Toronto: City of Festivals
Posted on Jul 01, 2013 by
Some of the best things about living in a big city like Toronto, are all the non-stop cultural happenings. We`re just starting a whole new season of summer festivals. For
who will be here this summer, here`s a sampling. The Toronto Jewish Film Festival May 3 - 11. Showcasing comedies, dramas, and documentaries, it`s the largest of more than 100 Jewish film festivals around the world. Theatres are right on Bloor Street, and are surrounded by plenty of cheap and cheerful ethnic restaurants for before and after the show. Lots of fun. Doors Open - Saturday and Sunday May 25th and 26th. A great "Urban Adventure" Visit all kinds of buildings not normally open to the public. Make a whole day of it, visiting several locations. New venues each year. Luminato, a Festival of Arts and Creativity. June 6th - 15th. Music, dance, theatre, visual arts. This is the second annual Luminato. The Fringe Festival July 2 - 13 Theatre festival celebrating 20 years in Toronto. Affordable and accessable. Many locations across the city. Lots of fun. Often possible to arrange last minute tickets. A great way to see a lot of new theatre at great prices. Summerlicious - An annual Fixed Price Restaurant Promotion. July 4 - 20. Reservations go fast for this summer event. Book for a fixed price lunch or dinner at many restaurants around the city. Restaurants differ in price - some inexpensive, some are pretty pricy, but all are somewhat of a bargain compared to their usual menus. Toronto TheTravelzine GTG - Join Toronto on Tuesday, August 19th for a delicious dinner at a Toronto restaurant. Location not decided, but it`s always somewhere central, delicious, interesting and within budget. The Toronto International Film Festival - early September - One of the world`s biggest and best.