416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (Jul.12th – Jul.14th)

Honda-IndyIf you survived Monsoon Monday, I bet you’re loving this easy, breezy Friday. I know I am! Woke up this morning with the windows open and the buzz of the indy race cars, and I didn’t even mind. Looks like it’s going to be a warm and sunny weekend and as always I have a few fun things planned for you. Here’s my TOP5 of things to do in Toronto this weekend.

Honda Indy Toronto – Exhibition Place turns into motorsport heaven starting this Friday through Sunday with IndyCar races, BMX stunt shows and poutine-eating time trials. Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe is the fan favourite in the big race, but he’ll have to beat defending champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to take the title. One-day admission is $60; $80 for two days. 

SalsaSalsa on St. Clair – Wrapping up Latino Week, this two day street festival presented by TLN Telelatino celebrates the world of salsa dancing. The event features a parade in Hillcrest Village between Winonna Drive and Christie Street, local vendors, live music and of course salsa dancing. The festival also offers dance lessons, authentic Latin food and more.

Second City’s Slap Shot Live! – Second City closes out its stage adaptation of the hockey comedy classic this weekend with a final nostalgia inducing set of performances. Standout reviews have been rolling in for the stick-smashing, head-bashing production. The Globe called it “the funniest game you can name.” See it before it’s gone forever.

EFSEverything’s For Sale – King West’s hottest new patio wants to sell you something… everything, actually. EFS (Everything’s For Sale) just opened, bringing yet another cabana-style spot for summertime chilling (’cause you know there’s never too many). From the same people that brought us Bloke & 4th, EFS has cheap drinks on the daily, some killer digs, and droves of King West’ers. Head on over for your Friday night antics.

Summer Beer Festival – This Sunday get your drink on at The Rhino for Canadian Beer News’ Summer Beer Festival. With 20 Ontario breweries taking part, you’ll be able to sample dozens of brews from light and crisp to dark and heavy. Two levels of advance tickets are now on sale for entry at 11:00 AM and 12:00 noon, with free general admission starting at 1:00 PM.

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