Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (July 6-12)

Honda Indy - Photo Credit: Barnaby Jeans

Honda Indy – Photo Credit: Barnaby Jeans

Power up that A/C, find a pool, sunblock and hydrate. The heat is on in Toronto with record-breaking temperature highs this week. 

Of course, if you’re still up for venturing around the city, here’s what you may find:

Honda Indy revs its engines July 6-8 at its 2.84 km 11-turn street course at Exhibition Place.  Here’s an on-track schedule of events, including Free Friday, Ferraris and Firestone Indy Lights. Find more information in the Spectator Guide.

  • Summerlicious spreads all over the city, bringing you three-course fine-dining deals at more than 180 top restaurants:  Lunches 15-25$ and Dinner 25-45$. (July 6-22)
  • Taste of Lawrence, an international food and cultural festival is on this weekend (July 6-8). Here are the showtimes for entertainment, including live music, dance ensembles, midway amusement rides and a family of jugglers. (Free)
  • Find Expressions of Brazil at the Harbourfront July 6-8 celebrating Brazilian arts and culture with music, dance, film and family activities. (Free)
  • St. Clair West (from Winona to Christie) turns into a dance floor July 7th-8th, thanks to the Latino-themed street festival, Salsa on St. Clair. The festival promises “live music, dance lessons, fiery foods and family fun”. (Free)
  • The 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is on display this weekend (July 6-8) at Nathan Phillips Square, featuring contemporary fine art and crafts from hundreds of artists. (Free)

Continuing this week: 

  • Shakespeare in High Park, presented by Canadian Stage features Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream in High Park. Performances are on Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm (until Sept 2). Doors open at 6pm. (Pay What You Can / 20$ Suggested Donation/ Free for Children)
  • Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris is on at the AGO until August 26th. According to the AGO, “this exhibition offers a rare perspective on the life and work of this iconic artist: his own”. Over 147 pieces from Pablo Picasso’s own collection are displayed, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. They have been touring the world as the Musee has been undergoing renovation. 

Music in the City:  Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings Highlights: Norah Jones (July 6) at Massey Hall; I Mother Earth & Nickelback (July 11) and Alice Cooper & Iron Maiden (July 13) at Molson Ampitheatre.  

If you’re driving around this weekend, best to take note of the road closures. Have a great week! Stay cool.

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