What's on: Toronto street festivals galore
It might be summer's busiest weekend in Toronto
It looks as though summer weather is back this weekend. So, there's no excuse not to go out and catch one of the art markets or many street festivals going on in the city.
Turtle House Arts Market
July 17 - July 18 Beit Zatoun
A showcase and celebration of newcomer artists and artisans from regions of conflict, featuring paintings, carving, jewellery and more.
For more information, check out the Turtle House Art Play Centre website.
Salsa on St. Clair
July 19- July 20 St. Clair Avenue
Canada's hottest street festival, Salsa on St. Clair is 10 years old! The festivities feature events throughout the city, including a series of Latin dance and art exhibitions and sizzling salsa parties all capped off with the big enchilada.
For more information, check out the Salsa on St. Clair website.
Global Village Food and Music Festival
July 18 (5-9 PM) Market 707 (Dundas, at Bathurst)
Celebrate the diverse food, music and culture that is Toronto. Free live performances from around the world - flamenco, Bollywood, Scandinavian, Caribbean and more. And delicious International street food from Japan, Colombia, Trinidad to name a few.
For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.
Big on Bloor Festival
July 19 - July 20 Bloor St. (between Dufferin and Landsdowne)
Bloordale celebrates business, community, arts and culture, with a unique community and city-building festival featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions. Highlights include the BIG market place more than 200 arts, crafts and information tables, BIG Alternative Art Festival and Card-Yard, recycled materials animated by architecture, art and poetry.
For more information, check out the Big on Bloor Festival website.
Live Green Toronto Festival
July 19 Yonge-Dundas Square
The Live Green Toronto Festival is one more way that Live Green Toronto promotes and supports the greening of our city. Activities include a Green Street Market, free performances and a giant swap meet.
For more information, check out the Live Green Toronto Festival website.
Taste of Thailand
July 19 - July 20 Nathan Phillips Square
Experience traditional Thai massage, participate in Thai cooking demos, participate in fruit carving demonstrations, enjoy cultural Thai dancing and Muay Thai demonstrations, and much more.
For more information, check out the Taste of Thailand website.
14th Toronto Chinatown Festival
July 19 - July 20 Dundas St. W (between Spadina and Beverley)
The theme for this year's Toronto Chinatown Festival is Journey to the West, a 500-year-old Chinese fable, featuring the Monkey King as the main character. Look for the Monkey King mascot, and activities related to the fable among other activities at the festival.
For more information, check out the Toronto Chinatown Festival website.
In Concert: Katy Perry
July 18, 19, 21 ACC
Katy Perry is in town with her Prismatic world tour. So don't be ashamed to sing along to all the replays of Teenage Dreams and Roar.
For more information, check out the ACC website.