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Recreating Dublin in Toronto, and other things to do

Bloomsday Toronto
Jun 16
Start point: TTC Loop at Neville Park

Toronto joins in this international literary holyday celebration, where actors will recreate passages from Ulysses and The Beaches will stand-in for Dublin. Later in the day, the same actors will participate in an around the world reading of the Joyce classic, which starts in Auckland and ends in San Francisco.

For more information, check out the Bloomsday Toronto website.

Jun 14 to Jun 23
Various Locations

This two week celebration of creativity brings the best artists in this country and from around the world together. Intriguing exhibits include a runway of ceramic dolls created by fashion luminaries Viktor&Rolf. Other talked about performances include The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. And there is food at the Future Tastes of Toronto.

For more information, check out the Luminato Festival website.

Liberty Village Art Crawl
Jun 14 to Jun 15
Liberty Village

40 hand picked artists and artisans will exhibit their one of a kind, unique works of arts and products. Indulge your senses with unique artwork, photography, fashion designs, home decor products, jewelry, delicious edibles and more.

For more information, check out the Liberty Village Art Crawl website.

Toronto Japanese Film Festival
Jun 13 to Jun 28
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy. Films screening this year range from romantic comedies and manga inspired stories to samurai action flicks.

For more information, check out the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre website.

Blocks Toronto
Jun 16
Various Location

Join in this car-free urban scavenger hunt and rediscover the city. The objective is to track down present day versions of Toronto landmarks captured in archival photos. Travel on foot, bikes or the transit.

For more information, check out art organization Keep 6's website.

Run/Walk for Prostate Cancer
Jun 16
Ashbridges's Bay Park

This annual event coinciding with Father's Day raises money and awareness for prostrate cancer research.

For more information, check out the Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run website.

In Concert: Third Annual Bastid BBQ
Jun 15
Steam Whistle Brewing (The Roundhouse)

Co-hosted by Skratch Bastid and celebrity chef/musician Roger Mooking, this is annual celebration of music, food and people.

For more information, check out Skratch Bastid's website.

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