It’s officially Spring and with the rising temperature and sunnier days comes a strong need for adventure. If you don’t have any plans this month make sure to explore our collection of the best events in the city. In addition to concerts by pop divas and Japanese anime characters’, there are food festivals coming up as well as lots of family events. Let us know if you liked our choices for the top events to visit in Toronto this month, and if you have some suggestions, feel free to let us know in the comments!
Panda twin cubs at Toronto Zoo. Photo by Toronto Zoo.
Connecting with Wildlife Conservation
Date: May 07 – June 19
Location: Toronto Zoo
Admission: $18 – $14
Come to the Toronto Zoo and experience wildlife by visiting interactive stations throughout the zoo and learning about the environment. Parents with kids are welcomed on Mother’s Day weekend for a chance to meet some of the zoo moms and babies at the Polar Bear, Gorilla, and Indo-Malaya Pavilion. Or come on Father’s Day weekend for Father’s Day Fun Scavenger Hunt with the Panda Interpretive Centre, White Lion, Gorilla, and African Penguin Pavilion.
Photo by Black Creek
Mother’s Day Tea at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Date: May 08
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village
Admission: $49.95 – $26.95
Celebrate the most important woman in your life in Victorian style by having traditional afternoon tea at the beautiful historic Black Creek Pioneer Village. Get ready for scones, sandwiches, delicious leaf tea and some light-hearted etiquette lessons for proper Victorian ladies and gentlemen. After having tea you can tour the whole village with for additional cost.
Hatsune Miku on stage.
Date: May 20
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Admission: $54 – $154
Attention otakus and anime lovers. Toronto has a real treat for you this month. A star from the virtual world, Hatsune Miku is touring America right now. This computer generated singer with computer generated voice, inspired by Japanese actress Saki Fujita, is the first computer generated star to tour the world. So if you always wanted to see this popular Japanese singer “in person” now is your chance.
Photo by Beyoncé
Date: May 25
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: $45 – $950
Queen Bey is is coming to Toronto with “The Formation World Tour.” The former Destiny’s Child star has broken several chart-topping records with her singles since her solo path started in 2003. Some of her more famous tracks include “Crazy in Love,” “Deja Vu,” “Halo,” and “Irreplaceable.” So if you want to see this diva perform live, make sure to get your tickets right away. We know you’re excited to hear her newest album “Lemonade” live!
Tasty empanada. Photo by CraveTO.
Date: May 27
Location: The Burroughes Building
Come and taste the best street food and craft beer this city has to offer. CraveTo is an annual food and drink festival that gives you the opportunity to find out what’s behind Toronto’s food scene. You can sample the food and drink options while interacting with creators and enjoying a pleasant day with your friends. Since the event takes place at the Burroughes Building with its beautiful rooftop, your admission ticket also comes with a nice view of Queen Street West.
Photo by Doors Open Toronto.
Doors Open Toronto
Date: May 28 – May 29
Location: Various Locations across Toronto
Once a year, Toronto opens its doors to everyone. Explore Toronto and take a peek inside more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The City of Toronto invites you to explore on your own, or you can join a walking tour which provides additional information and historical facts. This year’s theme Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history.