Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fun things to do in Toronto May & June 2018

When the weather starts to get toasty and the city streets start to fill with patios, well then the livin' is easy. Time to get out and explore the attractions and events that occupy Toronto's 2.8 million people in Canada's largest city. A lot of people only explore the city when they have to show visitors around, then they discover some really exceptional places. It's time to explore Toronto like you are a tourist.

Global M March. Note: No permits means no festival but the march continues - gather at high noon Sat, May 5 at Queen's Park North, march begins at 2pm. Date to be confirmed.
World Naked Gardening Day Sat, May 5 (usually first weekend of May)
Toronto Marathon Sun, May 6.
Canadian Music Week Mon to Sun, May 7-13.
Colour Me Rad 5k Sat, May 12 in Downsview Park.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival TCAF Sat to Sun, May 12-13.
Toronto Roller Derby League.
Cherry Blossoms in Toronto - should happen May (TBC). Best views in High Park. Update: Peak Blossoms in High Park TBD.
Miss Hooters Toronto Bikini Contest Wed, May (TBC) at the Downtown Hooters and Thurs, May (TBC) at the Toronto Airport Hooters - doors open at 7pm. Cost is $10.
Castrol Presents the Victoria Day Speedfest at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Fri to Sunday, May 18-20.
Spring Sessions Toronto's Festival of Beer Sat to Sun, May 19-20. 
Toronto International Circus Festival Sat to Mon, May TBD.
Anime North Fri to Sun, May 25-27.
Woofstock Sat to Sun, May 26-27. Cute dogs in costumes at Woodbine Park in the Beach area. Don't forget about Winter Woofstock in November.
Toronto Lift Expo Fri to Sun, May 25-27.
Doors Open Toronto Sat to Sun, May 26-27. Chance to see things normally closed to public or attractions with no entrance fee.

Toronto Pro SuperShow Fri to Sun, Jun 1-3.
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) Sat, Jun 9. Right through downtown Toronto, nude. Meet at Coronation Park by noon, ride begins at 1pm.
Toronto edition of the Global Reddit Meetup in Trinity Bellwoods Sat, Jun TBD, starting at 2pm.
Luminato  Tue to Sun, June 5-24. Cool art installations.
Northern Ink Xposure Tattoo Show Fri to Sun, June 8-10.
North By North East (NXNE) Music Festival Fri to Sun, June 8-17.
Roncy Rocks in Roncesvalles Sat, June 9.
The Beaches Ribfest - Beach BBQ and Brews: Fri to Sun, June 15-17.
Taste of Little Italy Fri to Sun, June 15-17.
CHIN Picnic has been merged with Taste of Little Italy Festival Fri to Sun, June 15-17.
Nuit Rose in Church/Wellesley Village and Queen St W. A festival of queer art and performance. Sat, Jun 16.
Hope Volleyball Tournament Sat, June 16 on Toronto Islands. Charity volleyball bash/tournament.
Battle of Black Creek Re-enactment Sat to Sun, June 16-17.
Dragon Boat Race Festival Sat to Sun, Jun 16-17.
Bloorville Exotic Cars Sun, Jun 17.
iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards 2016 Sun, Jun TBD.
Toronto Jazz Festival Fri to Sun, Jun 22 to Jul 1.
Summer Solstice Thurs, June 21.
OM T.O. Thurs, June 21. International Yoga Day
World Pride: Toronto Pride Week and Pride Parades Fri to Sun, June 22-24. The parades are things of colour and beauty: Trans March on Friday, Dyke March on Saturday and the Pride Parade on Sunday. The Street Festival on Church St is on during Pride Weekend.
Pride Parade, Sunday, June 24: Formation area: Rosedale Valley Road closed from Bayview Avenue to Park Road to accommodate the formation of the parade. Parade route: Starts at Church Street and Bloor Street East, goes west on Bloor Street East to Yonge Street, south on Yonge Street to Dundas Street and back to the festival on Church Street. Roads will be closed for varying periods between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The parade takes place from 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Redpath Waterfront Festival Fri to Sun, June 22-24.
Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival Fri to Sat, Jun 22-23 at Sugar Beach.
Digital Dreams Festival Sat to Sun, June 23-24.
Junction Summer Solstice Celebration Sat to Sun, June 23-24.
Toronto Roller Derby League: Clam Slam Fri, Jun TBD. Part of the Pride Celebrations - love the name.
Canada Eve Fireworks Sat, June 30.

Events moved into July
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Fri to Sun, July 6-8.
And Toronto's MotorFest the Honda Indy Toronto 2018 is coming Fri to Sun, July 13-15. 

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