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Listings culture & recreation festivals & events Beaches International Jazz Festival 416-698-2152 www.beachesjazz.com A festival that includes over 100 bands. Free admission. Jul 18-27. BrazilFest Toronto Centre Island; 416-299-5932 www.itabrasentertainment.com Itabras Entertainment Productions hosts the 5th annual Brazilian Summer Festival (BRAZILFEST – Festival de Verao: Toronto) at Toronto Centre Island from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. $5 admission. Jul 20. Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower and Garden Show Metro Toronto Convention Centre 800-730-1020, 416-447-8655 www.canadablooms.com Canada’s largest annual flower and garden festival features over six acres of spectacular gardens, floral displays, educational programs and a marketplace brimming with exciting garden related products. Mar 12-16. Canada’s Wedding Expo 888-411-3976, 905-567-3976 www.canadasweddingexpo.ca Canada’s largest bridal show at Rogers Centre in January. Get ideas from vendors on invitations, cakes, flowers, gowns, photographers, caterers, DJs and much more. Canadian Aboriginal Festival Rogers Centre; 416-872-1111 www.canab.com Canada’s largest Aboriginal event featuring up to 1,000 dancers and singers, the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, large market area, visual arts and more. Nov 28-30. Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival 416-445-1446 www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com Now in its 14th year, the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival is the premier venue for the exhibition of short film in North America. Screenings: 90 mins. Program: varied genres. Jun 10-15. Canadian National Exhibition Exhibition Place; 416-393-6300 www.TheEx.com One of the largest annual fairs in North America, offering a unique variety of entertainment including three-day air show, Kids’ World, carnival midway, farm, food and more. Aug. 15-Sep 1. Toronto Sportsmen’s Show 905-361-2677, 1-888-695-2677 www.sportshows.ca Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows brings you the largest hunting, fishing and adventure show ever, with a 60-year tradition and over 450 exhibitors. A “must attend” event. Mar 12-16. Carassauga Festival Inc. 905-615-3010 www.carassauga.com Forty countries will be represented at different pavilions throughout Mississauga during the 3-day multicultural festival depicting sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas of each country. May 23-25. Caribana Festival 2008 416-391-5608 www.caribana.com Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 41st year. See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of Trinidad and Tobago. Cirque du Soleil 1-800-361-4595 www.cirquedusoleil.com See the spectacular Cirque du Soleil in the summer of 2008. An awe-inspiring show enjoyed by all ages. Not to be missed. Log on for schedule and ticket information. Creativ Festival 800-291-2030, 905-773-2092 www.creativfestival.ca Twenty-One-derful years showcasing hundreds of exhibits, celebrity and industry experts. Learn, try & buy everything for beading, sewing, knitting, quilting, needlearts, crafting, scrapbooking & more. Apr 25-27 at International Centre; Oct 17-19 at MTCC. Doors Open Markham & Heritage Train Rides Unionville; 905-477-0117 www.unionvilleinfo.com Heritage homes and sites open their doors for visitors to tour. Ride the Heritage Train from Unionville station and enjoy the walking tours of Main Street. Aug 23-24. Everything About Sex Show Direct Energy Centre 866-929-SEXY, 905-738-8884 www.everythingtodowithsex.com Covering every topic from romantic dinners to sexual bondage in a fun, non-threatening environment that appeals to couples and singles alike. Highlights include seminars, events, demonstrations and a dungeon area. Fall 2008. Festival of South Asia 416-465-8513 www.festivalofsouthasia.com Embracing the music and foods of all the countries in South Asia. Tastes cost $1-$5. Live music all weekend. Fashion show Saturday night. Admission is FREE. Gerrard St E. from Coxwell to Greenwood. Aug 18-19. Finnish Canadian Grand Festival Mel Lastman Square; 905-881-6327 www.finnjoy.com Something for everyone. Outstanding program includes concerts, theatre, folk dancing, lectures, art exhibits, children’s activities, Finnish food, dances, a wife-carrying contest and much more. Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival 416-966-1062 www.fringetoronto.com Toronto’s largest theatre festival. Over 130 stage productions from Canada and around the world. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus a special KidsVenue. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Jul 2-13. Gerrard India Bazaar Celebrates Diwali 416-465-8513 www.gerrardindiabazaar.com Diwali, (Festival of Lights) is the largest festival in the South Asian community. Watch famous Bollywood films, enjoy great food and much more. Between Coxwell and Greenwood. Oct 28. Grand Prix of Toronto 416-588-7223 www.grandprixtoronto.com Champ Car World Series racing includes superstars Canadian Paul Tracy and Australian Will Power, winner of the 2007 Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto. Drivers navigate the city streets at speeds of 230 mph. Jul 4-6. Great White North Dragon Boat Racing 416-962-8899 www.dragon-boat.com Offers the ultimate, fully-inclusive, dragon boat team event on Toronto’s fabulous waterfront. For groups of 20 to 2,000. Spectators welcome. Sep 6-7. Harbourfront Centre 235 Queen’s Quay W.; 416-973-4000 www.harbourfrontcentre.com Toronto’s most popular year-round destination, beautifully situated along the waterfront, offers an eclectic blend of arts, culture and recreation. Outdoor patio and indoor café. Annual events include festivals, dance, theatre and musical performances. Inside Out Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 416-977-6847 www.insideout.on.ca Now in its 18th amazing year, presenting Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film festival. Over 11 fabulous days, the festival draws 30,000 to parties, and screenings of Canadian and International films. May 15-25. Interior Design Show 416-599-3222 www.interiordesignshow.com Featuring hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and designers. Thousands of products and services for the discerning residential design market, and an unparalleled international speakers program. Feb 21-24. IRIE Music Festival 905-799-1630 www.iriemusicfestival.com A multi-day celebration of reggae and world music along with a Taste of the Tropics Food & Drink Fair. Held at Queen’s Park, Nathan Phillips Square & Ontario Place. Jazz by Genre 1-888-416-JAZZ, 416-362-1020 www.jazzbygenre.com With the infectious spirit of Mardi Gras and the improvisational essence of jazz, this colourful mix of culture, costumes and live, danceable jazz delivers a summer Carnival experience. Aug 23. Jazz on Main Street Party & Jazz Festival Unionville; 905-477-0117 www.unionvilleinfo.com All that jazz, now for two weekends in beautiful Historic Unionville. Main Street transforms into “jazz central.” Join us for great music in a unique atmosphere. Aug 8-9, 15-17. Just for Laughs Toronto Festival 888-244-3155, 416-355-2655 www.hahaha.com Including prestigious Galas hosted by comedy’s biggest stars, multi-cultural programming, free outdoor concerts and street arts all taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto. Jul. LuminaTO 416-368-3100 www.luminato.com Toronto’s international arts festival connects the creative spirit to every corner of the city with more than 90 city-wide events. Jun 6-15. Miss Canada/Miss Teen Canada International 416-434-9839 www.misscanadainternational.com The largest scholarship achievement program in Canada for young women age 13-26. Searching for Canada’s Ambassador to be a role model and mentor for our youth of today. Moonlight Maddness Unionville; 905-477-0117 www.unionvilleinfo.com Tour neighbourhood homes decked out for the season. Shops are open late, also enjoy evening horse and carriage rides that meander through the village. Nov 14-15. Nordic Fair Mel Lastman Square; 905-881-6327 www.nordicfair.com Celebrates and promotes the cultures, histories, traditions and current life in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This historic event offers pavilions, table displays, and cultural activities. Jun 27-29. North by Northeast Music & Film Festival 416-863-6963 www.nxne.com Showcasing fantastic new independent music and music-related films. 60 venues, 500 artists, 25 films. An essential annual gathering for fans, artists, and industry. Jun 12-15. Old Tyme Christmas/ Candlelight Parade Unionville; 905-477-0117 toronto | 2008 71

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Contributors
David Miller
David Whitaker
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Around Town
Impulse Purchase
On Location
City Gastronomie
Discovery District
Tower of Strength
Crowd Surfers
The Haunting
Starchitects
Super Fans
The Creative City
Fashionable People
The Streets
After Dark
Listings
Culture & Recreation
Accomodations
Restaurants
Shopping
Tour Operators
Transportation
Neighbourhoods of Greater Toronto
Adventures Beyond Downtown
Visitor Resources
Index
2008 Event Calendar
The Lightbox
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