So far, the summer weather’s been anything but. Rain, rain, more rain… we haven’t had to take one shower in two months! (Kidding. Don’t make that face.) Still, that’s no excuse to huddle at home: here are our top three no-poncho-required weekend activities.
Hop a hotel pool. Infiltration, Toronto’s “zine about going places you’re not supposed to go,” has an amusingly elaborate guide to diving into the city’s best guest-only, indoor swim spots. Liquid courage is required: start with Corona Light (the Marriott Eaton Centre) and work your way up to watermelon martinis (Yorkville’s A-listed Four Seasons).
Post-pool, fake your tanlines in the beds at Bellair Tan (27 Bellair Street, and four other locations) and who’ll be the wiser?
See a movie. No, not that one. Cinematheque Ontario has back-to-back Alain Resnais films this weekend—Last Year at Marienbad on Friday, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday at 9 p.m., Hiroshima Mon Amour—so you can find out what you mean when you drop vague Nouvelle Vague references. Limited tickets are available at the Manulife Centre box office (55 Bloor Street West, main floor) or by calling 416-968-FILM (3456); cost is $7.08 for members, $11.56 for the masses. Screenings take place at Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West).
Remember baseball? The Jays play the Seattle Mariners this weekend, with games starting at at 1:07 p.m.—not 1:06, not 1:08—on both Saturday or Sunday. Wear your blues and spend a nostalgic afternoon under what we refuse to call anything but the Skydome. Peanuts, hot dogs, socially acceptable mid-day intoxication? If you ask for anything else, you’re just being difficult.
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