Toronto Beaches: What You Can Still Catch, What You Missed, and Why To Stay Local Next Summer
When summer comes around, most people want to get out of the city, craving an out-of-town vacation. But the truth is, there’s plenty to do in Toronto, especially the Toronto Beaches. Staying local means you get to experience amazing events, from food festivals to epic firework displays to an international jazz festival that’s unlike any other. Here’s what you can still catch and what you missed in the Toronto Beaches this summer.
What You Can Still Catch
Toronto International Buskerfest, August 30 to September 2
Head to Woodbine Park the final weekend of August to experience Toronto International Buskerfest. Featuring spectacular circus artistry, non-verbal shows and one-of-a-kind entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Music, magic and mime will be performed by comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils and more. There’s a beer garden where you can listen to live music, plus there will be a midway in the parking lot just north of the park!
Danforth East Arts Fair, September 14 to 15
Danforth East Arts Fair is held in East Lynn Park between Coxwell and Woodbine. Stroll along the Danforth exploring a unique selection of visionary art. Grab an ice cream cone, a latte, or lunch and spend the day moseying along. The fair showcases the work of an eclectic mix of amazing local artists, and there will be free children’s activities and crafts happening on site all day.
What You Missed
Beaches International Jazz Festival
The Beaches Jazz Festival is an annual festival that runs almost the entire month of July. Their renowned Streetfest occurs on the final weekend of the month, and boasts amazing jazz music, food vendors, and merchandise vendors.The whole month is filled with concerts, workshops and carnivals that are not to be missed!
Canada Day Celebrations
Canada celebrations were held in the Toronto Beaches this year, and included fireworks, parties and a parade. There was a Canada Day picnic from noon until dusk held in Woodbine Park with tribute bands, a beer garden, and food vendors. Canada Day fireworks went off at Ashbridges Bay when the sun went down- a beautiful way to end a day at the beach!
Toronto Food Truck Festival
The Toronto Food Truck Festival occurred at Woodbine Park over the August Long Weekend. It served up must-eats from vendors ranging from Food Dudes toMarble Slab toDang Good BBQ. With vegetarian and vegan options, halal options and gluten free options, plus cuisines from around the world, there was something for everyone to enjoy! There was also incredible local entertainment, eating competitions and drink vendors.
Why to Stay Local Next Summer
If you live in the Toronto Beaches, this list gives you a good reason to stay local next summer. There are so many great events, not to mention the weekly Withrow Park farmers markets, movie nights in the park, amazing local restaurants and ice cream shops, and so much more. Staying local saves you money and allows you to be a tourist in your own city.
In a place like Toronto, you miss out on so much if you spend your summer out of town, so consider staying local next summer!