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The most exciting city in Canada? Toronto, of course! – National Post


National Post

The most exciting city in Canada? Toronto, of course!
National Post
Our events are a draw above anything else, particularly TIFF, Luminato, whatever they’re calling Caribana these days and Nuit Blanche. Tropes such as multiculturalism and St. Lawrence Market aren’t nearly as special as we think they are and should be

An occasional series about what Toronto can learn from other cities, it’sl suggested we take a page out of New York’s book and market this town as it’s meant to be sold.

Toronto’s Top 100 Events of 2011 – BizBash

Toronto’s Top 100 Events of 2011
BizBash
Additions to our yearly list challenge the traditional and include the Polaris Music Prize, Contact Photography Festival, and the TNT Waterfront Night Market. New to the list this year are six events to watch that push boundaries and add to the diversity of Toronto’s events. Here’s our look at the biggest deals on the city’s event calendar, with the dates of their next iterations.
Festivals & Parades
1. Scotiabank Caribana Festival, recently renamed, introduced a new route that allowed for a record 20,000 to participate in the parade—and allowed for an admission fee. Summer
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2. Pride Week ended on a high note with the longest parade in Pride’s history, clocking in at just over four hours. June 22-July 1 2012

3. The Santa Claus Parade went digital this year, adding a smartphone app to track Santa’s progress down the parade route. November 20,  2012

4. Toronto Jazz Festival brought 1,500 musicians to the city for its 25th anniversary, including Aretha Franklin, who opened the festival with a free performance at David Pecaut Square. June 22-July 1 2012

5. Toronto Fringe Festival sold 57,282 tickets to 150 unjuried plays and added a visual arts component this year. July 4-15 2012

6. Cavalcade of Lights had 30,000 visitors congregate in Nathan Phillips Square for the annual tree lighting and skating party, hosted by special guest Debbie Travis. November 26 2012

7. Beaches International Jazz Festival saw 850,000 guests flock to the Beaches neighbourhood for the 23rd annual festival. July 20-29 2012

8. New Year’s Eve in Nathan Phillips Square surprised its 40,000 attendees and 5.26 million television viewers with a performance by Shawn Desman and Danny Fernandes. December 31

9. New to the List: Halloween on Church takes over the Village for the week, with events like the children’s costumes parade, the Develicious Culinary Tour, and the annual block party, which lasts until 3 a.m. on Halloween night. October 24-31 2012

10. Scotiabank BuskerFest featured more than 100 street performers in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood for the four-day festival. August

 

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