Toronto Events for June 2018
May 30, 2018
Toronto celebrates Pride Month, with events ranging from a flag raising at City Hall on June 1 to the parade on June 24!
Dundas West Fest: June 1 and 2
Creative, participatory, local, and inclusive. Dundas West Fest is Toronto’s opening to the summer festival season. Join us on June 1st and 2nd, 2018!
We are an annual celebration of music, arts, and community along Dundas Street West from Ossington Street to Landsdowne Avenue, covering 12 city blocks in Toronto. We bring the neighbourhood together and draw visitors to the area to explore shops, food, and rich cultural diversity.
There’s no denying our love affair with Brunch. It’s like breakfast without the alarm clock. It’s like lunch without having to go back to work. It truly is a magnificent mash-up of meals. So this spring, TasteToronto and Bud Light Radler have rounded up an all-star roster of the most iconic brunch spots in the city to bring you a one-of-a-kind social experience celebrating everyone’s favourite weekend ritual.
This Spring, We Brunch!
Founded in 2006, desiFEST Music Festival is one of Canada’s biggest celebrations of South Asian urban culture and beyond – a multi-disciplinary, world-class festival with a positive social and economic impact.
But we are more than just a festival. desiFEST is a non-profit, youth-powered platform designed to put local artists on the map and unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture, year-round.
Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest: June 2
Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past world-famous De Grassi Street. It’s all happening just across the bridge from Toronto’s Downtown Core.
The inspiraTO Theatre Festival: June 7-16
The inspiraTO Theatre Festival, Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival (June 7-16, 2018), is getting ready to take on Toronto. This season there are five different shows with a total of 30 ten-minute plays.
The festival is curated to address this year’s theme: All About Her.
Toronto True Crime Festival: June 8-9
Toronto True Crime Film Festival is a 2-day film festival dedicated to true crime on the big screen, including both documentary films and fictionalized films based on true crimes.
Join us for our first annual festival June 8th-9th, 2018 at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.
Luminato’s 2018 festival returns, with a lineup that includes critically-acclaimed, globe-spanning, and expansive theatre, dance, music, talks and more, coming to Toronto this June. In this year’s program you will find reflections on the world today, with many opportunities to engage with questions about equality, human rights, justice and inclusion.
NXNE Music and Gaming Festival: June 8 -17
NXNE’s amazing lineup of great free shows for the Yonge Street Festival Village shows June 15 – 17 now includes: Chrvches, Tinashe, Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, Lights, U. S. Girls, Big Freedia, Robert DeLong, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Alx Veliz, Seon Leon, Strands, Skye Wallace, Torres, Nate Husser, Kamikazee Girls, New Swears, Bueller and more. It’s all free admission as Yonge Street is closed from Dundas to Queen, all NXNE weekend.
Redpath Waterfront Festival: June 22 -24
The Redpath Waterfront Festival is an annual summer event that provides on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination.
With music, food, nautical programs and entertainment, the Festival has something for everyone to enjoy. Every three years, the event welcomes a fleet of majestic TALL SHIPS® to Toronto.
Toronto Jazz Festival: June 22 – July 1
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days as more than 1,500 musicians entertain all across the city.
2018 Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow: June 23rd
All are invited to the annual Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow on June 23, 2018 at Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) is the proud host of Toronto’s Annual Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow.
Indigenous History Month Celebration: June 27th
Join us for our 9th Annual Aboriginal History Month Celebration at Yonge & Dundas Square on Wednesday June 27th, 2018!
This year we have an exciting line-up of entertainers as well as all day Kid’s Arts & Crafts Tent, craft vendors exhibiting and selling their wares and Indigenous agencies showcasing what they are doing in the community. Full schedule will be posted soon.
Shakespeare in the Park: June 28 – September 2
Now in its 36th season of outdoor theatre magic, Shakespeare in High Park presents adventurous adaptations of two of the Bard’s most popular and enduring works. The tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet and the frolicking comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream immerse you in tales of rebellious love in the face of authority — the best way to spend a summer night in Toronto