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August 03, 2015

Upcoming Events/Consumer Shows

Festivals Toronto and beyond...

It's been a challenge trying to update this site in order to make it really versatile and especially during the festival season! We thank you for your patience and continue to provide live listings until then.

We are also using our facebook page as well as Twitter to share events, etc. - trying not to 'flood' your timelines with posts at the same time!

SuperFan Comiccon is also postponed until 2016. Waterloo Air Show will no longer be held. Toronto Fall Home Show is now in Oct. The Delicious Food Show is now called the Toronto Food & Wine Show, it also changed its venue/month.

Soul in the City feat. Sean Jones

Jul 6–27, 2015: 7:30pm

thumbnail picture of Casa Loma's Soul City posterMonday Evenings, July 6–27, as well as a special preview on June 8, Casa Loma will play host to live performances by Sean Jones in the spectacular Glass Pavilion.

Magnetic, Captivating and Genuinely Soulful are just a few of the accolades describing Sean Jones; a performer whose international stock is on the rise. His interpretive performances of R&B and Soul classics have wooed fans from across Canada and the US.

General Admission tickets available for single night admissions. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Casa Loma website or onsite at the box office.

Summer Friday Fan Festivals

Select dates in July/Aug (see below)

Love baseball? Better still...love Toronto's Blue Jays? If so, you'll want to hang out at the Rogers Centre on July 17, 31 and/or August 14, 28 for the Bacardi Summer Friday Fan Festivals. If you're in the area, or attending the game, go early and have some fun!

Blue Jays logo for Fan Festival Fridays

Live entertainment, special guests, interactive games and the opportunity to win some prizes will all be happening outside Gates 10 & 11 up until first pitch (7:07pm). If you're 19+, there's gonna be free samples of Bacardi products too.

Women in Engineering and Science Competition

Aug 8-9, 15-16, 2015

This is a not-for-profit, Women in Engineering and Science Competition for youth grades 6 - 9, with The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto and The Professional Engineers of Ontario (West Toronto Chapter) that will give youth the chance to experience engineering and science tasks, through challenge and teamwork.

A 4-day event which will expose the students to the engineering design process, as well as prototyping and testing. The theme of the competition is Prosthetics. Fee: $50 (covers all materials and food for the participants for the 4 days and a t-shirt!)
Please note this is a coed event for boys and girl attendees and participants.

image with Competition details

Students will learn about designing a prototype using constraints and parameters
On Day 2, Students will be exposed to cost analysis and time constraints of building a prototype
In the last workshop they will learn to design given the requirement of fulfilling specific tasks.
On Competition Day, the designs will be evaluated based on testing and presentation by industry professionals.

Masala Masti Boat Cruise V

Aug 9, 2015: Noon-5pm

Once again ‘Masala Masti Boat Cruise’ sails into this year with a bang! Enjoy the ultimate cruising experience and the breathtaking view of ‘Toronto Skyline’.

Masala Masti Boat Cruise poster

From jaw dropping performances to grooving on peppy numbers, from exciting games to savouring mouth-watering delicacies, you have it all here. So, get on to the cruise for a fun-filled family day. *Cash Bar

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Aug 13-16, 2015

Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes (and villains) including Spider-Man, The Avengers - Iron Man, Hulk, and more come to life in an action-packed arena experience.

You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

Masala Masti Boat Cruise V

Aug 28, 2015: 8pm-1am

Once again ‘Masala Masti Boat Cruise’ sails into this year with a bang! Enjoy the ultimate cruising experience and the breathtaking view of ‘Toronto Skyline’. From jaw dropping performances to grooving on peppy numbers, to savouring mouth-watering delicacies, you have it all here.

Masala Masti Boat Cruise poster

So, put on your party shoes and get on to the cruise for non-stop fun! *Cash Bar

Fan Expo Canada™

Sept 3-6, 2015

Fan Expo LogoFan Expo Canada™ is some times referred to as the Comic Con of Canada. In past years, there's been over 700 exhibitors covering 400,000 sq ft or more! Fan Expo Canada™ combines the best of gaming, horror, comics, science fiction and anime under one roof and is the largest event of its kind in Canada, and one of the largest in the world!

Cobble Beach Concours D’Elegance

Sept 12-13, 2015

Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community presents the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

picture of Cobble beach and golf course

On Saturday, the Participant tour will take place in Grey County. Sunday, the Concours will be held on the 18th fairway of Cobble Beach, this extraordinary bayside course will play host to a rich assortment of international automobiles and distinguished guests.

The Beer Experience

Sept 17, 2015: 6pm-11pm

If you love your beer, especially the microbrews and craft beers, maybe you should consider checking this one out.

With craft beers, boutique beers, and beer cocktails for sampling, you're sure to find a new brew. Sample vouchers cost $1 each (most beers: 1 voucher = 4oz sample). There's food samples too and they will range between 2-4 vouchers.
A portion of all ticket sales goes directly to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Toronto Food & Wine Show (orig. The Delicious Food Show)

Sept 18-20, 2015

The Delicious Food Show has changed its name - now the Toronto Food & Wine Show. It also appears to have changed its venue - was in Direct Energy Building but now held at the Evergreen Brick Works. This will be the inaugural debut of this show. Details are still to be announced.

The Delicious Show was one of my favs to attend. Hoping it maintains it's attraction with its new concept.

