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Pride parties in Toronto by day of the week for 2015

Posted by Julia Stead / June 22, 2015

pride toronto 2015Toronto Pride 2015 has been dubbed "Come Out and Play," and will liven up the the Village through June 29th. After last year's wildly successful World Pride Festivities, the organizers at Pride Toronto wanted to keep the momentum rolling. With Canada's largest ever drag show, sunny pool parties, lush beer gardens, and massive dance raves, they seem to have risen to the occasion.

What's even sweeter is that all Pride Toronto events are free! The rest of the city has a ton of cool events going on too, from pricey ticketed clubs to chilled-out gatherings. I've rounded up my top party picks, followed by a list of parties group by day of the week.

Here's where to party for Pride this year in Toronto.

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Unsound sets the bar for future music fests in Toronto

Posted by Brendan Arnott / June 22, 2015

Unsound Festival TorontoApproaching Toronto's now-abandoned Hearn Generating Station, you feel like you've stepped into another part of the world. The sound of traffic fades away as you walk down the lone, winding path of Unwin Avenue with a massive smokestack marking the spot of Toronto's first Unsound Festival, a Polish import that's making waves with a lineup of top-tier experimental electronic and dance artists.

View more photos of Unsound Toronto at the Hearn Generating Station in this photo gallery.

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A sneak peek at the WayHome music festival grounds

Posted by Staff / June 22, 2015

wayhome festival groundsWith just over a month remaining until WayHome, the much-hyped Bonnaroo-inspired music festival, touches down at the Burl's Creek event grounds just north of Toronto, organizers are putting the finishing touches on the facilities. The area is calm and bucolic now, but will soon play hosts to tens of thousands of festival goers. While the site isn't quite ready yet, it's getting close to its big debut.

Take a sneak peak of the Burl's Creek event grounds before WayHome touches down.

Writing and photos by Matt Forsythe

The top 10 documentaries about the Toronto rave scene

Posted by Guest Contributor / June 20, 2015

rave torontoThe top documentaries about the Toronto rave scene will let you in on one of Toronto's largest subcultures. From Marcus Visionary to DeadMau5, Toronto's known for liking its electronic music rough and dirty. The history of Toronto's bright and vibrant underground rave scene, however, has seen its share of rise and falls.

To get up to speed, here are my picks for the top documentaries about the Toronto rave scene.

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The top 5 concerts at Pride Toronto 2015

Posted by Amy Grief / June 19, 2015

pride concerts torontoThe top concerts happening during Pride Toronto showcase a range of musical talent from around the globe. Even after the show-stopping World Pride festival, there's plenty in this year's lineup to get you out onto the streets reveling in the city's diversity.

Here are my picks for some of Pride Toronto's top concerts.

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10 must-see shows at the Toronto Jazz Festival 2015

Posted by Evelyn Shaller-Auslander / June 18, 2015

Toronto Jazz Festival 2015The 28th annual Toronto Jazz Festival kicks off with a rat-a-tat today, bringing hundreds of jazz, blues, funk, world and fusion performers to 54 venues in and around the city until June 29th. This year's fest offers a solid amount of free public programming in addition to paid concerts.

Here are my top picks for shows at this year's Toronto Jazz Fest.

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