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Summer Festivals in Toronto

By Viator, September 2017

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As Canada’s most multicultural city, Toronto is a hub for summer festivals. The city hosts events celebrating art, culture, and food, so whether you're looking for souvlaki and mezes or yoga and cupcakes, Toronto has a festival for you. Here are some favorites.

Toronto Pride
Pride weekend is a celebration of Toronto's thriving LGBT community. Over 10 days, the festival features a parade and a a number of events and activities, and with nearly 1.2 million annual attendees, it's one of the largest pride festivals in the world.

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race
The Dragon Boat Festival puts a fun spin on a great cause with participants racing beautifully decorated and brightly colored boats through the waters of the Toronto Islands to promote awareness and growth of Chinese culture in the city. Insider tip: This festival location boasts the best view of the city.

Woofstock
Head over to St. Lawrence Market for the annual Woofstock Festival on the second weekend of June to hang out with some retrievers, terriers, and beagles. This festival features all things "woof," including games, races, and the adorable Ms. and Mr. Canine Pageant.

Caribana (Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto)
Caribana is one of North America's largest street festival and likely the largest Caribbean celebration outside of the islands. Prepare for colorful performances, steel pan, soca, calypso, and plenty of dancing. Don't fill up on fried bake, doubles, and Jamaican patties before the parade so you have extra energy for dancing.

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays
While Pedestrian Sundays may not be a formal festival, this popular Toronto event takes place every Sunday year-round and offers food and music from local vendors. With everything from outdoor yoga lessons and market sweets to breakout capoeira, there's always something different going on.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is known as one of North America's premier jazz festivals, welcoming half a million fans to the city over 10 days each year with 350 performances and some 1,500 musicians. The heart of the festival is located at Nathan Philips Square, but events also take place around the city.

Taste of the Danforth
Toronto boasts more culturally diverse and award-winning restaurants than one can count, so it's no wonder that the city is host to numerous food and culinary festivals, including the Greek Town's Taste of the Danforth Festival. Set on East Toronto's Danforth Avenue, souvlaki meets mezes and Hellenic food, culture, and music collide.

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Ultimate Toronto Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 103 Reviews

On this 5-hour ultimate Toronto small-group tour, you'll see and learn about some of the area's most famous landmarks, attractions and areas. Ride to the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.11
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Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 338 Reviews

Experience the sights, sounds and history of multi-cultural Toronto at your speed, on your time. Your ticket on the Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour allows ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.16
St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour, Toronto, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Taste where Toronto began. Over 200 years ago, aboriginals traded goods from war canoes and fished for salmon on the shores of Lake Ontario behind where the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.78
7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto, Toronto, Food Tours
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7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Experience Toronto from the sky on a helicopter tour over the city! As you soar through the air, look down on the skyscrapers, CN Tower, the waterfront, Fort ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 7 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.73
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Private Toronto Guided City Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Allow your licensed tour guide to take you on a private tour around the city of Toronto. Learn about the history of Toronto and Canada in comfort and ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $245.33
Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour, Toronto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

On this small-group walking tour, explore the historical streets of Old Toronto and learn how beer has played an important role in Toronto's past. Taste some ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.25
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Toronto Dinner and Dance Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Enjoy a special dining experience on this Toronto dinner and dance cruise. As you travel along Toronto Harbour, grab a cocktail, soak in views of the city ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.40
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Toronto Inner Harbour and Island Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

See a different side to Toronto when on a one-hour sightseeing cruise along Toronto's Inner Harbour. Accompanied by informative commentary on the city's past ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $23.05
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Toronto Dining Cruise with Buffet Lunch or Brunch

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Hop aboard this Toronto Harbour cruise for a special dining experience. Choose the lunch cruise or weekend brunch cruise and enjoy a lovely meal while admiring ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.48

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