It’s the final weekend of June and we’re just a few days shy of the long weekend. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time to be in our city, and the number of things to do in Toronto this week says it all!

Between movies under the stars and festivals galore, we’re about to fill your agenda with some incredible events.

Let’s get right into the very best things to do in Toronto this week. Enjoy!

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

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

There will be 21 films to see this summer and they will be played at four public spaces around the city — Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and Christie Pits Park.

The season is kicking off with five nights of free movies at Fort York National Historic Site and the last night is this Monday, June 26th.

Eats and treats will be offered as of 7 PM and the show starts at sundown at around 9 PM

When: Until August 27th, 2023
Where: Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and Christie Pits Park

Q107 Canada Day Weekend

Toronto’s rock station Q107 is throwing a rock n’ roll bash for Canada’s birthday, and the fun begins this Friday!

The Q107 Canada Day Weekend will be free to the public and it’ll feature a stacked lineup of rock and roll tribute bands.

It wouldn’t be a Canada Day festival without some grand finale fireworks, and the high-altitude light show will be set to a “live” set of amazing rock music.

When: June 30th, 2023 & July 1st, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

ROM After Dark: Be Yourself

The ROM’s iconic after-dark party returns this Friday and if you haven’t been before, this month is the perfect time to check it out.

This edition of ROM After Dark is “an end-of-Pride month extravaganza, with an incredible line-up of live performances, pop-up interactives, games, art, and a vibrant dance floor,” says the museum.

When: June 30th, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

TD Toronto Jazz Fest

The TD Toronto Jazz Fest is now on until July 2nd, with a stellar star-studded lineup including legendary hip hop and R&B singer Ashanti.

The beloved music festival will take over Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area with 10 days of free outdoor programming. And on top of that, a selection of ticketed concerts featuring the best of the best in musical acts.

Other acts include Juno Award-winning singerJully Black, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock and Geroge Benson.

When: Until July 2nd, 2023
Where: See full schedule

Harbourfront Centre Opening Weekend

Locals will be treated to an entire lineup of free concerts at the Harbourfront Centre on Canada Day weekend to kick off their summer programming.

Starting on Friday, Harbourfront Centre will be kicking off its summer season of programming.

The fun begins with a long weekend lineup of shows from incredible headliners, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and JUNO award-winning rock band The Strumbellas.

When: June 30th to July 3rd, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre (Concert Stage & Stage in the Park)

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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

LL Cool J: The F.O.R.C.E. Live

The one and only LL Cool J is hitting the stage at Scotiabank Arena this week.

Join this legendary rapper for an exciting night in our city full of his most beloved throwback hits. Mama said knock you out!

When: June 29th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Swim at Toronto outdoor pools

It’s finally that time! Toronto outdoor pools are opening for the summer and locals are invited to swim to their heart’s content.

Starting on June 30th, all City-run outdoor pools will operate on full schedules from Monday to Sunday until the first weekend of September.

Leisure swimming, lane swimming, and water play activities are free for visitors of all ages.

Where: See all outdoor pools here

TD Union Summer

Toronto’s busiest transit hub will once again host 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 will have a little bit of everything!

When: June 27th to August 28th, 2023
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West

Cheers to happy hour deals

After a long workday, nothing feels better than a round of cheap drinks with friends. Thankfully, there are plenty of bars and restos with happy hour deals in Toronto that are sure to put a smile on your face after a hard day’s work.

From $2.75 drinks to $3 tacos, these daily specials are guaranteed to satisfy.

What better time to give these deals a try than the start of patio season?

Where: See Toronto’s best happy hour deals