Yes, it’s warm. Yes, it’s sunny. And yes, we love it! Enjoy this weekend’s sunshine with one (or a few) of the events around the city.
Dragon Boat Race Festival
What: The 28th annual Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival takes place over a weekend, with almost give hundred athletes expected to take part. Head down to the Island to check out and cheer the teams.
Where: Centre Island
When: June 18 and 19
What: Canada’s Wonderland’s Kingswood Music Theatre will play host to Tobymac, Hawk Nelson, For King & Country, among others. Your tickets include park admission the day of the show.
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: June 18
Paddle the Rouge 2016
What: Paddlers take part in giving back to the community in Toronto’s East End.
Where: Rouge Beach
When: June 18 from 9 am to 5 pm
The Waterfront Artisan Market
What: A new event is taking place at Toronto’s shoreline presented by The Waterfront BIA and Toronto Market Company. Bringing together a mix of crafters, artisans, chefs, and bakers, this free event will take place over six weekends over the summer.
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, between Rees Street and Spadina Ave
When: June 18-19
The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
What: The all day festival celebrates the longest day of the year. The Junction Summer Solstice Festival features food, art, workshops, shopping and more.
Where: Dundas Street West and Keele Street
When: June 18
Luminato Neighbourhood Food Festival
What: Luminato takes over Front Street in front of Union Station for a free, two-day backyard party involving 15 restaurants!
Where: Front Street (inf ront of Union)
When: June 18 – 19
Taste of Little Italy
What: Torontonians descend to College Street for the annual celebration of Italian cuisine. Extended patios, music, and food will fill the neighbourhood until 1 am on Friday and Saturday night.
Where: College Street, between Bathurst and Shaw
When: June 19 to 21
Pride Walk: Discovering Toronto’s LGBTQ Heritage
What: Organized by Heritage Toronto, this walk goes through Toronto’s queer past and follow the footsteps of activists who struggled to find a place to call their own.
Where: Barbara Hall Park
When: June 18 at 1:30 – 3 pm
Yonge Loves Bike Rides
What: Join other Torontonians in a group ride through the city’s most famous street
Where: City Hall
When: June 18 at 2 – 5 pm
Live In Bellwoods
What: Free concert at Trinity Bellwoods Park that features Ten Kills the Pack, Mieke, Motherhood and more.
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park
When: June 18 at 2 – 6 pm
MEC Toronto Race Four
What: MEC Toronto’s fourth race of the year offers a 5K, 10K, and 21.1 k loops. Take part in the run or spectate and cheer for the city’s runners!
Where: Tommy Thompson Park, Leslie Spit
When: June 19
What: Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding is in Toronto for her Delirium tour.
Where: Air Canada Centre
When: June 19 at 7pm
What: Stars, music, and parties are heading this way soon. The award show formerly known as the MMVA’s is back with host Gigi Hadid, as well as headliners Alessia Cara, Nick Jonas, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Where: Much Music headquarters, 299 Queen St West
When: June 19