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5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, June 29

DH Toronto Staff Jun 28, 2017 11:30 am 187

Get your long weekend started a day early, Toronto! Check out what’s happening in and around the city this rainy Thursday.

True North, Strong and Free: Canadian Citizenship in Toronto

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on this tour of downtown Toronto. The walk features engaging stories about key symbols of Canadian identity and notable figures who shaped Toronto’s diversity and built the country we know today. Each participant will receive a free copy of Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship study guide.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St West
When: June 29 at 6:30 pm

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone in Concert 

It’s time once again, muggles. Harry Potter will be taking over the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for the second night in Toronto. The Centre will be featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they perform a live score to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The performance will be conducted by Justin Freer, and is part of a global tour that has been enchanting crowds.

Where: The Sony Centre for The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: June 29 at 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in High Park

Toronto’s annual Shakespeare in High Park is back for another exciting summer and will be taking on two classics this year. This season’s performances will include Twelfth Night and King Lear, with all screenings starting at 8 pm.

Where: High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor Street West
June 29 at 8 pm

A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Studio Bar is hosting a tribute night to the one and only, Amy Winehouse.

Where: Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St West
When: June 29 at 8 pm

Bob Dylan on Screen

Hotly debated and lavishly praised upon its release in 2007, Todd Haynes’s Academy Award–nominated portrait of the many faces of Bob Dylan depicts an artist whose continual reinvention of himself also transformed the world around him. I’m Not There shuffles between six characters in separate storylines that represent the different facets of Dylan’s public persona (including poet, outlaw and rock n’ roll martyr), each brought to life by a brilliant actor like Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Christian Bale.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers, 506 Bloor Street West
When: June 29 at 8:30 pm

DH Toronto Staff

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