Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (July 29 – August 4)

Photo Credit: Osei (Ozzy)

Photo Credit: Osei (Ozzy)

It’s the August long weekend!  Weather Network: Toronto‘s forecasting rain for Friday, sunny skies (30-31C, feels likes 36-37C) for Saturday and Sunday and potentially isolated showers for Monday (still 30C, feels like 36C).  What have you got planned?  Here are some options for you in the city if you decided on a staycation:

Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade marches on Saturday, July 30th at 10am, part of  Caribana Toronto Festival which ends on Monday, August 1. For other Caribana weekend festivities, click on: Family Events or Nightlife Events.

The AGO has an exclusive exhibition of Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art on now until September 4th.  More than 100 key works are featured from artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner amongst others.  Don’t visit August 1, as AGO is closed for civic holiday.

  • Continuing until summer’s end: The 29th Annual Canadian Stage Dream features Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale, presented by Canadian Stage in High Park.  Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays (no shows Monday) at the High Park Ampitheatre.  Check out last week’s slice of TO for more deets.
  • Are you a thrill-seeking adrenaline-junkie? Feel like some excitement on the Civic Holiday?  Well, try the EdgeWalk, “Toronto’s newest, tallest extreme urban adventure” that will leave you hanging off the CN Tower, 356 meters above the ground.  It opens to public this Monday, August 1.  Curious?  Check out this clip of “Spider-Man” Steve Murray’s experience (also described in his National Post article):

Should you have any fun event ideas you’d like to add, please feel free to use the comment section below to post your suggestions. Have a great long weekend!

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