After two years of canceled events and virtual placeholders, street festivals are finally back in Toronto. Mayor John Tory and city of Toronto officials recently announced the return of many in-person events. This includes world-renowned festivities like Toronto Pride, Caribana, and TIFF.
So, if you want to discover the new and local favorites, you are in the right place. This article lists the 10 street festivals in Toronto that you should not miss during Summer 2022.
#1 Pedestrian Sundays 2022
Pedestrian Sundays are back in Toronto. The streets are all yours to celebrate. Everyone here feels their best in the vibrant and friendly environment. Moreover, this festival allows you to flourish in a small space.
When— May 29 – October 30
#2 Pride Toronto 2022
Pride 2022 will run for almost a month. It will begin with the Pride Parade and conclude with Festival Weekend. Also, there will be City of Toronto Flag Raising (June 1), Cabana Pool Party with Symone (June 15), Island Party (June 19), and then many more exciting events.
When— June 1-26
#3 Taste of Asia 2022
Taste of Asia is Canada’s largest Asian festival. It is a high-energy event that celebrates harmony, cuisine, and culture. Moreover, this festival has been in Toronto for the past sixteen years.
When— June 24-26
#4 Toronto Jazz Festival
This is one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. This year there will be about 65 free shows, featuring music from all genres, with a focus on local talent.
When— June 24 – July 2
#5 Taste of Lawrence
This is three three-day food and cultural festival that has exceptional international food options. Moreover, there are more than 130 vendors. It has all-day music and a family stage with entertainment for the whole family.
When— July 8-10
Where—Lawrence Ave. E
#6 TD Salsa Festival
This is Canada’s largest salsa festival that celebrates Latin culture through music, dance, art, and cuisine. Also, you can join free dance lessons across the GTA in June and July. There is non-stop dancing in the streets, and fun for the entire family during this festival.
When— July 9-10
Where—St. Clair Avenue and Winona Drive
#7 BIG on Bloor
The Bloor Street West is shut down for a full day for this massive festival. It is a gathering of artists, musicians, artisans, and masters of all crafts. Also, it is a hub for emerging artists and veterans alike.
When— July 16
OssFest is a buzzing street festival that has over 25 extended patios, live music, games, local vendors, and plenty of food and drinks to try. It starts with a yoga class in the morning. After that there are artisans and local businesses showcasing their goods all day. Also, it is a dog-friendly festival.
When— July 23
#9 Fun Philippines Festival
This is one of the much-awaited Filipino Street Festivals. There are colorful parades and performances that celebrate the country’s diverse culture. Overall, it is a tasteful experience of food, entertainment, culture, and world-renowned hospitably.
When— July 23-24
#10 Toronto Caribbean Carnival
This festival is an annual celebration of Caribbean culture and traditions. This year, the festival will be celebrating its 55th year. Also, there will be a Grand Parade on July 30 at Exhibition Place. This will be full of extravagant costumes, colors, music, and dancing.
When— July 28 – August 1
Shanvi Kaur is a content writer at Immigration News Canada. She moved to Canada as an immigrant and now focuses on bringing the latest news to immigrants to make their journey easier in Canada!