12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, August 27

Aug 26 2017, 2:07 am

A gorgeous Sunday is upon us, Toronto.

Take advantage of the sun, get outside, and check out what’s happening in your city today.

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What: No summer in Toronto is complete without a visit to the EX! Come and check out the incredible food, catch a show, and try your hand at winning some ridiculously large prizes.

Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
When: Now until September 4


What: What began in 1990 as a way to introduce Taiwanese composers to the Canadian public is now an annual festival. This year’s theme is Kan Pai Japan.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 27 at 12 to 6 pm

 CNE Food Truck Frenzy

What: Situated on Princes’ Boulevard just inside the historic Princes’ Gates, the Frenzy returns for another year of extreme carnival eats.

Where: CNE Grounds, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
When: August 27 at 11 am to 11 pm

Shakespeare in High Park

What: Toronto’s annual Shakespeare in High Park is back for another exciting summer and will be taking on two classics this year. This season’s performances will include Twelfth Night and King Lear, with all screenings starting at 8 pm. Tickets are pay what you can.

Where: High Park Amphitheatre
When: August 27 at 8 pm

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

What: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is Toronto’s newest late summer festival and it’s taking every tried and true summertime attraction and mashing them all together into one single event. This event promises all the BBQ and craft beer you could ever need, live country bands, line dancing lessons, bourbon tasting bars, axe throwing, BBQ cook-offs, and more.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
When: August 27

Woodbine RibFest

What: If you haven’t had your fix of BBQ this summer, you’re in luck as Woodbine Racetrack is hosting its own mouth-watering Ribfest this weekend. Come and enjoy delicious ribs and BBQ, food trucks, live country music and thrilling horse racing.

Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd
When: August 27 at 12 to 8 pm

Korean Harvest Fest

What: Similar to Thanksgiving, this festival celebrates the fall harvest. The Korean community will be coming together to share Korean culture, with k-pop and dance competitions, traditional fan dancing, bands, and numerous booths for both traditional and modern Korean cuisine and accessories.

Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
When: August 27

The Fantasy Sports Show

What: With a focus on education, The Fantasy Sports Show offers you the chance to meet and learn from the top fantasy experts, headlined by The Fantasy Footballers.

Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
When: August 27

Pedestrian Sunday’s in Kensington Market

What: The 14th 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.

Where: Kensington Market
When: August 27 at 12 to 7 pm

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

What: Bruno Mars is taking his 24K Magic act on the road in this year with a massive, 85-date world tour. This month, Toronto fans can enjoy his incredible dance moves and soulful voice for one night only.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
When: August 27 at 8 pm

Halo Halo Filipino Festival 2017

What: Halo Halo is the sweet inspiration behind this Toronto food fest happening this month. Like the sweet treat itself, the Filipino food festival promises a colourful array of arts, culture, entertainment, and of course, edibles. Attendees can look forward to everything from adobo and pancit, to lechon and lumpia on offer along with traditional folk music, dances, and kid friendly activities.

Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: August 27 at 10 am to 6 pm

Bellwoods Flea

What: This Sunday, shop locally from 20+ of Toronto’s best in art, baked goods, beauty care, fashion, accessories, eco-friendly goods, food, handmade, home decor, jewelry, vintage, and more.

Where: Bellwoods Flea, 876 Dundas Street West
When: August 27 at 12 pm to 6 pm

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