This week marks the beginning of June. You know what that means… It’s basically summertime, y’all! With the sun shining and Toronto maybe-sort-of opening back up soon, there’s a lot of hope on the horizon. But of course, we still have to fill our time with stuff to do. So this week, we’re hitting all the best socially-distanced events and activities. From virtual celebrations to outdoor affairs… Let the fun begin!

Editors Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, provincial and city guidelines are continually changing. Please double-check business closures and restrictions before proceeding. 

Here are 10 socially-distanced things to do in Toronto this week.


This week, Fall for Dance North and Harbourfront Centre proudly present the world premiere of their co-commissioned short film TESSEL. The film was created by award-winning choreographer Esie Mensah, whose resume includes dancing alongside Rihanna and Drake, as well as for high profile companies like Coco-Cola and the Toronto Raptors.

The film, which premiers exclusively at this Tuesday, brings together 14 Black dancemakers from across the country to discuss what it means to be an artist during these trying times. Of course, this Tuesday also marks the one year anniversary of Blackout Tuesday, the day the world publicly expressed commitment to institutional change in support of the Black community. This film serves as a way to amplify Black voices and challenge global discourse on race.

Where: Check it out online
When: Premieres Tuesday, June 1st


June is Pride Month! Although the celebration can’t go on as it usually would in person (thanks, COVID-19), there are still tons of virtual events to attend. You can log on to the official Pride Toronto website to catch exclusive events and activities for the occasion. This week, you can expect the official Flag Raising to kick off the month, plus tons of great workshops and virtual speakers.

Where: Check out the full calendar of events here
When: Kicks off Tuesday, June 1st


Of course, with Pride Month comes the Inside Out Film Festival. Celebrate all that is LGBTQ+ film at this awesome event taking place this week. There are tons of great films and industry talks lined up. Plus, it’s all happening virtually so you can enjoy the whole things from the comfort (and safety) of your very own couch.

Where: Check it out online
When: Happening all week


During these turbulent times, Toronto has bloomed from the ashes. This awesome festival is all about celebrating just that. You can log on any day this week to catch a virtual celebration of all the amazing artworks our city has produced over the past. The festival will be showcasing works from artists in all mediums from all backgrounds.

Where: Check it out online
When: All week long


Beginning this Thursday, you can log on for the 10-day cinematic event that is the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. For the 29th year in a row, this event will be showcasing the best of cinema for and by Jewish folks. Along with all the incredible screenings they’ve got lined up, there’s also some pretty stellar filmmaking awards being given away. It’s sure to be a memorable event.

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Thursday, June 3rd


The Eats Night Market is back this summer! Kicking off on Friday, you can head on over to the Street Eats Market for the first of many weekends full of delicious food. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, stop by to indulge in eats from some of the city’s finest local vendors. The place is open late and full of flavour. Yes, please!

Where: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr
When: Kicks off Friday, June 4th


Sometimes you just need to stretch your legs. So, next time you’re on a little walk though the city, be sure to check out these beautiful artworks. Right now, you can catch insane works at the Distillery District and at 33 Parliament St. The current installations include ARc de Blob, From Small Beginnings, The Epitonium, and THROBBER. Trust us, you’ll want to check these out.

Where: Distillery District & 33 Parliament St
When: Happening all week long


Mix things up with a little music. The Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is underway with loads of great performances in store. The event brings a cappella singers from across the globe with amazing concerts and workshops. Whether you’re a singer yourself or just want to enjoy some tunes, this one’s a great virtual festival to check out.

Where: Check it out online
When: Happening all week


Walk through Toronto on a street art expedition! There’s a ton of insane work on display in pretty much every neighbourhood of the city. From massive murals to hidden gems to entire areas decorated to the nines, this city has no shortage of street art to discover. It the perfect way to get a little vibrance into your daily venture outdoors.

Where: Find our favourite spots here
When: Any day of the week


We’re all about embracing the summer. So, if you want a way to cool off from all that sunshine this week, be sure to check out one of Toronto’s many splash pads. These outdoor amenities just officially reopened and they’re perfect for soaking up that summer sun. Not sure where the nearest one is? Check out this interactive map of splash pads around the city.

Where: Check out an interactive map here
When: Any day this week

Have a great week, Toronto! Let us know which of these socially-distanced activities you do first!