What’s New for July 2015
As a child, summer time fun began with the ringing of the last bell of the day. It meant that it was time to throw away old homework assignments, more fun and less responsibilities. As an adult, summer time is a time of simple pleasures; like being outside, enjoying the long days and short nights. Adult responsibilities, well they are always with us, but they surely feel a lot better enjoying a picnic outside, or participating in one of the many festivals this season.
In addition to all the regular festivities, The Pan Am & Parapan Am Games will be taking place at the University of Toronto St. George campus and at the University of Toronto Scarborough beginning Thursday July 9, 2015 through to Friday August 10, 2015. If your weekends aren’t already booked-up this month, the list below will surely help you out.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES – TORONTO 2015
This summer, close to 7,000 athletes and 250,000 visitors will converge on Toronto for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games – and the University of Toronto will be a significant part of the excitement.
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. Athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America participate.
The University of Toronto will be home to several Games events at both the Scarborough (UTSC) and Downtown Toronto (St. George) campuses. Detailed information about all upcoming competitions hosted at U of T is available at http://panam2015.utoronto.ca/events/
For more detailed information on what you need to know to be prepared: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/about-hr-equity/news/2015n/panaminfo.htm
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July 1 – 12, various locations: The Toronto FRINGE Theatre Festival. Existing within the walls of Toronto since 1989, Fringe Festival boasts the larges Toronto Festival there is. The festival offers more than 148 shows featuring plays, dance, comedy and kids’ shows, plus art, music and multidisciplinary events. All events will have a maximum ticket price of $12!
July 4 & 5, Woodbine Park: AFROFEST presented by Music Africa. Afrofest is held annually since 1990 Afrofest is a free showcase of the rich and diverse African culture. The festival features music, dance, drumming and theatre, with over 35 bands – both local and international. With a bustling African marketplace, boasting more than 60 food and craft vendors, artistic displays, The Creative Children’s Village, drum area, music workshops and organized fun and educational activities for youth, Afrofest is the African cultural event of the summer!
July 4 & 5, St. Clair Avenue West: Salsa on St. Clair Festival. Salsa on St. Clair, Canada’s largest Latino-themed street festival, celebrates its 11th anniversary this year transforming midtown Toronto into a Latin fiesta.
July 10 – 26, various locations: Beaches International Jazz Festival. This festival is celebrating its 27th year. This year the festival will last 3 weeks offering concerts featuring over 150 bands and over 1000 hours of love music and it is all for free.
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