HomeGrown Pop-up

  • HomeGrown Pop-up (94 Ossington Avenue)
  • 11 a.m.

This summer do your best to support local “HomeGrown” goods at this pop-up shop that features crafts, clothing, and food. Some of the vendors featured include Reunion Island Coffee, The Editorial Magazine, Fresh City Farms, and a whole host of others. To celebrate their launch, they’ll be throwing a party on Thursday, July 11 from 7-11 p.m. (with beats by Parasol).

Details: HomeGrown Pop-up

Fresh Wednesday Concerts

  • Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West)
  • 12:30 p.m.

Go on, escape the office for an extended lunch break and take in the tastes and sounds of Fresh Wednesdays. Each week, a different Canadian artist performs as you purchase baked goods and locally-grown produce from a farmer’s market. Pop singer-songwriter Justin Dubé kicks off the concert series, followed by Beat Café featuring poetry by Raine Maida (July 17), rising folk-pop stars Emma Lee and Peter Katz (August 7), and more.

Details: Fresh Wednesday Concerts

Alberta Fundraiser Concert

  • Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St West)
  • 7 p.m.

There’s no question about it, the recent flooding in Alberta has left us stunned and wondering what we can do to help. For the programmers at Cadillac Lounge, the answer was simple—throw a benefit concert. Comedian Johnny Gardhouse will host the evening of performances from Jillian Brady, Kyle Taylor Milchard, Kody G, Kayla Howran, Simple Damned Device, and a special guest to be announced closer to the show date. Proceeds from the event will support the Canadian Red Cross efforts.

Details: Alberta Fundraiser Concert

Faking Bad

  • Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
  • 9:30 p.m.

The Bad Dog Theatre Company is celebrating the return of TV’s Breaking Bad in their own special way—by putting on a tribute show. A five-week improv comedy serial, Faking Bad, follows the trials and tribulations of a high school home economics teacher looking to make easy money in the drug world. Featuring performances from Bruce Hunter, Conor Holler, Dan Beirne, Dale Boyer, Nigel Downer, James Gangl, and Craig Anderson.

Details: Faking Bad


The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization