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The last few weeks of August are here and we are LIVING for all the dog-friendly events that are available throughout the city!

Whether you're looking for a tasty food festival to bring your pooch to, a dog-friendly night club pawty, pet-friendly drag brunch, or a chill trivia night, these two weeks are your weeks to go out and explore with your dog!

Find all the upcoming two-week's worth of dog-friendly events between Monday August 15, 2022 to Sunday August 28, 2022 below!

Tuesday August 16

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Creative Stretch Bracelet Workshop

When: Ongoing Every Other Tuesday August 16 - September 27 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park near the Dog Bowl just North 1st Baseball Field

Enlighten your creative side with a custom jewelry workshop! Create your own Stretch Bracelet with a variety of natural and semi precious materials. These workshops are for all ages and individuals alike, friends, couples, family members, even you and your dog! 

Each bracelet will take between 30 - 45 mins depending on your creativity style! You will leave this workshop with a stretch bracelet, gemstone card and a sense of creative accomplishment. 

RendezViews Patio with Promo Text: Live In Toronto Bumble BFF

Bumble IRL - Tuesday Movie Nights

When: Every Tuesday July 30 - August 27 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. 

Wednesday August 17

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Brews & Clues with QE Trivia 

When: August 17, 2022 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Kensington Brewing Company, 299 Augusta Avenue 

"Hosted by comedian Ari Issac (@summeroftong), QE Trivia is an exciting pop culture trivia experience, testing your movie, music and television savvy + some twists and teasers along the way! The game is 3 rounds of trivia for 2.5 hours of fun that will test your mental, physical and emotional strength as well as all 5 senses (we'll leave the 6th sense to Haley Joel Osment, thank you very much!) 

Shaded Food Truck and Cafeteria Zone at Evergreen Brick Works. Text overlay (left): Evergreen


When: August 17, 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.

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Question Everything Trivia Pawty

When: August 17, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Black Lab Brewing, 818 Eastern Ave. 

"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 August 19

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Parkway Mall Drive-In Movie

When: August 19, 2022 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Road

Welcome to Parkway's Summer Drive-In!

On Friday, August 19th, bring your family and friends, grab some popcorn, turn your radio up, and enjoy the classic movie, Shrek (2001), from the comfort of your car.

Entry into the drive-in is a non-perishable food donation to the Shelley Cares Foundation. The lot will open at 8:00pm and the movie will begin at 9:00pm, we are looking forward to hosting you!

Saturday August 20

Yoga attendees for the Doggos x Stackt Yoga Event are laying down on mats at the Bark Yard while off-leash dogs and the yoga instructor walk around.

Doggos x Stackt Yoga 

When: August 20 at 12:00 PM

Where: The Bark Yard at Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6

Doggos is teaming up with Stackt Market again for a unique fitness class using their newly opened Bark Yard to redefine what it means to be in a dog park! This interactive outdoor yoga class is the perfect way to bring together dog owners and lovers to focus on self care! Our BIPOC instructor will lead you in a 50-minute flow yoga class where pups will roam freely in the park while attendees work up a sweat. It's called downward dog for a reason - dog's help us be more present and mindful. Stay a few minutes after class to get a complimentary puppuccino (whipped cream) for your pup!

Buy Tickets to Doggos x Stackt Yoga

Backyard Made in TO promotion at Stackt Market


When: August 20 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6

Get hyped for the third instalment of BACKYARD festival series on August 20!

Come by and celebrate local love with an all day party. Enjoy a vendor market with some of the city's best local businesses, presented by Biossance, music, art + all things MadeInTO.

The 100th Anniversary Warriors' Day Parade 

When: August 20 at 10:30 AM

Where: Canadian National Exhibition - 210 Princes' Blvd 

The 100th Anniversary Warriors' Day Parade honouring our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be held on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on August 20, 2022 at 10:30am. 

Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders will be on parade. All members of the public are invited to view this spectacular and historic event. 

Pints & Paws 4.2 hosted at Nickel Brook Brewery Toronto

Pints & Paws

When: August 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Nickel Brook Brewery Toronto - 1589 The Queensway 

Outdoor & indoor this large brewery will have a number of vendors allowing you to shop for yourself and your dog. Prizes to be won with raffles , contests & more. Delicious food being served on sight too so be sure to bring the whole pack.

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Free cocktail popsicles at Toronto's greatest patios and breweries with Goodfood 

When: August 20, 2022 from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Where: Left Field Brewery - 36 Wagstaff Dr, Toronto, ON M4L 3W9

This summer, Goodfood is teaming up with some of Toronto’s favourite breweries and hottest events to hand out delicious, cocktail-flavoured popsicles or “Poptails” at pop-up locations throughout the city, in three delicious flavours (Popa Colada, Frosée and Mojisicle). 

On Sunday August 20, 2022 - it'll be hosted at the dog-friendly: Left Field Brewery

Doors open at 11:30am at each event. For more information on pop-up dates and locations to try each flavour for FREE, please visit:

Sunday August 21

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

Puppy Yoga & Bubbly

When: Sunday August 21 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.

