Don’t worry if you have yet to make plans for today. There’s plenty to see and do in the city.
From enjoying local food and listening to incredible live music to getting your culture fix at a new exhibit, here are your top events happening in Toronto this fine Wednesday.
What: Toronto foodies rejoice! Come and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.
When: May 16
Time: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Meeting point is Jimmy’s Coffee (Kensington Market), 191 Baldwin Street
Price: $65 and it includes 8 generous food and drink tastings
What: Calling all Potter fans! This month, you can enjoy the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the Harry Potter Series, accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they perform the magical score from the movie all while the film plays in high-definition on a 40 ft. screen.
When: May 16 to 18
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Price: Available online from $49 to $99
What: This month, Manolo Blahnik and the Bata Shoe Museum will be joining forces, bringing the highly anticipated travelling exhibit Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes to Toronto.
When: May 16 to January 6
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Price: General admission is $14
What: This evening, Toronto musicians are going to be covering some of the best songs of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer era, playing music from bands like The Cranberries, Hole, Treble Charger and Mazzy Star.
When: May 15
Time: 8:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West
Price: Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
What: The 17th Paprika Festival kicks off today and runs until May 20. Come and enjoy new plays, movement, music, workshop productions, experimental art and more — all created by young artists.
When: Now until May 20
Time: Various times by day
Where: Aki Studio, 585 Dundas Street East