5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, July 3

Jul 3 2019, 2:24 am

Looking for something fun to do in the city today?

Check out these top events happening in Toronto today, Tuesday, July 3, including a free movie screening, summer flower market, the return of the Fringe Festival, and more.

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UpMarket: The Floral Edit

What: For the second summer in a row, UpMarket returns to The Lane in Yorkville Village. Every Wednesday during summer, you can shop from a highly curated selection of local vendors offering handmade creations, gourmet foods, and unique gifts.

When: July 3
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Lane, Yorkville Village
Price: Free to attend

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: July 3 to 14
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Ticketed events start at $11


What: The Toronto Fringe Festival is returning to the city this month. And with it comes the transformation of one of downtown’s beloved outdoor rinks into an equally-beloved (giant) patio space. With beer, ciders, coolers, wine, gin, vodka and cold brew on tap, there’s a drink to quench every kind of thirst. Plus, Kanto by Tita Flips will be slingin’ Filipino classics like beef tapsilog and lumpia, and Canadian favourites like burgers and fries. The patio will also be a venue to comedy shows, DJ sets, and so much more.

When: July 3 to 14
Time: Open from noon to 2 am (4 am on Saturdays)
Where: Harry Gairey Rink – 275 Bathurst Street
Price: Entry is free

Open Roof Festival

What: Open Roof Festival will be back for its tenth season this June, and the festival will enjoy its second year at a new venue. On Wednesday nights, Open Roof Festival will feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks. This week’s musical guest is Samm Polley and The Old Tomorrows, and the feature film is Firecrackers. 

When: July 3
Time: Event kicks off at 7 pm, music at 8 pm, movie at 9 pm
Where: Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle (the lot adjacent to 158 Sterling Road)
Price: $15

Movie Nights in The Beach Village

What: Movie Nights are back for 2019! Join The Beach Village for Movie Nights in the Park. Movies will be played on large projector screens beginning at dusk and alternating each Wednesday between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens. The first showing will be Black Panther on July 3 at Kew Gardens. Here’s the full schedule.

When: Every Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park
Price: Free

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