13 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, June 23

Jun 22 2019, 2:22 am

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 today, we’ve rounded up 13 awesome events happening in the city this fine Sunday, June 23, including a craft beer festival, the Pride Parade, and adorable puppy yoga.

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Toronto Craft Beer Festival 2019

Craft brews/Toronto Craft Beer Festival

What: Lasting all weekend long, the Toronto Craft Beer Festival offers the chance to taste the city’s greatest independent craft brewers, all in one place. Anticipate sips from Big Rock Brewery, Beau’s, Common Good, Left Field, Northern Maverick, Side Launch, Thornbury, and many more.

When: On now until June 23
Time: 1:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ontario Place West Island – 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Price: $30 General Admission | $52.50 VIP – Tickets available online


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: On now until June 23
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

TD Toronto Jazz Fest

What: Bring on the rhythm and toss on those shades, because Toronto’s massive jazz festival is kicking off strong with a FREE block party in Yorkville during its opening weekend from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23. Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of performances by emerging artists as well as jazz greats like Dan Aykroyd of the Blues Brothers and Paul Shaffer from the Late Night Show with David Letterman.

When: On now until June 30
Where: Bloor-Yorkville
Tickets: Available online

Union Summer Market

What: The open-air market situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station returns this summer. 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

The Funhouse

The Funhouse / Instagram

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

Summer in the Parks

What: This summer, head to Bloor-Yorkville and snag a seat by the ‘big rock and enjoy some incredible live music that ranges from jazz to traditional Cuban and Greek and Celtic.

When: On now until September 7 (Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Time: Fridays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Saturdays, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Sundays (only in July and August), 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Village of Yorkville Park, Bellair and Cumberland streets
Price: Free

Puppy Yoga

What: Your yoga practice is about to get a heck of a lot cuter at this adorable puppy yoga class. They provide the puppies, you bring your mat.

When: June 23
Time: 10 am to 11 am; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm; 1 pm to 2 pm
Where: Gerrard Street East
Admission: $35

Family Pride

What: Now in its 19th year, Family Pride is a fun-filled oasis on the grounds of Church Street Public School that gets bigger and better every year. With programming geared to those 12 and under and their families, everyone will feel like a kid while taking in the creative and engaging activities, including sports, crafts, face painting, storytime, and extra-special performances.

When: June 23
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Church Street Public School, 83 Alexander Street
Price: Free to attend

Free Nandos’ Chicken

Nando’s free chicken dash


What: Nando’s is about to kick off its annual ‘Nando’s Chicken Dash’ on June 23, and that means FREE flame-grilled ¼ chicken with PERi-PERi fries at participating Nando’s locations across Canada. All you need to do is bring a non-perishable food item in between 11 am and 1 pm on June 23 when you dine in, and BAM – a free delicious meal.

When: June 23
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Participating Nando’s location across Canada (excluding Nando’s Metrotown, Danforth, and Heartland)
Time: Free

Pride Parade

What: Costumes, choreography, and colour! Stand loud and proud with more than 120 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. There will be unforgettable performances, floats, marchers, and all the glitter you can handle.

When: June 23
Time: 2 pm
Where: The parade begins at Bloor and Church, South on Yonge Street to Yonge and Dundas Square
Price: Free

Carly Rae Jepsen Performance at Pride Parade

What: Presented by Bud Light, Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing at the Pride Parade with emerging Toronto artist, Jordan Alexander. Together, the two artists have recorded a Pride Remix of Jepsen’s song, “Feels Right,” to which Alexander added a verse.

When: June 23
Time: 2 pm
Where: Yonge Street from Church and Bloor to Dundas Street West
Price: Free

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 16
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry Street
Price: $20

Bar Stray’s Sons of Anarchy Viewing Party

What: Every Sunday this summer, Bar Stray will be hosting a Sons of Anarchy viewing party. Bar Stray’s industrial-chic atmosphere blends a biker lifestyle with a welcoming vibe that will bring you straight to the town of Charming. The modern biker-themed cocktail bar will offer viewers a variety of Boilermakers for $10 and bottomless popcorn for $5.

When: June 23
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Bar Stray, 532 College Street
Price: No cover

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