5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, July 4

Jul 4 2019, 2:21 am

Another warm day is ahead of us, with temperatures expected to reach a high of 30°C.

Stay hydrated, and be sure to check out what’s happening in and around Toronto this sunny Thursday.

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Toronto Fringe Festival

What: With 151 shows at 37 venues that include live theatre, music, dance, arts, buskers, and performances (basically, everything arts-related), there’s something for everyone at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

When: On now until 14
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Ticketed events start at $11

Pizza in the Park with Pizzeria Libretto, Banjara & Beau’s

What: The community pizza night promises Neapolitan pizzas from Pizzeria Libretto, veggie dishes from Banjara Indian Cuisine, Greek pastries from Filosophy Espresso Bar, Syrian treats from Newcomer Kitchen, and refreshments from Angie’s Juicery.

When: July 4 and August 8
Time: From 6 pm to 8 pm,
Where: Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor Street West
Price: Free admission

Bryan Adams in Toronto

What: Ready to feel like it’s Summer of 69? Legendary Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams, is performing in Toronto this month and with every ticket purchased a tree will be planted.

When: July 4
Time: 8 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Price: From $45

Shakespeare in High Park

What: The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare returns on July 4 and will run until September 1. The long-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 37th year and takes on two classics this year. This summer’s plays include the comedic tale of love and desire, Much Ado About Nothing, and the timeless story of morality and power, Measure For Measure.

When: Tuesday to Sunday, July 4 to September 1
Time: All performances begin at 8 pm
Where: High Park Amphitheatre
Price: Tickets are pay-what-you-can

Corktown Common Park Summer Movies

What: This summer, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) is inviting movie aficionados for another year of outdoor films at Corktown Common Park on a brand-new 12 m screen. The park is one of four locations where TOPS is screening outdoor films all summer long. This year’s screening programme is Dynamic Duos, so bring along your special someone to watch feature-length and short films about classic cinematic pairs, exploring themes like friendship, couples, rivalry and doppelgängers.  The Corktown Common series will be held on Thursdays in July, and will debut on July 4 with the iconic movie duo in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,

When: Thursday evenings, July 4 to 25 
Time: Films begin at sundown
Where: Corktown Common Park, 155 Bayview Avenue
Price: Screenings are free of charge, but donations are always accepted

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