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Monday August 14

The Blackout 14th Anniversary Party – SOCIAL

Do you guys remember the epic blackout back in 2003 that left many of us Canadians and Americans without power for days? Well today marks the 14th anniversary of the Blackout of 2003, when the people of Toronto, faced with chaos, found a new connection within their communities. Drop by Dufferin Grove Park as your fellow Torontonians continue the tradition of celebrating this night with guerilla concerts, music, street parade and more. 7PM Picnic begins! Featuring musical performances and park activities. Come watch the parade at 8:45PM and celebrate with the after party featuring musical guests at 10PM

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Whew, the Jays had quite a day yesterday with their 7-1 W over the Pittsburgh Pirates! They’re back on the field again tonight starting at 7:07PM down at the Rogers Centre. They’ll be going head to head against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Jays have been on a little bit of a hot streak so predictions are in their favour, however the boys will need a loud cheering squad! Grab tickets for tonight’s game for only $12.60 on Ticketmaster:

Viritus Vodka Launch Party – SOCIAL

Viritus Vodka is changing the premium craft spirits segment by being the smoothest and best tasting gluten-free vodka. Tonight starting at 8PM, they celebrate their launch at the Drake Hotels lounge with a DIY vodka tasting bar + garden party. Dress up in your garden party best for a chance to win prizes while you snack on picnic food made by the Drake! Admission is FREE

Bitcoin & Ethereum Summit! – CONFERENCE

Bitcoin is the world’s first, open source, decentralized digital currency and payment network. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. Bitcoin and Ethereum are taking the world by storm and this will be their most epic event yet. Starting at 5:30PM, they’ll have some of the smartest people in bitcoin and ethereum speak on a series of panel discussions to help us learn more about the key advantages and limitations of each platform. Tickets to attend are all sold out, however there are still tickets available for a livestream right to your own desktop – so you don’t even have to leave the couch to get in on this valuable speakers series. Tickets are available for this option on Eventbrite for $10:

Starlight Enclosures Pop Up – ARTS & CULTURE

For one week only Starlight Enclosures of Kingston Ontario will be visiting Toronto with a host of its most interesting glow in the dark artwork like you have never seen before! Come and wander around the beautiful gallery at the heart of downtown Toronto and even commission your own one of a kind mural to be painted before your very eyes. The gallery is located at 1340 Queen St W and open August 14-20 8:00AM-10:00PM

Free Flick Mondays – ARTS & CULTURE

NOW Magazine and The Royal Cinema invite you to their free monthly film series – NOW Free Flick Mondays. Their August flick will be the 1987 romantic fantasy adventure comedy film The Princess Bride! This is a FREE event, however it is subject to capacity. Reserved tickets are all sold out online, however drop by early before 7:15PM where they will open the doors for the general public

Sunday August 13

Feast of St Lawrence – FAMILY

Celebrate healthy eating and activities for kids and entire family in the St. James Park. Enjoy live performances by A Pirate Life featuring a pirate ship float, games and activities presented by the Cooper Koo YMCA, arts and crafts, a photo button booth, face painting and historical re-enactors and artisans. FoodShare will be onsite with information, selling fresh healthy snacks and teaching kids about healthy eating. You can make your own smoothie using the FoodShare Smoothie bicycle. Admission is free.


Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Your Blue Jays face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the last of their three game series at Rogers Centre. First Pitch is at 1:07PM. First 20 000 fans get some fancy Jays High Socks. Tickets are on for $20.70 on Ticketmaster:


Trinity Bellwoods Flea – SHOPPING

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea turns two years old and what a ride it has been! They’re back  today from 10-5PM at the beautifully restored Great Hall with a fresh lineup of local vendors, artisans, and designers. To say thank you for the love Toronto has shown they have something special planned for today. Join them and 50 of Toronto’s finest vendors and artisans for a day of celebration. Admission is FREE and four-legged friends welcome


