Things to Do in Toronto this August

Things to Do in Toronto in August: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Toronto during the month of August 2020.

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Stroll for Liver
30 Aug

Wherever You are are

August 30, 2020

1-844-316-6990

Free

Every year, hundreds of Canadians rally together and join the Stroll for Liver. We do this to help raise awareness and vital funds to propel life-changing research ...  »

100 Years of Fashion en Plein Air
22 Aug

Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

August 22, 2020

$0.00 - $0.00

Enjoy a summer afternoon of couture, cookies, and pink lemonade in the Campbell House Museum gardens. Step back in time and engage with models strolling the garden ...  »

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show
21 Aug

Fort York National Historic Site, Fort York Boulevard, Toronto

August 21, 2020 To August 30, 2020

Free, Tickets Required

TOPS will present a special 10-night programme at Fort York to celebrate our tenth summer season of communal outdoor cinema programming across the city of Toronto. Ten ...  »

Soca or Die! Drive-in
21 Aug

City View Drive-in, 20 Polson Street, Toronto

August 21, 2020

$90 - $450 +charges

Appearing live on stage: Kerwin Du Bois, Miguel Maestre & Live Band, Dr Jay De Soca Prince.   »

On the Road with Cat & Nat
17 Aug

CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson Street, Toronto

August 17, 2020

$65 - $750

CityView Drive-In presents: CAT & NAT! With seven kids between the two of them, Cat & Nat know just how lonely and isolating motherhood can be. So, ...  »

Street Eats - Outdoor Food Festival
15 Aug

Scarborough Town Centre, Borough Drive, Scarborough

August 15, 2020 To September 27, 2020

Cost of Food

Special series of Street Eats Market events at Scarborough Town Centre. There’s also an Artisan Alley featuring some of the top trending makers of 2020. FREE admission ...  »

Terra Lumina
14 Aug

Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto

August 14, 2020 To September 6, 2020

416-392-5929

$24.99 to $29.99

Get ready for a mindblowing experience this winter in Scarborough.Enjoy an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Terra ...  »

The Sunflower Experience
14 Aug

Pingle's Farm Market, 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton

August 14, 2020 To August 23, 2020

$10 to $25

Pingle’s has planted a field of sunflowers! This is our first time growing sunflowers, and the first time something like this has been done in the ...  »

The Reklaws
13 Aug

OLG Play Stage, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto

August 13, 2020

$50 - $100

The Reklaws are a Canadian country music duo from North Dumfries, Ontario, formed in 2012. The duo consists of siblings Stuart and Jenna Walker. Their EP Feels Like ...  »

The Leslieville Flea
09 Aug

Ashridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East, Toronto

August 9, 2020

Free

The Leslieville Flea is back in person this summer at Ashbridge Estate; July 19, August 9th and September 13th! Don’t miss the season opener July 19th with ...  »

Vegandale Festival Presents Poolside Summer Series
08 Aug

Grand Bizarre Beachclub Restaurant, 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada

August 8, 2020 To August 30, 2020

Experience the first-ever socially distanced, fully vegan brunch and supper series at the city’s largest poolside patio. Experience a seated socially distanced brunch and supper with ...  »

CRASH 4K FREE DRIVE-IN PREMIERE
08 Aug

The Docks Drive-In, 176 Cherry Street, Toronto

August 8, 2020

Free

CRASH will open in select theatres in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal on August 14th On August 8th, we are excited to invite audiences to watch David Cronenberg’...  »

Craft Mini-Market at Campbell House
08 Aug

Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto

August 8, 2020 To August 15, 2020

Free Admission to market

Campbell House is excited to present two Craft Mini Markets on August 8 and 15. Shop locally at socially distanced vendor tables, enjoy light refreshments in the garden, and ...  »

A Tribe Called Red
06 Aug

CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson Street, Toronto

August 6, 2020

$120 - $510

Join for drive-in concert by A Tribe Called Red. CityView Drive-In is an entirely contactless experience designed to host 200+ vehicles, where guests can enjoy live entertainment from ...  »

