Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of June 7-9

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of June 7-9

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In this edition of The Weekender, Woofstock, Toronto Taste and three more things to do in Toronto.

Arts & Crafts Field Trip Music and Arts Festival
Toronto indie music label Arts & Crafts is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an outdoor concert at Fort York’s Garrison Common. Some of the label’s best-known bands are performing, including Broken Social Scene, Feist and Stars. The show is rumoured to be BSS’s last as a group. $75. June 8. Fort York: Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Boulevard, 1-855-985-5000,

Toronto Taste
More than 90 chefs and bartenders from top Toronto restaurants, including Buca, Scarpetta and Pizzeria Libretto, whip up bite-sized culinary creations at the ROM to raise money for Second Harvest, the largest food rescue charity in Canada. $250. June 9. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, 416-408-2594,

Woofstock (FREE!)
The outdoor festival for dogs and their overly adoring owners has canine obstacle courses with hoops, tunnels and hurdles, vendors selling dog products and food, and a beloved annual fashion show. The cute quotient will be high. June 8–9. St. Lawrence Market, 92-95 Front Street East, 416-234-9663,

The Script Tease Project
The National Theatre of the World’s The Script Tease Project brings American comedian Lewis Black and several other writers to the Young Centre this weekend to craft the first two pages of a new play. Actors are then presented the pages on stage and read them cold, opening an hour of completely improvised theatre. $15–$25. June 8. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, 416-866-8666,

New Kids On The Block with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees
The wildly popular boy band that topped charts in the late ’80s and early ’90s is performing with R&B legends Boyz II Men and recently reunited 98 Degrees as part of The Package Tour. Two decades later, slim-cut suits and bow ties have replaced matching bomber jackets and bad bowl cuts. $45–$110. June 7. Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street, 1-855-985-5000,