Ever wonder why Sunday is called Sunday? Well, it is because it’s the day the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons and other Germanic peoples set aside for the worship of the sun. It is because of a common heritage of worshipping the sun in pagan times that there are equivalents of the English name Sunday in the various other modern Germanic languages: Dutch: zondag; German: Sonntag; Danish and Norwegian: søndag; Icelandic sunnudagur (Sunna’s Day); and Swedish söndag.
In European countries using Romance languages, however, the name for Sunday is derived from Latin dies Dominica, “the Lord’s day.” Thus, in French it’s dimanche; in Spanish and Portuguese it’s domingo; in Romanian, duminică; and in Italian, domenica.
AccuWeather is predicting a beautiful sunny Sunday. There are 65 Festivals and events taking place in Toronto on Sunday, #August 13.2017 – some continue to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, some are just for having fun, some are for art lovers, some are for food lovers, some are for sports fans and some are just because!
Feast of St. Lawrence – Family Fun in St. James Park
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood in Old Town Toronto has been a food destination since the 1800s. Today, this legacy continues at the world famous St. Lawrence Market and in more than 150 local restaurants. St. Lawrence is the patron saint of cooks and of the poor and in that light, the Feast of St. Lawrence celebrates the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood as a food destination, bringing people together through a shared love of food and raising awareness for FoodShare Toronto, a local Toronto charity that supports healthy eating and creates access to fresh food. The event features a ticketed outdoor 5-course dinner for charity, a St. Lawrence Market Street event and a family fun day in St. James Park. http://www.feastofstlawrence.com
Taste of the Danforth
The Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees annually. As we enter our 24th year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course food, food, and more food! http://tasteofthedanforth.com
8th Annual Ford Waterfront Night Market
The 8th Annual Ford Waterfront Night Market will treat attendees to an exciting culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian theme ‘street food’ and lifestyle show complete with buskers, live entertainment, and multiple interactive zones for an all-out night market experience. New for this year will be the introduction of ARTvolution, a showcase of over 60 local artisans celebrating an era of fashion, film, photography, crafts, and art. The WNM will also feature a Saturday Night Fireworks display combined with the exciting new Reved Expo & Lifestyle Show, a prestigious showcase of elite cars and more. http://www.waterfrontnightmarket.com
Artvolution celebrates an era of art, fashion, film, and photography by taking the world of artistic forms and illustrating it through an interactive showcase experience. Artisan exhibitors will be showcasing one-of-a-kind unique arts and craft creations at the Artvolution indoor village; a festive transformation of raw art into an unforgettable experience. http://www.artvolution.ca
Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) marks Canada’s 150th anniversary with Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood, a dynamic contemporary exhibition that aims to address the mistakes of the past, rewrite and reclaim history, and articulate the need to take certain moments to stop, reflect, question and analyze as we move forward as a country. This exhibition critically explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country’s best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what it is now, and where is it going? http://bit.ly/2vZE3cI
Film Screening: Moontide
Following our screening of Ida Lupino’s second directorial effort, Anne Morra (Associate Curator in the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, New York) will deliver a presentation on the film’s significance and Lupino’s tremendous influence. http://bit.ly/2hVofBO
HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists
In celebration of Canada’s 150 years as a nation, encounter Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting and sculpture that convey the diverse identities of more than 20 artists. https://www.agakhanmuseum.org
Hockey Hall of Fame Celebrates Canada 150
Enjoy access to the boards that were part of the iconic Kandahar Airfield ball hockey rink during the Canadian engagement in Afghanistan. The rink, a symbol of Canadian presence in the middle of the desert, served as a social escape for soldiers to participate in our national passion as well as the site for morale-boosting games that involved visiting NHL players, Members of Parliament and notable personalities. https://www.hhof.com
Bring the family to visit the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, then enjoy some kid time doing an historically based activity. http://www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Kultura Filipino Arts Festival
Energized by cultural pride and a progressive outlook on the Filipino-Canadian experience, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival has captivated the broader Toronto public for over a decade with its innovative programming of live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations and a bustling marketplace. Spearheaded by the youth-led Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture and energized by volunteers, Kultura creates a venue for dialogue within our community & shares a deeper understanding of Filipino culture and experience with the broader communities in Toronto. http://www.kultura.ca/
Music in the Park
New this year, The Beach Village BIA is excited to announce free music in Kew Gardens! Come out and enjoy the sounds, with a different style of music each week. Music in the Park is sponsored by Robert Gore & Associates CPAs, CAs and Traci Tempany & Keith Monahan. http://bit.ly/2wELumT
ROMWalks Plus: 150 Years of King Street
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by exploring how the community, businesses, public buildings, transit, and fashionable shops of King Street East have evolved since 1867, through the anniversaries of 1917 and 1967, to the present day. http://bit.ly/2vQz6CM
Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival
Hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing in Roundhouse Park, the annual Roundhouse Craft Beer festival will feature over 40 breweries from across Ontario. Bring down a picnic blanket and enjoy bites from Toronto’s best food trucks or groove to the music from The Exclaim! Stage, and of course indulge in beers from the best Ontario has to offer. In honour of the sesquicentennial, the festival will also be showcasing the Canada 150 Beer Pavilion, featuring craft beers from across the country. http://craftbeerfest.ca/
Weekend Explorers Family Program – http://bit.ly/2tXrevC
Join us for a fun family program on the weekends at the Legislative Building during the summer! During this one hour program designed for families with children aged 6-10 you will:
– Explore the Legislative Building and Chamber through a fun scavenger hunt
– Play games that teach you about Ontario’s Parliament
– Participate in a craft activity
– Have fun, all for free!
Toronto Blue Jays – vs. Pirates – http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/
Put on your shorts and running shoes, grab your sun hat, apply lots of sun tan lotion, enjoy your Sunday! The complete list is on http://bit.ly/2uR4tbJ.
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