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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week are all about good music and yummy food, with some huge names dropping by to perform and many of the biggest food festivals of the year, including Taste of the Danforth, on. A new music festival from Amsterdam is here and there's lots of free stuff, too.

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    • August 6
      A sound that was forged in the 1960s hippy era of rock, Santana's classic guitar riffs have only gotten better with age.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 7
      This is the second show of the Toronto stop of Khalid's Free Spirit tour as he drops by to play some of his mega-hit R&B tunes.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • August 7
      It's about to get hot in here with Nelly and Flo Rida as they team up with TLC, who are here to celebrate 20 years since the release of their hit album FanMail.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 8
      Legendary Canadian pop punk rockers Sum 41 are literally coming home for their Home for the Summer tour to play alongside Grandson.
      RBC Echo Beach
    • August 8-18
      New and innovative theatre and performance pieces make their debut at this annual festival that looks to fresh ideas for inspiration.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 9-10
      Summers are for cracking open a cold one, and there'll be lots of them at this big festival featuring local and regional craft brewers, food and music.
      Roundhouse Park
    • August 9-11
      The biggest food festival of the season will see nearly 2 million people flood the Danforth for a weekend of Greek food and tons of fun festivities.
      Greektown
    • August 9-11
      This massive Pan-Asian night market is ready to celebrate ten years of delicious street food from over 150 vendors seeped throughout the West Island.
      Ontario Place
    • August 9-11
      Jerk eats are at the heart of this big Caribbean food festival, with a weekend of performances by R&B stars like Ginuwine, activities and more.
      Centennial Park
    • August 9-17
      Chinese-language takes centre stage at this film festival with historically significant works focusing on China and its people.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 10
      Electric Island is back with a full day in the sun featuring Hot Since 82, Dusky, Guti, Lee Foss, Andy Cue and many more DJs from all over.
      Woodbine Park
    • August 10
      Vegans, rejoice! This big festival is back with tons of plant-based food, drinks and merch from vendors all across the country, plus music and activities.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • August 10-11
      Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat, as this big dessert festival returns with a ton of confectionary creations, ice cream, baked goods and savoury stuff.
      David Pecaut Square
    • August 11
      New this year is this music festival born out of Amsterdam's electro scene, including performances by local and international DJs.
      Evergreen Brick Works
    • August 11
      Leader of the 90s alt-indie movement Beck has teamed up with one of the leaders of today's indie scene for a night of new and old tunes.
      Budweiser Stage
    Lead photo by

    Jesse Milns

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


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