5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, June 21

Jun 20 2018, 8:35 pm

Happy first official day of summer!

This means there’s no better time to head outside and check out all the awesome events happening throughout the city on this fine Thursday.

Propel takes part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson

What: To kick off the first day of summer on Thursday, June 21, Propel is offering free private swimming lessons all day as part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event.

When: June 21
Time: 7 am to 9 pm
Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Price:  Free

Indigenous Arts Festival

What: This festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts, and food.

When: June 21 to June 24
Time: Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9:30 pm; Friday, 10 am to 3 pm & 6 pm to 9:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 7:30 pm
Where: Fort York,  250 Fort York Boulevard
Price: Daytime sessions are free. Evening sessions are ticketed

Grey Goose Marché

What: Grey Goose is celebrating the spirit of the French Riviera and a summer well-lived, by bringing to life Grey Goose Marché, a Cote D’Azur-inspired market featuring the best ingredients from the world’s most famous coast.
When: June 21 to 22
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West 
Free to attend

A Club Called Rhonda

What: Tonight, the Drake Hotel will transform into a Club Called Rhonda, LA’s pansexual party palace. Partygoers can look forward to incredible music, vibrant costumes, and plenty of surprises throughout the hotel. Partygoers can also enjoy Pride-themed cocktails, and with every cocktail ordered, Absolut will donate $2 to Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian charity that helps LGBTQ+ individuals find a path to safety from persecution in their home countries.

When: June 21
Time: Closes at 4 am
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Price: $30 cover

Free Movies in St. James Park

What: St. James Park’s free summer movie screenings kick off tonight with a special Pride Community Event featuring a live drag show followed by a screening of the GLAAD Award-winning Kissing Jessica Stein.

When: June 21
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: St. James Park, 120 King Street East
Price: Free

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