When a tourist comes to Toronto, there are plenty of things to do for tourists. There are plenty even for locals to explore about Toronto on the weekends. During the summer months, some of the following activities are listed below.
Various Harbourfront events such as: Hot & Spicy Food Festival
Caribana – A Caribbean and West Indian festival
Canadian National Exhibition (Also known as the CNE, and the Ex)
Taste of the Danforth
The 1812 Bicentennial Events
2015 Pan-American pre-events
These summer events are usually admission free for the exception of the Summerlicious, which the costs can vary, some of the Caribana events, Taste of Danforth foods and the Canadian National Exhibition.
Summerlicious is from now until July 22. It is the prix fixe menu from the Toronto’s top restaurants that are selected by the City of Toronto and 150 restaurants participating. Prices start from $15-$45. You can taste Toronto in a budget that way.
There is the Caribana coming soon and it is the celebration of the Caribbean culture, music and their food. There are events happening throughout the Toronto area. Please visit the official website for event details.
Pan-Am Games will be happening in 2015, but the pre-activities are now happening. Currently, a commissioned arts and cultural project for the Pan-Am Games just launched. One of those work currently featured is: Play Me, I’m Yours, which has been all over the World. Play Me is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Reaching over a two million people worldwide more than 600 pianos have now been installed in cities across the globe, from New York to Sydney, bearing the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
Play Me pianos are located in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges and ferries, the pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. Many pianos are personalised and decorated by artists or the local community. By creating a place of exchange ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.
In terms for Pan-Am Games in 2015 in Toronto, its focus is on the diversity and the Pan-American culture through art and celebration. There are 41 Pan-American countries and pianos are displaying throughout the landmarks of Toronto..
Summer event series continues through Labour Day weekend.