Things to do in Toronto this weekend [August 5-7]

August 5 Wearehouse Game Night

A fun night full of retro themed arcade games. Free Play Toronto has 2 floors of games that will definitely have you feeling nostalgic. This Friday, several of WeAreHouse DJ's will be performing and there will also be dance floor to dance the night away! Enjoy all you can play games for $10!

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Where: Freeplay Toronto, 300 College Street

When: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

August 5 Food Truck n’ Friday

This event takes place every Friday until December 2nd! They will be hosting over 10 food trucks with a variety of delicious choices! 

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Where: 1 Resurrection Rd Toronto

When: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

August 6 Paws in the Park 

Toronto Humane Society’s largest event, Paws in the Park®, is BACK at Woodbine Park. On top of supporting Toronto Humane Society, you can visit their Vendor Marketplace, participate in their Pup Walk, check out Training Demos, have a drink in their Beverage Garden and lots more family friendly activities!

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Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E, Toronto

August 6-7 The Welcome Market Pop-Up

Steps away from Trinity Bellwoods, located at Academy of Lions. There will be over 35 of your favourite local shops and artists, highlighting several BIPOC, Woman and Queer owned businesses.

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Where: Academy of Lions

When: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

August 6 Vegandale Festival

Join this all vegan experience featuring vegan comfort food, craft brews, wine and spirits! Even the clothing and merch for sale are all vegan! There will be live music, contests, art installations, and much more. Featuring over 100 Vvendors with over 20 out of town vendors from across North America!

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Where: Fort York Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

When: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

August 5-6 Taste of Vietnam

This lively food festival will be full of live performances, music, activities, a cultural fashion show, and of course a bunch of food. Walk through the festival full of local vendors selling their best Vietnamese dishes. Admission is free! 

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Where: Nathan Phillips Square

When: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

August 5-7 TD JerkFest

JerkFest Toronto was born out of nostalgia, to reminisce, connect and create new memories of the islands in a new country outside of those familiar tropical vibes. JerkFest is an annual event celebrating jerk cuisine and Caribbean culture organized by not-for-profit organization Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture Inc.

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Where: 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke


August 6 Aloha Fest

The mission of AlohaFest Toronto is to educate the Toronto community about the Aloha spirit by uniting the multiple hula hālau (hula schools) and other Polynesian-inspired organizations and businesses to showcase Polynesian culture, art and dance.

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Where: Mel Lastman Square

When: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


August 7 Bring your dog to yoga

Bring your doggo to this dog friendly 50-minute yoga session. Let your pup move freely throughout the yoga room while you participate in a 50-minute Vinyasa class. This class is open to those with and without dogs!

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Where: Kardia Athletica at Lower Spadina and Queens Quay

When: 12:30 PM


August 7 PlayDate Summer Groove at Rendezviews

Hosted by Tiffany Boxx with performances by Bom Bae & Kimmy Couture from Canada's Drag Race Season 3. There will also be a number of drag performers! Tickets can be purchased on their website.

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Where: Rendezviews, 229 Richmond St W.

When: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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