Annual events in Toronto
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Numerous festivals, shows and exhibitions are held annually in Toronto. They include:
- Canadian International AutoShow - at the Metro Convention Centre.
- Winter City.
- Mcluhan International Festival of the Future
- Toronto Bachata Festival (bachata, zouk and salsa, started in 2010.) http://www.TorontoBachataFestival produced by www.GoDanceMambo.com.
- St Patrick's Day Parade.
- L'Oreal Fashion Week.
- Canadian Music Week
- Study and Go Abroad Fair Vancouver - Education, Volunteer programs, work abroad and internships
- Study and Go Abroad Fair Montreal
- Study and Go Abroad Fair Toronto
- The WHEEL: A Beltane Masquerade April 27th 2013 Elmocambo. Always, last weekend in April. Bring a mask and a drum and get advance tickets online at www.thewheel.ca).
- 19th Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada (April 16 and 18, 2009).
- Easter Day Parade.
- Sporting Life 10K.
- Hot Docs - Documentary Film Festival.
- Khalsa Day parade, first held in 1986
- Markland Wood Environmental Day Clean Up is held in conjunction with the city of Toronto Community Clean Up Day.
- Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, established in 1998
- Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival - Held the first Sunday in May.
- Doors Open Toronto
- Science Rendezvous
- Contact Toronto Photography Festival
- Anime North - Usually held the weekend following Victoria Day, although some times during the long weekend.
- Markland Wood Annual Community Garage Sale is held on the Saturday following Victoria Day, which is usually the last Saturday in May every year with hundreds of homes participating.
- Walk for Values in Yonge-Dundas Square
- County Terroir in Crystal Palace, Picton
- Luminato a festival of arts and creativity established in 2007
- Muhtadi International Drumming Festival the only annual festival in North America celebrating the drum.
- Barbados on the Water Festival
- North by Northeast, an annual five-day live music and film festival and music conference
- Pride Week is the world's second largest gay pride festival
- Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - various indoors and located throughout the downtown core
- MuchMusic Video Awards
- Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival - Centre Island
- Art of Jazz Celebration
- Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) - June 21 annually. Musicians from all over the world perform free concerts throughout the city
- Taste of Little Italy
- Markland Wood Annual General Meeting is held on the second Monday but the Markland Homes Association to review the year's activities and plan for the next year
- Digital Dreams Music Festival Toronto's only downtown electronic music festival held at The Flats @ the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto's largest theatre festival
- Taste of Lawrence at Lawrence Avenue East
- T&T Waterfront Night Market featuring over 100 Pan Asian food vendors for a thrilling community summer festival
- Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place
- Toronto Loyal Orange Lodge Parade Oldest annual parade anywhere in North America, since 1821, celebrating Ulster-Scot heritage
- Caribana is North America's largest street festival, showcasing Caribbean/West Indian culture (in some years early August).
- Beaches International Jazz Festival - The Beaches
- Corso Italia - Italian Street Festival on St Clair West.
- http://rushcon.totem-media.com/ RushCon - North America's largest Rush fan convention.
- Toronto Summer Music Festival runs mid-July to early August each summer and features renowned Canadian and international artists performing in 12 mainstage concerts at Koerner Hall and Walter Hall, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops, free outreach concerts, and more.
- Roncylicious, a showcase of the diverse flavours of Roncesvalles Avenue, running August 4th through 31st, with over thirty participating businesses. 
- The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE, or "the Ex").
- The Taste of the Danforth festival showcases the mostly Greek culture of The Danforth and has expanded to include other cultures of the area.
- Cityfest Toronto- Annual community festival at CityPlace.
- The Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival- the largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in Canada.
- Festival of South Asia - A festival of the South Asian culture of Gerrard India Baazaar.
- Muslim Fest- Festival Celebrating the Best in Muslim Art & Entertainment - Annual Festival Celebrating the Best in Muslim Art & Entertainment.
- Toronto International Dance Festival
- Toronto Buskerfest- A festival of Street Performers.
- Taiwanfest previously known as TCF (Taiwanese Cultural Festival).
- Toronto's Festival of Beer- Toronto Beerfest in Historic Fort York.
- Markland Wood Annual Family Fun Day is held on the second Saturday in August, celebrating summer with clowns, The Toronto Police and Firefighters, games, face painting and lunch.
- 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. www.torontogarlicfestival.ca
- 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 
- The Beach Celtic Festival  on September 13th, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 5:00 pm in Kew Gardens in the Beach to celebrate the Celtic-Canadian Heritage.www.thecelticfestival.com
- 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.
- Toronto After Dark Film Festival - Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films.
- EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival - an annual event dedicated to the promotion of Polish film, art and culture
- Nuit Blanche Toronto - an all-night free celebration of contemporary art
- The Toronto Waterfront Marathon - run along the waterfront starting and ending in downtown Toronto
- Canada's Walk of Fame Induction - Induction Ceremonies for the walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. Ceremony can occur in July to October.
- Toronto Fashion Week - Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris is the premiere fashion event in Canada started in 1998 which brings together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the season’s collections in the Fashion Capital of Canada, Toronto.
- International Festival of Authors
- Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair - The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada presents the only international antiquarian and collectible book fair in Canada, featuring dealers from across Europe and North America.
- The Toronto Private School Expo
-  - Planet in Focus is Canada's largest and longest running Environmental Film Festival, established in 1999.
- The Toronto Santa Claus Parade (Started in 1904 with just a single float, it now boasts over 24 floats, 24 bands, and 1700 participants. It is one of the biggest productions in North America, and broadcast to many countries around the world.)
- Gamercamp Festival, an annual games festival started in 2009, and one of the largest in Canada.
- Cavalcade of Lights.
- The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, an annual fall fair started in 1922.
- Aboriginal Festival It is held every year in Rogers Center in Toronto.
- Eh!U Meet the Europeans - Toronto European Film Festival
- Inspire! The Toronto International Book Fair, Nov. 13-16 2014 at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre
- 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