Toronto BuskerFest 2018

Continuing in Woodbine Park from August 30 to September 3, 2018 the busker festival has expanded to fill the large park in the Beach area. Food trucks, a Mac & Cheese Festival, stages and performance areas as well as [Read entire story]

Toronto Fan Expo 2018

Bringing together fan culture in Canada for 24 years, the annual exposition is for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and of course cosplay. It started as a simple comic book convention and now is a mega, [Read entire story]

Toronto’s CIAS 2018 Air Show

The Canadian National Exhibition's aerial show comes to the skies just outside the inner harbour of Lake Ontario, to the west of Ontario Place. Starting Saturday, September 1 and finishing on the Labour Day Monday from [Read entire story]

Canadian National Exhibition 2018

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Toronto's annual end of summer midway and exhibition ends on Labour Day. Friday's attendees make the extensive Exhibibition Place grounds seem small because we are all packed into the CNE [Read entire story]

Will there be great art at Nuit Blanche 2018

The all night art fest has posted their projects planned for the September 29, 2018 and I will have to study the guides to plan my night's illuminated ride. Nothing jumps out on first glance, hopefully that will change [Read entire story]

Canadian International Air Show now with Thunderbirds

@CIASToronto 2018 is bringing the United States Air Force Thunderbirds to the 69th annual air show during the Canadian National Exhibition. The end of summer Labour Day long holiday weekend aerial extravaganza happens [Read entire story]

Rehab centre opens in Victoria Park and Eglinton area:EGLINTON REHAB CENTRE | 1468 VICTORIA PARK AVE., UNIT 7

A new rehab centre has recently opened in the Victoria Park and Eglinton avenues area. “We are a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic providing various services such as physiotherapy, massage, osteopathy, and [Read entire story]

Pets up for adoption in Toronto:This week’s pets feature John Jacobs the cat and Nibbler and Lulu the Guinea pigs

ADOPT-A-PET TORONTO is a partnership between Toronto.com and the Toronto Humane Society. This week's ADOPT-A-PET TORONTO features Queen Tubs the cat and budgies Timon and Pumba. If you would like to adopt these [Read entire story]

Scarborough has had tough battles for municipal wards, though not many:Since amalgamation, some council incumbents were defeated

Some contests for council seats were real battles, or so notable in their nastiness they deserve to be remembered. [Read entire story]

Toronto’s Balmy Beach exhibits art made out of plastic waste products:Resident created project from discarded straws and water bottles to highlight littering problem

Art installations created from plastic trash will be displayed on Toronto’s Balmy Beach this weekend. [Read entire story]

5 Things to Know about the Scarborough Afro-Carib Festival:Free event returns Aug. 25 and 26 in Albert Campbell Square

Heritage Skills Development Centre presents the 7th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest on Aug. 25 and 26, a weekend festival from noon to 9 p.m. in Albert Campbell Square south of the Scarborough Town Centre. Here [Read entire story]

Sistema Toronto scrambling after losing grant for after-school program:Program provides music lessons to hundreds of low-income children

Sistema Toronto, which provides after-school music lessons for hundreds of low income kids in Parkdale, Scarborough, and the Jane and Finch neighbourhood has learned it will not receive a $500,000 grant approved by the [Read entire story]

Toronto cop raises $12,000 for Grandview Kids on bike ride to Ottawa:Rashid Nafis rode 450 km from Toronto to Ottawa while fasting

Toronto police officer Rashid Nafis presented a cheque to Grandview Children’s Foundation for $12,000 on Saturday, Aug. 18. The money was raised by Nafis during his five-day, 450 kilometre bike ride from Queen's Park to [Read entire story]

PHOTO SHOOTS: Despite loss of vision and hearing, Christine Nichols hasn’t slowed down:Toronto.com photographer Dan Pearce spends a busy day with North York woman

When Christine Nichols was 26 years old and working as a head nurse at Wellesley Hospital, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. [Read entire story]

Pedi N Nails opens on Eglinton Avenue in Scarborough:PEDI N NAILS | 1900 EGLINTON AVE. E.

PEDI N NAILS | 1900 EGLINTON AVE. E. [Read entire story]

Beauty Barbecue and Smokehouse opens in North York:BEAUTY BARBECUE AND SMOKEHOUSE | 2901 BAYVIEW AVE.

