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The ultimate guide for Toronto’s summer festivals

Kristen Gomes | posted Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2015

The warm weather has made its arrival and now it is time to make the best of it. Every year, Toronto holds hundreds of free festivals for the public. The festivals can be anything from food, celebration of culture, music and more. Some popular festivals in Toronto that you might not want to miss include the Canadian National Exhibition, Taste of Toronto, Free Flicks at Harbourfront, Pride Parade and Bestival to name just a few.

Here are 5 tips to prepare you for upcoming festivals:

Plan your travel – Planning your travel ahead makes it easy to makes it on time. A simple look at the location can save time whether it is looking for a public parking lot, TTC stop, or restaurant.

Check the weather – Do not let the weather ruin your day, and ensure that you will be prepared for it. You probably know a friend or two who have ventured outdoors and either over-dressed or under-dressed for the weather. It is important to check the weather for the event. It makes it easier to enjoy the event when you are prepared.

Dress comfortably – No matter how long you’re going to be out, comfort is key.  Sometimes it is okay to be comfortable than fashionable.

Pack smart – Avoid over-packing, no one enjoys hauling around a heavy bag around from one street to the other.  Bring the essentials: phone, wallet, sunscreen, and drink to stay hydrated. Try sticking to cash since most vendors most likely will not take credit or debit cards.

Have fun and enjoy –Now you are fully prepared to head to Toronto’s street festivals. Whether you are going heading out with your friends and family or alone  have fun! Toronto has hundreds of festivals throughout the summer. Check out for the list of summer festivals here.

What are your tips? Share them in the comments below!


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