Canada Day Long Weekend

Friday July 1st is Canada Day!  If you’re lucky enough to be in Toronto for the Canada Day long weekend, you won’t have a shortage of things to do.  From parades to fireworks, there’s lots to look forward to (and lots of fun to be had) this coming weekend! Friday July 1: 1. Redpath Waterfront Festival: The festivities include sailing tall ships, ship deck tours, a cook-off, an artisan market, buskers, live music, and boat races. 2 Canada Day at Harbourfront: The Harbourfront Centre celebrates Canada Day with live music, a history exhibit, and a fireworks display. 3. Electric Island at Hanlan’s point: Electric Island features a massive concert and picnic featurig electronic music.  Bring a blanket and comfortables shoes and dance the day away. 4. Union Summer Food Festival This festival features a variety of different food vendors and delicious food! Saturday July 2: 1. Toronto Ribfest: Celebrate Canada Day at Ribfest, a Canada festival and BBQ competition. 2. Taste of Downsview: The Taste of Downsview is a weekend long street festival featuring food vendors, live music, a kids zone, and food trucks. 3. The Beaches Jazz Festival: The annual Beaches Jazz festival features jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Carribbean, Reggae, Hip Hop, South American, Latin, R&B, and more.  The event takes place at the Queen East/Beaches area. Sunday July 3: 1. Toronto Pride Parade: The annual pride parade celebrates our wonderfully diverse population in Toronto. 2. Digital Dreams Music Festival: The Digital Dreams Music Festival is Canada’s biggest electronic music festival.  This year’s festival is headlined by Above and Beyond, Armen Van Buren, Axwell Ingrosso, Bassnectar, Borgore, Danny Tenaglia, Knife Party, Pendulum, and Umek.  This event is 16+. 3. Shakespeare in High Park: Canadian Stage gives us productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well, … Read more

Pride Week

June 26 to July 3 is Pride Week in Toronto.  This week we celebrate and honour the wonderful diversity in our great city.  There are a number of exciting events happening this week.  Check out our list Pride events below: Cabana Pool Party: Cabana Pool Bar Wednesday June 29th from 6:00pm – 11:00pm Check out the slickets poolside venue this side of South Beach and hang out with a cast of great friends and beautiful strangers. The party will be hosted by fashion Queen, Naomi Smalls. You must be 19+ to attend this event. Treehouse Party: Ryerson University 43 Gerrard Street East Sunday July 3, 2016 at 1:00pm, Monday July 4, 2016 at 1:00am The treehouse party features a great lineup of the best international DJs, including Sexshooters, Yinon Yahel, and Alain Jackinsky. Proceeds from the event go directly to support the 519 Community centre. Pride Parade: Sunday July 3, 2016 a 2pm Chuch St. and Bloor St Toronto’s gay pride parade is entering it’s 36 year and it gets bigger and better every year.  With colourful floats and amazing entertainment, the gay pride parade won’t dissapoint! Check out EC Toronto for Adult English Courses.

Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend

Toronto is known for it’s summer parades, activities, and festivals.  This weekend Toronto is hosting the Taste of Toronto culinary food festival.  Taste of Toronto features signature dishes from the city’s finest restaurants, meet-and-greets and demonstrations from world-class chefs, gourmet food and drink samples, and much more!  The Chef-Line Up includes culinary superstars Rick Moonen, Ela Herreria, David Lee, Mark McEwan, and many more.  The festival runs from June 23rd to June 25th at Garrison Common (Fort York). General Entry tickets can be purchased online for $29.00 and include entry to the festival.  You may also choose to get a VIP Upgrade which includes fast track entry to the festival, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, a complimentary Pilsner Urquell beer or wine, and access to private washrooms.  VIP Ugrade costs $74.00.  There are also a number of private dining packages available. Be sure to arrive hungry and get a taste of Toronto this weekend! For more information, or to purchase tickets visit: http://tasteoftoronto.com/ Check out EC Toronto for Adult English Courses in Toronto.