What to do in Toronto this Weekend

All week long we have been getting ready for this weekend’s main event…Father’s Day. There are so many great things to do this weekend with the Dad in your life. Earlier this week we put together a roundup of the best Father’s Day events in Toronto. Today we are taking a look around the city and checking out what other events and festivals are happening this weekend.

What to do in Toronto this Weekend

what to do in toronto Toronto Animation Arts Festival International: An amazing reason to spend the day on Toronto’s waterfront is this weekend’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. The festival will equally appeal to die-hard animation fans and newcommers to this art form. Families will have fun hanging out in Toonville; watching new and upcoming Toronto made cartoons, short films, the creators of Phineas and Ferb will be screening an episode and taking questions from the audience, learn how to draw caricatures and so much more.


Leslieville Flea: An east end favourite has returned for another season, in a new location. Starting this Sunday, and falling on the last Sunday of the month, all summer long, you will find the Leslieville Flea at the Ashbridge Estate on Queen Street, East. The park land around the Ashbridge Estate is the perfect location for visitors to stroll through aisles looking for unique vintage items. Visitors will find over 50 vendors selling vintage, salvaged, retro, upcycled items and more.


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Roncy Rocks: Never fear, there is plenty to do in the west end of the city too. On Saturday Roncesvalles Village will host their annual celebration of local art, music and culture. Come out and explore Roncesvalles Village, take in music on the street stages, visit interactive workshops, art installations and there will be plenty of kids activities for everyone to enjoy.


The French and British Forts of Toronto, Bike Tour: Pump up the bike tires and ride along Toronto’s bike paths from historic site to historic site. On Saturday, June 14th start the tour at Lambton House and follow the Humber Bike Trail to Toronto’s second French fort and finally end up at Fort York. A truly unique and educational way to see the city.


Beaches Arts & Crafts Show: All weekend long Kew Gardens park will be bustling with families checking out the handmade arts and crafts at the 30th annual Beaches Arts and Crafts Show. For 30 years this show has been bringing together Canadian artists and artisans in the picturesque park setting. This year the show will host over 50 new exhibitors.


What do you have planned for this weekend?

images courtesy of taafi and roncy rocks
Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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