Toronto Events May 2015
May 1, 2015
Canadian International Comedy Festival
May 1–9, 2015
Adam Growe, Jeremy Hotz and Sebastian Maniscalco highlight this year’s festival
Canadian Music Week
May 1-10, 2015
Various Venues – from the Opera House in the east to Parts and Labour in the west
Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is recognized as one of the premier music conferences and festivals in North America.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
May 1-31, 2015
On buildings, billboards, and subway platforms or in major museums and galleries, the images in this year’s Festival transform the experience of the city. Painterly or sculptural, abstract or representational, still or moving, ephemeral or enduring, each of them are innovations of photography, regardless of whether they were captured by a camera, cut from a magazine, output by a computer, exposed under the sun, or printed in a darkroom. Throughout the month of May in Toronto, CONTACT has no boundaries.
May 3, 2015 10 a.m.
Wellesley Park, 500 Wellesley St East, Toronto
Every May, Cabbagetown residents gather at Wellesley Park to celebrate the official welcoming of Spring. This year is no different, and the Cabbagetown Residents Association is pleased to be hosting the 44th annual Forsythia Festival on Sunday May 3, 2015.
Corus Quay building
May 7-9, 2015
At Digifest, you can expect to watch engaging performances, learn from top innovators and be part of a savvy and dynamic audience. From architects to app designers, creators and entrepreneurs take centre stage to share their stories and showcase the digital and technological discoveries that will re-shape some of today’s pressing urban challenges.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 9-10, 2015
Toronto Reference Library
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival celebrates the comics medium through a multifaceted event featuring book signings, author readings and presentations, book sales, panel discussions, and gallery shows. It is staffed by a group of volunteers interested in promoting the literary and artistic merits of comic books and graphic novels.
HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival
May 16-18, 2015
The age old tradition of CIRCUS is alive and well at Harbourfront Centre. Experience the thrills and delights of the best in circus at the Toronto International Circus Festival. Expect breath-taking acrobats, side-splitting comedy & jaw-dropping daredevils stunts!
Toronto Bubble Ball Fest 2015
May 18, 2015: 10am-6pm
Crawford Academy, 531 Finch Avenue West
More fun than soccer, safer than football, cheaper than hockey, and bouncier than basketball. It’s soccer, it’s bumper cars, it’s mad inflated fun. Basically, you play soccer while wearing a giant inflatable bubble; its squishy sphere is meant to encourage crashes and smashes.
May 22, 2015
The Burroughes Building 639 Queen St W
A festival of Toronto street food, craft beer & DJs, providing a casual, social environment to mingle while discovering local street food & drink at an affordable price.
Doors Open (Toronto)
May 23-24, 2015
Buildings across Toronto
The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, offering free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
May 28-31, 2015
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is Toronto’s first-ever a cappella festival, dedicated to celebrating Canadian and International vocal artists, and joined in collaboration by the same goal: to illustrate that the voice knows no limits – knows no constraints of genre, language or cultural background; to inspire and educate today’s youth; and to foster a new and revitalized patronage for the vocal arts.
May 30, 2015: 10am-10pm
Yonge Dundas Square
Since inception, desiFEST has expanded to include Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. We have also showcased artists from across Canada, UK, US, India, and Pakistan. We take pride in showcasing Canadian talent in the core of our city at Yonge-Dundas Square. We have helped over 300 artists and bands to gain exposure, collaborate on new music and strengthen the community.
MEC Bikefest Toronto
May 30, 2015: 11am-4pm
MEC Toronto, 400 King St. W
MEC Bikefest is a celebration of all things bikes. Kick off the cycling season with bike demos, clinics, group rides, kids activities, bike retailers, cycling advocacy groups, tune ups and much much more! Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in Toronto.