Toronto drive-in and drive-thru events as the new norm

Organizers are working tirelessly to push through with events scheduled this year while following restrictions on physical distancing and large gatherings by making shows and events a drive-in and drive-thru thing.

1. Immersive Van Gogh

The much-awaited digital art exhibit devoted to the famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh switches to a vehicle drive-in format for now.

Courtesy of Toronto Storeys

And they are calling it “Gogh By Car”. Sounds awesome right?

Visitors can drive in and enjoy the 35-minute show inside their cars “featuring an all-encompassing experience of art, light, sound, movement, and imagination that evokes the highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness of one of the greatest artists of all time.”

The exhibit will run from June 18-28 in the former Toronto Star printing press. Only 14 vehicles will be allowed inside the venue per ticketed time slot. All visitors will also receive walk-in tickets good for when the regular show, July to September, is safe to run. Purchase tickets via

2. Toronto Zoo

As the city prepares to loosen some of its restrictions, Toronto Zoo is ahead on its reopening plans.

Courtesy of Narcity

Toronto Zoo announced that it’ll give a different experience to its visitors by allowing them to see the animals without stepping out of their cars! The drive-thru is a 3.4 kilometre-route that leads visitors to a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the area.

Book your tour online and get to see the newest member of the Zoo, a baby giraffe!

3. July Talk Concert

Canadian rock band, July Talk, is bringing back drive-in concerts!

Courtesy of To Do Canada

July Talk announced that they’ll have a concert this summer live at a drive-in. This comes after hearing about the drive-in Van Gogh exhibit.

Since concerts will probably be the last thing to return in the province, the band decides to go old school and creative by performing a ‘social distance friendly’ concert. A live mix of the music will also be broadcasted on car radios.

The concert is scheduled for Aug 12 and 13 “live at a drive-in” at a movie theatre near Toronto. The exact location and ticket information are yet to be announced.

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