5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, May 9

May 8 2019, 3:26 am

It’s unusual to be in one of the greatest city’s on Earth and not have plans.

But in case you’re stuck on what to do today, we’ve rounded up the top events happening in Toronto this fine Thursday.

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Free Yoga Classes

What: The Sony Centre offers free yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. No experience is required but bring your own mat and water. Registration is usually available online ahead of the class.

When: May 9
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
Tickets: FREE – register in advance online

Free Toronto Raptors Tailgate Party

What: Our Toronto Raptors are facing the Philadelphia 76ers  this evening as part of the NBA Playoffs for Game 6. 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 9
Time: 5 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Free to attend

Drake General Store Opening Party

What: The Drake’s HBC Queen store has a new look. Stop by this evening to check out the space, designed in partnership with Studio Author, and take it all in with a one-night-only discount, gift with purchase, snacks, and drinks from Ace Hill’s summer line-up.

When: May 9
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Drake General Store, 176 Yonge Street
Price: Free to attend

Knock Down the House Screening

What: Coming hot off the heels of its Sundance Film Festival audience award win, Knock Down the House, a doc about four progressive women running for US Congress in 2018, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is set for an international premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival this week.

When: May 9
Time: 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Tickets: $14, available online

Dream More Festival

What: Dream More will be showcasing some of their finest performers on Lula Lounge’s gorgeous stage during Canadian Music Week this evening. The event will be hosted by Ada Ohh from 105.5 FM, and Témi, Dep BCS, and Kiana are headlining.

When: May 9
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
Price: $20

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