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8 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend

Summer is officially here, and every week there’s something new to see or do in the city. If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, there’s a volleyball charity bash, a comedy show, Pride and more happening in Toronto.

Fly your flags high at Pride 2022


For the whole weekend, Pride Month events will be happening all over Toronto. The long-awaited return will be headlined by favourites like the annual Trans March, Dyke March, Bi+ Pride Programming, Blockorama by Blackness Yes, Pride Parade, StreetFair and multiple stages featuring over 300 2SLGBTQ+ artists. Pride Month has been virtual for the past two years during the pandemic, so seize the opportunity now to join in on the celebration.

Break the bank at the H&M warehouse sale


Last week we were treated to Gymshark. This week, H&M will be putting on a warehouse sale of their very own at the same location (The International Centre in Mississauga). From the June 22-26, customers have the chance to shop summer items at up to an 80 per cent discount. As we’re starting to feel the Toronto heat, it might be the perfect time to score summer staples while you can.

Bump, set and spike at Polson Pier for HOPE Charity


On Saturday, the Polson Pier will be covered in beach volleyball nets for the 32nd annual HOPE charity volleyball bash. Teams can register on the HOPE volleyball website and all proceeds will go towards Lupus Ontario and Wellspring Cancer Support. Registration is first come, first serve and is open to all above 16! The tournament has been broken up into intermediate and advanced teams with each playing in a round-robin and one elimination playoff.

Forget BYOB, this yoga event is BYOP: Bring Your Own Pooch


Kardia is back with another fun yoga event for dog lovers. This Saturday, bring your dog along as you experience a 50-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga session. This particular session is meant to help improve balance, build strength and further expand your bond with your dog. Don’t fret if you don’t own a dog of your own! Feel free to come by and enjoy the session with other fuzzy friends.

Enjoy local CPL action this Sunday

York United FC and Valour FC are set to face off this Sunday at the York Lions Stadium. Both teams have been out of form with neither team recording a W in the past five matches. Come by in the afternoon to watch both hungry sides duke it out for their third win of the season.

Catch Netflix comedians at Immigrants with Attitude


This Friday, Sunny Deewana and Vishal Ramesh take you through their real-life immigrant experiences. Whether it’s racism or real estate, these comedians do it with an attitude. Along with Sunny and Vishal, the show has a lineup full of recognizable comedians. The show takes place at Social Capital Theatre on the Danforth.

Stuff your stomach with food at the Taste of Asia


This weekend, Canada’s largest Asian festival will be up and running just outside Toronto in Markham. The event celebrates Asian harmony, cuisine and culture with food stalls, games and shows throughout the weekend. Beginning at 2 p.m., attendees will have until 11 p.m. to stuff themselves full of delicious food and enjoy all of the activities set up by the City of Markham F.C.C.M. and APMC.

Celebrate the Godfather’s cultural legacy at a special viewing

On Saturday, join other mafia movie aficionados as Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema plays two brand new films from The Sopranos Sessions. These documentaries take you behind the scenes, celebrating the legacy and impact of the movies on its 20th anniversary of all days. Viewing begins at 4 p.m. and runs for about 2 hours.

 

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