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Things to Do in Toronto this Weekend

August 27–29, 2021

It’s shaping up to be a sun-and-fun-filled weekend! From candy-themed pop-ups to spectacular light shows and everything in between, we’re sharing some ideas to make the most of these precious summer weekends.

Here are some things to do in Toronto this weekend:

1. Become a superhero at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Avengers, assemble! Step into the world of Marvel’s Avengers at the Yorkdale Mall. You’ll journey through a superhero-worthy training facility, learning cutting-edge science, uncovering backstories and interacting with props and costumes.

2. Get your skate on at Retro Rolla

Let the good times roll. Bring out your best neon legwarmers and gear up for a totally ‘80s afternoon at Retro Rolla. Toronto’s first outdoor roller skate rental pop-up under The Bentway is the perfect place to get out of the house, get some exercise and try out a groovy new skill.

3. Eat your way through Sugar Rush Toronto

Looking for a sweet way to spend the day? Sugar Rush Toronto is a candy-themed park hosting installations, art displays and endless amounts of treats and sweets that will satisfy any sweet tooth. And don’t forget your camera—there will be plenty of Instagram-worthy photo-ops! 

4. Immerse yourself in Beyond Monet

If you enjoyed the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit (or have yet to see it), here’s another experience to add to your list. Toronto’s most immersive art experience takes you on a multi-sensory journey using sound effects, music and projection to bring Monet’s whimsical artwork to life before your eyes. 

5. Try Toronto's coolest treats

Beat the heat and cool down with Toronto's top cold treats. From soft serve to sundaes to soda-fountain style ice cream, you'll find something to satiate your sweet tooth no matter which area of the city you're in. Don't get a brainfreeze!

6. Experience Blindness, a socially distanced sound installation

Turn off the lights. Blindness is the latest production from Mirvish Theatre, where audiences are seated in “pods” of single or double seats spaced eight feet apart. Follow a journey through individual headphones that includes narration, soundscapes and an incredibly gripping story of the rise and hopeful end of a global pandemic. 

7. Spend the day at Ontario Place

You’ll find action-packed fun to keep the family entertained for an entire day at Ontario Place. Cruise through the water by kayak or pedal boat, take a Segway tour, or challenge your crew to a game of beach volleyball. Make sure you stay until the sun sets to catch a drive-in movie or late-night bonfire experience.

8. Get inspired at the AGO's Andy Warhol exhibition

The Art Gallery of Ontario is open and ready for you to explore. Offering free admission to members, pass holders, people under the age of 25 (and to everyone every Wednesday if you are looking for a mid-week activity), the AGO is the new home for the wild, wacky artistic work of Andy Warhol.

9. Have an on the water adventure

Make the most of a sunny summer day by spending it out in the middle of Lake Ontario. Whether you’re paddleboarding, jetskiing, or riding a real-life pirate ship, you’ll find plenty of ways to keep cool while enjoying the extra special view of the Toronto skyline from the water. 

10. Feel the magic of Terra Lumina

The Toronto Zoo comes to life at nighttime with Terra Lumina. Take an enchanting stroll through immersive lighting, special effects and projections that bring you on a journey to the future and back. This is a magical experience that is not to be missed!

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