16 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, May 12

May 11 2019, 1:04 am

The weekend might be coming to an end, but the fun sure isn’t stopping.

Make the most of your Sunday (and Mother’s Day) by checking out some of the great events happening in and around Toronto today.

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The Tastemaker Tour

Tastemaker Tour

What: If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens when the top chefs in Toronto get together and throw a massive party, this is it. Back for its second year, the Tastemaker Tour will feature one-off chef collaborations, never-before-seen menus, live music and DJs, over 30 restaurants and producers to sample, and intimate access to party with Toronto’s top chefs, all in one place

When: On now until May 12
Where:¬†Evergreen Brick Works ‚ÄĒ 550 Bayview Avenue
Price:¬†Starting at $45 ‚ÄĒ¬†Tickets available via the website

Canadian Music Week

What: Now in its 38th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music.

When: On now until May 12
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by the show

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

What: The Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF), showcases the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity. TJFF heightens awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and presents films in their original languages, with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural, and religious barriers and stereotypes.

When: On now until May 12
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: Multiple venues
Price: From $15

This is Tiffany T Experience

What:¬†Shoppers and Instagram fans alike need to check out North America‚Äôs first Tiffany Infinity Mirrors-inspired pop-up space. The ‚ÄúThis is Tiffany T‚ÄĚ experience features reflective surfaces and showcases the infinitely brilliant world of Tiff.

When: On now until May 15
Time: Mall hours vary by day
Where: Yordale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street
Admission: Free to attend

CONTACT Photography Festival


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What: Back for another year is the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the largest annual photography event in the world, which showcases works from hundreds of photographers at locations all over the city.

When: On now until May 31
Time: All day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Free

HideSeek pop-up Toronto

What: You can awaken your inner child at Toronto’s brand new and unforgettable pop-up, HideSeek this spring. Occupying a 7,000-sq-ft vacant retail space in the Dundas West neighbourhood, the pop-up invites you to escape reality and relive the days of childhood. Explore multi-sensory elements throughout the space and marvel at epic floor-to-ceiling installations.

When: On now until June 2
Time: Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
Where:¬†Dundas West neighbourhood ‚ÄĒ 1305 Dundas Street West
Price:¬†$25 (plus taxes and service fees) ‚ÄĒ Tickets available¬†online

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

What:¬†Ai Weiwei, one of the world‚Äôs¬†most influential living artists¬†and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto‚Äôs Gardiner Museum.¬†Called¬†Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai‚Äôs ceramic works while highlighting ‚Äúurgent global issues.‚ÄĚ

When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults

Anthony Ricciardi DREAM SPACE Exhibit

What:¬†DREAM SPACE is a 2,500-sq-ft immersive pop-up museum featuring Ricciardi‚Äôs original canvas work and sculpture series. The gallery acts as an entry point to a ‚Äúsecret and hidden‚ÄĚ pop-up experience filled with 15 large-scale interactive installations and multi-sensory immersive spaces inspired by Ricciardi‚Äôs creations, including a pool of gold coins. Visitors will also have the chance to take one of Ricciardi‚Äôs pieces home with prices starting at $100, up to $7,000.

When: Open now until July
Time: Mall hours vary by day
Where: Yorkdale Mall. 3401 Dufferin Street
Admission: Admission to the gallery is free with a $15 admission fee to access the pop-up art installation and immersive space

Mindful Mother’s Day Expression

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What: Meditation instructor Cassidy Thedorf returns, this time with Arts Therapist Or Har-Gil. The pair are running a creative art and meditation workshop. The class will begin with a meditation, followed by exploring mindful expression through guided arts practices. You don’t need to have any experience in either meditation or arts to attend. Simply tap into the true essence of you. And hey… this is an ideal experiential gift for Mother’s Day.

When: May 12
Time: 9 am
Where:¬†Indigo Toronto Eaton Centre ‚Äst200 Yonge Street
Tickets: $31.64, available online

Sunnyside Sunday Market

What:¬†This new farmers’ market kicks off this Sunday,¬†where you can enjoy the sunshine and brews while you shop the local Ontario farmer stands and crafty booths.

When: May 12
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Great Lakes Brewery, 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.
Price: Free to attend

Mother’s Day at the ROM

What: Celebrate your mom with a special day at the ROM filled with animal encounters, hands-on art projects, Mother’s Day photo opportunities, exhibits, and more.

When: May 12
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: Adults are $20

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

What: This two-day exhibition is a celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators and features hundreds of comic creators from around the world.

When: May  12
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Price: Free to attend

Leslieville Flea Mothers Day Market

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What: The Leslieville Flea is heading to The Broadview Hotel this Mother’s Day. Shop with your mom or for your mom at the Mother’s Day Market in Lincoln Hall; also enjoy a BBQ and beverages on Lincoln Terrace while you’re here.

When: May 12
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Avenue
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Artisan Market

What: Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift for mom or you want to find yourself a special treasure, the Toronto Artisan Market kicks off this weekend. Shop original art, handmade jewellery, organic skincare, home decor, wellness products, baked goods, and more.

When: May 12
Time: 11 pm to 5 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park
Price: Admission is free

Mother’s Day with the Toronto Blue Jays

What: If your mom isn’t in the mood for afternoon tea, treat her to a day at the ball field. While the Jays host the White Sox, a Mom’s Oasis will be blooming off the field. The WestJet Flight Deck will be transformed, featuring makeup and hair touch-ups, nail decals, live music, wine sampling, family photo ops, and much more. Additionally, the first 15,000 fans to arrive at the ballpark will receive a free Marcus StroGnome.

When: May 12
Time: 1:07 pm
Where: Rogers Centre
Price: Tickets from $30.50

Free Toronto Raptors Tailgate Party

What: Our Toronto Raptors are facing the Philadelphia 76ers  this evening as part of the NBA Playoffs for Game 7. And in case you can’t snag a ticket, there will be a FREE Raptors tailgate party happening in Maple Leaf Square tonight.

When: May 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Free to attend

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