5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, June 12

Jun 12 2019, 4:26 am

Toronto, we’re one day closer to the weekend.

In case you can’t wait for Friday to roll around to have some fun, we’ve put together a list of the top events happening throughout the city today, including a free outdoor movie screening, freestyle painting, and more.

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What: The 13th annual Luminato Festival returns to Toronto this month, and the multi-arts and multi-platform event will take over the city for 17 days of free and ticketed programming. From a larger-than-life mirrored maze and provocative new work by one of Canada’s most renowned puppet masters to a massive choral event along Toronto’s waterfront and the North American premiere of a reimagined dance classic, Luminato will host over 165 Canadian and international artists.

When: On now until June 23
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

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: Every Wednesday through August 28
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Lane, Yorkville Village
Price: Free to attend

Yoga in the Square

What: Now that the sun has finally arrived, get out from behind your computer and enjoy a wellness lunch break. Starting today, Nathan Phillips Square is hosting a free lunch-time yoga class led by Charlotte Singman. Don’t forget to bring your mat.

When: June 12
Time: 12 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Price: Free

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: June 12
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East), 1849 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Canvases start at $20

Union Summer: Grease Screening

What: Union Summer, presented by TD, is hosting a free screening of the beloved classic Grease. Come and watch John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John dance and sing on a big screen under the stars.

When: June 12
Time: 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Union Station
Price: Free to attend

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