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The top weekend events in Toronto: August 14-16 2015

Weekend events in Toronto will have you acting like a kid in a candy shop when Sweetery Toronto hosts its inaugural event. Head to Front and Portland to get your sugar fix at the two day festival. If you'd rather skip the potential cavity, there's plenty of other things to do this weekend as well. Get out and enjoy the rest of summer.

For more events this weekend click on over to our Events section.

FESTIVALS

SummerWorks (August 6-16)
SummerWorks is wrapping up on Sunday, so now's the time to see a show. On tap this weekend: An Evening in July, Lac/Athabasca, The Tall Building, Tough Guy Mountain: a play and more. Tickets are already on sale, and you can view the full festival schedule here.

Habari Africa (August 14-16)
This event brings African culture to the Harboourfront Centre for a weekend long fest. You'll see live music performances from Rocky Dawuni, Awa Sangho, and more. Plus, theres plenty of food, dancing and entertainment to keep you busy Friday through Sunday.

Wheels on the Danforth (August 15)
The Danforth is being shut down for the ultimate automobile show. Look forward to scoping out classic cars and motorcycles, shopping, and listening to live music. End your day by joining in on the electronic street dance party.

Festival of South Asia (August 15-16)
The Festival of South Asia is focused on food, and it closes down Gerrard Street in Little India from Coxwell to Greenwood. Aside from the food, it's a great chance to take in some Bollywood music and dancing.

York-Eglinton International Street Fest (August 15-16)
On the weekend of August 15th, Eglinton Avenue West from Marlee to Dufferin will be closed for the York-Eglinton International Street Fest. The celebration is expected to draw in 25,000, so prepare yourself for crowds. It will feature a petting zoo, live entertainment, food vendors and countless other attractions.

Open Streets TO (August 16)
Open Streets TO is taking over a chunk of downtown Toronto for a street fest promoting physical activity and city exploration. So grab your bike, your yoga mat, or just walk yourself over and enjoy the outdoors. Don't expect to find any vendors, the focus is on getting active, not trying outrageous foods.

Zine Dream (August 16)
This Saturday zine enthusiasts will be flocking to The Great Hall for the 8th installment of Zine Dream. You'll find 90 exhibitors showing off their self-published works on everything from music to comics.

MUSIC

TIME Festival (August 15)
TIME takes a slight turn away from the dance-y line up of last year, putting South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord at the top of the bill, along with crazy crooner Mac Demarco, Ariel Pink, BADBADNOTGOOD, Yung Lean, Ryan Hemsworth, DIIV, and more, all at a very affordable price. As a bonus, there's no way it can rain as much as it did last year.

FOOD

Waterfront Night Market (August 14-16)
Happening in the parking lot of the T & T Cherry Street supermarket, this night market will feature over 100 food and retail vendors. Expect delicious stinky tofu, steamed buns and grilled seafoods on skewers.

Sweetery Toronto (August 15-16)
Toronto's inaugural food festival devoted to all things sweet will debut August 15 to 16 at Front and Portland. Admission is free for the two day event featuring pi単atas, jelly bean counts, loot bags, and, food stands helmed by local bakeries, patisseries, doughnut shops and ice cream parlours.

Fusion of Taste (August 16)
Head to Albion and Islington Square for a fest featuring food, retail vendors and over 100 live performances. At the event you'll find everything from Taiko drumming to eating competitions.

Ackee Fest (August 16)
Got a hankering for some authentic Jamaican cuisine? You're in luck. Ackee Fest is serving up Caribbean, African, vegetarian, vegan and Halal dishes for one day only at the Jamaican Canadian Association. You'll also find live music and entertainment, as well as a market place on the scene.

SPORTS

Rogers Cup 2015 (August 8-16)
Tennis a-listers will wrap up their battle for the Cup this weekend, so now's the time to catch a game. Serena Williams, Roberta Vinci, and more will be taking to the courts.

Parapan Am Games #SoldOutSaturday (August 15)
It's finally time to kiss the Pan Am and Parapan Am games goodbye on Saturday. Organizers are dubbing the day #SoldOutSaturday, and are attempting to close out the final events with full audiences. Get your tickets while you still can.

Parapan Am Games Closing Ceremonies (August 15)
Join the farewell bash at Nathan Phillips Square after the games wrap up on Saturday evening. In true Pan Am fashion, the event will include a ton of live entertainment and fireworks galore.

MOVIES

TIFF in Your Park: Hotel Transylvania (August 14)
Let your inner kid loose (or take your kid to a movie) this Friday. TIFF in Your Park is playing the animated flick Hotel Transylvania at Flemingdon Park. As per usual, the event won't cost you a dime.

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