Another beautiful week is underway in Toronto and thanks to the gorgeous weather and endless things to do this week, we’re feeling positively peachy. This week is full of Pride Month parties, food-centric celebrations, arts and culture festivals, and outdoor cocktails. Intrigued? Let us fill you in.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Toronto this week.
Canada’s beloved pop sensation is coming back home again to Scotiabank Arena this week. This show is one of several rescheduled stops he’ll be making in the city this year — Bieber recently performed in Toronto back in March. Live music is finally back and what better way to celebrate than by singing your heart out to some JB hits?
Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: June 7 & 8, 2022
Food trucks, live music, midway rides, carnival games, mazes, and obstacle courses, all in one place! Foodalicious is taking over Downsview Park starting this Friday for a food-centric event like no other. Get ready to eat, drink, dance, and play the day away at this fun annual event.
When: June 10, 2022
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd
Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally in Toronto. This version of the world’s most award-winning play features an all-Canadian cast and it’ll bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage.
Featuring “spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces,” this show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!
Where: 244 Victoria St
When: Select dates
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Kick off Pride Month with a bang at this fierce and fabulous event. You’ll be delighted by old-school glam, drag, and ballroom beats, and be sure to wear your best fierce but reckless party look for the occasion. Especially if you want to enter the mini-ball and get a perfect 10 from the judges.
Where: El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave
When: June 8, 2022
A whimsical walkway has popped up in Toronto. The free outdoor pop-up, called The Colourway, is a series of rainbow arches made out of 5,000 recycled pool noodles. If you snap a photo of The Colourway, you’ll be given access to all kinds of deals and freebies at participating storefronts in the area, including free pizza, gym passes, clothing discounts, and more.
Where: 1479 Yonge St
When: Until June 24, 2022
This elaborate ode to Indigenous fashion, crafts and textiles is back with four runway shows featuring 25 designers, a marketplace, academic panels and workshops. So, in addition to appreciating Indigenous fashion, you can also learn about it and snag a few covetable pieces for yourself.
When: June 9-12, 2022
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Toronto’s waterfront has released its jam-packed summer programming and kicking things off is Canada’s first and only floating arts and culture festival running until September 5. “Performances will bring together songwriters, musicians, and other artists from all walks of life to deliver art and culture into the daily lives of Torontonians,” the description says. It’s not one to miss!
Where: 585 Queens Quay West & 1 Queens Quay West
When: Until September 5, 2022
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Get ready for 3 days of live music with the Niagara Falls Music Live event on June 9, 10, and 11. Check out 20+ venues with 50+ performances including Big Wreck, Texas King, The Mandevilles, and many more.
Where: See all venues
When: June 9-11, 2022
One of the most high-profile Toronto galas of 2022 is taking place this week, aiming to raise over $100,000 for infant congenital heart disease research and patient care at the Hospital for Sick Children. It’ll be attended by some of the most prominent figures in sports, media and entertainment, and will feature live music, a celebrity fashion show, an open bar, and a silent auction.
Where: Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Rd
When: June 10, 2022, 9 p.m.
A new spot to grab a cocktail has opened up in the heart of the city, but it’s not your average bar. Eataly’s new standing bar is located right on Bloor Street, so you can walk right up and order a drink. On the menu, you’ll find both classic cocktails like the Aperol Spritz and personalized varieties with a Build Your Own Gin & Tonic menu featuring 15 different gins, as well as wine, beer, and Italian bites.
Where: 55 Bloor St West
When: Daily, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.