|Things to do in Toronto on the Canada Day long weekend|
The Canada Day long weekend in Toronto for 2019 offers plenty of things to do, see, eat and drink over the next three (very hot) days. Food and music festivals are part of the fun while the tall ships are coming in.
A new season of indie music kicks off at YDS with the first set of free performances from Logan Staats, Wake Island and Janette King.
Bud Light Dreams
Zedd, Rezz, Louis the Child and Nghtmre & Slander are just some of the EDM/house/trance DJs dropping by to play at Echo Beach.
RBC Echo Beach
June 29 - July 1
The Maritimes are coming to Toronto at this year's Waterfront Festival featuring a fleet of tall ships, market and traditional music and performances.
Kensington Market is going car-free for the day during this huge street festival with music, dancing, games, food, activities and shopping.
Tom's 50th Anniversary Celebration
This Toronto institution for ice cream is celebrating the big 5-0 with an all-day party including free hot dogs and cotton candy, activities and music.
Tom's Dairy Freeze
Christie Pits Film Festival
The Christie Pits Film Festival is back with its 'dynamic duos' theme that starts with a free/PWYC screening of Rafiki in honour of Pride.
This big arts, fashion and music festival continues this weekend with vendors setting up shop in the Square alongside shows and more.
Nathan Phillips Square
Queen's Plate Festival
Dress your best for this annual festival that sees some of the world's fastest horses racing, plus live entertainment, food and drinks.
Toronto's diversity is on full display at this big festival with food, music, performances, fashion, shopping and art from around the world.
David Pecaut Square
The MOCA is opening its doors for free this Sunday, allowing access to all of its exhibitions throughout the museum.
Food & Drink
Taste of Asia
Over 120 vendors are setting up shop at this big Asian food festival with flavours from different countries, performances and shopping.
Kennedy Road from Steeles Ave E to Clayton Drive
June 28 - July 1
It's ribbing season and this massive festival is celebrating 19 years of sticky and sweet goodness with a long weekend of food, music and a big midway.
Duke Eats Festival
Food trucks and local vendors are serving up a huge variety of eats at this big food festival with a craft market, kids activities, entertainment and more.
Finch and Keele Commercial Centre
Sustainable Block Party
Back again is this big block party dedicated to vegan goodies of all kinds with a huge variety of plant-based food, eco-friendly vendors, speakers and more.
Organic Garage in the Junction
Plastic Crimewave Syndicate
It's a night of high-fi fuzz and plenty of feedback with Chicago's Plastic Crimewave Syndicate's comic free rock sound.
Get ready to swoon as the boys of K-pop mega group GOT7 are dropping by Toronto as part of their Keep Spinning international tour.
Toronto R&B Sounds
Soulful grooves and smooth sounds are on as Toronto's local emerging R&B singers drop by for an night of intimate song.
The Baby G
While you might know him as Chet Faker, Nick Murphy is stripping down his sound and getting back to himself with a set of personal indie tunes.
The Danforth Music Hall
Director Terry Gilliam's 80's-drenched dystopian fantasy sees the tables turning on a bureaucrat that becomes an enemy of the state.
Cinesphere at Ontario Place
June 28 - July 4
Ask Dr. Ruth
The one and only Dr. Ruth has been dishing out sex advice for the last 30-plus years and this new documentary looks at her trailblazing career.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
The Blair Witch Project & Hellraiser III
It's a night for psychological thrillers and outright horror as the Revue screens both The Blair Witch Project and Hellraiser III in 35mm.
Eye Myth Art/Experimental Film Fest
New art and experimental works by Canadian and international filmmakers are on at this festival, plus drinks and discussions.
Rapper Tyga is setting the mood at this huge poolside party with an afternoon of beats and support by Jed Harper and Chris Laroque.
Cabana Pool Bar
The Canada Day weekend celebrations are going down at Sunnyside with DJ Derrick Carter spinning the beats alongside Richard Brooks and Miz Megs.
Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe
A stellar lineup of DJs are on at this outdoor party that includes producers from Burning Man, plus food, drinks and artisans on-site.
54 Fraser Ave
Annex Summer Night Market
Local artists, crafters, musicians and makers are dropping in for this summertime night market that's fundraising for the programming at Workman Arts.
June 29 - July 31
TKEES SWIM Pop-Up
Hit the beach in style with new pieces from TKEES popping up for the weekend to feature swimwear and accessories, treats and music.
Local LGBTQ2SIA+ business owners and makers are on hand with a big range of goodies at the special Pride edition of this market.
Buddies in Bad Times
Ontario Vintage Market
Vintage hunters from all over the province are dropping by for this monthly market with a huge, curated selection of clothing, art and antiques.
Evergreen Brick Works
Toronto Jazz Festival
It's the last weekend to catch performances by musicians from all over the world as the Jazz Festival wraps up for another year.
Sandra P. 6/27/2019