It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The long-awaited Civic Holiday weekend is finally here and we’re ready to kick our feet up and relax. But, that’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of very exciting things to do this holiday Monday in Toronto. Dance parties on the beach, electrifying concerts, epic attractions — you name it, our city’s got it!

Let’s dive right into the very best things to do this holiday Monday in Toronto and make the most of these dog days of summer.

October World Weekend: Young Money Reunion

OVO Fest is returning to Budweiser Stage this holiday Monday! Drake is hosting a Young Money reunion at Budweiser Stage featuring Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj. If it’s anything like years past, we’re in for an absolutely wild night.

Where: Budweiser Stage
When: August 1, 2022

Promise Cherry Beach

What better way to spend a summer holiday weekend than a dance party on the beach? This annual event has a fully-licensed beach bar and a stacked lineup of DJs ready to spin incredible tunes all day long. This popular Toronto event has been bringing good vibes to Cherry Beach for 22 years now, and this year is no different!

Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry St
When: August 1, 2022, 3 p.m. to 10:55 p.m.

Symphony in the Gardens at Casa Loma

Spend an enchanting evening in the gardens of Toronto’s historic castle while listening to the sounds of live music. This Monday, a big band show will take the stage with a nostalgia-filled set of Glen Grey, Glen Miller, Count Basie, and Tommie Dorsey hits.

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
When: August 1, 2022, 5 p.m. doors

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Weird Al Yankovic at The Danforth Music Hall

Fans of the hilarious parody artist Weird Al can see him live in concert this holiday Monday. His eccentric style and ridiculously funny songs will make for a very memorable night, that’s for sure!

Where: The Danforth Music Hall
When: August 1, 2022

The World of Barbie

If “Barbie Girl” by Aqua was, or still is, your theme song, there’s an immersive experience just for you. A 30,00 square foot, life-sized display called The World of Barbie is now open in the GTA, and here’s a sneak peek inside!

Visitors can walk through Barbie’s neighbourhood streets, step into a Barbie dreamhouse, sit inside a Barbie camper van and explore interactive rooms inspired by some of Barbie’s careers as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.

Where: Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here

Toronto Bob Marley One Love Experience

A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto and it’s a celebration of art, culture, and the pioneer of reggae himself, Bob Marley. Toronto’s Bob Marley experience will feature never-before-seen memorabilia and an experience that transports you to the Jamaican forest.

Described as a “unique multi-room exhibit,” the Bob Marley experience will feature six massive distinct spaces, each of which is dedicated to a different chapter of the musician’s life and legacy.

Where: 1 Yonge St
When: Various times

Lake Shore Inflatable Waterpark

Looking for a new summer, daytime adventure? Or perhaps a way to experience the lake in a new way? A new inflatable water park experience is open right in the city this holiday Monday and it’s the largest of its kind in Ontario.

According to the new waterpark, “you’ll be able to enjoy 2 full hours of water fun!  You’ll have a blast trying everything from teeter-totters to frog stomps, large slides, orbits, and more.”

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: Book your visit here


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Canada’s Wonderland & SplashWorks

Canada’s premier amusement park is open with new attractions, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Plus, SplashWorks has a brand new cliff-jumping attraction called Mountain Bay Cliffs, along with Canada’s largest outdoor wave pool, 17 water slides, and a Lazy River.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland

Wet n’ Wild

At a whopping 45 acres and featuring dozens of slides and attractions, this is one of the biggest water parks in Canada, not just Ontario. It features wave pools, adventure slides, vertical freefalling chutes, thrilling slopes, and slides with terrifying twists and turns.

Where: 7855 Finch Ave West, Brampton

Jónsi: Hrafntinna (Obsidian) at The AGO

If getting up close to a volcano is on your travel bucket list, what if we told you that you can do just that without leaving Toronto? The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)’s new exhibit called Jónsi: Hrafntinna (Obsidian) transports you inside a Nordic volcano eruption through light, sound, and smell.

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St West
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