Earth, Wind & Fire – CONCERT

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft Nile Rodgers will be taking over the Air Canada Centre tonight at 8PM for their 2054 The Tour. Tickets for this show are still available on Ticketmaster for $67.25:


Christie Pits Film Festival – ARTS & CULTURE

Tonight the Christie Pits Film Festival presents West Side Story tonight at 8PM! There will be some eats and treats starting at 6PM by Young Animal, Kungfu Dawg, Macchina Mobile Cafe, The Pop Stand & popcorn at the festival canteen. BYOBlanket! This is a free event but donations are appreciated




Boom Bike at Trinity Bellwoods

Catch the Boom Bike today from 3-10PM in Trinity Bellwoods Park! They’ll be hosting a bunch of local DJ’s and playing all types of great music, all on VINYL! BYOB, blankets, food and fun attitudes! This is a FREE event


Fashion Forward – ARTS & CULTURE

Fashion Forward presents Fashion Forward In The 6ix tonight at 5:30PM down at Artscape Sandbox. A night of upscale elegance, displaying the creative art of our Toronto Designers while aspiring to assist emerging designers in achieving their future endeavours. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $30:

Friday August 4th

Toronto Food Truck Festival – FOOD & DRINK

Woodbine Park (1695 Queen E) has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent and participate in our live-eating challenges! On today from 5-10PM

DAYLIT: French Montana – SOCIAL

Pop bottles with French Montana as he performs at Rebel Nightclub to kick off Caribana weekend at the best party in Toronto, DayLit! Caribana is a celebrity filled weekend, so you never know who you’re going to see! Get ready for the time of your life at DayLit! Event runs from 12-7PM. Few tickets remain for this event – get yours while you can at

Beam Me Up Disco Fridays – NIGHTLIFE

Beam Me Up is a Disco jam happening at The Piston (937 Bloor St) that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel & proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence in the best sounding bar in town, supplied by residents the Patchouli Brothers (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) & Cyclist, who go back to back all night! Event runs from 10-2:30AM

Art & Music Ontario Festival – FESTIVAL

The Art & Music Ontario festival celebrates Ontario art and music in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary. This free admission 4-day festival will showcase Ontario’s artsy side with lots of activities, entertainment, food, and beverages. So join us and enjoy beautiful works of art and maybe get a little creative yourself. Today’s hours are from 3-11PM.

Island Soul Festival – FESTIVAL

Come down to the Harbourfront Centre between 6-11PM  to soak up some island flavour on the waterfront and experience the rich legacy of Caribbean music heard throughout Canada and around the world. Island soul will feature a market with fab finds from all corners of the globe, food vendors and live musical and dance performances.


Tonight, the Rec Room (5255 Ferrier St) presents Cut Class; The throwback party you’ve been waiting for! Expect to hear your favorite bangers, dance floor fillers, one hit wonders and nostalgic guilty pleasures from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. DJ Fawn Big Canoe will be playing tunes for all the hiphop heads, pop punk lovers, the scream sing queens and boyband fanatics. Nothing is off the table at Cut Class! This is a FREE event. Party starts at 10PM

Thursday August 3rd

King & Queen Parade – SOCIAL

Today down at Allan Lamport Stadium (1155 King W) male and female performers embody and showcase the creative work of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders. The Kings, the Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands will unveil their elaborately themed costumes highlighting the creative minds and imagination of the designers! The Ontario Science Center will present the Innovation in Mas award for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume. Tickets are available on starting at $35

SummerWorks Festival – FESTIVAL

SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, live art and interdisciplinary forms. This year’s 11-day Festival features 52 unique projects, as well their SLIP series of artist workshops, a collection of new performance experiments in the SummerWorks Lab, and nightly parties. Check out the schedule for tonight at

Toronto Argonauts – SPORTS

Tonight our Toronto Argonauts are going to battle it out against the Calgary Stampeders down at BMO Field. Join Family & Friends on a special edition of Thursday Night Football in Toronto starting at 7:30PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $27:


