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Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

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, but one event you don’t want to miss is North By North East (NXNE). They’re making a return to the city this weekend, with shows from some of the best up-and-coming artists from Canada and around the world.

If you’re looking to celebrate Pride Month this weekend, there are also tons of events you’ve got to check out.

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



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NXNE Music Festival returns this June 14-19 with renewed emphasis on showcasing emerging artists and supporting TO’s live music scene. The annual festival is set to feature some of the world’s best artists of today and tomorrow. This weekend, you can catch some amazing shows from Brooklyn Doran, The Zolas bassist dwi, Lenny Bull, and more at a whole slew of venues across the city. Check out 20 acts you won’t want to miss at NXNE here.

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.

Night At The Aqueerium

Ripley’s Aquarium | June 17th | 8:00 pm – 12:00 am


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Want to spend a night at the aquarium? On June 17th, Ripley’s is hosting their annual “Night at the Aqueerium” Pride event. “It’s the most colourful time of the year,” the event description reads. “Night at the Aqueerium (19+). Dive into all the colours of the rainbow and dance the night away to DJs curated by Pride Toronto. Light installations will be set up, plus there will be refreshments and plenty of photo ops!”

Pride BACKYARD Festival

Stackt Market | June 18th | 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stackt is back with its annual BACKYARD festival, but this time it’s in honour of Pride. The event is set to feature musical performances, DJ sets, a small business vendor marker, an exclusion fusion tasting menu experience, and a drag brunch. Get ready for a stackt day of activities at BACKYARD festival.

Taste of Little Italy

College St. between Bathurst St. and Shaw St. | June 17th – 19th | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


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Feeling a bit peckish? You’ve got to head to College St,. to check out the annual Taste of Little Italy Street Festival. From June 17th to 19th the entire street will be closed from Bathurst St. to Shaw St. Not only will there be delicious food and drink, but there’ll also be live performances, community booths, and kid-friendly carnival rides and games.
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