Weekend events in Toronto celebrate the fact that we mostly skipped spring and now just have summer. As the first heatwave of the year kicks in, there will be street festivals, dogs gatherings, and plenty of people with not enough sunscreen on. There's also lots of opportunities to dance and shop. What more can we ask for?
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FESTIVALS AND CULTURE
Doors Open Toronto (May 28-29)
You have two days to get your butt around Toronto and see some of our strangest, most beautiful or odd looking buildings you've always wanted to get inside of. Here's our list of Top 10 buildings to see this year.
CBC Music Festival (May 28)
Echo Beach hosts the fourth CBC Music Fest with artists like Hey Rosetta! Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, and other faves.
Woofstock (May 28-29)
Chicken-flavoured slush cones, doggy runway and meet and greet with Doug the Pug - all happening this year at North America's largest dog festival.
T.O. Webfest (May 27-29)
Happening at the MaRS Discovery District and Carlton Cinema, the 3rd annual WebFest is a three-day festival and conference showcasing web content from Canada and around the world, in all its forms.
Barbados on the Water (May 27-29)
Music, food, fashion, people-watching, more food and more music. Harbourfront Centre celebrates Barbados' 50th year of independence with this tropical fest.
Pedestrian Sunday (May 29)
Pedestrian Sunday's in Kensington are back! In addition to walking around and taking in all the sights, smells, people, food and music, there's an art fair and a street party.
Rainhard Brewing Co. Parking Lot party (May 28)
The Stockyards area brewery celebrates its first birthday with food from Food Dudes and four Unique One-Off Casks for you to eat and drink in a parking lot.
Feast on St Clair West (May 28)
This is a farmers' market style food-fest held at the Wychwood Barns. It's $75 a pop, but you'll get six "generous" food and drink tastings.
Take 21 Film Fest (May 27)
An international student film festival based in Toronto dedicated to the work of filmmakers 21-and-under. The jury is made up of 10 students around the same age.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (May 28)
Watch the legendary concert on the big screen! Get there early for a DJ set. Film starts at 9:30pm.
In Your Pocket: Dear Diary (May 29)
In association with Inside Out film fest and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, In Your Pocket asks several artists to examine the unique ways in which LGBTQ people can use accessible video technologies to record personal narratives.
Turning Point (May 28)
This is the Tropical Dancefloor Session Beginning of Summer Edition. There are so many amazing trigger words in that sub-title, this is one of the only dance party to head to this weekend. Vinyl Only! Below are the rest of my fun, dance-time recommendations.
- Thorgy Thor & Detox (May 27)
- Queer Nation (May 27)
- Shake a Tail (May 28)
- Sweet Tears Devotion (May 28)
- Wimmin (May 28)
Rupaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons (May 27 & 29)
Drag queens from past seasons of Rupaul's Drag race perform live! In front of your eyes! The May 27th show is officially sold out, there there are still tickets to the Sunday show.
Ryan Hemsworth (May 27)
Canadian electronic producer, remixer and DJ visits the Hoxton for a super-dance-y show.
Carrie Underwood (May 28)
The country diva brings her big hair and voice to new country music fans at the ACC.
Textile Bazaar (May 27)
The "not-to-be-missed event for textile and craft enthusiasts across the GTA."
Trinity Bellwoods Flea (May 28)
Island Oysters doing buck-a-shuck oysters all day at this food and mostly fashion and arts flea in the park.
High Park record garage sale (May 28)
This massive music yard sale for vinyl heads happens in yards around the High Park neighbourhood from 9am-Noon. For the early birds.
Christie Pits Art Crawl (May 29)
Over 60 artists showing off their finest at the south end of the park just before the big hill.
Photo of last year's CBC Music Fest by Matt Forsythe.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO