Newsletter Archives — July 2016

What’s New for July 2016


The summer is here in its full glory! And while U of T’s three campuses might be a bit quieter, with fewer classes and staff gearing up for the upcoming academic year, the city is heating up with summer festivals and events. Whether you are wrapping up 2015-2016 or are planning for the 2016-2017 academic year, take some time to enjoy one of Toronto’s many festivals.


There’s not much we can count on in this life, but these events taking place every year in Toronto are some of them. Find more events on Toronto Events Calendar.


Scarborough Campus Chapter of Connections and Conversations

Look out for the next meeting of the Scarborough campus chapter of Connections & Conversations – an affinity group for racialized staff at the University of Toronto in July.

More Events

(If you wish to request that your event be included in our monthly newsletter, please submit requests to at least one week prior to the beginning of the new month.)

July 8-10, 10 am to 8 pm, Nathan Phillips Square, 55th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition! The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first and Canada’s largest, longest running juried outdoor contemporary art fair since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal and accessible setting.

July 15-16, 8 am to 6:30 pm, 88 The Pond Road North YorkBlack Futures Now Toronto Conference. The mission of the Conference is to create a space in which Black girls and women can come together to discuss and workshop ideas around social and political issues they are most concerned with, ranging from politics around Black beauty to mental health to representation in creative and social justice fields. Inspired by movements like Black Girls Are Magic and Black Girls Are from the Future happening stateside, we hope to create a space to address an urgent need within Toronto’s Black communities for Black women to creatively engage with each other across communities, generations and experiences.

July 16-17, 12 pm to 11pm, On Gerrard – between Greenwood and Coxwell, Festival of South Asia. The festival features fantastic cultural entertainment—programs representing Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures. South Asian cuisine—more than 20 restaurants present the most sumptuous offerings at low, affordable prices. South Asian Fashion Show—from contemporary attires to formal wear, something for everyone in every occasion. Unbelievable bargains—great deals at every store along festival site, from clothing, grocery, appliances, hair and beauty.

Jul 19, 8 pm to 9:30 pm, Summer Sky Adventure (Astronomy Event). Join us as we fly through the solar system in the planetarium show and visit the observation floor. Gaze through a telescope and view the city line or if the night is clear, observe the full Buck Moon (or Thunder Moon or Hay Moon, or Raspberry Moon)! Open to children ages 6 to 10 years (of current U of T students, staff, and faculty) with one adult only please (to allow for more families to participate). Register early, spaces are very limited! Email or call 416.978.0951

July 24, 11 am to 11 pm, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE, YOUTHDAY Toronto 2016! Now in its 10th year, YD T.O (YOUTH DAY Toronto) is a FREE family-friendly summer festival, held every July at Yonge-Dundas Square that celebrates young people aged 14-29 in the arts. With an unprecedented Yonge Street closure that transforms the street into a vibrant market place, the event also includes 12 hours of non-stop music on 2 stages, an art gallery featuring visual art and photography, live art on the square, 2 fashion shows and exciting new activations every year presented by our Corporate Champions. In addition to all of the diverse entertainment and retail opportunities, the event opens with an official Flag Parade and includes a 6 o’ clock Moment of Silence in memory of youth lost to violence.

July 27, 6:30 pm – 11 pm, U of T Mississauga campus, Rogers Cup Alumni Day! Enjoy the world’s best in men’s tennis at Canada’s largest and most prestigious tournament—the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank—a guaranteed great time with other University of Toronto Mississauga alumni and friends. The cost is $90 per person (regularly priced at $125 per person) and includes seating in UTM’s private suite with complimentary pizza, soft drinks and an alcoholic beverage of your choice. Tickets are limited and non-refundable. Purchase tickets online by Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and receive a complimentary event parking pass.

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