Toronto Shines: Ontario Place Popup Drive-In
06 Aug

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

August 6, 2020 To August 8, 2020

4163149900

$89.95 & up

Get Out! Popup Drive-In featuring great comedy, live music and feature films! Toronto Shines presents the best in live entertainment and current and classic films in a ...  »

Movie Night at CF Sherway Gardens
06 Aug

CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke

August 6, 2020 To August 15, 2020

$10+charges

As part of the City of Toronto DriveInTO program, the parking lot at CF Sherway Gardens will transform into an outdoor movie theatre in the west end ...  »

Toronto Zoo Corpse Flower Viewing
06 Aug

Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto

August 6, 2020 To August 9, 2020

Regular Admission

What’s that smell? For the second time at the Toronto Zoo, our corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanum) officially named “Vincent Van Gross” is projected to bloom this ...  »

Fleurs de Villes Floral Trail
05 Aug

Various Venues, Bloor-Yorkville

August 5, 2020 To August 9, 2020

Free

Fleurs de Villes Inc. is bringing its floral installations blending fashion design and fresh blooms with bespoke floral-dressed mannequins to Bloor-Yorkville. Follow the socially distanced trail around ...  »

Where Do We Land
05 Aug

Leslie Grove Gallery, 1158 Queen Street East, Toronto

August 5, 2020 To August 29, 2020

416-465-0302

FREE

Contrary to how Canadian Art history has romanticized the land, our landscape is not simply a vast, pristine, wilderness. “Where do we Land?” poses questions around what ...  »

Visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum!
05 Aug

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope

August 5, 2020 To September 9, 2020

$11 - $16

With over 40 military planes from the past and present, the sky's the limit at Canada's largest flying museum. Many of these rare and famous aircraft, including North ...  »

Black Swan Event Retirement Investing Seminar
04 Aug

Toronto Public Library - Albion Branch, 1515 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto

August 4, 2020

435-884-3102

Free

“Black Swans” are random and devastating economic events. They cause catastrophic damage to the economy… and… can not be predicted by any standard forecasting models. In this ...  »

Purpose Kitchen - Pop Up Patio
02 Aug

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar, 595 College Street, Toronto

August 2, 2020

$91.19

Curated by Chef Zhara Mian, this is an opportunity to sample the creations of this uniquely creative chef who has been subtly leaving her mark on the ...  »

The Pirates Treasure Hunt
01 Aug

Downtown, Toronto

August 1, 2020

8554648326

$50.00

Pirates have invaded Toronto! Cap’n Graybeard needs your help to find his missing treasure map. Beware, mateys, you’ll encounter VIRTUAL Pirates, Scurvy Dogs and need ...  »

The Front Lawn Series
01 Aug

Withrow Park, 772 Logan Avenue, Toronto

August 1, 2020 To August 29, 2020

Free

Pull up your lawn chair for our brand-new Front Lawn Series! In the age of closed venues, we’ve moved our audience to Withrow Park for relaxing ...  »

BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture
01 Aug

Bloordale neighborhood

August 1, 2020 To September 22, 2020

$0

The BIG on Bloor Festival is a city-building event presenting hundreds of culturally significant activities, displays, and exhibitions. Organized by BIG (Bloor Improvement Group). This year the ...  »

The Sunflower Farm
30 Jul

The Sunflower Farm, B24430 Sideroad 17, Beaverton

July 30, 2020 To August 23, 2020

$5 to $10

Come on down to The Sunflower Farm for our 2020 grand opening! Experience life on a farm in our stunning 10-acre sunflower field – the first-ever and largest sunflower ...  »

Toronto Zoo Safari Drive Thru
21 Jul

Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale Road, Toronto

July 21, 2020 To September 1, 2020

$32 &up

The new Scenic Safari driving route will allow guests to see the Zoo’s animals from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle along a 3.4 kilometres ...  »

Dinosaur Drive-Thru
20 Jul

Indian River Reptile Zoo, 2206 County Road 38, Indian River

July 20, 2020 To August 30, 2020

$16.93 per car

Come see what all the noise is about!! You have the chance to drive your family through a land of Dinosaurs! Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park ...  »

ParksPlayTO
20 Jul

July 20, 2020 To August 31, 2020

Free

ParksPlayTO is a new free drop-in program that offers fun for the whole family at select park locations around the city. Staff will attend parks and other ...  »

