20 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, June 3

Jun 1 2018, 5:20 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 20 awesome events happening in and around the city this fine Sunday.


Brunch Fest

Brunch Fest

Brunch Fest/Facebook

What: This three-day food festival honours everything brunch and is a 19+ affair where all things bacon, benedicts, and bagels are on the menu along with pancakes, pastries, and poached eggs.

When: Now until June 3
Time: Various entry times throughout the day
Where: 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $7.95

Indigenous Fashion Week

What: For the first time ever, Toronto will be the place to see the most progressive and distinct Indigenous artists in fashion, craft, and textiles, as part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO).

When: Now until June 3
Time: Varies by day
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: $25

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 wrap up this Sunday.

When: Now until June 3
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: TBA

Toronto Festival of Clowns

What: Now in its 13th year, the Toronto Festival of Clowns brings together clowns and physical theatre artists of all disciplines and backgrounds to showcase their work through various performances and events.

When: Now until June 3
Time: 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: $15

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

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Yoko Ono, The Riverbed, @gardinermuseum/Instagram

What: This is the final day to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults

Pride Month Toronto 

What: Now celebrating its 36th year, Pride Toronto is back for another exciting month filled with plenty of fun. The heart of the celebration is in Toronto’s gay village but opportunities for entertainment can be found in LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants and nightlife spots across the entire city.

When: Now until June 24
Time: Varies by day
Where: Events located throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

60 Years of Made in Italy

What: June marks Italian Heritage Month in Canada, which is the perfect time to celebrate the Italian community within our exceptionally diverse country. And Yorkville Village is hosting a world-renowned fashion exhibit, 60 Years of Made in Italy, into the heart of Toronto, just in time for the occasion.

When: Now until June 30
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Rd

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

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: Admission is free

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

Manolo Blahnik

Andrea Delbo

What: This month, Manolo Blahnik and the Bata Shoe Museum will be joining forces, bringing the highly anticipated travelling exhibit Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes to Toronto.

When: Now until January 6
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm; Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Price: General admission is $14

The Riverdale ArtWalk 2018

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 3
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre
Price: Free

Waterfront Artisan Market

What: Back for its third year in 2018, the Waterfront Artisan Market runs every weekend until the first week in October. The outdoor festival, presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by the Scadding Court Community Centre, will feature 50 bakers, chefs, and artisans hawking summery street foods and locally-made products.

When: June 3
Time: Saturdays 11 am to 8 pm; Sundays 11 am to 5 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

The Body Shop Yogurt Shop

What: Summer is near and the Body Shop is here to help get your skin healthy and glowing. Come and celebrate the brand’s all-new 100% Vegan Body Yogurts collection with a two-day pop up featuring free frozen treats and experiential (AKA Instagram-worthy) installations inspired by the collection.

When: June 3
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: 950 Queen Street West 

Field Trip

Field Trip


What: Kick off the new month with two days of live music at the sixth annual Field Trip at historic Fort York & Garrison Common. Headliners include Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

When: June 3
Time: Saturday, 1 pm to 11 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Single-day tickets start at $80

Park & Bark Dog Show

What: This Sunday, Toronto dog owners, their dogs, experts and exhibitors will gather together to exchange information, shop, sample, hear and see great new products and valuable services for their canine pets in Toronto.

When: June 3
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: The parking lot beside No Frills, 2187 Bloor Street West
Price: Free

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 today. The plant show consists of 45 classes for cactus plants, 35 classes for other succulents, 17 novice classes, five decorative (succulent bonsai, dish garden, design) classes, and two educational classes.

When: June 3
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Avenue
Price: Free

Diplo in Toronto

What: Get your dancing shoes ready, the king of EDM Diplo is playing an afternoon set in Toronto today at Cabana Pool Bar.

When: June 3
Time: 1 pm
Where: Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson Street
Price: $50

The Fools’ Market

Fools’ Market/Facebook

What: The Fools’ Market is a monthly pop-up arts and craft market held on the first Sunday of each month at The Corner Spot. Each month features new vendors selling their handmade crafts and original art.

When: June 3
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
The Corner Spot, 1917 Gerrard Street East
Price: Free

Promise Cherry Beach 2018

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

Femme Fatale Film Festival

What: The Femme Fatale Film Festival is a student-run film festival to celebrate and support talented young women in film.

When: June 3
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Price: $5.97

Toronto Taste

What: Set lakeside at Corus Quay, the annual fundraiser for Second Harvest food rescue programs is taking place on Sunday, June 3, and will feature 60 of Toronto’s top chefs in an ambulatory feast accompanied by beverages from 30 purveyors.

When: June 3
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $235 online

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