17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, May 6

May 4 2018, 8:31 pm

Just because the weekend is coming to an end it doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop.

If you’re still looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up x awesome events happening throughout the city today.


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Designer Shoe Sale

What: Get a head start on your summer shopping at this designer shoe sale. Choose from over 30,000 pairs of shoes from designers like Louise et Cie, Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto, Cole Haan, and more.

When: Now until May 6
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd
Price Admission is free

The Bumble Hive: Toronto

What: At the Bumble Hive pop-up, Torontonians can enjoy free drinks from Flow and Ace Hill Beer, treats from Girl Gang Goodies, piercings by Mejuri as well as three days of engaging programming from some notable women in Toronto. The full event schedule can be found here.

When: Now until May 6
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: 950 Queen Street West
Price: Admission is free, you just need to download the Bumble app and show it at the door

Maximum Exposure

What: This year-end exhibition showcases the work of artists from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.

When: Now until May 6
Time: All day
Where: Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond Street
Price: Admission is free

May events

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What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Tickets start at $21.24

Picnic in the Cemetery

What: At Picnic in the Cemetery, which happens to be inspired by Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, guests will enjoy a combination of classical music written by contemporary composer and artist Njo Kong Kie. Kong Ki’s music has since been interwoven with performance and visual arts elements, creating a distinctive chamber concert meets performance art hybrid.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Performance times vary by day
Where: Canadian Stage (Berkeley), 26 Berkeley Street
Price: Tickets range from $35 to $69

Jane’s Walk 2018

What: Jane’s Walks encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

When: Now until May 6
Time: All day
Where: Neighbourhoods throughout the city
Price: Free to participate




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: Now until May 21
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across Toronto
Price: Price will vary by location

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Price: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

Anthony Ricciardi Art Installation

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Price: Admission is free

CONTACT Photography Festival

What: Back for another year is the massive Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival showcasing works from hundreds of photographers at locations all over the city.

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

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Marathon

Toronto Marathon

Toronto Marathon

What: The city will be collectively lacing up this Sunday as the Toronto Marathon will be taking over the downtown core. The race starts at Mel Lastman Square in North York and will finish at Ontario Place.

When: May 6
Time: 7:30 am
Where: The race starts at Mel Lastman Square and finishes at Ontario Place.
Price: $135 for the full marathon

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
Price: Admission is free

Spring Fridays


Shakespeare and the ROM

What: This Sunday, you can explore the life and times of William Shakespeare through the ROM’s collections. Guests will also have the chance to handle authentic objects during this interactive workshop.

When: May 6
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 am
Where: The ROM, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $80 (includes lunch)

Monday Girl x Yes! Dress for Success: The Future is Female 

What: This afternoon, you can enjoy a glass of bubbly, h’ors d’oeuvres, amazing gift bags, pop-up shops, and inspiring panels in support of Dress For Success at the Tompson Hotel.

When: May 6
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Thompson Hotel Toronto, 550 Wellington Street West
Price: $65

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