From major food festivals to indie theatre, here’s what to do in Toronto this weekend

We have entered the pet times of summer time in Toronto, with a lively blend of cultural and culinary gatherings available for the city’s citizens to delight in.

From monumental food items festivals to indie theatre productions, here’s what to check out out in Toronto this weekend:


The Toronto Rib and Beer Fest returns to Yonge-Dundas Sq.. The festival options live musical performances and a range of barbecue and area beers for the city’s meat lovers to consider out.

This weekend, the Festival of India will choose over the Toronto Islands, with a “grand parade” adopted by a free vegetarian buffet on Centre Island. The competition will also contain are living audio, yoga, and a South Asian bazaar with neighborhood and international vendors.

Amidst rising pains for the city’s common CafeTO system, the town has introduced back again Summerlicious, a “foodie event” that provides 3-class, prix-fixe lunch and supper menus at more than 200 nearby places to eat. A total list of participating restaurants is out there on the City of Toronto site.


Racecar fans rejoice: the Indy is back in town. The race operates right until Sunday at Exhibition Put.

Stay New music AND CULTURAL Gatherings

The Shorelines Global Jazz Pageant carries on via the close of July. You can uncover the total line-up and schedule on the festival’s site.

This 12 months marks the sixth yearly Style of the Middle East festival in Nathan Phillips Square, which capabilities dwell music and a curated pool of authentic sellers.

Further west, Philippine Pageant Mississauga will shift into Celebration Sq. with dwell performances, dozens of sellers and actions for kids.

Bloor West StreetFest will just take position in the heart of Bloor West Village, with road performers, food vans and a sidewalk sale closing down a portion of Bloor Road on Saturday.

Alicia Keys plays Scotiabank Arena tonight, whilst The Zac Brown Band will perform Budweiser Stage. Tickets are continue to available for equally live shows.


The Toronto Fringe Pageant runs by means of the conclusion of this weekend. Featuring around 100 performances, the festival has a mix of theatre, stand-up comedy and dance, with value passes available for all those wishing to see various exhibits. Tickets are obtainable here.

The Mirvish run of “Hadestown” carries on into its second week at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and performs until eventually Aug. 20. Tickets commence at $59.

Indie firm Coal Mine Theatre’s generation of “The Effect” by Lucy Prebble operates right up until July 30. Penned by a person of the writers of “Succession,” the drama is remarkably amusing and makes enjoyable use of Coal Mine’s intimate theatre area.

Swimming pools AND SPLASH PADS

All Metropolis of Toronto pools and splash pads are now open up for the summertime, and will stay open up right up until early September. Most out of doors swimming pools are open up from noon till 8 p.m., when splash pads are open from 9 a.m. right up until 9 p.m.

Weather conditions

It is poised to be a cloudy weekend with a few scattered rain showers. Temperatures will reach the substantial 20s and rain squalls are anticipated to be brief.