Summer of Fun in the Entertainment District

POSTED ON June 18, 2024 BY Justine Smith

Summer in Downtown Toronto will be packed with an exciting lineup of events and activities designed to make this summer unforgettable. From outdoor movie nights and exclusive culinary tours to art walks and wellness activities, it looks like the forecast is calling for a hot summer season full of fun, food, and festivities. Check out our Ultimate Downtown Toronto Summer Guide for even more amazing things to do!

Movies in the Park: A Cinematic Treat Under the Stars

Every Wednesday evening at sunset, David Pecaut Square transforms into an outdoor cinema with the return of the popular Movies in the Park series. Featuring iconic films that celebrate fierce, fabulous female characters, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer night. The best part: it’s free. Just bring your friends and something comfy to sit on.

  • July 3: The Devil Wears Prada – Join the ever-chic Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) and the ambitious Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) for a fashion-filled adventure.
  • July 10: Clueless – Hang out with Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and her Beverly Hills squad in this 90s classic.
  • July 17: Mean Girls – Watch the Plastics rule the school with Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) navigating the wild world of high school.
  • July 24: 9 to 5 – Celebrate workplace rebellion with the dynamic trio: Violet (Lily Tomlin), Judy (Jane Fonda), and Doralee (Dolly Parton).
  • July 31: Barbie – Experience the magic and empowerment of Barbie (Margot Robbie) in this 2023 global hit.
  • August 7: Wonder Woman – Witness the superhero strength and grace of Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) as she saves the world.

Downtown Food Tours: Choose Your Culinary Adventure

Foodies, rejoice! In partnership with Culinary Adventure Co. and Pedal Pub, the TDWBIA brings you walking and biking food tours. Choose your adventure – stroll through the city’s hippest neighbourhoods or pedal your way to culinary delight. 

The Sunday Brunch Tour

Indulge in a decadent Sunday brunch with Culinary Adventure Co. – Toronto’s #1 food tour. Launching August 4, the King West + Entertainment District Brunch Tour is a must-try. Enjoy 18+ tastings, including French pastries, new hot spots, insider favourites and more. One of the fun stops includes Varda at TIFF Lightbox, inspired by the film festival’s red carpet elegance. Book your spot now.

Pedal Pub Food Tours

Hop on a large pedal pub bike with up to 15 guests and explore Toronto’s culinary scene. Enjoy a variety of local favourites while burning off the calories as you pedal around downtown! Launching soon, these tours will run daily from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Perfect for groups and meeting new people. Learn more!

Historical Architectural Walking Tours

In partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects, the Entertainment District historical architectural tours provide an in-depth exploration of the neighbourhood’s history and storied architecture. These free, two-hour walking tours run from July 6 through October on weekends. Stops include Royal Alexandra Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall, and more. Book online in advance to secure a spot!


Kick off a cultural journey with ArtWalk, a self guided audio and AR tour in both English and French (coming soon). This free experience is perfect for art lovers and curious minds alike. Don’t miss the chance to see the latest interactive sculpture by the renowned artists Gillie & Marc located in David Pecaut Square.

Pups in the Park: Pre-International Dog Day Celebration

Celebrate your furry friends at St. Andrew’s Playground Park on August 24 and 25 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Enjoy local dog businesses, a splash pad, yoga with your dog, a caricature artist, a Pup Parade, and more.

Wellness Together: Community Revitalization Day

Join the Wellness Together event on August 24th at Victoria Memorial Park. From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM participate in a variety of wellness activities, including stretching, Pilates, workouts, breath-work, meditation, and more. Discover new ways to embrace a healthier lifestyle in a beautiful park setting.