Can't miss Toronto events of the week: August 12 to 18

Aug 9 2019, 5:00 am

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

This includes the return of the CNE, an epic dance party, the 19th annual Toronto Chinatown Festival, and much more.

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CNE 2019

What: No summer is complete without a visit to the EX to take in the sounds, tastes, rides, and animals. Get some food, and win some ridiculously large prizes.

When: August 16 to September 2
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: All attractions and shows are FREE with admission to the CNE

Corona X Parley Cleanup

What: This summer, Corona and Parley will be cleaning up 50 shorelines across Canada to alleviate pollution from 850k square metres of shoreline. And this August, you can head to Sunnyside Beach and be a part of making a REAL difference. To reward participants for helping out, there will be a Corona x Parley themed celebration after the cleanup at Sunnyside Pavillion, complete with a local DJ, beachside eats, and a Corona “Pay with Plastic” Beach Bar.

When: August 17
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 1755 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Price: Free to participate

MOCA Goes Dark: Night Visions Dance Party

What: MOCA will be transformed into an interactive art party by a group of Toronto’s talented emerging artists at a building that was once the site of legendary illicit dance parties, raves, and punk gigs. Taking inspiration from this past, underground nightlife hub, we will revive its wild legacy for one night only with amazing art and music, lighting MOCA up in the dark.

When: August 17
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Road
Price: $15

Wavelength Music Festival

What: For two magical days, Wavelength Music will feature musical and artistic discovery and escape inside the walls of shipping containers at Stackt, Toronto’s newest space for creative placemaking.

When: August 17 and 18
Time: Doors open at 5 pm
Where: Stackt, 28 Bathurst Street
Price: From $25 for single-day passes, $40 for the full weekend

Toronto Chinatown Festival

What: The 19th annual Toronto Chinatown Festival takes place this month and will feature delicious Asian food, cultural performances, and FREE walking tour in Chinatown.

When: August 17 and 18
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 11 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Chinatown, west side of Spadina Avenue
Price: No cost to attend

Open Streets TO

What: Open Streets TO returns to the city again this weekend for a car-free afternoon of fun. Taking place in August and September, this family-friendly event is bringing back the largest free recreation program in Canada and will be shutting down parts of Toronto’s Bloor Street and Yonge Street to host the festivities.

When: August 18
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Bloor and Yonge Streets
Price: Free to attend

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