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What's On In Toronto | Weekend June 10–12, 2016

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Updated: 22 December 2016
Experience the best Toronto has to offer this weekend: from art, to ice cream, to out-of-town adventures. Arts enthusiasts can revel in the many June festivals – from Italian and Japanese films, to the annual Luminato Festival, you won’t be short on culture. If you feel like venturing outside of the 6ix, take inspiration from our round-up of the best day-trips from Toronto.

FRIDAY

ARTS | Luminato Festival

For an arts festival that truly has it all, look no further than Luminato Festival. Toronto’s favourite global multi-arts festival is dedicated to performance, visual art, music, theatre, dance, magic and more.

The Red Sea, Luminato 2008 | © Benson Kua/WikiCommons
The Red Sea, Luminato 2008 | © Benson Kua/WikiCommons

FILM | Italian Contemporary Film Festival

Celebrate the best of Italian contemporary cinema at this nine-day fest held across select Canadian cities (including, of course, Toronto). Check out Culture Trip Toronto’s list of 10 must-see flicks at the 2016 ICFF.

First Light (La prima luce) | © First Light via ICFF
First Light (La prima luce) | © First Light via ICFF

SATURDAY

ART | Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures at Izzy Gallery

Head to Izzy Gallery to see the stunning photographs of Fort Erie-born Doug Kirkland, the man behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrity images. Kirkland has captured some of Hollywood greatest stars – from Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, to Nicole Kidman and Andy Garcia – so don’t miss this must-see summer exhibition.

Marilyn Monroe 1961, Douglas Kirklans | Copyright Douglas Kirkland, Courtesy of Izzy Gallery
Marilyn Monroe 1961, Douglas Kirkland | Copyright Douglas Kirkland, Courtesy of Izzy Gallery

MUSIC | Bestival

Head to Woodbine Park to experience the hot and eclectic musical acts at Bestival Toronto – the Canuck version of the Isle of Wight’s famous original.

Bestival 2008 Robin Hill Country Park | © Incrediblehunk/WikiCommons
Bestival 2008 Robin Hill Country Park | © Incrediblehunk/WikiCommons

FOOD | Toronto’s Best Ice Cream

Up your ice cream game this Saturday afternoon with some of Toronto’s finest chilly treats.

Chimney Cones | Courtesy of Eva’s Original Chimneys
Chimney Cones | Courtesy of Eva’s Original Chimneys

SUNDAY

FILM | Toronto Japanese Film Festival

Head to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre to experience the best of Japanese cinema at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival – from dramas to comedies, action to anime – there’s something for every cinephile.

Nagaski - Memories of My Son | © Nagaski via TJFF
Nagaski – Memories of My Son | © Nagaski via TJFF

TRAVEL | Day Trips to Escape the City

From pristine beaches to culture-soaked counties, take your pick from these seven incredible day trips – all within four hours driving distance from Toronto.

Flowerpot Island | © Terry Ozon/Flickr
Flowerpot Island | © Terry Ozon/Flickr

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