Annual events in Toronto

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Numerous festivals, shows and exhibitions are held annually in Toronto. They include:










  • Toronto Garlic Festival - Come for Ontario garlic, stay for delicious garlic-inspired dishes by local chefs! Pair meals with craft beer or wine and engage in talks, demos, film screening and contests. Chefs’ dishes, fresh garlic and vendor products are for sale.
  • Go Global Expo - Canada's best attended meaningful travel event, focused on work, volunteer and study opportunities abroad. Presented by Verge Magazine. Dates for 2014 are September 20-21 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens. Absolutely FREE!
  • Italian Walk of Fame - Stars unveiled annually every Labour Day on College Street in the heart of Little Italy.
  • The Canadian International Air Show -off CNE grounds over Lake Ontario
  • The Terry Fox Run
  • The Toronto International Film Festival is considered one of the big three global film events, with Cannes and Berlin, with more screens and more films than either.
  • The Roncesvalles Polish Festival, September 13th and 14th [2]
  • The Beach Celtic Festival [3] on September 13th, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 5:00 pm in Kew Gardens in the Beach to celebrate the Celtic-Canadian
  • Cabbagetown Fall Festival, - Held the second weekend in September.
  • Virgin Festival, based on the British festival
  • Study and Go Abroad Fair- Canada's largest international university and student travel expo, held twice a year in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Over 100 universities from around the world showcase undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Visit the Student Travel Pavilion for a full range of gap year, volunteering, internships and other student travel programs. FREE ADMISSION.
  • Word on the Street - Canada’s largest, annual outdoor book and magazine festival
  • The Student Life Expo-Canada's largest post-secondary lifestyle fair showcased to over 50,000 senior highschool students
  • Markland Wood Annual Community Social is held on the third Friday to celebrate the Markland Wood residential community's outreach.
  • Queen West Art Crawl - A yearly celebration of artists and art lovers on the hippest street in Canada. From Bathurst to Roncesvalles. September 16th - 19th, 2010.
  • Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair - Considered the largest in North America, held annually at Harbourfront Centre.
  • Toronto Garlic Festival - Celebration of the Ontario garlic harvest with local chef's creations, craft beer and interesting talks. At Evergreen Brick Works. Free shuttle bus every ten minutes from Broadview subway. Sept 21, 2014.
  • Toronto Ukrainian Festival - North America's largest Ukrainian festival located in Bloor West Village.
  • Parade by Run for the Earth - The 2nd annual Run for the Earth Eco Parade takes place on Sunday September 8, 2013 at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto and is an example of enjoying life while consuming little.




  • First Night
  • Kensington Market Winter Solstice Festival is a luminescent lantern-lit procession through Toronto’s historic Kensington Market around December 21-22.
  • Reviving the Islamic Spirit
  • Markland Wood Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drive with food, clothing, toys and money going to various charities. Most years there is over 17 thousand pounds of food collected for the Toronto food banks.


  • Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
  • World Stage International Theatre Festival - runs from January to June
  • Le Salon du Livre de Toronto- French Book Fair


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