A FREE five-day event is taking over Toronto's Roundhouse Park this weekend

Aug 28 2018, 6:35 pm

This long weekend, as Fan Expo Canada takes over the city, pop culture and entertainment enthusiasts are invited to attend the city’s largest ‘house party’ where fan-favourite content will come to life.

The five-day entertainment extravaganza will feature non-stop free activities including movie screenings, celebrity meet-and-greets, opportunities to rub elbows with current and former Blue Jays and Maple Leaf players and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Located at the corner of Bremner Blvd. and Lower Simcoe Street in Toronto’s historic Roundhouse Park, the Rogers Ignite TV Command House will be the destination to celebrate the long weekend.

On Thursday evening, fans will have a chance to relive the thrills of one of the most iconic films in history with a special 25th-anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park.

Whether you’re a Dr. Grant, a Dr. Sattler, or even a “Newman,” moviegoers are invited to rock their safari best to celebrate this classic film and take part in an attempt to establish a new world record for the “Largest Gathering of People to Watch Jurassic Park.”

Other activities to check out:

Talent Meet and Greets:

  • Kim Coates (Bad Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Goon)
  • Josh Dallas (Manifest, Once Upon a Time)
  • Melissa Roxburgh (Manifest, Star Trek Beyond)
  • Shai DeLuca (Cityline Design Expert)
  • Tiffany Pratt (HGTV Canada’s Home To Win)


Visitors can check out an advance screening of the first episode of season 2 of Bad Blood, and an outdoor screening of Early Man, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jurassic Park, Ready Player One, and more.


Sports fans can check out replica sets from Sportsnet’s Tim & Sid, as well as meet and greets with current Toronto Blue Jays players and alumni, former Maple Leaf player Shayne Corson, and more.

Rogers Ignite TV Command House

When: August 30 to September 5
Time: Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm; Friday, 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm; Sunday and Monday, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Price: Admission is free

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