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Top six in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events August 13 to 19

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Ainsley Smith Aug 10, 2018 5:00 am 317

It’s a brand new week in Toronto, which means it’s time to make room in your calendars for some of the biggest events happening in the city.

Dîner en Blanc

What: Toronto’s top secret white party is set to pop-up once again this summer. Dîner en Blanc, the wildly popular and secretive annual event returns for its seventh year in Toronto and will see white-clad diners gather for an epic and visually stunning pop-up picnic on August 16.

When: August 16
Time: TBA
Where: TBA
Price: From $44

Shakespeare in the Ruff: Portia’s Julius Caesar

What: Kicking off this Thursday is the annual Shakespeare in the Ruff production and its reworked rendition of the classic Shakespeare play Portia’s Julius Caesar. An adaptation of the classic political thriller reframed to explore the agency of women in Ancient Rome, all are welcome and performances are pay-what-you-can.

When: August 16 to September 13
Time: Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30 pm
Where: Withrow Park, between Chester & Pape
Price: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested $20)

The Burger Fest

What: Taking place at Interchange Park from August 17 to 19, this family-friendly festival is promising a weekend full of burgers, beers, and live entertainment.

When: August 17 to 19
Time: Friday, 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 11 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Interchange Park, 1 Commerce Street, Vaughan
Price: Tickets are $10 online

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

What: No summer is complete without a visit to the EX. Get some food, and win some ridiculously large prizes.

When: August 17 to September 3
Time: The grounds are open daily from 10 am to midnight, but attractions and rides all close at different times
Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: General admission is $19.99

Cityfest Parc Rosé

What: Rosé is having a moment in Toronto this summer. Toronto has already been blessed with a sea of rosy summer picnics and runs in 2018, and now you can add one more to the list. Cityfest Parc Rosé is licensing a park for an afternoon devoted to day-drinking rosé this August.

When: August 18
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Canoe Landing Park
Price: Tickets from $30

Open Streets TO

What: Open Streets programs, also known as Ciclovias, open streets to people and close them to cars encouraging participation in physical activity and healthy recreation. They are free, regularly occurring programs, and offer communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way.

When: August 19
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Bloor and Yonge Streets
Price: Free to attend

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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