No. 15 TAKE IN A WEDDING.
PCELEBRATION OF LOVE A mass wedding ceremony celebrates World Pride Toronto with more than 100 same-sex couples tying the knot. Free for qualified couples (marriage license fees extra). Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. prideweddingtoronto.com. DANCING ON THE PIER Outdoor dancing to live music of all styles. To Jun 26. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. INTRODUCTION TO E- READING DEVICES Workshop. 7 pm. Free. Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence E. 416-3955710.
KENSINGTON MARKET Heritage Toronto walk. 6: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. Bellevue Square Park, 5 Bellevue. heritagetoronto.org.
PRIDE WALK: DISCOVERING TORON
TO’S LGBTQ HERITAGE Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. Today 6: 30 pm; tomorrow 2 pm. $20. Location provided on registration. heritagetoronto.org.
STARRY NIGHT Drag queens Adore Delano, Courtney Act, Bianca Del Rio, Darienne Lake, DJs Freemasons, Rosabel and the Cube Guys and others. Free. Cawthra Square Park Greenspace, beside 519 Church Community Centre. greenspaceto.org.
TWO- SPIRITED PEOPLE IN INDIGENOUS SOCIETIES Talk by Jessica Danforth from the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. 7 pm. Free. Spadina Road Library, 10 Spadina Rd. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
YOGA Outdoor classes for all levels. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
Friday, June 27
CANADA DAY EXTRAVAGANZA Entertainment, kids’ activities, art, fireworks and more. To Jul 1. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
DEEP FRIED FRIDAYS DJs spin and local chefs provide the food. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
FAMILY PRIDE Activities for families of all kinds include children’s entertainers, a style zone, and arts and crafts. To Jun 29. Free. Church Street Jr Public School, Church and Alexander. worldpridetoronto.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE @ ROM Live music, DJs, pop-up food, tours of the galleries and more with a ROM Proud theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park.rom.on.ca/fnl.
DO AT THE CARLU Group wedding for gentlemen, with musical performances and a wedding celebration. Today and tomorrow, 7 pm. $25. Carlu, 444 Yonge. thecarlu.com.
THE LIFE & DEATH OF STARS Planetariaum show. 7 & 8 pm. $5. U of T Astronomy Bldg, 50 St George. planetar[email protected]
PONE WORLD: WHERE THE WILD THINGS
ARE Pride dance party. 7 pm-midnight. Free. Cawthra Square Park Greenspace, beside 519 Church Community Centre. greenspaceto.org.
PARTY ON THE PLAZA Live music, food and drink outdoors every Fri evening. $25. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.
P5PRIDE STREET FAIR Vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment and more. Today 6 pm- 2 am; tomorrow noon-2 am; Jun 29 noon-11 pm. Free. Church and Wellesley area. worldpridetoronto.com.
PTRANS MARCH A community-led political march leaves from Church and Isabella at 8 pm (preceded by a rally at 7 pm) heads N to Bloor, W to Yonge and S on Yonge to Yonge- Dundas Square. Free. worldpridetoronto.com.
PWORLD PRIDE DRAG RACE CELEBRITY
CRUISE Celebrate on a harbour cruise with RuPaul. 8-11:30 pm. $115. Queen’s Quay Terminal (foot of York). tickets.mariposacruises.com.
Saturday, June 28
THE DON VALLEY: A BICYCLE TOUR FROM TODMORDEN MILLS TO LAKE ONTARIO Heritage Toronto tour. Today 10: 30 am; Sep 21, 1: 30 pm. $25. Location provided on registration. Pre- register at heritagetoronto.org.
PDYKE MARCH Celebrating the diversity and passion of LGBTTIQQ2S women and trans folk with a rally at Allan Gardens (Carl- ton and Jarvis) at 1 pm and the march at 2 pm heading W to Yonge and N on Yonge to Charles. Free. worldpridetoronto.com.
PHOMO NIGHT IN CANADA Queer comedy from Susan Fischer, Elvira Kurt, Shawn Hitchins, John Hastings, Richard Ryder and others, hosted by the B- Girlz. 8 pm. $25. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.
