Looking for fun activities this month in Toronto? With the weather warming up, there is no shortage of things to do all across the city. Here are a few of our favourite events coming up in Toronto this Spring:
Doors Open Toronto
This year, the 19th annual Open Doors Toronto will be featuring 133 buildings with a connection to Toronto’s television and film industry. Take the chance to rediscover the city through a new lens with this free event. This year’s theme, “Film: A Great Romance,” will be exemplified through the locations that play a role in Toronto being North America’s third-largest screen-based production centre and the heart of Canada’s film and television sector. Make sure you try to visit Lower Bay TTC Station, which has never actually been used for the TTC but has been used as a set for both movies and music videos alike. Find the entire list of locations here!
Canadian Music Week
One of the biggest musical events in Toronto is taking place this week, with over 150 events happening across the city. This is a week-long party for all music lovers celebrating the best in music from around the world. There are plenty of options, so you will surely find a concert that suits your taste perfectly! For all details and getting tickets, check out their website!
Beanstock Coffee Festival
Looking for the perfect coffee fix? The Beanstock Coffee Festival is a great way to try a variety of coffees and finding the right one for you! On May 26 and 27, visit the Harbourfront Centre for a great experience featuring local coffee brewers, food, and music. This not-for-profit initiative is focused on the sustainability of coffee and finding ways to bring communities together through it. For more information on vendors attending, visit their website!
Victoria Day Festivities
With the May long weekend approaching, enjoy some fireworks displays across Toronto. A Toronto favourite, Ashbridges Bay, will be hosting their Victoria Day event on Monday, May 21st with dazzling fireworks for the entire family to enjoy. If you’re in the North end of Toronto, head up to Vaughan for Canada’s Wonderland for their fireworks display after enjoying a day filled with rides and games!
Contact Photography Festival
The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is happening throughout the entirety of May across Toronto, with over 1000 local artists displaying in over 200 venues. With 20 primary exhibitions and 15 public installations, there is a diverse group of artists for you to explore. Make sure to visit the Ryerson Image Centre, located on the Ryerson University campus, to view the work of the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Shelley Niro.
Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market
Enjoy some local goods this season at the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market that begins later this month and runs all summer long! Every week on Tuesdays (weather permitting), there will be local vendors selling various foods for you to indulge in! Be sure to check the weather before heading out to the park!
Source: Chestnut Park Blog