416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (Jun.14th – Jun.16th)

StockpileHard to believe we’re already in mid-June with the weather being uncharacteristically (or comfortably) cool for this time of year. Although the weather gods are calling for rain, that’s no reason not to make your weekend an awesome one. I’ve got plenty of fun planned for you. Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day this Sunday so why not take dad out for a day in the city. Here is my TOP5 things to do in Toronto this weekend. Enjoy!

Luminato kicks off – Luminato has dazzled audiences for the past few years as the city’s most prestigious festival celebrating the arts. It kicks off today (Friday) for 10 days of artistic revery, from stage performances to exhibitions and installations. Serena Ryder, the folk singer and three-time Juno winner, is playing the opening night of Luminato today at David Pecaut Square, following a set from k-os at the same open-air venue. It’s free and not to be missed. 

Car ShowYorkville Exotic Car Show – This Sunday why not take Dad out for the day. Grab a bite at Hemingway’s and head down to the 4th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show to drool over this year’s collection of hot rides. The show (Bloor Street – Between Avenue Road and Bay Street) runs from noon to 5:00 pm and admission is free.

Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival – Is there a better way to spend your weekend other than sampling different wines, craft beers and spirits on a nice day at the waterfront? Probably not. Throw in live music and a lake breeze and you’re ready for some summer fun. The Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival takes over Sugar Beach this weekend to bring us three days of spiritous samplings. Wine, craft beer, some of the world’s finest spirits, pairing seminars, live entertainment, and more awaits at this boozehound paradise.

Roncy Rocks – This Saturday come out and show your support for Roncesvalles artists and musicians. The community’s annual celebration of local art, music and culture will bring an abundance of great talent with live performances on numerous stages, a large roster of artists in a juried art show and sale, and loads of art related activities for the whole family. There’s something for everyone at this annual festival. If you haven’t been to Roncesvalles Village yet, this is a great opportunity to get to know this wonderful neighbourhood.

College StreetTaste of Little Italy – College Street (between Bathurst and Shaw) will be jammed full of Italian pride this weekend. A celebration of Italian culture, Taste of Little Italy will include samples from neighbourhood food vendors, music from Italian DJs, expanded patios and 27 performers to keep everyone entertained. Viva L’Italia!

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