Summer is finally here, friends! We’ve waited a long time for this moment and now, it’s time to enjoy everything there is to love about the season in Toronto. From food and music festivals to outdoor concerts to epic attractions and much more, our city knows how to make the most of this gorgeous time of year. There are so many things to do in Toronto this June 2022, so let’s take a look at the biggest and best to come.

Here are 30 of the top events, activities, and attractions to check out around Toronto this month.


100 Days of Summer by Art & Water

Toronto’s waterfront has released its jam-packed summer programming and kicking things off is Canada’s first and only floating arts and culture festival running until September 5. “Performances will bring together songwriters, musicians, and other artists from all walks of life to deliver art and culture into the daily lives of Torontonians,” the description says. It’s not one to miss!

Where: 585 Queens Quay West & 1 Queens Quay West
When: Until September 5, 2022

Lavazza IncluCity Festival

Calling all film buffs! Toronto’s historic Distillery District will host the Lavazza IncluCity Festival this June and will be transformed into a giant open-air cinema village under the stars.

“Outdoor theatres and patios will line Distillery’s Trinity Street and a new innovative theatre space will offer a magical vantage point for festival goers,” the description says. Some venues will have comfy couch seating and large digital screens for an upgraded experience.

Where: The Distillery Historic District
When: June 27 – July 16, 2022

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Jazz-lovers, jazz up! The 10-day event celebrating your fave music and musicians is returning this month for its 35th year. The impressive lineup this year includes major names like Smokey Robinson, Gregory Porter, and Michael Kaeschammer.

When: Begins June 24, 2022
Where: See schedule here


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 Sugarland Festival

A music festival is coming to Toronto’s sandy shorelines this month. The event, called SugarLand Festival, will be putting on a one-day festival on Toronto’s Sugar Beach called Let There Be House. The festival is put on by Prism Events, Canada’s largest gay event production company, and is described as a safe and inclusive space for all members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Where: Sugar Beach, 25 Dockside Dr
When: Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Do West Fest

A street-wide celebration is making its way to Dundas St West. Dubbed “Toronto’s official start to summer,” Do West Fest (formerly Dundas West Fest), promises to deliver three days of non-stop fun to the west end. As always, the festival will occupy 14 blocks of Dundas St West, stretching from Ossington to Lansdowne in the heart of Little Portugal.

Where: Dundas St West, Ossington to Lansdowne
When: June 3-5, 2022

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

After a two-year hiatus, the Sunday street parties we know and love are officially back at Kensington Market. Pedestrian Sundays are back for the summer and will continue well into the fall. On the last Sunday of every month for the next several months, Toronto’s most eccentric neighbourhood will host a street-wide celebration of community, culture, and ecology.

Where: Kensington Market
When: June 26, 2022

SickKids All-Star Gala

One of the most high-profile Toronto galas of 2022 is taking place this month, aiming to raise over $100,000 for infant congenital heart disease research and patient care at the Hospital for Sick Children. It’ll be attended by some of the most prominent figures in sports, media and entertainment, and will feature live music, a celebrity fashion show, an open bar, and a silent auction.

Where: Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Rd
When: June 10, 2022, 9 p.m.


Pride Street Fair

A multitude of vendors, artisans, and local organizations will take over The Village during Festival Weekend. Come together in celebration of togetherness and support for the community and most importantly, have fun! Plus, you’ll want to check out the Wellness Zone, Art Zone, and Food Zone.

Where: Church St & Wellesley St
When: June 24-26, 2022

Pride Parade

After two long years, Toronto’s world-famous Pride Parade will take place for its 41st in-person edition this June. Celebrate how far Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community has come and throw on your rainbow colours for this massive celebration of love. There will be over 200 contingents and over 200,000 marchers in this year’s parade, so needless to say, it will be spectacular.

Where: Bloor St & Yonge St
When: June 26, 2022, 2 pm

Trans Rally & March

Described as one of the largest and most exciting Pride events in the world, the Trans Rally & March is dedicated to trans and non-binary individuals. Come out and show Toronto’s trans and non-binary folks some love!

Where: Church St & Hayden St
When: June 24, 2022, 7 pm

Dyke Rally & Dyke March

This annual event is finally returning to an in-person format this year. The rally and march is a dyke and lesbian-centered space that honours Toronto’s dyke community.

Where: Church St & Hayden St
When: June 25, 2022, 1 pm

Cabana Pool Party: Pride 2022

Pride Toronto’s annual pool party is back this June with an extra-special lineup of drag performers. The event will be headlined by Symone of RuPaul’s Drag Race who will surely keep you entertained as you bask in the sun, sip drinks, and celebrate Pride.

Where: Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson St
When: June 15, 2022

Pride Month Kickoff Party

Stackt Market will transform into a celebration of all things Pride to kick off the month of June. The event will feature epic programming, events, art installations, and musical performances celebrating Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. Get ready to dance, eat, shop, and support the city’s 2SLGBTQ+ artists and creators.

Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
When: June 4, 2022


Music on the River

Boating, music, warm nights — put ’em all together and you have what might just be the coolest live concert experience Toronto has to offer. Music on the River is a concert series right on the Humber River and you’ll get to paddle your way to the show. Your ticket comes with a boat rental, paddle, lifejackets, access to the show, and a glowstick to wave along with the music.

Where: Humber River Paddling Centre, 9 Old Mill Rd
When: June 17, 2022

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally coming to Toronto. This version of the world’s most award-winning play will feature an all-Canadian cast and it’ll bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage.

