11 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: September 8 to 13

Sep 8 2020, 9:17 am

If you’re looking for something to do this week, we’ve got you covered. There’s a lot to see and do in Toronto with great (and safe) events across the city. Here’s a list of ideas that might catch your eye as you head on throughout the week.

Enjoy a comedy show on a pirate ship

Sail away at this stand-up comedy show right on a pirate ship. Three Toronto comics with will be lightening the mood and keeping you laughing all night long. Beer and Cider is available for purchase aboard the ship and seating is reduced to a physically distanced audience of 15 people. Masks are mandatory.

When: September 12 5:00pm EDT
Where: Toronto Waterfront
Time: Arrive between 4:45 pm – 5 pm, ends at 6 pm
Tickets: You can reserve your spot here

Drive-thru art exhibit: Van Gogh by car

Gogh by Car, a drive-in version of the visually-striking Immersive van Gogh art experience, has taken over the rarely-seen historic space of the Toronto Star’s former printing presses at 1 Yonge Street. Although the exhibit was scheduled to run through to June 28, tickets are still available until the end of September and into October. The expansive venue will be able to accommodate 14 vehicles per visiting time slot, and during that time, participants can park, turn off their engines, and enjoy a 35-minute show from inside their cars.

When: September 11-13, select dates available
Where: 1 Yonge St, Toronto
Tickets: Buy your tickets here.

Toronto Zoo Marketplace

The Toronto Zoo will be hosting a marketplace where you can check out some of the community’s local vendors, artisians and more. From 10:00am to 2:00pm every Saturday unitl October 10, you’ll be able to discover what the GTA has to offer.

Address: Lot 1 E section – 2000 Meadowvale Road.
Date: September 12
Hours: 10 am to 2 pm
Admission: Free! Donations accepted, parking is free.

Splurge at The Leslieville Flea


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The Leslieville Flea is back on September 13 where you can shop from a selection of handcrafted, vintage, and artisanal items. The market will be located at Ashbridges Estates grounds, where the health and safety of visitors and vendors, we will be at high importance, as physical distancing measures, as well as masks and sanitizer, will be required.

When: September 13 – 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Ashbridge Estate – 1444 Queen Street East

Mac and Cheese Fest

You can never get enough cheesy goodnesss! A Mac and Cheese fest is coming to Toronto this weekend. From September 12 to 13, Street Eats Market will be throwing The Mac+Cheese Festival at Scarborough Town Centre in the area of Triton Road and Borough Drive.

When: September 12 to 13 – 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Scarborough Town Centre — 300 Borough Drive

Explore delicious cuisine with Asialicious

Starting on September 11, over 100 different restaurants, hotels, cafes, bakeries, food courts, and more will take part in AsialiciousTO. This is is your chance to try Asian cuisine all over Toronto and the GTA where participating locations will have deals priced at $10, $20, and $30. The event is set to run until October and you can order take-out or delivery if dine-in isn’t your first option.
When: September 11 to October 11
Where: Various locations

Free Yoga classes in Trillium Park

Just before summer meets the end, FREE yoga classes are being offered at Trillium Park to Toronto residents until the end of September. Until September 27, Yoga in Trillium Park is offering free classes on Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 11 am.

Times: Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 11 am
955 Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Tickets: Eventbrite

Enjoy Sky Flower’s rooftop patio

If you’re looking for a new rooftop patio to check out this summer in Toronto, look no further. A new pop-up is blessing Toronto with some stunning views and a fusion menu for all palettes. Sky Flower, a new limited-time Toronto pop-up restaurant, opened on August 12 and will be running to Fall 2020.

Address: 292 College Street

Reservations: now available online

Feel like you’re on the beach at Gerrard Street Market


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Serving total beach vibes, a parking lot turned patio opened in Toronto, and it’s a must-visit before summer ends. In collaboration with several local restaurants, the Gerrard Street Market, located in the area of Gerrard Street and Jones Avenue is a new spot to try enticing foods and cold brews. The lot is covered in sand, beach chairs, and patio umbrellas to feel like you’re lounging on the beach.

Address: 1018 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

Hours: Thursday 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday 6 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm.

Winnie-the-Pooh at the ROM

This interactive Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition will make you relive your childhood again and reminisce with the characters. The ROM will be showcasing original sketches, manuscripts, letters, photographs and memorabilia. You’ll also be able to learn about the black bear from White River, Ontario that inspired the honey-loving, yellow bear that we’ve grown to love throughout the years. In order to provide a great experience, according to the ROM, “all touchables and interactives will be open for use and cleaned frequently with hand sanitizer readily available.”

Address: 100 Queens Park – Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
Dates: Now, until January 17, 2021
Tickets: Book your tickets here

Vaughan Int’l Film Festival

Enjoy international films from across the world including the USA, Italy, China, Syrian Arab Republic and Brazil. Tickets are available and some of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Nia Centre for the Arts.

Address: Interchange Park – 1 Commerce Street, Vaughan
Dates: September 11 – 13
Tickets: Book your tickets here

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