Welcome to the start of a new week, Toronto! While the forecast isn’t spectacular, the recent announcement that we’re moving into Step 3 has us seeing things through rose-coloured glasses. And besides, there are tons of options, whether you want to stay indoors or brave the weather.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
HEAD TO YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT
There are a few things to look forward to this week, and perhaps none more so than the return of indoor dining. Things officially reopen on Friday, so we say call up your local spot and ask them if you can make a reservation! Need some inspo? Click the link above for some of the best vegan restaurants around.
When: Friday, July 16th
DANCE AT THE CLUB ONCE AGAIN
That’s right, nightclubs can also reopen this week! While things might be a little iffy (since masks are still required in indoor spaces) we’d be lying if we said that we are chomping at the bit to dance the night away once more. These are maybe the biggest ‘return to normal’ moves we’ve seen in a year, so we’re excited about it.
When: Friday, July 16th
Where: Whichever ones decide to reopen!
WATCH A MOVIE
Cineplex was also chomping at the bit, since they were the first to announce the return of movie theatres! The chain will be reopening all of its locations around the province this Friday. And, we have to admit, we want to check out the new A24 film Zola, which is based on an infamous Twitter thread from 2015.
When: Friday, July 16th
Where: Theatres across Toronto
OR A BLUE JAYS GAME
With any luck, the province moving into Step 3 means that the Blue Jays will be back sooner rather than later. While we get ready for live sports once more, we’re going to train by eating hot dogs and drinking beers on our couch and watching a game. Maybe we’ll get our roommates to emulate foul balls and throw popcorn at us, too.
When: Games throughout the week
Where: Via streaming and television services
RETURN TO MOOBY’S
Rejoice, for the fictional-but-not burger chain is coming back to the city! Created by Kevin Smith for his various movies, the pop-up actually did surprisingly well the first time around. Well hey, Kevin Smith is not one to shy away from his dreams, and that extends to good burgers we guess.
When: Returns Wednesday, July 14th
Where: 250 Adelaide Street
HIT UP TORONTO’S NEW PIZZA GARDEN
Toronto Just Got a New Wood-Burning Pizza & Beer Garden Pop-Up minutes from Woodbine beach! Enjoy fresh, wood-fired pizzas and a selection of local craft beer, cider, seltzer and more – exclusively available at the Pie Bar Pizza Garden. Located on Kingston Road just off Queen St East behind Murphy’s Law Pub & Kitchen! Slice into summer with Pie Bar and Murphy’s Law!
When: Open Monday-Wednesday 4 pm – 10 pm, Thursday – Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1702 Queen Street East
After a year of closures, Canada’s Wonderland is back in business. Head on out to Vaughan to enjoy all the thrills this world-famous theme park has got to offer. After months on end of staying inside, a little outdoor adventure is more than welcome. There are some new rules to know about, but this summer staple is still well worth the visit.
Where: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr, Vaughan
When: Now open!
THE SMOOTH PUTT
Another event that’s sure to become a Toronto favourite is The Smooth Putt pop-up hitting the Harbourfront starting this Friday. Swing by (pun intended) for boozy mini-golf next to the water. Each ticket comes with a 9-hole round and a personalized GREY GOOSE® VODKA Soda cocktail. We’ll certainly cheers to that!
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
When: On until Sunday, July 18th
LAVAZZA DRIVE-IN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrate Canada’s multicultural cinema at the Lavazza Drive-In International Film Festival this July. The event has a ton of great screenings lined up all month, with a special “Focus Italian” series as well. It’s sure to be the best place to catch titles from across the globe, including works from American, British, Korean, Latinx, African, Chinese, French, Jewish, Japanese, Turkish, Indian, Iranian, Indigenous Peoples, and Russian communities.
Where: Ontario Place Drive-In, 955 Lakeshore Blvd W
When: On until Saturday, July 17th
EXPLORE A NEARBY LAVENDER FIELD
If we get a break from the rain this week, we’re going to want to make the most of it. And, it’s hard to beat frolicking around in a lavender field when it comes to stress relief. It’s like a natural aromatherapy session!
Where: Hit this link for all our picks
That’s what we’ve got for you this week! Enjoy yourselves out there (or at home)!
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