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What’s Going On This Weekend.

Posted by gottabkd on Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wow, you sure can tell that summer is in full swing here in Toronto. Not only are the tropical storms leaving as fast as they come the weather is truly awesome. Hot sunny days and cooler nights make for great sleeping. But that’s not all, summer festivals are in full swing and here are a few for you to take in this weekend:

What: Summerlicious continues this year with 130 restos across the GTA offering prix fixe lunches and dinners.

When: It runs from July 4th to July 20th.

Price: $15 or $20 lunch menus*
$25 or $35 dinner menus*
*Beverages, taxes & gratuity additional

Where: All about Toronto, but check the website to see if your favourite resto is listed. You can even check if there are participating restos in your neighbourhood.
Now is the time to eat at those fancy shmancy ones that you may not be able to afford 🙂


What: Afrofest is on. The largest single gathering of Africans in Canada and the longest running annual festival of African Music in North America. The festival has featured many of the greatest stars of Africa.

When: Starts: July 5, 2008 Ends: July 6, 2008

Price: Free

Where: Queen’s Park,
University Avenue and College Street
TTC: Queen’s Park Subway Station (wheelchair accessible)

For more information Phone: 416-469-5336


What: The Taste of Lawrence celebrates the cultural diversity of the Scarborough area by show casing marvelous food, unique cultural music, performers, vendors, retailers, community groups which make this the most colourful and ethnically diverse area of Toronto. The cool thing here is all proceeds from the festival are donated to local charities. This year, the 2008 selected charity is The Wexford Residence (a vibrant seniors residence).

When: Starts: July 4, 2008 Ends: July 6, 2008

Price: Free to attend, various costings for food and amusement park rides.

Where: Lawrence Avenue East and Warden Ave.
(Warden Avenue to Underwriters Road-Scarborough)

Arrive by TTC as parking is sure to be a nightmare.
TTC: Eglinton Subway Station (Wheelchair accessible)- Take #54 Lawrence East bus or from Warden Subway Station – Take #68 Warden Bus north.

For more information Phone: 416-288-1718


What: Fourth Annual Renaissance Festival is being held at Casa Loma, Toronto’s official castle. Step back in time where mean really did wear tights and Kings ruled the land. The gardens will be recreating a Renaissance-style village populated by vendors, village characters and the court of King Henry VIII.

Starts: July 4, 2008 Ends: July 6, 2008

Price: Basically it’s $! or $2 bucks for the added shows (there are several). Fill your pockets with loonies and twoonies just to be sure.

Where: Casa Loma is located at 1 Austin Terrace.
TTC to the event Dupont Subway Station.

For more information: Phone 416 923 1171 but do check out the website, scroll down to the event and maybe purchase your tickets online.


What: Bangladesh Festival. Celebrate the annual cultural event of Bangladesh’s heritage with dance, drama, music and food.

Bangladeshi cooking is a culinary art-form. A taste tantalizing blend of wonderful and fragrant spices that will keep you coming back for more

When: Starts: July 6, 2008 12:00 PM Ends: July 6, 2008 10:00 PM

Price: Free

Where: Yonge Street & Dundas Street
Yonge-Dundas Square, 40 Dundas Street
TTC: Dundas Subway Station (wheelchair accessible)

For more information: Phone: 416-979-9960


Driving in TO could be a nightmare.. and parking may be ridiculous… You may want to Ride the Rocket (TTC) to your events. No matter what you do this weekend the weather promises to be excellent and Toronto has sooooo much to offer. So get out there and enjoy this wonderful city of ours and have a safe and happy weekend. 😉


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