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End the summer with CNE and TIFF in Toronto

posted by: Ramada Plaza Downtown Toronto on: August 22, 2018 10:04:15 PM
Canadian National Exhibition
Photo of CNE 2017 courtesy of Hab Four.

Spend the remaining days of summer soaking up the hottest events happening in Toronto! The Canadian National Exhibition and Toronto International Film Festival are annual events that dominate everyone’s must-see lists before the weather cools down. 

Canadian National Exhibition

Running from August 17 to September 3, 2018, “The Ex” is Canada’s largest annual fair held at Exhibition Place. Taste weird combinations of food like a s’more fried chicken sandwich or an ice cream popsicle dipped in gold. Test your luck at traditional carnival games, pet farm animals, or catch a variety of shows - like the Aerial Acrobatics and Ice Skating Show or Aquarama on the water. There’s so much to see and do from live music to cat shows, check out the CNE website for everything that’s going on

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Every year Toronto rolls out the red carpet to celebrate astonishing films, and tickets are available for the 10 day event. The festival runs from September 6 to 16, with many more smaller events happening around the city. There’s no shortage on what to watch, and TIFF released every trailer for each film debuting during the festival. Festival season is filled with magic and excitement, and there’s a chance you’ll see Ryan Gosling on the streets of Toronto after seeing him on screen. Tickets sell out so to avoid disappointment, purchase tickets in advance of your trip. 

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market

If you’re looking to explore the neighbourhood of Toronto, make sure Kensington Market is on your list. Pedestrian Sundays is celebrating its 15th year as Toronto’s neighbourhood festival and it’s located in Kensington Market, a unique couple of blocks located 15 minutes west of the city core. It is a delight for the senses, with everything from food to poetry to dance. No cars allowed, giving you the space to walk and soak in the sights. Purchase some rare finds at the community yard sale or look through a curated art fair that will focus on two and three dimensional artworks. Mark August 26 and September 30 on your calendars and find directions here.

Spend the last days of summer tucked away in Toronto’s Garden District at Ramada Plaza, a downtown hotel close to all the attractions while also being surrounded by a garden. Many people will be flocking in for TIFF, have your hotel be your oasis with amenities like breakfast available daily, an indoor pool with hot tub, and wifi throughout the hotel. 

With so many events you can’t miss, be sure to plan your stay in advance! 
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