With summer just around the corner, Toronto is gearing up for another season of outdoor festivals, shows, and events. Want to take advantage of the warm weather? We’ve got some ideas to get you outside.
Check out our list of stuff happening in Toronto this weekend below.
1. CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
The 2017 CBC Music Festival features a line up of Canadian artists, including Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Hey Rosetta, Tegan And Sarah, Bahamas, and The Strumbellas. This family friendly event will be held at Echo Beach on May 27. Tickets are available online
2. THE WEEKND
Kick off your weekend with The Weeknd this Friday, May 26 or Saturday, May 27 at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto instalment of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour. Featuring guests Rae Sremmurd, Belly, and 6lack. Tickets available here
Now in its 14th year, Woofstock is North America’s largest annual festival for dogs. Bring your furry friends down to Woodbine Park on Saturday, May 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to join thousands of pet owners for a weekend of pet-friendly treats and events. A portion of the proceeds from the tickets will be donated to 15 animal rescue groups.
4. INSIDE OUT: LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
Inside Out has created a space for LGBTQ filmmakers to experience and celebrate queer cinema for over twenty years, drawing local and international crowds to Toronto. Now in it’s 26th year, Inside Out continues to promote the representation of the LGBTQ community in film. Support this nonprofit initiative at the TIFF Bell Lightbox May 25 – June 4. Check out the film festival screening schedule here.
5. KENSINGTON PEDESTRIAN SUNDAYS
This Sunday kicks off the start of Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. streets will be open to pedestrians to enjoy food, shopping, live performances, and the Kensington Market Art Fair. Stop by Sunday, May 28 and support local independent businesses.
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