The end of summer of just around the corner! Staying in the city for the long weekend? Consider soaking up the last few rays of the summer, attend a dog-only swim sessions, and enjoy some of the other dog-friendly events available throughout the city.


Find all the upcoming two-week's worth of dog-friendly events between Monday August 29, 2022 to Sunday September 11, 2022 below!

Monday August 29

Movies Under the Stars Promotion Event Banner by Downsview Park

Movies Under the Stars 


When: Monday August 29 from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Downsview Park - 70 Canuck Ave, Toronto


Movies Under the Stars returns to Downsview Park this year! Our 6th annual movie program will be taking place at the lakeside.


The show will start at dusk (approximately 9:00 pm), but we encourage you to arrive an hour early to get a good spot. Our picnic-style format is back, but we’re trying out a new location between the Orchard Pavilion and the Lake. This event is free, registration will open approximately one week before each show date. 


Monday, August 29 – Spider-Man: No Way Home

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"Where are the invasive plants?" Hike in North York


When: Monday August 29 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where: Black Creek Parkland - 5 Shoreham Drive, Toronto


Come out and learn about invasive plants!! My name is Mandy Huynh, and I want to help you learn about the common invasive plants in our community. Invasive plants may seem harmless at first, but leave it alone for a few weeks and they can spread rapidly! It can also change and alter the environment around us. On the hike, I will be sharing some resources on how you can quickly identify if a plant is invasive and what you can do to help limit its spread. Receive free native wildflower seed bombs for participating! Pets are welcomed. 

Tuesday August 30

RendezViews Patio with Promo Text: Live In Toronto Bumble BFF
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Bumble IRL - Tuesday Movie Nights


When: Every Tuesday July 30 - August 30 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: RendezViews, 229 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1W2 


Bumble BFF x Rendezviews: International Friendship Day Party: Toronto’s largest patio will host an afternoon party that will feature Bumble’s Happy Hour with discounted drinks, photo booths, and free merch. 


Come join us on Tuesday, August 30th as we premiere: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wednesday August 31

Neon pink silhouette of an evergreen tree overlay on textured green colored bricks. Evergreen Trivia Night QE Trivia Promotion Banner

EVERTGREEN BRICKWORKS TRIVIA NIGHT


When: August 31, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8 


Join us under the open air courtyard for party games and pop culture trivia on Select Wednesdays at Evergreen Brickworks! Rain or Shine, we are prepared to host a quizzical evening you won't soon forget! Hosted by comedian and QE trivia host Ari Issac, it's going to be an amazing summer activity you can play with the whole family! QE Trivia is known for having the most creative and interactive trivia games in the city with a killer soundtrack, and join us to find out why.

Thursday September 1

taafi presents - Turning Red preceded by short film Sik Fan - an outdoor family cartoon screening at Christie Pits Park

Turning Red in the Park!


When: Thursday September 1, 2022

Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St W, Toronto


We've missed you all, and we can't wait a second longer to see you all! That's why we're hosting a FREE screening of Disney Pixar's Turning Red on Thursday September 1st in Christie Pitt's Park at 8pm. 


Come join us for a roaring good time as we watch one of the biggest films of the year. It's the perfect opportunity to treat yourself after a long day at work, to have some quality family time, or have one last hurrah before going back to school. 


Hosted by TAAFI, Toronto Animation Arts Festival International we bring to you a screening of Turning Red with opening remarks by Director, Toronto’s very own Domee Shi. We’re also showing the animated student film, Sik Fan directed by Seneca College’s Jamie Lee, preceding the film. 

Friday September 2

Chinese Dragon Dance at the Nathan Philips Square. Performed as part of the Toronto Dragon Festival

2022 Toronto Dragon Festival


When: September 2 - September 4 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Nathan Philips Square - 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario


The Dragon is roaring back to Life!


With the announcement of the 2022 Toronto Dragon Festival, The Reflection Water Show will land on Toronto’s iconic Reflecting Pool in Nathan Phillips Square in a much more spectacular fashion.


