Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events April 30 to May 6

Apr 28 2018, 3:40 am

With so many awesome events happening this week in the city, how on earth will you choose what to do?

Luckily, we’ve narrowed it down for you and selected the top events happening in the city over the next seven days.


Stars on Ice featuring Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

What: Canadian gold medal sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be lacing up and hitting the ice at the Air Canada Centre this Thursday as part of the cross-country skating tour Stars on Ice. 

When: May 4
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets are available online for as low as $12

May the 4th Cosplay Bash

What: This Friday, transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away, to Ripley’s Aquarium’s first-ever cosplay bash. Guests are invited to celebrate the world of cosplay and dress up as their favourite pop culture characters, enjoy signature cocktails and dance the night away to the sounds of out-of-this-world DJ beats.

When: May 4
Time: 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Blvd.
Admission: Available online for $30 plus HST


What: Now in its seventh year, the annual culinary celebration presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association promotes plant-based eating over a two week period. Participating restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the GTA will offer multi-course prix-fixe menus and special promotions.

When: May 4 to 21
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across Toronto
Admission: Price will vary by location

Cinco de Mayo

What: Tacos, tequila, and friends! See our round-up of Toronto restaurants and bars throwing parties and offering drink specials for the occasion.

When: May 5
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants and bars across Toronto
Admission: Varies by location

Paddle the Don

What: This Sunday, Toronto’s Paddle the Don is taking place, giving you the chance to paddle through the heart of Canada’s largest urban region to raise awareness about the health of the Don River.

When: May 6 
8 am to 4 pm
Where: The event begins at Ernest Thompson Seton Park and ends at Corktown Common located at 155 Bayview Avenue
Price: $100.00 per boat, whether it’s a canoe or a kayak

47th annual Forsythia Festival

What: Every May, Cabbagetown residents gather to welcome spring at the annual Forsythia Festival. The spring festival is Cabbagetown’s official welcoming of the new season, and like every year, there will be a parade and a dress code that includes the colour yellow.

When: May 6
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Wellesley Park, 500 Wellesley Street East
Admission: Free

See also
Ainsley SmithAinsley Smith

+ Listed