It’s an exciting time of year to be in our city! There are so many things to do in Toronto this week, from festivals to Indy Car races to movies under the stars.

We’ve got lots of events to get through, so let’s cut the chit-chat and dive right in.

Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Toronto this week. Enjoy, friends!

Taste of the Middle East Summer Festival

Celebrate Arabic music, art, culture, and cuisine at this summer festival.

The event will take place in Nathan Phillips Square starting this Friday and will feature food trucks, a bazaar, and entertainment.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

KIND Summer Fair

A cannabis festival is making its way to RendezViews this week!

The “ultimate park sesh” will transform the patio into an outdoor oasis with all kinds of products to try, music, lawn games, food and drink, a consumption zone, and a vibrant atmosphere.

When: July 11th and 12th, 2023
Where: RendezViews, 229 Richmond Street West

Sponsored Pick: FREE First Wax or Zap at Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar

Thinking of your next waxing or laser hair removal sesh can be a bit daunting, but hey! It doesn’t have to be. Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar is committed to making everyone feel welcome and empowered, ‘cause after all, “every body is a Foxy body”. And the best part? Your first wax or zap is on them at their Queen West location!

When: open Mon-Sat 8 AM to 8 PM, Sun 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar, 823 Queen Street W
Cost: FREE first wax or zap- click here for all pricing

Honda Indy Toronto

Racing fans, start your engines. The highly anticipated Honda Indy kicks off this Friday.

This year’s Honda Indy promises an action-packed weekend that you won’t want to miss.

The main event, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, will take place on Sunday, July 16th.

But that’s not all – there will be racing from various series, including the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, along with interactive entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, and plenty of family fun.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Exhibition Place

Sponsored Pick: Michael Kors Warehouse Sale

Score up to 70% off handbags, clothing, accessories & more at the first-ever Michael Kors Warehouse Sale in Canada! The Sample Sale Guys are bringing all the goodies- amazing deals included. Time to spruce up your wardrobe!

When: July 10-13, opening at 11 AM every day. Click here for closing hour info.
Where: Terrace Banquet Hall – 1680 Creditstone Rd, Concord

Halal Ribfest

A delicious event is on its way to Downsview Park and this year, it will be bigger than ever.

Indulge in delicious Halal BBQ, and enjoy a vendor market, live shows, music, giveaways, buskers, and a bouncy castle for the kids.

When: July 14th to 16th, 2023
Where: Downsview Park

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Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars is back at Toronto’s Downsview Park this year for its seventh annual event. And as always, you can watch some of the best new releases for free.

The beloved movie program kicks off this July and will take place lakeside, in between the Orchard Pavilion and the Lake inside the park.

This Tuesday, July 11th, you can watch The Super Mario Bros Movie!

When: July 11th, 2023
Where: Lakeside, Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave, North York

Sponsored Pick: Canada’s Ultimate Challenge

Have you ever thought about competing on a reality TV show? Auditions are open for season 2 of Canada’s Ultimate Challenge. Brave the physical challenges and daring obstacle courses for the chance to become a champion. Casting closes at 11:59 PM on July 23rd.

Movie Nights on The Park at CIBC Square

The Park at CIBC Square is showing free movies every week throughout the season.

Starting on Thursday, July 13th, movie lovers can gather at Toronto’s elevated park to enjoy a screening of the hilarious comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby starring Will Ferrell.

Movie-goers are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets to stay comfortable during the show. There will also be food and drinks available.

When: Weekly starting on Thursday, July 13th at 9:30 PM
Where: 81 Bay Street

Summerlicious

Toronto’s beloved restaurant festival is back.

This week, Summerlicious is offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 restaurants, giving diners a chance to support local businesses for a good price.

Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced from $20 to $55. As for dinners, they are priced between $25 and $75.

When: Until July 23rd, 2023
Where: See all participating restaurants