Featuring “spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces,” this show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Where: 244 Victoria St
When: Select dates

Cirque du Soleil

After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has finally brought its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. Until July, the city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until July 10, 2022

RÜFÜS DU SOL at Woodbine Park

One of the biggest EDM groups out there is coming to Toronto for a beachside performance at Woodbine Park. This is sure to be one of the best outdoor concerts of the season here in the city, so it’s not one to miss. General admission tickets start at just under $180 each.

Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E
When: June 3, 2022, 6 p.m.

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Taco Fest

A mouthwatering food festival dedicated to all things taco-related is coming to Street Eats Market. Sink your teeth into savoury and crunchy tacos of all varieties. This is one of many food festivals to come over the next few months in Toronto. And if you can’t get enough of this beloved Mexican staple, a massive taco and tequila festival will hit the city later this month.

When: June 3—5, 2022
Where: 500 Progress Ave

Foodalicious Toronto

Food trucks, live music, midway rides, carnival games, mazes, and obstacle courses, all in one place! Foodalicious is taking over Downsview Park this month for a food-centric event like no other. Get ready to eat, drink, dance, and play the day away at this fun annual event.

When: June 10—12, 2022
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd

The Mac n’ Cheese Festival

Imagine the most ooey-gooey, cheesy, and delicious comfort food you can think of. Now, imagine an entire event that’s dedicated to it. Sounds like heaven on earth, doesn’t it? Well, it’s about to become reality at the mac n’ cheese festival at Street Eats Market. Vendors selling various unique and delicious mac n’ cheese creations will take over the outdoor venue for one weekend only. Don’t miss out!

When: June 17—19, 2022
Where: 500 Progress Ave

Taste of Little Italy

This beloved annual event is hosted by Little Italy BIA and takes place along College Street, from Bathurst St. to Shaw St, a.k.a. Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood. The street fest closes the road to vehicles, as live music, vendors, and awesome food stands take over. Make sure you head to it with an empty stomach, as food is definitely the draw.

When: June 17—19, 2022
Where: College St W (Little Italy)

Taco Fest by Taste Toronto

This epic food festival is definitely giving Toronto something to taco ’bout. The three-day fiesta will feature over 100 varieties of tacos from Toronto’s top restaurants and chefs, so you better come hungry! To spice things up even more, Taco Fest will have tequila and specialty cocktails to pair your tacos with, as well as mariachi bands and salsa dancing to entertain you in between bites.

Where: The West Island, Ontario Place, 955 Lakeshore Blvd West
When: June 17-19, 2022

Pinoy Night Market

The first of several Filipino food events to come this summer kicks off on June 24 at Street Eats Market. You’ll get to indulge in mouthwatering Filipino cuisine under the stars at this summertime night market. Count us in!

When: June 24—26, 2022
Where: 500 Progress Ave


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The Colourway

A whimsical walkway has popped up in Toronto. The free outdoor pop-up, called The Colourway, is a series of rainbow arches made out of 5,000 recycled pool noodles. If you snap a photo of The Colourway, you’ll be given access to all kinds of deals and freebies at participating storefronts in the area, including free pizza, gym passes, clothing discounts, and more.

Where: 1479 Yonge St
When: Until June 24, 2022

Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival

This elaborate ode to Indigenous fashion, crafts and textiles is back with four runway shows featuring 25 designers, a marketplace, academic panels and workshops. So, in addition to appreciating Indigenous fashion, you can also learn about it and snag a few covetable pieces for yourself.

When: June 9-12, 2022
Where: Harbourfront Centre

 Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

A magical new exhibit is coming our way, Toronto! Wizarding World, the official home of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, has announced an exhibit coming to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Visitors will be able to explore the natural wonders of the animal world and the mythical creatures they inspired, juxtaposing animal species from nature with the magical creatures that inhabit the Wizarding World.

When: June 11, 2022
Where: The ROM, 100 Queens Park


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The World Naked Bike Ride 2022

It is an annual event that turns heads globally, and it’s returning to Toronto. The World Naked Bike Ride will be taking place this year on June 11. According to organizers, the annual World Naked Bike Ride is a “global protest against the over usage of oil and urban pollution, promoting greater cycling safety on our roads, and encouraging body freedom for everyone.” This is set to be the biggest ride yet, so get ready for quite the spectacle!

When: June 11, 2022
Where: Starts at Coronation Park (by the waterfront at the centre of the park)

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

The season of movies under the stars is about to return here in the city! The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) is making a comeback for the summer with a new series of programming called Curtains Up!. The films will pay tribute to all of the performing artists we’ve missed seeing live during the pandemic, from dancers to circus acts to musicians and more.

Where: See locations
When: Begins June 23, 2022

Toronto public pool opening

City-run outdoor pools will open this month and there are so many of them to choose from. There’s nothing like taking a refreshing dip on a hot summer day and starting this June 18 and June 30, you’ll be able to do so at pools all over the city.

Where: See locations
When: Opening June 18 & 30, 2022

Canada’s Wonderland & SplashWorks

Canada’s premier amusement park has reopened with new attractions, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Plus, SplashWorks has a brand new cliff-jumping attraction called Mountain Bay Cliffs, along with Canada’s largest outdoor wave pool, 17 water slides, and a Lazy River. Get ready for a summer of fun!

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: June 2022

Wet n’ Wild

At a whopping 45 acres and featuring dozens of slides and attractions, this is one of the biggest water parks in Canada, not just Ontario. It features wave pools, adventure slides, vertical freefalling chutes, thrilling slopes, and slides with terrifying twists and turns. Wet n’ Wild reopens early this month to season’s passholders and on June 30 to the public.

Where: 7855 Finch Ave West, Brampton
When: June 30, 2022

There you have it, friends — the very best things to do in Toronto this June. Enjoy!