June 27, 2014 4:11 pm

Top 5 things to do when you can’t watch World Cup

The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

( Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

TORONTO – After 48 matches and at least 72 hours of screen time for FIFA’s World Cup tournament, soccer has become a mainstay in Canadian living rooms and bars.

Here’s the top 5 things you can do with your free time:

Rib Fest

Eat ribs and feel good about it. The annual Etobicoke rib fest supports a number of humanitarian causes.

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A $2 entry fee grants you access to 16 barbeque vendors, live music and if you can’t stay away from World Cup, there is a screen for group viewing.

The festival runs June 27 to July 1.

World Pride

This year is the 33rd Pride Toronto parade since it started in 1981 as a protest to bathhouse raids.

The festival’s main draw is this Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m starting at Church Street and Bloor Street East. The parade marches south on Yonge Street ending at Dundas Street West.

READ MORE: Two Calgary Flames players to march in Toronto Pride parade

Canada Day Celebrations

It may just be a stereotype that Canadians love doughnuts, but on July 1, you can get them for free.

Von doughnuts will be handed out at Harbourfront centre between 1 and 6 p.m.

The celebrations also feature a dj set, a roller derby demo, a drumline, and more live bands.

Fireworks start at 10:40 p.m.

Jazz Fest

There’s still two more chances to hit up Toronto’s Jazz Fest. The festival ends Saturday, June 28.

The festival uses a pay-per-show format and there are plenty of options for those who prefer a no cover concert.

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Toronto Urban Photography Festival

The festival kicks off today at 918 Bathurst Street at 6-11 p.m. The festival runs at different venues until July 12.

The festival guide can be seen here.

 

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