6 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, August 6

Aug 5 2017, 12:13 am

The long weekend means more fun for your Sunday, Toronto. Get out there and enjoy what’s happening in the city today.

Christie Pits Film Festival

What: This year, the Christie Pits Film Festival’s theme is EYES ON THE PRIZE, and will be screening films about competition and beating the odds. Locally organized, the Christie Pits Film Festival has attracted thousands to its free weekly series of outdoor films. Sundays throughout the summer, the screenings will include a mix of old and new. Although all screenings are free of charge, there is a suggested donation of $10.

Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
When: August 6

Doubles vs. Patties

What: This West Indian snack battle will pit Doubles against Patties. The Caribana launch party hosted by Black Foodie will feature complimentary doubles and patties from Nyam Catering, alongside a vegan-friendly summer menu from Chef Joe Friday. BYO tamarind sauce. Tickets cost $25.

Where: Food Society, 650 Bay Street
When: August 6, 2 pm to 6 pm

New Generation Steel Band Festival

What: This weekend, come and celebrate the magic of Caribbean steel pan music alongside GTA youth steel bands and the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan. Visitors can dine on authentic Caribbean food, all ages pan workshops and plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Come celebrate Toronto’s vibrant Caribbean community and support youth engagement with this proud tradition.

Where: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: August 6, 1 pm to 7 pm

Layers of Rush Lane: A Party in Graffiti Alley, Rush Lane

What: The Laneway Project and Queen Street West BIA will be hosting a long weekend party in Graffiti Alley this Sunday. Layers of Rush Lane: A Party in Graffiti Alley, Rush Lane is part of the 2017 Laneway Crawl Series. It’s a laneway party fully stacked with beer, wine, music, food, art, games, virtual reality, and so much more.

Where: Alley south of Queen between Portland and Augusta
When: August 6, 2 pm to 8 pm

Seafood Sundays

What: Hosted on the Sky Yard rooftop patio, The Drake Hotel hosts this East Coast style seafood boil, a communal feast featuring maritime seafood classics with all the fixings, house brew, and live fiddle music. Tickets cost $35 a person.

Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
When: August 6, 6 pm


What: Jambana One World Festival represents Canada’s growing cultural diversity in its finest form. Attendees can experience Canada’s multicultural communities through performances by internationally acclaimed bands, artists, and JUNO Award winners, and experience the sights, sounds, taste and global diversity.

Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road
When: August 6 to 7, 1 pm to 9:30 pm

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