Yes, this is the week when Pokemon Go landed in parks with a mighty thump. You can choose to chase animated creatures, OR you can dance on a porch, invent a game, learn about trees in one of the city’s most spectacular parks or watch a movie in the open air. Whatever you choose, we won’t judge you.  Here’s our picks for this weekend. Be sure to check out our full events calendar for everything that’s happening in Toronto parks this weekend. Don’t forget to submit yours!

Dance Like No One’s Watching

From Thursday to Saturday, Kaeja d’Dance will present Porch View Dances, an innovative community dance festival that will tour Seaton Village. 5 out of the 6 commissioned choreographies were built for and performed by non-dancers: local residents of the neighbourhood. Porch View Dances is “real people, in real time, in real spaces.” Details here >>

Grow Some Tree Identification Skills

On Thursday, High Park naturalists will help you explore the amazing trees of High Park. Learn basic tree identification skills and about the ecosystems that over 50 different tree species are home to.Details here >>

Get “Gamified” without Pokemon Go

We know Pokemon Go is all the rage, but Dorset Park wants young people to invent their own simple, free games that can be played at the park. Pre-register ahead of time, then on Saturday, head over to this great Scarborough Park and get your game on!  Details here >>

Awaken The Force

On Sunday, join Park People and Friends of Oakridge Park for the most recent in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. Pre-show activities start at 7:00. Movie starts just after sundown, approximately 9:00pm. Bring along a camping chair or a picnic. Details here >>