The City of Toronto hosts a variety of community wide events throughout the year. Its Winterfest, Winterlicious, and Summerlicious events are highly popular, and give residents a taste for the arts around the city. In addition to events held by the city, there are also many events organized by local groups and communities. For more information on upcoming events, check out the following websites:
Some of the bigger events around the city include:
Canadian National Exhibition, http://www.theex.com
This is an 18 day fair, held in late August/early September every year at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds along the lakeshore in south central Toronto. The fair features midway rides, a wide variety of food and games, and a number of stages with entertainment scheduled throughout the day.
Royal Winter Fair, http://www.royalfair.org
This event takes place at the exhibition grounds during the first two weeks of November, and features a large number of food booths, activities, and a large variety agricultural shows and displays.
Word on the Street, http://www.wordonthestreet.ca
Usually held on the last Sunday of September, this is one of Canada’s largest literary festivals, and features a huge book sale, food vendors, and guest appearances by Canadian literary figures.
A massive Caribbean cultural fair held in various locations around Toronto during the first long weekend in August.