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Visiting Toronto in early to mid-July? Then you’re in luck, because the city will be brimming with fantastic events that will showcase just how wide ranging the activities in this city are. Coming up with a family friendly waterfront festival, a jazz festival that runs for more than three weeks, and two days dedicated to celebrating Indian culture. See? We told you the events were wide ranging!

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Down at the waterfront

The Redpath Waterfront Festival promises a whole bunch of fun for the whole family, all in the name of Canada’s 150th birthday! Head down to the waterfront between July 1 and July 3, and you’ll a lumberjack show, an artisan market, a free tour of a Royal Canadian Navy ship, and much more. Oh, and did we forget to mention the main draw? The world’s largest rubber duck!


Several weeks of jazz

This will be big! The Beaches International Jazz Festival, now in its 29th year, will showcase performances from more than 100 bands over several weeks. There’ll also be workshops, street performances, and other family friendly events. And it’s all free! Runs from July 7 - 30.


Discover another side of Toronto

Discover Toronto’s rich Indian culture at the Festival of India, which will be taking place on July 15 - 16 at Centre Island. The event, now in its 45th year, will have plenty of Indian infused activities, and will also feature a parade down Yonge Street on the Saturday between 11am and 2pm.

Book your stay at the Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel and you’ll be perfectly situated to enjoy all the great events outlined above, as well as all the usual Toronto attractions. Whichever accommodation type you choose, you’ll benefit from all the comforts of our superior hotel, including free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, and a terry robe, and many more.

There’s nothing better than visiting a city, sampling a selection of the local bars and restaurants, and then heading to a concert. Toronto is a city filled with music lovers, and throughout the year you’ll find some of the world’s biggest and best acts taking to the stage at venues across the city. It’ll be no different in the near future, when there’ll be a trio of fantastic concerts taking place. Get all the essential details below.

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Post-rock gods


Music doesn’t get more beautiful than Sigur Ros. The Icelandic band have been wowing fans and critics alike their stirring, ethereal sound for nearly two decades, and they’re only getting better with age. They’ll be bringing their talents to Toronto’s Echo Beach on Sunday 28 May. Get down there and enjoy the band’s uplifting, emotional songs with fellow concert goers!

A man and his guitar

Talents don’t come much bigger than Gary Clark Jr, who has been described as one of the most talented musicians out there. If you’ve never seen him perform live before, you’ll be in for a treat: his guitar work is exceptional, his voice smooth as silk. He’ll be at the Danforth Music Hall on June 12 and 13.

Two talents, two guitars

And if you like guitar players, make sure you stick around for Rodrigo y Gabriela’s performance at the Danforth Music Hall on June 14. The Mexican guitar duo put their own spin on a wide range of genres, from rock and heavy metal to traditional Mexican guitar music.

The Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel is located in Toronto’s Garden District, one of the city’s cultural hubs. Book your stay here and you’ll be right in the thick of the action, as well as receiving accommodations that come jam packed with amenities, including an LCD TV, terry robes, and extra comfortable beds.

Well, well, April in Toronto is shaping up to be a lot of fun, especially if you’re young and/or a lover of this great land! We have three events taking place that’ll put smiles on the faces of plenty of people. There’s a film festival curated just for children, a new production of a Canadian classic, and the chance to really get into the spirit of easter. Book your stay at the Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel and you’ll be supremely located to enjoy the best of spring in Toronto as you stay in a room that is high in comfort and extensive in amenities.

Films for kids

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is going to be a special festival. How could it not be? This is a festival that’s dedicated to delivering the best movies for kids to enjoy, from all time classics to the latest and best films. They’ll make the kids laugh, cry, and think as they’re transported around the world (they’ll be films from more than forty counties) right in Toronto. The festival takes place from April 7 - 23 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Easter fun

Head down to Centreville Amusement Park for a weekend of EGGstravaganza fun from April 14 - 16. This is Toronto’s largest easter egg hunt that’ll have your children reeling with delight. And when they’re not searching for eggs, they’ll be able to take part in other farm fun, such as feeding animals!

A Canadian classic

What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by reliving the tale of Louis Riel? Join the all Canadian cast of the Canadian Opera Company from April 20 - May 13 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and enjoy an opera that captures the spirit of Canada.

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 Wilco concert, Toronto concerts

Toronto is a hub for excitement of all shapes and sizes, from sporting events, to comedy shows, to culinary events, to art shows, to craft markets, and of course, concerts! Each month, our beautiful Ontario city hosts a long list of big name performers representing a range of genres and sounds, and this March is no exception to that rule!  

Over the course of this month, Toronto will host a number of awesome concerts, with a particular focus on the indie genre. Without further ado, here a handful of indie shows we recommend checking out in Toronto this March!  

Mother Mother | March 11

On March 11, Canada’s own indie rock stars Mother Mother will be making their way through town. The band will be taking the stage at historic Massey Hall with songs like Bit By Bit, Monkey Tree and Hay Loft. Tickets to this show, which start at $71, can be purchased here. Enjoy!  

The Flaming Lips | March 13

Two days after Mother Mother rocks the roof off Massey Hall, indie rock legends The Flaming Lips will be taking the stage at Rebel (Formerly Known as Sound Academy). The band behind songs like Do You Realise, She Don’t Use Jelly and the fantastically titled Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1, The Flaming Lips will be taking the stage at 7:00. Get your tickets here.

Wilco | March 16

On March 16, another staple of the indie rock genre will be stopping in Toronto—Wilco! The band behind songs like Impossible Germany, California Stars, and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Wilco will be taking the stage at Massey Hall. Get your tickets, which start at as little $39, by clicking here!  

This March, Toronto is an indie music lover’s dream! To enjoy any of the concerts listed above, simply book a room at our centrally located Toronto hotel today! We look forward to the city making your visit a special one.