What's on in Toronto this weekend
CIBC Soccer Nation, Junction Night Market, Festival of India and what to do in Toronto this weekend
A nomadic public memorial for the Srebrenica Genocide takes over the Yonge-Dundas Square this weekend. More on that and other events in the city:
CIBC Soccer Nation
July 12-13 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) — Outside the CBC Building
We're down to the final games — join us at the Toronto Broadcast Centre and watch the world participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Come and watch CBC's coverage of the tournament on our giant LED screens in the Barbara Frum Atrium, at 250 Front St. W. And as always, you can join the excitement on social media by using hashtag #CBCWorldCup
For more information, check out the CBC Toronto website.
Što Te Nema?
July 12 — Yonge-Dundas Square
"Što Te Nema?" is collectively assembled and disassembled by people on city plazas and squares on the anniversary of Srebrenica genocide each year. The public participates by placing small, porcelain coffee cups on the ground and filling them with Bosnian coffee prepared on the spot throughout the day.
For more information, visit the memorial project's website.
Natsu Matsuri and Obon Festival
July 12 (3-8 p.m.) — Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
This year they're adding two more essential elements of Japanese summer festivals: a Beer Garen and Hanabi (fireworks; weather permitting).
For more information, check out the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre website.
Junction Night Market
July 12 (7-11 p.m.) — Pacific Avenue, north of Dundas
Join in for an evening of fabulous local food, craft beer and Ontario wine in the Junction. Tickets will be sold on site. Not only is the Night Market an amazing community food event, but it's also all for a good cause. All the proceeds go to help members in the community gain access to fresh and healthy food through their Voucher Program.
For more information, check out the Junction Night Market website.
5 & Dime Toronto
July 12 — Toronto Carpet Factory, 77 Mowat Ave.
Over 50 tables of knickknacks, googly things, chachka, do-hickies, and what-cha-ma-call-its, there's something for everyone, including your neighbour's dog. And with over 50 tables of tasty tidbits, nibblers, apps, grubs and munchies, they guarantee to satisfy your sweet and savoury tooth as well as your beer gut. Proceeds from the pop-up market benefit The Stop Community Food Centre.
For more information, check out the Interior Designers of Canada website.
The Art of the Sufi Tale: The Stories of Jalaladin Rumi
July 13 2-4:30 p.m. — U of T's Knox College
Toronto storyteller Ariel Balevi will introduce Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and storyteller, followed by an oral storytelling performance from his Masnavi, a vast tapestry of stories and stories within stories, used in his teachings. Rumi lived most of his life in Konya (now in Turkey), a major city on the Silk Route, where travellers met, sharing their stories and beliefs.
For more information, check out the The Ulyssean Society website.
July 11-13 — Harbourfront Centre
Forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. From disparate influences and traditions, to the intersections of people, space and time, the inaugural China Now festival seeks to explore China's enormous worldwide legacy.
For more information, check out the Harbourfront Center website.
Festival of India
July 12-13 — Yonge Street, Toronto Centre Island
The event begins with a euphoric parade down Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people. The festival is open to the public and free for everyone.
For more information, check out the Festival of India website.