Summer is here and we’ve been home for how many weeks now? Take advantage of this time, before it all escapes, to tune into some worthy content available online this week. Besides, you’ll have more to talk about at your next zoom meeting or social distancing patio brunch!

THE JUNOS presented by TD: Watch the annual Canadian award ceremony as they reveal the 2020 winners in a special presentation featuring musical performances and guest presenters. Tune in on the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages, and for audiences around the world at CBCMusic.ca/junos.

CANADA DAY 2020: The City of Toronto unites us online this year for Canada Day. On July 1, join morning, afternoon, and evening livestream programs showcasing Toronto’s brightest talent. Enjoy music, dance, comedy, and much more on Canada’s 153rd birthday. Participate in virtual Canada Day programs from home and download a Celebration Kit with interactive and creative activities for the whole family. Plus, nominate a frontline worker for recognition. Canada Day 2020 livestreams will be available on July 1 beginning at 9 a.m.​

CN TOWER CANADA DAY LIGHT SHOW: The CN Tower will salute Canada Day with an extraordinary 15-minute light show beginning at 10 p.m. July 1, broadcast live on CP24. With powerful light cannons beaming across the city sky and a playlist featuring music by a diverse group of Canadian artists simulcast on CHUM FM 104.5 all of Toronto can tune in and look up, and all Canadians can watch

Hamilton Movie: The much anticipated musical stage production will be on Disney Plus starting on July 3. This is a great opportunity to see the critically acclaimed musical without emptying out your wallet or hoping for theatre tickets to return. Of course, nothing beats seeing a musical live and in person, but the “Hamilfilm” offers a unique view up close and on stage as the original cast members including Lin-Manuel Miranda, provides an important American history lesson with a contemporary delivery. Read up on the storyline before watching for a better understanding.

 

Toronto Zoo’s Canada Day Party! Tune in LIVE on July 1 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm for a wild celebration of Canada’s diverse landscapes and the animals that call our beautiful country home. Join Toronto Zoo staff and Mayor John Tory as they get up-close with some of Canada’s most iconic animals, join the wild animal parade, and croon some of your favourite tunes in our sing-along.

Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life: Celebrate the life and legacy of the late Tony Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ activist, Terrence McNally. Watch the award-winning America Masters documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, streaming on pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS Video app — followed by the virtual online discussions with some of the biggest Broadway’s stars. On July 1, tune in to listen to Rita Moreno and Billy Porter.

Toronto Online Art Fair: July 2-12. The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is an annual event at Nathan Phillips’ Square each year. It showcases artwork from established as well as emerging Canadian artists. Over 300 juried artists are featured online this year.