Civic Holiday 2011: What To Do In Toronto

It’s Civic Holiday Monday, and Toronto is packed with things to do and see. Check out our list of some notable suggestions for what’s happening in Toronto on August 1st.

Yonge and Dundas Square will play host to FOFSTOCK, a free outdoor concert featuring performers from FOF Records. Acts like Johnny Rourke, Shaun Kelly, Willis Hiscock, and more will play sets for the crowd throughout the day.

Downsview Park will be transformed into the annual Jamaican festival today, kicking off at 1pm. Enjoy a day catching live performances, great eats, and soaking in some culture. Entry is $7 at the gates.

Museums and More
Head over to The ROM and check out their Water Exhibition or any number of the other installations and attractions they have up, or head over to the Toronto Zoo and check out the African Penguins while moseying through the expansive park. The AGO’s closed, but the Bata Shoe Museum’s Art in Shoes exhibit is open for some marvelling.

Most malls – like the Eaton Centre, Yorkdale, and more – are open today on holiday hours (check your favourite mall’s website to find out more). Today’s a perfect day to head in and get great deals on Summer 2011 fashions while they switch out the current season’s pieces to make room for fall’s fashions.

Artisans at the Distillery
The Summer Arts and Crafts Show is on today in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. From 10am to 7pm catch local and national artists showcasing their amazing wares and handcrafted pieces. Afterwards, grab a drink and a bite at any number of the Distillery’s great restos and patios.

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