June 10 to July 26: Luminato

Theatres, parks, and public spaces across the city are transformed. The Hearn Generating Station, in the heart of Toronto’s Port Lands, will play host to a multidisciplinary show of colour, music, and light.

June 1 to July 3: Pride Toronto

For one month, the heart of Toronto's LGBQT gay village will be particularly bright. Food, fun, and a celebration of all humanity's equality and our great country's acceptance of personal life styles. The first weekend in July will shut down vehicular traffic, and Gay Village will become a pedestrian-only zone for three days of festivities: July 1st - Trans march, July 2 - Dyke march, July 3rd - Toronto Pride Parade.

June 23 to 26: Taste of Toronto

Head to Fort York National Historic Site for an experience in food that you wont regret. The city’s latest, greatest, and hottest restaurants dish up their best in an alfresco gourmet feast.

Two Great Jazz Festivals! Part street fest, part concert and all outdoorsy fun!!

June 24 to July 10: TD Toronto Jazz Festival

30th anniversary! Over 1500 performances, including Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Molly Johnson, Jane Burnett, and many more.

July 2 to 24: Beaches International Jazz Festival

Celebrating its 28th year, the festival will feature a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages and venues, and a lineup of gourmet food trucks. Melanie Durrant, Ghost Town Blues Band, 7Sould, and Yani Borrell are some of the lead attractions.

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June 19-28: Luminato Festival 

On June 1, 2007, the first Luminato Festival event was launched with Pulse Front: Relational Architecture 12, a light installation commissioned from Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Festival supporters gathered along the harbourfront to witness the city skyline illuminated by the heart beats of the audience. Over four years in the making, Luminato Festival was ready to be unveiled to Toronto and the world.

Luminato Festival has become one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, having commissioned over 66 new works of art, and featured 7,500 artists from 40 countries.

To September 3: Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre 

Every Thursday evening this summer, the Harbourfront Centre presents Dancing on the Pier, a participatory dance experience for singles, couples and families. The event transforms the waterfront into a pulsing dance floor alive with global rhythms and styles, where footloose participants of all ages can experience the joy of movement in the warm summer air.

Dance clubs and instructors are on hand to offer guidance, with live bands and musicians holding down the beat. This mutli-sensory experience is complemented by delectable aromas wafting from nearby World Cafe, a marketplace of culinary delights from around the world.

To September 12: Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre 

Answering the nagging questions you’ve always had about whether or not toast always lands butter side down or how much wind you need to blow down a house, the Mythbusters use fun experiments to answer these and a number of other questions. This exhibition features live demonstrations recreating some of the more popular myths tested, and a number of props and gadgets from the show are on display.

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