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14 things to do in Toronto this weekend: June 25 to 26

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 24, 2016 6:31 am

It’s the weeeeeekend!

And it’s supposed to be a hot one. Keep cool, and have some fun at one of Toronto’s many events taking place this weekend.

And as always, stay hydrated.

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TD Toronto Jazz Festival

The TD Toronto Jazz festival is underway and runs through to July 3. With shows happening all over the city, make sure to pop through and get your groove on.

Where: Various venues
When: On until July 3

Shakespeare in the Ruff

We love Shakespeare, and there’s more Shakespearean inspiration at Shakespeare in the Ruff. Site-Specific comedy using Shakespearean text and female poets.

Where: Walter Saunders Park
When: On until June 26

Nuit Rose Light Parade

Back for its third year, Toronto’s annual queer art and performance festival returns as part of Pride Month. Nuit Rose, which begins at sunset, is all about wearing or carrying light-emitting objects. The parade begins at Norman Jewison Park, and will include free lantern-making workshops.

When: June 25 at 9 pm
Where: Norman Jewison Park – 13 Isabella Street

Summer Pet Fest

Canada’s largest pet festival takes place this weekend at Downsview Park. From exhibitors to lots of pet friendly attractions, this is one fest for all the family, especially our furry ones.

When: June 25 to 26
Where: Downsview Park – 35 Carl Hall Road

Trinity Bellwoods Bingo

Just when it couldn’t get better, there is now Bingo at Trinity Bellwoods Park. All about your favourite cliches, and fun in the sun.

When: June 25, 12 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park – 790 Queen Street West

Taste of Toronto

Toronto’s tastiest restaurant festival is back, showcasing the city’s finest restaurants. Twenty of the city’s hottest chefs will be serving up 54 delicious dishes.

Where: Garrison Common at Fort York – 250 Fort York
When: On until June 26

Taste of Asia

Each summer, Markham celebrates Taste of Asia, a mix of cultural performances, awesome food, sports, and much more. The free event is family friendly.

Where: Kennedy Road, just north of Steeles Avenue E
When: June 25 to 26

Fitz & The Tantrums

The “Out of My League” band is back in Toronto for an almost-sold-out show this weekend.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall – 147 Danforth Avenue
When: June 25 at 7 pm

Stranded! In Christie Pits

Starting this weekend, and over the course of nine evenings throughout the summer, the Christie Pits Film Festival is offering an awesome programme showcasing the diverse range of visionary filmmakers.

Where: Christie Pits Park – 750 Bloor Street West
When: June 26 at sundown

Sandcastle Building Competition

The 10th Annual Sandcastle Building Competition is back on Sunday. Team builders are to arrive any time, with the deadline of 3 pm for teams to complete their designs.

Where: West of the Summerville Pool, Ashbridges Bay Beach – 1681 Lake Shore Boulevard
When: June 26, 9 am to 3 pm

Gatsby Garden Party

The Gatsby Garden Party is back, and the celebration goes on for two full days this year. Although the event is sold-out, we are looking forward to this! And keep an eye out for the next 1920’s mansion festivities.

Where: Spadina Museum – 285 Spadina Road
When: June 25 to 26

Promise Cherry Beach

A DJ series at Cherry Beach taking place on weekends this summer.

Where: Cherry Beach, Unwin Avenue
When: June 26,  3 to 9 pm

Pedestrian Sunday’s in Kensington Market

The 13th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this summer. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping – basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

Where: Kensington Market
When: Last Sunday of the Month until October

An Evening with George Takei

One of the most engaging speakers in the world is in the 6 as part of Pride Toronto’s innovative Queer Icon series. Giving a lecture of a lifetime, George Takei will also take questions at a Q&A. Tickets start at $25.

When: June 26 at 7 pm
Where: Ryerson Theatre – 43 Gerrard Street East


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