May long weekend is traditionally the kick-off to summer, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our favourite season. Ontario summers are unprecedented, and even a pandemic can’t get us down. We plan to make the most of May long weekend and we’ll be doing so with a Sapsucker Hard Sparkling Vodka Tree Water in hand!

Made from water tapped from Canadian maple trees, this is the most refreshing and sustainable ready-to-drink vodka on the market. So after we’re done with all these fun activities this long weekend, you best believe we’ll be sipping on a Sapsucker Hard Sparkling Vodka Tree Water, or two, or three…

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Photo via Sapsucker

Editors Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, provincial and city guidelines are continually changing. Please double-check business closures and restrictions before proceeding. 

Here are 10 socially-distanced things to do in Toronto this long weekend.


It’s the outdoor art event we’ve all been waiting for! Explore parts of Toronto this weekend for a glance at the iconic pieces making up this year’s Spring Stations. The outdoor installations are normally part of Winter Stations at the Beaches, but a little pandemic-prompted rescheduling switched things up this year. You can take in the magnificent sights of ARc de Blob, From Small Beginnings, The Epitonium, and THROBBER.

Where: Distillery District & 33 Parliament St
When: Kicks off Friday, May 21st


It wouldn’t be a spring weekend without a jaunt through ActiveTO. Yet again, roadways will be blocked off to vehicle traffic so that pedestrians and cyclists can roam the streets freely. All the extra room makes it perfect for social distancing. Plus, it’s a great way to get out and get some exercise.

Where: Check out the map of road closures here
When: All weekend (Monday inclusion TBA)


Speaking of spring, Toronto’s annual Spring Bird Festival is kicking off this weekend with tons of virtual celebrations. Yes, it’s not quite the same as the regular programming normally hosted at Colonel Samuel Smith Park, but these days we’ll take what we can get. There are online workshops, gatherings, and more available for you to enjoy.

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Saturday, May 22nd


Soak up the sun this weekend with an afternoon trip to your nearest park. One of Toronto’s most popular spots, Trinity Bellwoods, now has convenient physical distancing circles painted in the grass for easy enjoyment from afar. Pack a picnic, hang out, and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather.

Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St W
When: Any day this weekend


Embrace your inner foodie with the delicious offerings at the Street Eats Markets. Whether you’re headed to their Richmond Hill or Scarborough location, you’ll be met with incredible dishes from loads of tasty local vendors. We can’t get enough of the street food flavours these spots are serving up.

Where: Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge St & Scarborough Town Centre, 520 Progress Ave
When: Any day this weekend


Whether you’re a cinephile or a casual movie fan, this experimental film festival is sure to be one you remember. Tune in any time this weekend to catch curated programming you’re sure to love. From screenings to industry panels to awards and facilitated talks, this festival has got it all.

Where: Check it out online
When: Running all weekend


Another great film festival to check out this weekend is the ReelAbilities Festival. Celebrating cinema by and for folks with disabilities. There are tons of great events to check out, from features to shorts to other media pieces. Plus, it’s all available online for easy access wherever you are.

Where: Check it out online
When: Running all weekend


Tune in to the tail end of Canadian Music Week, with the final string of programming hitting your screen this Friday. All week long, this event been celebrating local artists from coast-to-coast. But the best part? This year it was completely FREE! Live broadcast concerts and great streaming opportunities are so much better when you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy them.

Where: Check it out online
When: Ends Friday, May 21st


Mayworks Festival has been running all month and this long weekend is no different. Hop online to uncover a series of artful events exploring poignant and relevant themes. From dialogues to music to film, visual art, and more, this festival doesn’t shy away from anything.

Where: Check it out online
When: Running all weekend


Last but not least, we’re indulging in a little retail therapy to distract us from the state of the world. Even though we can’t peruse the shelves in person, these amazing local vintage shops have great online platforms that’ll do the trick. Sometimes all you need is a great new (old) outfit to brighten up your weekend!

Where: Check out our favourite spots here
When: Any day this weekend

toronto long weekend
Photo via Sapsucker

So there you have it, a complete list of ways to make the most of May long. Sapsucker knows firsthand how to have some serious fun so make sure to include their new Sapsucker Hard Sparkling Vodka Tree Water in all your plans. And hey, they also have tons of other flavours available if going hard isn’t your thing- or if you want to get mixing your own cocktails! Look out for: Original, Lime, Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit available to purchase in bulk on their Sap Shop

Cheers to the summer friends!