Buy Tickets to Puppy Yoga & Bubbly

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Rosedale Artisan Market

When: Sunday August 21 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Ramsden Park - 1020 Yonge St & Ramsden Park Rd, Toronto, ON M4W 1P7






Urban Makers Market

When: Sunday August 21 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: SPACE on King - 300 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1K4 

Menage Toronto invites you to The Urban Maker’s Market at the beautiful SPACE on King.

Join us for a fun afternoon of shopping, socializing and supporting local makers and small shops.

Browse our wide selection of unique, handmade goods & products from over 25 vendors all under one roof!

We are a pet-friendly event so your fur friends are welcome!

See you at the market!

Monday August 22

Movies Under the Stars 

When: Monday August 22 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 22 – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Tuesday August 23


When: Tuesday August 23 from 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Where: Something in the Water Brewing Co - 151 E Liberty St 

Dog-friendly trivia night in the heart of Liberty Village! Pop culture trivia that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Hosted by comedian and trivia master, Arianne Tong, you are sure to have a blast at this unique games night!

Movies music, television and celebrity trivia (and more party games that will spice up your life!)

LGBTQ2I+ Friendly!

No specific theme!

6 People / Team

Limited seating.

Wednesday August 24

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Brews & Clues with QE Trivia 

When: Wednesday August 24, 2022 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Kensington Brewing Company, 299 Augusta Avenue 

"Hosted by comedian Ari Issac (@summeroftong), QE Trivia is an exciting pop culture trivia experience, testing your movie, music and television savvy + some twists and teasers along the way! The game is 3 rounds of trivia for 2.5 hours of fun that will test your mental, physical and emotional strength as well as all 5 senses (we'll leave the 6th sense to Haley Joel Osment, thank you very much!)

Thursday August 25

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Natural Tie Dye Pawty

When: Thursday August 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Alexandra Park - 275 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5T 2S4

Join us for a chilled out evening of natural dyeing, chats and good times!

No matter what you choose to dye, you'll help support grassroots initiatives that strengthen our community. Choose from:

  • Brandless Rescue Goods Logo Tee - All proceeds are donated to various responsible dog rescue and population management efforts both in Canada and internationally. BRG is always working to understand where they can have a meaningful impact. Learn more.
  • Katia Engell x Nifty Dogs Bandana - All proceeds will be donated to The Bitove Method, an organization that facilitates arts-based programs for older adults living with memory loss. Learn more.
  • Bring your own item - All proceeds will be donated directly to Genvironment Canada, an organization whose mission is to create accessible and empowering learning spaces where Canadian youth are encouraged to use their unique qualities and interests to make positive changes in their communities. Learn more.

Friday August 26

Leaside Village Mall Drive-In Movie

When: August 26, 2022 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Leaside Village, 85 Laird Drive 

Welcome to Leaside's Summer Drive-In!

On Friday, August 26th, bring your family and friends, grab some popcorn, turn your radio up, and enjoy the classic movie, Despicable Me (2010), from the comfort of your car.

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

Saturday August 27

Bark & Grill Event on Saturday August 27 by Yupp

Bark and Grill

When: Saturday August 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: MuttBall Production Facility - 60 Millwick Drive Toronto, ON M9L 1Y3

Bark & Grill, presented by YUPP, is a summer dog pawty and will be held at the YUPP production facility. There will be local dog-related businesses to meet and purchase from, and more. 

Every package and flavour of the MuttBalls will be available. 

We want you to have a PAWESOME time: in addition to great food, this outdoor dog-friendly event will be filled with fun dog activities. Your dog may not want to leave, and they are likely to sleep well after all of that excitement.

What else? The first 20 dogs that show up with their human will receive a swag bag full of goodies from some of the local businesses that will be attending. Try to get there at 11am to get a swag bag before they all go! Let’s have a barking good time.

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Leslieville Beerfest

When: Saturday August 27, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Dundas & Carlaw - 1173 Dundas St. E 

The Leslieville Beerfest returns to Dundas Street East on Saturday, August 27th 2022.

We are shutting down Dundas Street East from Logan Ave to Carlaw Ave for a good old fashion street party! 

We're inviting local breweries, food venues and artisans.

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Park-UP Fest 22'

When: Saturday August 27, 2022 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Thomson Memorial Park (Area C) - 1005 Brimley Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3E9 

“Behind The Art" (BTA) Park-Up FEST is a community-oriented arts festival that celebrates diversity, showcases artists whilst educating the community about various artists forms and creating mental health awareness. The event is led by a not-for-profit Collective BTA and our aim is to create a mental health awareness art series that strengthens community wellness through public art while highlighting Scarborough/Toronto artists. 

Pack Walk at the High Park Blvd Trail by Pam Paws Dog Training

Pack Walk The High Park Blvd Trail!

When: Saturday August 27, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: High Park Dog Hill - 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3

Join us for an opportunity to include your dog in a structured group walk in stunning High Park, while learning tips to make walks more enjoyable for everyone and supporting fetch and re-leash rescue!

