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What are YOU going to do this weekend?            August 16, 2012
Tantalizing Tastes

With summer weather comes amazing summer foods. Fruit, veggies, cheese, preserves and more! No matter where you’re spending your summer in Ontario, we’ve found some of the best farmers’ markets across Ontario for you to enjoy.








Every Saturday until early November, the revived Brickworks has a morning farmers’ market. From 8am-1pm, find all kinds of delicious edibles, from baked goods, cheese, meats, and fresh produce, to coffee, maple syrup, tea and more.  This Heritage site, Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre, has loads of other stuff to do all year round too!

Do your shopping Wednesday mornings! From 8am-1pm, every Wednesday till October 3, check out the market for a wide range of products. In operation since 1830, it’s the third oldest market in the country! Come on out for amazing local foods.





Ontario's oldest and longest running market is in the center of Kingston behind City Hall and operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, April-November. Not only does it offer a great range of food, but you’ll also find freshly cut flowers, artwork and clothing. Their website is also great for finding out what local food is in season.

Introduce a trip to the farmers’ market to your Sunday routine. Come by the market any time between 8am and 3pm to check out the sweets, produce, meats, dairy and baked goods. Check their website for recipes corresponding to what’s in season and upcoming events.





No matter what your tastes or where you are this summer, there are lots of great ways to buy local and enjoy the flavours of summer. Check out all the farms and markets in Ontario and treat your taste buds to the best the province has to offer.


Featured Events
Canadian National Exhibition
A can’t-miss highlight of summer in Toronto. This non-stop event has rides, games, food, shopping, exhibits, all kinds of concerts and shows, and more. Starting August 17th and running until September 3rd, it’s the perfect finale to summer in the city.

GTA

1812 Overture - Symphonic Concert
On August 18th, travel to Fort Henry in Kingston for a night of military precision, music and pageantry. Combining classical music, period costumes, and military formations, this evening show is a step back in time that’s great entertainment for the whole family! And it all ends with cannon firings and a fireworks display that lights up the night sky. Come out for an experience that will take you back to Canada’s past.

Eastern Ontario
Havelock Country Jamboree
For non-stop country music, this is the festival to hit this summer. All weekend long, from August 16th to 19th, you can enjoy music from more than 25 performers. You can even camp out on the grounds each night if you’re looking to stay all weekend. So grab up your tickets and get ready for some toe-tapping fun!

Central Ontario
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Blue Jays
Come on out and support Canada’s only Major League Baseball team: The Toronto Blue Jays. Their home stadium in downtown Toronto has the world’s first fully retractable roof. So come out, bring your glove and enjoy the games before the season ends this fall.
(GTA)
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My Favourite Beach Contest:
Everyone loves a great day at the beach. Tell us about your favourite sandy spot for a chance to win a Ripride or jump from Great Canadian Bungee near Ottawa!! Contest closes Aug. 31, 2012.

Featured Program:

Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Northern Ontario)
The south and central cities aren’t the only places to see amazing art. Thunder Bay Art Gallery is home to a great collection of contemporary First Nations art. Right now check out the exhibit of Roy Thomas, famed Canadian aboriginal artist, until September 9. See all this northern gallery has to offer.
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Coming Next Week
Butterflies and Bird Watching

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