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The huge Alberta wildfires forced the Canadian economy to contract by 0.6 per cent in May - the country's deepest one-month decline in more than seven years, Statistics Canada says.

The dip in the economy was larger than expected as economists had predicted real GDP to recoil in May by 0.4 per cent.

On August 2nd, foreign nationals buying real estate in B.C. will face an additional 15 per cent property transfer tax.

Prices of new GTA family homes have doubled since 2006.

Shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured in Austin, Texas

Gunman fires on crowd in entertainment district

08/09/2016 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Downtown

The Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre. Come out and show your support for the home team. Let's go Blue Jays!

08/09/2016 00:00:00 East York Farmers Market Southeast Free

Farmers Market established in 2000, selling only fruit, vegetables and products from Ontario.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Shakespeare in High Park : Hamlet & All's Well That Ends Well Central West

A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her. For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery Downtown

With tales of duels to the death, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto's most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light. This tour departs from the office of our partner Segway of Ontario (30 Gristmill Lane).

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Shops Farmers' Market Central East Free

Every Tuesday beginning June 28th, from 11 am to 5:30 pm. Visit Shops Farmers' Market located on Aggie Hogg Gardens.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Street Food Series At Nathan Phillips Square (Select Tuesdays Only) Downtown Free

Lunch time food truck rally at Nathan Phillips Square.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 2016 Fall Revue Downtown $20 - $29

A hilarious mix of the greatest hits from our hit show, The Hotline Always Blings Twice, plus fresh new sketch comedy we're creating DAILY! It's our legendary mainstage ensemble at the top of their game every night of the week.

08/09/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

08/08/2016 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Downtown

The Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre. Come out and show your support for the home team. Let's go Blue Jays!

08/08/2016 00:00:00 Pour Boy Monday Night Trivia Central West $10 - $19

Group trivia with a variety of questions. music, science, geography in all areas of trivial matters. 10% of all sales and group fees go to Horizon Children Centre.

08/08/2016 00:00:00 Downsview Park Stewardship Northwest Free

Join the Downsview Park Stewardship Team for an evening of outdoor activity, no experience required. We are working to restore natural areas through tree planting, mulching, wildlife surveys, seed collection, invasive species removal and more. Activities are dependent on weather conditions and participant interest. Please visit our website to register and confirm program date and activities. This is an active outdoor program. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. A water bottle is recommended. Downsview Park will provide tools and training. All ages are welcome, but all participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

08/08/2016 00:00:00 The Sampler Game Show Central East $10 - $19

The Sampler is a fast-paced, audience curated, competitive comedy show — where performers have a limited time to win over the audience. Feed your competitive spirit while getting morsels of local comedy! Your vote will determine who makes it from amuse-bouche, to appetizer, to full course meal. Cheer loudly so they can get their just desserts — the headline spot at a future show! Competitive comedy morsels

08/08/2016 00:00:00 The Sampler Game Show Central East $10 - $19

The Sampler is a fast-paced, audience curated, competitive comedy show — where performers have a limited time to win over the audience. Feed your competitive spirit while getting morsels of local comedy! Your vote will determine who makes it from amuse-bouche, to appetizer, to full course meal. Cheer loudly so they can get their just desserts — the headline spot at a future show! Competitive comedy morsels

08/08/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

08/08/2016 00:00:00 Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery Downtown

With tales of duels to the death, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto's most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light. This tour departs from the office of our partner Segway of Ontario (30 Gristmill Lane).

08/08/2016 00:00:00 Best Of Second City Downtown $20 - $29

Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

08/07/2016 ROMwalks: Whiskey, Wharf and Windmill Central East Free

Walking through the distillery district discover the commercial, industrial and residential structures built on the borders of the historic town of York that have been adapted for over the last 2 centuries. ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free and walks go Rain or Shine! Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks including Private Group ROMwalks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors.

