5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, August 9

Aug 8 2017, 5:56 pm

Happy Wednesday, Toronto! The sun has finally decided to stay for a few days, so here are some events worth checking out on this sunny Hump Day.

Yoga in St. James Park

Start off your Wednesday with free Yoga! There will be a free yoga class in St. James Park this afternoon.

Where: St. James Park, 120 King St E 
When: August 9 at 12 pm

In Conversation: Bill Nye

Unleash your inner nerd with everyone’s favourite science guy, Bill Nye. Hosted by Indigo, Nye will be in the city to discuss how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. Nye will also be signing copies of his new book, Everything All At Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem.

Where: Indigo Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin Street
When: August 9 at 7 pm

Kings of Leon

Nashville’s Kings of Leon are back. The boys, who have four Grammy Awards to their name, released their record WALLS in October 2016, and played the ACC in January. They’re back to play a summer show at the Budweiser Stage.

Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakehore Blvd West
When: August 9 at 7:30 pm


Up and coming American singer and songwriter from El Paso, Texas, is best known for his debut single “Location.” And he brings his vibes to Toronto this summer, and we’re pretty excited for this one.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
When: August 9 at 8 pm

Free flicks: Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle was the daughter of a British naval captain and an African slave who grew up to become a prominent abolitionist in late 18th century London – breaking barriers of race, class and gender. Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s breakout performance – ably supported by Sarah Gadon as Dido’s cousin Elizabeth Murray – makes this historical drama feel entirely contemporary. Watch it tonight for free!

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 9 at 9 pm

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