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18 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, July 29

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Ainsley Smith Jul 27, 2018 10:33 am 6,407

Don’t worry if you haven’t made any Sunday plans yet, we’ve rounded up all the top events happening throughout the city, which includes food and drink festivals, family-friendly events and more.

Harold’s Fish Festival

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What: Toronto’s newest food festival is a celebration of coastal living. Harold’s Fish Festival is coming to Toronto’s Ontario Place, promising to be a “fusion of fish and seafood dishes with a perfect blend of wines, beers, and signature cocktails, bringing you a fish event like no other.”

When: Now until July 29
Time: Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $9

Richmond Hill Ribfest

What: Admission is free to this outdoor event that features pro rib teams cooking and competing for various “Best” titles. Joining the fun, look forward to live entertainment, a marketplace, beer garden, and midway.

When: Now until July 29
Time: Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park
Price: Free

Beaches International Jazz Festival

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Beaches International Jazz Festival

What: A festival that needs almost no introduction, the Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 30th year. This is also the final day to check out the festival.

When: Now until July 29
Time: Varies by day
Where: The Beach Neighbourhood
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

What: Now in its 51st year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly Caribana, which many still call it) is a five-week cultural celebration featuring Caribbean music, dance, costume, parties, and food.

When: Now until August 12
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

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 situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station returns this summer, hosting an incredible line-up of food vendors, ongoing programming, and events that bring Toronto’s talent, culture, and spirit to life.

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

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

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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

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: July 29
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 every Saturday and Sunday.

When: July 29
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

Pin + Patch Show

What: The Pin + Patch Show will showcase a variety of local flair designers selling their unique pins and patches all under one roof in Toronto.

When: July 29
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 2104 Dundas Street West
Price: Free to attend

Pedestrian Sunday’s in Kensington Market

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What: The 15th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this summer. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping, basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

When: July 29
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Price: Free to attend

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: July 29
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Admission is free

Fusion of Taste Festival

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What: The Albion Islington Square Business Improvement Area hosts this multicultural festival featuring food and art all day long.

When: July 29
Time: 12 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Albion Islington Square, 925 Albion Road, Etobicoke
Price: Admission is free

Backyard Barbeque Party

What: George House Events is electrifying everyone’s favourite summer pastime by bringing you the “Backyard” Barbecue Party. This Sunday, you can enjoy an epic barbecue party with classic BBQ food including burgers and sausages along with delicious sides and vegetarian options.

When: July 29
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Track & Field Bar, 860 College Street
Price: $25

Momo Crawl TO

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What: The annual one-day event is promoted through the sale of a passport and entitles participants to 10 meat or veg momos from local Tibetan and Nepalese restaurants in the neighbourhood.

When: July 29
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Participating restaurants in Parkdale
Price: $25

Promise Cherry Beach 2018

What: Come and enjoy an unmissable chance to take in the best of Toronto’s underground music scene surrounded by sun and fun at the beach.

When: July 29
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cherry Beach, Cherry Street just south of Unwin Avenue
Price: $20

Us The Duo

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What: Popular America’s Got Talent’s singing folk-pop couple Michael and Carissa Alvarado are performing in Toronto this evening at the iconic Danforth Music Hall.

When: July 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
Price: From $41

Christie Pits Film Festival

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

When: July 29
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
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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