Things to Do May Long Weekend in Toronto 2017

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical, photo credit Alastair Muir
Strictly Ballroom the Musical, photo credit Alastair Muir

The May long weekend in Toronto is May 20-22, 2017. The Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and while many people will be up north opening up their cottages, just as many people will be in Toronto celebrating this fun weekend. Here are a few of our favourite things to do May long weekend in Toronto 2017.

Amethyst Pendant Sterling Silver and Keum-boo Gold necklace, $370, by Andre Chenier at Artfest in the Distillery, one of the most popular things to do May long weekend in Toronto.
Amethyst Pendant Sterling Silver and Keum-boo Gold Art Jewellery, $370, by Andre Chenier

Artfest at the Distillery

No one needs an excuse to visit the gorgeous Distillery District in Toronto with its charming shops, galleries and restaurants, but if you do, Arfest at the Distillery will be taking place throughout the Victoria Day weekend. This is a great place to shop for handcrafted gifts for weddings, showers, graduations…or just for yourself. You’ll find jewellery, painting, photography, sculpture, fine crafts and enjoy live music while shopping. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 20-22, 2017. Entrance to Artfest at the Distillery is free.

Toronto's Festival of Beer with Melissa Wheeler

Toronto Festival of Beer – Spring Sessions

Enjoy the Spring Sessions of the Toronto Festival of Beer at Fort York Garrison Common on May 20-21, 2017 of the Victoria Day weekend in Toronto. This event will be one of the most popular things to do May long weekend in Toronto. Taste beer from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Creemore Springs Brewery Limited, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Goose Island Beer Co., Mill St. Brewery, Granville Island Brewing, Great Lakes Brewery, Big Rig Brewery, Sawdust City Brewing Co., High Park Brewery, All or Nothing Brewhouse, Batch, Lost Craft Beer and S&E Brewing Co. Purchase food at the festival from Toronto vendors including Smoke’s Poutinerie, Oyster Boy, Ontario Corn Roasters.Cob, Mustache Burger, Chimney Stax Baking Co. and Tiny Tom Donuts. Live music performances include Elliott Brood on Sat., May 20 and The Trews on Sun., May 21. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online. Tickets include 5 sampling tokens and a commemorative sampling mug. Fort York Garrison Common is located at 250 Fort York Blvd. Toronto Festival of Beer hours are Sat., May 20, 2017 and Sun., May 21, 2017 from noon to 7 p.m.

Strictly Ballroom the Musical, photo credit Alastair Muir
Strictly Ballroom the Musical, photo credit Alastair Muir

Strictly Ballroom The Musical at the Princess of Wales Theatre

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will be performed at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto during the Victoria Day weekend with performances on Fri., May 19, 2017 at 8 p.m., Sat., May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. Based on the Australian film, this musical focuses on a ballroom dancer who is determined to succeed by breaking all the dance rules. Show is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission. Tickets are $175, $139, $115, $95 and $65 and can be purchased online.

Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

Fireworks will take place on Monday, May 22, 2017 beginning at 9:45 p.m. Due to the extreme flooding at Ashbridges Bay and the Beach, the fireworks will be set off from a barge in Lake Ontario. As a result, you’ll be able to see the fireworks anywhere along the beach from Ashbridges Bay Park to the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant.

Veggielicious

Veggielicious will be wrapping up on Sunday, May 21, 2017. You’ll be able to visit select Toronto restaurants to enjoy prix-fixe vegetarians menus and plant-based offerings. Some of the restaurants participating include Bloomers, Bombay Palace, B.Good, The Kathi Roll Express, Disgraceland, Fresh, Harvest Kitchen, Yamchops, Magic Oven, Rawlicious, Kamasutra, Southern Accent, Tabule, Vegetarian Haven and Govinda’s.

Have a great Victoria Day weekend. Let us know in the comments if there are other things to do May long weekend in Toronto 2017.

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  1. […] It’s hard to believe it’s already here, but Victoria Day is Monday, May 22, 2017. Although we’ve enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather this week, the May long weekend will feature a combination of below seasonal and seasonal temperatures. Nevertheless, many of us consider the Victoria Day weekend to be the official start of summer. If you are staying in the city, check out Things to Do May Long Weekend in Toronto 2017. In the meantime, here is What’s Open and Closed Victoria Day in Toronto 2017. […]

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