Summer in the 6IX
20 Jul

July 20, 2020 To August 31, 2020

Free

Summer in the 6IX is a free program for youth to drop-in, meet up with friends and do some fun, themed activities. Summer in the 6IX is ...  »

Porchside Songs
18 Jul

July 18, 2020 To August 28, 2020

1-888-324-6282

$300/concert

The Musical Stage Company, live and in concert, from your front yard! Nothing beats communities, neighbours, and friends coming together to experience extraordinary music. Join us this ...  »

Family Fridays
17 Jul

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

July 17, 2020 To August 28, 2020

$15

Let's get outside and connect to nature in the Don Valley by hiking or biking the trails!  »

Smash Escape Room
16 Jul

Trivia Escape Rooms,1444 Dupont Street, Toronto

July 16, 2020 To September 27, 2020

$150

Release your frustrations with constructive destruction in the first Smash Escape Room. Combining rage room elements with puzzles and games in order to raise funds for Black ...  »

Haunted Ghost Drive-Thru Tour
16 Jul

Pickering Museum Village, Concession Road 6, Greenwood

July 16, 2020 To October 29, 2020

$20 per car

Take a driving tour of the historic village at night and hear stories from the past that still haunt us today. Learn about paranormal investigations that have ...  »

Visit MOCA Toronto
16 Jul

Museum of Contemporary Art, 158 Sterling Road, Toronto

July 16, 2020 To September 6, 2020

416 530 2500

Free - $10

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Toronto will reopen to the general public on July 16, 2020 with required advance timed ticketing and new health, procedural and cleaning protocols. ...  »

DJ Workshops
14 Jul

Various Venues, GTA

July 14, 2020 To August 23, 2020

416-804-3006

$60 per hour workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn to DJ or just try it out for fun? Now’s your chance. Scratch Lab is turning an 18 foot truck into ...  »

Heritage Days
11 Jul

York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge

July 11, 2020 To August 29, 2020

905-852-3696

$17.99 to $24.99

Have a fun day with the whole family at York-Durham Heritage Park & Railway. Take a beautiful drive out to Uxbridge. Come help us cellebrate our Heritage ...  »

Taste of Regent Park
08 Jul

40 Oak St, Toronto

July 8, 2020 To August 26, 2020

Free; Donations welcome

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, CRC | Fred Victor has had to adapt many of our programs and services to put the health and well-being of our participants, community ...  »

Drive-Thru Storytelling Tour
03 Jul

Pickering Museum Village, Concession Road 6, Greenwood

July 3, 2020 To August 28, 2020

$20 Per Car

Join Nellie 170 years ago during the time of Pickering’s Boom as she takes you on a guided audio tour by car of the Pickering Museum Village. ...  »

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition
01 Jul

July 1, 2020 To September 30, 2020

$34.99 & up

From the originators of the Parisian Atelier des Lumières exhibition that has been seen by more than two million visitors worldwide and has inspired the global ...  »

Mariposa by Hornblower Harbour Cruises - Toronto
01 Jul

July 1, 2020 To December 31, 2020

866-627-7672

Prices start at $34.95 for Sip & Sail and from $26.95 (children’s rates from $20.95) for Harbour Tour

Starting Wednesday, July 1 - and just in time for Canada Day - Mariposa by Hornblower is resuming its operations, offering a fresh selection of cruise experiences out ...  »

Leslie Grove Gallery - Summer Longing
01 Jul

Leslie Grove Gallery, 1158 Queen Street East, Toronto

July 1, 2020 To August 1, 2020

4164650302

Free

Leslie Grove Gallery is proud to present Summer Longing, a multidisciplinary members group show highlighting memories of summers past and present. On view in the gallery from ...  »

Stardust Drive-in Newmarket
27 Jun

Stardust Drive-In, 893 Mt Albert Rd, Newmarket

June 27, 2020 To August 13, 2020

613-732-2136

$16 to $35

Enjoy a movie under the stars. August 6 Back to the Future/ Liar Liar Austin Powers (1997) / The Mask (1994) Baby Driver/ Don’t Breathe August 7 – 9 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) / ...  »

