23 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, July 15

Jul 13 2018, 11:10 pm

If you’re looking for something to do other than brunch this afternoon, check out these awesome events happening throughout the city.

Honda Indy Toronto

Honda Indy


What: It’s about to get fast and furious in the city as Honda Indy returns. This year’s event features a jam-packed weekend full of exciting races. Watch as the biggest race-car professionals in North America compete for the championship in the Verizon Indy Car Series.

When: Now until July 15
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets start at $40 for adults

Fun Food Festival

What: A brand new circus-themed food festival is set to debut at the Woodbridge Fair Grounds this July. Taking place just north of the city, from July 13 to 15, the event is simply titled the Fun Food Festival and as its name suggests, the three-day festival is billing all-ages fun and street food!

When: Now until July 15
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Woodbridge Fair Grounds, 100 Porter Avenue, Vaughan
Price: Admission is $10

2018 Masters Indigenous Games

Masters Indigenous Games

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What: These inaugural games provide Indigenous adults with the opportunity to compete against their peers in a variety of contemporary and traditional sporting activities at Toronto’s Downsview Park.

When: Now until July 15
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd
Price: Free to attend

Vaughan Pizza Fest

What: Pizza, music, and beer! The triple threat is the premise for this massive food festival taking place just north of Toronto this summer. Vaughan Pizza Fest, happening mid-July, promises to be the epic pizza party ever… even bigger and better than last year.

When: Now until July 15
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Interchange Park, 1 Commerce Street, Vaughan
Price: General admission is $15 online

Night It Up! Summer Night Market

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What: The volunteers of Power Unit Youth Organization are organizing Night it Up, a free outdoor market styled after Asian night markets. Expect authentic street food and multicultural performances.

When: Now until July 15
Time: 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham
Price: Free

Toronto Fringe Festival

What: With 160 plays at 45 venues and over a thousand events that include live theatre, music, dance, arts, buskers, and performances, there’s something for everyone at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

When: Now until July 15
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues
Price: Varies by the show

Giro d’Italia

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What: Italian Restaurant Week returns to Toronto this summer for 10 days in July. Participating restaurants will each showcase the cuisine of a different region of Italy by offering a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menu priced at $52.

When: Now until July 15
Time: Varies by location
Where: At participating Italian restaurants in Toronto
Price: $52


What: You can dine at a select group of Toronto’s finest restaurants during this summer food fest.

When: Now until July 22
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Lunch menus priced at $23, $28, and $33 and dinner is $33, $43, and $53

Beaches International Jazz Festival

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Beaches Jazz Festival/Facebook

What: A festival that needs almost no introduction, the Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 30th year.

When: Now until July 29
Time: Varies by day
Where: The Beach Neighbourhood
Price: Admission is free

CITE at The Bentway

What: The Bentway Skate Trail is now home to a summer-long celebration of skate culture. A great use of public space, CITE is both an art installation and a skatepark, featuring sculptures that boarders are free to ride on.

When: Now to August 12
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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What: Now in its 51st year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly Caribana, which many still call it) is a five-week cultural celebration featuring Caribbean music, dance, costume, parties, and food.

When: Now until August 12
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

Union Summer Market

What: The open-air market situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station returns this summer, hosting an incredible line-up of food vendors, ongoing programming, and events that bring Toronto’s talent, culture, and spirit to life.

When: Now until August 19
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: 65 Front Street West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

The Bentway presents A FOREST OF CANOES

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free

Festival of India

What: Infusing the city with a dose of colourful and spiritual culture, the 46th Annual Festival of India returns this July for two days of nourishing festivities. The event will begin with a vibrant, high-energy parade down Yonge Street, followed by a day of events for the entire family.

When: July 15
Time: Varies by event
 Various locations throughout the city
Price: Free to the public

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Mid Summer Market

May 27


What: This weekend, the Trinity Bellwoods Flea is hosting its annual market, where you can shop local from a range of vendors and artisans for locally made eats and delicious spring sweet treats. Four-legged friends are also welcome!

When: July 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Union Summer: FIFA World Cup Final Match

What: Don’t stress if you haven’t found somewhere to watch the FIFA World Cup final match. To ensure no one misses a big game, Toronto’s Union Summer Market is screening the final game live on its big screen.

When: July 15
11 am to 2 pm
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Price: Free to attend

Waterfront Artisan Market

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What: Back for its third year, the Waterfront Artisan Market features 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products every Saturday and Sunday.

When: July 15
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

Parkdale Flea

What: Parkdale Flea Market aims to bring together some of the best and most unique products that Toronto has to offer. Featuring vendors ranging from antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artisans, and designers.

When: July 15
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Northern Contemporary Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free

Sunday Social at The Bentway Beer Garden

the bentway beer garden


What: Every Sunday, The Bentway will be home to Toronto’s coolest covered patio, serving up beer from Collective Arts Brewing and cider from Strongbow, along with tasty treats from SPiN, Toronto’s Ping-Pong social club, plus outdoor games like ping pong and bocce, and a curated music program.

When: July 15
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Admission is free

Ontario Oyster Festival

What: Taking place at the Oyster Garden (aka patio) at Rodney’s Oyster House, this all-day event takes place on Sunday, July 15 and will feature $5 drinks and oysters (served five at a time), along with lobster ($25 each) and other delicious seafood-centric foods price for $10 or less.

When: July 15
Time: 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Rodney’s Oyster House, 469 King Street West, Toronto
Price: General admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the gates

Promise Cherry Beach 2018

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What: Come and enjoy an unmissable chance to take in the best of Toronto’s underground music scene surrounded by sun and fun at the beach.

When: July 15
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cherry Beach, Cherry Street just south of Unwin Avenue
Price: $20

Seafood Sundays

What: Want to eat a huge pot of seafood including PEI mussels, clams, shrimp, lobster, corn, butter, and more butter? The family-style feast takes place on the Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel every other week.

When: July 15
Time: 6 pm
Where: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $39

Christie Pits Film Festival

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What: Movie lovers can enjoy an outdoor screening of In the Mood for Love this evening as part of the Christie Pits Film Festival. Although all screenings are free of charge, there is a suggested donation of $10.

When: July 15
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
Price: Free to attend

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