Prepare to dazzle Toronto and the world, Canadian Association of Chinese Performing Arts will present you the 3rd Toronto Dragon Festival, featuring the unprecedented water show extravaganza performed on Nathan Phillips Square from September 2nd to 4th. Paused for two challenging years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Toronto Dragon Festival will re-introduce the legend of the dragon, unfold a dynamic story of the dragon’s descendants, take over the stage by performing your favourite Kung Fu, traditional fashion show, acrobatics, and dance.


Lamb skewers, wonton soup, charcoaled squid, and so many more mouth-watering street foods at the festival, you will enjoy more than a hundred authentic and diversified Chinese delightful tastes while watching the Show. Dozens of foods, arts, merchandise, and performing arts vendors are ready to walk you through the wonderful journey once the ancient dragon and his descendants completed.

Woman standing on a high stool performing with two flame ringed hula hoops for Toront Busker Fest

Toronto International Busker Fest


When: September 2 - September 5 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Woodbine Beach - 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto


Join comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils; over a hundred of the most extraordinary street performers on earth, as they descend upon Woodbine Park for some serious fun!

Since its inception in 2000, the Toronto International BuskerFest has featured hundreds of the best street performers from around the globe, hosted millions of amazed spectators and helped raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto through visitors’ donations at the gate.

Saturday September 3

Photo of Three off-leash silken windhounds in mid run at a Silken Windhound Meetup

Sunnybrook Silken Windhound Meetup (Toronto)


When: Saturday September 3 at 10:00 AM

Where: Sunnybrook Dog Park - 1132 Leslie St, Toronto, ON 


We are back for another silken windhound meetup! This time we will be meeting at Sunnybrook Dog Park, which is easily accessible by both highway and transit. It is a large fenced park, and there is also a fenced, off-leash walking trail nearby. Don’t forget your water! 

Sunday September 4

Woman at Puppy Yoga & Bubbly holding a puppy French Bulldog while attending the Yoga event at Doggosphere

Puppy Yoga & Bubbly


When: Sunday September 4 multiple times

  • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Where: Doggosphere Studio, 553 Queen St W, Toronto (Third floor) 


Unwind from your busy week with a puppy yoga class in downtown Toronto! Get your group together for this unique fitness class with adorable puppies and a refreshing mimosa. Wondering what breed of puppies we will have for your class time? Follow us on Insta to find out!


The perfect event does exist. Begin with 45 minutes of Flow Yoga while puppies zoom around the studio. Then enjoy a refreshing mimosa (orange juice and sparkling wine) for 30 minutes of chill time with the pups.

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Wet pup on a floating board in a pool
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Toronto Pool Pawty


When: Sunday September 4 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Multiple Locations


Just in time for the dog days of summer, Toronto’s having a pool pawty! A handful of city-run outdoor public pools will open for dogs-only swimming in Toronto this September. 


From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on September 4, these outdoor pools will open for dogs-only swimming:

  • Blantyre Park, 180 Fallingbrook Rd.
  • Greenwood Park, 150 Greenwood Ave.
  • Halbert Park, 24 Rockwood Dr.
  • High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W
  • Kiwanis Outdoor Pool, 375 Cedarvale Ave.
  • Lambton – Kingsway Outdoor Pool, 37 Marquis Ave.
  • Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
  • Rotary Outdoor Pool, 25 Eleventh St.
  • Stanley Park South, 700 Wellington St. W

Wednesday September 7

Question Everything - Trivia Night by Black Lab Brewing

Question Everything Trivia Pawty


When: Every Wednesday until October 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Black Lab Brewing - 818 Eastern Ave., Toronto


"Hosted by comedian Ari Issac (@summeroftong) and guest hosts on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays we are hosting a dog friendly pop culture trivia! 10 categories and interactive games focused on pop culture's best and brightest celebs, tv, movies music and so much more! And the best part is that you can bring your furry friends (because why go through the separation anxiety?!) 

