Things to Do in July in Toronto

Top events and festivals in July in Toronto

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TripSavvy /  Kristjan Veski

If you're looking for a few things to do in July in Toronto, you're in luck. There's plenty happening in the city covering a wide array of fun events. Fine dining, music, food, beer, fringe theater and cultural festivals abound. See what special events are taking place in Toronto in July 2019.

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Shakespeare in High Park — July 1 to September 2, 2019

1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada
+1 416-368-3110

Every year Canadian Stage presents one or two of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. This year marks the 37th anniversary of Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre event, taking place at High Park Amphitheatre. There are two shows being performed on alternating nights by the same cast: Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure. Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can or reserve a spot online.

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Toronto Fringe Festival — July 3 to July 14, 2019


Fringe Festival


100 Broadview Ave Suite #322, Toronto, ON M4M 3H3, Canada
+1 416-966-1062

Theater-lovers take note: It's Toronto's annual summer festival of off-beat, adventurous and untested stage shows. Shows take place at various venues across Toronto and Fringe is now in its 31st year. This year's program is the biggest yet and will include something for everyone, including kids.

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Taste of Lawrence — July 5 to 7, 2019

2102 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z9, Canada

The Wexford Heights BIA presents Taste of Lawrence, a festival of performers, family activities and of course food vendors in this Scarborough neighborhood. This is Scarborough’s largest street festival and always proves to be a good time for locals and visitors alike.

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Summerlicious — July 5 to 21, 2019


City of Toronto


Whether you consider yourself a foodie, or just enjoy trying new restaurants, Summerlicious is one of the city's best-loved culinary events. Over 200 of Toronto's fine dining restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner during Summerlicious. Enjoy three delicious courses while you soak up the summer weather. Lunch starts at $23 while dinner starts at $33. Use this guide to make your reservations for Summerlicious

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival — July 7 to August 11, 2019


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This is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America and you can expect numerous events taking place around the city (from music to food-focused), culminating in a massive parade and street festival (formerly known as Caribana).

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Honda Indy Toronto — July 12 to 14, 2019


Honda Indy


Indy racing comes to Exhibition Grounds for another year of fast cars and all the fun that goes with racing. The Honda Indy Toronto features a 2.84 kilometer, 11-turn temporary street course located in downtown Toronto. The track is constructed throughout and around Exhibition Place and uses Lake Shore Boulevard as the backstretch.

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TD Salsa on St. Clair — July 6 to 7, 2019


Salsa on St. Clair


St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B7, Canada
+1 647-632-3421

Celebrate Toronto’s Latin cultures at one of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada. This free family street party features live performances, dancing and local food vendors.

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Beaches International Jazz Festival — July 5 to 28, 2019

Love jazz? Then you'll love July in Toronto. The Beaches Jazz Festival offers a multitude of free concerts at Woodbine Park, Kew Gardens and during StreetFest on Queen Street East.

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Toronto's Festival of Beer — July 26 to 28, 2019


Toronto's Festival of Beer


Beer from brewers all around the world, bands and lots of food — what more do you need on a sunny, summer day? Toronto's Festival of Beer is always a popular summer event so it's best to get tickets early, especially for the Saturday.

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Toronto Burlesque Festival — July 18 to 21, 2019

Both local and international performers present a variety of music, comedy, and a little bit of skin at Revival Bar and MOD Club Theatre for the annual Toronto Burlesque Festival.

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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair — July 12 to 14, 2019


Toronto Outdoor Art Fair


This year marks the 58th anniversary of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), featuring over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers — as well as 115,000 art lovers at Nathan Phillips Square. You can also expect diverse (and free) art programs for all ages, art talks, tours, and more.

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