It's July in Toronto and the city is alive with sights, sounds and attractions. Making the most of our short summer months is what we Torontonians love to do. And as the patios pack and the bbq’s get cranked, here are some of the wonderful events that we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of this summer season.
The Annex Street Festival
Rain didn’t stop the crowds that donned their weatherproof jackets and walked along Bloor Street, between Bathurst and Spadina. Live performers kept the vibe alive and vendors banded together to keep their wares dry for what turned out to be a calm, cool evening of family fun in Toronto’s Annex.
Moses Znaimer’s IdeaCity
The media mogul has organized this annual conference for the past 16 years. A mash of thought leaders, business visionaries, artists, scientists, dreamers and doers of all kinds filled the Royal Conservatory of Music’s treasured hallows for an enlightening 3 days.
Vegetarians beware! This annual carnivorous carnival was a sight-for teary, smoke-filled eyes to thousands of city-dwellers. Rib stands 20-metres high sprung up in Centennial park and churned out plate after plate of slow-cooked, lip-smacking bbq for the masses. Almost drowned in early thunderstorms, this 5-day festival bounced back and was capped off with a spectacular fireworks display on Canada Day.
Local artists and crafters set up a canopy village next to Roy Thompson Hall - a sort of popup market in the heart of the Entertainment District. We were treated to one of the loveliest days this summer season and got inspired enough to paint one of our own mattresses!