There are summer events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from July 25 to July 30,
- Most events are FREE.
This video presents “Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival.”
- The Beaches International Street festival is “Toronto’s #1 outdoor festival held annually.”
- There are Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Samba, Latin, and 50 live bands.
- Outdoor music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.
- Here is an exclusive original story about the people behind it.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 19 – 28, 2013
and STREETFEST: JULY 25-27
Location: Event takes place in multiple locations
- Beaches International Jazz Festival is a FREE, open-air event committed to presenting quality jazz to all.
- The Festival begins at Woodbine Park with concerts held at multiple outdoor stages that feature a mix of local up-and-coming artists and headlining performances.
- Mainstage performances at Kew Gardens and concerts held along the Beach Boardwalk welcome both local and international artists for festival attendees to enjoy.
- The Beaches International Jazz Festival’s signature event is Streetfest, July 25-27 with the following highlights.
- Upwards of 50 Canadian bands entertain you along a 2 km stretch of Queen Street East which is closed for this festival.
- Streetfest showcases Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B and Soul sounds.
- Please click here for info on the location of each performing band during Streetfest.
Live Green Toronto Festival
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Main stage will be at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Community Stage will be at the intersection of Queen and Yonge Streets.
- The details of this event were mentioned in my previous blog, You’re Invited: Toronto Events – July 13-27 + Road Closures – July 13-14 & 27, 2013.
Multicultural Exploration of Canada (MEC) Festival
July 27 – 28, 2013
11:00AM to 9:00PM
Location: Ashtonbee Road at Eglinton and Warden, and Eglinton and Birchmount areas in Scarborough
- 57 Cultures across Canada gather at one venue.
- The festivities at MEC Fest will feature:
- official gala events;
- seminars and workshops pertaining to educating community members about Art and Culture within the multi-cultural Diasporas of Canada;
- a networking platform with government officials, local dignitaries, businesses, professionals, private stakeholders, international and local media groups;
- 30,000 event attendees;
- more than 30 performing art groups;
- over 100 food and merchandise vendors;
- 10 serious employers who promote diversity; and
- more than 3000 job seekers.
- For public transit,
- take TTC Bus 68 on Warden Avenue and get off at Astonbee Rd (Stop ID: 08531).
Emerald Ash Borer Information Night
July 30, 2013
7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Emmanuel Howard Park United Church
214 Wright Ave (Nearest major intersection: Roncesvalles Ave & Dundas St. W)
- Join LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests to learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), its impact on our urban forest, and what you can do.
- Topics will include
- How EAB kills trees;
- Basic ash tree identification; and
- Treatment, removal and replanting options.
- You will also receive brief training on how to go door-to-door in your neighbourhood to inform others on what can be done about this invasive pest, such as treating healthy ash and planting new trees.
- Emerald Ash Borer Ambassador Kits will be distributed and attendees will have the opportunity so sign up for group door-to-door canvassing events in Ward 14.
Toronto Road Closures
Beaches Jazz Festival – Road Closures July 25 – 27
- Queen Street East from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue will be closed from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Live Green Toronto Festival – Road Closure July 27
- Yonge Street from Queen Street to Edward Street just north of Dundas Street will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Bay Street is an alternative north-south route for motorists.
Multicultural Exploration of Canada – Road Closure July 27 – 28
- Ashtonbee Road from Warden Avenue to Thermos Road will be closed from July 27 at 6 a.m. to July 28 at 11:59 p.m.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info
- Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
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
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)
If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 24, 2013
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Three special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic, but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.
In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination.
More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.
Beaches Jazz Festival – weekend closures
Queen Street East from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue will be closed from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27.
Live Green Toronto Festival – Saturday closure
Yonge Street Queen Street to Edward Street just north of Dundas Street will be closed on Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Bay Street is an alternative north-south route for motorists.
Multicultural Exploration of Canada – Saturday and Sunday closure
Ashtonbee Road from Warden Avenue to Thermos Road will be closed from Saturday, July 27 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, July 28 at 11:59 p.m.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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