INTRODUCTION TO TRAIL RUNNING Basics workshop for adults. 10 am-noon. Kortright Centre for Conservation, Pine Valley and Major Mackenzie (Kleinburg). Pre-register 905-8322289, kortright.org.
Sunday, June 29
PDISCO DISCO Pride dance party with DJs Dimitri from Paris, Horse Meat Disco and others. 1 pm-midnight. Free. Greenspace, Cawthra Square Park, beside 519 Church Community Centre. greenspaceto.org.
PTHE LADY OIYE’S TEA DANCE Low-key gathering off the parade route for a cool respite. 3-10 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. buddiesinbadtimes.com.
NECROPOLIS Guided ROM walk. Today and Jul 27, 2 pm. Free. 200 Winchester. rom.on.ca.
rPEDESTRIAN SUNDAYS IN KENSINGTON
MARKET Celebrate summer with music, street theatre and more on streets closed to traffic. Noon-7 pm. Today, Jul 27 and Aug 31. Free. Kensington Market, Augusta and College. pskensington.ca.
PPRIDE PARADE The annual parade of floats, marching bands and music starts 2 pm at Bloor and Church, heads west to Yonge, south on Yonge to Yonge- Dundas Square. Free. worldpridetoronto.com.
SUNDAY POP- UP MARKET Market featuring local vendors and DJs. Today, Jul 27 and Aug 24 noon-5 pm. Free. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas W. 416-262-3400.
PWORLD PRIDE CLOSING CEREMONIES Singer/songwriter duo Tegan & Sara perform at the closing ceremonies. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. worldpridetoronto.com.
Monday, June 30
FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISE Harbour cruise with cocktails, dinner and fireworks. 7-11: 30 pm. $98. Queens Quay Terminal (foot of York). tickets.mariposacruises.com.
rSHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS SUMMER CAMP Two-week literacy, acting and performance camps for kids seven to 12. To Jul 11. $500. Shakespeare in Action, 385 Roxton. Pre-register shakespeareinaction.org.
Tuesday, July 1
rCANADA DAY CELEBRATION Traditional games, horse- drawn wagon rides, live music, village tours and more. Free w/ admission. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross. 416-736-1733, blackcreek.ca.
CANADA DAY CRUISE Harbour cruise with a buffet lunch. 11: 30 am-2: 30 pm. $ 59. Queens Quay Terminal (foot of York). tickets. mariposacruises.com.
rMULTICULTURAL CANADA DAY Music and cultural performances, arts and crafts, and more. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca.
Wednesday, July 2
FREE FLICKS: MEAN GIRLS Celebration of funny femmes in film with an outdoor screening hosted by NOW Magazine film critic Norm Wilner. Dusk (9 pm). Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416973- 4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
GEOFFREY FARMER The artist talks about his work. 5: 30 pm. $12, stu $ 8. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago.net.
HEART OF TORONTO Guided ROM walk exploring the city halls and more. Today 6 pm; Aug 3, 2 pm. Free. Doors of New City Hall, Queen and Bay. rom.on.ca.
Thursday, July 3
CHINATOWN: THEN AND NOW Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. Today 6:30 pm; Aug 3, 2:30 pm. $20. Location provided on registration. Pre-register heritagetoronto.org.
MARKET 707 FARMERS MARKET Local produce, veggies, meats, cheese and more. Every Thursday 3-7 pm. Free. 707 Dundas W. scaddingcourt.org/farmers_market.
Friday, July 4
TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION Painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewellery and more from 400 artists. Fri & Sat 10:30 am-7:30 pm, Sun 10:30 am- 6 pm. To Jul 6. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W, at Bay. torontooutdoorart.org.
Saturday, July 5
ARGONAUTS FOOTBALL The Argos play the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 3 pm. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way. argonauts.ca.
