This week in Toronto, get ready to celebrate with a birthday party (or two) for Canada. If you need to relax, head to an outdoor film screening as there are a few you won't want to miss. Hello summer, it's nice to see you again.Events you might want to check out:
Open Roof Festival (June 27 @ 99 Sudbury St.)
Open Roof Festival is back with local artist Stacey Renee followed by the movie Colossal.
Summer Public Opening (June 28 @ AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario)
Walk into the AGO for free for the launch of its latest exhibitions and a cocktail party.
Taste of Regent Park and Under the Stars (June 28 - August 30 @ The Big Park (Dundas St. E & Sackville St.))
This is a mix between a market and food festival with world cuisine. It's followed by a free outdoor film screening.
Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone (June 29 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film on a high-definition screen while hearing the TSO perform John Williams' unforgettable score.
Shakespeare in High Park (June 29 - September 3 @ High Park Amphitheatre )
Directors Alistair Newton and Tanja Jacobs present their unique and modernized takes on King Lear and Twelfth Night on stage at an outdoor theatre in the woods.
Our Home On Native Land (June 30 - July 3 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Creative folks come together to give voice to Indigenous and new Canadians with a day of concerts, storytelling and art.
Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square (June 30 - July 3 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Celebrate Canada's 150th all weekend with free concerts from folks like Barenaked Ladies, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the TSO. There will be fireworks every night too.
Electric Island (July 1 - September 4 @ Port Lands)
This electronic music festivals welcomes some of the best DJs in the game right now and combines big light shows and good vibes.
Brewer's Backyard Lester P. Beerson Day (July 1 @ Evergreen Brickworks)
Meet the people behind some of Ontario's best breweries, in the casual, woodland setting of the Evergreen Brick Works.
Strictly Ballroom (July 2 @ Christie Pits, Toronto)
See this Australian cult classic dance film at sundown (9:15 p.m.). Arrive early for two short films to open the night and get a good spot on the hill.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO