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Enter to Win TWO Passes to Riot Fest

To celebrate our new events page, presented in partnership with Do416, we'd like to give away a pair of festival tickets.

Riot Fest, 2012. Photo by Corbin Smith.


To celebrate our new event listings partnership with Do416, we’re giving away two General Admission weekend passes to Riot Fest.

Riot Fest is coming to Downsview Park September 19-20 and bringing Alexisonfire, Weezer, The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid, and oh-so-many more. Click here for your chance to win! The contest closes Friday, July 17 at 11:59PM and winners will be contacted by email by Do416.

In the meantime, make sure you bookmark our events page to keep tabs on the best things happening in your city.

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The Big Five: July 10-12

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Photo from event’s Facebook page, linked below.

Vigil for Andrew Loku
Eglinton Gilbert Parkette | 504 Gilbert Ave (Eglinton West & Gilbert Avenue)
July 10, 7p.m.
Free.

A vigil to honour and remember Andrew Loku, a Black 45-year-old, father of five, and refugee from South Sudan, who was shot dead by Toronto Police early Sunday inside his apartment complex. The building’s units are leased by the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide affordable housing and services for people living with mental illness.

Keep reading: The Big Five: July 10-12

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The Big Five: July 3-5

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Fin de Fiesta  Photo courtesy the event's Facebook page

Fin de Fiesta. Photo courtesy the event’s Facebook page.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St.)
July 3, 8p.m.
$20 advance, $20 at the door.

Fin de Fiesta are an ensemble of Canadian and American flamenco artists that divide their time between North America and Seville, Spain. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to “End of the Party”, a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain.

Fin de Fiesta is led by artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin and a wide range of talented guest artists from the United States and Canada.

Featuring special guests:

El Caracolillo, song
Fernando Gallego Torres, song
Derek Gray, percussion

Keep reading: The Big Five: July 3-5

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The Big Five: June 26-29

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Photo by postbear eater of worlds from the Torontoist Flickr group

Photo by postbear eater of worlds from the Torontoist Flickr group.

Trans* Pride Rally and March 2015
Church & Isabella Streets
June 26, 7p.m.
Free.

The first annual Trans* Pride Community Fair caps off with this personal and political march that includes speakers from multiple intersectional trans identities and walks of life.

Keep reading: The Big Five: June 26-29

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The Big Five: June 19-21

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Christie Pits photo by swampr0se, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Christie Pits photo by swampr0se, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

June’s Homegrown Pizza in the Park
Christie Pits Park Pizza Oven (Toward the centre of the park, near the intersection of Bloor Street West and Crawford Street)
June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
$5

Five bucks gets you two slices of pizza, served by a Homegrown Park Ranger and cooked up by Chef Rocco and team Pizzeria Libretto, plus grilled fresh asparagus. Proceeds go towards green projects through the Homegrown National Park Project.

This year’s pizza nights will be sponsored by Alex Beauregard-Freeman Real Estate Ltd., with veggies from Fresh City Farms and healthy drinks from Genuine Health. And, naturally, there will be music.

(Note: Show up early before the food sells out!)

Keep reading: The Big Five: June 19-21