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20 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, June 10

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Ainsley Smith Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am 1,066

Just because the weekend has come to an end it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

In case you’re looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome events happening in and around the city this fine Sunday.

A Tavola

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What: This 19+ culinary event is devoted to modern-day Italian food and spans a whole weekend on the West Island at Ontario Place.

When: Now until June 10
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: West Island at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: $9

What: This all-day, youth-led festival will feature vendors, performance and showcase talent from VIBE Arts programming and Toronto artists at Toronto’s iconic Ontario Place.

When: Now until June 10
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Price: Free

The Mac + Cheese Festival

What: The festival has announced that it’s moving to the Milton Fairgrounds in 2018 and new this year – in addition to dozens of vendors – organizers are adding a midway complete with a Ferris wheel, carousel, bouncy castles, and carnival games, all free and unlimited with an all-access pass.

When: Now until June 10
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert Street, Milton
Price: Single day pass is $7, or $10 for the entire weekend when you register online. $10 at the door.

Swan Lake, Loch na hEala

What: Michael Keegan-Dolan, one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, is bringing his stylish Irish adaptation of Swan Lake, Loch na hEala, to Luminato. This production re-tells one of ballet’s best known and loved classics, interpreted to reflect Irish folk mythology and prominent social issues including the history of abuse in the Catholic Church and schools.

When: Now until June 10
Time: 2 pm to 3:15 pm
Where: Bluma Appel Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East
Price: From $50 to $94

Negroni Week

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What: Nearly 40 Toronto restaurants, bars, and cocktail lounges are participating by offering classic and innovative takes on the time-honoured cocktail. The official hub for festivities in Toronto is Superpoint Pizza where Campari will host Negroni Week activities including a gift shop stocked with limited-edition Campari art prints, t-shirts, branded bar tools, and patio parties (held on June 9 and 10) featuring guest bartenders from across the city.

When: Now until June 10
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating Toronto bars and restaurants
Price: Varies by location

RIOT

What: RIOT, from Ireland’s thisispopbaby, is Luminato’s “house show,” which runs most of the duration of the festival. It’s a bawdy cabaret of dance, drag, circus, spoken word, and comedy. RIOT features performances from one of the most well known drags queens ever Panti Bliss and also features the famed Lords of Strut, who were finalists on Britain’s Got Talent.

When: Now until June 16
Time: Numerous show times each day
Where: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front Street East
Price: From $39

North by Northeast 2018

What: Taking place June 8 to 17, this year’s NXNE lineup features Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, and Big Freedig headlining the local music fest. The headliners will join emerging and other established artists throughout the weekend including U.S. Girls, TORRES, Sean Leon, Alx Veliz, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Kamikaze Girls, Nate Husser, and more.

When: Now until June 17
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, and other venues
Price: Varies by event

At the Illusionist’s Table

What: Acclaimed Scottish illusionist Scott Silven hosts At the Illusionist’s Table, which is an intimate evening of fine dining and whiskey-tasting, interwoven with illusion, mentalism, and storytelling in a private dining room at Toronto’s historic Casa Loma.

When: Now until June 24
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 or 9 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Austin Room, Casa Loma
Price: $225 (Includes a three-course dinner by BlueBlood Steakhouse)

Luminato 2018

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What: The 12th annual Luminato Festival returns to Toronto this week. From June 6 to 24, the multi-arts and multi-platform event will take over the city for 19 days of free and ticketed programming. This year guests can look forward to an impressive lineup that fuses together arts and politics while highlighting contemporary issues such as human rights, diversity, and feminism.

When: Now until June 24
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

Pride Month Toronto 

What: Now celebrating its 36th year, Pride Toronto is back for another exciting month filled with plenty of fun. The heart of the celebration is in Toronto’s gay village but opportunities for entertainment can be found in LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants, and nightlife spots across the entire city.

When: Now until June 24
Time: Varies by day
Where: Events located throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

60 Years of Made in Italy

What: June marks Italian Heritage Month in Canada, which is the perfect time to celebrate the Italian community within our exceptionally diverse country. And Yorkville Village is hosting a world-renowned fashion exhibit, 60 Years of Made in Italy, into the heart of Toronto, just in time for the occasion.

When: Now until June 30
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Rd
Price: Free

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Admission is free

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

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What: This month, Manolo Blahnik and the Bata Shoe Museum will be joining forces, bringing the highly anticipated travelling exhibit Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes to Toronto.

When: Now until January 6
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm; Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Price: General admission is $14

Waterfront Artisan Market

What: Back for its third year in 2018, the Waterfront Artisan Market runs every weekend until the first week in October. The outdoor festival, presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre, will feature 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products.

When: June 10
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Portugal Day Parade

What: Come and show your Portugal pride by attending the 31st Portugal Day with a family-friendly parade that will run along Dundas Street between Lansdowne Avenue and Trinity Bellwoods Park.

When: June 10
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Dundas Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and Trinity Bellwoods Park
Price: Free to attend

Block Party in Support of SickKids

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What: This Sunday, you can enjoy a free family fun day at the Artscape Wychwood Barns that will feature inflatables, local food vendors, music, sports, arts and crafts, character appearances, a wildlife show and more!

When: June 10
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price: Free

Open Kitchen Toronto feat. Chef Elia Herrera

What: Chef Elia Herrera headlines this brunch-themed installment of Opek Kitchen Toronto, a collaborative dinner series aimed at showcasing and supporting the advancement of women in the culinary industry.

When: June 10
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Los Colibris, 220 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $85

Taste of Russia

What: Come and get a taste of Russian culture at this family-friendly event. Visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment, delicious food and drinks and plenty of astern-European cultural experiences.

When: June 10
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: Mel Lastman Square
Price: Free to attend

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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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