Forget sitting cemented in traffic on a five-hour expedition north, staying city side is the new, new long weekend cool. There is hardly a shortage of Toronto-centric events this coming holiday. Here are our picks for the top happenings- June 28 to Canada Day.
Celebrate the Netherland’s total domination of Group B- THREE WINS and counting. Next in the powerhouse team’s line of fire- Mexico.
World Cup 2014 – NETHERLANDS VS. MEXICO
This Sunday June 29
@ SCHOOL’s ‘Holland House Tent City’
Complete with pre- game pancakes (from SCHOOL’s acclaimed brunch menu), indo-Dutch satay BBQ (a nod to the region’s Indo influence), dutch beer tents (Heineken, Grolsch- need we say more?), mexican PINATAS (for taking out aggression on opponents) and massive HDTV 80 INCH SCREENS in Each Tent (a clear view of victory)
*Gotstyle customers get 1/2 price pancakes – just show your server this offer on your phone.
Open dome, shinning sun and ice-cold brew, cheer on the American League leaders while they tear up the field.
- Jays vs. White Sox June 27-29
- Jays vs. Brewers July 1
Rom Proud: June 27
Friday marks the final installment of Friday Night Live at the ROM, where guests explore three floors of the famed museum while enjoying cocktails, canapés, live music and DJs.
Digital Dreams: June 28 + 29
Fifty thousand electronic dance music fanatics gather at Echo Beach to celebrate and be amazed by over-the-top stage, lighting and pyrotechnics, and the world’s foremost EDM DJs- Tiesto, Deep Dish, Justice and Art Department.
Green Space at World Pride: June 26- 29
Green Space on Church at Cawthra Square Park has a full weekend of free outdoor music starring DJs and drag queens, and drinking and dancing. Friday is the Frankie Knuckles tribute featuring Hector Romero while Sunday’s Disco Disco Party features Dimitri From Paris.
Toronto Jazz Festival: Ends July 28
The Toronto Jazz Festival is in the home stretch. Expand your musical palette and take in one of the 350 performances happening at 40 different locations around the city.
Toronto Ribfest: June 27- July 1
Looking for a culinary chow down? Ribfest is celebrating its 15th Centennial Park. Catch the World Cup live or play Human Foosball in the adjoining soccer field.