Enjoy the fresh air and give your pooch the chance to learn something in a social setting!

Each ticket is good for up to 3 family members total, plus 1 canine friend.

We will be meeting past the entrance on Parkside Drive and High Park Blvd, around the picnic tables behind the restroom.

Ongoing Events

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100 Days of Summer

When: Ongoing May 21 - September 11, 20220


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. 

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Afro Carib Fest 2022

When: August 20 - August 21 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Thompson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3E9

The award winning Afro- Carib Fest is back, LIVE and Outside in person on Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st, 2022 at the Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough ON from 12pm to 9pm both days.

Experience the best in African and Caribbean culture with a fun packed event. There will be live performances from diverse talented Afro-Caribbean artists and interactive activities.

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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.

Curtains Up!

When: Ongoing June 23 - August 28

Where: Multiple Venues

From June 23 through August 28, 2022, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show proudly presents Curtains Up!, a 21-evening festival programme of performance-themed films.

At long last, TOPS is thrilled to finally return to its four pre-pandemic home parks, with events taking place at Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and its signature series, Christie Pits Film Festival.  

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King Henry Five

When: August 16 - August 17 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Where: Christie Pits Park

An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry Five is a powerful story about community, the families we inherit and those we choose, and the legacies we leave behind.

Set against the backdrop of an contemporary patio bar and featuring Driftwood’s signature blend of music, puppetry and Shakespeare’s captivating poetry, King Henry Five rolls into outdoor community spaces across Ontario this summer.

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North America's First Halal Ribfest

When: August 26 - August 28 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Where: Downsview Park - 70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON M3K 2C5

Introducing North America's First Halal Ribfest at Toronto's Downsview Park

Ribbers | International Barbecue | Kids Zone | Bazaar | Carmeet | Competitions | Influencer Meet & Greet | and More..

Come on down and enjoy the ultimate Halal BBQ experience at the Halal Ribfest 2022 - We got the sizzle!

Ontario Place Summer Live Music Festival

When: Ongoing July 27 - August 28th

  • August 20, 2022 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Trillium Park - 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3B9 

Ontario Place has partnered with Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJF) and SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival for a 2nd year to bring you this live music festival at their beautiful waterfront location. 

The Ontario Place Summer Live Music Festival will begin July 7th and run through to August 28th. 

The festival takes place in Trillium Park and is free! Guests are invited to come down and grab a seat on the lawn or bring a blanket, lawn chair or umbrella. 

Sharing the Stage

When: August 16 - August 20 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre

The National Ballet will present five outdoor performances on the Concert Stage, August 16 – 20, 2022. Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director, and Robert Binet, Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives, have curated two mixed programmes featuring the National Ballet and four guest companies.

The programme features excerpts from

Live music will be performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and guest musicians.

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 Manila

When: August 20 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM, August 21 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Little Manila, BATHURST AND WILSON 

TASTE OF MANILA, the largest Filipino Festival in North America outside the Philippines and considered one of Toronto's biggest summer festivals since its inception in 2014, scheduled August 20 and 21 2022. 

Let’s showcase the very best of the Filipino cuisine and present the unique Filipino talents such as singing, dancing, games, and a lot more. With more improvise planning and program outlines. 

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.

This Earth of Majesty: an adaptation of Richard II 

When: Ongoing Friday August 5 - Sunday August 28, Multiple Times

Where: St. James Park - 120 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G6 

Dauntless City Theatre presents a site-specific, ambulatory, outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard II in St. James Park. The Monarch of Garden, Richard, loses control of his court and the common people, causing chaos throughout the land. His cousin, the charismatic Henry Riverbrook, seizes the realm. An epic tale of how it feels to lose, what it costs to win, and how families form and fracture under pressure.

Pay What You Can, August 5-28: Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 and 7pm, Sundays at 1 pm. Masks encouraged. Poster by Dahlia Katz.

Toronto Chinatown Festival Featuring the 8 Immortals

Toronto Chinatown Festival

When: August 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Chinatown - Spadina Ave. 

After a turbulent whirlwind of events in the last two years, the CBIA is pleased to bring back the iconic annual festival bringing over 250,000 visitors every year during the two-day event. 

Visitors may expect an enchanted two-day program filled with cultural performances, traditional street eats, family activities on Huron St., a parade from the 8 Immortals, Dragon and Lion Dance performances and many more!

Toronto Korean Festival

When: Friday August 26 -  Sunday August 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Where: Mel Lastman Square - 5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7 

Since 2001, the Toronto Korean Festival has been attracting large crowds to experience Korean culture. TKF is officially the biggest Korean festival in Canada as well as the largest and most anticipated gathering in North York. In 2017 an estimated 35,000 people attended and turnout is expected to grow as the Hallyu phenomenon continues.

Guests of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy over twenty live performances such as the traditional sport of Tae Kwon Do, traditional dances and drumming, K-Pop dance competition and performances, interactive audience games, and many more. There are also visits by prominent members of the Korean-Canadian community, politicians, celebrities and other VIPs during our opening ceremony.

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