15 things to do in Toronto this weekend: July 8 - 10

Jul 7 2016, 4:41 pm

It’s another busy July weekend in the 6ix.

From food festivals to Noel Gallagher, we’ve got the heat of summer and a variety of city events to check out. Stay safe, and have fun out there!

Lovin’ Local Food Fest

Eat, drink, and enjoy the creations of some of Toronto’s best chefs, restaurants, food trucks, breweries and wineries, as well as take in live entertainment, and plenty of shopping opportunities.

  • Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East
  • When: July 9

Ontario Latin Arts Festival

The 5th annual Ontario Latin Arts Festival returns with three days of cultural festivities beginning today. The event features musicians, dancers, workshops in music, dance, film, literature and art as well as local artisan displays.

  • Where: The North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
  • When: On now until July 10

Future Routes

An awesome music event festival that highlights artists from around the globe who are forging a new path by extracting inspiration from traditional roots music and smashing stereotypes with bold and cutting-edge sounds.

  • Where: The North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
  • When: On now until July 10

Taste of Lawrence

The East end’s biggest food and cultural festivals returns this month. The annual Taste of Lawrence celebration takes place over the July 8 weekend, featuring local flavours, vendors and lots of family fun.

  • Where: Lawrence Avenue East, from Warden Ave to Birchmount Road
  • When: On now until July 10

Beaches International Jazz Festival

A festival that needs almost no introduction, the Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 28th year.

  • Where: The Beach Neighbourhood
  • When: On now until July 24

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Over 314 visual artists, performers and sculptures will be featured at the 55th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit this year. Also new this year, a beer garden featuring award winning Henderson Brewing.

  • Where: Nathan Phillips Square
  • When: July 8 to 10, 10 am to 8 pm


Celebrate African music and culture in the heart of the city.

  • Where: Woodbine Park
  • When: July 9 to 10

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival

One of Canada’s largest Latin-themed celebrations is Toronto’s TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, which takes place over three weeks and features music, food, dance and family events.

  • Where: St. Clair Avenue West, between Winona Drive and Christie Street
  • When: July 9 to 10


The multi-day Brickfête fan expo celebrates all that is lego is back. Run by volunteers, the July 9 and 10 fête features unique lego builds from international hobbyists.

  • Where: Delta Toronto East, 2035 Kennedy Road
  • When: July 9 to 10

TO Food Fest

More celebrations and more food await mid summer at the TO Food Fest.

  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Avenue East
  • When: July 9 to 10

Markham Rotary Ribfest

Ribs, food trucks, bands, kid zones, and plenty of beers. The annual Markham Rotary Ribfest returns this weekend!

  • Where: Outdoors at Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd
  • When: July 8 to 10

Senseless Music Experience

The Senseless Music Experience mixes music with tastes, scents and visuals to deliver a total sensory experience. Event headliners include Totally enormous extinct dinosaurs (DJ set), and Tube & Berger (DJ set). This event is 19+.

  • Where: Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
  • When: July 9, 2 pm

Bike Day at Evergreen Brick Works

Love the Brick Works? Bring your bike down for a full day of events this Sunday. Family friendly!

  • Where: Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
  • When: July 10, 10 am – 3 pm

Toronto Bastille Day

For the third consecutive year, the French national holiday is celebrated in Toronto as a popular and festive day. The final UEFA EURO 2016 game will be shown at 3 pm.

  • Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
  • When: July 10, 11 am – 8 pm

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Whether you loved or hated Oasis (we loved), The Gallaghers have always been some of rock’s most disliked brothers. But personalities aside, we can not help but love their music. Just us? Anyway, Noel is back on tour with his High Flying Birds. And considering he wrote 86% of Oasis songs, there are often surprises.

  • Where: TD Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. West
  • When: July 10, 8 pm