12 distanced things to do in Toronto this long weekend

Sep 3 2020, 7:55 pm

The Labour Day long weekend is almost here, and there are always things to do in Toronto while keeping physical distancing measures in check. So, if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a couple of things you can do to enjoy the first weekend of September.

Eats Night Market

Get those tastebuds ready because an international night street food and drinks fest is coming to Toronto next month. From September 5 to 6, Street Eats Market will be throwing Eats Night Market at Scarborough Town Centre in the area of Triton Road and Borough Drive.

When: September 5 to 6 – 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Scarborough Town Centre — 300 Borough Drive

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics drive-in viewing party

There are Toronto Raptors drive-in viewing parties this week for fans who are looking for a (safe) crowd experience during this very unique NBA season.

When: September 5
Where: Ontario Place — 955 Lake Shore Boulevard W
Tickets: Minimum $25 donation, purchase online

Pizza Fest Pop-up

A Pizza Fest Pop-up is coming this weekend, and you can get your hands on delicious pizzas from local restaurants, and some pasta too! You’ll be able to order takeout through their online ordering or dine-in where you can pick your day and what time. You also have the option to pay online for your food.

When: September 4 to 6
Address: 9300 Keele Street, Vaughan
Admission: Register online

Maria Bonita and the Band — Forró Live!

With its trademark charisma and infectious energy, a small formation of Maria Bonita and The Band perform original compositions and interpret the greats of classical forró dance music.

When: Sunday, September 6
Time: Starts at 4 pm
Where: Streaming
Admission: Free, sign up online

Love Child Social House – Indoor Beer Garden

One of Toronto’s King Street bars is turning into an indoor Beer Garden. Love Child has launched a new concept with a new pizza and drink menu, which can be found on their website, for customers to either dine-in or order for pick up. The indoor Beer Garden will run from Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 12 am.

Address: 69 Bathurst Street
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday – 5 pm till late

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

The Caribbean Food Market 

Toronto’s Caribbean Food Market well be here to give your tastebuds some enjoyment. You can enjoy Toronto favourites from sweets to savoury foods, with vegan options too! One day only from 11 am to 5 pm, you won’t want to miss out on this event.

When: September 5
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: STACKT Market – 28 Bathurst Street

The Big Show – Fork + Show

You’ll feel like you’re on vacation at “The Big Show” at Nuvo. This dinner and show combo will leave you feeling like you’re in the tropics. There are two menu options to choose from and tickets are limited. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in effect and masks must be worn in common areas.

When: September 5
Tickets: $39 or $49 plus tax, on sale here (includes dinner and show)
Where: 4749 Keele Street – Nuvo Toronto

Flava Fest

You can enjoy the taste of the Caribbean with delicious food this weekend. With music and games, keeping COVID-19 measures in place, Flava Fest welcomes all families to enjoy this long weekend with them. From 12 pm to 6 pm, Mainsha East Caribbean Restaurant will be hosting the event on Saturday, so be sure to get your tickets fast.

When: September 6
Where: 2950 Birchmount Road – Mainsha East Caribbean Restaurant
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Tickets: On sale here

Kanto Night 2020

This year, Kanto is throwing a 10-week festival, with different themes based on Philippine cuisines from regions all over the country. Every Friday night, you can enjoy the culture and tasty food the Philippines has to offer.

When: Every Friday night until October 16, 2020
Where: 2986 Dundas Street West
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm

Check out the pop-up mini-park at the CN Tower

Stop by the city’s most famous landmark and visit this “mini-park” while it’s still around. The park is made up of native trees and wildflowers such as a group of oaks, maples, cherries, poplars, willows, elms, and conifers, according to Victor Perez-Amado, assistant professor and project lead.

There are also wooden “pebbles” made out of cedar, which is used as rounded seating and plant structures that hold the wildflowers.

When: Until the end of summer
Where: CN Tower
Admission: Free

Get lost in this sunflower trail near Toronto

Squeeze in one last summer day trip to Laura’s Farm Stand, where you can venture through a sunflower field for free and take the best pictures. The farm is located in Cookstown, Ontario, just an hour away from Toronto. Over 80,000 sunflower seeds have been planted in two large fields, according to Laura Currie, the farmer behind the magic.

When: Until Monday, September 7
Time: 10 am to dusk
Where: 5590 Simcoe County Road 27, Cookstown
Tickets: Free

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