Toronto Events For May 2023

Toronto Events For May 2023

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (May)

During the month of May experience over 180 lens-based exhibitions, site-specific installations, and commissioned projects by artists and photographers at museums, galleries, and public spaces throughout Toronto.

Canada’s Wonderland (May 5th to the end of the summer)

Canada’s Wonderland is set to open up it’s doors once again in May! Since 1981, Canada’s Wonderland has been the premier destination in Ontario for thrills, family fun, and world-class entertainment. Located in Vaughan, just north of Toronto, the amusement park features more than 200 attractions including 18 roller coasters, two children’s areas, and Splash Works, the 20-acre water park.

Experience fun, thrills and make lifelong memories with family or friends at this four-season amusement park. If you’re looking for amazing things to do in the Toronto area, don’t miss the live shows and special events through spring, summer, fall, and winter including Halloween Haunt and the immersive holiday event WinterFest.

Toronto Flower Market (May 13th)

Founded in May 2013, Toronto Flower Market is the city’s first outdoor flower market. We celebrate and support Ontario grown flowers & plants, connecting growers and florists directly with the city. The market season runs monthly from May through October, with special collaborations sprouting up throughout the year. 

Over the years, the market has cultivated a passionate local flower community of growers, florists, designers, gardeners and producers who transform the city into creative flora and fauna experiences. Our aim is to develop stories and engagements with flowers that educate consumers about seasonality. 

Mother’s Day High Tea At The Castle (May 13th and 14th)

This Mother’s Day weekend, experience the elegance of the Edwardian era with an afternoon tea at Toronto’s iconic castle, Casa Loma. An elevated experience, guests will sample a selection of premium teas, scones, gourmet pastries and tea sandwiches in the majestic ambiance of the Castle.

High Tea guests are permitted to tour the castle, as part of their reservation. Guests with a later seating are asked to tour prior to their reservations as the Castle closes at 5pm daily.

Beaches Artisan Market (May 14th)

Bring your family and friends to Queen St Marketplace for a day of shopping and fun! While admission is free for everyone, kids get an extra treat with free face painting. Enjoy the handcrafted works of over 50 independent artists, artisans, makers, and designers, while your little ones are transformed into their favourite characters.

Nostalgic Market (May 14th-15th)

The wait is over, Nostalgic Market is back! Join us as we return with a weekend of all things vintage clothing and nostalgic collectible items that will bring you back to the glory days.

Free entry!

Fiesta De Mayo (May 26th-28th)

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Fiesta de Mayo is a vibrant and exciting event that brings together the beauty and diversity of many cultures to celebrate the arrival of spring. On May 26-28, the Street Eats 500 Progress Ave, Scarborough will come alive with the beating of tribal drums, colourful street dancing, and a wide variety of delicious food and drinks from our vendors!

Doors Open Toronto (May 27th-28th)

Each May, Doors Open Toronto invites the public to explore the city’s most-loved buildings and sites, free of charge. The event provides rare access to buildings that are not usually open to the public and free access to sites that would usually charge an admission fee. Since its inception in 2000, it has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations and remains the largest event of its kind in Canada.

Anime North (May 26th-28th)

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

Anime North will be the weekend of May 26-28, 2023 at the Toronto Congress Centre, Delta Hotel Airport and Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

Party 4 Paws Spring Pet Fair (May 27th-28th) 

Party 4 Paws Spring Pet Fair is a family-friendly, and fully accessible event where you can start your animal adoption journey, support local businesses by shopping for your pets, and meet celebrity pets.

Admission is free, and all donations go towards helping animals in need. There will also be other activities and attractions including doggie pools and tunnels, a photo booth, treats for pets, and displays of pet supplies, services, and goodies from an array of new and established businesses.

Take A Unique Day Trip From The City

There are so many unique day trips near Toronto that aren’t your average hike or winery tour. These destinations will definitely infuse a little excitement into your weekend or day off. Plus, all of these are only a few hours away from the city.

Enjoy Some Great New Movies And TV Shows

If you aren’t quite ready to make the trek to the outdoors, as always there are some great new additions to streaming services across May.