Senator Serenade from the Balcony Series
26 Jun

The Senator, 249 Victoria Street, Toronto

June 26, 2020 To September 6, 2020

Free

The historic and incomparable Senator Restaurant, long associated with live music, proudly introduces a new LIVE concert series for the summer: the ‘Senator Serenade from the Balcony’ — ...  »

Curbside Collective BBQ Series
20 Jun

852 King St W, Toronto

June 20, 2020 To October 18, 2020

Free

Curbside Collective will be hosting a mini Farmers Market & Street Food Pop-up on our front patio every Saturday. The Farmers Market will host 1 to 2 vendors from ...  »

Kensington Flea & Artisan Market
13 Jun

Kensington Flea Market, 216 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

June 13, 2020 To October 18, 2020

Free

Kensington Flea a mainstay of Toronto’s outdoor summer Markets– is back for the 2020 Spring & Summer Season! A uniquely Kensington experience, this open-air market features a ...  »

Afro-Carib Fest Online 2020
22 Aug

Online

August 22, 2020

4163451613

FREE

AFRO-CARIB FEST ONLINE 2020 – Saturday August 22, 2020 Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) presents to you the 9th Annual Afro-Carib Fest ONLINE on Saturday August 22, 2020 from 3 PM to 9 PM. The ...  »

TTC Virtual Information Session
19 Aug

Online

August 19, 2020

416-469-0196

Free

In this informational session, you'll have a chance to learn about multiple roles within the organization including transit operators, skilled trades and seasonal jobs. You will also ...  »

canfitpro 2020 Virtual Series
14 Aug

Online

August 14, 2020 To August 16, 2020

$79 - $179

Join us through the Power of Connection at the first canfitpro Virtual Series event! With over 100 world-class presenters and 15 areas of specialty education, grow and network from ...  »

Tuckamore Music Festival
10 Aug

Online

August 10, 2020 To August 19, 2020

7093304599

0-$50

This year, Tuckamore Festival brings the show to you! Across ten days this August, we’ll present guest artists, faculty and talented Young Artist program alumni in ...  »

Grace JerkFest 2020 - Virtual
08 Aug

Online

August 8, 2020 To August 9, 2020

FREE

Grace Jerk Festival Presented by TD Ready Commitment. Free livestream of major reggae and soca performers, including Beenie Man, Alison Hinds, Lila Iké, Jam Cure and more, ...  »

PAWS IN THE PARK
08 Aug

Online

August 8, 2020 To August 9, 2020

4163922273

Free

Toronto Humane Society’s largest fundraiser Paws in the Park is going virtual! This event has been a staple in our community for years, and this summer ...  »

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020
05 Aug

Online

August 5, 2020

Free

Samsung Electronics will unveil its latest Galaxy innovations during its first-ever global virtual live event. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 will share an immersive showcase of our latest innovations ...  »

The Front Lawn Series
01 Aug

Withrow Park, 772 Logan Avenue, Toronto

August 1, 2020 To August 29, 2020

Free

Pull up your lawn chair for our brand-new Front Lawn Series! In the age of closed venues, we’ve moved our audience to Withrow Park for relaxing ...  »

Lolla2020
30 Jul

Online

July 30, 2020 To August 2, 2020

Free

Virtual Festival Weekend To Include Music And Appearances By Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, Outkast, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vic Mensa, H.E.R., Kaskade, Alison ...  »

English Word Game Study
01 Jul

Canada-wide

July 1, 2020 To August 31, 2020

416-946-8638

Free

The University of Toronto’s Multilingual Development Lab is currently running an online study that will help us develop literacy tools for Canadian communities. We’re looking ...  »

Met Opera Global Summer Camp
15 Jun

Online

June 15, 2020 To August 7, 2020

Free

Discover a new opera every week through hands-on activities and other fun learning prompts, watch the opera, and share their work with a global community of young ...  »

FREE VIRTUAL DANCE CLASSES
15 Jun

Online

June 15, 2020 To August 17, 2020

$1.00

REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE VIRTUAL DANCE CLASSES FROM JUNE 2020 TO AUGUST 2020 for ages 2+ in Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Fitness, Yoga, Meditation, Zumba and more ...  »

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