Events in Toronto this weekend look to set the city on fire with a huge block party courtesy of Osheaga, while NXNE ends with festival in Yonge and Dundas Square. It's also the start of free outdoor movie season. Take note of road closures and have fun!Events you might want to check out:
Taste of Little Italy (June 15-17 @ College Street)
Wander along a carless College Street during this huge celebration of Italian food and culture as it takes over Little Italy for three days this month.
Taco Fest (June 15-17 @ Ontario Place)
The holy grail of Mexican fare gets a weekend of celebrations alongside live music, hot sauce tastings and a sangria and margarita bar.
ROM Friday Night Live (June 15 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
This week's #FNL looks to celebrate Pride month with Colour ROM Proud: a night of queer art, expression, music, dancing, food and performance.
This Is Brampton (June 15 @ Rivoli)
Brampton talent has been killing it and this showcase looks to highlight more up and coming artists, plus a new video from Director X.
Nuit Rose (June 16 @ Multiple Venues)
LGBTQ+ creators come together to take over two Toronto neighbourhoods in a festival that includes an art crawl and special programming all day long.
Osheaga Block Party (June 16 @ 181 Sterling Rd)
A little bit of Montreal comes to Toronto with a huge, free block party — with special guests DJ Green Lantern, Dam-Funk, Shash'U and more.
Do the Right Thing (June 17 @ Fort York National Historic Site)
It's a cool summer night in Toronto, but a hot one in Spike Lee's classic flick, paired alongside A Tribe Called Red’s Indian City featuring Black Bear.
Alan Cumming (June 16 @ Massey Hall)
The UK's much-loved actor and singer struts his stuff in Toronto in what will be one of Massey Hall's last shows for a while.
Toronto Waterfront 10k (June 16 @ Toronto Waterfront)
Challenge yourself or support someone who's running this hearty race, beginning at Queen and University and passing by the scenic waterfront.
Sailor Moon Celebration (June 16-17 @ Ontario Science Centre)
Sailor Moon fans come together to celebrate their favourite female heroes with special programming, cosplay, vendors and more.
Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (June 16-17 @ Toronto Island)
Now in its 30th year, dragon boat racers from all over are here for this tournament that includes racing and a festival of culture, food and sport.
Tunirrusiangit (June 16 - August 12 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
A team of Inuit artists and curators have created an exhibit that explores the dynamic vision of contemporary Inuit life through multiple mediums.
Yorkville Exotic Car Show (June 17 @ Bloor Street)
Classics and new, exotic, rare and rather expensive cars arrive in Toronto with some of the most sought-after cars you've only ever dreamed of.
Beaches Rib Fest (June 15-17 @ Woodbine Park)
The smell of barbecued ribs takes over the Beaches with this fest that has a new feature this year: an on-site craft beer market featuring local breweries.
Thrill of the Grill (June 16 @ Danforth Avenue between Broadview and Jackman Avenues)
Turn up the grill and toss on your apron for this big barbecue festival with fellow enthusiasts, all in support of kidney cancer research at Sunnybrook.
Jungle (June 15 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
English modern soul makes for some sweet soundscapes with London's Jungle, here from across the pond to play alongside Triathalon.
Harry Styles (June 16 @ Air Canada Centre)
One Direction alumnus, and superstar in his own right, is dropping by Toronto as part of his world tour with special guest Kacey Musgraves.
Sam Feldt (June 17 @ Cabana Pool Bar)
Spend a day lounging at the pool with DJ and producer Sam Feldt as he and Frank Walker set the mood and ambiance for a summer's day.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (June 15 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Part of Luminato's Game Changers series, this documentary finds Madonna at her peak with show-stopping performances and chart-topping hits.
Breakthroughs Film Festival (June 15-16 @ The Royal Cinema)
A film festival devoted to short films by emerging female directors, Breakthrough looks to recognizes and represent women filmmakers.
Living in a Global Village (June 17 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
The world premiere of Marcello Ferrara's documentary explores way that people are attempting to solve contemporary problems.
90s Video Dance Party (June 15 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Hit the floor to the hottest jams from a time when frosted tips, fluffy sweaters and bold lipliner were at their height, plus speciality shots and free glow sticks.
Michael Jackson Dance Party (June 15 @ The Boat)
A night of hits by the king of pop is going down from the early days of the Jackson 5, Off the Wall period, the Thriller era and beyond.
Country Night (June 15 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Break out your boots and tassels because a big country night is going down amongst the fishes with live music, drinks and food.
Cherry Bomb (June 16 @ Round)
One of the most anticipated parties of the year returns as a part of Pride, with hot hits to get you pumped up for the celebrations.
Toronto Wolfpack Beach Party Game (June 16 @ Lamport Stadium)
Hit the beach with the Toronto Wolfpack for some tropical fun in the sun at this beach-attire-is-encouraged party and game.
Night Market 6ix (June 15 @ Canoe Landing Park)
New this year, art and food come together for this night market in one of the city's newest parks — with all proceeds going to charity.
Archival Toronto (June 15-17 @ Hide)
This curated fashion pop-up seeks to create a selection of over 100 items from industry legends that have had an impact on fashion.
Vintage Clothing Movie/TV Wardrobe Studio Sale (June 16 @ Ian Drummond Collection)
Overstock of vintage clothing from the 1890s through to the 1990s — usually only available to costume professionals — is up for grabs at this big sale.
Pride Market (June 17 @ The Great Hall)
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea gets in the sprit of Pride month with a market dedicated to supporting LGBTQ artisans, makers and business owners.
Black Owned Summer Market (June 17 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
Black-owned businesses from various industries come together to sell their goods and services alongside music, performances and food.
Port Lands Onsite (June 17 @ ildsjel collective)
Local vendors are selling handcrafted goods at this big bazaar-style market with games, crafts, live music, food and family-friendly activities.
Ontario Craft Beer Week (June 8-17 @ Multiple Venues)
Venues all over the city shine a spotlight on Ontario-made brews during this week-long celebration with events, drink specials and more.
NXNE (June 8-17 @ Multiple Venues)
A week of showcases and concerts comes to an in in the most spectacular fashion with a free festival and performances in YDS.
by Lisa Power via blogTO