Do you feel that, Toronto? That’s the eve of the weekend arriving and with it another list of the best things to do in Toronto. From food events and pop-ups to outdoor adventures and more, there is plenty to get up to in and around the city over the next few days. Need help deciding? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.

Improve your home!

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we absolutely suck at interior design. Luckily, there are pretty great resources for us to make our current homes a little closer to our dream home. One of those resources is Canada’s largest home improvement center, Improve Canada. Brought to you in part by TV Personality Mike Holmes, not only does it have the Make It Right seal of approval, the massive home improvement centre offers personalized, by-appointment shopping experiences with unreal showrooms, products, and experts to help you bring your dream renos to life!

Where: 7250 Keele St, Concord

Richmond Hill Drive Thru Ribfest

This Ribfest is unique in that you need to reserve a drive-thru time slot before you head over to Elgin Barrow Arena. Once there you can browse the menu, place your order, pick up your meal, and enjoy! You can also always browse the menu ahead of time.

When: July 23rd-25th
Where: Elgin Barrow Arena Parking Lot, 43 Church St S, Richmond Hill
Cost: Varies

Ancaster Drive-thru Ribfest

Two rib fests in one weekend? How will you ever choose? Honestly just go to both. This Ribfest boasts authentic southern BBQ, as well as classic festival treats in a drive-thru format at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Seriously just check out both rib fests this weekend, you have nothing to lose.

When: July 23rd-25th
Where: Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd S, Jerseyville
Cost: Varies

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 are on sale now so get moving!

When: Tickets on sale now
Where: Online 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

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

Let’s Do Summer Pop-Up

Let’s Do Summer truly does it all. The pop-up patio is family-friendly, has wood-fired and fresh eats along with a wine bar. Plus you’ll really get that garden picnic feel thanks to the picnic table set up and bright blooms throughout. The vibe is meant to mimic your fave garden trail that you wished you could picnic. At Let’s Do Summer you can do that, have a drink, play, and snap some pics right in the heart of Toronto.

When: July 16th-August 2nd
Where: 621 Richmond Street W
Cost: Free/Varies

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

Or a nearby waterfall

‘Tis the season to get out and about, so if a swimming hole isn’t catching your eye, take your pick of some of Ontario’s most stunning waterfalls just a short drive away. Need some inspiration? Hit that link above for some of our absolute favourites.

Head to Canada’s Wonderland

Yes, we know the lines are bad, and yes, we know that alone can make a day at Canada’s Wonderland painful AF. Regardless, Canada’s Wonderland has been closed for nearly two years, so if you haven’t had a chance to head on out to Vaughan to enjoy all the thrills this world-famous theme park, now is as good a time as any. 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!

There you have it, folks! Those are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Get out there and enjoy!