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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Peak summertime events are happening in Toronto this week and you'd better come hungry. Jerk chicken, vegan food, sweet treats and a big night market are all going down, while Taste of Danforth looks to help a community heal. There's plenty of free stuff on, too.

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    • August 7
      Our hips don't lie in this city and neither do superstar Shakira's as she makes a stop in Toronto during her EL Dorado world tour.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • August 7
      A new sound is on the horizon as Australian musician Tasha Sultana mixes psych rock with pop and reggae for some slow and playful grooves.
      RBC Echo Beach
    • August 8
      Relive the melancholy of the 90s with the rock band that helped paved the way for the many angsty, tragic, and beautiful bands that came after them.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • August 9-12
      JerkFest is back and grilling up mountains of grilled chicken and other Caribbean favourites alongside games, music and dancing.
      Centennial Park
    • August 9-19
      Ten days of arts, culture, and community takes over, with performances, workshops, and competitions. It all ends with a free concert at City Hall.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 9-19
      New and experimental works take the spotlight with performers trying out different material, pushing boundaries and creating new audience experiences.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 10-12
      All things Greek take over the Danforth with patios, street food, music and activities in celebration of Toronto's Hellenic community.
    • August 10-12
      Now at its new home over at Ontario Place, this night market is known for a huge selection of Pan-Asian food, as well as art and lifestyle goods.
      Ontario Place
    • August 10-11
      St. Lawrence Market is getting into the summer spirit with a two-day festival, including a dinner under the stars and street party.
      St Lawrence Market
    • August 11
      The second edition of Electric Island is happening with a new lineup of electro/EDM stars, including Green Velvet, Shiba San and Sydney Blu.
      Hanlan's Point Stadium
    • August 11
      It's the classics with a twist at this big cover band festival, which features local bands playing the hits by Weezer, The Killers, Fall Out Boy and more.
    • August 11
      A huge celebration of Ghanaian arts and culture is on, with traditional food, cultural showcases and performances from local and international artists.
      Earl Bales Park
    • August 11-12
      Vegan foodies take over Fort York for two days of vendors serving up food, drinks, goods and products from non-animal sources.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • August 11-12
      For all the sweet tooths out there, this festival of desserts features local chefs, students and artisan creations of the sugary persuasion.
      David Pecaut Square
    • August 12
      The last Sunday Social is upon us and this beer garden is going out with a final round of food, games and music by KyVITa and Amai Kuda et les Bois.
      The Bentway
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Jesse Milns

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