TORONTO – After 48 matches and at least 72 hours of screen time for FIFA’s World Cup tournament, soccer has become a mainstay in Canadian living rooms and bars.
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Eat ribs and feel good about it. The annual Etobicoke rib fest supports a number of humanitarian causes.
A $2 entry fee grants you access to 16 barbeque vendors, live music and if you can’t stay away from World Cup, there is a screen for group viewing.
The festival runs June 27 to July 1.
This year is the 33rd Pride Toronto parade since it started in 1981 as a protest to bathhouse raids.
The festival’s main draw is this Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m starting at Church Street and Bloor Street East. The parade marches south on Yonge Street ending at Dundas Street West.
Canada Day Celebrations
It may just be a stereotype that Canadians love doughnuts, but on July 1, you can get them for free.
Von doughnuts will be handed out at Harbourfront centre between 1 and 6 p.m.
The celebrations also feature a dj set, a roller derby demo, a drumline, and more live bands.
Fireworks start at 10:40 p.m.
There’s still two more chances to hit up Toronto’s Jazz Fest. The festival ends Saturday, June 28.
The festival uses a pay-per-show format and there are plenty of options for those who prefer a no cover concert.
Toronto Urban Photography Festival
The festival kicks off today at 918 Bathurst Street at 6-11 p.m. The festival runs at different venues until July 12.
The festival guide can be seen here.
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