10 Best Things to Do in Toronto This Week (August 29 – September 2)

Only a week left until the long weekend, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to have a good time. With so many exciting things to do in Toronto this week, treat every day like a holiday. From concerts to immersive experiences and more, this week is shaping up to be pretty darn spectacular. Here are our picks for the best things to do in Toronto this week.

Odesza: The Last Farewell Tour

The season of open-air concerts at the Budweiser Stage is still in full swing, and this week hit-maker electronic duo Odesza will grace the amphitheater. You will sing and dance the night away in what is sure to be an incredible show.

Where: Budweiser stage
When: September 1, 2022

Garden Fae in Trillium Park

Looking for free entertainment this week? Ontario Place is here for you. Garden Fae at Trillium Park is a free series of events featuring breathtaking aerial performances.

Garden Fae is presented by Hercinia Arts Collective and is described as “ambient aerial performances exploring the beauty of gardens”. Sit back and enjoy the talented acrobats taking center stage against a backdrop of lush trees and the glittering waterfront.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: August 31 from 6pm to 8pm

Oak + Fort warehouse sale

Shopping spree, anyone? Oak + Fort is having a warehouse sale in Vaughan and you can add some sparkle to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

The retailer is hosting a sales event at its Vaughan Mills store through September 5th. Everything in the store is 60% off, including women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, homeware and more.

Where: Vaughan Mills, Space 159, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr
When: Until September 5, 2022 (hours vary)

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The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Let’s go to the ex! The long-awaited return of The CNE in Toronto is finally here, with exciting new attractions, exhilarating rides, live performances, immersive competitions and a brand new selection of outrageously delicious dishes!

And don’t miss Canada’s largest airshow, which will soar through the city‘s skies this Labor Day weekend.

Where: place of issue
When: Until September 5, 2022

Immersive King Tut: Magical Journey to the Light

Travel back in time and experience Egypt more than 3,000 years ago at this new immersive exhibition in Toronto. Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light invites everyone to explore the wonders of ancient Egyptian history and hear the tale of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife.

When: Until October 30, 2022
Where: 1 Yonge St – Lighthouse ArtSpace Toronto

The world of barbie

If Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” was or still is your theme song, then there’s just the thing for you. A 30,000 square foot life-size display called The World of Barbie is now open in GTA, and here’s a quick look inside!

Visitors can walk the streets of Barbie, enter a Barbie dream house, sit in a Barbie camper van, and explore interactive rooms inspired by some of Barbie’s careers as a scientist, music producer, astronaut, and more.

Where: Square One Mall, Mississauga
When: Book your visit here

Canada’s largest Ribfest

Hungry? You certainly won’t be after stuffing your face at Canada’s Biggest Ribfest starting this Friday!

Aside from eating all the ribs you can stomach, this year’s event will also feature some exciting acts on stage, including popular headliners and a showcase for up-and-coming artists.

Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington
When: September 2-5, 2022

Toronto Bob Marley A Love Story

A new immersive experience is now open in Toronto, and it’s a celebration of the art, culture, and reggae pioneer himself, Bob Marley. Toronto’s Bob Marley Experience offers never-before-seen memorabilia and an experience that transports you to the Jamaican forest.

Described as a “unique multi-room exhibit,” the Bob Marley experience will span six vast, distinct rooms, each dedicated to a different chapter in the musician’s life and legacy.

Where: 1 Yonge Str
When: Different times

The FRIENDS experience

That friends Experience that has popped up in cities across the US has finally opened in Toronto! The event has all the elements that anyone would do friends Superfans go crazy including set replicas and original props and costumes.

You can dance in front of the fountain, enter the show and explore 12 rooms with set replicas, pose on the couch, take photos to your heart’s content, shop for exclusive merch and much more. Here’s a little taste of what to expect!

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Center (opposite the LEGO Store)
When: Reserve your place

Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

Toronto’s own Barenaked Ladies take the stage this week. Grab your friends and sing along to the nostalgic hits of this iconic rock band.

Where: Budweiser stage
When: August 30, 2022

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