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The top 5 parking lot parties in Toronto this summer

The top parking lot parties in Toronto this summer prove one thing: we love to party outdoors. From night markets to mass barbecues helmed by DJs, the humble parking lot is turned into the ultimate outdoor event venue when the mercury rises in Toronto.

Here are my picks for the top parking lot parties in Toronto this summer.

Field of Dreams Market (June 18)
Taking place behind Honest Ed's in the parking lot, this party is all for a good cause. There'll be food, music, magic shows and raffle draws for WayHome passes. It's all in the name of The Jay's Care Foundation's Rookie League Program.

Argos Tailgate Party (June 23)
Bringing a super-fun American tradition to Toronto, the Argos celebrate their new home at BMO Field with the first-ever tailgate at the Exhibition Grounds and Ontario Place. It all goes down three hours before the game. There will be beer and BBQ aplenty.

Pride Parking Lot Parties (July 1 - 3)
When Pride takes over The Village it invades every parking lot available along Church Street. They are mostly populated with beer and booze tents. I would check out the Alternaqueer stage, Lez Get It On!, Bear Garden , Blockorama, and Dirty Disco.

Bastid's BBQ (July 17)
Skratch Bastid brings his BBQ bash back to the Honest Ed's parking lot, this time with special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff. Home of the Brave, La Carnita and Sweet Jesus will be there to feed you. There will also be beer, booze and hot sauce available.

T&T Night Market (July 22 - 24)
This is hands down the most scenic parking lot party of the year. Over 120 booths of mind blowing food, a massive stage of entertainment, and a sport zone are all placed in the T&T parking lot in the Port Lands. There'll also be cooking demos and some grade-A people watching.

argos tailgatingThanks to the Argos for sponsoring this post.

Photo of the Honest Ed's parking lot by Natta Summerky.


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