Please Note: As of April 8, Toronto is under Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order. This means you must stay at home as much as possible and only go out for necessities, including getting food, going to work, and getting exercise. If you go out, maintain the six feet physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
The first full week of May is expected to be a rainy one, so thankfully, there are tons of things to do in Toronto that are safe, fun, and will keep you dry at home.
Here’s a list of ideas that may help you through the week:
Who knew an egg sandwich could look so good? This Toronto spot is serving fully loaded, fluffy egg sandwiches, and they’re massive. Egg Club Sandwich opened in September 2020 and has taken breakfast sammies to another level. It’s truly a perfect meal for any time.
When: Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Where: 88 Dundas Street East
Get that oven burning, La Pizza Week is set to kickstart in cities across Canada next month, and Toronto pizzerias are getting ready. From May 1 until May 7, more than 1000 restaurants in the country will begin preparing their dough for the first-ever pizza festival brought to us by La Poutine Week and Le Burger Week.
When: May 1 to May 7.
Where: Several locations across Toronto.
Is it summer yet? This Toronto ice cream parlour has created the ultimate boozy ice cream float just in time for the upcoming hot season. S’cream Ice Cream is located at 126 Cumberland Street in Yorkville and has turned the classic treat into an alcohol-infused dream.
When: Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Where: 126 Cumberland Street
Celebrate Black futures with TO Live and VIBE Arts. NExT: The Future of Art Exhibition 2.0 is an online and outdoor exhibition that showcases Black futures. The exhibit runs until May 11.
“NExT Artists participated in a nine-month mentorship program led by individual sessions with our roster of professional artists and creatives, attended professional development workshops and networking opportunities, and received funding to create new work as part of the exhibition,” according to the website.
When: March 22 to May 11.
Where: On their website.
If you’re looking for something to satisfy your fried food cravings, this Japanese street food spot should be on your radar. Gushi has two locations in Toronto where they serve up mouth-watering Gushi fried chicken.
For newbies, their Original Gushi Chicken meal is your best bet. Who can pass on Gushi Chicken on a bed of purple rice, topped with spicy mayo, sesame soy, edamame, and hachimi pepper, and a side of red ginger?
When: Varies by location.
Where: 296 Gerrard Street East, and 707 Dundas Street West
Tachi, a small Japanese restaurant, is launching special Sakura packaging that embraces the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossoms for an entire month. The omakase spot, which operates out of Assembly Chef’s Hall, will introduce the limited-time packaging on two of its omakase sets through mid-May. Pricing starts at $45 for eight pieces of Nigiri and mochi. For $60, patrons receive nine pieces of nigiri, one premium fatty tuna handroll, and a piece of mochi.
When: You’re in the mood.
Where: 111 Richmond Street West
Sometimes all we need is to kick back and unwind with a blanket and a good show. Netflix Canada has released some new binge-able series and movies perfect for those long days indoors.
When: When you’re in the mood to watch something new.
Where: From the comfort of your own home.
Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market Farmers Market opens its outdoor season starting May 1 with all the fresh produce and goods. The farmers’ market will be located on Market Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street. According to the City, year-round farmers’ markets will continue to operate inside the Temporary Market at 125 The Esplanade, and lineup spots for both indoor and outdoor markets will start on Market Street.
When: Saturdays, from 7 am to 3 pm.
Where: The Seasonal Outdoor Area.
Who can say no to street eats? This Toronto restaurant is now the go-to spot to get your hands on authentic Pakistani street food in the GTA. Located inside the Lebovic Food Court in Scarborough, you will find Chachu’s, the newest late-night spot for 100% Halal Pakistani street food.
When: From 11 pm to 4 am.
Where: 41 Lebovic Avenue, Scarborough