July is officially here, which means office hours are in full effect and you’ve got nothing but time to kill and patios and parks to light on fire with your awesomeness. Here’s everything to get up to this weekend…
Toronto Urban Roots Festival
The Toronto Urban Roots Festival kicks off Thursday night with She & Him, Zooey Deschanel’s band with M. Ward that’s actually one of the best side projects of an actor we’ve ever heard. Check out our guide to the Top 11 Must-See Acts at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival to make your own schedule through to July 7th.
First Thursdays at the AGO
The July edition of First Thursdays at the AGO’s theme is “Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller.” There will be co-headlining performances by Absolutely Free and Doldrums to put the “art” in “party.”
Explore Your Taste Buds With Beer
Prud’Homme Beer Sommelier Doug Appeldoorn is doing a tasting with hard-to-find American and European beers, and seven of them can be yours in tasting form for $50.
The Fringe Festival technically kicked off Wednesday, but the fun has only just begun. Check out our guide to the Hottest Acts At Toronto Fringe Festival 2013 to find out what not to miss from now to July 14th.
Summerlicous kicks off today and runs to July 21. Whether Mother Nature decides to show us her sunny side or not is still up in the air, but we’re officially celebrating the lazy season with our plethora of reservations. Check out all our Summerlicious 2013 guides.
Corso Italia Street Festival
The party returns to the streets this weekend at the Corso Italia street festival on St. Clair Avenue West between Westmount and Landsdowne, starting today and running until July 7. Think 10 blocks of food stalls, street performers, rides, beer tents and a Prince Edward County wine garden.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
The outdoor art fest like none other kicks off Friday, and we’ve already told you which awesome artists to look out for in our guide Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: 5 Cool Artists Ya Gotta See. We recommend marking their booths on your map when you head to Nathan Phillips Square, through to July 7th.
Taste of Lawrence Festival
What’s better than an international food and culture festival? How about a free one! Food, music and good times will be had at Taste of Lawrence Festival.
The annual TPFF Party in the Pits at Christie Pits Park is doing a free screening of Annemarie Jacir’s Salt of this Sea to usher in summer.
2013 Toronto Chinatown Night Market
They had us at Kung Fu demonstrations. Think vendors, entertainers and a stage near D’arcy Street from now until August 17th.
Gladstone Fleas: July Edition
Ya gotta love an urban flea market for all of us carless peeps who still like to find a unique gem. This edition is organized by Laura Hopf, who teamed up with Haley Mlotek of Worn Fashion Journal and Meg Sinclair of Muttonhead. Bring on the vintage cool.
Ottawa Brewery Market – The Capital Mashup
Yes, there was one on Canada Day, but get ready for yet another beer mashup featuring collaborations between Cassel + Great Lakes, Broadhead + Amsterdam, and Beyond the Pale + Indie Ale House in Parkdale Park.
The Sassy Little Craft Show – Summer Edition
Food, drinks, patios and crafts? Does it get anymore hipster fabulous. We can get behind anything with the promo tagline: “This ‘aint your Granny’s Church Basement!”
Christie Pits Film Festival
The third annual Christie Pits Film Festival kicks off Sunday in Christie Pits Park starting with That Thing You Do! starring Tom Hanks.