5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, August 22

Aug 21 2019, 7:30 pm

We’re officially one day closer to the weekend, Toronto.

In case you’re already in the mood to blow off some steam, we’ve rounded up the top events happening across the city today, Thursday, August 22.

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Fan Expo Canada

What: The Fan Expo offers costume-filled fandom at its best to end the summer on a high note. From comics to sci-fi, horror, and gaming, you will find it all under one massive roof.

When: August 22 to 25
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Price: Tickets start at $20

CNE Food Truck Frenzy

What: The annual CNE Food Truck Frenzy wraps up summer by bringing together nearly two dozen food trucks. Conveniently, this food fest takes place at the same time as the CNE Craft Beer Fest so you can wash down your fave curbside eats with a cold one.

When: August 22 to 26
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Situated on Princes’ Boulevard just inside the historic Princes’ Gates
Price: Admission to the festival is included with entry to the CNE

Coffee and Canvas: Freestyle Painting

What: Get your creative juices flowing this Wednesday at Fresh Paint Studio’s drop-in painting session. While this isn’t a guided painting lesson, there will be images on display to provide reference along with helpful staff members. Just pay for your canvas and the studio will supply the rest.

When: August 22
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East), 1849 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Canvases start at $20

The Body Shop Grand Opening Celebration

What: You’re invited to celebrate The Body Shop’s newly renovated flagship at the Toronto Eaton Centre this evening. Shoppers can look forward to live music, food, and psychic tea leaf readings.

When: August 22
Time: 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Body Shop, Toronto Eaton Centre, Level 1
Price: Free to attend

Bell Manor Park Summer Movies

What: For the first year, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will be offering screenings at Bell Manor Park. The Dynamic Duo theme stretches to this location as well, and the opening short films are Squeaky Shoe and Milk, and the feature film is The Kid, directed by Charlie Chaplin.

When: August 22
Time: Films begin at sundown
Where: Bell Manor Park, 1 Bayside Lane
Price: Free, but donations are accepted