Mondays are no match for the city of Toronto, where there’s something fun to do every day of the week. Our city has truly come alive this summer, with live theatre, sports, nightlife, and activities returning after a long hiatus. You can do it all and more over the next few days, from football to Alice in Wonderland to inflatable obstacle courses.
We’re giving you every excuse in the book to get out there and soak up every last drop of summer we have left with a list of epic things to do in Toronto this week.
Nightlife is resuming in the city after a very long hiatus, and CODA Toronto is getting in on the action. The two-floor club on Bathurst St. is inviting people back to its dancefloor at limited capacity for the REBOOT multi-part event series, and entry is free before 10:30 p.m., with a $20 cover charge afterwards. If you’re ready to dance the night away (safely, of course) this is the place to be.
Where: 794 Bathurst St
When: Thursday, August 26thth & Friday, August 27th
Throw on your jersey and show the Jays some love at the ole’ ball game! You’ll have two seating options to choose from — standard or physically distanced. Basically, seats in the 100L and 200L infield, along with at the TD Clubhouse are considered standard seating, while seats in the 100L and 200L outfield and bases are physically distanced with pods of up to four seats. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get lucky and win the 50/50 draw!
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
When: Monday, August 23rd & Tuesday, August 24th
Settle in at Toronto’s CityView drive- in and see one of the films featured in the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Canada’s longest-running showcase of contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic cinema. You can purchase food and drinks on-site and they’ll be delivered right to your window. This screening is totally FREE, but you still need to get a ticket online to save your spot.
Where: 20 Polson St
When: Tuesday, August 24th
Kick back in the stands for a game of CFL football in the warm weather. The Argos are 3rd in the East right now and the Elks are 3rd in the West, so this match is sure to be a nail-biter. The season of outdoor viewing at BMO Field is coming to a close, so why not enjoy it while you can?
Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Blvd
When: Thursday, August 26th
Going up on a Tuesday? That’s what summers are for! Boogie with a cocktail in hand as a live DJ spins the night away at this FREE event. We hope you love tequila because that’s what this event is all about. If you’re hungry, you can order the Snack Attack for $35, which comes with a variety of tasty bites and gelato of your choosing.
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: Tuesday, August 24th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Kick back and enjoy some live acoustics at Toronto’s most colourful patio. It’s located in what was once a downtown parking lot and it features killer views of the city. Oh, and some awesome drinks and eats. The patio also hosts all kinds of other events, from trivia to watercolour workshops to viewing parties.
Where: 229 Richmond St W
When: Every Thursday, 4 p.m. — 11 p.m.
Are you ready for an adventure? Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in your own senses, but will also amazing you by doing so; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you. You will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not in the Museum of Illusions.
Where: 132 Front Street East, Toronto, ON
When: Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy the whimsical production of this literary classic at the picturesque outdoor Guild Festival Theatre. It’s been so long since live theatre has graced our stages here in Toronto, and what better way to celebrate its return than watching Alice as she makes her way through Wonderland? You can even make an evening out of it and head to the Beaches or the Scarborough Bluffs afterwards.
Where: 201 Guildwood Pkwy
When: Wednesday, August 18th to Sunday, August 29th
Dine like royalty at Casa Loma’s breathtaking gardens. Dig into some mouthwatering lobster ravioli or steak frites while you soak up the dreamy atmosphere, complete with twinkling lights and majestic views of the castle. It’s a peaceful escape from the busy city that can only be enjoyed in the warmer months, so be sure to snag a reservation while you can.
Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: 5 p.m. — 12 a.m. Sunday to Wednesday, 4 p.m. — 12 a.m. Thursday to Saturday
A massive new space for bouncy and boozy fun just opened up in Toronto, and it’s the first of its kind in Canada. The Bubble is an inflatable entertainment complex opening in Toronto, featuring a 10,000 sq ft “inflatapark” with giant slides, climbing walls, a “supersized” laser tag, an obstacle course and an arcade with over 50 games to play. The Bubble’s Fuel Zone serves all kinds of protein-packed bites and fruit smoothies, keeping you energized while you play the day away.
Where: 65 Orfus Rd
When: Sunday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.