Top Events Canada TOP 20 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA

Listed below is the selection of top 20 events and festivals in Toronto Ontario.

There are in fact more than 20 main events and festivals taking place in Toronto each year. Here, Top Events Canada concentrates on just the top 20 events such as Toronto's biggest winter culinary celebration – the WinterCity Festival, and Canada Blooms – Canada’s largest flower and garden festival and much more

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WinterCity Festival
end of January through February
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsThe 14 day winter celebration of culture, food and a variety of outdoor events in Toronto, the WinterCity Festival is actually a combination of three different events, the WOW Series taking place outdoors and focussing on family oriented performances from all over the world, the indoor Warm Up Series featuring multi-media events and performances geared towards both family and mature audiences and the Winterlicious program, which involves more than 150 restaurants offering special price-fixe promotions on meals. Winterlicious is Toronto's biggest winter culinary celebration to date.

For more information about the WinterCity Festival visit:
http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/TorontoON



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Saint Patrick's Day Parade
mid March
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayOne of the world's biggest (and most raucous) Saint Patrick's Day Parades, and a popular event in Toronto since 1863 (over 150 years ago), the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto, recognized as one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades, attracts over 500,000 spectators.

For more information about the Toronto St Patrick’s Day Parade visit:
http://www.topatrick.com/





Canada Blooms
mid March
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Flower Festivals CanadaRecognized as Canada’s largest flower and garden festival and named one of Ontario’s Top 100 events by Festivals and Events and one of North America’s Top 100 events by the American Bus Association, Canada Blooms attracts more than 200,000 visitors to enjoy the special children’s areas, more than 200 hours of free lectures, gardening demonstrations and talks with the stars of the gardening and horticultural world and the wonder of gardens created by Ontario’s premier landscape architects and designers, and much more.

For more information about Canada Blooms visit:
http://www.canadablooms.com





LG Fashion Week
end March / beginning April
Toronto, Ontario (ON)


LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris takes place at the end of March / beginning of April in Canada’s fashion capital of Toronto and brings together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the season’s collections in what has now become the second largest Fashion Week in North America, commanding the respect of the international fashion family.

Visit the official LG Fashion Week web site at www.lgfashionweek.ca





TD Toronto Jazz Festival
end March / beginning April
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsThe TD Toronto Jazz Festival is recognized as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. It is endorsed by the Toronto City Council, supported by local jazz artists and big jazz talent from all over the world and attracts 500,000 visitors to more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at more than 40 locations in and around Toronto.

For more information about the Toronto Jazz Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Toronto-Jazz-Festival.html
or take a look at:
http://torontojazz.com/





Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
late April – early May
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Film FestivalsOne of North America's most renowned documentary celebrations, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is Toronto’s “other” major film event each year and is recognized as North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market attracting more than 180,000 enthusiasts especially to the newly renovated Bloor Cinema. A much anticipated selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world are presented each year to Toronto audiences and international delegates.

For more information about the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival visit: http://www.hotdocs.ca/





GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon
early May
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Marathons Attracting more that 15,000 runners from over 50 countries, and offering a different event for all tastes and abilities, the Toronto Goodlife Marathon and Half-Marathon are famed for their size and the speed with which they can be completed. This premier race weekend offers an event to cater to all tastes and abilities, from the full marathon, to the half marathon, to the 5k marathon. The Toronto Goodlife Marathon is also AIMS, IAAF and Athletics Canada certified and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

For more information about the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon visit:
http://www.torontomarathon.com/





Pickering Dragon Boat Festival
early June
Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Dragon Boat FestivalsOne of the most competitive dragon boat regattas of the racing season, popular for more than 17 years, the Pickering Dragon Boat Festival showcases a wide range of events, including twelve mixed crews competing in a series of 3 championship races, events for women only, and some for men only, as well as a Specialty Cup Race for university crews. This popular event also offers a sneak look at the World’s dragon boat club crew competition.

For more information about the Pickering Dragon Boat Festival visit:
http://www.pdbc.ca/festival/festival.html





Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity
mid June
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

For ten days each year in June, the five-year old Luminato, the Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, transforms the stages, streets and public spaces of Toronto with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, food and design.


For more about Luminato take a look at:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Luminato-Toronto-Festival-of-Arts-and-Creativity.html
or visit the official Luminato web site at www.luminato.com





Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival
late June
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Dragon Boat FestivalsA two-day event on Toronto Centre Island now attracting teams from all over Canada, the USA, the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia, has become an increasingly popular affair for 25 years. The Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Chinese culture and others too in a wide selection of food, crafts, workshops, and performances.

For more in formation about the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival visit:
http://dragonboats.com





Pride Toronto
end June
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Gay Pride in CanadaThe 10-day Toronto's Pride Week is a celebration of the city's gay, lesbian and queer communities and heritage, and is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, and one of Toronto’s main events of the year attracting more than 1.2-million visitors and earning the city over $135-million in revenue. In March 2013, the Canadian Event Industry Awards announced that Pride Toronto had won the National Star Award for the Best Cultural Event in 2012.

For more information about Pride Toronto take a look at:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Toronto-pride-week.html
or visit:
http://www.pridetoronto.com





Toronto Canada Day Celebrations
28 June – 1 July
Canada Square, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsAn event that grows every year in all locations right across Canada, the Canada Day Weekend Celebrations are no exception. Apart from the ever popular and spectacular fireworks show on Canada Eve (June 30) preceded by a wealth of top level entertainment, the Toronto Canada Day Celebrations offer everything from dance in all shapes and forms, amazing selections and offerings of food from all over the world and much more.

