There’s only a week left until the long weekend, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to have a good time. There are so many exciting things to do in Toronto this week that you can treat every day like a holiday. From concerts to exciting events and more, this week promises to be one hell of an exciting one. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
Odessa: Last Farewell Tour
The outdoor concert season is still in full swing at the Budweiser Stage, and this week the amphitheater is graced by popular electronic duo Odesza. You will sing and dance the night away in an incredible show.
Where: Budweiser stage
When: September 1, 2022
Garden Fairies at Trillium Park
Looking for free entertainment this week? Ontario Place will help you. Garden Fae at Trillium Park is a free series of events featuring stunning aerial displays.
Presented by the Hercinia Arts Collective, Garden Fae is described as “an ambient aerial performance that explores the beauty of gardens.” Sit back and enjoy the talented acrobats taking center stage against the backdrop of lush trees and the sparkling waterfront.
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: August 31 from 18:00 to 20:00
Oak + Fort Warehouse Sale
Shopping, anyone? Oak+Fort is hosting a warehouse sale in Vaughan and you can spruce up your wardrobe without spending a fortune.
Until September 5, the retailer will be holding a sale at its store in Vaughan Mills. 60% off everything in the store, including women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, home goods and more.
Where: Vaughan Mills, Space 159, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr
When: Until September 5, 2022 (time varies)
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Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Let’s go to Aix! The long-awaited return of CNE to Toronto has finally begun with new thrill rides, thrill rides, live performances, thrilling competitions and a whole new line of incredibly delicious food!
And you can’t miss Canada’s biggest airshow, which will soar through the skies over the city this Labor Day weekend.
Where: Exhibition place
When: Until September 5, 2022
Immersive King Tut: A magical journey into the light
Travel back in time and experience Egypt over 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibit in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light invites everyone to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and hear the story of King Tut’s transition to the afterlife.
When: Until October 30, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge St – ArtSpace Lighthouse Toronto
If “Barbie Girl” by Aqua was or still is your theme song, this is an exciting adventure just for you. A 30,000-square-foot life-size exhibit called “Barbie World” is now open in GTA, and here’s your chance to take a peek inside!
Visitors can walk around Barbie’s surrounding streets, enter Barbie’s dream house, sit in Barbie’s motorhome, and explore interactive rooms inspired by Barbie’s career as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.
Where: Square One Mall, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here
The largest ribfest in Canada
Hungry? You certainly won’t after getting your ass kicked at Canada’s biggest Ribfest starting this Friday!
In addition to eating all the ribs you can handle, there will also be some interesting performers on stage at this year’s event, including popular headliners and young artist shows.
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington
When: September 2-5, 2022
Toronto Bob Marley One Love Experience
A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto, and it’s a celebration of art, culture and reggae pioneer himself, Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Toronto experience will include never-before-seen memorabilia and experiences that will take you to the Jamaican forest.
Described as a “unique multi-room exhibition”, the Bob Marley experience will feature six huge individual spaces, each dedicated to a different chapter of the musician’s life and legacy.
Where: st. Yonge, 1
When: Different time
Friends the experience that originated in US cities has finally opened up in Toronto! The event has all the elements that will make any Friends superfans go crazy including sets, original props and costumes.
You will be able to dance in front of the fountain, enter the show and explore the 12 set rooms, pose on the sofa, take photos to your heart’s content, buy exclusive merchandise, and more. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect!
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Center (opposite the LEGO Store)
When: Reserve your seat
Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour
Toronto’s very own Barenaked Ladies are taking the stage this week. Grab your friends and sing from your heart to the nostalgic hits of this legendary rock band.
Where: Budweiser stage
When: August 30, 2022