It’s the start of a new month and another great week here in Toronto. The season of outdoor events is just beginning, and there are several to look forward to this week, as well as tons of incredible concerts, Cinco de Mayo parties, live shows, and experiences.

There are so many things to do in Toronto this week, so let’s dive right into the very best of them.

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s premier amusement park is reopening on Friday with new rides and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. This season, visitors will get to experience the gravity-defying rollercoaster, Tundra Twister, for the first time.

Also new to Wonderland this year is the new launch coaster called Snoopy’s Racing Railway, and it’ll take riders on a wild adventure.

When: May 5th, 2023

Stars on Ice Canada

An exciting on-ice performance is coming our way this week.

Stars on Ice Canada will amaze audiences on May 5th, featuring Olympic gold medalists, as well as U.S., Canadian, and world champions.

When: May 5th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Hot Docs Festival

Toronto’s beloved documentary film festival is back for its 30th year.

Hot Docs showcases thought-provoking films made by Canadian and international documentary filmmakers. If you love powerful storytelling and breathtaking cinematics, this event is not one to miss.

When: Until May 7th, 2023
Where: Multiple venues

Lumière: The Art of Light

An illuminated experience is taking place in our city and it’s completely free to enjoy. Lumière: The Art of Light at Ontario Place is lighting up the waterfront with incredible works of art.

Formerly named the Winter Light Exhibition, this event will take over Trillium Park until May 7th.

“Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Lumière encourages Ontario artists and creators to ‘illuminate’ the park,” the description says.

When: Until May 7th, 2023
Where: Trillium Park, Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West

Sabrina Carpenter

Beloved songstress Sabrina Carpenter will take the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, so get ready for a great show!

When: May 5th, 2023
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Cinco de Mayo at The Pint Public House

Get ready for a huge fiesta kicking off at The Pint Public House for Cinco de Mayp. In partnership with Amsterdam Brewery, The Pint will offer guests $6 Margaritas and $6 Fria bottles all day long. And at night, that’s when the fiesta begins with a special mariachi band and a DJ.

When: May 5, 2023 – 9:30 PM
Where: The Pint Public House – 277 Front Street West

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

The Big Top is officially back. Cirque du Soleil has returned to Toronto with one of its most successful touring shows, called KOOZA.

KOOZA “combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition, and power,” according to the description.

The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an “enormous spinning contraption” that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.

When: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

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Baro Cinco de Mayo Celebration

If you don’t have Cinco de Mayo plans just yet, now you do. This popular Toronto restaurant is going all in with four floors of celebrations from dance parties to curated menus. Toronto’s beloved Latin-inspired restaurant Baro is hosting its biggest party of the year, CincoFest. Baro will completely transform all four of its floors to honour the annual celebration.

When: May 5th from 5 PM to late
Where: Baro Restaurant, 485 King Street West

The Office Experience: Toronto

If you’ve always dreamed of spending a day at Dunder Mifflin, your wish can now come true. The Office experience has arrived in Toronto!

This is no Jim Halpert prank. A life-sized version of the mid-level regional paper company we know and love is now open in our city, and here’s a sneak peek!

Fans of the show will get to walk through mind-blowing recreations of the famous set, explore original props and costumes, re-live their favourite moments from the show, and scoop up incredible merch at the on-site store.

When: Until June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the Lego Store); 3401 Dufferin Street

Cinco de Mayo at El Catrin Destileria

The annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations kick off at El Catrin Destileria next week. Though you can expect the same great music and vibes, food and drink features have yet to be announced. But you’ll want to book your reso ahead of time before it’s too late.

When: May 5th, 2023
Where: 18 Tank House Lane