THE weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, folks! It’s been a long time coming, but Ontario is heading into Step 3 of reopening and that means we have a heck of a lot of things to do. From indoor dining and hitting the gym, to all the other amazing things in Toronto that are back in action this weekend, we’ve got a nice list of the top picks.
Here are 10 awesome things to do in Toronto this weekend.
CELEBRATE HEADING INTO STEP 3
Whether you’re dining indoors at your favourite restaurant, finally getting a pump on at the gym, or hanging out with some friends you haven’t seen in a long time, the possibilities are endless this weekend. Hit the link above to check out the changes coming as we move into the next step of reopening.
HOME APPLIANCES FOOD CO. COMEDY SHOW
For two nights in a row, you’ll be able to hit the Home Appliances Food Co. Truck Lot at Yonge and Roselawn to grab some laughs, food, and good vibes. Each ticket comes with one combo meal which includes either a burger or fried chicken sandwich, fries, and a non-alcoholic beverage. If you’re with a group of up to 6, you can snag patio admission for a picnic table, but if it’s just you by your lonesome or with one other person, snag a lawn admission for chair seating.
When: Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17 from 9 pm – 10:30 pm *Doors open at 8 pm*
Where: 2444 Yonge St – Home Appliances Food Co. Truck Lot, outdoors (Yonge and Roselawn)
WATCH SOME DRIVE-IN CONCERTS
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
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
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
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
GO TO A MOVIE
Cineplex was 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. Plus, don’t forget about Toronto’s independent theatres, which could use your support more than ever.
Where: Click the link above for more info
GET A FREE WAXING DONE
Now, we’re not going to pretend that this isn’t a little bit odd, but Bud Light, in collaboration with the local Aroma Waxing Clinic, will be offering Toronto’s furry elite FREE hair removal services (from any body part of your choosing) in order to celebrate a #smoothsummer. Yep, we’re serious.
When: Saturday, July 17th
Where: Aroma Waxing Clinic, 588 Bloor St. W, Toronto, Canada
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
HEAD TO CANADA’S WONDERLAND
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. Plus, this one’s a summer staple.
Where: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr, Vaughan
When: Now open!
EXPLORE AN ONTARIO SWIMMING HOLE
Need to get out of the city for a bit? Take a trip to a nearby swimming hole. These Ontario spots are must-sees for the summer. There’s nothing better than an outdoor day hiking and swimming in a natural pool. All of these locations come with amazing views and great water to match.
Where: Check out our favourites here
When: Any day this month
That’s what we’ve got in mind for this weekend, Toronto! We hope you see something you like.
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