The long weekend’s almost here! Why not start the party tonight with The Loop down at One Loft CafĂ© + Bar (292 College St). Get your Party Mode ON and drink vibes poppin’ cause it’s going to get crazy with Tony Bradley and Gonzo on deck! Ladies come early for some free champagne between the hours of 10-12AM. Cover for tonight is only $15

10th Annual Hart House Craft Beer Festival

Come down to Hart House Quad (7 Hart House Cir) today at 5:30PM for some beer education and learn about the brewing process and how different aromas, appearances and flavours are created to craft unique beer experiences. Get yours now for only $16

Island Rave: Glow Edition – NIGHTLIFE

As a part of Carabana, join them in their Island Rave: Glow Edition! This will be a huge party you won’t want to miss with an all star DJ lineup along with a live photographer and videographer on site. This is a 19+ event. Party starts at 10:30PM down at  The Gates (66 Gerrard E). Tickets are available starting at $10 on Eventbrite:

Wednesday August 2

Lifehouse & Switchfoot – CONCERT

Catch American rock bands Lifehouse and Switchfoot unite for their Looking for Summer Tour down at REBEL nightclub (11 Polson St). Doors for the show open at 6PM. Tickets are still available online at Ticketmaster for $30:

Summer Wednesdays – SOCIAL

Soak up the sun at Summer Wednesdays down at Evergreen Brick Works! Relax under the pavilions or bask in the setting sun in the Children’s Garden. Sit back and watch live artist installations and musical performances courtesy of Collective Arts and make the most of those warm summer nights. For dinner, enjoy gourmet selections from street food trucks or platters of freshly roasted local fare from the wood-fired oven paired with ice cold local craft beer! On tonight from 5:30PM-10PM.

Wednesday on the Roof – NIGHTLIFE

Tonight at 10PM come down to The New Noir (above REBEL 11 Polson St) and take part in their special event party series, Wednesday on the Roof. There will be complimentary drinks, food courtesy of Cravins Caribbean Grill. Tickets are available starting at $25 or $45 for VIP. Get yours now by contacting 647-222-9560 or online at Electrostub:

To Regent Park, With Love – ARTS & CULTURE

Please join Syrus Marcus Ware, the inaugural Artist In Residence for Daniels Spectrum as he toasts a year of art making and community collaboration through a celebration and community love fest with residents of Regent! Join in a communal meal, take in the pop up performances by local residents, and experience the drawings and banners made during Syrus’s residency at Daniels Spectrum. Part performative Activist Love Letter , part formal sit down dinner- this gathering will feature performances by local artists and activists and food by the Show Love Cafe, Regent Park Catering Collective, and Nish Dish.

Neurosis – CONCERT

Catch American avant-garde metal band Neurosis tonight down at The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave). This is a 19+ event. Doors are at 6PM. Get your tickets online at Ticketmaster starting at $45:

THE oc: covering their tracks – concert

Indie88 presents THE OC: Covering Their Tracks, a very special evening celebrating the music from the cultural phenom The O.C. at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Hosted by Lana Gay, the event features “The Bait Shop Backing Band” performing tracks from The O.C.’s seminal soundtrack, 10 years after saying goodbye to Seth, Summer, Ryan, Marissa and friends.

Tuesday August 1

TBMF Sunset Series – SOCIAL

Join in for the second Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Sunset Series; a bicycle-powered community concert taking place as the sun sets on Tuesday evening. Enjoy a night riding through the scenic Pan Am path with friends and a free concert in the park! Ride with Cycle Toronto from Asquith Green Park to Taylor Creek Park at 5:45PM (meet at 5:30PM for check-in). Bring a picnic dinner along with you to eat while you enjoy the show from Toronto’s upcoming Soul group YUKA! They’re also offering a return trip after the show at 8PM. This event is free but an RSVP is required for the ride, register at:

In Conversation: Maria Qamar – ARTS & CULTURE

Join Canadian artist and Instagram star Maria Qamar (@Hatecopy) as she discusses Trust No Aunty with Scaachi Koul, senior writer for Buzzfeed and author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter.

