Not to be the bearers of bad news, but summer days are drifting away, which means it’s time to make the most of every single moment we have left. Thankfully, Toronto doesn’t know the meaning of slowing down when it comes to summertime fun. There are so many things to do in Toronto this week, and here are 10 of the very best of them.

Summerlicious Toronto

One of Toronto’s most popular foodie events is back The Summerlicious restaurant festival is back this Friday, offering Torontonians a way to celebrate the city’s diverse culinary scene with set menus and price points.

According to the City, this year’s Summerlicious is all about supporting the “recovery and revival of Toronto’s restaurant scene” by making it easier for restaurants to participate and offer their “enticing experiences and delectable food” to the public.

WhereSee all restaurants here
When: Until August 28, 2022

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

The season of movies under the stars continues! The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) has a new series of programming this summer called Curtains Up!. The films 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. Check out the full movie schedule right here.

Where: See locations
When: Until August 28, 2022

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Let’s go to The Ex! The long-awaited return of The CNE in Toronto is finally here and this year’s attractions are being unveiled, including the all-new lineup of outrageously delicious eats!

The iconic late-summer carnival will take place until September 5. In addition to midway rides and games, attendees can always look forward to new attractions, wild food, fun rides, performances, and happy summer memories.

Where: Exhibition Place
When: August 19-September 5, 2022

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Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light

Travel back in time and experience Egypt more than 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibit in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light welcomes all to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and to hear the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife.

When: Until October 30, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge St – Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto

Toronto Cider Festival

Cider enthusiasts, there’s a festival coming to Toronto this week that’s just for you. The Toronto Cider Festival is returning this summer for two days of cider tastings, delicious food pairings, and live music to rock out to while you sip.

Award-winning artists and DJs will provide the soundtrack as you sip your way through the festival, snap photos in the photo booth, explore the interactive graffiti art show, and relax in the fire pit lounge.

Where: The Toronto Inukshuk Park, 789 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: August 26-27, 2022

Imagine Dragons: Mercury World Tour

Imagine Dragons are taking the stage at the Rogers Centre this Monday. If you can’t get enough of their catchy hits, you can snag your ticket and join the cheering crowd for what will surely be a memorable show!

Where: Rogers Centre
When: August 22, 2022


Get ready to take your fandom to new heights! There are so many stars set to appear at this year’s FAN EXPO, including cast members from Stranger Things, Star TrekLord of the RingsSons of Anarchy, and even the Harry Potter film series.

Finn Wolfhard and Joseph Quinn will be on-site interacting with fans and participating in a Q&A panel during the convention, which runs from August 25 to 28.

When: August 25-28, 2022
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Black Lagoon Pop-up Preview

It may not be spooky season yet, but it sure will feel like it at the Black Lagoon pop-up in Toronto this week. The Halloween bar that popped up in the west end last October is coming back to give the city an early taste of what to expect this year.

If you’re someone who loves an excuse to wear a costume, you’ll definitely want to pay this spot a visit on Tuesday, August 23.

Where: 875 Bloor St West
When: August 23, 2022


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 Sponsored Pick: Get your thrills at Niagara Speedway

Make new memories with some friendly competition at North America’s largest elevated go-kart track facility in Niagara Falls. Located at the top of Clifton Hill, the Niagara Speedway is dubbed a Mario Kart inspired racetrack. This Niagara Falls raceway is a marriage of traditional throttle powered go-karts with the added thrill of an elevated roller coaster style track, so grab your friends and get down there!

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

Union Summer

The city’s busiest transit hub is now busier in the best way possible. Toronto’s Union Summer is running until the end of this month, with a whole lineup of movie screenings, cuisine, dance parties, and entertainment offerings all summer long.

The market occupies a large space in front of Union Station with non-stop programming every day and into the late evening.

Where: 65 Front St West
When: Until August 28, 2022


The perfect opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe for fall & back to school is here – Style Democracy is hosting Joe Fresh’s first ever warehouse sale! Score up to 70% off thousands of items for the whole fam. We’re talking tops, bottoms, accessories, pj’s, and everything in between.

When: August 24-28, 10 AM to 9 PM on Thurs & Fri, 10 AM to 6 PM on Sat, 10 AM to 7 PM on Sun
Where: The International Centre – 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Cost: Free entrance & parking!