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Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events August 7 to 13

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Ainsley Smith Aug 05, 2017 10:51 am 642

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

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And luckily for you, we’ve got the latest on what’s going on in Toronto, from a mouth-watering lineup of food and drink festivals to a meet and greet with everyone’s favourite science guy, read on for our picks for the best of this week in Toronto.

In Conversation: Bill Nye

What: Come and unleash your inner nerd with everyone’s favourite science guy, Bill Nye. Hosted by Indigo, Nye will be in the city to discuss how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. Nye will also be signing copies of his new book, Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem.

Where: Indigo Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin Street
When: August 9, 7 pm

Dinner Under the Stars

What: Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market will be hosting a Dinner Under the Stars this week that will feature two continuous tables running the length of Front Street between Scott and Church) where 250 guests will dine on oysters and whisky, passed canapes and courses of beef tartare, salad, and cured salmon, prime rib, and mini desserts, complete with wine pairings. Tickets are $200, funds raised will be directed to FOODSHARE Toronto.

Where: 27 Front Street East
When: August 11, 6:30 pm to 11 pm

Waterfront Night Market

What: The annual T&T Waterfront Night Market is back for another exciting run and attendees can expect the awesome outdoor culinary experience along with all the night market awesomeness at a brand new venue.

Where: Hearn Generating Station, 440 Unwin Ave
When: August 11 to 13

Taste of the Danforth

What: One of Toronto’s most famous summer events, Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival and it’s back for its 24th year with plenty of Greek-style eats at this massive street festival.

Where: Danforth Avenue
When: August 11 to  13

Jerkfest

What: If you haven’t had your fill of BBQ yet this summer, then head to Toronto’s JerkFest to get your fix. Come and experience a weekend filled with arts, crafts, cultural entertainment, and plenty of jerk-style food.

Where: Centennial Park, at the base of Ski Hills, Etobicoke
When: August 10 to 13

Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest

What: Hosted by Toronto’s beloved Steam Whistle Brewing, the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival samples the province’s finest brews with the accompaniment of some of the city’s best food trucks.

Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd
When: August 11 to 13


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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is always on the hunt for the best avocado toast.

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