The long weekend continues!
Check out what’s happening in Toronto today!
What: May is BBQ month and what better way to celebrate your favourite way to cook food than with a massive BBQ at the heart of downtown Toronto for FREE? Come out and celebrate the launch of Toronto’s newest annual summer kick off!
When: May 20 to 21, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Yonge and Dundas Square
What: There’s no better way to kick off Victoria Day weekend than with a drive in movie at the Toronto Docks. Car-less folks can also partake in the fun. Those without access to a vehicle are welcome to commute/bike in and watch on a lawn chair. BYO-portable AM/FM radio player.
When: May 20 to 21
Where: 176 Cherry Street
What: With the Raptors out of the playoffs, there’s no better time to start working on your skills. This weekend, there will be an international basketball coaching clinic at U of T and Ryerson University that will feature Canada Basketball’s Olympic coaches and two Raptors’ alumni, Alvin Williams and Milt Palacio.
When: May 20 to 21
Where: 350 Victoria Street and 27 King’s College Circle
What: Get into the summer spirit by enjoying some free Polar Pizza Ice Cream from Baskin Robbins in celebration of National Pizza Party Day. The creation is described on the company website as a “novel and flavourful treat, in the shape of a 9-inch pizza,” built on a chocolate chip cookie or double fudge brownie crust and topped with various combinations of ice cream and dessert toppings – sign us up!
When: May 20 to May 21
Where: Hamilton, Burlington Waterfront, Mississauga, Brampton (Saturday); The Beaches (Sunday)
What: As part of Ontario’s 150th-anniversary festivities, the Culinary Ontario festival is a gourmet celebration highlighting Ontario’s diverse culinary culture with a variety of activities and entertainment for everyone. You can expect to see plenty of food trucks and beverage stations, art installations and live music.
When: May 20 to 22, 3 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
What: The Toronto non-GMO Coalition and the David Suzuki Foundation present Toronto’s 4th annual GMO-free festival and farmers’ market this May. Look forward to the chance to chat with organic farmers, chefs, business owners, and organizations all while enjoying music, family-friendly activities, and mowing down on Ontario-produced food and drinks.
When: May 20, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Christie Pits Park
What: Artfest Toronto celebrates painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.
When: May 20 to 22, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street
What: Back for its second year, the Waterfront Artisan Market will make Toronto’s waterfront come alive every Saturday from May 20 until October at HTO Park. Here you’ll get to explore a curated mix of 75 artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. Admission is free.
When: May 20, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay West
What: Islamic Relief Canada, the leading Canadian Muslim NGO, will be hosting The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah in an event to mark ten years as an international NGO in Canada. Themed Hope, Faith and Solidarity, the charity hopes to send a message of togetherness and diversity in the wake of the Quebec mosque shootings and recent hate attacks across the country.
When: May 20, 3 pm to 7 pm
Where: Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle
What: Calling all beer buffs: The fourth annual Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer returns to the historic Fork York: Garrison Common on the May long weekend. New to the festival this year is their Campfire Sessions, which feature live performances by the Juno Award winning trio, Elliott BROOD and Toronto-based rockers The Trews.
When: May 20 to 21, 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Boulevard
What: Lobster Clam Jam is a highly acclaimed outdoor food festival, that’s not just for seafood lovers. This affordable, family-oriented culinary showcase offers guests the opportunity to experience the creations of a variety of renowned local chefs and restaurants.
When: May 20 to 21, 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson Street