Weekend events in Toronto include the launch of the CONTACT Photography Festival and Toronto's newest public spaceÂ turned into an art gallery. There's also a huge vegetarian spring market and diva party.Events you might want to check out:
Hot Docs (April 26 - May 6 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
This year's Hot Docs will see over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world showcased, including many female-driven films.
Contact Festival Launch (April 27 @ Ryerson Image Centre)
It's the kickoff celebration of the city-wide CONTACT Photography Festival featuring work from Canada and all over.
Digifest (April 26-28 @ Corus Quay)
The city's premier digital media and gaming festival brings together creatives and leaders from the industry.
City of Toronto Vigil for Victims of Van Attack (April 29 @ Mel Lastman Square)
The city is honouring the victims of the April 23 van attack at Yonge and Finch with a vigil in Mel Lastman Square.
Shakesbeers Showdown (April 27 @ 918 Bathurst)
Indie Shakespeare companies face off in a drunken battle as contestants read from Shakespeare’s notoriously difficult First Folio.
Rise (April 28 @ George Brown College // School of Design)
George Brown College school of design's year end show showcases work, including final thesis projects, video games and immersive environments.
Hit The Floor (April 28-29 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
One of the largest multi-style dance competitions in the world returns to Toronto for its second edition featuring 1,500 dancers.
Fashion Night Market (April 27 @ The Artisan Factory)
Toronto Is My Boyfriend and Artisan Factory are collaborating to celebrate all things fashion with a night market featuring local vendors.
Inland Canadian Designer Pop-Up (April 27-28 @ QRC West)
Locally made wares from 70 fashion, apparel and accessory brands will be available at this huge designer market.
Circle Box Pop-Up (April 28 - May 20 @ Circle Box)
This traveling pop-up focuses on community talent from multiple designers and companies in Toronto.
Veg Spring Market (April 29 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
Some of the biggest names in vegetarian, vegan and plant-based goods come together to celebrate spring.
Nirvana (April 27 @ Figures)
It will be a night of good music, food and vibes, with a special late night menu until 1 a.m.
Divas Only (April 27 @ Glad Day Bookshop (Church))
It's a high-maintenance night of Mariah, Whitney and Beyonce to celebrate all things diva.
Take a Chance (April 28 @ Farside)
DJ JD spins all vinyl Euro Disco and the sweetest tunes to make you feel good.
Camila Cabello (April 27 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
The "Havana" singer known for her sultry songs is currently on a meteoric rise to fame.
Iamx (April 27 @ Lee's Palace)
Chris Corner from Sneaker Pimps creates his own musical universes in each song with his tripped out, electro-rock experiments.
Biblical (April 27 @ The Garrison)
Toronto's own heavy metal rockers are set for a major rumble with Völur and Retired.
The Suffers (April 29 @ Horseshoe Tavern)
This R&B collective is bringing their special brand of gulf coast soul to Toronto for the night.
Maximum Exposure (April 27 - May 6 @ Ryerson School of Image Arts)
Showcasing the best of Ryerson University’s school of image arts, ME features photography, film, and integrated digital work.
A Forest of Canoes (April 27 - August 31 @ The Bentway)
Artist Dana Claxton transforms The Bentway with images of canoes that explore its role in Canadian, Metis and Indigenous histories.
Re:collections (April 28 @ Toronto Media Arts Centre)
Re:collections brings Indigenous artists and artists of colour together to share how their work engages, re-frames and re-defines the archive.
Arcades (April 28 - June 16 @ CONTACT Gallery)
Artist Felicity Hammond uses the Toronto skyline to consider the role technology plays in building environments from digital renderings.
by Lisa Power via blogTO