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Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

Get ready for a jam packed weekend with Five Things To Do this weekend in Toronto.

The CNE is set to return to Exhibition place this year. So get ready, come hungry, and try some pretty wild food.

If you’re looking to catch some live music, there are some amazing shows in the city this weekend, including sets from Jack White, Leon Bridges, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.

Check out Five Things To Do in Toronto this weekend below.

Catch a Concert

Multiple Venues | August 19th to 21st

Looking for some live music? You’re in luck! On Friday, August 19th, Jack White is headed to Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on his The Supply Chain Issues Tour. Then, on August 20th, soul artist Leon Bridges will head to the Scotiabank Arena as part of The Boundless Tour. Last, but definitely not least, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, and Thundercat will play at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, August 21st.

The Canadian National Exhibition

Exhibition Place | August 19th to September 5th

This weekend marks the opening weekend of The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). It’s Canada’s largest community event, and one of the top five agricultural fairs in all of North America. The CNE is a beloved Toronto event, featuring entertainment, concerts, the farm, shopping, rides, games, exhibits, and, of course, some pretty wild food.

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq The World Tour 2022

Meridian Hall | August 19th

Werq The World

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour is headed to Meridian Hall this Friday, August 19th. There’ll be performances from Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, Kameron Michaels, Rose, and all of the finalists from the 14th season of the show. This year’s event is set to see the queens travelling through time in an attempt to return to the present.

Toronto Chinatown Festival 2022

Chinatown | August 20th – 21st

The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area is bringing back the highly anticipated Toronto Chinatown Festival. The outdoor event will take place on Saturday and Sunday. It’s set to feature engaging performances, vendors, and interactive activities that showcase Canada’s cultural and communal diversity. Located at Spadina Ave. and Dundas St., there will be food, activities, stage performances, and a lucky draw.

Vinyl Record Show

Parkdale Hall | August 20th

Vinyl Record Show

Head to Parkdale Hall at 1605 Queen St. West on Saturday, August 20th for a Vinyl Record Show. There will be a whole slew of vinyl records available, featuring genres like rock, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, electronica, hip hop, punk, new wave, and old wave. You can also purchase CDs, Turntables, speakers, amps, T-shirts, posters, and much more.
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