5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, May 1

Apr 30 2019, 9:10 pm

It’s the first day of the new month.

Make the most of today by checking out these awesome events happening throughout the city this fine Wednesday, May 1.

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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: On now until May 5
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Tickets vary by screening

CONTACT Photography Festival

What: Back for another year is 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: May 1 to 31
Time: All day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Free

Board Again Game Night

What: There’s nothing quite like ending a friendship over a game of Monopoly! Tonight you can do just this at Away Kitchen and Cafe’s board game night. For $6, you can play unlimited games all night long. So round up your friends or get ready to meet some new ones over an old school board game.

When: May 1
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Away Kitchen and Cafe, 680 College Street
Price: $6

GradEx Art Show

What: This May, you’ll have the chance to ogle at work by Canada’s next generation of artists and designers… completely free of charge. OCAD University will showcase the work of the Class of 2019 at the Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx) from May 1 to May 5.

When: May 1 to 5
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm; Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am to 8 pm; Saturday, and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: OCAD University – 100, 113 and 115 McCaul Street
Admission: Free

It Happened Here

What: You can celebrate 25 years of Budweiser Stage magic at this interactive pop-up exhibit on Queen West. Check out dozens of photos from some of the biggest names to perform at the iconic music venue, enjoy live music and experience a little bit of history.

When: On now until May 4
Where: 950 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend

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