Friday September 9

Asialicious - Taste of Hong Kong Promotion Picture for September 9 to September 11, 20220.  Street Food, Shows, Multiculturual Perforamnces, Lantern Workshop, speakers, Festivals and Food Trucks

Taste of Hong Kong - Asialicious Carnival


When: September 9 - September 11

Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough


Sep 9 Friday, 5pm - 11pm

Sep 10 Saturday, 11am - 11pm

Sep 11 Sunday, 11am - 6pm


The three-day weekend Asialicious Carnival, started in 2019, has become an annual attraction celebrating multiculturalism in a fun-filled and entertaining fashion at Woodside Square in Scarborough North. Showcasing diverse Asian culture and heritage through a variety of performances and ethnic foods. The event builds stronger solidarity and sense of belonging in our community.

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Logo

Cabbagetown Art and Crafts


When: September 9 - September 11

Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough


Sep 9 Friday, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sep 10 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sep 11 Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 


Cabbagetown Art & Crafts show weekend will take place in the beautiful Riverdale Park West, September 9 - 11. Historic Cabbagetown is in the heart of downtown Toronto, and is the oldest and prettiest park in Toronto.


With 180 artisans showcased in the park, you are sure to find a work of art or craft for your home, or a gift for someone special. Meet artists in person, learn about their work, and what inspires their creativity.

And there is more to enjoy...

Saturday September 10

Barks and Brunch Hosted by Toronto Dog Moms - Saturday September 10 Promo Banner at Fox & The Fiddle Cityplace

Cabbagetown Art and Crafts


When: September 10 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Fox & Fiddle, 17 Fort York Blvd, Toronto


Join us on Sunday, September 10th for Toronto’s first Bark & Brunch! Bring your furry friend to meet with like-minded dog parents and their pooches and enjoy a delicious meal for you both! 


Puppy parents can choose from a set menu including brunch favourites like avocado toast, eggs benny or a breakfast skillet, while the four legged guests will enjoy human-grade meats, fruits and veggies in wholesome recipes generously provided by Mo’ Greens! And what would brunch be without cocktails? Those guests 19+ (human years, not dog ones) will enjoy two complimentary beverages and will get to choose between two brunch must-haves – mimosas or caesars! 


After your tummies are full take your pooch to have a mini session with our on-site animal communicator and FINALLY find out what they really think of the 15 nicknames you’ve given them! Tickets are limited so get yours while you can!

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NTGA - Fall Fine Art Tour and Sale


When: September 10 - September 11 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Multiple Locations


Join us in a celebration of creativity in North Toronto! 34 artists are looking forward to welcoming you into their gardens, patios, and driveways in the annual NTGA Fall Outdoor Tour & Sale. With a diverse group of artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, from painting, photography, mixed media, and more, there is truly something for everyone! The event runs rain or shine. Visit ntga.ca for the tour map and artist profiles. 

Summer Drive In Series Promotion for Shops at King Liberty

Shops at King Liberty Summer Drive-In!


When: Saturday September 10 - September from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Shops at King Liberty - 100 Lynn Williams St, Toronto, ON M6K 3N6 


Welcome to Liberty Village's Summer Drive-In!

On Saturday, September 10th, bring your family and friends, grab some popcorn, turn your radio up, and enjoy the classic movie, Matilda (1996), from the comfort of your car.

Entry into the drive-in is a non-perishable food donation to the Fort York Food Bank. The lot will open at 8:00pm and the movie will begin at 9:00pm, First Capital & Metro are looking forward to hosting you!

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Celebrate Toronto 


When: Saturday September 10 - September 11 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Nathan Philips Square - 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1


Celebrate Toronto returns to Nathan Phillips Square, September 10 & 11! Featuring Live Music, Steam Whistle Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Interactive Activities & Photo Ops, the Toronto Made Market - a 6000 square foot shopping experience with over 100 local vendors, and o much more. There is truly something for everyone. :) Join us for our annual free festival celebrating the city, culture and diversity. 

Shoppers and Vendors under the Bentway at Toronto

The Urban Exhibit by Toronto Art Crawl 


When: Saturday, September 10, 202212:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Where: The Bentway - 250 Fort York BLVD 


TORONTO’S LARGEST ONE DAY OUTDOOR ART FESTIVAL!


Thrilled to invite you back to our 6th Annual Urban Exhibit!


A FREE, outdoor art market for all.