08/07/2016 Christie Pits Film Festival Downtown Free

Christie Pits Film Festival presents STRANDED IN CHRISTIE PITS! as this year's theme, Sunday evenings from June 26th through August 28th, 2016. In the cult favourite The Truman Show, director Peter Weir invents a reality TV world-within-a-world for its unknowing hero Truman. Screening with: Entangled, directed by Tony Elliott (2014) Films @ Sundown Eats & Treats @ 6pm Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10) BYOBlanket Accessible venue Family friendly Films are screened with captioning whenever possible Facebook.com/ChristiePitsFilmFestival Twitter / Instagram: @ChristiePitsFF

08/07/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown $60 - $69

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

08/07/2016 8th Annual 5K Run, Walk & BBQ Central West $30 - $39

Run for Palestine (RfP) is pleased to invite you to our 8th Annual 5K Run, Walk and BBQ! Run for Palestine (RfP) is a family oriented, fun filled day that welcomes all members of the community where participants can walk or run 5 km or 10km to raise funds for much needed humanitarian projects helping the Palestinian people. The event will take place along the beautiful sceneries of Martin Goodman Trail (Sir Casimir Gzowski Park), located on the Humber River in Toronto. After the run, there will be a BBQ, a bazaar, and entertainment. The trail accommodates wheelchairs and strollers. Hope to see you all there!

08/07/2016 00:00:00 ROMwalks City-wide Free

ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free. Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk. All walking tours are organized by the ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers. Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Lakeview Market Downtown Free

At the heart of Harbourfront's summer festivals you will find the Lakeview Market. Strategically located where the action is, the Lakeview Market is surrounded by the Stage in the Round, the World Café and venues that offer diverse programmes in music, dance, theatre, films and workshops throughout the summer weekends. The Lakeview Market is an integral part of the festival programme and our summer festival season is as much about music, dance and cultural arts as it is about shopping for unique wares.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Ballroom Latin Salsa Dance Central West $10 - $19

All ages Ballroom Latin and Salsa Dance practice with Ballroom Dance class included. Runs every Sunday 1:30pm-5pm Cost 10$ per person Music is salsa Latin and ballroom. Some lines dances are included Free parking.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Peter and the Starcatcher Downtown $50 - $59

The 5-time Tony-award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher will take you on a magical journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world! Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious flight of fancy that brings the magic of theatre to life, and this swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight!

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Christie Pits Film Festival Central West

Christie Pits Film Festival is a local arts organization that program's a free weekly series of outdoor film screenings in Christie Pits Park. Founded in 2011 by cultural programmer and local resident Emily Reid, the festival brings high quality, diverse and engaging film programming to the residents of Toronto's urban west end and increases the use­-value of the park it calls home. The festival's program includes a combination of popular and critically-acclaimed feature films to draw large audiences, and local and Canadian short and feature films to share with our attendees to excellent homegrown artistry.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Shakespeare in High Park : Hamlet & All's Well That Ends Well Central West

A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her. For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Flow-active's Yoga in High Park Northwest Free

Join us all summer long for free Yoga in High Park - every Sunday morning at 10am! Each class style will vary week to week, but will always accommodate beginners and is open to all ages. All classes will be located on the West side of the Chess House which is closest to the Bloor Street entrance to High Park. The location is steps from the High Park subway station, public restrooms and has both shade and sunny spots.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Summer Music in the Garden Downtown Free

Join us twice a week for free live music. Our event is hosted at the Toronto Music Garden. This delightful garden — a reflection in landscape of Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1007 — was designed by internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, in collaboration with landscape architects from the City of Toronto's Parks and Recreation department. And in the summer...the gardens come to life. Experience the best classical music from around the world in a wonderfully serene setting.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 DXCommunity: Kids' Days at Union Station Downtown Free

From building mini models to sketching colourful artwork and imagining new ways of getting from point A to point B, kids will create their own DIY designs inspired by ‘journeys', the iconic Union Station building and other Toronto city spaces. DX Kids' Days encourage youth and people of all ages to take part in hands-on design learning while connecting with others in Toronto's design and creative community. Young audiences are encouraged to become creative problem-solvers and design thinkers at every age. Design Exchange is committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and aims to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary. DX will provide all the materials.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Downtown $30 - $39

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 2016 Fall Revue Downtown $20 - $29

A hilarious mix of the greatest hits from our hit show, The Hotline Always Blings Twice, plus fresh new sketch comedy we're creating DAILY! It's our legendary mainstage ensemble at the top of their game every night of the week.

