Toronto, we’re officially halfway to the weekend!
If you’re in the mood to blow off some steam and have some fun today, here are the top events happening in the city.
What: Taking place June 8 to 17, this year’s NXNE lineup features Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, and Big Freedig headlining the local music fest. The headliners will join emerging and other established artists throughout the weekend including U.S. Girls, TORRES, Sean Leon, Alx Veliz, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Kamikaze Girls, Nate Husser, and more.
When: Now until June 17
Time: Varies by day
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, and other venues
Price: Varies by event
What: A new massive exhibit curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former manager, will be in Toronto in June displaying the largest collection of the artist’s works. According to organizers, with over $35 million in art, this is the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled.
When: June 13 to July 11
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 11 am to 7 pm; Wednesday, 11 am to 8 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm; Friday, 11 am to 10 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 12 am; Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 213 Sterling Road, Toronto
Price: Tickets start at $35
What: The UpMarket: The Launch Edit, is a collection of Toronto’s most exciting new food makers, crafters, designers, and creators that will feature tasty treats and one-of-a-kind gifts every Wednesday this summer.
When: Every Wednesday, June 13 to August 29
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road, Toronto
Price: No admission
What: Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons will be rocking at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage this evening as part of the band’s EVOLVE Tour.
When: June 13
Time: 7 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Price: Last minute tickets start at $45
What: Taking place over two evenings in June, the annual event will transform a vacant lot in the Lower Junction into a vibrant open-air marketplace populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars.
When: June 13
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 81 Sterling Road, Toronto