A beautiful weekend is headed our way, Toronto! The gorgeous weather isn’t the only reason to make every moment count here in the city. There are so many exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend that will make you want to live life to the fullest, including a new night market, an epic Italian food festival, and the Juno Awards!
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend to get the party started and keep it going until Monday rolls around.
Stocking up on summer staples? Much-loved Canadian brand Knix is having a warehouse sale with deep discounts on loungewear, swimwear, intimates, and more for up to 75% off. The sale will be held in Toronto this Friday and you’ll want to arrive early to get first dibs on all the best deals. If you miss it, don’t fret because there will be two other Knix sale events this month!
Where: 950 Dupont St
When: May 13 from 1 pm to 6 pm, May 14 from 10 am to 6 pm, and May 15 from 10 am to 6 pm
Canada’s annual music awards show is back with in-person spectators and you can attend it this Sunday at Budweiser Stage. Among the performers at this year’s Junos are the Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin, Mustafa, and more. Hosted by Simu Liu, you already know we’re in for a good time!
Where: Budweiser Stage
When: May 15, 2022, 8 p.m.
We hope you’re hungry, Toronto! This May, a brand new Asian night market called Superfresh is taking over the Annex with 4,000 square feet of delicious eats, live entertainment, and special surprises.
Superfresh “will showcase Asian-led and owned businesses across the city combining food, drinks, live entertainment, a bodega and other planned secret events under one roof—making it the ultimate experience, no matter what time of day you decide to stop by,” the description says.
Where: 384 Bloor St W
When: Opening May 14, 2022
What’s better than brunch? All-you-can-eat brunch on a historic train, of course. This May, the York-Durham Heritage Railway is hosting a brunch buffet train ride, with lavish spreads of sweet and savoury favourites served with unbeatable views.
Soft music will play in the background while you dine and enjoy the springtime sights from your seat on the train. Champagne and mimosas will be available for purchase too because you can’t do brunch without a little bubbly.
Where: 19 Railway St, Uxbridge
When: May 14, 2022
A mystical cocktail experience called The Wizard’s Den is happening at a secret location this month that will put your spell-casting and sorcery skills to the test. “Get ready to unleash your inner magical being as you brew potions, cast spells, and drink more mead than you can shake a wand at,” says the description. You’ll get to create a variety of concoctions for good and evil with the help of a potions master in your 90-minute session.
Where: Secret location
When: May 4-29, 2022
You know summer is almost here when Niagara City Cruises launches their iconic boat tours. Being up close to the powerful Canadian Horseshoe Falls is a breathtaking experience whether its your first time or your hundredth. The Voyage to the Falls boat cruise sails from 10 am to 6:30 pm, Friday to Monday in the month of May.
Where: 5920 Niagara Pkwy
When: May 13-15, 2022
Pasta enthusiasts, listen up. Toronto’s Italian market is hosting an all-you-can-eat (and drink) celebration this Friday. Eataly’s SpringFest will be an all-inclusive experience, with unlimited authentic Italian dishes, wines, and entertainment. Your ticket grants you access to over 15 tasting stations serving up dishes like regional pizza, fresh housemade pasta dishes, artisanal salumi and formaggi, sweet Italian desserts, and of course, vino galore.
Where: 55 Bloor St West
When: Friday, May 13, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
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After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has finally brought its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. Until May 23, the city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humour.
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until May 23, 2022
Photography enthusiasts, this one’s for you. All month long, Canadian and international artists will showcase their work through exhibitions, installations, and commissioned projects at museums, galleries, and public spaces across Toronto. You’ll get to discover both acclaimed and emerging artists, documentary photographers, and photojournalists at this annual event.
Where: Various locations
When: May 1-31, 2022
After weeks of anticipation, High Park’s cherry blossoms are officially in full bloom, just in time for the gorgeous weather. And if you can’t get enough of these gorgeous trees, there are plenty of other lesser-known and equally as beautiful parks with cherry blossoms around Toronto that are also worth visiting over the next couple of weeks.
Where: 1873 Bloor St West