08/07/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

Back-to-school is a $75 billion shopping event.

It’s huge business, second only to the holiday season.
If you took all the spending for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, combined it, and then doubled it, back-to-school spending would still be bigger.

08/06/2016 TIFF Food on Film: Danielle Nierenberg on Good Things Await Downtown $30 - $39

Food activist, journalist and author Danielle Nierenberg discusses recent global innovations in sustainable agriculture following a screening of the inspirational documentary about Danish biodynamic farmers battling government bureaucrats.

08/06/2016 Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution Downtown

Toronto FC (TFC) is a Canadian professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Eastern Conference of the league.

08/06/2016 Importfest – Canada's Largest Automotive Lifestyle Trade Show Downtown $20 - $29

Importfest returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a one day only, all ages show. See Hundreds of customized cars from across Canada and the USA alongside OEM, performance, styling and lifestyle exhibitors – all under on roof. See Live entertainment including the annual Bikini Contest, RC Drift Demo's, Break Dancing competition, DJ Battles, and much more!

08/06/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

08/06/2016 Yogapalooza Downtown Free

Yogapalooza is Toronto's free family-friendly outdoor yoga festival. The festival offers a uniquely inclusive opportunity for individuals and families to explore yoga in its various forms. The event touches down at the Harbourfront Centre's Exhibition Common. Our Wholesome Market is a shopping destination for our festival goers and visitors to the Harbourfront Centre. From jewellery to organic goods to yoga props, our vendors present their amazing offerings against the backdrop of a weekend of movement, music and meditation. Bring your best friend and your yoga mat for a weekend of Yoga, dance, meditation and much more.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Lakeview Market Downtown Free

At the heart of Harbourfront's summer festivals you will find the Lakeview Market. Strategically located where the action is, the Lakeview Market is surrounded by the Stage in the Round, the World Café and venues that offer diverse programmes in music, dance, theatre, films and workshops throughout the summer weekends. The Lakeview Market is an integral part of the festival programme and our summer festival season is as much about music, dance and cultural arts as it is about shopping for unique wares.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 City Place Urban Market Downtown Free

City Place Urban Market is a vibrant outdoor market which will be operating throughout the summer, located in the heart of the city bordering Spadina, Bremner, and Front Street City Place Urban Market will offer a multitude of different and delicious food trucks and food vendors as well as many different retail vendors selling everything from handmade of a kind goods to Toronto Blue Jays merchandise. Come and join us throughout the summer and help celebrate our community.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Peter and the Starcatcher Downtown $50 - $59

The 5-time Tony-award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher will take you on a magical journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world! Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious flight of fancy that brings the magic of theatre to life, and this swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight!

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Shakespeare in High Park : Hamlet & All's Well That Ends Well Central West

A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her. For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery Downtown

With tales of duels to the death, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto's most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light. This tour departs from the office of our partner Segway of Ontario (30 Gristmill Lane).

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Time Travel Trail Adventure Downtown

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Now you have your chance as you explore the The Time Travel Trail with your very own time-traveling tour guide! Discover the hidden secrets of Toronto's past that you won't find in any history book on this 90-minute wacky and interactive adventure through time. This tour departs from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St).

08/06/2016 00:00:00 The Great Whisky Heist at the Distillery - A Mystery Scavenger Hunt Downtown $30 - $39

In the Roaring Twenties, a huge shipment of whisky was stolen from the Gooderham & Worts Distillery and disappeared forever. Recent renovations turned up new evidence and you may finally be able to solve The Great Whisky Heist Mystery. Working in teams of 2-6 people, you the sleuths will unravel a tale of dreams, thievery and deceit. Who stole the whiskey? Who got the money? And how did it all go down? Please note: this scavenger hunt is strictly a product of Urban Capers, and any questions relating to the product, location, etc. should be directed to Urban Capers, not to the Distillery District.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Shops Music Series (Select Saturdays Only) Central East Free

