May is around the corner which means more outdoor activities, festivals and fun! Toronto is gearing up for a big month and there’s so much to get excited about.

Here are 26 of the best things to do in Toronto this May.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have 11 home games this May and they’re callin’ your name! Grab tickets here.

When: Various dates in May
Where: Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Cost: $23+ per ticket

Stars on Ice

You can witness some of the biggest stars in ice skating at the Stars on Ice tour, coming to Toronto on May 3rd.

When: May 3rd at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $50+ per ticket

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland opens May 3rd – woo hoo!

Daily tickets start at $44.99 or grab a season pass for $89 here.

When: Opens May 3rd at 11:00 AM
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St
Cost: $44.99+ per ticket

Sponsored Pick: Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Special occasions, big announcements, celebrations of every type – we know there’s only one kind of place to do them justice: a modern steakhouse. Chop Steakhouse & Bar just announced their returning Steak Masters program complete with a new limited-time menu. The new menu will be available at Chop locations across Canada, but it’s only here for 8 weeks. Make up a special occasion if you have to, because you don’t want to miss this

When:  Limited 8-week Steak Master’s Menu starting on April 18.
Where: 17 locations across Canada

Centreville Amusement Park 

Centreville Island’s Amusement Park opens to the public on weekends starting May 4th!

Buy your tickets ahead of time here starting at $31.64 + tax for children four and under and $40.71 + tax for four and up.

When: Opens May 4th at 10:30 AM
Where: Centreville Amusement Park, Ferry at 9 Queen’s Quay W
Cost: $31.64+ per ticket

Sponsored Pick: North Bay

Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time to ditch the concrete jungle and head to the great outdoors! North Bay is only a short scenic drive from Toronto, and this summer spot is the outdoor lover’s dream weekend getaway. Enjoy all that Lake Nipissing has to offer, dive into the upbeat food scene, or enjoy festivals and events all summer long. Time to use up some of that PTO…

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton concerts

Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is celebrating its official Grand Opening with three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Gwen Stefani performing on Friday, May 3, 2024 and her husband country singer Blake Shelton on May 4th.

Tickets for Gwen Stefani and still available here and Blake Shelton here.

When: May 3rd & May 4th at 8:00 PM
Where: The Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, 1133 Queens Plate Dr
Cost: $113+ per ticket

Asian Heritage Month Kickoff

Head to Stackt Market on May 4th when they kick off the Asian Heritage Month with a night market, hosting 20+ local artisans and a live band.

When: May 4th from 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St 
Cost: $27.96 per ticket

The Postal Service concert

See the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie in concert at Scotiabank Arena!

There are plenty of tickets left here starting at $47.60.

When: May 4th at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $47.60+ per ticket

Offworld Bar The May the 4th Bash After Dark Toronto 

May the fourth be with you! Offworld Bar, Toronto’s space-themed bar is hosting an epic party for Star Wars Day! Grab tickets here.

When: May 4th at 9:00 PM
Where: Offworld Bar, 739 Queen St W 2nd Floor
Cost: $70 per person

Lite-Brite World of Wonder

Experience “the magic of imagination brought to life in this captivating cinematic journey that combines the nostalgic delight of Lite-Brite with the cutting-edge immersive technology of Illuminarium.”

This interactive experience opens May 8th and you can get tickets here.

When: Opens May 8th, 2024
Where: Illuminarium Toronto, 28 Gristmill Lane
Cost: $38.50 per adult & 33.50 per child/senior

Cirque de Soleil ECHO

Cirque du Soleil ECHO is coming to Toronto starting off its Canada tour on May 8th in Toronto!

When: Starting May 8th to July 21st, 2024
Where: Under the Big Top at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: $73+ per ticket

Toronto Serbian Film Festival 

Running May 9th-12th this film festival celebrates Serbian and South-East European cinema. Check out the lineup and grab your tickets here.

When: May 9th – 12th, 2024
Where: Various venues
Cost: $25 per general admission

Gerry Dee show

Canadian actor and comedian Gerry Dee is ready to make you laugh! He’ll be performing at Massey Hall and tickets start at $76.55.

When: May 10th at 8:00 PM
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St
Cost: $75.66+ per ticket

Toronto Botanical Garden Plant Sale

This plant sale is going to be huge! Enjoy a wide selection of top-performing and ethically sourced plants from reliable growers in the area and a new mini pop-up market with over 10 vendors.

When: May 11th & 12th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Cost: Free admission

Toronto Flower Market

Just in time for Mother’s Day! The Toronto Flower Market features flower vendors from around the province and one thing’s for sure – it’ll smell very nice!

When: May 11th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: CAMH, 1001 Queen St W
Cost: Free admission

Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Workshop

May means Mother’s Day and this flower-arranging workshop at Hotel X is the perfect bonding experience!

Select your time slot here and have fun.

When: May 12th from 11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Hotel X, 111 Princes’ Blvd
Cost: $70.56 per ticket

Mother’s Day at Aera

This new spot in Toronto’s The Well has sky-high views and on Sunday, May 12th, is hosting Mom’s special day with special brunch and dinner features, available in addition to their à la carte favourites.

Make your reservation here.

When: May 12th starting at 11:30 AM
Where: Aera, 8 Spadina Ave #3800
Cost: Varies

Trinity Bellwoods Artisan Market

The first Trinity Bellwoods Artisan Market is on May 12th featuring local artists, vendors, food and more.

When: May 12th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St W
Cost: Free admission

Madison Beer concert

Madison Beer is coming to Toronto’s History and there are still tickets available here.

When: May 15th at 7:00 PM
Where: History, 1663 Queen St E
Cost: $163.80+ per ticket

Asian Night Market

According to Stackt, “Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by exploring over 50 curated Asian-owned businesses.”

Indulge in delicious authentic food and drink, and shop for products including candles, jewelry, clothes, art, accessories and more. Plus there will be traditional performances, DJ showcases, and free cultural workshops.

When: May 18th from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
Cost: Free admission

Electric Island

Toronto’s electronic music concert series returns for “season 12” and kicks off May 18th and 19th.

Tickets start at 105.07 for a single-day ticket.

When: May 18th & 19th
Where: 250 Fort York Blvd
Cost: $105.07+ per ticket

Neil Young concert 

Neil Young is kicking off Bud Stage’s summer of concerts and we can’t think of any better way!

Resale tickets start at $92 and you can grab some here.

When: May 20th at 7:30 PM
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
Cost: $92+ per ticket

Luis Miguel concert

Beloved Mexican singer Luis Miguel is performing at Scotiabank Arena and if you don’t want to miss out grab tickets soon as they’re selling fast.

When: May 23rd at 8:00 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St
Cost: $192.78+ per ticket

Anime North

Anime North is taking to Toronto from May 24th-26th celebrating anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

Single-day tickets start at $50.

When: May 24th – 26th
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd
Cost: $50+

Doors Open 

Explore Toronto’s architectural, historical, cultural and socially significant buildings for free during the Doors Open weekend. This year’s theme is hidden histories and there are over 150 historical sites to discover!

When: May 25th & 26th
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

May your May be full of fun, Toronto!