The rains of June have stopped, and the heat is here. Yes, it's the middle of summer in Canada. How can you take advantage of this time of year? Get out and do something! Here are some ideas:
Dundas Square: City Cinema
Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25th
Want to see a free movie outside? Dundas Square is hosting free movie screenings every Tuesday at sundown. Bring your own snacks!
Harobourfront: Free Flicks
June 5th, and every tuesday following through August
If you'd prefer to see a movie on Wednesday, why not head down to the free outdoor movie screening at Harbourfront?
First Thursdays @ the AGO
Want to combine high art culture with electronic dance club culture? Look no further! Buy tickets in advance, ID required.
Indie Fridays: Live Indie Music @ Dundas Square
If it's a free live concert you're looking for, Friday nights at Dundas Square you can check out some up and coming indie music artists.
July 7th to 23rd
Twice a year the restaurants of Toronto put out special menus at very special prices. This is a nice chance to try a restaurant you normally wouldn't, but make a reservation because this event is well known and very popular.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 7th to 23rd
All through July, every weekend starting Friday evening and continuing on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, there will be live Jazz music being played around Woodbine Park. Don't miss this unique musical event!
Salsa on St. Clair
July 8th and 9th
This free street festival features salsa dance and Latin culture just west of St. Clair west station. Bring your dancing shoes!
Chinese Food Fest
Taking place at the Chinese cultural centre from 12pm to 6pm, this event asks for a $2 donation to support Second Harvest food bank in Toronto. Support charity and taste some amazing food!
Symphony in the Gardens (Casa Loma)
Every Tuesday until the end of August
Casa Loma is known for it's beauty, but now its beauty can also be heard. Grab tickets for this unique garden party experience!
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
July 14th to 16th
Nathan Philips Square hosts this free outdoor art festival. Come check out what's on display!
Festival of India
July 15th and 16th
If you're interested in this event check the website as the location has yet to be determined. Celebrate Indian music, culture, dance, and food!
Big on Bloor Festival
July 22nd and 23rd
Celebrate local arts on Bloor street west, just west of Dufferin Station. Hear music, try a variety of foods, and enjoy walking along Bloor street!
Billed as the hottest event this summer, come celebrate Brazilian culture at Earlscourt Park afternoon to evening. Viva Brazil!
July 27th to 30th
The Tirgan festival celebrates Iranian arts and culture, and takes place at the Harbourfront Centre. Hundreds of artists and performers are scheduled to attend.
Toronto's Festival of Beer
July 28th to 30th
With Canadian rock legends Sloan headlining the event, this festival is sure to please any beer lover. Enjoy responsibly! Tickets are going fast...
With so many things to see and do this July you've got no excuse to stay at home. Go and see why Torontonians love the summer so much!