What's On: Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony and more
It's been a wonderful couple of weeks, welcoming athletes, their families and tourists to the city for the Pan Am Games.
The Pan Am Games come to a close this weekend, and the closing ceremony is likely the biggest ticket in town.
However, there's lots to do before heading down to watch it:
Closing Ceremony: Pan Am Games
Jul 26, Pan Am Ceremonies Venue (1 Blue Jays Way)
The big story, still, is Kanye West is one of the three headline acts (the other two being Serena Ryder and Pitbull). The next big question is: who will be the flag bearer for Canada for the closing ceremony? If you're not at the venue, tune into CBC to find out!
For more information, check out the Pan Am Games website.
Jul 26, Parkdale
Canada's first ever Momo Crawl will give you a passport to Little Tibet. You can sample the steamed dumplings and also partake in cultural activities to learn more about the city's growing Tibetan diaspora.
For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.
Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show
Jun 26, Trinity Bellwoods Park
If you have a vintage bicycle sitting in your basement or garage, give it a shine and show it off at the event, organizers say. This free event is another celebration for Toronto's bicycle culture. Expect like-minded people and vendors.
For more information, check out the Community Bicycle Network website.
Art Battle International Live
Jul 24-25, Distillery District; Nathan Phillips Square
Visual artists from across the Americas come together to battle live using acrylic paints. Audiences choose their favourites, who go on to the next round.
For more information, check out the Art Battle International Facebook page.
Jul 25 to Jul 26, Toronto Island Park
Whimsy seems to be a key word for this festival. Artists will present works meant to be observed or take part in. Examples range from sketching out the treehouse of your childhood dreams, running in a giant hamster wheel or simply partaking in a picnic.
For more information, check out the Figment Festival website.
Air Guitar Championship: Finals
Jul 25, Mod Club
The winner of the Canadian air guitar championship heads to Finland later this year to participate in the 20th anniversary Air Guitar World Championships. So have your tune, moves and posse ready.
For more information, check out the Air Guitar Canada website.
In Concert: Maxi Priest
Jul 25, Atlantis Pavilion
As part of Pan Am Games, the Jamaica Tourist Board has been showcasing the culture and talent of the island nation, including British Jamaican reggae star Maxi Priest.
For more information, check out the Jamaica House 2015 Facebook page.