In a city as big as Toronto, it can be hard to narrow down the top things to do. And there are just far too many cool things to do, and too little time.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help you put together the perfect itinerary. We have recommendations for everything, including the best cultural events and food and beer festivals in Toronto.
Trust us, you’ll never have to worry about getting “FOMO” ever again.
What: This celebration will officially welcome and celebrate the city’s newcomers. Featuring a “Newcomer Fair”, offering settlement services providers through booths and displays and one-on-one interactions, cultural entertainment, and a citizenship ceremony with speeches by all levels of government.
When: May 15, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall
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 18 to 21, 10:30 am to 10 pm
Where: Yonge and Dundas Square
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 19 to 22,3 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
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
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 7 pm
Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Boulevard
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