Radar: July 1, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY JULY 1, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

COMMUNITY | Downsview Park's Canada Day Celebration
FREE amusement rides, a pyromusical fireworks show, face painters and air brush tattoos, a petting zoo, fire buskers, Downsview Park's Canada Day Cup Ball Hockey Tournament, and a historical reenactment of Canada's military history. Don't miss this fabulous annual event.
Downsview Park

THEATRE | Toronto Fringe 2009: Cheap and Easy
From July 1-12, thirty spaces throughout the city will be taken over by artists from across Canada and around the world, for two weeks of unjuried, unexpected and unforgettable performance. From musicals to modern dance, from comedy to searing drama, and everything in between, there's something for everyone at the Toronto Fringe Festival!
Various Locations, max $10 per show.

MUSIC | The Constantines / Chad VanGaalen
Two of Canada's most exciting rising stars, art-punk road warriors the Constantines and Polaris-nominated indie rocker Chad Vangaalen, join together for a free Canada Day celebration by the water.
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W

COMMUNITY | 43rd Annual CHIN International Picnic
The 43rd Annual CHIN International Picnic offers families a wide variety of
activities to choose from, including performances by international sensations from Italy, Portugal, South Asia and more, a global shopping bazaar, and exquisite cuisine from around the world. The largest free picnic in the country.
CNE Grounds, 210 Princes Blvd

SPORTS | 6 Degrees Launch Party
6 Degrees brings together volleyball enthusiasts across Toronto for a fun-filled day of community-building activities, games, and BBQ. All are welcome - no experience required!
Ashebridges Bay

GALLERY | Introspective: Marie Bourdages
"Introspective: Marie Bourdages" is an inward look at the Acadian-born expressionist's art spanning over two decades, from Montreal to NYC and Europe. Themes of angst and mortality are portrayed as animalist allegory and in intimate narrative.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W 2nd Floor

COMMUNITY | Strawberries On The Lawn: Canada Day At Campbell House
Gather on the lawn of the Campbell House Museum to celebrate Canada's birthday! Enjoy strawberry shortcake in the summer sun while musicians Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins entertain, or take a guided tour of of the historic museum.
Campbell House, 160 Queen Street W

COMMUNITY | World Routes
The first of 10 weekend festivals, from Canada Day through Labour Day. From Nigeria to Mexico and Taiwan to the Caribbean and South Asia, these festivals present the best in Canadian and international culture, music, food, dance, visual arts and film. One of Toronto's top summer attractions
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W

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