15 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, June 2

May 31 2019, 8:04 pm

Just because the weekend has come to an end it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

In case you’re looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up 15 awesome events happening in and around the city this fine Sunday, June 2.


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Air Canada Rouge Interactive Pop-Up


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What: Air Canada Rouge is inviting the public to check out some exciting new changes coming to the airline at their new interactive pop-up. Each day, Air Canada Rouge will be giving visitors of the pop-up a chance to win two tickets to any of their 70+ destinations around the globe. This multisensory, Instagrammable space will give guests a chance to get inspired for their next vacation.

When: On now until June 2
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St, Toronto ON (South Entrance)
Price: Free to attend

HideSeek pop-up Toronto

What: You can awaken your inner child at Toronto’s brand new and unforgettable pop-up, HideSeek this spring. Occupying a 7,000-sq-ft vacant retail space in the Dundas West neighbourhood, the pop-up invites you to escape reality and relive the days of childhood. Explore multi-sensory elements throughout the space and marvel at epic floor-to-ceiling installations.

When: On now until June 2
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Dundas West neighbourhood — 1305 Dundas Street West
Price: $25 (plus taxes and service fees) — Tickets available online

Toronto LGBT Film Festival

What: Each year, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival celebrates the best queer film from Canada and around the world. The 28th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival will take place from May 23 to June 2.

When: On now until June 2
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: Ticket packages start at $48

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

What: Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Called Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai’s ceramic works while highlighting “urgent global issues.”

When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults

Union Summer Market

What: The open-air market situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station will be returning to the city this week. The outdoor marketplace promises to “showcase the best of Toronto’s eclectic culture, talent and spirit with a curated mix of local food vendors and entertainment.”

When: On now until August 3
Time: 5:30 am to 12:45 am
Where: Union Station – 65 Front Street West
Price: Entry is free

The Funhouse


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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 until September
Time: Doors open at 10 am
101 Lisgar Street
Price: $28 general admission

Toronto Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale

What: If you’re in the market for some new plants, the Allan Gardens Conservatory plant show and sale is happening this weekend. Taking place at Allen Gardens Park and Conservatory, shoppers can find a variety of succulents and cactuses, in addition to common houseplants and even some more unique and uncommon plants from private collectors.

When: June 2
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Avenue
Price: Free

Toronto Etsy Summer Market

What: You can shop and discover all the local talent Toronto has to offer this Sunday.  Meet a curated selection of Toronto’s most noteworthy Etsy sellers and crafters selling one-of-a-kind items.

When: June 2
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall Toronto, 1087 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

The Riverdale ArtWalk 2019

What: The Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home.

When: June 2
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre
Price: Free to attend


What: Burgermania will be popping up in the heart of the downtown core from May 31 to June 2, and some of the city’s most mouthwatering burgs will be on-site, waiting to be devoured. Last year’s winner, Marben, will be in attendance, alongside Holy Chuck, The Stockyards, Ground Burger Bar and more.

When: June 2
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free admission

Hempfest Cannabis Expo presents Hempfest Hamilton



What: The HempFest Cannabis Expo is coming to Hamilton this weekend. Canada’s premier cannabis expo series will feature exhibitors and speakers from all aspects of the hemp and cannabis industries.

When: June 2
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre
Price: $20 at the door

Brunch Fest

What: The two-day festival that honours everything about brunch is landing in the city this week. The mash-up meal is a favourite pass-time in Toronto, which is why it’s deserving of the full weekend of dedication it’ll be getting on June 1 and 2. Presented by Bud Light Radler and TasteToronto, Brunch Fest is a 19+ event celebrating all things bacon, Benedicts and bagels; pancakes, pastries, and poached eggs.

When: June 2
Where: The Grounds at Hotel X Toronto, 111 Princes’ Boulevard
Tickets: Available online from $7.95

Broadview Hotel’s BBQ Series with Eastbound Brewing Co.

What: Starting this Sunday, you can enjoy the ultimate summer BBQ experience with a $25 ticket for all-you-can-eat plus one beer from Eastbound Brewing Co., with any additional beer for just $5. With gorgeous views of Toronto and delicious bites, this is the perfect way to spend your Sunday.

When: June 2
Time: 2 pm to 7 pm
Where: The Broadview Hotel
Price: $25

Promise Cherry Beach

What: Put on your dancin’ shoes and head to Promise Cherry Beach for an afternoon (and evening) of fun. Come and enjoy a lineup of new faces and lifelong favourites and a mix of sunny electro, house, and techno music.

When: June 2
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry Street
Price: $20

Free Toronto Raptors Tailgate Party

What: Our Toronto Raptors are facing the Golden State Warriors this evening as part of the NBA Playoffs for Game 2. And in case you can’t snag a ticket, there will be a FREE Raptors tailgate party happening in Maple Leaf Square tonight.

When: June 2
Time: Gates open at 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Free to attend