Free events this week in Toronto give us reasons to celebrate Canada with a waterside concert, a free day at the ROM and a very CanuckÂ movie screening in the heart of the city. Leave your wallet at home and take it all in.ÂEvents you might want to check out:
City Cinema (June 27 - August 29 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Watch a movie for free and under the stars and neon signs of Yonge-Dundas Square. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Canada’s most famous hosers will kick off this summer’s film series with Strange Brew around 9 p.m.
Shad in concert (June 28 @ First Canadian Place)
Shad Shadrach Kabango graces the city with a free concert at 5:15 p.m. so run out of the office and catch this show. Toronto DJ Famous Players will open the after-work show with high energy mixes and mash-ups.
Shakespeare in High Park (June 29 - September 3 @ High Park Amphitheatre )
Directors Alistair Newton and Tanja Jacobs bring us their modern takes on King Lear and Twelfth Night, for free, in the middle of one of the city's largest parks. Shows start at 8, but get there early to grab a coveted seat in the woods.
Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square (June 30 - July 3 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
This is a four day celebration of Canada's 150th birthday with live music and nightly fireworks. Headliners include Barenaked Ladies, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ron Sexsmith.
ROM free admission day (July 1 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
To celebrate our home and native land, ROM is opening their doors for free. Check out their permanent galleries, some live performances, and the Anishinaabeg: Art & Power exhibit happening all summer.
Wavelength Canada Day (July 1 @ Humber Bay Park West)
Celebrate our country with a giant concert by the bay. Presented by the folks behind the Wavelength fest, you'll see shows from Most People, The Magic, and way more. Bike Pirates are hosting a bike tour that rides you to the show.
Redpath Waterfront Festival (July 1-3 @ Sherbourne Commons)
This waterfront festival gets a special mention this year for one key reason: the world's largest rubber duck, which will make its first appearance at HTO Park at 11:00 a.m. on July 1.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO