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Weekend events in Toronto August 17-19 2018

It feels like summer is almost over, but there's still lots of events on in Toronto this weekend. The CNE opens amidst some controversy and Taste of Manila gets a second chance. Open Streets shuts down Yonge and Bloor and there's more than enough festivals to keep you busy.

  • Top Picks
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 17 - September 3
      The Toronto tradition of ending the summer at the CNE continues this year with two weeks of wild food, rides, games, shows, activities and more.
      Exhibition Place
    • August 18-19
      Two days of dreamy synths, electro grooves and chill vibes is happening alongside art installations, dance, games and activities.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • August 18-19
      The previously-cancelled Filipino festival is back on with two days of street vendors, entertainment and a giant parade.
      Bathurst and Wilson
    • August 19
      The first of two Open Streets events is on where parts of Bloor and Yonge go carless to become an urban playground of pedestrian-focused activities.
      Bloor and Yonge Streets
  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
  • Food & Drink
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    About the Event
    Location
  • Music
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 17
      Up and coming musicians perform for free in the heart of downtown, also featuring graffiti artists and a beer garden.
      Yonge–Dundas Square
    • August 17
      Canadian country superstar Dean Brody has been a busy man, starring in a documentary, winning awards, and making a stop in Toronto for the night.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 19
      Vancouver's Marianas Trench remain the embodiment of the 2000s pop punk scene and they've arrived in Toronto to open the CNE.
      Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place
  • Film
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 17
      Catch a screening of René Laloux's classic animated film that broke new ground in the genre of sci-fi with its imaginative storytelling and challenging themes.
      The Royal Cinema
    • August 17-30
      The uncanny resemblance of three boys living in New York City in the '80s leads to the discovery of an unusual origin story in this new documentary.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • August 18
      Snuggle up under the stars and catch a free outdoor screening of the new remake to the 90s classic Jumanji, starring The Rock.
      Downsview Park
    • August 19
      The Christie Pits Film Festival comes to a close with the last of the Cinematic Cities series, this time taking us to San Francisco for aHitchcock classic.
      Christie Pits
  • Parties
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 18
      After a successful Ottawa run, Latin Sparks is making its way to Toronto for a day of Latin American dancing, food and live performances.
      Latin Sparks
    • August 18
      Underground electro surfaces during this big dance party in Liberty Village featuring a night of thumping beats from four different DJs.
      54 Fraser Ave
    • August 19
      Weird to think there's only a few PCBs left. This week's beach party welcomes Box of Kittens and MightyKat from Montreal on the decks.
      Cherry Beach
    • August 19
      Kick it by the sand at Sunnyside with another round of DJs to keep the summer vibes high, plus New York's Tony Humphries on deck.
      Sunnyside Pavilion
    • August 19
      Legendary DJ Kaskade lends his talents to Cabana for a full day of chill vibes by the pool, with Toronto's own Manzone & Strong.
  • Markets and pop-ups
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    About the Event
    Location
  • Ongoing events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 9-19
      Manifesto comes to an end with a weekend of events including a free concert, two-day community gathering, basketball tournament and more.
      Multiple Venues
Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Taste of Mnaila


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