Another glorious week has arrived in our city. The sun is finally shining and it’s time to enjoy every moment of this beautiful time of year — luckily, there are so many things to do in Toronto this week that will help you do just that.
Take a look at these incredible things to do in Toronto this week and start planning your adventures.
Blink 182 at Scotiabank Arena
Get ready to rock out like you’re back in high school! The legendary Blink 182 is tearing up the stage at Scotiabank Arena this week.
The show is part of the band’s reunion tour and there are actually two taking place in Toronto.
It’s the first Canadian stop, with several more to follow in the spring and summer.
When: May 11th & 15th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Toronto Mape Leafs Tailgate
It’s an exciting time to be a hockey fan in Toronto! Maple Leafs tailgate parties are giving more fans the chance to enjoy the action as the team battles it out in round two of the NHL playoffs.
Fans can expect on-stage programming with special guests, a massive screen to catch the game, giveaways, a live DJ, and all of the wild playoff energy that you can handle.
Be sure to snag your free mobile tickets on the Maple Leafs app starting at 1 PM on Tuesday, May 9th.
When: May 10th, 2023
Where: Maple Leaf Square, Scotiabank Arena
A pop-up market for all things Y2K nostalgia is coming our way!
You’ll get to shop for one-of-a-kind throwback memerobilia, vintage items, artwork, and so much more at this pet-friendly market.
The best part is that admission is free!
When: May 13th and 14th, 2023
Where: 1153 Queen 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
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
The month-long photography showcase that Toronto looks forward to every year is back.
This festival gives a platform for Canadian and international photographers to showcase their work and provides opportunities for collaborations and engagement among curators, partner organizations, and audiences.
When: May 2023
Where: See all exhibitions
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Canada’s premier amusement park is now open for the season and there will soon be 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.
Go on a spring hike
It’s time to bust out those hiking shoes and explore the outdoors.
Sunshine, fresh air, beautiful views — these easy hikes near Toronto have it all, and many of them are free to enjoy!
And don’t sweat it if you’re a beginner because these trails are suitable for hikers of all skill levels.
Where: See the best easy hikes near Toronto here
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
Stranger Things: The Experience
Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience has arrived in Toronto and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.
Fans will have access to the show’s most iconic settings on an “intimate guided new adventure” alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink, and hang out like they’re part of the crew.
Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.
The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.
When: Various dates in May 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue
Broadway sensation Hamilton is back in Toronto! The popular musical is running now until next month.
“Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre,” the description says.
This musical is not only entertaining, but has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
When: Until June 11th, 2023
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West
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