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Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events June 18 to 24

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Ainsley Smith Jun 15, 2018 5:00 am 731

It’s the start of a new week, which means it’s time to start filling your next seven days with things to do.

And to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the great things happening in the city, we’ve rounded up the top events taking place for you.

Open Roof Festival

What: Open Roof Festival will be back for its ninth season this June, and the festival has announced it’s relocating to a new venue. Starting June 20, Open Roof Festival will feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks, every Wednesday until August 22. The venue is moving from Sudbury Street to Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle near the new site of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

When: Begins June 20 and runs until August 22
Time: Musical guests perform at 8 pm nightly while screenings commence around 9 pm
Where: Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle (the lot adjacent to 158 Sterling Road)
Price: $15

Movie Night in Liberty Village Park: Black Panther

What: Don’t worry if you still haven’t seen Black Panther in theatres yet (even though you totally should have by now, BTW), you’ll be able to see it at a free outdoor screening this June. That’s right, you’ll have the chance to see one of the highest grossing films of all time for FREE at an epic movie night under the stars.

When: June 22
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Liberty Village Park, 70 East Liberty Street
Price: Free

The Wine & Spirit Festival

What: Toronto’s Wine & Spirit Festival kicks off the first official weekend of summer with cocktails, wines, beers, and ciders on the waterfront!

When: June 22 and 23
Time: Friday, 5 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: From $23

Taste of Asia

What: This night market is billing 150 exhibitor booths along with “dazzling cultural performances, culinary artists, iconic celebrities, dignitaries, sports fans, artisans, and food connoisseurs.”

When: June 22 to 24
Time: Friday, 7 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Kennedy Road just North of Steeles Avenue East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

What: The Junction Summer Solstice is not only the largest event of its kind in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, it’s also a great chance for locals and visitors alike to explore everything the unique area has to offer. This block party allows visitors to enjoy local restaurants and businesses as they set up on the street for a once-a-year opportunity.

When: June 23
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where:
 Dundas Street West from Quebec Avenue to Indian Grove
Price: Free to attend

Pride Parade

What: Costumes, choreography, and colour! Stand loud and proud with more than 120 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. There will be unforgettable performances, floats, marchers, and all the glitter you can handle.

When: June 24
Time: 2 pm
Where: The parade begins at Bloor and Church, South on Yonge Street to Yonge and Dundas Square
Price: Free

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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