The last full week of July has arrived and there are tons of things to do in and around Toronto now that the city has begun to reopen. Whether you want to check out a new immersive exhibit, see some art, watch the Jays (in person!), or finding some travel inspo, this week’s events and activities have you covered. . Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
If you still haven’t checked out Immersive Van Gogh, this summer is your chance to. The most talked-about exhibit of last summer is back this season. Stop by for a fully immersive display of the famous artist’s greatest works. This exhibit can be enjoyed in person or from the comfort of your car drive-in-style.
Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Re-opens Thursday, July 29th
The same folks behind Immersive Van Gogh have got a magical exhibit headed our way this summer. Illusionarium is all about, you guessed it, magic! There will be live magicians, holograms, 3D projections, and more. Plus, all of it is set to span over a massive 300,000 cubic foot lot, so there will be plenty of room for physical distancing.
Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Opens Thursday, July 29th
All month long, you can catch a lineup of live shows at the High Park Amphitheatre. This outdoor venue is putting on performances from local acts you won’t want to miss. Right now you can see Blackout, a musical about Toronto’s 2003 blackout which was the largest blackout in Canadian history.
Where: High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St W
When: Until August 15th
Check out what’s coming to your favorite streaming service
It’s the last full week of July and that means it’s time to see what’s coming to your favorite streaming service next month. Whether you’re a fan of Netflix or Disney+ there are plenty of new additions to check out. One of those happens to be a show about Ontario’s June Motel!
Where: Click the above links to see what’s new
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
The Tokyo Summer Olympics officially kicked off last week, and CBC is streaming a ton of the games for free! If you’re itching to see the best athletes in the world compete for their home country, then this is a great place to start. All you have to do is click above.
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
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to live inside of your favorite medieval fantasy world? Well, now you can do that and more with Imagine Dragons Light Forest at Casa Loma. It’s a brand new immersive experience full of dragons, adventure, and interactive performances and it’s open now right here in Toronto.
When: July 21st-August 29th
Where: 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: $35-$50 per person
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
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
That’s what’s happening in Toronto this week. We hope that you get out there and have some fun regardless of what you choose to do. We’ll catch you back here next weekend folks, have a great week!