SECOND CHINATOWN FOODIES WALK Tour of a Chinese bakery, grocery shops and more. 10 am-1 pm. $50, stu/srs $45, child $35 (includes food). Red pole with black cat, 350 Spadina. Pre-register 416-923- 6813.
THE TOWN OF YORK AND THE WAR OF 1812 Heritage Toronto walk. 1: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. St James Park, King and Church. heritagetoronto.org.
Sunday, July 6
THE ANNEX Guided ROM walk. Today 2 pm; Aug 20, 6 pm; Oct 5, 2 pm. Free. West corner of ROM on Bloor (just west of Avenue Rd). rom.on.ca.
BRAINS, WORDS & VOICES Poetry contest with pre1975 poems recited from memory before an audience for a cash prize. Today and Aug 3, 6: 30 pm. Turotino, 109 Niagara, buzzer 007. therotarydial.ca/ brainswordsandvoices.
EXTRA! EXTRA! MAKING THE NEWS IN TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. 11 am. Free/pwyc. Berczy Park, 35 Wellington E. heritagetoronto.org.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Outdoor film screening and costume contest. 9 pm approx. Pwyc. Christie Pits Park, Bloor and Christie. christiepitsff.com.
rTHE UNCOMMON FLEA MARKET Outdoor flea market. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
WWE LIVE SUMMER SLAM HEATWAVE TOUR Wrestling with John Cena, the Shield, Seth Rollins s andan others. 5 pm. $20 and up. Ricoh Coliseum, 100 Princes’ nces’ Blvd,B Exhibition Place. ticketmaster.ca.
Monday, July 7
YOUTH SUMMER OPERA INTENSIVE Day camp for youth in grades 9 to 12 with the Canadian Opera Co. To Jul 14. $350 1 week, 2 weeks $625. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front E. Pre-register 416-3638231.
Tuesday, July 8
CCARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TORONTO LAUNCH Official launch party for the festival. Noon-2 pm & 4-8 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W, at Bay. torontocaribbeancarnival.com.
INTERNET TELEVISION WITH XBMC Learn how to watch TV using open-source software. 12:10-12: 50 pm. Free (bring your lunch). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395-5653.
TRAINSPOTTING Outdoor film screening. 9 pm. Free, Yonge-Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca.
Wednesday, July 9
FREE FLICKS: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Celebration of funny femmes in film with an outdoor screening and host NOW Magazine’s film critic Norm Wilner. Dusk (9 pm). Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-9734000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
GRAND PRIX OF MOSPORT RACEFEST Free. Yonge
Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca.
PHANTOMS, PLAYERS AND PUNDITS WALK Ghostly tour and tales of Financial and Entertainment district bldgs. 6:30-9 pm. $25, srs/stu $20, child $15. Old City Hall (front steps), 60 Queen W. Pre-register 416-923- 6813.
A SENSE OF SPADINA: HISTORIC JEWISH TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. 6: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. Cecil St Community Centre, 58 Cecil. heritagetoronto.org.
Thursday, July 10
CREATING TORONTO: THE STORY OF THE CITY IN
TEN STOPS Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. Today, Jul 17, 24, Aug 7, 14 and 28, 6: 30 pm. $ 20. Preregister heritagetoronto.org.
TASTY THURSDAYS Live world music and food from the grill every Thu through the summer. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay. toronto.ca/special_ events.
Saturday, July 12
HEATWAVE TORONTO BEACH VOLLEYBALL (SickKids) Corporate teams compete to help fight childhood cancer. Today and tomorrow, see website for details. Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach. heatwaveevents.com.
ARGONAUTS FOOTBALL The Argos play the Calgary Stampeders. 6: 30 pm. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way. argonauts.ca.
CrCARIBANA PRESENTS FLAGS AND COLOURS Street parade and activities with a focus on educating children about the carnival arts and culture. Parade at 10 am (from Shoreham Public School, 31 Shoreham), festivities 11 am-6 pm. Free. Yorkgate Mall, Finch west of Jane. flagsandcolours.org. IMMIGRATION STORIES: MAKING A HOME IN OLD TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. Today 11 am; Jul 24, 7 pm & Aug 10, 11 am. Free/pwyc. Location provided on registration. heritagetoronto.org.
