Well, Toronto has another busy weekend in store, filled with events, festivals and of course, road closures.
So here’s your guide to having a great weekend in Toronto — and hopefully, traffic-free.
Oh, and if you haven’t checked out Toronto’s new outdoor skating rink, which is free to use, you can find it right here. And if you want to try a park that isn’t High Park or Trinity Bellwoods, we’ve got some fantastic choices for you here.
Pride Month And Flag Raising
Friday, June 1 is the start of Pride Month in Toronto. The City of Toronto will proclaim Pride Month and raise the Rainbow and Transgender flags. The event is free and takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Find out more here.
Brunch Fest 2018
Everyone’s favourite meal will be celebrated from Friday to Sunday at 99 Sudbury. Tickets are limited. And you love brunch … So go get ’em!
Manulife Ride For Heart
You get to experience the excitement of riding, running or walking on the Gardiner and DVP and making a social impact.
Ride, run or walk Sunday, June 3. Find out more here.
Road Closures For the Event:
Gardiner Expressway: All ramps closed from the Humber River east to the Don Valley Parkway, Sunday from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Don Valley Parkway: All ramps closed from Lake Shore Blvd. north to Highway 401, Sunday from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 10th annual 50+ Festival celebrates the continuing contribution of the older adults to culture, to society, and beyond. It takes place Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3. There are some free events at the festival. For all other events, tickets can be purchased here.
Field Trip 2018 At Fort York Centre
This annual downtown music and arts festival takes place Saturday and Sunday. There’s a long list of headliners — and of course, food, comedy and art. Find out more here.
Dundas West Fest
How about some food, fun, music, entertainment and activities? Well, then you’ve got it in the Dundas West neighbourhood.
Festival Hours: Friday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Find out more here.
Road Closure For The Event:
- Dundas St. W. closed from Lansdowne Ave. to Ossington Ave., Friday at 3:00 p.m. until Sunday at 3:00 a.m.
Pape Village Summerfest
Pape Village SummerFest brings the area alive with sidewalk sales, kid zones and live performances. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more here.
Road Closure For The Event:
- Pape Ave. closed from Mortimer Ave. to Gamble Ave., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest
Saturday, June 2, you can taste the eats and feel the beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood. Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past world-famous De Grassi Street. Find out more here.
Road Closures For The Event:
- Munro Street Closure: North of Queen East to the south edge of the laneway (laneway will be left clear), Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Broadview Ave Street Closure: South of Queen East to the north edge of the laneway, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saulter Street Closure: South of Queen East to the south edge of the Queen Garden Centre, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- McGee Street Closure: South of Queen East to the north edge of Graham Place Laneway (laneway will be left clear), Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.