Beauty Barbecue and Smokehouse has opened up shop at Bayview Village Shops in North York. [Read entire story]

tiff 2018 coming soon

The cinematic world is coming to Toronto for the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival from September 6-16, 2018. Tiff is more of a big game hunting type of activity for many people, and the big game is [Read entire story]

We the Forth

Taste of the Danforth 2018 returns under the shadow of the recent shooting tragedy, joining Toronto Strong in returning the streets to the citizens in a massive street festival.Running between Broadview and Jones on [Read entire story]

Canfitpro World Fitness Expo 2018

Learn it, live it. Canada's largest fitness education event pumps up the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with hundreds of fitness sessions, seminars and the expo floor to explore from August 8-12, 2018. "Canfitpro [Read entire story]

Toronto Fashion Week schedule 2018

Part two of the bi-annual Toronto Fashion Week celebrations introduce the Spring/Summer 2019 season in Yorkville Village from September 4-6. The full event schedule for the upcoming TFW has been released and includes [Read entire story]

Waterfall in cottage country

It's a mini vacation in the Dorset area during the August long weekend. Enjoying the Haliburton and Muskoka scenery and lakes that bring cottagers up to paradise despite the sometimes brutal traffic.My feet are soaking [Read entire story]

Eat some waffles and buy some art at this new restaurant:Starving Artist Waffle & Espresso Bar | 467 Danforth Ave.

A new brunch restaurant opening on the Danforth lives by the credo that anything can go with waffles — including art. The Starving Artist Waffle & Espresso Bar opened at 467 Danforth Ave. in mid-July, marking the [Read entire story]

Toronto cafe Jodie’s Joint sells coffee and hemp-infused edibles:235 Augusta Avenue | jodiesjoint.com

Toronto cafe Jodie's Joint sells coffee and hemp-infused edibles [Read entire story]

Remembering Toronto’s anti-Greek riots 100 years later

It was 100 years ago Aug. 2, that an altercation in a Greek-owned café on Yonge Street turned into what scholars believe to be the largest race riot in Toronto's history. The anti-Greek riot went on for three days [Read entire story]

Shops opening in Toronto’s Fairbank Village despite LRT construction:The community is supporting businesses, says BIA vice-chair

Amid the chaos that Crosstown LRT construction is causing along Eglinton Avenue West, something surprising is happening — several new businesses have opened in Fairbank Village. [Read entire story]

Shashi Gawhade’s India in Toronto:Toronto: Through Your Lens is a space for user-submitted photography

Scarborough's Shashi Gawhade during the Festival of India at Centre Island on July 7 and photographed an India pin aboard a ferry with the city of Toronto as a backdrop. [Read entire story]

Pets up for adoption in Toronto:This week’s pets feature Chino the dog and Ateneo the hamster

ADOPT-A-PET TORONTO is a partnership between Toronto.com and the Toronto Humane Society. This week's pets feature Chino the dog, and Ateneo the hamster. If you would like to adopt these pets or any other [Read entire story]

54-40, Triumph’s Rik Emmett hit stage for 15th Lakeshore Mardi Gras:13 bands hit the stage this long weekend in Etobicoke’s Colonel Samuel Smith Park

54-40, Canadian alternative rock band icons from the ’80s and Canadian hard rock icons Triumph’s Rik Emmett and RESolution take the stage this long weekend when the popular 15th anniversary Lakeshore Mardi Gras returns [Read entire story]

Toronto police host public meeting on gangs and guns in Weston village:Half of gang members are under 18, police say

THE ISSUE: GANGS AND VIOLENCE LOCAL IMPACT: COMMUNITIES ARE SAFER WHEN EVERYONE PLAYS A PART [Read entire story]

Microsoft hosts Tech Empowerment Day for at-risk youth in Rexdale:Program aims to break down barriers to career success

Rexdale youth spent a day immersed in the worlds of mixed reality and Minecraft last week, thanks to a special visit from Microsoft Canada. [Read entire story]

Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre marks 20 years of empowerment:’New immigrants dealt with many hardships in their new home, one of them gang violence,’ writes Rasika Thangarajah

The Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (CanTYD) was founded in 1998 in response to an increase in violence among Tamil youth in the late 1990s. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a large population of [Read entire story]

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018

The Grand Parade is on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Summer's month long celebration of Caribbean music, food and fun, featuring costumes that are works of colourful art that rival the beauty of the dancers, is quickly [Read entire story]

Tepkik at Brookfield Place

Toronto’s home for long art installations welcomes the suspended sculptural work depicting the Milky Way by Nova Scotia artist Jordan Bennett. Hanging in the Allen Lambert Galleria from July 30 till August 24, 2018.From [Read entire story]

Toronto Festival of Beer 2018

#Beerlove's last day of 2018 is happening today and the taps will flow and the music will play as the celebration of beer finishes with bands like Finger Eleven and I Mother Earth. General admission starts at 1:30pm and [Read entire story]