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Weekend Guide: August Long

What are your plans for the long weekend? If you are sticking around the city—visit somewhere you have never been or explore a new neighbourhood. Check out our weekend guide for some ideas.

Bring the kids to ParksplayTO program at a nearby park

ParksPlayTO is a new free drop-in program that offers fun for the whole family at select park locations around the city. ParksPlayTO is packed with fun for caregivers and kids aged 12 and under, and Summer in the 6IX will keep youth aged 13 – 24 entertained for hours.

Go on a pirate scavenger hunt

Pirates have invaded Toronto! Cap’n Graybeard needs your help to find his missing treasure map. Beware, mateys, you’ll encounter VIRTUAL Pirates, Scurvy Dogs and need to collect the Pieces of Eight to ultimately find the location of his treasure? The first city-wide treasure hunt in Downtown Toronto allows for safe distancing for teams of up to 6. This event benefits the Daily Bread Food Bank & includes the COVID-19 precautions to help keep you safe.

SATURDAY Start anytime between 10-1 pm

Take a guided tour of the City...

Sweet Delights Of Old Toronto Tour

This tour is a comprehensive, insider and local's guide history and food guide to the heart and soul of Toronto. You will visit churches, world class markets, hidden buildings and courtyards, Canada's oldest post office, and more! We sample Toronto's best Gelato, some fine handcrafted chocolates, delicious Japanese pastries and Green matcha lattes!

Guided Bicycle Tour of the Waterfront, Island and Distillery

You can see and learn more about Toronto with this tour. Just meet up with your small group of fellow travellers, hop on your included bike, and set out on a pedal-powered adventure to get your bearings and explore the waterfront. See the Distillery Historic District, ride through the Harbourfront, and stop by Toronto Island Park—all in just a few hours.

August 1, 2020 To September 30, 2020

Distillery District Walking Tour

You’ll love our expert guides interpretation of a drunk city, business intrigue and how Gooderham and Worts became the world’s largest distillery. Along the way we’ll show you some of the best secret Distillery District spots and photo locations.

Attend Toronto Shines: Ontario Place Popup Drive-In

Get Out! Popup Drive-In featuring great comedy, live music and feature films!

Toronto Shines presents the best in live entertainment and current and classic films in a safe and family friendly setting at the water’s edge of Ontario Place. Weekends Through October 31st, 2020.

Have a laugh at Comedy Under the Stars

Attend an incredible evening of the very best in Stand Up Comedy in a spectacular open air venue—The Guildwood Inn. Tickets are limited in accordance with all social distancing practices.


Try some new food at the Street Eats Market

Themed food markets include Ice Cream Festival, Filipino Street Market, Flavours Caribbean Market, BBQ Festival and more!

There’s also an Artisan Alley featuring some of the top trending makers of 2020. FREE admission and FREE parking, strict social distancing is in effect.

Scarborough Town Centre

FRI-SUN 11am-7pm

Stop by a Farmers’ or Flea Market

St. Lawrence Summer Market

SAT 5 AM - 3 PM

Saturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works


Kensington Flea & Artisan Market


Leslieville Farmers’ Market

SUN 9AM- 1:30PM

And as always continue to #staysafe and #wearamask

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