There are some enjoyable summer festivals and events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This video presents “Cabaret”:

  • Performed live by vocal stylist, Patricia Nesci, with the Casablanca Orchestra (www.clubcasablanca.ca) at the Barry Zukerman amphitheatre in August 2012.

Summer Entertainment at Toronto’s Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre

FREE

July 2  – August 29, 2013

Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.

“Tuesday Night Live!” performances from 7 to 8 p.m. are:

  • July 2 – Megacity Big Band: an 18-piece jazz orchestra performing big band music of the ’30s and ’40s, as well as modern works in swing style.
  • July 9 – The Octokats: new summer jazz band.
  • July 16 – Russian Folk Theatre: colourful costumes, Russian folk music and dance.
  • July 23 – North York Concert Band: music from pop to light classics, featuring Canadian composers.
  • July 30  – Danny’s 11: a nine-piece jazz/swing band with two vocalists.
  • August 6 – Cadeo: Spanish guitar and Latin music.
  • August 13 – Casablanca Orchestra: Broadway show tunes and great hits from the ’30s to the ’90s.
  • August 20 – Shul of Rock: dynamic rock and roll Jewish music.
  • August 27 – Danny’s 7: seven-piece jazz/swing band with singers.

Family Fun Summer Festival is on every second Thursday evening, as part of the Family Fun Theatre series, for  parents and children to join FREE, family-friendly activities from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or watch stage performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. as follows:

  • July 11 – Chris McKhool Kids Show: Juno-nominee and Canada’s greatest eco-Troubadour and children’s musical star.
  • July 25 – Dufflebag Theatre: Beauty and the Beast.
  • August 15 – Movie under the Stars: family activities at 8 p.m.; outdoor movie screening at 9 p.m.
  • August 29 – Rhythm Unurisho Drummers and Dancers: Lively evening of African Drummers.
  • In the event of rain, activities and performances will take place in the Earl Bales Community Centre within the park.

Contact Information

  • Performance hotline: 392-3846
  • Amphitheatre Booking: Gloria Peters – 416-338-2572
  • For Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre’s performance information, please call 416-392-3846.

Please click here for more info about the Zukerman Theatre – Summer Events 2013.

Harbourfront Centre

presents

Free Flicks

Wednesday Nights at Dusk: 9 pm

July 3 – August 28, 2013

WestJet Stage™ at Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre

presents

Ritmo y Color

July 5-7 | FREE

July 5, 2013
9:30PM – 11:00PM

WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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July 6, 2013
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Redpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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July 6, 2013
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Zone 5
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

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  • Now in its ninth edition, Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today’s diverse Latin American communities.
  • Family highlights include a Make Your Own Piñata Workshop and a Shorts for Shorties film screening.

This video presents “FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA -2013”:

Gerrard India Bazaar BIA

presents

TD Festival of South Asia

FREE Admission

July 6 – 7, 2013

12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

1426 Gerrard Street East
(Coxwell and Gerrard)
Map to this event

Website: www.festivalofsouthasia.com
Email: gibbia@gerrardindiabazaar.com
Phone: 416-465-8513

  • The TD Festival of South Asia “creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia.”
  • On 6 July, the event is presenting its third annual South Asia’s Got Talent show for Toronto based youth.
    • It showcases the best Toronto youth have to offer in dance, singing, drama, magic and much more.

    • The main stage will feature dancing, and South Asian programs reflecting Indian, Afghani,Pakistani,Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures.

  • On the street, visitors will be enticed by the tastes offered by more than 20 restaurants, priced from 1-6 dollars.

City of Toronto and Timothy’s World Coffee®

present

SUNDAY SERENADES

Concerts & Dancing Under the Stars

FREE Admission

July 7  – August 18, 2013
Sundays 7:30 – 9 pm

Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street

  • Spend Sunday evenings at Mel Lastman Square dancing to some of Ontario’s best big band, swing and jazz acts.

SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

EVERY SUNDAY

FREE Amission

July 7 – December 15, 2013

2 pm – 4 p.m.

Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
(at McCowan & Ellesmere)

  • Please note: There is no reserved seating for any concerts

City of Toronto and Timothy’s World Coffee®

present

Farmers’ Market – 10 am – 2 pm + Fresh Concerts – 12:30 – 2 pm

FREE Admission

Every Wednesday July 10 – August 28

Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West

  • Enjoy the Farmers’ Market while listening to Canadian music each Wednesday.

City of Toronto and Timothy’s World Coffee®

present

Tasty Food for purchase -11 am – 2 pm + Tasty Concerts 12:30  pm- 2 pm

Celebrate the World

FREE Admission

Every Thursday July 11 – August 29, 2013

Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West

  • At Tasty Thursdays’ events, there are FREE concerts featuring music from around the world including Brazilian forró, Jamaican reggae, Cuban salsa, Indian bhangra and more.

This video presents “SoundClash Music Award shortlist announced”:

  • Brace yourselves for the third annual Soundclash Music Awards coming to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre July 12, 13 and 14.
  • The 2013 SoundClash Festival is a live (local) music competition/festival  hosted annually by Harbourfront Centre to give independent artists’ within the GTA a chance to showcase their unique music to over 45,000 thousand people who stop by over the three-day festival.
    • Applicants began applying on April 1 of this year in hopes of competing for the top spot.

    • Over 200 applications were received and six lucky finalists were chosen to perform.

Harbourfront Centre

presents

SoundClash Music Festival

FREE Admission

July 12 – 14, 2013

July 12, 2013
10:00PM – 11:00PM
WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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July 13, 2013

WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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Redpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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Harbourfront Centre

presents

Tirgan Festival

FREE Admission to Some Events

July 18 – 21, 2013

at Harbourfront Centre

  • Through music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts, food and crafts, Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront Centre highlights the richness of the contemporary and traditional art and culture of Iran.

Harbourfront Centre

presents

Classical V: Brass

FREE Admission

July 26 – 28, 2013

July 26, 2013
9:30PM – 11:00PM
WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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July 27, 2013
12:00PM – 1:00PM
235 Queens Quay West
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July 27
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Redpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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 July 27, 2013
8:00PM – 9:00PM
WestJet Stage
235 Queens Quay West
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Sunday, July 28, 2013
5:55PM
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West

  • A global twist on classical brass music – from French horns and trumpet voluntaries to Indian wedding bands, brass bands and boat blasts!

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

presents

7th Edition
OPERA IN THE GARDEN ’13
Screenings

FREE

Gates Open at 7 pm; Films Start around 9 pm

July 26, 2013 – August 23, 2013

Location: Garden of the Consulate General of Italy at 136 Beverley St., Toronto

  • Each screening will take place on a large cinema screen erected in the garden.
  • Guests are invited to bring friends, family, blankets, and a picnic and are encouraged to dress in their finest operatic picnic attire for an evening that promises to be full of culture and entertainment.
  • Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. with the films beginning at sunset (around 9:00 pm.).
  • In case of rain or strong winds the screening will be postponed to Sunday.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Enjoy!

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