With so many awesome Toronto events happening this weekend, how on earth will you choose?
Luckily, we’ve narrowed it down for you and selected the top events happening in the city over the next seven days.
From Victoria Day fireworks to a massive anime convention, these are the Top Six in the 6ix.
What: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get down to the sounds of Toronto’s biggest electronic DJs. Woodbine Park is plugged in for the Victoria Day weekend with this massive concert and picnic. (*Note the location change due to flooding at Hanlan’s Point)
When: May 22, 1 pm to 11 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, Eastern and Coxwell entrance
What: Wrap up your long weekend with an amazing fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay. The annual favourite features over 2,000 fireworks and closing with a grand finale of pyrotechnic wonders.
When: May 22, 8:30 pm to 12 pm
Where: Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
What: Inside Out, Toronto’s very own LGBT film festival, is back for another action-packed season and will feature a hefty mix of world premieres, local features, industry programs and a festival lounge.
What: It’s no secret that Torontonians are obsessed with brunch, which is why we’re pleased to share that there will be a festival solely devoted to our favourite foods. Come and enjoy brunch-time staples, such as bagels, pancakes, eggs Benedict, bacon and of course, plenty of booze.
When: May 26 to 28, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: 99 Sudbury
What: Toronto’s largest fan-run anime convention is back! This three-day event will celebrate all things anime, manga, and Japanese Culture boasting a multitude of events including costume masquerades, dances, contests, gaming opportunities (including Live Action Role Playing, CCG Games, and video gaming), panels, workshops, and Nominoichi, a fan-run night market.
When: May 26 to May 28
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Mississauga; International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road
What: The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto returns to Toronto, offering free and rare access to 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
When: May 27 to 28
Where: Various locations throughout the city