Another beautiful week has arrived in our city and now’s the time to make every moment count. Summer here for a good time, not a long time, as we all know. With so many things to do in Toronto this week, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and experience the best of the city at the same time.
Let’s have ourselves a good week, shall we?
It’s the throwback concert of the summer! If you grew up listening to these iconic bands, you’ll definitely want to make your way to Budweiser Stage this Thursday for an evening of nostalgia. Get ready to rock out and make your teenage self proud.
Where: Budweiser Stage
When: July 14, 2022
Have you ever wanted to fall down the rabbit hole without all the complications that ensue from the Alice in Wonderland multiverse? Well lucky you because a brand new, immersive tea party experience has arrived on Yonge St.
Your ticket will come with a welcome cocktail, two Wonderland cocktails you’ll create yourself, and an ‘Eat Me’ cookie, plus activities and theatrical performances that’ll surprise and delight you throughout the 90-minute alternate reality experience.
When: Until October 6, 2022
Where: Thirty Six Knots, 1212 Yonge St
The season of movies under the stars is back! The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) has returned for a summer of FREE films. This Thursday, you can catch Best in Show at Corktown Common, where free movies will be played every Thursday for the rest of this month. Eats and treats will be available starting at 7 p.m., and the show begins at sundown.
Where: Corktown Common, 155 Bayview Ave
When: July 14, 2022, 9 p.m.
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Toronto’s historic Distillery District is hosting the ICFF Lavazza IncluCity Festival this July and has 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
The affordable fashion brand that has taken the world by storm is hosting its first-ever pop-up in Canada this July and lucky for us, Toronto is the chosen destination.
The event will showcase SHEIN’s fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products for the summer season, plus collections for men, kids, pets, and home. There will also be on-site manicure stations, giveaways, and deals.
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St
When: July 15-17, 2022, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Looking for a thrill? Experience the highest, most scenic, and exciting view of Niagara Falls from a helicopter with Niagara Helicopters or National Helicopters.
Where: 3731 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls
The Friends experience that has popped up in cities around the U.S. is coming to Toronto this week! The event has every element that would make any Friends superfan go crazy, including set recreations and original props and costumes.
You’ll get to dance in front of the fountain, step into the show and explore 12 rooms of set recreations, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch, and more.
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO store)
When: Opens July 14, 2022
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A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto and it’s a celebration of art, culture, and the pioneer of reggae himself, Bob Marley. Toronto’s Bob Marley experience will feature never-before-seen memorabilia and an experience that transports you to the Jamaican forest.
Described as a “unique multi-room exhibit,” the Bob Marley experience will feature six massive distinct spaces, each of which is dedicated to a different chapter of the musician’s life and legacy.
Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various times
No summer is complete without a day trip (or several) to Ontario’s provincial parks. And for one day only this July, you’ll be able to visit them for free.
Ontario Parks is launching a one-day celebration called Healthy Parks Healthy People this Friday, July 15. You’ll have until 10 p.m. to enjoy the parks with the complimentary pass that you’ll be issued when you arrive.
When: July 15, 2022
Where: See all Ontario Parks here
One of the summer’s biggest events is making a comeback this week. After a two-year hiatus, the Honda Indy Toronto is returning on July 15. Running until July 17, the popular weekend event requires tickets, which you can still buy online.
According to the event, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Sunday, July 17 again headlines the weekend filled with on-track and off-track activities.
When: July 15-17, 2022
Where: Exhibition Place