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Shakespeare in High Park | Until Sunday September 6 | Hours | Phone 416.368.3110

A case of mistaken identity ends in hilarity. A case of mistaken intent results in war. Canadian Stage returns to Toronto’s High Park for its 33rd season with two of Shakespeare’s great "Roman" plays on alternating nights throughout the summer: the fast-moving, delightful The Comedy of Errors, and the classic tragedy, Julius Caesar. With two exciting directors (graduating this year from York University's MFA program in Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage) and one sparkling cast, you have two opportunities to take in this summer tradition under the stars in the High Park Amphitheatre

Outdoors and under the stars, the plays run on alternate nights from June 26 to Aug. 31, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m. Each performance is pay-what-you can, with a suggested contribution of $20. The productions are presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, York University

Caribana | Saturday August 1 | Exhibition Place | Hours | Phone 416-391-5608

The 4.5 km Caribana Toronto's main attraction is the Grand Parade, North America's largest Caribbean Parade. This year's Caribbean Carnival Parade starts off inside Exhibition Place. Traditionally, the competing Masquerade Bands (known as “Mas” Bands) fill the air with live Soca, Calypso and Steeplan music! The elaborate costumes, props and lively dancers bring everything to life. The Parade can bed watched free of charge along the Lakeshore Parade route or for $20 from the comfort of a within Exhibition. The parade goes on for four to six hours.

SummerWorks Theatre Festival | From Thursday August 6 to Sunday August 16 | Factory Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-628-8216

SummerWorks takes place in a number of venues throughout the city. It aims to support new works with a clear artistic vision and which explore a specific theatrical aesthetic. The festival encourages risk, questions, and creative exploration while insisting on accessibility, integrity and professionalism. SummerWorks is the place where dedicated, professional artists are free to explore new territory and take artistic risks. Rather than getting larger, we strive to get better. We look to introduce professional artists from diverse communities to each other and be inspired by our similarities and differences.

SummerWorks actively seek and support new and remounts of Canadian plays. It supports the work and participation of the next generation of theatre-arts creators.

Busker Festival | From Thursday August 20 to Sunday August 23 | Yonge-Dundas Square | Hours

The ScotiaBank BuskerFest, in support of medical research for epilepsy, takes over the Yonge-Dundas Square, Yonge Street which is closed to vehicular traffic from Queen Street to College as well as part of the neighbourhood on Ryerson University Campus. Acrobats, musicians, dancers, clowns, jugglers, flame throwers, funambulists, jumpers, are all part of this annual celebration of street performance arts.

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