(Photo courtesy of Beaches Festival)
There's quite the round of up innovative Canadian fashion, exciting literary events, and great volunteer and community initiatives going on this weekend in Toronto.
Whether you have a family history buff, an amateur art critic, or a movie lover joining you, there's something for everyone.
Where: Art Gallery of OntarioWhen: Saturday at 1 p.m.
Zine culture is getting a big festival with hundreds of zines and art books to peruse, talks, events and an awards ceremony.
Where: Automotive BuildingWhen: Saturday and Sunday
After an initial delay, the MOCA is finally ready to reveal its revamped space. Tour through all five floors during this free, two-day grand opening event.
(Photo courtesy of MOCA Gallery)
Where: Woodbine BeachWhen: Saturday and Sunday
There's still time to hit the beach and this sand bash offers free admission, food and drinks, yoga, a '90s dance party and shopping.
Where: Drake Commissary
When: Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A big community street party is happening along Sterling Road, with a full day of food, activities, music, entertainment and a market.
(Photo courtesy of Sterling Road Block Party via Facebook)
Where: Harbourfront CentreWhen: Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lit nerds, rejoice! This all-day book and magazine festival is back with literature-based programming, vendors, author talks and activities.
Where: Silver City Brampton at Trinity CommonsWhen: Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Selvi, like so many girls in India, is a child bride in a violent marriage. One day she escapes and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. This is the 10-year journey of a charming, strong, and courageous young woman who defies all expectations, moving beyond the pain she’s experienced to create a new life.
(Photo courtesy of Driving With Selvi via Facebook)
Where: Trinity Bellwood ParkWhen: Saturday and Sunday
The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) is a charitable organization designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture and diversity of Queen West in Toronto. The cornerstone of QWAC is the Outdoor Art Exhibition in beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park in September, which draws over 60,000 visitors annually.
Where: Fort York CentreWhen: Saturday and Sunday
Discover the remarkable Canadian contribution made in the final days of The First World War. Take in the martial sights and sounds of 100 years ago through military exhibits, displays and real-time demonstrations of drill and tactics by accurately uniformed First World War re-enactment units. Sample authentic foods from the frontline and the home front.
Where: 134 Peter StreetWhen: Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
INLAND is the leading pop-up destination to shop for emerging and contemporary Canadian fashion. Bringing together a curated mix of apparel and accessory brands for 2-days each spring and fall, INLAND is a unique opportunity to discover, meet and shop directly from independent designers and makers.
Where: 140 Pinery Trail, ScarboroughWhen: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Habitat GTA’s first-ever HYP Build is your chance to spend a day building homes alongside fellow young professionals from all walks-of-life and make a difference in your community.