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July 07, 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!

Yorkville Exotic Car Show, normally on Fathers Day, is not on this year but will be back in 2016. 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.

"BEV: The Woman Behind the Icon"

Jun 30, 2015

Beverley Hotel The Girls Club posterTHE GIRLS CLUB will be holding their most ambitious event ever! On June 30th, they will take you through moments in history, highlighting underrated iconic women that have revolutionized music, art, dance and fashion in their eras. The Girls Club will unveil their stories through live, immersive exhibits for art lovers of all walks of life. Drink, Eat, and Dance the night away.

The party ends at the stroke of midnight with options of 2 backdrops: The SULTRY LOUNGE with the soothing flow of an upscale house party, or the breathtaking patio featuring the dazzling sounds of STUDIO 54 and live entertainment..It’s your night, choose your own adventure!


1st Heat: Doors open 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm
2nd Heat: Doors open 7:30pm. Show begins at 8:00pm
With Special Guest Performers and Music by DJs Fly Lady Di & Lucie Tic

Cultura Festival

Jul 3-24, 2014: Fridays 6-11pm

Cultura is a free weekly Friday night festival in July that celebrates music, art, food and film. A festival that seeks to reflect the rich diversity of Toronto in a communal celebration, Cultura features unique performers and artists, international street food, creative and interactive art installations, and evening film screenings (approx 9:30 pm) under the stars in Mel Lastman Square; North York's expansive outdoor amphitheatre. See you on the Square - every Friday Night in July!

Movie Schedule:*

  • July 3 [9:30 pm]: Where the Wild Things Are
  • July 10: TBA
  • July 17: TBA
  • July 24: TBA

*Musical performances begin at approx. 8:00 pm on the Main Stage

LEGO Fan Expo

Jul 4-5, 2015: 10am–3pm

Ontario Brick Builders presents... Brickfête 2015: 14,000 sq ft of LEGO creations built by hobbyists. Parking is FREE!

What will you see? Unique and detailed builds including...

  • City Layouts with powered Trains
  • Space, Star Wars & Scifi Creations
  • Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings
  • Art, Architecture & Design
  • LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Historical Buildings and Castles
  • Mosaics & Sculptures and so much more...

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.

Beach Volleyball - Heatwave Tournament

Jul 11-12, 2015

This weekend event is FREE to watch. Once there, you can spend as little or as much time as you want watching the many competitors and once you've watched enough, you can stroll along the boardwalk to The Beaches main area. Money raised will go to a worthy cause - Sick Kids Foundation.

Times: 9am - 5pm (2-Day & 1-Day Tournaments) approx

If you are interested in participating, you will find all the details/fees on their website.

Night it Up!

Jul 24-26, 2015

Night It Up! is the FIRST night market in the GTA and is a 3-day outdoor night market that is packed with unique Asian street food, Toronto’s very own gourmet food trucks, variety of merchandise and dynamic stage performances featuring various local talents.

Night It Up! is modeled after night markets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and many others across Asia, giving Canadians a glimpse into Asian street food culture.

This year, their beneficiary is Yellow Brick House*. All proceeds from Night It Up! will go towards helping Yellow Brick House expand their shelter services and programs to rebuild the lives of abused women and children in York Region.
*a non-profit charitable organization mandated to provide services in York Region to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse

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.

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

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!

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.