6th May – 12th May 2019: Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week is one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music, spanning 5 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
7th June – 16th June 2019: North by Northeast (NXNE)
The Canadian festival destination for unsigned bands, indie favourites, and major-label headlining artists alike. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE is an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans.
1st June – 1st July 2019: WorldPride
A huge celebration of Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2SA (that’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies) community. Everyone is welcome.
1st July 2019: Canada Day
Marking the joining of the British North American colonies into the land known as Canada, July 1st is a chance to see the country at its patriotic best.
3rd July – 14th July 2019: The Toronto Fringe
Toronto’s largest theatre and performance festival, with 155+ productions at 25+ venues across the west end of Toronto, drawing more than 90,000 people. There’s something for everyone, with musicals, comedies, family programming, drama, dance and anything else you can imagine.
5th July – 28th July 2019: Beaches International Jazz Festival
This arts festival sets up in various spots across town during July and is completely free to visit.
30th August - 2nd September 2019: Busker Fest
In the downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, this festival of street performance brings a huge range of artists to the street. How much you pay is always up to you!
5th September – 15th September 2019: Toronto International Film Festival
The leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. Your chance to spot a movie star!