Getting out and enjoying new experiences, being with friends and going to fun events are all ways to reduce stress. We have not been able to go out and explore our city for some time. Some of you may have already been exploring as things have been opened up again and some are taking some time to decide where to explore first. Whatever your idea of fun is and whatever your comfort level is in visiting tourist destinations, find some fun this summer!
Check out this list of Toronto attractions and their welcome back safety protocols. If attractions are not what you are seeking, check out the events happening in and around the GTA. Stay tuned next week for a list of the best nature destinations you can check out all year long (plus they’re free to visit!). Enjoy your fun!
Cheer on the Jay’s as they play against the Tiger’s at The Rogers Centre all weekend long!
Mixto Festival 2021
Two afternoons and three nights of music, food, and community. All going down at Lynx Music, featuring food vendors, children’s activities, musical performances by bands and DJs, custom visual art installations and more!
Carassauga Drive-In Festival
Featuring 5 shows, various dance and musical performances and food trucks on site. What better way to showcase our cultures than by celebrating than with food and entertainment!
BACKYARD @ stackt – August 21st
Hosted once per month, we bring a whole new meaning to reconnect in an open outdoor, safe environment. Filled with good eats, live music, workshops, night markets + brand experience popped up across a full city block. Start in the sunny afternoon exploring + go late into the evening.
On-Going Fun Events
Sugar Rush Toronto
Take a vibrant walk through 50,000 square feet of pure Candytropolis featuring colourful installations, one-of-a-kind art displays, live performances, custom parade floats, and candy-powered interactions! Open until September 6th.
Here you’ll train to stand united with the Avengers in defence of our planet as you journey through an advanced, multi-room training facility and receive unprecedented access to the most sensitive intelligence and cutting-edge science. Complete your training to become part of the advanced, scientific combat support network for the Avengers. Open until September 12th.
During the installation, visitors listen on headphones to this gripping story of an unimaginable global pandemic of infectious blindness– and its profoundly hopeful conclusion – featuring an immersive sound design using binaural technology and atmospheric lighting. Open until August 29th, second showing September 24th – October 24th.
Jamie Allan’s Illusionarium
Take an immersive journey through the evolution of magic as the world’s most famous illusionists share their deepest secret. Using 3D projections, life-like holograms, and live magicians, this is the first time audiences can marvel at the greatest illusions up close – all in a socially-distanced setting. Open until October 31st
One Million Sunflowers
One million sunflowers have been planted to beautify the site undergoing construction and remediation, delivering a shared experience that would delight and encourage the community to get outdoors amidst various works of public art. Open until mid-September, or see the Sunset Flowers event every Wednesday until September 15th.
People of all ages can be part of every brushstroke as Monet’s artwork comes to life in front of their very eyes. His artwork expands beyond the framed canvases through music, sound effects and scenography that will awaken the senses and create a captivating atmosphere. Beyond Monet promises to break conventions with this spectacular audio-visual journey through impressionism. Open until October 3rd
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
Visitors will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life across 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the master’s oeuvre and illuminating the mind of the genius. Wander through giant projections that highlight brushstroke, detail, and colour as you have never experienced them. Open until October 11th.
The Met Farmer’s Market
Met is looking beyond a conventional farmers’ market and pursuing a “food-hub”-style market that focuses on contributing to an accessible community food space, working with local service providers and engaging other neighbourhood food support programs. Open every Sunday until October 31st.
However you choose to have fun this summer, make sure to stay safe and most importantly – enjoy yourself!
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