We invite you to come shop directly from the hands of 110+ amazingly talented Toronto artists and artisans, Saturday September 10th (from 12-6PM) in Toronto’s trendy Liberty Village, under the Gardiner Expressway, at the cool urban venue, The Bentway!


If you are looking for art, photography, sculptures, jewellery, fashion, home decor, vintage, wood work, skin care and more one of a kind items, you won’t want to miss this one day market.


Our event also features food vendors and live tunes by DJ Kid Artik!

So bring your appetite and your dancing shoes!

Sunday September 11

Dog Lover

Dog Lovers Market 


When: Sunday September 11 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Riverside Common Park - 657 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4 


Everyone is welcome to enjoy this event co-hosted by Toronto Dog Moms, Riverside BIA, and Dirty Pawz Dog Wash including live music, vendors, snacks, bubbles, nail trims, photography booth with professional pet photographer Danica Oliva and Tasting Bar-K presented by Tom&Sawyer, & more – it’s all for the dogs (and their owners and friends)! 

Shoppers perusing vendors at Toronto Artisan Market - Trinity Bellwood Park

Toronto Artisan Market - Trinity Bellwoods Park 


When: Sunday September 11 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park - 790 Queen Street West 


Join us in beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park and help support our community of local artists and artisans ~


The Market takes place the 2nd Sunday of the month from May to September.


Bring your friends and family for a fun day in the park.


Shop unique finds from original art to handmade jewelry & accessories, organic skincare, ceramics, home goods, pet products…

➡️ Trinity Bellwoods Park: 790 Queen Street W ~ 11am-5pm

➡️ Free Admission ~ Pet Friendly

Ongoing Events

Image of Toronto Skyline with a wooden boardwalk in the front

100 Days of Summer


When: Ongoing May 21 - September 11, 20220

Where: 


Art & Water is Canada’s first and only floating arts and culture festival. Presented at Queen's Quay in Toronto, their outdoor, dockside summer performance series brings artists and audiences together to take in the sunshine and sounds of the city. 

Chinese Dragon Dance at the Nathan Philips Square. Performed as part of the Toronto Dragon Festival

2022 Toronto Dragon Festival


When: September 2 - September 4 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Nathan Philips Square - 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario


The Dragon is roaring back to Life!


With the announcement of the 2022 Toronto Dragon Festival, The Reflection Water Show will land on Toronto’s iconic Reflecting Pool in Nathan Phillips Square in a much more spectacular fashion.


Prepare to dazzle Toronto and the world, Canadian Association of Chinese Performing Arts will present you the 3rd Toronto Dragon Festival, featuring the unprecedented water show extravaganza performed on Nathan Phillips Square from September 2nd to 4th. Paused for two challenging years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Toronto Dragon Festival will re-introduce the legend of the dragon, unfold a dynamic story of the dragon’s descendants, take over the stage by performing your favourite Kung Fu, traditional fashion show, acrobatics, and dance.


Lamb skewers, wonton soup, charcoaled squid, and so many more mouth-watering street foods at the festival, you will enjoy more than a hundred authentic and diversified Chinese delightful tastes while watching the Show. Dozens of foods, arts, merchandise, and performing arts vendors are ready to walk you through the wonderful journey once the ancient dragon and his descendants completed.

White Albino Squirrel with a crown on its head

As You Like It - Presented by Canadian Stage


When: Ongoing

Where: High Park Ampitheatre


A romantic comedy for the ages comes vividly to life in High Park. After Rosalind and her cousin Celia escape the Duke’s court, they flee in disguise to the fantastical Forest of Arden. But who (and what!) they find there are beyond their wildest dreams. Featuring new music by Serena Ryder, Kiran Ahluwalia, and Maryem Toller, along with production design by Shadowland Theatre, As You Like It is an epic return to the beloved Toronto tradition of Shakespeare in High Park. Shakespeare’s brilliantly funny play is directed by Anand Rajaram, and brought to life by a wonderfully lovable cast of actors and comedians.

