We’re approaching the end of August, but don’t worry, we still have several weeks of summer left to go! There’s no better time to make the most of this beautiful time of year, especially with so many exciting things to do in Toronto this week.

Between the CNE, cultural festivals, outdoor movies, and concerts, you’ve got many great choices.

As promised, here are the 10 best things to do in Toronto this week. Live it up, friends!


This one’s for the fans! FAN EXPO is coming to our city this August and it’s a massive playground of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, and cosplay.

Celebrity guests include Hayden Christensen, Chevy Chase, Christina Ricci, Zachary Levi, Gwendoline Christie, and Danny Trejo, as well as many superstar voice actors.

When: August 24th to 27th, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto Korea Festival

It’s that time, Toronto — K Fest is back! Known as Canada’s biggest Korean festival, this event welcomes people of all ages to enjoy delicious food, performances, market vendors, and fun games.

It wouldn’t be a true Korean festival without K-pop performances, and this event will have shows by three K-pop groups.

This is the 60th year of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada, and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate!

When: August 25th to 27th, 2023
Where: Mel Lastman Square

Sponsored Pick — The Best Authentic Pizza in Oakville: Verace

If you haven’t tried out this super popular pizza place yet, you absolutely have to add it to your must-visit list. Verace is a cozy Italian restaurant run by a family, and let us tell you, their pizza is hands down the best in Toronto. They’ve got the official stamp of approval from the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association, which means they meet all the strict standards for genuine and top-notch quality. Plus, they use a special wood-burning oven that adds an incredible flavor to their dishes. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed by how amazingly delicious their food is.

When: Mon – Wed 4 pm – 10 pm |  Thurs/Sun 12 pm – 10 pm | Fri – Sat 12 pm – 11 pm
Where: 312 Lakeshore Rd E Oakville, ON, L6J 1J2

Canadian National Exhibition

Toronto’s beloved late-summer carnival is officially back, and as you’d expect, the food and drinks are completely over the top!

The annual fair has new attractions and performances this year, including a Las Vegas-style fountain show and North America’s tallest travelling Ferris wheel.

Live music and entertainment will be performed across seven stages, and of course, the fair is filled with rides, games, and carnival eats galore!

When: Until September 4th, 2023
Where: Exhibition Place

Sponsored Pick — CONCORD ARTWALK

Have you ever noticed the beautiful array of art installations in the city of Toronto?  This is your chance! Grab your friends and join the fun in the Concord ArtWalk at Concord Park Place, North York around Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Park and Concord CityPlace, in downtown Toronto encompassing Canoe Landing Park. Learn about the unique art pieces and their artists through a scavenger hunt and have a chance to win Concord Vouchers up to $20 for local businesses around the Concord ArtWalk locations. Download the Eventzee app and join with the game code “CONCORD”.

When: August 2023 
Where: Concord CityPlace (downtown Toronto) & Concord Park Place (North York)
Cost: Free

TAIWANFest Toronto

This beloved cultural festival will take over Harbourfront Centre this week.

Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and traditions of Taiwan.

This year, the festival will also feature new programming called Indulge in Indonesia and Discover Malaysia.

When: August 25th to 27th, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre

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Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is officially back!

There are so many films to see this summer and they will be played at Corktown Common and Christie Pits Park.

Films at Corktown Common are shown on Thursday evenings throughout the month, and at Christie Pits on Sundays.

Eats and treats will be offered as of 6 PM and the show starts at sundown at around 9 PM.

When: Thursday, August 24th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians

The Jays face off against the Guardians this week at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre.

Cheer for the home team from the stands or scoop up a $20 general admission ticket to catch the action from one of the many new viewing and social zones within the arena, where you can grab elevated ballpark eats, do fun activities and soak up the sun.

When: August 25th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

Summer Sip Series

The iconic waterfront hotel Westin Harbour Castle is hosting a weekly soiree featuring music and complimentary sips for all to enjoy!

Every Thursday until August 31st, the hotel will be serving up free tastings of the latest Canadian beer, wine, and spirits at The Chartroom Bar & Lounge.

Whether you’re strolling along the water or craving something fun to do over delicious beverages, then head on over between 4 and 6 PM on Thursdays.

When: August 24th, 2023, 4 PM to 6 PM
Where: The Chartroom Bar & Lounge, Westin Harbour Castle

City and Colour

Ontario’s very own Dallas Green will be performing live at Budweiser Stage this week.

City and Colour has been an icon for ages, and those who grew up listening to Dallas Green back in his Alexisonfire days do not want to miss this show.

When: August 25th, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage