Mel Lastman Square is above North York (Civic) Centre subway station (TTC station facing Empress Walk on Yonge street. its great for free outdoor events. Food trucks usually park beside Starbucks, close to picnic tables. Every weekend in summer it hosts cultural events. Mel Lastman stage/ amphitheatre is sunken, hemmed by the lengthy wall of the indoor pool, past the outdoor ping-pong tables. We attended the Korean Harvest Festival one weekend before Labour Day. There was tons of shellfish (clams, oysters), skewered beef and calamari. We bought chicken skewers ($5) and Korean bibimbap ($10) from the Uzbek-Kazak booth, by the Koreans who stir-fried carrots, chickpeas and beef rice in a giant wok. Little tykes would love it, since it’s mild—hot sauce is optional on the side. Bring a hat as there is very limited shade. Parking is on Beecroft near the Novotel hotel, or else across Yonge from Hollywood to the underground parkades at Hillcrest /Empress Ave.