Summer in Toronto is packed with a plethora of events of all kinds. During these sunny days you can attend open-air concerts and shows, or stick to the the shade in museums and art galleries.
Toronto’s largest theatre festival – Fringe Festival – brings over 1,100 fresh and innovative performances to our city! As a part of this large festival, FringeKids! brings eight shows to the George Ignatieff theatre, such as Hansel and Gretel, Hamlet… a puppet epic! or Cinderella: It Ain’t Over ‘Till The Shoe Fits. In addition to the theatrical productions, more events and activities are held during the festival. At the Pick-up+Play Stations, kids can jump in a bubble pool, build a Lego land, dress up in costumes, or create works of art. Weekend activities are even more exciting, including fun at a bouncy castle, and open-air concerts featuring for instance Maderaz Latin Music, or Jack Grunsky. If this is still not enough for you, go and take part in fun and educational workshops, get pointers from a real life clown, or discover new arts & crafts projects.
Tony awarded® musical from Disney’s production arrives to Toronto. A band of underdogs become unlikely heroes when they face the most powerful men in New York. Based on a true story, Newsies tells a story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899, when a youth-led campaign forced some of the largest America’s newspapers to rise a salary of newsboys. This energetic show full of songs and dancing is brought by the most talented creators: score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride), book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River). This is a show you don’t want to miss!
Date: July 10 to July 24
Location: various locations
July is devoted to delicious food. During Summerlicious festival, Torontonians and tourists have a chance to taste a broad range of contemporary cuisine through prix-fixe menus. More than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants are offering lunch and dinner menus ranged from $18 to $28 for a lunch and $25 to $45 for a dinner. Select your preferences at the Summerlicious website and the restaurant list will automatically adjust. Don’t wait – pick your seat to savour this exquisite and appetizing feast.
Andy Warhol Revisited
Andy Warhol Revisited brings one of the largest collections of original Warhol prints and paintings in the world to Toronto. The exhibition provides an appealing and educational walkthrough of the development of Warhol’s artistic language featuring Warhol’s famous art works. You have a chance to see some of the most recognizable pieces including portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Queen Elisabeth, Mickey Mouse, iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans, the Dollar Sign Canvas, and a rare series of prints of John Gotti. The exhibition follows both thematic and chronological order, elucidating artist’s work and impact through educational materials, activated spaces, audio tours, and interactive mobile apps. Special events, live music, and lectures will be hosted throughout the exhibition’s run.
Date: July 10 to August 15
Location: various locations
Water’s Edge is a Pan Am commissioned photographic exhibition produced by No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment exploring the relationship between human civilization, land and water, and raising awareness regarding the sustainability of global fresh water supply. The exhibition features works by six Pan American photographers: Edward Burtynsky (Canada), James Balog (U.S.A.), Cristina Mittermeier (Mexico), Sebastião Salgado (Brazil), Gustavo Jononovich (Argentina), and Jorge Uzon (Chile). The free multi-venue exhibition will take place in Toronto at Union Station, the new UP Express Terminals and Pearson International Airport during the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, so millions of people will see the works while travelling through Toronto during the sport events.