Celebrate Summer

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Toronto’s communities are known for putting together events that attract millions of people to the city each year.

With the summer being underway, there have already been many festivals that have kept both tourists and residence busy with things to keep them busy throughout the day.

Luminato kicked off the month of June by celebrating it’s sixth annual celebration of culture and art.
Hosting over 100 accessible events, they invited their 1 million participants and attendees to participate, explore, and celebrate their own creative spirit through the free music program, 1000 tastes of Toronto, and theatre and dance performances across the city.

The North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference (NXNE) , also left it’s mark this past June in it’s 17th annual festival. Toronto hosted over 650 bands, 50 panels, and showcased 40 films. For seven days and nights, the festival brought in thousands of music lovers to over 50 official festival stages. Bands playing in the festival ranged from “buzz bands” to soon-to-be-discovered artists to popular touring acts.

June went out with a bang with Pride, a parade to celebrate the  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, and Allied (LGBTTIQQ2SA) communities around the city.
Over the span of almost two weeks, the Church street between College and Bloor was taken over and was used as a grounds for all the parades and festivities.

If you missed any of the major festivals this past June, don’t worry because July has a loaded docket as well.

Keep your eyes open for the Fringe Festival (July 6-17), Summerlicious (July 8- 24), Honda Indy (July 8-10) and many others!

For more information on any events happening in Toronto visit www.festivalstoronto.com

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