The weather is getting warmer and, naturally, the phones are coming out to snap those much-needed park days and pre-summer fun. Of course, putting that phone away and enjoying the moment is key to a good time, but who’s to say that you can’t snap a good pic for the sake of the Gram? Enjoy the rays and the good lighting, here are some of Toronto’s most Instagrammable events this spring.
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Giant Beach Balls
Unfortunately the Giant Rubber Duck won’t be returning to our waterfront this year, however, the city will be instead installing six giant beach balls. The beach balls will be suspended and swing back and forth, resembling a pendulum. The installation will be 22-feet tall and will take place during the Waterfront Festival from June 22-24.
Toronto Cherry Blossoms
It’s cherry blossom season, which means that you have the potential to brighten up your IG with pinks, whites, and blues. Head to High Park, Trinity Bellwoods, the Toronto Islands, and pretty much every decently sized park in Toronto this weekend to enjoy the Spring beauty and snap a pic or two.
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit is open until May 27 at the AGO and it offers a perfect opportunity for those looking for something a little artsy and/or meta to add to their profile. Tickets for this event are kind of scarce, so be sure to snag yours quick. You can do that here.
The Josie Dye Show’s One Year Anniversary
The Josie Dye Show is turning one, and to celebrate Indie88 has recruited their friends CHVRCHES to get the party started. Unfortunately, general admission tickets are sold out, however, there will be multiple chances to win a pair of tickets — listen to Indie88 and follow social media for those opportunities. Click here for more info.
Portugal. The Man & Broken Social Scene
Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene are kicking off the season at Budweiser stage this spring! The long weekend show is the perfect place to grab a drink and take a selfie for the ‘Gram while also enjoying a great show. Click here for tickets and more info.
Field Trip will be returning to Toronto’s Historic Fort York and Garrison Common on June 2 and 3. With a lineup like Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, NoName, Alvvays and more, you’re phone is bound to be exhausted by the end of the day. Music isn’t this event’s only focal point — art installations, comedy, and photography exhibitions will enhance your experience. Click here for more info.
Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market
Summon your inner Toronto hipster this summer with Kensington Market’s Pedestrian Sundays. On the last Sunday of the month from May until October, Kensington Market will close itself off from vehicles to fill their streets with pedestrians, performers, vendors, and more. Basically, it’s a street party. Click here for a list of dates and more details.
Movies in the Park
One of the best things about a Toronto summer is outdoor movies. This year you can expect Sugar Beach, Yonge-Dundas Square, Christie Pits, Regent Park, St. James Park, Harbourfront and 99 Sudbury to set up those screens and throw on some flicks. Find your seat before the sun goes down to get that one shot before the opening credits.