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Deluxe Inn Toronto Local Events & Attractions

Keep up to date with local events and must see attractions in Etobicoke! Don’t forget to check out our hotel blog and information about our hotel location for more ideas on things to do around Toronto during your stay at the Deluxe Inn.

Toronto Festivals and Events

Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), arrives in the city each September. During this time, film galas, screenings, panels, and red carpet events can be found all over Toronto. Plus, TIFF attracts tons of A-list stars. 

Winter Stations

An art-centric cure for the winter blues, Winter Stations is a design and art festival in which the abandoned lifeguard stations along Toronto’s east-end beaches are reimagined into contemporary art installations.


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Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth is one of the largest street festivals in North America, seeing roughly 1.6 million attendees over the course of the three-day event. The foodie event is typically organized by Toronto’s Greek community, meaning it features some of the best Greek food in the country, \not to mention live concerts, dance shows, and more.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a festival centred on Caribbean culture that takes place annually each July. Don’t miss the main event, the Grande Parade that brings steelpan performers and masqueraders to Exhibition Place and Lakeshore Boulevard.


Image via Holger Woizick

Canadian National Exhibition

Attending the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is like a rite of passage in Toronto. This annual fair and exhibition runs for 18 days in late August, wrapping up on Labour Day. Held at Exhibition Place, visitors can easily spend a day enjoying the food stalls, carnival games, live performances, and amusement park rides the CNE offers.

Things to Do in Etobicoke

Royal Ontario Museum

If you’re a history buff, then the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a must-visit attraction. It is the largest museum in Canada and one of the largest in North America, attracting over a million visitors each year. Be sure to walk through their comprehensive dinosaur skeleton collection.


Image via Narciso Arellano

Bad Dog Theatre Company

If you like improv comedy, then head to the Bad Dog Theatre Company. Established over 30 years ago, this Toronto theatre is the go-to spot for comedy shows and classes alike.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a 135,000 square foot aquarium made up of over 1.5 million gallons of water and all kinds of fascinating marine life, including jellyfish, tiger sharks, and sea turtles.


Image via Miltiadis Fragkidis

Kensington Market

When in Toronto, be sure to visit one of the city’s hippest neighbourhoods: Kensington Market. Known for its boho vibes, vintage boutiques, hipster coffee shops, and Victorian houses, there is lots to explore in Kensington.