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July 10, 2015

What to see, do and eat in Toronto during the month of July

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Toronto is a notoriously busy city, but there is no busier (and some would argue better) time to live here than summer. From music festivals to barbeques to national events, here is just a small list of things to see, do and eat in Toronto during the month of July.  


Must Attend → The 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games are taking place in Toronto and across the GTA and Hamilton. Over 7,000 athletes from 41 delegations will be competing. The Pan Am Games commence July 10 and end July 26. Parapan Am Games run from August 7 - 15. Tickets are still available for most events, but act fast, they’re selling quickly.


Listen to This → Beaches International Jazz Festival will be infiltrating Woodbine Park with live music from July 10 - 26. The Festival began in 1989 and has generated serious global attention since that time. Now celebrating its 27th anniversary, the festival easily attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence locally and on the world stage. Download the concert schedule here.


Be a Part of the Action → Experience the excitement of live horse races at Woodbine Racetrack. Wear your finest attire, place your bet and watch the action unfold.


Indulge your Taste Buds → Alo is a new restaurant from culinary genius Patrick Kriss. It has already generated a lot of buzz and is scheduled to open its doors in mid-July. Kriss plans to focus on a tasting menu consisting of five to eight courses. Expect eclectic cuisine influenced by French techniques. Bon Appétit!


Embrace your Sweet Tooth → Arte Gelato and Caffe is sure to please even the most discerning dessert-eater. The flavours in the Bloor West shop range from traditional pistachio, chocolate and tiramisu, to kid-approved bubble gum, Skor, and more. There are even vegan-friendly and sugar-free options available.

Bring This to Tonight’s Barbeque Dinner → A good guest never shows up to dinner empty-handed. Wine is always a safe and welcomed gift. Fruity floral white whites, such as a Moschofilero, pair well with chicken while a Gamay Cru Beaujolais will compliment beef burgers. Visit this site for more food and wine pairing ideas. 

Make the most of these beautiful summer days while you can. September will be here before you know it.