11 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: August 24 to 30

Aug 24 2020, 9:03 am

August is coming to a close, and what better way to enjoy the last full week of the month then by finding some awesome things to (safely) enjoy in Toronto.

We’ve got you covered this August 24 to 30.

Feast at a Caribbean cuisine pop-up

Toronto’s newest and delicious Caribbean cuisine pop-up is taking over a corner along the Queen Street West strip, and it’s going all-in with its authentic flavours. Miss. Likklemores prides itself in their family recipes, passed down from generation to generation, and the owners knew Toronto just had to try it.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1184 Queen Street West

“Sweet as Honey, Bright as Silver” by Meden Glas

Meden Glas (meaning “sweet as honey,” or conversely, “a silvery, metallic timbre”) is a sonic tour guide through Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Turkey, Italy, and Russia via the entrancing vocal styles, intricate rhythms and instrumental sounds of  their traditional music.

When: Thursday, August 27
Time: 7 pm
Where: Streaming
Admission: Free, register online

The Trews concert

You trewly don’t want to miss this show. Drive-in and tune in to this great live performance from the comfort of your car. Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s The Trews are appearing in Toronto this Friday.

When: Friday, August 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: OLG Play Stage — 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Admission: Tickets start at $70.25, available online

Colours of the World

Stay classy with a very cool art event at Twist Gallery. These artists are unafraid to step outside the box and challenge traditional ideas of art. See the bold and fearless creators’ works that catch the hearts of the viewers.

When: On until Saturday, August 29
Where: Twist Gallery — 1100 Queen Street West
Admission: Free, register online


Five Toronto-based fusion music specialists create new Canadian soundscapes that unite instruments from China, Korea, Japan and Syria.

When: Sunday, August 30
Time: 4 pm
Where: Streaming
Admission: Free, register online

Tim Hicks concert

We’ve got a hometown boy for you to enjoy, as Ontario’s Tim Hicks. Whether he’s performing with a full band or taking the stage solo with an acoustic guitar, Hicks impresses with his powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and no-frills onstage demeanour.

When: Sunday, August 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: OLG Play Stage — 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Admission: Tickets start at $70.25, available online

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

From now until August 30, residents are able to enjoy classic movies while gathering at Fort York in the evenings, ensuring that health and safety regulations are followed.
Capacity is limited to 100 people and tickets are still available for upcoming movies.

When: Now until Sunday, August 30
Time: Sundown, around 8:30 pm
Where: Fort York National Historic Site
Admission: Free, register online

Let’s go to the (virtual) EX

While the CNE is officially cancelled for 2020, there’s still a way you can enjoy the fun-filled event Toronto has loved for years, virtually. You’ll be able to enjoy some of the event’s most popular shows, delicious food recipes, music performances, and more. There will also be virtual rides, ghost walks, and even a look back at the history of the CNE Grandstand, Aerial Acrobatic and Ice Skating Shows, as well as President’s Choice SuperDogs.

When: On until Monday, September 7
Time: 8 pm
Where: Online

Take a ride on a new e-bike

Toronto has a fleet of new e-bikes kicking around the city as part of a pilot project, assisting you in pedalling to get around on these sunny summer days. According to the city, the e-bikes will allow riders to travel at a max of 25 km/h and can travel as much as 70 kilometres before needing a charge. Check out Bike Share Toronto for details.

Have a distanced drink on the water

Mariposa Cruises is offering a unique dining experience aboard its ship docked on Queen’s Quay. Ontario’s liquor laws have officially been adjusted to allow boat operators with liquor sales licences to temporarily sell and serve alcohol while their boat is docked.

Where: Queen’s Quay
Tickets: Start at $32, available online

Take a drive through the Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is now open and has introduced a new Scenic Safari. “Take a drive on the wild side” from the comfort of your own car. You can now safely take a tour of the Zoo by driving through the site.

Timed-tickets must also be purchased by zoo guests in advance. Facial coverings are required inside all buildings including the African Rainforest Pavilion and the Gift Shop.

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