Summer is almost here and it’s time to get outside. Here is our list of the top events this summer to take advantage of the beautiful weather.

Scrubs in the City
The SickKids Foundation’s annual event at Evergreen Brickworks will be set on June 7th. With the help of BMO Wealth Management, their presenting sponsor, this year’s theme is “Rome”, a pumped-up fiesta complete with Roman-themed food, fashion, and entertainment.

Power Ball

A Food Experience by Jennifer Rubell

A Food Experience by Jennifer Rubell

With an attendance of 1700 guests last year, this highly-anticipated fundraising event presented by Max Mara makes a come-back as “Power Ball XX: Carousel” at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Sinai Recovery Brunch
On Sunday, May 27th, join young professionals for a celebratory charity brunch at Kasa Moto in Yorkville. Proceeds from ticket purchases support Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, part of Sinai Health System. Check out last year’s Recovery Brunch 2017.

Gardiner Smash

2018’s “Smash: We Are More” party is an immersive party that features contemporary art installations centred around our value beyond the digital age by local artists, such as George Brown College Interaction Design alumni. The Food Dudes delectables, Spirit of York Distillery Co. wines, and Steam Whistle beers will entertain the taste buds throughout the night

Waterstone Foundation Gala
The 4th annual eating-disorder fundraiser event is an evening garden cocktail party filled with enticing bites and music hosted by Meo band. Tickets are $100.

Manolo Blahnik exhibit
Manolo Blahnik presents: “The Art of Shoes” exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum, featuring 200 shoes and 80 pieces of artwork. This will be North American’s final and only destination for the travelling show, following stops like Milan, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Madrid. The high-end shoe designer’s creations will be on display until January 2019.

Polo for Heart
It’s that time of year again to put on your favourite dainty headwear for this heartwarming fundraiser! Canada’s long-standing polo charity for the Heart and Stroke foundation is set to be themed “White Hot Polo Party” this year. The event will span from June 21st , 23rd, and 24th.

Queen’s Plate
June 30th marks the 159th Queen’s Plate Festival and Canada’s “oldest thoroughbreed horse race”. Ontop of the horse race at Woodbine Race Track, the 2-day event will have performances by Brad Praisley and Sam Roberts Band to rock your world.

McMichael Gala
The Moonlight Gala, themed “A Night Under the Stars”, features extraordinary Canadian art and music, like the Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra and Michie Mee. The gala will be hosted by our very own CTV News reporter: Austin Delaney. Tickets are $550 for non-members and $500 for members.

All Star Gala
Over 1250 guests attended the All-Star Gala last year, and once again the venue will bring together professional athletes and hockey personalities, like Toronto Maple Leaf’s Peter Holland and Montreal Canadiens’ PK Subban at Arcadian Court. in funding for Dr. Seeds’ congenital heart disease research at Sick Kids Hospital.

Soul in the City Mondays at Casa Loma
Special R&B and Soul singing performances will be held at Casa Loma’s Glass Pavilion by Juno-Award winning artist, Sean Jones, and his band on Mondays from June 19th to September 11th for regular admission price.

Mad Hot Ballet
This year’s fundraising gala at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts features an “electrifying” and “groovy” disco-themed performance by the National Ballet artists. VIP guests can also indulge in a private dinner with Mark McEwan’s North 44 caterers prior to the ballet spectacle.

All aboard! On Sunday June 17th, Mariposa presents a special brunch cruise for Father’s Day. A market-fresh buffet with a stunning view of the Toronto skyline will be sure to make for a memorable Father’s Day. The whole family can join in on this leisurely mini-getaway at $62.94/adult and $32.97/child (4-12 years old). A Father’s Day Dinner Cruise is also available.

Toronto Taste

Toronto Taste has been a long-standing supporter of “Canada’s largest food rescue charity” , Second Harvest, where $13 million has been raised cumulatively to feed the hungry around the GTA. Toronto Taste is back this year in hopes of providing 1.9 million meals for the cause via ticket sales to Toronto’s most popular culinary events. They are bringing together over 60 local restaurants to one outdoor destination, including some of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, such as La Banane, as well as some of Toronto’s hottest new restaurants, like Mira Restaurant.

The Stop Night Market
The Stop Community Food Centre, a local nonprofit organization with a goal to help support communities in health and hunger, is hosting a night market from June 12 and 13th. An all-inclusive food and drink ticket is $100 per person and all proceeds will support the cause.

The GMP Capital Grand Commission 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel will be hosting a night-filled with events on June 6th: cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and dancing. Proceeds from the tickets will go towards the Convenant House Toronto, Canada’s largest agency for at-risk youth.

Pride Cabana Pool Party
This highly anticipated event for Pride Week and Caribbean Pride is happening on June 14th at Toronto’s ultimate pool party. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3’s Ben DeLaCreme will be headlining the LGBTQ+ event alongside DJ Ticky Ty, Tynomi Banks.

Joe Carter Classic
The 9th Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament will kick off on Thursday June 21st in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation. Watch professional athletes and celebrities, such as Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Doug Gilmour, and Super Bowl Champion Jim McMahon, play golf at the Eagles Nest Golf Club, followed by an after party with rapper Wyclef Jean.

Doors Open Toronto
The 19th annual Doors Open Event at the Ontario Place will be playing “Film: The Great Romance” at the 600-seater Cinesphere; one of Ontario’s most innovative theatres. The dome-shaped and enormous screen will leave a lasting impression like no other. Additionally, “Graeme Ferguson’s North of Superior (1971)” and a prologue from “Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience” will have screenings over the last weekend of May.

Sinai Soiree
June 21st kicks off one of the hottest summer solstice parties in support of the Sinai Health Foundation’s Emergency Department. Party onwards with over 400 young professionals at The Globe and Mail Centre’s venue; an open bar, summer-inspired snacks, and more to keep your evening sizzling hot.

CBC Music Festival
RBC Echo Beach will be transformed into a day of live music performances on Saturday May 26th. This year, there will be two new stages: River Stage and CBC Comedy Stage. More than 30 artists will perform including July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson. Airbrush tattoos, The Jam or Not a Jam vending machine, light installations, and lemonade stand photo-op are among a few of the various activities at the surrounding tents throughout the rest of the festival.

More events
Greenwood Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
All Star Gala
Field Trip
Ever After Music Festival
Doors Open
BATCH street party
David Drebin exhibit at Galerie de Bellefeuille
Spiders: Fear and Fascination at the ROM
The Wine & Spirit Festival
CITY SHRED Fuelled by Genuine Health
Giro d’Italia

How will you be enjoying the summer? Let us know!

Also stay tuned to this page for more updates as we add more events.

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