Being one of the most diverse populations, you can bet your last dime that annual events in Scarborough yearly events are as fabulous as they are unique. Every month ushers in events from Asia, Africa, and North America to name a few. The more than 600,000 people living here always look forward to these annual events. So if you’re looking to socialize with residents in the neighborhood, attend some of the annual events held there. Here’s a quick list of events and festivities you should check out while in Scarborough.
The New Year starts with a bang in Scarborough. The Winterlicious festival is a chance to enjoy all the cuisines, local and exotic, served in the finest restaurants in the area. Winterlicious comes in the first two weeks of February when restaurants have the lowest attendances due to the heavy snowfall. During the event, restaurants across the area offer prix fixe menu. You can sample some of the most exquisite breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for an all-time low price of less than $50. If you’ve been craving to try a dish out but recoiled after checking the price tag, Winterlicious is the perfect time to go out and try it. The sister event, Summerlicious, which starts in July, is another chance to enjoy the same treats.
Canadian International Autoshow
Held every February, the Canadian International Autoshow brings an opportunity to check out the newest tech in the automotive industry. It is the largest auto show in Canada and the longest running with the first show held in Toronto in 1974. More than 300,000 people attend the show which tours the Northern American continent to its conclusion in Western New York. With the support of AutoTrader, the auto show brings more than 1,000 cars, SUVs, and trucks. Attendants also get a glimpse of concept cars, classics, and alternative energy engines. Bike lovers are not left behind. There’s a special section for motorcycles where you can check out everything from a supercharged sports bike to classic Harley Davidson bikes.
Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF)
Film buffs will love the Toronto Irish Film Festival. Since Michael Barry and John Galway started TIRFF in 2009, the event brings the best of Irish cinema to Canada. You’ll want to grab your tickets to the festival early since they regularly sell out. Fans love the screenings as well as the chance to mingle with the more than 250,000 Torontonians attending the event every year. It is also a great time to get in touch with your Irish roots.