Head on over to Toronto Jewish Film Festival in Toronto and escape the world for a little bit with an unforgettable movie experience.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012, African Fashion Week Toronto has quickly grown into an internationally recognized affair. The four-day event features Canadian and international designers alike, plus aspiring design students, all of whom incorporate African-inspired elements into their clothing. Read on to learn more about a few of the fashion lines that have presented their work here over the years:
Adebayo Jones: Known as the "King of Couture," this esteemed Nigerian designer pays close attention to details when creating his line of luxury apparel.
Gervacy: Based out of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, this meticulously crafted line is inspired by bold African prints, defiance, and androgyny.
Sorobis: Issa Sorogo takes inspiration from his father, who was a master tailor in West Africa, when creating the sophisticated and fitted pieces in this Atlanta-based line.
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre provides a semi-enclosed outdoor setting for entertainment in the Toronto area. The amphitheater was completed in 1995 and the first show was a Bryan Adams concert, which sold out to audiences. Since then, millions of people have visited the arena, which seats approximately 16,000 people. The amphitheater has 5,500 reserved seats, along with VIP and Club seating. Parking is limited, but other parking is available in nearby areas. Tickets to Molson Canadian Amphitheatre can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Some events allow people to bring lawn chairs, bottled water, homemade foods, non-professional cameras and other similar items to make your visit more comfortable and convenient. Conversely, there is a list of items which are restricted or not allowed such as alcoholic beverages, laser pens, glass bottles, and recording devices. The arena is located at 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West in Toronto, Ontario.
As residents of one of North America’s most diverse cities, Torontonians are steeped in the traditions of a globe’s worth of cultures. Perhaps nowhere is that multifaceted heritage more obvious than in the wealth of teashops in and around the city. So it is no surprise that the Toronto Tea Festival attracts experts from all over the country to discuss and serve Indian, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese tea in a soothing, informative environment. In addition to learning about tea’s numerous varieties and the specific health benefits of each, visitors can sample and purchase tea ranging from traditional varieties to contemporary blends, and they can pick up tea-ware for brewing and drinking. The festival celebrates tea-related art as well, with live classical music, presentations from ceramicists, and plentiful opportunities to practice tea etiquette, such as sipping tea with your pinkie finger in your neighbour’s cup.
Every year, the Toronto Cider Festival puts Canada's finest hard ciders front-and-center on Yonge-Dundas Square for a day-long seasonal celebration. Attendees can sip on cupfuls of cider produced by companies such as The County Cider Company, Magners Irish Cider, and Angry Orchard, and even sample some of their most exclusive, hard-to-find editions. Meanwhile, as guests nibble on food-truck bites and hobnob with cider producers in either of the day's two sessions, a full slate of live bands, DJs, and artists will also provide entertainment for their cider-swilling spectators. Guests can also witness mix masters whip-up spiced drinks during the Flair Cocktail Competition presented by Angry Orchard held in the evening sessions.
Wine, food, and art. These are the pillars that Silver Spoons is founded on, and for two days in May, founder Christiane Tetreault of The VandenBerg House invites Toronto to celebrate them at Silver Spoons: Wine | Art | Food. The festival unites wineries, craft beer makers, and local culinary artisans, giving guests a taste of the finer things in life, in addition to local artists selling their creations, with wine tastings and other hospitality available for an additional fee. The event stays lively thanks to a soundtrack of live music DJ, interactive digital floor games, and a silent auction to support Second Harvest Food Rescue, an organization that works to prevent food waste.