Indigo Bay & Bloor (55 Bloor W) 7-8PM

Twilight Tuesdays: Night Market – SHOPPING

Drake One Fifty’s annual Night Market is back! Every Tuesday for the month of August, the area’s best restaurants are popping up in the York Street parkette from 5-9PM. Get your fix of flavours for $5 a ticket, redeemable for any food or drink item. Shop from local artisans, see into the future with a tarot card reading + enjoy tunes from DJ Grump spinning. Featured restaurants for tonight include Drake One Fifty, Tundra, Pizzeria Libretto, Superpoint, Henderson Brewing and Momofuku DaishĹŤ. Proceeds benefit Out of the Cold.

FAD: The White Party – ARTS & CULTURE?

Fever After Dark is back for the 3rd annual Summer edition of FAD: The White Party tonight at the Mod Club (722 College St). August always brings the heat of the summer and FAD is planning to match that heat by lighting the stage ablaze! Do not miss Fever After Dark The White Party; Toronto’s hottest dance show showcasing choreographers and the best talent the T-dot has to offer. Tonights host is Cara Volchoff with music by Dj Sanga Genesis. Doors open at 9PM. This is a 19+ event. Dress in white! Tickets are available at the door for $20

On a Tuesday – CONCERT

There’s gonna be a crazy ruckus at Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen W) tonight with The Noolands and their friends On A Tuesday, City in Wires & Milhouse. It’s Indie88Toronto “Nu Music Nite”! Show starts at 9PM. This is a FREE event!

Hurray For The Riff Raff – CONCERT

Hurray For The Riff Raff will be taking over the Great Hall (1087 Queen W) tonight! Catch them performing their brand of folk-blues sounds. This is a 19+ event. Doors are at 8PM. Tickets are online at Ticketfly starting at $20:

Monday July 31

Kai Exos – CONCERT

Kai Exos will be performing tonight down at the Burdock (1184 Bloor W). Kai’s newest 5-song EP evolves his sound from neo-soul to Alt R&B, and the message has moved from heartbreak and into a triumphant return. Catch him tonight starting at 9PM. Tickets are on for $8 in advance on or $10 at the door


The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen W) would like to present an important workshop for all those stressed out people out there. We know sh*t happens but with Mind Matters, How to Not Give a Sh*t workshop, they’ll equip you with stress reduction techniques to help combat day to day bullsh*t. They’ve taken a look at the science behind stress, what might be the cause, and strategies to help you manage it. This is a 19+ event – Doors at 5:45PM. Tickets available on Tickefly for $40

Jazz on Jarvis – CONCERT

Come to the Berkley Bicycle Club at 504 Jarvis, from 5-10PM to enjoy some jazz tunes on their patio. Jazz on Jarvis will be featuring some of Toronto’s premier jazz musicians. Tonight’s featured musician is Jessica Lalonde; known best for her acoustic style covers of 40’s & 50’s big band and jazz vocal standards. This is a FREE event! Register for your spot on Eventbrite:

Boss Lady Monday’s – Social

Today marks another event for Boss Lady Monday’s; a monthly series created by women for women. This FREE event will host two very special guest speakers sharing stories to inspire, stimulate, motivate, arouse, awaken, kindle, energize, stir and kick some ass! Come by the Painted Lady (218 Ossington Ave) by 5PM where you will meet up and mingle, then starting at 6PM the speakers will take the stage leading to the social hour starting at 7PM. This very special event is open to all persons who identify as female and want to connect with others in a safe and creative environment.

Good Enough LIVE Karaoke – SOCIAL

Think you have good chops from singing in the shower? Well, show us how you sing on stage tonight at the Drake Hotel’s outdoor patio starting at 10PM! Be the frontman for the Good Enough Live Karaoke Band with their new bi-weekly series on Mondays. This is a FREE event.


