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23 of the best things to do at home in Toronto this May

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Hello, everybody! We’re back with another interesting list of all the fun stuff you can do this May in Toronto. And, we finally get to include some stuff to do outside! What a treat, hey? And just in time for the weather to get a little nice as well.

Here are the best things to do at home and around Toronto this May.

CHECK OUT THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS FROM HOME

Since High Park is closed to the public to ensure there aren’t any crowds, the city has gone ahead and created a cherry blossom live cam! Tune in to get your fix of pinks and purples and the real arrival of spring.

PATIENTLY PREPARE FOR REOPENING

Alright, alright, we know. There are no set dates on when things will start going kind of back to normal, but that doesn’t mean we should wait around without thinking about it. If anything, set yourself up for success by keeping up to date with what’s going on in the province and city so you’re ready to get back out there when the time comes!

VOLUNTEER ONLINE

Feel like helping out a little bit in your spare time? Well, there are more than a few ways to do so, and we rounded up our top picks right now to help you choose.

WATCH AN NHL GAME

Or at least, as close to an NHL game as is possible right now. The new NHL Player Gaming Challenge kicks off this week, and will see players from every team settle what is sure to be a major side bet around the league- who is actually the best at chel?

STREAM STUFF FOR FREE

Ahh, what would we do without the endless stream of content that’s been keeping us entertained while in quarantine? But if you don’t wanna deal with the hefty price tags of popular sites like Netflix, Prime Video, or Crave, why not check out some of these cheaper options? And by cheaper, we do mean free streaming services or channels available in Canada.

TRY A NEW BOARD GAME

Honestly, we probably could have put out this guide a little sooner, but sometimes that is the way the cookie crumbles. Our favourite choice on the list? A board game that has you try and attract different kinds of birds to your nature reserve. Sounds supremely relaxing.

GET A QUICK WORKOUT IN

We’re the first to admit that our healthy lifestyle has kind of fallen by the wayside recently. So, a list of some great fitness apps to download was just as much for us as it was for you. We don’t care if only our immediate family gets to see, we’re trimming down for summer.

SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

A couple of weeks ago we talked about this initiative called Breaking Bread, that pretty much crowdsourced restaurants offering takeout and delivery, but might not be on an app. Well, that list has snowballed into well over 1200 restaurants Canada-wide.

GO FOR A WALK (SAFELY)

The city is beginning to make it easier for pedestrians to get around during the COVID outbreak which is a breath of fresh air. After all, we literally need ‘a breath of fresh air’ more now than ever, so going for a few strolls is top of the list.

UP YOUR MOVIE GAME

Think you’ve got things covered with Netflix and Amazon Prime, but still want more? Say hello to the Criterion Collection’s streaming service. We’re basically going to sum this whole thing up as ‘the best movies you’ve never heard of’, and they’re offering 2-week trials for free!

PARTY WITH YOUR PALS (VIRTUALLY)

We all miss being able to party now that we’re stuck at home. Ahh, remember the good old days of gathering all your friends and hosting a drinking game marathon? We miss ’em, folks. We really do. But just ’cause we’re all separate doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a drinking game or two! With these amazing websites, you can take the party online!

LEARN ALL ABOUT CLASSIC ART

But do so in the best way possible. For the past few weeks, the Getty Museum has been posting pictures of classic art in contrast with people’s attempts to recreate them. By now, they’ve practically got a full exhibition’s worth of content on their hands!

LISTEN TO THE RADIO

Well, not just the radio though. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is an absolute goldmine of programming for years gone by. Documentaries about civil wars? Check. Radio programs from the sixties? Of course. And like most stuff we recommend, accessing all this is completely free.

BECOME AN ESPORTS FAN

The one thing (ok, one thing out of many) that we weird our friends out with is an affinity for Esports. Well, there are no real sports going on right now, so maybe check out professional streams of Rocket League, racing simulators, or like NHL 20 (as we suggested above). Have fun!

TOUR CANADA’S ONLY REAL CASTLE

So right now you might be feeling a bit like Rapunzel. You’re stuck at home just like she was stuck in her tower. She was all alone, you’re in isolation. The list goes on… But if you want to feel like royalty without the curse, why not check out a virtual tour of an actual castle? Yup, you can head online to take a virtual tour of North America’s only full-size castle, Casa Loma.

BAKE CANADA’S MOST FAMOUS FUNNEL CAKE

Canada’s Wonderland has just released the recipe for their famous funnel cake. Mmm, our mouths are watering already, and trust us, this is the sweet treat that will make your baking dreams come true this month.

CATCH THE LAST SUPERMOON OF 2020

Did you know that supermoons are 7% bigger and 15% brighter than regular full moons? Well, now you do. Check out what all the fuss is about on May 7th, when the final supermoon of the year lights up the sky. Fingers crossed for no clouds that night, hey?

MAKE CHIPOTLE GUAC AT HOME

It’s an interesting choice for Chipotle to make guac public knowledge because we would have thought it accounts for like 80% of their profits. Is guac extra? Not anymore, since you can recreate the beloved recipe right at home. Careful though, you might be spending all the money you saved buying avocados in bulk instead.

BECOME A SCIENTIST

Looking for something productive to do but already cleaned every room in your house twice? Don’t worry, you can be part of science experiments! This amazing website lets you take part in actual scientific research. There’s a ton of topics to choose from. Plus, you could have your name credited in actual science research papers. Ou la la, how fancy!

FANTASIZE ABOUT YOUR DREAM HOUSE

Sometimes it’s fun to go down the rabbit hole of imagining your dream property. What? We all do it. Well, if you want a little help narrowing down your search, check out this list of amazing houses in Ontario. We wouldn’t mind being quarantined in one of these beautiful properties.

GRAB A LITTLE GREEN

If you want to find your chill over the weekend, head on over to your favourite cannabis shop’s website. Ontario has put them back on the list of essential services. So you can get whatever gets ya through these days. Plus, loads of places deliver, so you don’t even have to break self-isolation.

GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Have you ever heard of the Internet Archive? Well, it’s a website that strives to do just that. Public domain movies, books, and other content can all be found here. Plus, they’ve got a catalogue of over 418 billion different webpages. Think of it as exploring another kind of cosmos.

ENJOY SOME WINE DELIVERY

We’ve got a list of wineries that order right to your door and you’ve got a weekend that definitely needs some wine. Sounds like a match made in heaven.

Well, there you have it, folks! It’s not the typical list of things to do in Toronto, but it is an important one! So get out there (safely) or stay inside and enjoy!

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