Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events June 4 to 10

Jun 2 2018, 1:59 am

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 4 to 10.

Saving Banksy Exhibit

What: Starting on Wednesday, you can see one of the most controversial and sought-after contemporary art pieces in the world: Haight Street Rat by notable anonymous British street artist, political activist and film director, Banksy. This free exhibit will be showcased alongside works by Los Angeles graffiti icon RISK and other local street artists to promote the importance and impact of street art.

When: June 6 to 11
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yorkville Village,136 Yorkville Avenue
Price: Free

Luminato 2018

What: The 12th annual Luminato Festival returns to Toronto this week. From June 6 to 24, the multi-arts and multi-platform event will take over the city for 19 days of free and ticketed programming. This year guests can look forward to an impressive lineup that fuses together arts and politics while highlighting contemporary issues such as human rights, diversity, and feminism.

When: June 6 to 24
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

Yonge-Dundas Square 15th Anniversary Block Party

What: Yonge-Dundas Square is hosting a massive block party this month to celebrate its 15th anniversary and everyone’s invited. On Friday, June 8, Much and E! host Tyrone Edwards will be emceeing this epic party which will feature a headline set from rock darlings The New Pornographers.

When: June 8
Time: 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free to attend

North by Northeast 2018

What: Taking place June 8 to 17, this year’s NXNE lineup features Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, and Big Freedig headlining the local music fest. The headliners will join emerging and other established artists throughout the weekend including U.S. Girls, TORRES, Sean Leon, Alx Veliz, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Kamikaze Girls, Nate Husser, and more.

When: June 8 to 17
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, and other venues
Price: Varies by event

World Naked Bike Ride Toronto

What: The annual World Naked Bike Ride returns to Toronto this June and will be rolling through downtown on June 9, 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 9
 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: It starts at Coronation Park (by the waterfront at the centre of the park; at the big Canadian flagpole.)
Price: Free

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