It’s a brand new week, Toronto.
Make the most it by checking out some of the awesome events happening throughout the city.
From a naked bike ride to a massive block party in the heart of Toronto, here are the top events happening in the city from June 3 to 9.
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What: Dundas West Fest kicks off the evening of June 7 with a night market of over 40 licensed patios, and local and international music, and continues on June 8 with food, games, vendors, arts, music, and dance.
When: June 7 and 8
Time: Friday, 6 pm to 12 am; Saturday, 10 am to 12 am
Where: Dundas Street West
Price: Free to attend
What: North America’s largest Mac and Cheese-focused food festival is returning to Toronto this week. Get ready to try concoctions created by celebrity chefs, talented cooks, and innovative entrepreneurs all weekend long.
When: June 7 to 9
Where: Roundhouse Park, Toronto
Price: Free admission
What: Canada’s premier music and gaming festival, NXNE, is returning to the city for ten days starting this week. From June 7 to 16, festival goers can look forward to more curator and club shows, and an extended festival village that will include four stages for live performances. This year’s ‘Club Land’ and ‘Festival Village’ will offer guests an impressive mixture of globally recognized and emerging hip-hop, indie rock, and pop performers at 20 of the top music venues in the city.
When: June 7 to 16
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Wristbands cost $29
What: The 13th annual Luminato Festival returns to Toronto this week. From June 7 to 23, the multi-arts and multi-platform event will take over the city for 17 days of free and ticketed programming. From a larger-than-life mirrored maze and provocative new work by one of Canada’s most renowned puppet masters to a massive choral event along Toronto’s waterfront and the North American premiere of a reimagined dance classic, Luminato will host over 165 Canadian and international artists.
When: June 7 to 23
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event
What: The annual World Naked Bike Ride returns to Toronto this June and will be rolling through downtown on Saturday, June 8, giving you the perfect excuse to strip down. Each year, World Naked Bike Ride protests car culture, the pollution cars make and use of non-renewable energy like oil.
When: June 8
Time: Ride begins at 1 pm
Where: It starts at Coronation Park (by the waterfront at the centre of the park; at the big Canadian flagpole.)
What: Get your bhangra moves ready because desiFEST is back for its 13th year at Younge-Dundas Square. Canada’s premier South Asian urban music festival is a free event that will feature a collection of artists from Canada, Pakistan, India, Pakistan, Australia, and Singapore.
When: June 8
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square