CF Shops at Don Mills is where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play. Visit Ontario's first and finest open air centre with exceptional shops, restaurants and services surrounding a lovely Town Square.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Theatre Museum Canada presents: Behind the Curtain Downtown Free

This free pop-up exhibit offers a chance to see costumes, props and other theatre wonders up close. Behind the Curtain will give you a glimpse into what goes on when artists and production staff collaborate as a team to bring theatre to life. The exhibit also provides a sample of what you might discover in the Theatre Museum permanent museum.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Downtown $30 - $39

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 2016 Fall Revue Downtown $20 - $29

A hilarious mix of the greatest hits from our hit show, The Hotline Always Blings Twice, plus fresh new sketch comedy we're creating DAILY! It's our legendary mainstage ensemble at the top of their game every night of the week.

08/06/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

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Outside China, almost 2 in 3 online adults are now engaging with Facebook app each month (around double the figure we saw back in early 2013).

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08/05/2016 Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival (SCMF) Southeast Free

Multicultural Festival 3 days of Live Performances, Marketplace, Job Search, etc. New this year: Canadian Citizenship Ceremony and Beer Tent.

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08/05/2016 Krinos Taste of the Danforth Central East Free

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada's largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees. It is a Festival with a dollop of tzatziki on top, offering mainstream and multicultural entertainment while paying homage to the fact the Festival is run by GreekTown. We offer 3 performance stages (one Greek), Kids' Fun Zone, Sports Zone featuring activations from Canada's professional teams and Hollywood on the Danforth – and of course, food, food and more food. Visitors are given ‘a taste' of the Danforth – and return.

08/05/2016 Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival (SCMF) Southeast Free

Multicultural Festival 3 days of Live Performances, Marketplace, Job Search, etc. New this year: Canadian Citizenship Ceremony and Beer Tent.

08/05/2016 Toronto East General Hospital Foundation's 10th Annual Danforth Dash Bed Race Central East Free

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, August 5th, 2016, Toronto East General Hospital Foundation will be hosting the 10th Annual Danforth Dash Bed Race with presenting sponsor ATU 113, to kick off the Krino's Taste of the Danforth. Friendly competition and raising funds for a great cause is what the Bed Race has been about for the last decade. Come out and watch local celebrities, Toronto mascots and local celebrities compete by racing hospital beds down the Danforth to see who can bring the heat to the street in support of Michael Garron Hospital! If you would like to register a team, please contact Kyla Tymchen at the Foundation [email protected]

08/05/2016 Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge Downtown

Beats, Breaks & Culture makes a triumphant return this summer with a mix of live music, DJs and dance, celebrating all that is hip-hop and electronic music!

08/05/2016 Kultura Festival Downtown Free

Kultura is Canada's only multi-disciplinary Filipino Arts Festival; featuring a visual art exhibit, theatre readings, film screenings, a Philippine culinary competition, live music stage, a marketplace of Filipino artists, and a finale performance by HATAW Performing Arts. Energized by cultural pride and a progressive outlook on the Filipino-Canadian experience, the festival celebrates 10 years in Toronto this year.

08/05/2016 Grace Jerk Food Festival (JerkFest) Southwest $20 - $29

JerkFest is an annual event celebrating jerk cuisine and Caribbean culture organized by not-for-profit organization Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture Inc. It was initially started in 2002 to fill the void after the hype of Caribana and extend the Caribbean festive summer season. Ruben Studdard, season two winner of American Idol, has been added to the line up of the Grace International Jerk Food & Music Festival Friday night Love and R&B edition. JerkFest 2016 has a stellar music lineup on Saturday and Sunday that will be headlined by reggae legends Third World, with additional acts including Etana and L.U.S.T. Now in its 15th year, JerkFest has grown to be a staple calendar event in Toronto and draws thousands of visitors each year.

08/05/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

08/05/2016 8th Annual Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival Downtown $10 - $19

Toronto Youth Shorts returns for an 8th year, featuring 44 films in four different programs. ASPIRE TO INSPIRE is the festival's opening presentation held at the Hollywood Theatre in SickKids. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED shows how things are not always as they seem. PERSPECTIVES explores media technology with a spirit of curiosity and creativity. PRISMS wrestles with themes of awareness and acceptance. The festival's films touch on a wide selection of stories and subject matters, including diversity, LGBTQ, women's issues, media, and stories from abroad. All short films playing at Toronto Youth Shorts are created by local filmmakers in the Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario area aged 30 or younger.

