This might just be the most exciting weekend of the year so far in our city. Between Pride festivities, outdoor concerts, food fests, and block parties, there’s practically no limit to the fun things to do in Toronto this weekend.
The vibes in our city are nothing short of immaculate right now, and we’re enjoying every moment of it.
We know you’re ready to get out there and explore, so without further delay, here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend.
Have fun and stay safe, friends!
Get ready to be part of the massive annual parade with over 200,000 marchers, and an estimated 2.4 million spectators this year.
The parade will begin at Bloor and Church Street, and head down Yonge Street before turning right on Dundas West and ending at Nathan Phillips Square.
Nathan Phillips Square will have a “super-size” Main Stage and Beer Garden. Music, performances, and celebration will continue throughout the night!
When: June 25th, 2023 from 2 PM to 7 PM
The legendary annual Wood Street Block Party returns this weekend.
Experience the electrifying energy of Toronto’s Village, non-stop music, fun, and good vibes all weekend long.
Put on your brightest look and get ready to dance the day away!
When: June 23rd from 7 PM to 11 PM, June 24th & 25th from 1 PM to 11 PM
Where: Wood Street and Church Street, Toronto
Ready for a transformative spa experience? Then you’ve gotta check out Miraj Hammam Spa! You’ll be blown away by everything from their personalized treatments, to their stunning lounge and pool areas, to the thoughtful post-treatment snacks.
Where: Shangri-la Hotel Toronto – Fifth Floor, 188 University Ave
Green Space Festival is back in Toronto for Pride Month and it’s a free, all-ages dance party where everyone is welcome.
The best in drag and DJ talent will provide the entertainment and soundtrack for the four-day event, which will run from June 21st to 25th.
The dance parties are described as “the best alfresco parties with enticing music, queery performances, delicious food and drinks, and a whole lot of love.”
Where: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St
When: June 21st to 25th, 2023
Lights, camera, Brampton On Stage! Their June to December 2023 lineup of epic events is here, and there’s something for everyone. From full-scale theatre productions, to comedy shows, to live concerts, this year we’re celebrating the city’s diverse roots and incredible local talent.
When: click here for the full event schedule
Where: shows will be across 4 theatres in Brampton and local parks and venues
Cost: tickets range from $10 to $49
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A massive morning dance party is coming to Trillium Park this weekend!
The 1,500-person event will feature movement, dance, breathwork, non-alcoholic sips, tasty bites, and great vibes.
Toronto’s wellness hub Othership will lead breath and movement, followed by an epic dance party featuring world-class DJs and performers.
When: June 24th, 2023, 9 AM to 12 PM
Where: Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Cost: $52.35 per person
Toronto’s beloved summer tradition of free movies in the park is officially back! Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) is now underway.
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 until 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
The Sunday street parties we know and love are back at Kensington Market.
Pedestrian Sundays is returning for its second edition this season on Sunday, June 25th and will continue well into the fall.
The sounds of live music and smells of street food will fill the air and visitors will be treated to live performances, entertainment, art showcases, and displays from local creators.
When: June 25th, 2023
Where: Kensington Market
The TD Toronto Jazz Fest is back from this Friday, June 23rd to 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: June 23rd to July 2nd 2023
Where: See full schedule
Get ready to shop till you drop at the LUXURY DESIGNER SALE hosted by NowThis Magazine! This weekend, head over to the International Centre Hall 3 in Mississauga to snag deals of up to 85% off on designer brands like CHANEL, YSL, GUCCI, VALENTINO, MOSCHINO, and more! Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and bags are all up for grabs. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to elevate your style game without breaking the bank!
When: Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25
Where: International Centre – Hall 3 – 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Canada’s largest Asian festival returns to Markham this Friday, bringing together some of the best food vendors around the GTA.
For three full days of cultural events, family-friendly attractions, and of course, food, Taste of Asia will take over Markham starting June 23rd.
With over 300,000 visitors and over 150 different food stalls, you can expect an exciting and high-energy event that celebrates harmony, cuisine, and culture.
When: June 23rd to June 25th, 2023
Where: Kennedy & Steeles, Markham