19th May – 23rd May 2020: 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.
12th June – 21st June 2020: 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.
26th June – 28th July 2020: 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 2020: 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.
1st July – 12th July 2020: 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.
3rd July – 26th July 2020: Beaches International Jazz Festival
This arts festival sets up in various spots across town during July and is completely free to visit.
4th September – 7th September 2020: 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!
3rd September – 13th September 2020: 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!