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Here are 7 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Summer, and good weather, is here to stay, and the city is filled with fun activities to try. Whether you’re newly-vaccinated and looking for something to do with friends you haven’t seen in a year or just on the hunt for an adventure to kick of the summer, here are seven COVID-safe things to do this week in Toronto and the GTA.

Go to a drive-in movie theatre

Indoor movie theatres might not be open just yet, but drive-in theatres are arguably an even better option. Pop open your trunk, get some popcorn and enjoy new releases or old classics with friends and family. Check out the Ontario Place drive-in or Stardust Drive-in Theatre in Newmarket for a full list of movies available to watch.

Price: Starting from $10

Pick your own berries

Craving a fresh summer pie or some locally grown produce? Bring along some friends for a physical distancing-safe pick-your-own-berries experience at nearby farms. Strawberries are currently in season at Robintide Farms in Maple or Reesor’s Farm in Markham.

Price: Starting from $10

Try outdoor roller skating


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Retro Rolla is Toronto’s first roller skate rental pop-up for adults ages 18 and older. Roller skate under The Bentway with friends, a date or on your own for a solitary excursion in the city! Book an hour-long time slot at retrorolla.com.

Price: $18 for the first hour, $10 for additional hours

Host your own backyard movie night

Planning on having an outdoor gathering but not sure what to do? Check out Tiny TOPS, a Toronto Backyard Picture Show rental kit brought to you by the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show. You can book the kits for a three- or four- day rental, and it’ll come with everything you need to set up the projector and connect the audio in your own backyard – you just need to bring the movie and the device you play it on! Book your kit for this week at topictureshow.com/tinytops.

Price: $175-$205

Visit an outdoor art fair

The Kensington Market Art Fair is running this weekend again, featuring artwork from professional and student artists. Visit 77 Nassau Street on Sunday June 27 to from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. to see a curated selection of 2D and 3D art, including ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and prints. Check out the featured artists here!

Price: Free

Attend a drive-in drag concert

Tickets are still available for tonight’s Drive ‘N Queens Summer Series show hosted by Toronto’s own Tynomi Banks and featuring some of Canada’s favourite drag performers! You don’t want to miss this must-see event, but if you do, check back for tickets in a few weeks for the next show on July 10.

Price: Starting at $139

Drop by the farmers’ market

This Sunday, June 27, stop by The Met Farmers’ Market at the corner of Queen St. E. and Church St.to pick up some fresh produce, flowers, prepared foods, and more!

Price: Free

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