11 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, August 5

Aug 2 2019, 4:36 pm

Guess what, Toronto? The weekend’s not over!

Soak up every last drop of that long weekend juice by enjoying the goings-on in the city today.

Concerts, sports games and food festivals are calling your name on this Monday, August 5.

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The Funhouse

What: Queen Street West is about to get a brand new immersive installation. And it’s going to be a houseful of fun. Toronto-based art collective Mondo Forma and Universal Music Canada are bringing The Funhouse to downtown. The immersive, experiential art maze, inspired by music and created in collaboration with some of Toronto’s most exciting artists, and will open this Saturday.

When: On now through to September
Time: Doors open at 10 am
101 Lisgar Street
Price: $28 general admission

UpMarket: The Floral Edit

What: For the second summer in a row, UpMarket returns to The Lane in Yorkville Village. Every Wednesday during summer, you can shop from a highly curated selection of local vendors offering handmade creations, gourmet foods, and unique gifts.

When: On now through August 28
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Lane, Yorkville Village
Price: Free to attend

The Office! A Musical Parody

What: In case you’ve already re-watched The Office for the umpteenth time on Netflix, you’ll soon have the chance to see your favourite paper company employees live on for another day. This summer, the off-Broadway performance, The Office! A Musical Parody is heading to Toronto for a four-week run at Mirvish’s CAA Theatre.

When: From July 30 to August 25
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm; Sunday evening, 7 pm
Where: CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street
Price: From $42

OVO Fest 2019

What: Drake’s ninth OVO Fest is back and returning to the Budweiser Stage this summer. The festival takes place on August 4 and 5, with B2K, Chingy, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Mario, Pretty Ricky, and Bobby V scheduled for the first day. Day 2 just features Drake right now, but as always, OVO Fest is full of surprises, so that list of artists is bound to increase during the Fest.

When: August 4 and 5
Time: 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage

Yoga in the Square

What: It’s almost time to get your stretch on. Because Yoga in the Square is officially returning to Yonge-Dundas square in June. The popular downtown Toronto hub is teaming up with lululemon for the second year in a row to bring the city free, weekly community yoga sessions.

When: On Monday’s now through September 2
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free to participate

Myseum and Duke Redbird present Eagle Drum Girl

What: As part of the Wigwam Chi-Chemung installation and Indigenous learning centre at Ontario Place this summer, Myseum and Duke Redbird host the third event instalment Eagle Drum Girl this month. Inspired by the teachings of Elder Dr. Duke Redbird, Young People’s Theatre will perform staged reading excerpts from Duke’s play Eagle Drum Girl. Following the performance, Duke will lead a talk on the original spirit of engagement and treaties between Indigenous nations and the Government of Canada.

When: August 5
Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, and South Marina, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: Free to attend

Rogers Cup

What: Toronto is the centre of the tennis world as the Rogers Cup returns for another exciting year of intense tennis matches.

When: August 3 to 11
Where: Aviva Centre: York University, 1 Shoreham Drive, Suite 100

Toronto Food Truck Festival

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What: The massive food truck rally is presented by Canadian Food Truck Festivals and is just one stop on a summer-long tour that includes events in Burlington, Pickering, Richmond Hill, and Brampton.

When: August 2 to 5
Time: Friday, 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday, noon to 10 pm, Sunday and Monday, noon to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Scarborough Rib Fest

What: Back for its 17th year, this east Toronto food fest is all about ribs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and more summertime essentials. Festival-goers can look forward to an all-day beer garden, daily karaoke competition, midway rides, and skill testing games.

When: August 2 to 5
Where: Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road, Scarborough

Museum of Broken Relationships

What: Described as a physical and virtual public space created with the intention of “treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions,” this museum is a massive reminder that no matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. If Monday feels tough and sticky, take yourself on a date to a place where diving into the sadness might actually make you feel better.

When: Until September 8, 2019
Time: The evening kicks off at 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay West
Price: FREE

Beach Day

Summer is in full swing, and today is a holiday! So we’ve gone ahead and lined up all the best beaches near Toronto that offer an ideal and quick escape from the city. Sure, we all know about the Toronto Island, Cherry Beach, and of course heading north to Wasaga Beach. But we’re here to tell you about 11 other beaches you can day trip to from Toronto that will blow your mind. Check out this list to learn more.

When: This holiday Monday, and the rest of the summer
Where: Beaches near Toronto