The weekend has arrived, Toronto! Another weekend at home, another list of things to do. We’re pros at this by now. There are lots of great ways to stay entertained this weekend, whether they’re online or socially-distanced out in the real world. You’ve just got to know where to look! But don’t worry, people. We’ve done the looking for you. All you have to do is keep on reading…

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-distant things to do in Toronto this weekend.


ActiveTO is back on the streets of Toronto this weekend! Head on over to the designated areas within the city to walk, run, or cycle through traffic-free roads. This weekend, you can explore sections of Bayview Avenue, Lakeshore Blvd East, and High Park. It’s a great way to get out and get some exercise!

Where: Check out the road closure map here
When: Saturday, May 8th & Sunday, May 9th


Speaking of getting out and about, head over to the Brickworks this weekend to check out the newly opened Evergreen Garden Market. This spot has tons of plants, gardening tools, artisanal goodies and local vendors in store. You can peruse to an outdoor area for everything you need to kick off your spring.

Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 300-550 Bayview Ave
When: Open all weekend


Beginning this Saturday, you can tune in online for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Check out the artistic and literary works of some of the best local comics in town with this awesome festival. They’ll also have online panels, talks, and workshops that comics all over Canada will attend.

Where: Check it out online
When: Kicks off Saturday, May 8th


Celebrate storytelling with the ongoing events at this amazing festival this May. For the first half of the month, tune in to catch online programming every day. This year’s theme is Listening to the Voices of Nature, so each festival event will be centred on that idea. The goal is to deepen folks relationship with nature and honour the storyteller of the First Nations.

Where: Check it out online
When: Happening all weekend


Get a slice of this! Friday is the last day of the ongoing event La Pizza Week. Enjoy the showcase of delicious pies from local restaurants all over the city. There are tons of creative places participating that are sure to make your mouth water. Plus, you’re supporting local! What more could you ask for?

Where: Check out Toronto’s participating pizzas here
Ends Friday, May 7th


We could all use a laugh during these wild times. So long on to catch a comedy show live from your living room. The Black Sheep Comedy Show features a headline performance from none other than Christophe Davidson. This funny man has performed for the Just For Laughs Festival and toured Canada, so we think he’s got to know what he’s doing. You can also catch sets from the other performers, Cindy Rivers, Amar Singh, and Elisabeth Bailey.

Where: Check it out online
When: Friday, May 7th


Ever since 2007, Toronto has come together in May for a walking festival in memory of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs. This amazing Toronto resident dedicated her life to championing a community-based approach to city development. This weekend, you can walk from a distance or catch panel talks and online screenings for the occasion.

Where: Check it out online and all over Toronto
When: Friday, May 7th – Sunday, May 9th


Hot Docs Film Festival wraps up this weekend with amazing screens of incredible documentary flicks. There have been 150 incredible titles lined up, plus loads of extras like industry talks and panels, there’s a ton of incredible events to catch. This weekend is your last chance to participate in the event.

Where: Check it out online
When: Ends Sunday, May 9th


Mother’s Day is this weekend and we’re hitting two birds with one stone by supporting local for the holiday. There’s no better combination! This Mother’s Day, get your hands on a package from the fabulous non-profit initiative Bag of Toronto. This awesome group puts together sample kits with 5-7 items from local spots. Tons of the city’s hottest neighbourhoods are involved. Plus, it’s a great way to get some gorgeous homegrown goodies.

Where: Purchase yours online
When: Sunday, May 9th


Speaking of Mother’s Day, why not treat mom to a delicious takeout meal? Sure, we wish we could all go sit in a restaurant for real. But these amazing offerings are the next best thing. A ton of Toronto restaurants have specials running with everything from brunch to dinner to dessert. They’re sure to make for a delicious day. Bon Appétit!

Where: Check out our favourite deals here
When: Sunday, May 9th

Have a great weekend, Toronto! Let us know which of these awesome socially-distant things to do you check out first!