08/05/2016 TPFF 2016 Christie Pits Film Outdoor Screening: Theeb Downtown Free

Not only is 2016 the year the film Theeb (the first for Jordan) was nominated for an Oscar, it also marks the 100th anniversary of the Arab revolt - a transformative event that re-shaped the geopolitics of the region including Palestine. This event is free and open to the public. Make sure you check our Facebook page for weather-related updates on the day of the screening. We are pleased to have the Christie Pits Film Festival as co-presenters of this event. ------ The 9th Toronto Palestine Film Festival takes place Sept 22-25, 2016. For more information, please visit: tpff.ca

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Lakeview Market Downtown Free

At the heart of Harbourfront's summer festivals you will find the Lakeview Market. Strategically located where the action is, the Lakeview Market is surrounded by the Stage in the Round, the World Café and venues that offer diverse programmes in music, dance, theatre, films and workshops throughout the summer weekends. The Lakeview Market is an integral part of the festival programme and our summer festival season is as much about music, dance and cultural arts as it is about shopping for unique wares.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Eat Fresh and Shop Local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Southwest Free

Discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years and shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens, bordering on the Queensway and Sherway Gardens Road, just east of Hwy 427.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Peter and the Starcatcher Downtown $50 - $59

The 5-time Tony-award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher will take you on a magical journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world! Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious flight of fancy that brings the magic of theatre to life, and this swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight!

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Shakespeare in High Park : Hamlet & All's Well That Ends Well Central West

A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her. For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Front Street Foods Downtown Free

Last year, Front Street Foods (which started on Front Street at Union Station) quickly became a must-visit attraction in Toronto, drawing huge crowds to covet local cuisine throughout the summer months. This year, conveniently located on the 2nd floor terrace accessible directly from the street by an outdoor staircase at Adelaide Place (at the corner of York and Adelaide and also accessible from University and Adelaide), FSF will be an oasis in the city featuring pop-up vendors crafting their dishes on-site, along with craft beers and specialty drinks for attendee's immediate indulgence. Whether looking for a delectable daytime snack, or a satisfying lunch solution, or an after work bite the market will feature temptations for any palate.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Food Truck Fridays Northeast Free

North York Seniors Centre(NYSC) will be hosting a new summer event series called Food Truck Fridays which will be taking place every Friday starting July 8th until August 26th. Each Friday there will be a different food truck stationed at 28 Hendon Ave (Yonge and Finch) between 11:30 am- 2:00 pm. July 8th- Road Grill July 15th- The Arepa Republic July 22nd- Mustache Burger July 29th- TBD August 5th-Feisty Jack August 12th-Naansense August 19th- Delight Bite August 26th- TBD A portion of proceeds earned will be donated back to NYSC. North York Seniors Centre is a non-for-profit organization provides programs and services that target the emotional, physical and emotional well-being of older adults aged 55 and over.

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Family Fun Fridays at Ontario's Legislative Building City-wide Free

A free, fun-filled afternoon awaits youth ages 6 to 17 at Ontario's Legislative Building this summer. Introduce them to provincial parliament during a two hour interactive program featuring a variety of activities. Participants will explore the Legislature during a scavenger hunt; get creative during a craft activity; and learn how debates work in the Legislative Chamber while trying on the traditional black robes worn in parliament. Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Program Dates and Time: Every Friday, starting July 8th until August 26th, 2016

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery Downtown

With tales of duels to the death, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto's most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light. This tour departs from the office of our partner Segway of Ontario (30 Gristmill Lane).

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Time Travel Trail Adventure Downtown

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Now you have your chance as you explore the The Time Travel Trail with your very own time-traveling tour guide! Discover the hidden secrets of Toronto's past that you won't find in any history book on this 90-minute wacky and interactive adventure through time. This tour departs from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St).

08/05/2016 00:00:00 Thank You For Being A Friend, The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience! Downtown