17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, July 28

Jul 26 2019, 8:05 pm

Don’t worry if you haven’t made any Sunday plans yet, we’ve rounded up all the top events happening throughout the city to make deciding what to do that much easier.

Today’s top events include food and drink festivals, family-friendly events, and much, much more.

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Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Toronto's Festival of Beer

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What: Hosted by the Beer Store, Toronto’s Festival of Beer is home to over 60 brewers featuring more than 300 brands from all over the world. Also to enjoy is quality live music that includes acts like Ja Rule and Ashanti.

When: On now until July 28
Where: Bandshell Park Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd
Tickets: Available online here

Richmond Hill Ribfest

What: Admission is free to this three-day outdoor event that features pro rib teams cooking and competing for various “Best” titles. Joining the fun, look forward to live entertainment, a marketplace, beer garden, and midway.

When: On now until July 28
Time: Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park
Price: Admission is free

Jam Cereal x Convenience

What: If you’re one with a sweet tooth and a soft spot for nostalgia, this upcoming pop-up was made for you. Jam Cereal is set to arrive at Convenience this weekend, and they’re bringing mouthwatering cereal milkshakes along for the ride.

When: On now until July 28
Time: Sunday, noon to 8 pm
Where: Convenience – 1184 Queen Street West

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Bar Aperol


What: Bar Aperol will be selling Aperol Spritz’s and serving alongside an Italian aperitivo food menu by the Cheese Boutique, and coffee and espresso by Lavazza. Those looking to enjoy an aperitif but don’t want to consume alcohol, Crodino, the Italian non-alcoholic aperitif will be available.

When: Open for the month of July, four days a week (Thursday to Sunday)
Time: Thursdays and Fridays, 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1030Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Union Summer Market

What: The open-air market situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station returns to the city this summer. The outdoor marketplace promises to “showcase the best of Toronto’s eclectic culture, talent and spirit with a curated mix of local food vendors and entertainment.”

When: On now until August 3
Time: Monday to Wednesday, 11 am to 9 pm; Thursday to Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Union Station – 65 Front Street West
Price: Entry is free

The Funhouse

What: Queen Street West’s newest immersive installation is a houseful of fun. Toronto-based art collective Mondo Forma and Universal Music Canada are bringing The Funhouse to downtown. The immersive, experiential art maze, inspired by music and created in collaboration with some of Toronto’s most exciting artists, and will open this Saturday.

When: On now through to September
Time: Doors open at 10 am
101 Lisgar Street
Price: $28 general admission

Shakespeare in High Park

What: The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare returns for the summer and will run until September 1. The long-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 37th year and takes on two classics this year. This summer’s plays include the comedic tale of love and desire, Much Ado About Nothing, and the timeless story of morality and power, Measure For Measure.

When: Tuesday to Sunday, July 4 to September 1
Time: All performances begin at 8 pm
Where: High Park Amphitheatre
Price: Tickets are pay-what-you-can

Summer Music in the Park


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What: This summer, head to Bloor-Yorkville and snag a seat by the ‘big rock’ and enjoy some incredible live music that ranges from jazz to traditional Cuban, Greek, and Celtic.

When: On now through September 7 (Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Time: Fridays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Saturdays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Sundays (only in July and August), 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Village of Yorkville Park, Bellair and Cumberland streets
Price: Free

Mimicosa Brunch Event

What: Mimosas meet Mimico at ‘Mimicosa’, Scaddabush Mimico’s weekend brunch event. Guests are invited to pull up a chair and enjoy sweet and savoury brunch favourites made from scratch, live music, and delicious mimosas all weekend long. Guest can also enjoy Mimicosa’s drink specials including $5 mimosas or build your own with a bottle of bubbly paired with fresh juices and fruit.

When: July 28
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Scaddabush Mimico, 122 Marine Parade Drive
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Jazz it Up in Kew

What: You can enjoy two free days of incredible jazz music and festivities in one of Toronto’s most well-known botanical parks, Kew Gardens, this weekend. Building on the event’s inaugural year in 2018, this year’s installment of Jazz it Up in Kew aims to support local business and artists by offering a peaceful summer backdrop in which locals and visitors can spend time with family and loved ones in the park and, of course, enjoy top-class jazz music.

When: July 28
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Kew Gardens
Price: Free to attend

The Distillery District Sunday Market

What: If you’re looking to splurge on some tasty treats, hit up this market happening every Sunday until the end of September. Vendors selling cured meats, organic preserves, ready-to-eat treats, and handmade gourmet chocolates are just some of the things you can feast on. And of course, you’ll be able to shop for all sorts of artisan crafts.

When: Every Sunday through September 29
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free admission

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

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What: The 16th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this over the coming months. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping, basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

When: July 28
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Price: Free

Momo Crawl TO

What: The annual one-day event is promoted through the sale of a passport and entitles participants to 10 meat or veg momos from local Tibetan and Nepalese restaurants in the neighbourhood.

When: July 28
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Participating restaurants in Parkdale

Music in the Park

What: The Beach Village BIA presents the third annual summer Music in the Park Series. The series takes place in Kew Gardens in the Alex Christie Bandshell, in the heart of The Beaches. The series has been carefully curated to feature some of the Toronto and Canada’s best performers, spanning multiple genres.

When: Every Sunday in July and August
2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Kew Gardens in the Alex Christie Bandshell
Price: Admission is free

Summer Music in the Garden

What: The Summer Music in the Garden concert series will kick off in honour of the Toronto Music Garden’s 20th anniversary, and will feature 18 free concerts of classical, traditional and world music, including a concert on August 25 that will feature the Music Garden’s “theme song,” Bach’s Suite no. 1 in G Major for solo cello.

When: July 28
Time: 4 pm
Where: 479 Queens Quay West
Price: Free to attend

Yoga Classes at The Bentway

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What: You’ll be able to balance yourself out every week at The Bentway’s free yoga classes this summer. The weekly yoga classes are run by Tribe Fitness and go every Sunday from mid-June to the end of August. Just remember to bring your own mat!

When: Every Sunday until August 25
Time:  7 pm to 8 pm
Where: 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free, but you must bring your own mat