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5 things to do this weekend: CNE, Midsummer Night's Run & Yogapalooza

Aug. 15-17, 2014

Canadian National Exhibition: Let’s go to The EX! The annual CNE is often viewed as summer’s last hurrah. One of North America’s largest annual fairs, the event features rides, live entertainment, a shopping pavilion, food, and more. The CNE culminates with the Canadian International Air Show, featuring six First World War aircraft. Exhibition grounds, 210 Princes’ Blvd. Aug. 15 to Sept. 1. General Admission: $18; Seniors: $16; Children (13 and under): $14; Children (4 and under): Free. theex.com

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A Midsummer Night’s Run: “The course of true love never did run smooth,” but those who love the outdoors can take advantage of smooth trails along the waterfront. The charity walk/run event — in benefit of the department of rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children — takes place in the city’s east end. It starts before the sun sets and finishes in the moonlight. Those who participate can chose to walk or run the 5K, 15K or 30K. Bouchette Street. Saturday. Registration cost varies. amidsummernightsrun.ca

York-Eglinton International Street Festival: Explore the cultural diversity of Toronto at the street festival on Eglinton Avenue West, which features live entertainment and food from the Caribbean, Latin American and other communities. It’s the largest street party in North York. Eglinton Avenue West, from Marlee Avenue to Dufferin Street. Aug. 16-17. Free. internationalstreetfest.com

The Distillery Sunday Market: European flare, with its cobblestone streets and historic buildings, set the tone for the Distillery Historic District’s weekend market. Vendors will feature their sweet and savory food products, such as maple syrup and artisan cheeses, and other goods like hand-made soaps. There will also be live music performed by the Distillery Market Buskers. Distillery Historic District. Until Sept. 28. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. thedistillerydistrict.com

Yogapalooza: Namaste to all you yoga enthusiasts. Practice your downward dog and sun salutation at the fifth annual Yogapalooza festival at Harbourfront Centre. The two-day event has classes and workshops for all levels, and also includes live music and a kid’s space. There will also be a marketplace on hand featuring healthy food products. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. Saturday to Sunday. Free. yogapalooza.ca

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