Cultured and truly different from the rest, Toronto offers a variety of unique events – from street festivals and parades to theatrical productions, this growing city has something for everyone all year long. The thing is do you know where to look and do you already have your 2011 summer planned out? Probably not and that is because the majority of this city likes to ‘Go With The Flow,’ and sometimes things really do work out that way, but would you not like things to work out perfectly all the time? No, I am not talking about moving a way and working for an Ottawa roofing company or becoming a sunrooms specialist – I am simply talking about what YOU want and what YOU want to do..like receiving your tax bill from your Toronto accountants and not having to owe anything to the Government or taking a summer class to understand your IT Staffing firm you work for.
So, what is happening in The Big Smoke this July 2011? Well, this article would probably be 20 blog posts in one if I explained each and every event so I will go with the most recent ones.
Toronto Jazz Festival
You could be a person that is a casual listener or a hardcore jazz fan, regardless you will find a show that satisfies you at the Toronto Jazz Festival. It is planned that there will be a ton of Canadian and international acts at this year’s festival – stages outdoors, hotels and lounges around Toronto ranging from traditional bebop and blues, to fusion and free jazz.
When: June 29th – July 03rd 2011
To find out more about the Toronto Jazz Festival and for a full list of schedules click here.
Pride Week is a 10-day arts and culture festive that includes 9 stages spread over 35 blocks of downtown Toronto. The festival celebrates diverse sexual and gender identities and the lives of Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and questioning communities.
Trans March: July 1st
The third annual Trans March takes place at Church and Hayden St. at 8 p.m.
Dyke March: July 2nd
The politically-motivated march takes place at 2 p.m. at Church and Hayden.
Family Pride: July 2nd & 3rd
Saturday & Sunday has family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts and a bouncy inflatables for the kids. Located at Church Street and Alexander St.
Pride Parade: July 3rd
The annual parade starts at 2 p.m. and goes from Church and Bloor, down Yonge and ends at Church and Gerard.
For more information about Pride Toronto and Pride Week, click here.