The shift in the season is bringing everyone out of hibernation just in time to enjoy everything Toronto has to offer (not including the last few days, of course). All of a sudden there are lineups at some of the city’s best ice cream parlours. Bonus tip: If you love ice cream, like me, be sure to make a trip to BangBang Ice Cream – highly recommend their London Fog flavour.
Right now, I’m also on Cherry Blossom watch! According to the May 1st report by High Park Nature Centre, the Cherry Blossom buds are hanging in at Stage 4 and a are few still at Stage 3 - meaning that peak bloom will likely start sometime around May 7th. Be sure to head to High Park and witness this short but beautiful abundance of springtime.
Toronto has a ton to offer this month, be sure to check out some of the events happening this month.
Thanks for reading!
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another - and ourselves. ” Jack Kornfield
+Focus Mindspace will be hosting complimentary classes to celebrate the launch of their new space, located at Queen & Ossington in Toronto. +Focus Mindspace offers meditation, mindful movement, soundbaths and trauma & recovery focused practices in a compassionate, creative and mindful environment.
From: April 29 - May 12
Address: 49 Ossington Ave, 2nd Floor
Since the dawn of civilization, the moon has captivated cultures. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon by discovering the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages.
A highlight of the exhibition is Moon, a giant sculpture connecting the Museum’s first and second floors. Created by contemporary British artist Luke Jerram.
March 9 - August 18
Aga Khan Museum
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is taking place in at Toronto Reference Library and surrounding venues in the Bloor/Yonge neighbourhoods. It is a celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more.
May 11 - May 12
Professional Development: MAy 10th
Free to Attend
200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.
Be sure to get your ticket and watch one of the documentaries at the festivals.
April 25th - May 5th
Evergreen Brick Works' Saturday Farmers Market has grown to become the largest farmers' market in Toronto. Offering the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city. Food simply tastes better when it is in season. It also means that you are buying food that has travelled a shorter distance to get to your table.
Be sure to get there early and try one of the many vendors offering breakfast before you begin shopping.
Every Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Celebrate Victoria Day Long weekend by heading to Ashbridges Bay Park to watch the dazzling 14-minute firework display over Lake Ontario. Hosted by the City of Toronto. Rain or shine!
Due to the number of attendees every year, it is recommended you travel to the event by TTC. TTC services will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A).
May 20th 9:45 pm - 11 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park Rd