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Summer in the city comes alive when the mercury rises with more events, wild food creations, and lakefront activities to enjoy. Plan early and enjoy it all!

Electric Island (May to September)

Electric Island celebrates its fourth season with five outdoor summer events to end each long weekend with music and friends in a parkland setting overlooking Toronto. The summer series will take place on Toronto Island, May 23rd, July 1st, August 1st, September 4th and 5th.

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Contact Photography Festival (May)

The annual Contact Photography Festival stretches across the entire month of May and is jam-packed with 20 free public installations and more than 200 events, all featuring works from Canadian and international artists and photographers.

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Doors Open Toronto (May)

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations. It is Canada's largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest in the world. It offers an opportunity to see inside more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

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Luminato Festival (June)

An event for people who are open to having art change their outlook on  the world, the Luminato Festival transforms public spaces and creates a home for artists to play, share and create.

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Toronto Taste (June)

Toronto Taste is in its 27th year, and features the season’s best
flavors from over 90 of Toronto’s top restaurants and beverage
purveyors.Ritz Carlton Recommends: Drop by our very own Ritz Bar booth and visit Chef Jordan Barnett to sample our new Peruvian Taps menu.  

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Toronto Jazz Festival (June)

The Toronto Jazz Festival has become one of North America’s premier jazz festivals and now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons.

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Visit Nathan Phillips Square with an impressive 1,200-seat, fully-licensed main stage marquee and outdoor stage, where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public.

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Taste of Toronto (June)

Fort York is transformed into a foodie wonderland for eating, drinking and entertainment. The city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants dish up their best in an al fresco gourmet feast.

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Pride Toronto (June)

With the focus on the LGBTQ community the heart of the celebration is in Toronto’s gay village, but opportunities for entertainment can be found in bars, restaurants and nightlife spots across the city.

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Get to Church Street (heart of the village)
early on Sunday to take in the food, music and vendors.

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North by Northeast (June)

A music and arts festival the festival’s main focus has always been live music, but also includes a film and comedy festival, art components, and a digital interactive media conference.

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Honda Indy (July)

Celebrating over 30 years, the Honda Indy Toronto takes place at the Exhibition Place and offers three action-packed days for die-hard race fans and curious spectators looking for excitement.  

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Canadian National Exhibition (August)

A popular end-of-summer ritual, indulge in classic fair foods, kooky culinary concoctions while flipping inside out and upside down on a kaleidoscope of midway rides.

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Visit during the thrilling three-day air show, featuring the Canadian Snow Birds and more.  

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival (August)

Every summer the streets of Toronto come alive with the sights, sounds and spirit of the Festival.  

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