As the world enters the third year of COVID-19 During this March pandemic, there is some exciting news that points to a more normal spring and summer.
Organizers at many of Toronto’s most popular festivals and attractions are planning to return to live and in-person programming in 2022.
Lido Chielli, founder of The Beaches International Jazz Festival, told Global News that the 34th annual festival will run from July 2 to July 24.
This year, new venues for live music including Leslie Grove Park will be added to existing music hotspots: Queen Street East in The Beaches, Woodbine Park and Jimmy Simpson Park.
“The Toronto Caribbean Carnival will be “On de Road Again” this summer to celebrate the many colors of Caribbean culture,” said Laverne Garcia, President, Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
Garcia added: “Always keeping the public health and safety precautions in mind, two years on, we are delighted to host once again a series of events celebrating our rich culture. and our diversity,” added Garcia.
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival will take place along Lake Shore Avenue on July 30.
If you’ve missed engaging in public art, Luminato promises to return June 9-19.
“We’re going to be in parks with big stages, beautiful music, and some really cool art installations. We will be in the unexpected places you should expect from Luminato,” said Celia Smith, CEO of Luminato.
If your summer family tradition includes a visit to the Canadian National Exhibition for Tom’s Donuts and ice cream sandwiches, you and your taste buds have something to look forward to.
“We’ve had a full journey and some new initiatives that I think are really going to get people excited,” said Darrell Brown, CEO of CNE.
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CNE will be open from August 19 to September 5.
If you missed a tour of Toronto’s most notable buildings, Doors Open Toronto is back on May 28 and 29 with additional details available in the coming weeks.
Previously announced, Toronto will see the official return of Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – the Cabinet of Big Top Cities at Ontario Place on April 14 and throughout the summer.
Pride Toronto has reconfirmed plans to host month-long programs and celebrations.
“We’ll be back to the 2022 physical festival. Save the day – it’s going to be a great time with marches scheduled for Friday, June 24, 25 and the grand parade of us on the 26th,” said Bobby Macpherson, Operations Manager, Proud Toronto.
And finally, the organizers for Taste of the Danforth told Global News that they are planning to hold the food festival back on August 5-7 but are still waiting for an official word from the City of Toronto. .
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