Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Fun things to do in Toronto May & June 2023

I live for summer and it starts Wednesday, June 21st. Woot, woot. Luckily life and fun in Toronto begins before summer so there are plenty of things to do to in the big city including one of my favourite events - World Naked Bike Ride.

Toronto Marathon Sun, May 7. I definitely won't be running this, but if you do - wow, amazing.
Peak Blossoms in High Park could be in the first week of May! (Cherry Blossoms in Toronto - should happen late April, early May. Best views in High Park)
World Naked Gardening Day Sat, May 6 (usually first Saturday of May).
Colour Me Rad 5k Sat, May TBD in Downsview Park.

Anime North Fri to Sun, May 26-28.
Doors Open Toronto Sat to Sun, May 27-28. Chance to see things normally closed to public or attractions with no entrance fee.
Under the Big H Beer Festival and Carnival May TBD. In the Henderson Brewery parking lot.
DO West Fest (formerly Dundas West Fest) Fri to Sun, Jun 9-11. Dundas Street West from Ossington to Lansdowne presented by Little Portugal Toronto BIA
Woofstock Sat to Sun, June. TBD. Cute dogs in costumes at Woodbine Park in the Beach area. Don't forget about Winter Woofstock in November.
Luminato Wed to Sun, June 7-18. Cool art installations.
Toronto Pro SuperShow Sat to Sun, June 3-4. Muscles, enough said.

World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) Sat, Jun 10. Right through downtown Toronto, nude. Meet at Coronation Park by noon for some bodypainting, ride begins at 1pm. It's a GO
The Beaches Ribfest - Beach BBQ and Brews: Fri to Sun, June 16-18.
Redpath Waterfront Festival Fri to Sun, June TBD. Moved into September 16-17, 2023. 
Nuit Rose in Church/Wellesley Village and Queen St W. A festival of queer art and performance. Sat, Jun TBD.
Northern Ink Xposure Tattoo Show Fri to Sun, June 9-11.
Taste of Little Italy Fri to Sun, June 16-18.
Taco Fest outside Hotel X Fri to Sun, Jun 16-18.
Na-Me-Res Pow Wow & Indigenous Arts Festival outside Fort York, Sat to Sun, June 17-18
Dragon Boat Race Festival Sat to Sun, Jun 17-18.
Yorkville Exotic Cars Sun, Jun 18 on Bloor Street from 12 noon till 5pm.
Give me Liberty Street Festival in Liberty Village Thurs, June 22.
Collision Toronto Mon to Thurs, June 26-29. tech conference at the Enercare Centre.
Toronto Jazz Festival Fri, Jun 23 to Sun, Jul 2.
World Pride: Toronto Pride Week and Pride Parades Thurs to Fri, Jun 1-30. The Pride Village & Street Fair from Friday, June 23rd – Sunday June 25th, 2023. The parades are things of colour and beauty: Trans March on Friday, Dyke March on Saturday and the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25th, 2023. The Street Festival on Church St is on during Pride Weekend. Pride Month starts June 1st. 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.
Hope Volleyball Toronto Sat, Jun 24 at Polson Pier. Charity volleyball bash/tournament.
Toronto Roller Derby League: Clam Slam Fri, Jun TBD. Part of the Pride Celebrations - love the name.

Some events in July

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Sun to Sun, July 2-9.
And Toronto's MotorFest the Honda Indy Toronto is coming Fri to Sun, July 14-16.

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