The official start to the end of summer in Toronto has arrived, the CNE. But there is still time to make the most of this summer by enjoying our wonderful city. 2 weeks to go, the countdown begins…
CNE – Canadian National Exhibition August 16 to September 2, 2013 Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
Canada’s Favourite Summer Event! Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, an aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all of which are FREE with admission to the CNE. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event. See website for full schedule and more details.
Amazing Acro-Cats and Rock Cats Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18, 2013 1 pm to 5pm PawsWay, 245 Queen’s Quay West
Making its Canadian debut at PawsWay the Amazing Acro-Cats it’s a show unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The Amazing Acro-Cats delight and astound audiences of all ages as they perform their remarkable feats of agility pushing carts, riding skateboards, rolling barrels, ringing bells, turning on lights, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops, and much! The Acro-Cats show also features the Rock Cats an all-cat band that will rock your world. See the Amazing Acro-Cats Live and in Purr-son!
Yogathon Canada on Saturday, August 17, 2013 , Yonge-Dundas Square
Join hundreds of yogis, health enthusiasts and beginners as we gather at Yonge-Dundas Square in the heart of Toronto to participate in the Art of Living Foundation’s second annual Yogathon – 108 Sun Salutation Challenge. Witness as we turn Yonge-Dundas Square into an outdoor yoga studio!
Crave TO Day! Saturday, August 17, 2013 – Saturday, August 17, 2013 Honest Ed Alley 581 Bloor St West
Sample Toronto’s premier street food and craft beer creators to the soundtrack of Toronto’s finest DJs. You will discover truly interesting food, drink, music and people.
Mabuhay! Friday, August 16, 2013 – Sunday, August 18, 2013 Harbourfront Centre 235 Queen’s Quay West
A celebration of Filipino-Canadian culture and heritage in Canada that runs this weekend, from today, through to Sunday at Harbourfront. Various groups that represent Filipino educational and cultural institutions are involved in this event, and this is an excellent occasion to raise awareness about this culture in the greater Toronto community. This is the only festival which showcases the many different aspects of Filipino cultures and society. This year’s theme is Ang Pinagmulan (“Our Roots”), and the evolution of Filipino art, fashion, dance, and culinary traditions will be highlighted.