Can't miss Toronto events of the week: June 17 to 23

Jun 15 2019, 3:43 am

Not sure what’s happening in your hood this week? No problem!

We’ve scoured the web and rounded up the top things to do in Toronto this week so you won’t have to.

From the Raptors championship parade and celebration to the return of the Stop’s Night Market, here are the top events happening in the city this week.

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Raptors Championship Parade

What: The Toronto Raptors just won their first-ever NBA championship. And to celebrate Thursday night’s victory over defending champs the Golden State Warriors, the City of Toronto will be hosting a downtown parade and fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday.

When: June 17
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: The parade will depart from the Princes’ Gates, located at 11 Princes’ Boulevard, before proceeding east on Lakeshore Boulevard to York Street, north on York Street and north on University Avenue before entering Nathan Phillips Square via Queen Street

ROM 3rd Monday Nights Free

What: On 3rd Monday Nights Free, ROM guests will be able to explore the museum’s galleries and collections, free of charge. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the museum’s 40 permanent galleries.

When: June 17
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Price: Free to attend

The Atelier Collective

What: For one day only, Evergreen Brickworks will be transformed into a conference celebrating the best in the business, where industry leaders can share their stories, advice, and strategies. Lifestyle expert Jillian Harris and stylist Jessica Mulroney are the conference’s keynote speakers, in addition to an incredible roster of inspirational speakers and panellists.

When: June 18
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue

The Stop’s Night Market

What: The Stop’s Night Market is back for the 2019 festival season. Taking place over two evenings in June, the annual event will transform a section of the city into a vibrant open-air marketplace, populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars.

When: June 18 and 19
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street
Price: $125

All-Star Gala in support of SickKids

What: The fifth annual All-Star Gala in support of SickKids will see 1,250 celebrities, young professionals, and pro athletes come together for a glamorous night hosted by the beloved voice of the Raptors, Jack Armstrong. Guests can look forward to an open bar, silent auction, and live music from The Reklaws and Matisse, plus top DJs to keep the party going well past midnight.

When: June 21
Time: 8:30 pm to 2 am
 Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Rd.
Price: From $125

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

What: The Junction Summer Solstice is not only the largest event of its kind in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, it’s also a great chance for locals and visitors alike to explore everything the unique area has to offer. This block party allows visitors to enjoy local restaurants and businesses as they set up on the street for a once-a-year opportunity.

When: June 22
Time: 12 pm to 12 am
 Dundas Street West from Quebec Avenue to Indian Grove
Price: Free to attend

Pride Parade

What: Costumes, choreography, and colour! Stand loud and proud with more than 120 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. There will be unforgettable performances, floats, marchers, and all the glitter you can handle.

When: June 23
Time: 2 pm
Where: The parade begins at Bloor and Church, South on Yonge Street to Yonge and Dundas Square
Price: Free

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