Adelaide Eats returns for its third year to the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place (150 York St) to tempt the tastebuds of thousands, with dishes and delicacies designed by Toronto’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers, food entrepreneurs, and artisanal food makers

Thursday July 27

LolĂ« White Tour Toronto 2017 – SPORTS

The LolĂ« White Tour is stopping off today in Toronto at Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Blvd)! Come together with thousands of other participants dressed in white as a symbol of peace, to practice as one. This year, they invite you join in for a wellness happening featuring meditation, yoga, music, and the power of community. Yoga Teachers for this event are Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee and Marla Meenakshi Joy (Meditation). All on-site participants will receive a free LolĂ« yoga mat, a $15 LolĂ« promo card and gift bag. Schedule for today’s event is as follows: 6:15PM Participant Arrival, 8:30PM Meditation, 8:45PM Yoga Session, 10PM Beyries Music Show. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets start at $49 on Eventbrite:

Belle & Sebastian – CONCERT

Catch the smooth sounds of Belle & Sebastian with Julien Baker tonight at the SOny Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front St). Show starts at 7PM. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster starting at $60:

Art Battle Championships! – ARTS & CULTURE

Tonight at 7:30PM is the spectacular Finale to the 2016/17 Art Battle season for the Canada National Championship, with more than 150 events across the country since Aug 2016 leading here, truly the best night of the year for Live Art in Canada! Art Battle is a live competitive painting where painters have 20 minutes to create the best work they can. Winners of Regional Finals from across the country will compete for a cash prize, the Trophy and the title of 2017 Art Battle National Champion! The competition takes place in two beautiful rooms at the Great Hall (1087 Queen W); both Halls have large wrap-around balconies, cash bars and amazing music throughout the night! These are the best of the best live painters, don’t miss this amazing night of creative community celebration! Tickets are available on ticketfly for $30:

Free Concert: Mystery Artist – CONCERT

Last summer First Canadian Place surprised you with Coleman Hell IN THE PARK. Join them again at FCP Park (100 King W) today at 12:15PM as they celebrate summer with another chart-topping Mystery Artist performance. Here’s a hint: this Toronto R&B artist rose to prominence last year with their hit Billboard premiered single. Still don’t know? We’ll they just dropped the name today and it’s: Daniel Caesar. This is a FREE event!

Tirgan Fest: Inner Journey – NIGHTLIFE

To kick off Tirgan Festival 2017 they present Inner Journey; a series that takes us beyond our ordinary experience of music, where the magic and power of music, mystical poetry / lyrics and sacred dance comes together to take us deeper, to help us explore who we really are and come in touch with our true human spirit and universal consciousness. This is an outdoor performance starting at 8:30PM down at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W). Tickets are available online for $30:


Steam Whistle Rock & Roll Night At Stop, Drop & Roll – NIGHTLIFE

Come on down to Stop, Drop & Roll (300 College St) starting at 8PM for some mid-summer rock jams from Plaid On Flannel, The Slivers, & REDSTEPS. These original Toronto bands all have members from Steam Whistle Pilsner and are ready to rock the night away while you enjoy some premium pilsners for $6 a pint. You will be given a ticket for a free Steam Whistle pint after you pay the cover charge. Cover is just $5 and doors open at 8pm. It’s gonna be one hell of time. See you there!

Wednesday July 26

Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up Shop – SHOPPING

Today marks day two of the Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up Shop! It’s on today from 11AM-7PM at the toronto premier streetwear store, Livestock (116 Spadina Avenue). Crowds for yesterday’s pop-up we’re crazy, with lines running down the street. However, it was worth it since Kendrick himself stopped by to see what the fuss was about ;). Make sure you drop by today, because who knows, maybe you’ll have the chance to not only snag some solid gear, but to see Kendrick in the flesh!

