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Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events July 30 to August 5

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Ainsley Smith Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am 961

It’s a brand new week, Toronto!

Make the most it by checking out some of the awesome events happening throughout the city.

From a vegan block party to a food truck festival, here are the top events happening in the city from July 30 to August 5.

City Cinema: Rockumentaries

What: Yonge-Dundas Square is providing Toronto the ultimate summer soundtrack with Rockumentaries, a lineup of non-fiction films that explore the life and times of some of North America’s most beloved musical acts, featuring different artists and their signature sounds each week. Tonight’s screening is 20 Feet From Stardom.

When: July 31
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free

Toronto Vegan Block Party

What: There will be a block party over the August long weekend to celebrate the grand opening of Not Your Mother, Vegandale Brewery and Copenhagen Cafe.

When: August 2 to 5
Time: Friday, 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm
Where: Vegandale Brewery, 1346 Queen Street West
Price: Pay for what you eat

Toronto Food Truck Festival

What: The massive food truck rally is presented by Canadian Food Truck Festivals and is just one stop on a summer-long tour that includes events in Burlington, Pickering, Richmond Hill, and Brampton.

When: August 3 to 6
Time: Friday, 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, noon to 10 pm; Sunday and Monday, noon to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Taste of the Middle East Food Festival

What: Spit-roasted shawarma, grilled halloumi, sticky baklava! Toronto’s newest food fest bills itself as a chance to sample “the 1001 flavours Middle Eastern culture has to offer.” Toronto’s inaugural Taste of the Middle East Food Festival is set to take over Yonge-Dundas square for a single day this summer.

When: August 4
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Scarborough Rib Fest

What: Back for its 17th year, this east Toronto food fest is all about ribs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and more summertime essentials. Festival-goers can look forward to an all-day beer garden, daily karaoke competition, midway rides and skill testing games.

When: August 4 to 6
Time: Varies by day
Where: Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road, Scarborough
Price: Admission is free

Rogers Cup

What: Toronto is the centre of the tennis world as the Rogers Cup returns for another exciting year.

When: August 4 to 12
Time: Varies by day
Where: Aviva Centre: York University, 1 Shoreham Drive, Suite 100
Price: Tickets from $25

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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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