Toronto Events for May
April 26, 2022
Scotiabank’s Contact Festival (May 1st-31st)
Welcome to the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, featuring over 140 exhibitions and outdoor installations by Canadian and International artists including Claudia Andujar , Atong Atem , Raymond Boisjoly , Sandra Brewster , Jorian Charlton , Sunil Gupta , Lawrence Abu Hamdan , Brendan George Ko , Meryl McMaster , Memory Work Collective , Tyler Mitchell , Aïda Muluneh , Shirin Neshat and many more.
Toronto’s longest running annual multi-arts fashion event Fashion Art Toronto will return with a three-day in-person event at Design Exchange (234 Bay St.) Taking place from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, the 2022 event will host runway shows from 40 Canadian designers and feature fashion-inspired art installations. New this season, Fashion Art Toronto has partnered with Canadian designer popup INLAND who will present its Spring retail popup featuring 40 Canadian retail brands throughout the weekend.
Toronto Flower Market (Launches May 7th)
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.
A celebration of Canadian music and life returns to The Budweiser Stage on May 15th with the Juno Awards.
The 51st Juno Awards will be live and in-person again, after two years of virtual shows due to the pandemic.
Juno Week is scheduled to kick off on May 9 and end with the award ceremony on May 15 at Budweiser Stage, which will air live across CBC platforms. It will be the 27th time that Canada’s largest city has hosted the awards.
Five new categories have been added for next year, including: rap album/EP of the year, rap single of the year, contemporary Indigenous artist or group of the year, traditional Indigenous artist or group of the year and underground dance recording of the year.
Inside Out 2022 (May 26th – June 5th)
Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film made by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and abilities.
For nearly three decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives.
Doors Open Toronto (May 28th-29th)
Doors Open Toronto will take place on May 28 and 29, 2022. With favourites like Toronto City Hall, Aga Khan Museum, R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and Portlands Energy Centre, Doors Open Toronto opens the doors – in person and virtually – to over 100 of Toronto’s most significant sites.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Mirvish Theatre ( May 31st)
Don’t miss your chance to see the latest Harry Potter story finally come to the stage in Toronto. With just one ticket in hand, audiences will enjoy all the adventure the continuation of Harry’s story entails in one magical afternoon or evening. Featuring spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces. Tickets are going fast though so don’t delay!
Whether you are looking for an edge of your seat thriller or just want to sit back and laugh at your favourite comedy you can do so by catching up on the latest film and tv shows making their way to Netflix Canada in May.
The return of live music has finally come back to Toronto. There are a number of concerts going on throughout May that you won’t want to miss. From Avril Lavigne to Journey to local legend Deadmau5, there is something for everyone and you won’t want to miss these.
Experience the Reopening of Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland is back! You can enjoy all the rides and on a special day for May long weekend you can enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
On select dates throughout the season, Canada’s Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10:00 pm (weather permitting). Spend your day enjoying our 200 attractions, including our 17 roller coasters and then settle in for an explosive fireworks display.
Each of our fireworks shows has a unique, custom-design set to an original soundtrack that you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto! It’s a great way to end a fun day at the park.
More than 375 people-hours go into designing and mounting the show, with 11 separate firing positions and 1,800 firing cues creating a spectacular display above the park skyline and our iconic Wonder Mountain.
For approximately 15 minutes, you’ll witness more than 6,000 colourful explosions, reaching heights of over 800 feet, which is sure to ignite thrills for guests of all ages.