10 Free Events To Take Advantage Of In Toronto In May
Even though spring still hasn’t really sprung in the city quite yet, don’t let that stop you from getting outside and experiencing all the fun events that Toronto has to offer. This month, there are so many events that won’t cost you a single penny to enjoy. From meditation classes to taking in a gorgeous fireworks display, it’s all here!
These 10 free events are sure to keep you entertained this month without going into debt!
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Free Concert Series, April 30 – May 28
This free concert series takes place in the Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts right at Queen and University. From September to May, you can discover new artists and experience the joy of live performance. These artists are from around the world and are sharing their talent and passion in six different series: vocal, piano, jazz, dance, chamber, and world music.
Free Classes At +focus mindspace, April 29 – May 12
From April 29 – May 12, take a breather and head over to Toronto’s newest meditation hotspot, +focus mindspace for free classes. Located at Queen and Ossington, this bright and airy space is ultra soothing and is sure to bring some calm into your day.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, May 1 – 31
If photography is your thing, then make sure you check out the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival happening from May 1 – 31. With over 200 exhibitions, this is the largest photography event in the world. Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to celebrating fostering the art of photography.
Memories of Galleria Mall, May 3 – 5
Discover one of Toronto’s greatest time capsules that is Galleria Mall. Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival, artist Shari Kasman spent lots of time there and is exhibiting the mall’s memorable past. Having been maintained authentically since 1972, it’s like taking a step into the past!
INLAND, May 3 – 4
It’s back! From May 3-4, shop and support 70 local Canadian designers and makers at the 10th edition of INLAND. Admission is free but we’re not responsible for the damage you do. This fashion pop-up is a fave among Toronto’s most stylish and it’s becoming more and more important to support our own.
One of the coolest neighbourhoods in Toronto is Parkdale and this festival is the perfect way to experience all it has to offer. On May 11, head to the west end to take in the 1.4km sidewalk sale and shop the night market but don’t forget to taste all the delicious eats that are also available, if you purchase a food ticket. Entry to the market is totally free so bring the whole fam!
Toronto Artisan Market, May 12
Stroll on over to Trinity Bellwoods Park to celebrate local arts, crafts, and the community at Toronto Artisan Market happening on May 12 from 11 A.M -5 P.M. The market takes place every second Sunday from May to September.
Tiffany T Pop-Up, Until May 15
Enter the brilliant world of Tiffany with this immersive Infinity Mirrors-inspired pop-up at Yorkdale. The Tiffany T pop-up celebrates the iconic brand and is located right in front of Holt Renfrew! How cool, right?
Northern Heat Rib & Craft Beer Fest, May 16 – 19
Love ribs and beer? Do yourself a favour and check out Northern Heat Rib & Craft Beer Fest happening May 16-19 at Yonge Dundas Square. Admission is free but if you want to eat, bring a few bucks with you. Take a quick look over at the website because it can get you $3.00 of ribs, skip the line passes, and even a chance to win free ribs!
Ring in the first long weekend of summer with a spectacular fireworks display at Ashbridge’s Bay. This amazing pyrotechnic show will feature approx. 2,000 fireworks plus a show-stopping finale at the end!
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