Toronto is an exciting and vibrant city with endless possibilities for entertainment and activities, especially on a long weekend. Here is your guide for what to do in Toronto this Victoria Day long weekend.
Take in Some Art
Every year on the Victoria Day Long Weekend, Toronto’s Distillery District plays host to Art Fest. The festival features over 75 of Canada’s top artists and artisans, live music, food, and kids’ programming. With anything from jewelry to sculptures on display, this event is great for all ages! The festival takes place from May 21-23, and entry is free of charge.
Enjoy a Beer or Two
Spring is in the air, and what better way to kick off the festival season than to head down to the Toronto Festival of Beers, Spring Edition? This festival is a perfect combination of live music, and a selection of some of the best beers in the country! Taking place at Fort York in Toronto, the event runs from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and tickets are $30-35 each. This is an ideal event for anyone over the age of 19 who wants to enjoy the first signs of hot weather, and the beginning of the festival season.
Enjoy some Photography
From May 1 to the 31st, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival will be showcasing some of the best photography in the world. Make this festival part of your May long weekend by taking in some of the exhibits that will be on display. The exhibitions are occurring throughout the city, and a schedule is available by visiting the festival website.
Go to the Theatre
While celebrating your long weekend, take in some of the best live theatre Toronto has to offer. The Princess of Wales Theatre is presenting a production of Strictly Ballroom during the long weekend. The musical is based on the film, and follows the life of a ballroom dancer who is a rule breaker, determined to succeed through defiance of all regulations in the dance world. The show lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission, and it runs every evening from Friday to Sunday. For more information, visit the website.
Finish the Weekend with a Bang
This year, end your Victoria Day Weekend with a bang by attending the annual fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay. The display this year promises to be big, with over 2000 fireworks being lit over the lake. This event is free to attend, and it happens at 10 PM on Monday night, so finish off your long weekend by enjoying this spectacular display of pyrotechnics over Lake Ontario.
Now that you have all the information you need about what is happening for the long weekend, it is time to start planning! Just be sure to dedicate part of your Victoria Day Long weekend to visiting the Medallion website where you can find more ideas for planning your long weekend in Toronto, and more.