Summer is slipping away, but there are still plenty of must-do events in the city to enjoy. Here are our Toronto Best Bets for this week: 

Lasting Impressions in 3D

This breathtaking art event immerses visitors in the world of impressionism, showcasing 160 masterpieces by 17 of the greatest French Impressionist painters. 3D motion sculpting and holographics allow viewers to step into some of the most famous and beloved paintings of all time. More info here.

When: On Now

Where: CAA Theatre

Brown Girls Do It Too: Romance Novels

Bestselling romance authors Farah Heron, Sonya Lalli, and Taslim Burkowicz join the co-host of the Brown Girls Do It Too podcast, Rubina Pabani, to discuss being a South Asian woman in the publishing world and writing about family dynamics, gender roles, and romance. More info.

When: August 16

Where: Virtual

Dance: Made in Canada Festival

This Toronto dance festival explores exceptional works in Canadian dance artistry across genres, styles and generations, with a focus on experimentative and unique live performances. More info here.

When: August 16-20

Where: Betty Oliphant Theatre


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CFC Outdoor Film Festival- This Place

Directed by CFC alum V.T. Nayani and starring Devery Jacobs and Priya Guns, This Place is a coming-of-adulthood story about two women falling in love for the first time. As they grow closer, each is forced to confront their family histories in unexpected ways, while navigating multiple legacies of grief and love. More info.

When: August 17

Where: Canadian Film Centre Campus (Centre Lawn at Windfields Estate)

Honey Jam Concert

The Honey Jam Concert showcases young emerging female artists from across Canada, in an array of musical genres. Proceeds support the non-profit programme which provides mentoring, educational, performance and networking opportunities in a safe space for women artists. More info here.

When: August 17

Where: TD Music Hall


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National Ballet of Canada: Sharing the Stage

This week at Harbourfront Centre, the National Ballet of Canada will be putting on free outdoor performances and hosting free dance classes. Take in a variety of dance styles at these stunning live performances under the stars. More info here.

When: August 17-19

Where: Harbourfront Centre

Swash and Serif

Swash & Serif is a group typography and lettering art show that brings together the design community to celebrate type in all its forms. See the boldest new trends in type, featuring artists from Toronto and beyond. More info. 

When: August 17-22

Where: Northern Contemporary Gallery


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Wavelength Music: Summer Thing

The Wavelength Summer Thing will showcase a diverse, inclusive and uplifting lineup of artists in celebration of togetherness. Friday night will feature R&B, pop and hip-hop, Saturday night will offer up electronic, indie and post-punk music, and Sunday will close the event with an afternoon of Indigenous indie-rock. More info here.

When: August 18-20

Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place