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North By Northeast Music & Film Festival | Until Sunday June 25 | Yonge-Dundas Square | Hours | Phone 416-863-6963

North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual music and arts festival held each June in Toronto. The festival’s main focus has always been live music, but it also includes a film festival, a comedy festival, art components, and a digital interactive media conference.

Each year, NXNE Music presents hundreds of bands from Canada, the United States and all over the world at over 50 Toronto music venues. Most venues host six bands a night (from 9 p.m. onward). The festival takes over Toronto’s downtown core, with many venues grouped along Queen Street West, College Street, and the Bloor Street Annex.

Pride Toronto | Until Sunday June 25 | Hours

Pride Parade starts at 2:00pm on Sunday June 25. Ten days of celebration are turning streets into parades, parks into parties and strangers into friends. Over 1.2 million people from around the world. The Festival ends with the Parade starting at the corner of Church St and Bloor, and going down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square.

Luminato Festival | Until Sunday June 25 | Hours

An annual 10-day extravaganza of music, dance, visual arts, theatre, literature, film and performance, in which one can view hard-to-see shows. The Festival transforms theatres, parks and public spaces across the city and creates a home for artists to come play, share and create. Check the programme!

TD Toronto Jazz Festival | Until Sunday July 2 | Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square | Hours

It's big. 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto. The heart of the Festival is now located at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many events are offered free to the public.

Georgia O’Keeffe | Until Sunday July 30 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

A major retrospective of the art and legacy of this profoundly influential artist, the exhibition examines O’Keeffe’s relationships with renowned photographers of the time including Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz. Stunning views of New Mexico by Adams, as well as nudes and portraits of O’Keeffe by Stieglitz, are additional highlights of this breathtaking artistic journey.

The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank Austria Kunstforum.

Manasie Akpaliapik | Until Sunday October 15 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario. This exhibition is included with general admission.

Mark Lewis | Until Sunday December 10 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

What's in a name, especially when that name is Canada? What images come to mind? What histories? And above all, who gets to shape and tell these histories? With his new series of works, Mark Lewis engages in a filmic meditation on the idea that is Canada, staging encounters between the camera and the built and natural environments, where the latter becomes the subject of the films as well as the background against which human presence is placed.

As always with Lewis's moving image work, the camera is a character itself, guiding the viewer's inquisitive gaze while creating dynamic relationships revelatory of the subject under consideration.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival | From Wednesday July 5 to Sunday July 16 | Phone 416-966-1062

The Toronto Fringe is part of the “Fringe movement” – a worldwide network of indie theatre festivals. As the name suggests, the movement is about celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. It’s a festival where anyone can put on any show, without having to pass through a jury – where theatre students can mount their first production outside of school, where emerging artists can get their big break, and where established artists can test out new work. It’s a festival where audiences come for the adventure and the community as much as for the plays themselves.

Honda Indy Car Race | From Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16 | Exhibition Place | Phone 416-588-7223

The Honda Indy Toronto is an annual IndyCar Series race, which had been held annually since. The track has 11 turns, is a 2.824-kilometre (1.755 mi) street circuit, and is located at Exhibition Place. Pilot test the track on Friday, qualify for pole position on Saturday and race on Sunday.

It is now IndyCar's second-longest running street race, only behind the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Toronto Triathlon Festival | Sunday July 23 | Hours

The Toronto Triathlon is a unique urban triathlon on the downtown highways of Canada’s largest city, a journey through Toronto’s unique landscape, as concrete jungles dissolve into picturesque hills and valleys.

The event includes a Duathlon, a Sprint course (750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) and an Olympic distance (5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run). The first wave of competitors starts at 9:30am at Coronation Park in front of the gates of Exhibition Place. The Bike course takes the competitors onto the Gardiner Expressway and up the Don Valley Parkway up to Eglinton Avenue and back.

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