We’re over halfway through July, and summer is flying by faster than we care to admit! All the more reason to advantage of the incredible things to do in Toronto this week.

Festivals, outdoor concerts, movies under the stars — you name it, our city’s got it. That’s the beauty of Toronto in the summertime.

Now get right into the very best things to do in Toronto this week and have yourself a good one.

Free Day Use at Ontario Parks

It’s coming back! Free day use at Ontario Parks is returning this Friday to give everyone a chance to enjoy our province’s top nature destinations at no cost.

On this day, there will be no charge for day-use visitation at all provincial parks (as long as they’re currently operating).

You’ll have until 10 PM to enjoy the parks with the complimentary pass that you’ll be issued when you arrive.

When: July 21st, 2023
WhereSee all provincial parks here

Summerlicious

Toronto’s beloved restaurant festival continues 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: July 7th to 23rd, 2023
Where: See all participating restaurants

Sponsored Pick — The Best Authentic Pizza in Toronto: Pizza e Pazzi

If you haven’t already tried this popular pizza joint, you have to add this to the list. Pizza e Pazzi is an family-run authentic italian restaurant that has been named ‘the best pizza in Toronto’, and let us tell you, it’s true. 

Verified by the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association, they meet the strict standards of authenticity and quality, and with their custom wood burning oven, their dishes are seriously so delicious. 

When: Mon – Thurs 4 pm – 10 pm | Fri  4 pm – 11 pm | Sat 12 pm – 11 pm | Sun 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: 1182 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON

Post Malone at Budweiser Stage

The one and only Post Malone is tearing up the stage in our city this week!

The beloved artist will treat audiences to what is sure to be an incredible show this Thursday at Budweiser Stage.

When: July 20th, 2023
Where: Budweiser Stage

Tirgan Summer Festival

The world’s largest celebration of Iranian arts and culture is taking place right here in our city this week.

Starting this week, Harbourfront Centre will come alive with dance, music, film, and fine arts of Iran.

The event will also feature kids’ programming, an artisan market, and a taste of Iran culinary experience.

When: July 20th to 23rd, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre

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Eataly Summer Taste-Around

Taste your way through Italy at this exciting guided culinary tour at Eataly.

Feast on all kinds of delicious bites like pesto trapanese pasta, fried mortadella & pistachio arancini and fig and ricotta bruschetta.

While you wander, you can sip on unique natural wines available at bars and counters throughout the market.

When: July 20th, 2023
Where: Eataly Toronto

Summer Music in the Garden

Toronto’s iconic music garden is hosting free live concerts throughout the summer and all are welcome to stop by.

The series presents 18 free concerts in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer, featuring a wide variety of musical styles from emerging and established artists.

When: Until August 27th, 2023
Where: The Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay West

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is officially back!

There are so many films to see this July and they will be played at Corktown Common and Christie Pits Park.

Films at Corktown Common are shown on Thursday evenings throughout the month, and at Christie Pits on Sundays.

Eats and treats will be offered as of 6 PM and the show starts at sundown at around 9 PM.

When: Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common

SummerSeries in Trillium Park

A summer-long event is back at Trillium Park and it’s free for visitors of all ages.

This park on the waterfront is the perfect spot to enjoy music, arts, wellness, and nature.

Featuring Ontario-based and international artists, this season’s program will feature cultural events, live musical performances, and outdoor yoga classes.

When: July 1st until late September 2023
Where: Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

TD Union Summer

Toronto’s busiest transit hub is hosting a summer-long lineup of free events and experiences this year.

Stop by for food, drinks, music, and a variety of activities in the heart of the downtown core.

From blues to salsa, Motown to movies, Union Summer has a little bit of everything!

When: Until August 28th, 2023
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West