Whether you enjoy the heat or the sweet escape of air conditioning, with all that our vibrant and Instagram-worthy district has to offer, let us be your guide to this summer’s hottest – and coolest – most happening destinations.
With the warm weather comes a new wave of theatre, comedy shows, movies and documentaries, and music festivals, as well as summer camps for children, pre-teens and teens to explore and learn about music, art, and film. If you’re in the mood for some laughs there’s the world-famous Second City, or Yuk Yuk’s. Or if being front-and- centre is your thing then be sure to stop by Second City on June 11th for their Showtunes Karaoke night!
HigHligHts: Showtunes Karaoke, Second City, June 11th | Stand Up 2 Final, Second City, June 12th – 13th | Exploring Film: Finding Your Style, TIFF Bell LightBox, July 16th – 27th
As the summer gets hotter so do the cars. This July check out IMPORTFEST 2018 (July 28th) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Then in August MTCC showcases some of the most talented cosplayers and their spectacular costumes at the 2018 Canadian Fan Expo (August 30th – September 2nd).
FOOD & DRINK
Summerlicious is a culinary celebration that showcases Toronto’s diverse and savoury cuisine. More than 220 of Toronto’s restaurants offer a prix fixe menu ranging between $18-$28 (lunch) and $28-$48 (dinner) from July 6th – 22nd. Soon after that you can explore the 30+ beers that the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival (August 13th – 14th) has to offer.
SPORTS & CONCERTS
Get your cheer on at the Rogers Centre and show your support for our Jays as they vie for a spot in the 2018 MLB Playoffs! Or if sports isn’t your thing both the Air Canada Centre (ACC) and the Rogers Centre (RC) have a variety of concerts to cater to whatever your favourite music genre may be. Make sure to get here early before the game or concert to grab a bite or a pint, or bring the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium to explore and interact with underwater wonders!
HigHligHts: Paul Simon, ACC, June 12th | Harry Styles, ACC, June 16th | Shania Twain, ACC, July 6th – 7th | Def Leppard & Journey, RC, June 1st | Foo Fighters, RC, July 12th | Taylor Swift, RC, August 3rd – 4th
If the fine arts are what you are looking for then Toronto has it. The Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, and Roy Thomson Hall have all of the plays, musicals, and symphonies you could ever want. Or if you are more of a movie buff then the Scotiabank Theatre always features the latest and greatest box-office movies.
HigHligHts: The Phantom of the Opera, Princess of Wales Theatre, June 7th – 30th | The King and I, Princess of Wales Theatre, July 10th – August 12th
For more exciting ideas for a night – or day – out, a date, family time, or some quality solo time, visit TorontoED.com or follow us on social media to get the latest updates.