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Toronto in August - Weather and Event Guide


August Weather in Toronto:

Toronto Heats Up in August with Events & Festivals for Everyone:

With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, you may want to turn up the air conditioning in your hotel room, but don't let the temperature damper your good time in Toronto in August.

Toronto's multicultural communities shine in August with Asian, Carribean, and Hellenic communities being three that put on food and music festivals that will have you forgetting the heat in no time.

August Weather in Toronto:

  • Average August temperature: 21°C / 68°F
  • August average high: 28°C / 83°F
  • August average low: 16°C / 60°F
  • Visitors can expect rain about 9 days out of 31 in August.

What to Pack for Toronto in August:

  • Shorts; t-shirts; light-colored, long sleeve shirts; light, long pants; sandals; closed-toe shoes.
  • Umbrella
  • Bug spray if you're heading out of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • You may not use them, but it can't hurt to bring a light jacket or shawl.

Toronto in August Perks:

  • Festivals galore and lots of waterfront activities to enjoy.
  • Summertime means the full throng of summer visitors has arrived; something is always going on in Toronto in summer.
  • Summertime is patio season - a nice way to wile away the day or evening.

Toronto in August Cons:

  • Temperatures in the 80s and 90s and high humidity may be a turnoff to some.
  • High season means higher travel prices, fuller than usual hotels and restaurants and possibly longer lineups at Toronto's tourist attractions.

Good to Know about Toronto in August

  • The first Monday of August is a civic holiday in Ontario (and most Canadian provinces). Banks and most stores will be closed. Expect crowds that weekend.

Toronto in August - Food & Wine Highlights:

  • Taste of the Danforth: Celebration of Toronto's multiculturalism with special emphasis on Greek and Hellenic cuisine and culture.

Toronto in August - Highlights for Kids:

Toronto in August - Event Highlights:

  • Caribana (Carribean Cultural Festival)
  • Island Soul: Harbourfront Centre brings the Caribbean's finest musical, artistic, cultural and culinary offerings to spice up your summer!
  • Buskerfest: Street perfomers juggle, amaze and amuse visitors.
  • Chinese Lantern Festival, Ontario Place hosts the largest lantern festival to take place outside Asia - 65 night celebration of Chinese culture and cuisine.
  • Krinos Taste of the Danforth Festival: Celebration of Toronto's multiculturalism with special emphasis on Greek and Hellenic cuisine and culture.

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