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Weekend events in Toronto August 10-12 2018

It's a marquee event weekend in Toronto with a lot of big-name things going on. Taste of the Danforth is finally here while the Waterfront Night Market takes over Ontario Place. Sail-In Cinema arrives on the water and Electric Island is back for a full day of thumping beats.

  • Top Picks
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    About the Event
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    • August 10
      Arrive via boat or foot to this two-day outdoor film festival, viewable from the shore or on the water, featuring the world’s first two-sided floating screen
      Sugar Beach
    • August 10-12
      One of the biggest events of the year is back with patios, street food, music and activities in celebration of Toronto's Hellenic community.
      Greektown
    • 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 11
      The second edition of Electric Island has a new lineup of electro/EDM stars, including Green Velvet, Shiba San and Sydney Blu.
      Hanlan's Point Stadium
    • August 11-12
      Steam Whistle's Roundhouse Park gets a two-day extravaganza of samples and food trucks. Picnic blankets are encouraged!
      Roundhouse Park
    • August 12
      Browse through hundreds of unique books, comics, music, zines, hand-made crafts, and prints at this all day exhibition, featuring over 95 vendors.
      Polish Combatants' Hall (SPK)
  • Events you might want to check out
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    • August 9-19
      There's lots to check out during this ten-day, city-wide festival of arts, culture, performances, workshops and competitions.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 9-19
      Lots of new and experimental works are on, with performers trying out different material, pushing boundaries and creating new audience experiences.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 10-12
      A whole weekend of Japanese contemporary pop culture is going down, with screenings, music, cosplay, panels, a marketplace, gaming and food.
      Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
    • 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
      This pooch party, which is also a fundraiser, offers free admission, food, drinks, exhibitions, free training sessions and yes, free doggy pats.
      Woodbine Park
    • 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
  • Food & Drink
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    About the Event
    Location
    • August 9-12
      JerkFest continues this weekend, grilling up mountains of chicken and other Caribbean favourites alongside games, music and dancing.
      Centennial Park
    • 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
      Back again is this huge garden party worth dressing up for. Food and drinks are on while DJs spin the tunes inside the historic Stanley Barracks.
      Stanley Barracks
    • 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 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
  • Music
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    About the Event
    Location
    • August 10
      Another night of free music is happening in the Square, with performances by Johnson Crook, Texas King and more, plus a beer garden on all evening.
      Yonge–Dundas Square
    • 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 12
      Nigeria's Lady Donli arrives in Toronto for the first time to keep the vibes hot with for her soulful grooves that mix R&B with dancehall and electro.
  • Film
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  • Parties
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  • Markets and pop-ups
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Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Taste of the Danforth


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