Toronto Beer Week

Sept 18-26, 2015

Toronto Beer Week is a week where a number of events, dedicated to craft beer, are held to celebrate this segment of the beer industry. The many events will include beer dinners, cask beer tastings, brewing demonstrations, homebrew contests and much more, all of which you can check out via their calendar


Sept 24-Oct 3, 2015

Toronto's Comedy Festival is back! From September 24 until October 3, JFL42 is bringing Toronto non-stop comedy over 10 days.

Act Fast because this year features JFL42's biggest lineup ever with headliners including Bill Burr, Craig Ferguson, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Chris Hardwick and Miranda Sings! PLUS 42 acts including T.J. Miller, John Hodgman, Natasha Leggero, Ari Shaffir, Pete Holmes, Gilbert Gottfried, Jake and Amir, Brian Posehn and more.

WWE Live

Sept 25, 2015

Wrestlemania's taking over Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum with Superstars John Cena, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, and Neville taking to the ring in this WWE Showdown. Tickets are on sale now.

Canada's Baking and Sweets Show

Sept 25-29, 2015

Baking and Sweets Show logoCanada's Baking and Sweets Show is a one-of-a-kind event catering to baking and confectionary enthusiasts and everybody with a taste for the sweeter side of life. Discover a cornucopia of cakes, cupcakes,chocolate, desserts, coffee/tea the latest in baking supplies, all under one roof!


Sept 26, 2015: 6:30pm [VIP: 5:30pm]

Get fired up for the biggest, tastiest barbecue party of the season! Asado is a South American style barbecue where friends and family gather to grill, drink and celebrate the local bounty. Dine alfresco on farm-fresh ingredients prepared with authentic South American flare, then join the carnival to dance the night away.

For one night only, watch 40 Ontario chefs tame the flame to bring you all the smoke and sizzle of South American cuisine. See top chefs Brad Long, Steve Gonzalez and others grill up a bounty of local meat, fish and vegetables over dramatic open-air parilla barbecues. Buy tickets online as this event may sell out & they can't guarantee tickets at the door!

Toronto Fall Home Show

Oct 1-4, 2015

Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show features innovative products, new ideas and great deals. With more than 300 renovation and home décor specialists, offering advice, solutions and inspiration for a wide array of home renovation and décor projects for your home.


Oct 15-17, 2015

Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest mixed media diy consumer show dedicated to the creative arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting and other fibre, textile, needle and paper arts!

There are also hands-on workshops and seminars for all skill levels and creative interests. A star-studded line up of designers, artisans and industry experts. A great place to pick up insider tips and trade secrets.

Toronto International Bicycle Show: Blow Out Sale

Oct 17, 2015 (10am-5pm)

Looking for a bike, accessories to your bike. Well, here's your chance to maybe get a steal of a deal! The Toronto International Bicycle Show holds a once-a-year, 7-hour sales blitz and this year at the Direct Energy Centre, East Annex, Hall F, Door 33, North entrance next to Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place. You can maybe find that bike you've always wanted and be ready for the 2015 season.

Be prepared for large line-ups as this is a very popular day!

Admission: $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. If you have any questions, or need more information, you can contact: Josie Graziosi (416) 363-1292

Restaurants for Change

Oct 21, 2015

On October 21, participating restaurants in Canadian cities will join together in donating the proceeds from one dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada. Funds raised will support local Community Food Centres and other partners to offer programs that bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. Details are still to be announced.

Feature Contemporary Art Fair

Oct 22-25, 2015

Feature* is expanding this year with more exhibits on the first and second floors of the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre and will welcome 30 galleries. Details still to be announced.

* Feature: a focused showcase dedicated to leading contemporary art The Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC)

The Everything to do with Sex Show

Oct 23-25, 2015

The Toronto Everything To Do With Sex Show is an exciting 3-day consumer adult event geared towards anyone looking to spice up their life! If you want to see seminars, stage shows, celebrities, erotic art, the dungeon, and more, this is the perfect expo for you! Every year new elements are added to the show so there is always something for our returning attendees.

Toronto International Art Fair

Oct 23-26, 2015

Art Toronto is Canada’s only modern & contemporary international art fair. It is the most important visual arts event in Canada attracting over 18,000 visitors to view and purchase art, and the place to network with a diverse and well-connected group of art enthusiasts.

Toronto Zombie Walk

Oct 24, 2015

They will meet at Nathan Phillips Square at NOON and begin their walk of terror at 3pm. Vendors will also be there at the Square where the walk starts and finishes. Attendees will be in the area before and after the walk.

Expect a horde of approximately 10,000 zombies, as well as a large crowd of living participants in the afternoon’s activies!


One of a Kind Christmas Show

Nov 6-Dec 26, 2015

The One of a Kind Christmas Show is Canada’s best show and sale of works by over 400+ artisans, designers and craftspeople who create a vast array of original Canadian handmade items such as gourmet food, screen-printed textiles, contemporary ceramics, natural beauty products and on-trend fashion, jewellery and accessories.

Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo

Nov 8, 2015

Immigrant Women's Small Business logoThe Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo is the only event of its kind that will give you access to network with leading small business exhibitors and learn from experts in the industry!

This event is catered specifically to women and especially immigrant women who are in various stages of business development. You will meet and network with entrepreneurs from all industries, of various ages and walks of life.