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Logo

Cabbagetown Art and Crafts


When: September 9 - September 11

Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough


Sep 9 Friday, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sep 10 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sep 11 Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 


Cabbagetown Art & Crafts show weekend will take place in the beautiful Riverdale Park West, September 9 - 11. Historic Cabbagetown is in the heart of downtown Toronto, and is the oldest and prettiest park in Toronto.


With 180 artisans showcased in the park, you are sure to find a work of art or craft for your home, or a gift for someone special. Meet artists in person, learn about their work, and what inspires their creativity.

And there is more to enjoy...

Courtyard Farmers Market

Courtyard Farmers' Market


When: Ongoing every Wednesday June 8 - October 5 from 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Fairmont Park - 1725 Gerrard Street East Toronto


The Courtyard Farmers' Market aims to promote local Ontario Farmers, unique Artisans, eclectic Entrepreneurs and local businesses in a spirit of community, fun and wellness.


Our vendor team consists of family-owned farms, women-led enterprises, and ethno-cultural businesses that represent the true diversity and richness of Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world.


The Courtyard Farmers' Market is presented by Red Onion Events and Vision Quest Event Management. We appreciate the kind support of the Trebas Institute, the Toronto Food Policy Council, Feeding the City, Long and McQuade, The Cooperators' Insurance, and our community partners!

North Toronto Group of Artists Logo

NTGA - Fall Fine Art Tour and Sale


When: September 10 - September 11 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Multiple Locations


Join us in a celebration of creativity in North Toronto! 34 artists are looking forward to welcoming you into their gardens, patios, and driveways in the annual NTGA Fall Outdoor Tour & Sale. With a diverse group of artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, from painting, photography, mixed media, and more, there is truly something for everyone! The event runs rain or shine. Visit ntga.ca for the tour map and artist profiles. 

Sorauren Park Farmers Market Promo Flyer

Sorauren Farmers’ Market 


When: Ongoing Every Monday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: 50 Wabash Ave, Toronto ON M6R1N2 


Good food and good times! Sorauren Farmers’ Market reopens Victoria Day – May 23 – in Sorauren Park with the best produce from local sustainable and organic farmers, live music, activities for the kids and delicious prepared foods for you to enjoy. Bring a blanket and the dog and enjoy a picnic in the park! Indigenous opening ceremony and planting activity commences 3 pm. The Market runs rain or shine each Monday 3-7 pm, 50 Wabash Avenue in Roncesvalles. 

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Taste of Hong Kong - Asialicious Carnival


When: September 9 - September 11

Where: Woodside Square, 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough


Sep 9 Friday, 5pm - 11pm

Sep 10 Saturday, 11am - 11pm

Sep 11 Sunday, 11am - 6pm


The three-day weekend Asialicious Carnival, started in 2019, has become an annual attraction celebrating multiculturalism in a fun-filled and entertaining fashion at Woodside Square in Scarborough North. Showcasing diverse Asian culture and heritage through a variety of performances and ethnic foods. The event builds stronger solidarity and sense of belonging in our community.

Woman standing on a high stool performing with two flame ringed hula hoops for Toront Busker Fest

Toronto International Busker Fest


When: September 2 - September 5 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Woodbine Beach - 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto


Join comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils; over a hundred of the most extraordinary street performers on earth, as they descend upon Woodbine Park for some serious fun!

Since its inception in 2000, the Toronto International BuskerFest has featured hundreds of the best street performers from around the globe, hosted millions of amazed spectators and helped raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto through visitors’ donations at the gate.

Taste of Manila Crowds from past events in Toronto

The Eglinton Way Farmer's Market


When: Every Sunday from July 10 to October 9 between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Where: 125 Burnaby Blvd - The Green P 


Join us every Sunday from July to October at 125 Burnaby Blvd (The Green P) located at the North end of Toronto’s Forest Hill neighbourhood. This is our 5th year of bringing the community together and appreciate all of your support.


Each week the market will be a great place to get your week’s essentials. We have farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically raised fresh meats, artisanal goods and much more. Make sure to support your favorite vendors and try out new ones whenever you see them.

Have an upcoming dog-friendly event that you'd like to promote? Send an email to carlos@doggos.ca!

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