THE NECROPOLIS Heritage Toronto walk. 1:30 pm. Free/ pwyc. Necropolis Cemetery Gates, 200 Winchester. heritagetoronto.org.
Sunday, July 13
BEACONSFIELD VILLAGE Heritage Toronto walk. 1: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. 1153 Queen W. heritagetoronto.org. GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN IN THE AUTOMOBILE
AGE Heritage Toronto walk. 10:30 am. Free/pwyc. SW corner Queen and Yonge. heritagetoronto.org.
MR HULOT’S HOLIDAY Outdoor film screening. 9 pm approx. Pwyc. Christie Pits Park, Bloor and Christie. christiepitsff.com.
PARKDALE Guided ROM walk. Today 2 pm; Aug 6, 6 pm. Free. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W. rom.on.ca.
Tuesday, July 15
NATIONAL LAMPOON VACATION Outdoor film screening. 9 pm. Free, Yonge-Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca.
Wednesday, July 16
CABBAGETOWN NORTH Guided ROM walk. Today 6 pm; Aug 24, 2 pm. Free. NE corner Parliament and Winchester. rom.on.ca.
FREE FLICKS: CLUELESS Celebration of funny femmes in
film with an outdoor screening hosted by NOW Magazine film critic Norm Wilner. Dusk (9 pm). Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com. MUSIC HISTORY ON THE YONGE STREET STRIP Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. Today 6:30 pm; Aug 9, 10 am. $20. Location provided on registration. Pre-register at heritagetoronto.org. THE WINE DOCTOR RECOMMENDS... SUMMER DRINKS Info seminar with the Wine Doctor Edward Finstein. 12:10-12: 50 pm. Free (bring your lunch). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395- 5653.
Saturday, July 19
GUILD PARK: WHERE ART MEETS NATURE Heritage Toronto walk. 1: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. 201 Guildwood Pkwy. heritagetoronto.org.
CrJUNIOR CARNIVAL PARADE Caribbean Carnival presents children masqueraders. 11 am-6 pm. Free. Downsview Park, Keele and Sheppard. torontocaribbeancarnival.com.
rLIVE GREEN TORONTO FESTIVAL Green street market, concerts, swap zone, buskers, kids’ activities and more. 11 am-8 pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. livegreentoronto.ca. TEXTILE CITY: LIVING FASHION AND GARMENT PRODUCTION IN TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. 10: 30 am. Free/pwyc. Grange Park south of AGO ( 317 Dundas W). heritagetoronto.org.
Sunday, July 20
THE GRANGE Guided ROM walk. Today 2 pm; Sep 28, 2 pm. Free. SW corner Dundas and McCaul. rom.on.ca.
STAND BY ME Outdoor film screening. 9 pm approx. Pwyc. Christie Pits Park, Bloor and Christie. christiepitsff.com. WATERSHED WONDERS: THE FORKS OF THE DON Heritage Toronto walk. 10 am. Free/pwyc. Marc Garneau Collegiate, 135 Overlea. heritagetoronto.org.
Monday, July 21
rRYERSON RADIO CAMP Kids eight to 12 and 12 to 15 learn the ins and outs of radio broadcasting at a week-long day camp. Today (ages eight to 12); Jul 28 (ages 12 to 15). $ 325. Pre-register at thescopeatryerson.ca.
Tuesday, July 22
LET’S GROW FOOD: ABUNDANT HARVEST – GROWING VEGETABLES ORGANICALLY Workshop. 5:30-8:30 pm. $75 (sliding scale avail). FoodShare, 90 Croatia. Pre-register 416-363- 6441 ext 247, an[email protected]share.net.
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Outdoor film screening. 9 pm. Free, Yonge- Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca.
Wednesday, July 23
FREE FLICKS: CARAMEL Celebration of funny femmes in film with an outdoor screening hosted by NOW Magazine film critic Norm Wilner. Dusk (9 pm). Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
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