There is still hope for some summer fun this year. Ontario Place is receiving funding to help put on multiple open-air events and festivals. Ontario Place events will include drive-in film screenings, two film festivals, comedy, and a virtual jazz festival.
The line up includes five organizations that will be hosting events for the public to attend and "safely reengage in art and culture experiences," according to a news release.
The first one is called Lavazza Film Festival, running from July 20-31. They will be showing the latest international films from across continents, with a spotlight on Italy.
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Next is Toronto Shines, a live, drive-in entertainment and comedy show, which will be running from now through to October.
DriveInTO is also on the bill, which is a City initiative with the aim of screening free drive-in movies throughout the month of August.
They will include programming from Hot Docs, ImagiNATIVE and TIFF.
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As we move into September, guests will have the option to attend the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival, which will go from September 5-6.
Finally, TIFF will be closing off the season from September 10-19, with 50 feature films and other programming in the works.
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Once on the property, guests can also enjoy boat rentals and a restaurant experience at the on-site Vista Eatery, which has a gorgeous lake-side patio.
Trillium Park and the William G. Davis trail will also provide the space for people to physically distance while still taking in the scenery.
Standard COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be in place for all guests.
Price: Varies based on event
When: July to October, check the event schedule
Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy an open-air summer of movies, music and live entertainment at Ontario Place.