Back by popular demand are two of the city’s newly beloved drive-in entertainment options: CityView Drive-In and Ontario Place. Both venues have secured a stellar lineup of movies, music, shows, and creative ways to enjoy the outdoors without compromising personal space.
CityView’s summertime lineup includes local DJ talent Skratch Bastid and musical artists Big Wreck, Classic Albums Live, Tokyo Police Club & Born Ruffians as well as jazz singer Matt Dusk. Additional acts will be announced throughout the season. CityView’s space can accommodate 200 cars and also provides contactless snacks and merchandise.
“We’re proud of the venue we built, and as the city once again starts to reopen, CityView Drive-In will be returning this spring with an exciting lineup of concerts and events that will run throughout the remainder of the year,” says Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment in a recent press release.
Ontario Place is also kicking off the season with a stellar movie lineup, including classics such as Pulp Fiction and some family favourites such as Moana. You can also bring a bag of marshmallows and rent a fire pit for $42 and change. There are four fire pits available at Ontario Place, so we suggest reserving well in advance of a date or family night.
CityView kicks things off on May 7 with Classic Albums Live playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Ontario Place screens the movie The Hate You Give on April 9. Purchase tickets, snacks, and merchandise online before you go.
In a different kind of drive-in, the immersive Van Gogh exhibit is currently running inside a vacant five-storey, 600,000 cu.ft. warehouse at 1 Yonge St. Although the walk-through component is paused, the drive-through option is available and has been extended to April 25.