Summer Fun in the GTA!
Summer time is the time of the year to go out and enjoy what our communities have to give! Nothing like going out for a walk after supper, taking the kids to the park on the weekends, and enjoying some hot-weather-outdoors-fun!
Aside from the kid’s parks and the great weather outside, the keywords of every summer are FREE fun, festivals, music and arts! The Great Toronto Area (GTA) adds on to that with a little culture too: a metropolitan complex with over 100 different cultures meshed together, the GTA brings to the summer plate a fun time for everyone to enjoy.
In the GTA, no one can give the usual “nothing to do, boring city” excuse! From the small independent and community events, to the spotlight well known events, the T-dot complex is busy all summer long!
Summer is just starting, and already the city has awakened in summer fever with all kinds of May events! May has definitely become the photography month with exciting events such as Photrospective, Contact and the Imaging Show.
Photographers from all areas of expertise came out and shared with everyone in Toronto, their inspirations, talents and their views of the world through their own lenses.
Current and Upcoming Events:
If you were not in the GTA this May, and missed all these amazing events, well…. you missed out on a lot of fun! No worries, we are not done yet and summer has just begun!
There is a tone of festivals, concerts and other events happening here this summer, and this city is so upbeat during summer season that is almost impossible to post up a complete list of all the great events. The following is just a tiny little peak on what’s to come this season at T-dot & GTA:
Coming up June 10 to 19, we have a major event that caters to the creative arts and performances – Luminato. The cool thing about it is that Luminato is not a one show thing – it is happening throughout the city and has a little thing for everyone, and best of all, some of the events are free! I suggest you check out the different venues and participants this year.
Next month, from July 15th to the 24th we have the Beaches International Jazz Festival! Great live music, steamy weather and an amazing landscape! Anyone who loves music should come down to Toronto to have a blast this summer.
In August, youth is in the spotlight with StArt Youth Presenting Art in Scarborough – a festival that caters to our local young talent! “Created for youth by youth”, StArt YPA welcomes everyone to come out and celebrate “Scarborough’s young emerging artists”. For the young talents reading this, auditions take place this Saturday, June 11 – check out the website for more information.
That’s not all!
This short list is just a little on the major events for each month of summer 2011 in the GTA, but it is not all of it, not at all!
Music, celebrations, culture and the arts are everywhere in the GTA, the whole summer-long! Community events go on a peak this season, as well as independent artistic commemorations. There is always something to do Monday through Sunday, not excuses allowed!
If you are downtown, check out Dundas Square and you are sure to have a blast! Almost every weekend there is something happening there and most of it is open to all public and FREE!
If you are a Toronto & GTA resident, check out your community website and recreation centres for more information. If you are a tourist or just a curious mind, you can Google up Toronto & GTA website for more information on fun in the GTA.
Come out and have a great fun summer!
Where is Toronto?
© 2011 Veronica Almeida
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