With August comes the incredible heat and equally incredible opportunity to have a fantastic time. Summer has been in full swing, but Toronto is far from out of surprises yet. This month offers a unique blend of exhibitions and cultural celebrations that will surely excite Torontonians and visitors alike.
Rogers Cup Presented By National Bank (August 5-13)
Tennis fans will be undoubtedly captivated by the allure of the Women’s Rogers Cup, held at the Aviva Centre at York University. Tickets start as low as $15, allowing fans of all ages to enjoy days of friendly tournament competition without breaking the bank. Various on-site activities will be held, including autograph sessions and musical entertainment. In addition, visitors can enjoy great meals and beverages from a variety of patios, stadium concessions, and food trucks as well as purchase tennis gear and official Rogers Cup merchandise from various shops. The matches themselves are hugely popular and entertaining, and you’ll surely have an exciting and memorable time on any days you spend at this great event.
Veld Music Festival (August 5-6)
This two-day celebration of Dance Music and Hip-Hop is sure to bring crackling energy and vibrancy. Held at Downsview Park, the Veld Music Festival will offer the combined entertainment value of over 30 internationally renowned acts, and this year will showcase some of the most respected and popular names in electronic music. Performers include Future, Migos, Zedd, Major Lazer, Slander, Pleasurekraft, Claptone, Tïesto, and many more!
Krinos Taste of the Danforth (August 11-13)
Toronto’s 24th Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival, and is a thoroughly immersive summer celebration of all things Greek. Danforth’s incredible selection of multi-ethnic restaurants brings their greatest dishes (and plenty of free samples) to this culinary and cultural street party, which is situated along Danforth Avenue in GreekTown. Culturally inspired activities such as plate-breaking and archery lessons, free Greek musical and cultural performances, and a variety of contests and children’s activities make the Krinos Taste of the Danforth a fun experience for the whole family. Expand your mind and fill your stomach with one of Toronto’s most authentic and entertaining cultural festivals!
Canadian National Exhibition (August 18-September 4)
This is the big one — “The Ex” is roaring back into Toronto for another round of adventures and carnival delights. This iconic end-of-summer celebration boasts a classic midway of thrilling rides, games with colourful and exciting prizes, comedy and animal shows, casino games, international performances, celebrity chef demonstrations, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Concluding with a three-day air show featuring the Canadian Snow Birds, the Canadian National Exhibition is a must-see. Surround yourself with neon-drenched excitement and carnival delights that offer a timeless experience full of magical memories.
Whether it’s live music, sporting thrills, culinary immersion, or carnival magic that you’re after, this August offers some of the most exhilarating and popular events to hit Toronto this year. Make some memories, fill your stomach, expand your mind, and be thoroughly entertained all at the same time!