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5 things to do this weekend: Hot rods, samosas and Casa Loma escape game

CityNews | posted Friday, Aug 14th, 2015

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As our regular series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

August 14-16, 2015

Escape from the Tower: Travel back in time to the year 1941 and become an undercover anti-submarine detective. Your mission: to find the coordinates of the enemies and escape from the Casa Loma tower in 60 minutes. The thrill of escape games is sweeping Toronto and this one is a mystery for a group of 12 people to solve. The event runs Wednesday to Sunday at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. escapecasaloma.com

Festival of South Asia:  Chicken tikka or aloo gobi? Samosas or pakoras? Why choose? Sample delicious dishes from more than 20 restaurants at the Festival of South Asia, and sip on a mango lassi while taking in culture, art and music. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday on Gerrard Street East between Greenwood and Coxwell avenues. 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. festivalofsouthasia.com

Parapan Am Games closing ceremony: It’s officially time to say goodbye to the Games and pass on the torch. The closing ceremony will take place in Nathan Philips Square on Saturday and the free party starts at 8 p.m. And there’s good news for selfie fans: The Toronto sign is sticking around. toronto2015.org

Open Streets Toronto: Imagine a Toronto without vehicles. Well, this Sunday a stretch of Bloor and Yonge streets will be closed off to cars and instead will be open to people who choose to walk, bike, jog, roller blade and even dance through the streets. The event is meant to encourage physical activity and healthy recreation, and it’s free! Open Streets Toronto runs along Bloor Street from the Annex to St. Jamestown and on Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Queen Street. Sunday. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. openstreetsto.org

Wheels on the Danforth: If you prefer your Toronto with vehicles, this east-end event is for you. This Friday and Saturday classic vehicles, hot rods and motorcycles will all convene at the crossroad of Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. And an exotic car display is being added to the schedule this year. wheelsonthedanforth.ca

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