Toronto Events For June
June 1, 2021
June is Pride month in Toronto. Including over 70 individual events showcasing more than 130 2SLGBTQ+ artists, 14 party collectives, and seven community committee programs. The full month of programming will begin on June 1, concluding with two Festival Weekends on June 18-19-20 and June 25-26-27. Pride Toronto supports our communities in the pursuit of our unequivocal rights to be known, be heard, be understood, be accepted, be respected, and to celebrate the beauty of who we are.
In anticipation of our 30th year we began to dig through our archives, getting lost in the three decades of queer ephemera that’s been filed and stored in bankers boxes in 401 Richmond, and now the ArQuives. We were planning a special 30th Anniversary Exhibition for you at the festival, in person. And then, the pandemic. So, new plan! Coming to you digitally with an online exhibition built from materials pulled directly from our archives.
Enjoy an internationally influenced night market showcasing street foods and drinks from around the world.
Expect to see all your night market favourites and more new international street foods and desserts that guests can enjoy.
Eats Night Market will limit entry to allow enough space inside to socially distance outdoors. Security will ensure guests are kept 6-10 feet a part in all lines, inside and for those waiting outside to get in. Guests are all required to wear masks with the exception of a medical exemption. Each vendor will have floor markers for social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the market.
Introducing Bloom Festival, a festival celebrating the artistic works that have bloomed out of Toronto in this turbulent, transformative year.
Over a year ago, our world shut down at the hands of a global pandemic. Followed by major fights for social justice and equality, political scandals, and devastating environmental disasters, 2020 continued to take us on a wild ride. Still, many artists in Toronto continued to create, planting seeds fuelled by these defining moments in history. At Bloom Fest, we’re paying tribute to the creations that have sprouted from these seeds.
Launching June 1, Bloom Fest will be a free, virtual month-long festival, featuring works from Toronto artists of all mediums and backgrounds. Guests are encouraged to support artists with a Pay-What-You-Can entry donation. Join us for a month-long exhibition jam-packed with galleries, live performances, and amazing talent. The festival will be capped off with a week-long series of ticketed Q&A panel discussions with the artists via Zoom.
The World Naked Bike Ride is global protest against the over usage of oil and urban pollution, promoting greater cycling safety on our roads, and encouraging body freedom for everyone. This site visually describes the naked protest and environmental awareness event. You are encouraged to join this legal ride. There is no cost, no registration, no cost to the taxpayer, no corporate sponsors and best of all it originated in Vancouver, Canada, and now occurs in over 80 cities worldwide.
More than just a marketplace, Global Toronto is a meeting place, a global gathering in the tradition of our home, which has been a site of coming-together for millennia. A music showcase and conference rooted in re-imagining a sustainable, equitable, and accessible future for the music sector, Global Toronto 2021 (GT21) will be held online from Monday – Friday, June 14-18, 2021.
Slow-pour a beverage and kick back at home with this special TD Jazz concert. Four short sets showcase phenomenal Toronto-based jazz talents who everyone in the world should know about: piano artist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo; sensational vocalist Joanna Majoko accompanied by guitarist Andrew Marzotto; the Alexis Baro Quartet featuring Alexis Baro on trumpet, Jeremy Ledbetter on piano, Yoser Rodríguez on bass and Amhed Mitchel on drums; and Turkish-Canadian saxophonist/clarinetist Selçuk Suna with his quartet.
Music in the summer has become a tradition in Bloor-Yorkville.
This year, Bloor-Yorkville’s Summer Music in the Park concert series is going virtual #BYLiveEdition.
Tune in Thursdays via Bloor-Yorkville’s Instagram @blooryorkville for the performances below.
The musical performances will be streamed on Instagram Live – IGTV from select venues in Bloor-Yorkville
including Eataly-Manulife Centre, TNT Lounge-Yorkville Village, 99 Yorkville Avenue-Yorkville Murals and the
ROM’s Helga & Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace.
A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.
After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances, C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Toronto.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 45 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
With the Province having extended the lockdown to early June—hopefully for the last time—there’s good news for those struggling to fill their free time, more content is coming to Netflix.
This is everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix Canada in June 2021.