For more information about the Toronto Canada Day Celebrations visit:
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/canadaday/





Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival
early to mid July
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Fringe TheatreA popular film event for a quarter of a century, the Toronto Fringe Festival features approximately 150 shows highlighting new plays and old favorites, experimental works and fresh hits presented by local, national, and international artists in more than 35 venues across Toronto. The Toronto Fringe Festival also offers a wide range of entertainment including buskers and bands, visual artists, talks and even the fun to be found in the increasingly popular beer tent.

For more information about the Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival visit:
http://fringetoronto.com/






Caribana
end July
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

The Scotiabank Caribana Festival is an exciting three-week cultural festival of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts culminating in the spectacle of Parade Day on the Lakeshore with a kaleidoscope of music, colourful costumes, theatrical masquerade band displays, steel bands, and mouth-watering feasts of Caribbean cuisine, culminating in the popular Scotiabank Caribana Parade

For more about Caribana visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Caribana.html
or take a look at the official Caribana web site at:
http://www.caribanatoronto.com





Canadian National Exhibition - CNE
late August
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

With fun for the whole family, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event and the fifth largest event in North America. Attracting more than 1.3 million visitors each year revelers come for the entertainment, midway rides and games, parades, exhibits and daily Mardi Gras parade and the three-day Canadian International Air Show.

For more about the Canadian National Exhibition see:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Canadian-National-Exhibition.html
or visit the official web site at www.theex.com/





Canadian International Air Show
late August – early September
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsA concluding event of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto since 1949, and recognized as one of the largest and longest-running aviation display air shows in North America, the Canadian International Air Show features aircraft from Canada and the United States, as well as other countries performing over Lake Ontario for three days in early September. A popular event for more than six decades, the Canadian International Air Show features an impressive line up of many air show 'firsts' including appearances by the Concorde, F-22 Raptor, the V-22 Osprey and more!

For more information about the the Canadian International Air Show visit:
http://cias.org/





Toronto International Film Festival
early September
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Film FestivalsThe Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is now recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes, attracting more than 500,000 movie lovers to view over 350 films from 64 countries screened at approximately 37 screens in downtown Toronto venues.

For more information about the Toronto International Film Festival take a look at:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Ontario-ON-top-events-festivals-Toronto-International-Film-Festival-TIFF.html
or visit the TIFF web site at:
http://tiff.net/





World Wine Awards of Canada
early – mid September
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaThe World Wine Awards of Canada, also known as “The Worlds”, take place in early to mid September in Toronto to find out about the bet in wines all over the world sold in Canada. This competition is open to both imported and domestic wines for sale in Canada. Judges are top wine critics, journalists and educators from all over Canada.

For more information about the World Wine Awards of Canada visit:
http://www.winealign.com/awards/2013/06/24/wwac_home/<





Windfest
early October
Woodbine Beach, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Kite FestivalsToronto’s largest kite festival features everything from skilled kite fliers to children learning to fly their first kites they can learn how to make at workshops. Still more facets of Windfest are the expert demonstrations, kite sales on the beach, workshops on clean energy and wind power,and even a kite hospital for damaged kites, as well as kite sales on the beach and much more.

For more information about Toronto’s Windfest waterfront kite festival visit:
http://www.toronto4kids.com/Calendar/index.php/name/WindFest-2014/event/8896/





Toronto Oktoberfest
early October
Traditional Festhalle Tent, Ontario Place Parking Lot 2, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – OktoberfestToronto’s authentic Oktoberfest celebration, inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City through authentic food, drink and merriment. Event highlights include authentic Bavarian fare prepared by Chef Marc Thuet using Piller’s sausages and schnitzel, traditional Festhalle seating and décor, Bavarian dancers and oompah brass bands, traiditonal Oktoberfest games, singing and dancing, and so much more!

For more information about the Toronto Oktoberfest visit:
http://www.torontooktoberfest.ca/





Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
late October
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Marathons Famous for both its its size and the speed with which is can be completed, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is an ideal starting point for runners wanting to head eventually for the expanse of events such as the Boston Marathon. Promoting a truly festive atmosphere, the Toronto Marathon features a wealth of entertainment right through the city with music and live bands, singers and cheer leaders concluding with the very popular post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square from 10am to 3:30pm on Sunday.

For more information about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon visit:
http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/index.htm





Food and Wine Events in CanadaGourmet Food & Wine Expo
mid November
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaAn increasingly popular event, the four day Gourmet Food & Wine Expo offers more than 40,000 guests the chance to enjoy gourmet food as well as over 1,800 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the world. This event is reputed to present events with the style and sophistication of downtown cocktail parties along with offering information, education and much more.

For more information about the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo visit:
http://www.foodandwineexpo.ca





Canadian Aboriginal Festival
mid to end November
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – vals Powwowr or Pow Wow EventsNorth America’s largest, multi-disciplined Aboriginal arts event, the Canadian Aboriginal Festival is recognized as the “signature event” for Canadian Aboriginal peoples and includes the annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Attracting peoples of all races and creeds, and hundreds of dancers, the Canadian Aboriginal Festival has been a popular event for two decades and offers something for everyone, from education on a number of relevant topics, traditional foods, shopping at more than 150 booths and much more.

For more about the Canadian Aboriginal Festival visit:
http://www.topevenww.canab.com






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