosphere of the Gibson family’s 1851 historic house.  Details

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