8 cool things to do in Toronto this weekend: July 15-17

Toronto really knows how to make the most of summer with another weekend packed with festivals and even a huge racing event.

We’re in the ’90s with Alanis Morissette’s concert (with the rock group) and the much-anticipated concert friends The show that will make you remember quotes from your favorite episode.

As for the food, you are sure to find delicious dishes at the upcoming Brazilian festival, and if you are looking to try something new, we recommend sampling the bamboo steamer made of rainbow dumplings. Very delicious.

Go to Honda Indy

what or what: Honda Indy is finally back for a weekend of non-stop racing. The event will turn the city into a racetrack with many seating areas where you can watch the race.

where: Exhibition Venue, 100 Princes Street

When: From 15 to 17 July

time: Friday and Saturday gates open at 7:30 AM, Sunday gates open at 8:45 AM

price: From $50 for general admission

Watch Alanis Morissette in concert

what or what: If Ironic is your ’90s hit, be sure to catch Alanis Morissette in concert at the Budweiser Stage where she will perform songs from her new album The storm before the calm As well as other crowd favorites. Morissette will appear with special guest Garbage.

When: July 17

time: 7 pm

where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Go to Friends Gallery

what friends Experience: The One in Toronto ‘Finally here, bringing with her 12 featured rooms from the show like Monica and Rachel’s apartment and she’ll even be able to dress up as Chandler…all of them. Don’t forget to stop by the Merchandise Store for a Central Perk or “How are you?” shopping bag.

When: Opens July 14

Time: scheduled tickets

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street

Price: Standard $40

Go to an outdoor exhibition

what or what: Explore the work of local artists during the Toronto Open Air Gallery of Art, Canada’s “leading outdoor contemporary art fair.” In addition to an art tour, children’s workshop, live drawing, and other art-related events, expect live music and modern dance performances, as well as a beer garden.

When: From 15 to 17 July

time: Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Go to the street festival

what or what: BIG on Bloor Festival is back in person! The art event will take place over 10 blocks along Bloor Street West between Dufferin Street and Lansdowne Avenue throughout the weekend. For two days, you can enjoy music, interactive art experiences, and markets.

When: From 16 to 17 July

time: Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am, Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm

where: Bloor Street West, between Dufferin Street and Lansdowne Street

price: free entry

Go to anime conference

what or what: Calling all anime lovers! Anime North is the ultimate convention for fans of anime, manga, music, games, and other forms of Japanese culture. Shop at Vendors Hall with over 400 merchandise booths and score some great items for the exchange. Meet some of the voice actors and artists behind popular cartoons, join a karaoke contest, take selfies with costume designers, and test your knowledge during trivia night.

When: From 15 to 17 July

time: Friday 5pm to 1am, Saturday 10am to 1am, Sunday 10am to 5pm

where: Toronto Convention Center, 650 Dixon Road; Delta Airport Hotel, 655 Dixon Road; The Sheraton Airport Hotel, 901 Dixon Street

price: from $45

Order the rainbow dumplings

what or what: Do you like dumplings? If so, how about some rainbow pies? At handcrafted SHINYI Dumplings, each color represents a different flavor and the dumplings are made fresh every day. Be sure to try their fried beef steak, a perfectly spiced dish with just a little kick.

time: Open daily from 11am to 9:30pm

where: Shenny, 641 Yonge Street

Head to a Brazilian Festival

what or what: This huge festival is back and bigger than ever. The Toronto International Brazil Festival promises a weekend full of music, dance and delicious Brazilian food.

When: From 16 to 17 July

time: Saturday 2 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 2 pm to 10 pm

where: Earlscourt Park, Caledonia Road, and St. Clair Avenue West

price: free entry

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