If you live in, or are thinking of moving to, a condominium in Toronto, good for you! Ours is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, as well as one of the most vibrant. Accolades for Toronto have been piling up in 2018, including being ranked 16th out of 231 cities considered in Mercer’s Quality of Life Survey. Summer is the perfect time to explore the city, keeping in mind how wonderful it is to be a short walk, subway or bicycle ride to a kaleidoscope of events and attractions.

For example, popular foodie celebrations include Taste of Lawrence (July 6-8), BurgerFest (July 13-15), Fusion of Taste Festival (July 29), Toronto Food Truck Festival (August 3-6), Taste of the Middle East Food Festival (August 4), JerkFest (August 9-12), Taste of the Danforth (August 10-12), Sweetery Festival of Desserts (August 11-12), Vegandale Food Drink Festival (August 11-12), Taste of Manila (August 18-19), Toronto Cider Festival (August 24-25) and Veg Food Fest (September 7-9) – TO NAME JUST A FEW. WHEW! I’m salivating just thinking about these events.

Of course, Caribana is a massive draw to the city, and will be held on August 4 this year. FanExpo will run from August 30-September 2 for comic book, gaming, film and television lovers. All over the city, classical music will be performed for the masses during the Summer Music Festival (July 12-August 4).

I could go on … and on … and on. You will find lists of festivals and attractions in Toronto with a few clicks of your keyboard. Here are only two of the many possibilities for your fun research: blogto.com/radar/2018/06/summer-festivals-toronto-2018/ and www.toronto.ca/explore‑enjoy/festivals-events/. Visitors love Toronto, but residents reap year-round benefits from living in the midst of this dynamic city.