Wow, what a weekend. The city was buzzing with activity as people flocked in droves to bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms, and more, in Toronto’s first ‘normal’ feeling weekend in a long, long while. Whether you took part or not, there is no denying that there is a renewed energy in town, and with that comes plenty of things to do and fun to have.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
GET YOUR BLUE JAYS TICKETS
After almost two full years, the Toronto Blue Jays are coming home, and the 15,000 fans will get the chance to see their home opener on July 30 at Rogers Centre. If you wanna be one of those fans, or at one of the following games, get ready to mark your calendar. Tickets for games against Kansas City, Cleveland, and Boston between July 30 to August 8 will go sale on Thursday, July 22 at 10:00 AM EST.
When: Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 22 at 10 AM
Where: Online here
PLAYING IN PUBLIC
While you’re gliding be sure to admire all the interactive art that’s being set up in the area. This summer, you can immerse yourself in the ongoing exhibit dedicated to, you guessed it, play. The Bentway will be decorated to the nines with social-distance-friendly but immersive pieces you can admire all month long.
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd
When: All month long
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
ANDARA Gallery presents TARA WILKINSON I WAITING
You can check out a solo photography exhibition from Canadian photographer, Tara Wilkinson. The show consists of several black and white street photos of daily life on Cuba’s north coast. But what makes the show extra relevant is that the photos depict people waiting for basic necessities pre-Covid. Now that’s something we all understand.
When: Until September 5th
Where: Online or 54 Wilson Road, Bloomfield, ON
Movies Under The Stars
Miss out on TOPS? Don’t worry. You can also catch great screenings under the stars at Downsview Park this July. For the 5th year in a row, the spot is hosting a lineup of amazing movies all month long. They’ve already released most of the titles, but they’ve still got an exciting surprise screening presented by the City of Toronto and ReelWorld Film Festival to announce.
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave
When: Find the full schedule here
Speaking of drive-ins, you can also catch a concert or two this summer at CityView Drive-In. All July, they’ve got awesome programming in store. Some of the highlights include The Summer House Party Tailgate, the Drive ‘N Queens Summer Series, and the Horseshoe Chill-O-Rama.
Where: CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St
When: Check out the full schedule here
Plan a picnic date
If you’re all about picnics and have a date night with someone special coming up consider taking them for a picnic cruise. This unique picnic on a sailboat is available from local picnic service PicSnic and looks like just about the perfect date if you ask us. Plus you can choose from 3 different menus!
Where: Departure from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
When: Available Wednesday – Friday this summer
Check out ArtWalk
Get this, a new summer-long event with massive art murals, free drive-in movies, and a food truck market is happening right now in Vaughan. Sounds cool right? Well, it is and it’s an easy way to make any day after work just that much better. Don’t miss out folks!
When: Until September 30th
Where: 101 Edgeley Blvd
Try out Toronto’s psychedelic escape room
Looking for an after-work activity for you and some of your coworkers? Considering heading to Daydream Adventures Escape for a puzzling experience that you might not want to leave. You might just end up feeling like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.
When: Opens July 16th
Where: 1803 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON
Cost: $30 a person
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