10 famous people visiting Toronto this summer 2016
Toronto always gets a dose of celebrity action in the summer, as famous folks from near and far touch down in our fair city to get in on our massive roster of summer events and fests. Remember to keep your iPhone charged and your Instagram hand strong because it's about to get hot up in the 6ix.
Here are some famous faces coming to Toronto this summer.
There's no concrete deets on where you'll be able to spot Mark Whalberg's long lost twin in Toronto, but the actor has been shooting his newest venture Downsizing in the city since April 18 (with filming slated to run until July 6). His co-stars Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Neil Patrick Harris would also be a treat to run into.
The MMVAs are back on June 19 and Gigi Hadid - the reigning Queen of the Runway, daughter of (arguably) the best RHOBH and love interest of Zayn Malik - will be hosting the affair. If you don't care for the model, Nick Jonas, Lucy Hale, Fifth Harmony and Hailey Baldwin are just a few of the notable names set to join her on Queen West.
Funnyman/writer/actor/man-of-many-talents Steve Martin will be hitting Roy Thompson Hall on June 22 to discuss the paintings of Lawren Harris with AGO Curator Andrew Hunter. Note: if you're more interested in discussing his involvement in the Cheaper by the Dozen films instead of fine art, you should probably save yourself the cost of the ticket.
If you're a Trekkie, George Takei is no stranger to you. The OG Hikaru Sulu hits the Ryerson Theatre on June 26 for an evening lecture that promises to be way more interesting than STATS101. The Pride Month event will showcase the actor's thoughts on everything from social justice to the age of social media.
Ellen Page - you know, that gal from major motion pictures such as Juno and Inception - could be spotted on the streets of Toronto as early as July 9, when her newest movie Flatliners kicks off filming. Degrassi alum Nina Dobrev is also starring in the flick, so keep your eyes peeled.
The former Disney darling is set to touch down in Toronto on July 26 for a performance at the ACC with fellow performer and longtime BFF Nick Jonas. Mike Posner will also be on the scene, so if you're a fan of his latest work, you're in luck.
Toronto will be blessed with Big Sean's presence on July 31 in the name of Caribana. The venue is still TBA, as the original site of his appearance Red Nightclub is no longer in business. Finger crossed that he brings JhenĂŠ Aiko along for a surprise performance.
When cranking up the AC ceases to be a choice and starts being a necessity, you know that OVO Fest is around the corner. Wiz Khalifa is set to co-headline the second night of the event (July 31) with Snoop Dogg (or whatever he's going by these days). If you're not into that, Future and Drake (obviously) will also be performing during the 3-day fest.
You may catch a glimpse of Gwen Stefani around August 4, as she'll be in the city for her "This Is What The Truth Feels Like" tour. But wait, there's more. Stefani is bringing along her "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" collaborator, Eve. Lots of throwback potential here.
Steven Tyler is coming to the Sony Centre on September 13 for the Toronto stop on his "Out on a Limb" tour. Rolling Stone has already gifted the world with his set list and - lucky for you - favourites like "Cryin'", "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" and "Janie's Got a Gun" are all included.
Who are you most stoked to see? Let us know in the comments.
Photo of Gigi Hadid via @muchmusic on Instagram
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