Canada Day Events Toronto 2013

Canada Day events in Toronto 2013

Canada Day events in Toronto, 2013

FIREWORKS & WHAT'S OPEN/CLOSED
For a full roundup of Canada Day fireworks in Toronto, check out our dedicated roundup post. Check here for what's open and closed on Canada 2013 in Toronto.

FOOD | Brewer's Backyard: The Capital Mashup
The Brewer's Backyard returns today to the Evergreen Brick Works with another awesome outdoor event that's sure to make your holiday Monday a better one. Today's event has been dubbed, The Capital Mashup, and will feature offerings from different breweries in Toronto and Ottawa, all to be enjoyed in a single sitting. The "mashup" aspect is an interesting one: three brand new beers have been created by collaborations between Toronto and Ottawa breweries: Great Lakes + Cassel, Indie Alehouse + Beyond the Pale, and Amsterdam + Broadhead. You know you want to be among the first to try these! The Brewer's Backyard knows very well that sampling beer requires context, and this will be provided with meat pies by Kanga, something tasty from Indie Alehouse, and Sweet Sammies delish ice cream sandwiches.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 12 to 4PM

MUSIC | Delhi 2 Dublin @ Harbourfront
Delhi 2 Dublin plays a free concert tonight at Harbourfront! Their sound is a unique fusion of Indian rhythms, electronica, and a strong celtic influence that is brought to the fore with some pyrotechnic fiddle playing, and the use of tabla, dhol, and electric sitar. These guys have gone through a few lineup changes over the years, but their sound has remained completely intact, and the buzz around them keeps growing. They have played some of the biggest festivals, and have a strong reputation for creating a real party at every gig they play. Find out for yourself tonight.
Canada Square (235 Queens Quay West) 8PM

BOOKS & LIT | What You Didn't Know Existed: An Evening of Readings, Performances and a Zine Launch!
Toronto Street Writers is a special creative writing workshop for youth aged 16 to 29 that runs from October to July. The program is coordinated by Emily Pohl-Weary, an award-winning Toronto author whose work has been published by Penguin Books, and has run other outreach writing programs. Some important TO talent has lent a helping hand to this organization, including Susan Musgrave, Robert Priest, LAL, and others. Tonight Toronto Street Writers is launching a new zine, entitled, What We Didn't Know Existed. This will be an intense evening celebrating the end of the 2012-2013 program that began in October and will feature performances, music, art and of course, readings.
Toronto Street Writers (231 Wallace Avenue) 7PM FREE

MUSIC | Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Echo Beach
New York based indie rock trio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs plays Echo Beach tonight. This three piece (often upgraded to a four piece live with an additional guitarist) is made up of vocalist Karen O, who doubles on piano, Nick Zinner on guitars and keys, and Brian Chase on drums. They have been together for 13 years, have four studio albums recorded, and from the very outset of their career they have had incredibly strong support from music critics and fans alike. Their first album, Fever To Tell, was named by NME as one of the decade's best in 2009. Maximum Hedrum opens the show tonight.
Echo Beach (999 Lake Shore Blvd West) 7PM $42

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