Meaghan Mcisaac | May, 3, 2022
When temperatures in the city start to climb, things really heat up in Toronto! With the past two years of pandemic life, the city is excited to get back to the festivals that were always the highlights of summer. At long last, these celebrations are coming back to Toronto! Whatever your interests, there is something for everyone so make sure to get outside and try out one or all of the summer festivals the city has to offer in 2022.
Doors Open Toronto, May 28 & 29
Explore the hidden treasures of the city with Doors Open Toronto, a behind-the-scenes look at the architecture and landmarks that make up the city of Toronto. One of the three largest Doors Open events in the world, you can explore everything from walking tours, architecture talks to open studio programs taking place all over the city. Check out the City of Toronto’s website for locations and events.
Luminato Festival Toronto, June 9 - 19
Calling all art lovers! An incredible night of artistic programming, Luminato celebrates performance, media and visual arts with an avant-garde flare. Luminato showcases Canadian and international artists with live performances, exhibits and programming all over the city. For details and locations, check out the Luminato website.
Pride, Programing starts June 1,
Festival Weekend June 24 – 26
One of the largest gay pride festivals in the word, Pride Toronto celebrates the diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Greater Toronto Area. Featuring the Trans March, Dyke March, Bi+ Pride Programming, Blockorama by Blackness Yes, multiple stages featuring over 300 2SLGBTQ+ artists, and the always spectacular Pride Parade, the long awaited return of this incredible summer festival is not to be missed in 2022. Check out Pride Toronto’s website for full details and programming.
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, July 28 – August 1
North America’s largest cultural event celebrating Caribbean culture and traditions, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival draws in over one million visitors to Toronto every year! Head to Exhibition Place and Lakeshore Boulevard to check out the amazing costumed dancers and Caribbean music and floats of the Grande Parade, the highlight of festival, on July 30.
Taste of the Danforth, August 5 -7
Canada’s largest street festival, Taste of the Danforth draws in over 1.6 million people to its delicious celebrations of Greek heritage, food and the multicultural nature of the city of Toronto. Stroll the Danforth and enjoy an array of live performances and spectacular street food.
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