Sean Leon – CONCERT

Canadian recording artist and record producer from Toronto, Sean Leon will be performing tonight with + Some Peoples Kids and special guests Native Other. Come down to the Mod Club (722 College St) for this all ages show starting at 8PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $12:

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Toronto Blue Jays face off against the Oakland Athletics tonight down at the Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 7:07PM. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster starting at $12.60:

Blondie Afterparty – NIGHTLIFE

The Blondie & Garbage show is all sold out – but you can still come down to Toronto’s sexiest live music bar Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret & Lounge (200 Bathurst St) for an amazing afterparty! Live tributes to BLONDIE (Blondee – Blondie Tribute) and CBGBs (The Blanks – songs of CBGB) plus drink specials and more! This is a 19+ event. Cover is $5 before 10PM or $10 after

Movies in the Park: Moana – FAMILY

Join the Beach Village who will be hosting FREE Movie Nights in the Park tonight starting at dusk down at Ivan Forrest Gardens Park! Tonight’s featured film is family favourite Moana. There will be some FREE popcorn to munch on. So grab your friends, family, your comfiest blanket, and prepare for some wild laughs. See you at dusk!


July Social Mixer – SOCIAL

Toronto Social Mixer Group & Green Lotus Marketing Firm are excited to invite you to join Toronto’s biggest social networking group comprised of art enthusiasts, business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries to expand their business and social network through events where real relationships are developed organically with real people. Their vision is to create a marketplace where professionals, entrepreneurs and art lovers can enhance their personal growth while building relationships profiting from the experience of connecting with like-minded individuals. Just drop by Muvbox Patio by Marche (181 Bay St), when you enter the venue let one of the bar staff know you are there for the event – ask for Frank. Style Code is  business casual/upscale trendy. This event is FREE to attend. Just register online at Eventbrite:

Please bring your business cards as this is a professional networking event.

Tuesday July 25

Kendrick Lamar: The DAMN Tour with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M.

One of our all time favourite rappers, Kendrick Lamar is coming to us at the Air Canada Centre with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M starting at 7:30 PM. You definitely do not want to miss this show! Tickets available starting at $150 on Ticketmaster

City Cinema: Blues Brothers – SOCIAL

Yonge-Dundas Square continues its tradition of offering movie showings every week this summer with City Cinema! All films are free and screened outside, beginning at sundown every. Tonights feature is 1980’s hit, The Blue Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. This is a FREE event!

Korn & Stone Sour – CONCERT

Rock out to some heavy metal from American band, KORN alongside Stone Sour tonight at the Budweiser Stage (909 Lake Shore W). Doors at 5PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $64.

Open Roof Fest: Brimstone & Glory – SOCIAL/ARTS & CULTURE

Open Roof Festival returns for another night filled with food, musical performances and movies under the stars at 99 Sudbury! To start it off at 8PM is Toronto based singer sisters who go by LOLAA. Following their performance they will be screening is Brimstone & Glory; a documentary on the ecstatic ritual, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks. Film will begin at sundown (9PM-ish). Tickets are up for only $15 on

Toronto Summer Networking Social – SOCIAL

Join Start Proud as they come together at the Drake Hotel to connect with good company in the midst of patio season. Here attendees will get the chance to stay engaged and immersed within the LGBTQA+ community at large. Join professionals and students alike to share their wealth of knowledge, views, and connect with stimulating discussion. They invite you tonight at 6PM to join in for an evening to expand your network in good company with more life in our community.

Please remember to register for the event to fast track into the event here:


Symphony in the Gardens: The Power of Beethoven – ARTS & CULTURE

Classical music will ring throughout the historic Toronto landmark, Casa Loma for Symphony in the Gardens every Tuesday evening at 7:30PM till August 29, 2017. Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) will play host to the Toronto Concert Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Kerry Stratton, in the spectacular Glass Pavilion. Enjoy stunning views of the city, majestic castle and the beautiful estate gardens while listening to the Toronto Concert Orchestra under the stars. Guests also have an abundance of al fresco food and drink options while onsite. Tonight’s piece is The Power of Beethoven. General Admission tickets are $25 per show available at! The Castle stays open until 10PM on Tuesdays!