The 7 best things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekends in Toronto are always filled with activities, and this one is no exception. If you’re looking for things to do, there’s a neighbourhood versus neighbourhood comedy battle, a massive vintage show and more!

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See your favourite artist in concert

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This weekend is an exceptionally good one when it comes to live music in the city. On Friday, Kane Brown, hits the Scotiabank Arena and LANY performs at History along with a second show on Saturday. Alice Phoebe Lou will also be performing on Saturday at the Axis Club, and Noah Kahan is taking the stage for his first of three Toronto shows at the Scotiabank Arena. Finally on Sunday, the amazing Pink Pantheress takes over The Danforth Music Hall.

Catch a movie at this Ukrainian film festival

From Thursday to Sunday, the Toronto Ukrainian Film Festival is on at The Royal Cinema! Take the opportunity to enjoy art from some of the top Ukrainian filmmakers while raising funds for foundations supporting important work in the country.

Eat, drink and be merry


Is there anything better than a festival that’s just all about eating and drinking? The T.O. Food and Drink Fest is back in the city from Friday to Sunday, and attendees will get to enjoy an incredible three days of culinary delights, mixology demos, shopping and more! Bring your friends and get ready to give your tastebuds a tour of some of the best food and drinks in Toronto.

Cheer for your neighbourhood at this comedy battle

Thinks the Annex is where it’s at? Are you a Scarborough die-hard? Join Theatresports for Toronto Versus Toronto, an improv comedy battle that will pit neighbourhoods against each other until only one is left standing. The inaugural battle is on Friday and will see Annex and Scarborough battle it out, followed by 12 more battles that lead into June for the final showdown.

Shop around at Canada’s biggest vintage show


The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is back and it’s bringing over 130 vendors to the city for a mega pop-up sale in a 50,000-square-foot space. If you’re a vintage lover or just looking for a wardrobe refresh, be prepared for plenty of second-hand gems from primarily the 1920s to the 1980s that will give your closet and a sustainable (and stylish) boost.

Drink up at a beer and bourbon fest

If beer and bourbon sounds like a match made in heaven, there’s a festival for that! The Toronto West Beer & Bourbon Fest is on this Saturday at Henderson Brewing Co. and you’ll get a chance to try more than a dozen bourbons from six different distilleries, along with bourbon barrel-aged beers, cigars, barbecue and desserts.

Participate in a giant pillow fight

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This Saturday, the annual Giant Pillow Fight Toronto will be taking over Nathan Phillips Square again for plenty of good old-fashioned fun! Bring your (featherless) pillow, dress in your most comfy pyjamas or other hilarious gear, and participate in one of many massive pillow fights happening across the globe that day.

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