5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, August 29

Aug 28 2019, 7:30 pm

Toronto, Thursday is finally here, which means we’re one day closer to the long weekend.

For those who can’t wait for the weekend to get out and have some fun, we recommend checking out these events happening in the city today.


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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: On now until September 2
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
Price: Admission is half-price on Monday to Thursday evenings

What: This two night community event is a neighbourhood celebration and fundraiser to raise funds for essential programs at CAMH and Workman Arts. Get ready for a market that brings together artisans, artists, and vintage vendors, which means you’re guaranteed to leave home with a one-of-a-kind purchase.

When: August 29 and 30
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Tranzac Club on Thursday and at Trinity Saint Paul’s United Church just a few blocks east of the Tranzac Club on Friday
Price: Free to attend

Summer Music in the Garden

What:  The Summer Music in the Garden concert series will kick off in honour of the Toronto Music Garden’s 20th anniversary, and will feature 18 free concerts of classical, traditional and world music, including a concert on August 25 that will feature the Music Garden’s “theme song,” Bach’s Suite no. 1 in G Major for solo cello.

When: Thursdays and Sundays through September 15
Time: Thursdays, 7 pm; Sundays, 4 pm
Where: 479 Queens Quay West
Price: Free to attend

Hootie & the Blowfish in Toronto

What: 90’s rock-group, Hootie & the Blowfish, are bringing their Group Therapy Tour to Toronto this evening. Get ready for an evening filled with the band’s chart-topping hits, including Only Want to Be with You, Let Her Cry, and Hold My Hand. 

When: August 29
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage
Price: From $64.26

Boozy Bingo

What: Looking to enjoy a few drinks and have some fun, without having to go to a bar? Look no further because Nightowl has you covered. Night Owl has awesome prizes from its suppliers, and not to mention a shot for every BINGO that’s called out.

When: August 29
Time: 9 pm to 12 am
Where: Nightowl, 647 College Street
Price: Free to attend

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