18 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, June 30

Jun 29 2019, 12:12 am

Sunday Funday is officially here.

Whether you’re looking to do something festive or chill, we’ve rounded up 18 awesome events happening throughout the city.

From an Old Town Road-themed brunch party to the final day of Toronto’s epic dance music festival, Bud Light Dreams, here are the top events happening in the city this June 30.

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Earls Canada Day Long Weekend


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What: This long weekend, popular King Street eatery Earls will have half-priced bottles, so you can celebrate Canada while getting your drink on.

When: All weekend
Where: Earls, 150 King Street West

TD Toronto Jazz Fest

What: Now in its 33rd year as one of the premiere jazz festivals in North America, the
TD Toronto Jazz Festival returns this month. The Jazz Festival will offer 10 music-packed days showcasing the very best in jazz from Toronto, across the country and around the world. As the presenting partner for this year’s Jazz Festival, TD is committed to connecting communities through music festivals and programs, including the Indigenous Artist Residency which recognizes and supports Indigenous artists by providing skills development, collaboration, and performance opportunities.

When: On now until June 30
Time: Varies by the show
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Tickets: Available online

Negroni Week

What: This June, Negroni Week returns, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the timeless cocktail. This year, Campari Canada is taking over Toronto hotspot Mahjong Bar for an exciting week filled with Negroni Week activities. While the negroni will be the star of the menu, a gift shop will also be open to patrons for a chance to walk away with Campari merchandise like vintage artwork prints. Items are available for purchase throughout the week, with proceeds going to charity.

When: On now until June 30
Where: Mahjong Bar, 1276 Dundas Street West
Price: Varies by what you order

TD Taste of Asia

What: This three-day festival is worth the journey a little out of the city. You can expect non-stop multicultural foods, over 150 booths to cater to your taste buds and curiosity, and plenty of performances.

When: On now until June 30
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Milliken Mills, Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue
Price: Admission is free

Redpath Waterfront Festival

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What: At Redpath Waterfront Festival, you’ll find incredible live performances, a massive ship from the Royal Canadian Navy, delicious food, local shopping, and more.

When: On now until July 1
Time: All day
Where: Toronto Waterfront
Price: Free

Toronto Ribfest

What: If nothing says “Canada Day” to you more than a saucy rack of ribs, you’ll find no shortage at Ribfest. In addition to two stages with live music all day, perks for the kids include free KidzZone activities, a massive mobile midway and a variety of daily activities.

When: On now until July 1
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Etobicoke Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Harbourfront Canada Day Weekend

What: For a Canada Day that’s rich with culture and history for the little ones, the weekend festivities at Harbourfront Centre are a must-see. During the Canada Day Weekend Celebration at Harbourfront Centre, hear the stories of Canada from coast to coast, told through the Canadian Songbook: past, present, and future. Broken Social Scene will also be performing.

When: On now until July 1
Time: All day
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

SimplyProtein Pop-Up at Stackt Market

What: SimplyProtein is inviting Torontonians to come and check out its newest activation happening at Stackt Market in Toronto this weekend. Here you can share what you would like ‘more of’ or ‘less of’ to help you in the pursuit of what matters most to you.  Your personal message along with others will then be displayed to create a beautiful mosaic of inspiration and commitment. While visiting you will also have the opportunity to sample products and speak with brand ambassadors about the brand.

When: On now until July 3
Time:  Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm; Monday, 10 am to 8 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street
Price: Admission is free

Union Summer Market

Union Summer Market

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What: The open-air market situated on the doorstep of Toronto’s Union Station returns to the city 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

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

MOCA Community Sundays

What: The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering the perfect way to escape the city by offering free admission to all visitors on one Sunday each month so they can check out all the new exhibits.

When: June 30
Time: One Sunday monthly from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: MOCA – 158 Sterling Road, Toronto
Tickets: You can reserve your free tickets online

Old Town Brunch with MARBL

What: This Sunday, MARBL is partnering with Bud Light Radler to bring Toronto the best brunch party, inspired by everyone’s recent favourite, Old Town Road. From 11:30 am to 4 pm you can indulge in delicious menu items, like lobster eggs benedict, french toast, or grill a la carte, while jamming out to top country hits. For more information and to make a reservation, visit the website or call 416-0979 2660.
When: June 30
Time: 11:30 am to 3 pm
Where: MARBL, 455 King Street West

The Distillery District Sunday Market

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Distillery District, Toronto. (Shutterstock)

What: If you’re looking to splurge on some tasty treats, hit up this market happening every Sunday until the end of September. Vendors selling cured meats, organic preserves, ready-to-eat treats, and handmade gourmet chocolates are just some of the things you can feast on. And of course, you’ll be able to shop for all sorts of artisan crafts.

When: June 30
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free admission

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

What: The 16th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this over the coming months. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping, basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

When: June 30
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Price: Free

Bud Light Dreams

What: Get your dancing shoes ready, Bud Lights Dreams returns to Toronto this month! Enjoy two days of top dance and electronic music from local and international DJs including Zedd, Rezz, Louis The Child, and more.

When: June 30
Time: 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd West
Price: From $123.65

Yoga Classes at The Bentway

What: You’ll be able to balance yourself out every week at The Bentway’s free yoga classes this summer. The weekly yoga classes are run by Tribe Fitness and go every Sunday from mid-June to the end of August. Just remember to bring your own mat!

When: June 30
Time:  7 pm to 8 pm
Where: 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Free, but you must bring your own mat

Christie Pits Film Festival

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What: Starting June 30, movie buffs can enjoy an impressive lineup of films at the Christie Pits Film Festival as part of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s 2019 programme, a summer-long series of outdoor films celebrating the theme, Dynamic Duos. This year’s theme explores “partnership, friendship, coupledom, doppelgängers, and other dualities in a wide variety of cinematic two-handers.” Christie Pits Film Festival will kick off its ninth season on Sunday, June 30, with a screening of the short films: I Like Girls and Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls, and the feature film Rafiki. 

When: Beginning June 30 and runs until August 25
Time: 7 pm
Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
Price: Free, but a $10 donation is encouraged

GOT7 Keep Spinning World Tour

What: South Korean boy band and K-Pop stars GOT7 is making their highly anticipated return to Toronto this Sunday night as part of their upcoming ‘Keep Spinning World Tour.’

When: June 30
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm
Where: 40 Bay Street, Scotiabank Arena
Price: Tickets from $113

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