July has flown by in a blink, but we still have a full week to enjoy before we say hello to August. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Toronto this week, we’ve got you covered.
Night markets, movies under the stars, music in the park — take your pick, because our city’s got it all!
Here are the 11 best things to do in Toronto this week so you can make the most of these glorious late-July days.
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 Thursday, July 27th, you can see Top Gun: Maverick for free at the park. You don’t want to miss it!
When: July 11th and 27th, 2023
Where: Lakeside, Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave, North York
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
If you haven’t tried out this super popular pizza place yet, you absolutely have to add it to your must-visit list. Verace is a cozy Italian restaurant run by a family, and let us tell you, their pizza is hands down the best in Toronto. They’ve got the official stamp of approval from the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association, which means they meet all the strict standards for genuine and top-notch quality. Plus, they use a special wood-burning oven that adds an incredible flavor to their dishes. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed by how amazingly delicious their food is.
When: Mon – Wed 4 PM – 10 PM | Thurs/Sun 12 PM – 10 PM | Fri – Sat 12 PM – 11 PM
Where: 312 Lakeshore Rd E Oakville, ON, L6J 1J2
The Park at CIBC Square is showing free movies every week throughout the season.
This Thursday, 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: July 27th, 2023 at 9:30 PM
Where: 81 Bay Street
Due for a night out with a twist? Check out Invite Only: Essence of a Woman, a supper show series meant to put all senses to work through a blend of art and sensuality! A cast of diverse women mix traditional burlesque with modern-day cabaret, resulting in a cheeky yet classy production that identifies the feminine persona.
When: Thursday, July 27 at 8 PM
Where: Club Pro Adult Entertainment Lounge – 170 Doughton Road, Vaughan
Cost: starting at $73.21 – click here for ticket options
Get the party started! The one and only P!NK is rocking out at the Rogers Centre on Monday and it’ll be the best way to start your week.
Prepare to jam out to her iconic hits! Hopefully, she will treat us to a few of her iconic on-stage stunts too.
When: Until July 24th, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Where: Rogers Centre
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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 27th, 2023
Where: Corktown Common
Budweiser Stage is about to transform into a mini hip-hop music festival.
Legendary artists Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Too $hort will be hyping up the city at Toronto’s waterfront amphitheatre.
We can’t think of a more epic way to spend the final week of July.
When: July 26th, 2023 at 6 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage
This night market will feature over 100 vendors and show-stopping lion dancers. It will be a celebration of food, culture, and tradition under the night sky.
The event series is held in different cities throughout the summer, and this week, it will take place in Richmond Hill.
When: July 27th to 30th, 2023
Where: Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge Street
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
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