Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

Five Things To Do
Courtesy of the Grilled Cheese Challenge

Get ready for a jam packed weekend with Five Things To Do!

There are tons of music and arts events to check out this weekend, including Luminato Festival and Canadian Music Week. If you find yourself feeling hungry, make sure to head to the Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival, where you can vote on Toronto’s best grilled cheese!

Check out Five Things To Do in Toronto this weekend below.

This Indie88 feature is presented with the Grilled Cheese Challenge.


Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival

Lake Shore Blvd W from Islington Ave to Second St | June 11

Five Things To Do
Courtesy of the Grilled Cheese Challenge

Hosted by the Lakeshore Village BIA, The Grilled Cheese Challenge is on the hunt for the tastiest grilled cheese this city has to offer. If you’re feeling peckish this weekend and looking for a great event, check out the Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival. This fun (and delicious!) event encourages festival-goers to taste the best grilled cheese in Toronto.

Luminato Festival

Various Venues | June 9th to 19th | Varying Prices, Some Free Events

Luminato Festival is an “arts festival that knows no bounds.” Dedicated to performance, media, and visual arts, Luminato Festival subverts the typical boundaries of art. The multidisciplinary festival brings arts and culture programming across the GTA, and it even features a whole slew of free events. Check out the full list of programming here.

Canadian Music Week

Various Venues | Until June 11th | Varying Prices and Passes

This year marks the 40th annual Canadian Music Week Festival. Serving as the premier annual showcasing event in Canada, Canadian Music Week brings hundreds of artists and industry professionals from around the world to Toronto for “five days of live music, networking, and learning.” Tons of artists are set to play the event this year, including The Glorious Sons, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs, TILSEN, Crown Lands, and more. Check out the full list of artists here.


Toronto Zoo Drag Queen Storytime

The Toronto Zoo | June 11th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Free with Zoo Admission

Toronto Zoo Pride

Check out some fun for the whole family with the Toronto Zoo Drag Queen Storytime. Drag performers Tiffany Boxx and Erin Brockobic read “some animal-themed children’s stories that teach lessons of inclusion, diversity, self-love, and respect for others,” the event explains. It’ll take place in the Waterside Theatre of the Zoo, free with Zoo Admission!

Flamingo Market: Pride 2022 Edition!

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre | June 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Free

Flamingo Market

Get ready to celebrate Pride at Toronto’s 3x Award-Winning LGBTQ2SIA+ Market. The Flamingo Market is headed to Buddies, where you can support LGBTQ2SIA artists and businesses directly for Pride Merch and other goods! Flamingo Market is a FREE admission market that is an all inclusive, child friendly market. All are welcome to attended!

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