Another weekend come and gone! But that’s alright, Toronto. There’s plenty of great stuff going on in the city this week. From outdoor art exhibits, to film festivals, to drive-ins, and more, there are loads of great ways to stay entertained. So, let’s welcome in July with all of ’em!

Editors Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, provincial and city guidelines are continually changing. Please double-check business closures and restrictions before proceeding. 

Here are 10 things to do in Toronto this week.


Head on down to The Bentway this weekend to experience the interacting art exhibit that is Playing in Public. This summer-long event features works all about, you guessed it, play. Stop by to enjoy tons of socially-distanced but interactive art you won’t find anywhere else.

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: Any day this week


The Lavazza Drive-In International Film Festival kicked off over the weekend, with tons of great screenings and cinematic events. The festival is all about showcasing Canadian multiculturalism, with a special focus on Italian cinema. There are tons of amazing flicks lined up all week long.

Where: Ontario Place Drive-In, 955 Lakeshore Blvd W
When: Sunday, June 27th – Saturday, July 17th


To experience theatre like you never have before, you’ve got to check out this insane interactive show. The C-O-N-T-A-C-T Show is a groundbreaking performance unlike any other. All you need to do is download the app and show up at your designated showtime. Then you’ll be immersed in an insane soundscape and live demonstration through the streets of the city.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square and College Park, Toronto
When: Shows happening all week


Drive-in entertainment is quickly becoming all the rage! This week you can head on over to CityView to catch a concert from local artist Kardinal Offishal. The best part? The event is completely FREE! All you have to do is register you vehicle ahead of time and you’re good to go!

Where: CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St
When: Wednesday, June 30th


The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair kicks off this Friday with loads of amazing art for you to enjoy. You can experience the collection virtually by heading to the official event website. Or catch a piece or two in person at Stackt Market. There’s tons of incredible work to marvel at!

Where: Check it out online and at Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: Kicks off Friday, July 2nd


During these turbulent times, Toronto has bloomed from the ashes. This awesome festival is all about celebrating just that. This week marks your last chance to catch a virtual celebration of all the amazing artworks our city has produced over the past year. The festival will be showcasing works from artists in all mediums from all backgrounds.

Where: Check it out online
When: Ends Wednesday, June 30th


Starting this Thursday, you can catch incredible screenings under the stars at Downsview Park. The exciting outdoor event has been a major hit each year it’s been put on, so we’re sure this year will be no different. This week, the event is kicking things off with a screening of The Croods: A New Age.

Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave
When: Kicks off Thursday, July 1st


Free music and the waterfront. Could anything be better? Head on down to Queens Quay to catch free music performances every evening this week. The attraction is made possible by the Pirate Lift Theatre artist residency. They’re allowing tons of great local bands to play on their pirate ship stage.

Where: 635 Queens Quay W
When: Performances happening all week long


Get out and get active with a scenic bike ride through the city. Toronto is full of awesome paths and trails that are great to explore on a set of wheels. Enjoy the beautiful weather, see a new part of the 6ix, and get a little exercise all in one. What’s not to love?

Where: Check out our favourite paths and trails here
When: Any day this week


Or opt for more chill outdoor vibes with a relaxing afternoon picnic. There are tons of beautiful blooming spots in every neighbourhood of the city. There’s really nothing that says summer more than a snack-filled visit to these great spots.

Where: Check out our favourite Toronto gardens here
When: Any day this week

Have a great week, Toronto! Let us know which event or activity you do first.