By Lori Bosworth
If you’re looking for things to do in Toronto from June 12-14, 2015, here are a few options. Please keep in mind that Lake Shore Blvd. will be closed from Strachan Avenue to British Columbia Drive for the Honda Indy all weekend. Also, there will be no subway service between Kennedy and Victoria Park stations on June 13, 2015.
The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show will take over Kew Gardens Park on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit over 150 artisans selling jewelry, fine art, ceramics, clothing, handbags, children’s goods, home decor, woodwork, leather goods, cards, natural skincare products, gourmet food, fresh pies, and handcrafted chocolates. Free admission. Kew Gardens is located at Queen Street East and Lee Avenue in the Beaches.
The Honda Indy Toronto will be taking over the Lake Shore Blvd. near Exhibition Place on Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 15, 2015. The event has been moved to June this year to accommodate the Pan Am Games. Canadian racer James Hinchcliffe will not be racing due to a serious injury he incurred at the practice round of the Indy 500, but he has been named the Honda Indy 2015 Grand Marshal.
Bestival comes to Hanlan’s Point at the Toronto Islands from June 12-13,2015. Performers include Florence & The Machine, Flume, Nas, Caribou, Flosstradamus, Robin Schultz, SBTRKT, Jamie Jones, Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Wavves, Bakermat, Owen Pallett, Jamie Jones, Keys N Krates, Banks, Zhu, Grandtheft and others. Single day tickets are $88.29 (includes taxes and fees) and 2-day General Admission Tier 1 tickets are (16+) $163.84, 2-day General Admission Tier 2 tickets are (16+) $186.44, 2 Day VIP tickets (19+) $$299.44 and 2 Day VIP Tier 2(19+) tickets are $355.94. No outside food or drink allowed into festival. There will be a wide variety of food and drink vendors inside the festival. Gates open at 12 p.m. each day. Take the Hanlan’s Point Ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
Bike Tour at Tommy Thompson Park
Tommy Thompson Park is hosting a bike tour on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy cycling through the park while learning and learn about some of Tommy Thompson Park’s habitat restoration activities. Starting from the entrance we’ll cycle well into the park, stopping periodically to discuss work that has been done by people and nature to create Toronto’s Urban Wilderness. Pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5. Registration is required. To register, visit Bike Tour at Tommy Thompson Park on Evenbrite. For more information, call Raja Raudsepp at 647-505-9960 or email [email protected] Tommy Thompson Park is located at 1 Leslie Street, Toronto.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Lower Ossington Theatre
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is being performed at the Lower Ossington Theatre. In this rock musical, Hansel lives in communist East Germany. Wanting to escape, Hansel plans a sex change operation to become Hedwig and marry an American GI, but things don’t go as planned. Tickets are $49.99 and can be purchased online.
Liberty Village Art Crawl
The Liberty Village Art Crawl takes place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 70 East Liberty Street in Liberty Village. You’ll find fashion, jewelry, accessories, textiles, art, photography, body care and sculpture among the 50 vendors.