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18 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, August 5

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Ainsley Smith Aug 03, 2018 5:00 am 2,014

The long weekend means more fun for your Sunday, Toronto.

Get out there and enjoy what’s happening in the city today.

Toronto Vegan Block Party

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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: Now until August 5
Time: 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: Now until August 6
Time: Sunday and Monday, noon to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Scarborough Rib Fest

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

CITE at The Bentway

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What: A great use of public space, CITE is both an art installation and a skatepark, featuring sculptures that boarders are free to ride on. Canada Day celebrations include DJ sets, skate demos, a beer garden, live graffiti, a meet and greet with pros, eats, and an open skate.

When: Now to August 12
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free

Union Summer Market

What: The open-air market, presented by TD, launched on Canada Day and is on now until August 19 on the doorstep of Union Station. Participating food vendors include Amano PastaBananza, Fugo DessertsHarry’s CharbroiledMean BaoRoywoodsThe Carbon BarThe Plant YYZ, Union Chicken, and Wvrst.

When: On now until August 19
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: 65 Front Street West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

The Art of Banksy

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What: A new massive exhibit curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former manager, is now open in Toronto displaying the largest collection of the artist’s works. According to organizers, with over $35 million in art, this is the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled.

When: Now until August 19
Time: Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 213 Sterling Road, Toronto
Price: Tickets start at $35

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free

Ontario Vintage Market

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What: This Sunday, you can shop from a curated selection of vintage vendors selling one-of-a-kind housewares, decor, furniture and more at Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks.

When: August 5
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Price: 
Admission is free

Spiders: Fear & Fascination

What: This summer, the ROM welcomed a new exhibit, Spiders: Fear & Fascination and trust us, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The exhibit explores the hunting, burrowing, and weaving world of these eight-legged creatures and will feature more than 400 live and preserved spiders, cutting-edge interactive experiences, and new scientific discoveries.

When: Now until January 2019
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $32 for adults

Toronto Taste of India Food Festival

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What: You can tour India with your tastebuds right here in Toronto this month. The Taste of India Food Festival bills itself as a foodie utopia featuring a thorough sampling of 100+ different Indian cuisines. The annual food fest will take place at Nathan Phillips Square for a full day of eating on August 5.

When: August 5
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Free Yoga at Ontario Place

What: Every weekend this summer, Ontario Place hosts yoga at Trillium Park. On Saturday and Sundays, from now until August 26, the morning classes will be offered with no sign ups necessary. Yogis just need to bring a mat for practice.

When: August 5
Time: 11 am
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place
Price: Free

Waterfront Artisan Market

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What: Back for its third year, the Waterfront Artisan Market features 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products. The market runs every Saturday and Sunday.

When: August 5
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

Sunday Social at The Bentway Beer Garden

What: Every Sunday, The Bentway will be home to Toronto’s coolest covered patio, serving up beer from Collective Arts Brewing and cider from Strongbow, along with tasty treats from SPiN, Toronto’s Ping-Pong social club, plus outdoor games like ping pong and bocce, and a curated music program.

When: August 5
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Admission is free

Graffiti Alley Block Party

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What: The Laneway Project is hosting a laneway block party in Toronto’s iconic Graffiti Alley this afternoon complete with beer, wine, music, art, giant games, and more.

When: August 5
Time:
2 pm to 8 pm
Where: Graffiti Alley, Queen St W, Augusta Ave, Richmond St W and Portland Street
Price: Free to attend

Sunnyside 20 – Episode 5 with Leon Vynehall

What: This Sunday, celebrate the 20th season of summer music and events at Sunnyside Pavilion. Come and enjoy an evening filled with good music, people and vibes.

When: August 5
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Sunnyside Pavillion, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd West
Price: From $25

Christie Pits Film Festival

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What: Movie lovers can enjoy an outdoor screening of Amelie evening as part of the Christie Pits Film Festival. Although all screenings are free of charge, there is a suggested donation of $10.

When: August 5
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
Price: Free to attend

VELD

What: If you didn’t get enough of your electronic music fill at Dreams Festival, you can make up for it in your costume-clad glory at Veld Music Festival. Headliners include DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and more.

When: August 5 and 6
Time: Varies by day
Where: Downsview Park, Downsview Park Allen Road
Price: Single-day tickets start at $139.99

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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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