The Pan Am Games have arrived and Toronto is filled with frustrated sighs and menacing glares to the increasing amount of lost tourists filling the city. While you won’t stop to take pictures of every UofT building or the King Edward statue in Queen’s Park, you can join these tourists at events that will be worth your while – mostly because they’re all free.
With the CN Tower lighting up with fireworks during the Opening Ceremony, there is a sense of Canadian and Torontonian pride that will hit you this month whether you like it or not. If not with the actual sporting events then definitely with the Canadian artists performing all over the city, showcasing that Canada is much more than the punchline of an overused Bieber joke.
Toronto’s own USS returned with Said The Whale to the Exhibition Place last weekend along with a stellar performance from Death From Above 1979 at Nathan Phillip’s Square. With all these amazing shows, it’s hard not to buy into the ‘Panamania’, especially when this is just the start of an amazing series of concerts. Here are some more incredible artists you and your friends should carpool in the HOV lane for:
1. Joel Plaskett with The Emergency
July 14th Nathan Phillip’s Square
2. The Arsenals
July 16th Nathan Phillip’s Square
July 19th CIBC Pan Am Park
4. The Flaming Lips
July 19th Nathan Phillip’s Square
July 20th CIBC Pan Am Park
July 23rd CIBC Pan Am Park
For a full schedule and more concerts that are worth buying some TTC tokens for, check out: http://www.toronto2015.org/panamania