Name one thing better than a long weekend in the middle of summer — we’ll wait! There are some amazing things to do in Toronto this Civic Holiday Monday, and as always, we’re giving you the scoop.

Festivals, dance parties, outdoor concerts — our city has a little bit of everything on this stat holiday.

Without further delay, we present you with the best things to do in Toronto this Civic Holiday Monday.

Let’s make it count!

Toronto Food Truck Festival

We love food trucks and we love food truck festivals even more!

The Toronto Food Truck Festival will take place all weekend long and will wrap up with one final day of mouthwatering eats on Monday.

Admission will be free, and organizers say there’s something for everyone.

When: August 7th, 2023, 12 PM to 8 PM
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

Promise Cherry Beach

What better way to spend a holiday Monday than with an all-day dance party on the beach?

This annual event has a fully-licensed beach bar and a stacked lineup of DJs ready to spin incredible tunes all day long.

This popular Toronto event has been bringing good vibes to Cherry Beach for 23 years now, and this year is no different!

When: August 7th, 2023, 3 PM to 11 PM
Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry Street

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Toronto Diversity Festival

It’s time to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our great city.

This two-day festival will be an intercultural extravaganza with delicious food, music, activities, and entertainment from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

There will be activities for all ages, including cooking demonstrations, interactive workshops, panel discussions, competitions, and games.

When: August 7th & 8th, 2023, 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Symphony in the Gardens

This Monday, enjoy an enchanting performance by the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra inside the castle’s glass pavilion.

This concert will be extra special, featuring an incredibly talented Big Band performance playing all kinds of iconic hits that will have you grooving along to the music.

When: August 7th, 2023 (Doors at 5 PM, show at 7:30 PM)
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Jambana One World Festival

Taking place just outside of the city in Brampton, this annual festival celebrates the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Caribbean.

The family-friendly event will feature food, music, arts, crafts, and incredible vibes.

The best part? Admission is free! It’s the perfect ending to Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival festival weekend.

When: August 7th, 2023, 1 PM to 9 PM
Where: Gage Park, 45 Main Street, Brampton