It’s another spring weekend in Toronto and it also happens to be Mother’s Day on Sunday. Whether you’re looking for something fun the whole family can do together or just want to get out of the house on what’s shaping up to be a fairly sunny weekend, there’s plenty on offer. Here are some of the best events and activities happening in the city.
Go on a Jane’s Walk
Take advantage of warmer weather and get to know (or re-know) one of Toronto’s neighbourhoods by participating in a Jane’s Walk. The annual festival of community-led “walking conversations” was inspired by local journalist, author and activist, Jane Jacobs. Walks are happening all over the city Friday through Sunday and while some require advanced registration, for most you can simply show up at the start time to join.
Check out Lucha Libre
On Friday and Saturday night, you can head to Stackt Market for some high flying Lucha Libre action. An international line-up of Lucha Libre stars from Mexico, Canada, United States and Puerto Rico will be taking part in exciting battles on the west patio, just outside the brewery. A lineup of DJs will be providing entertainment before and after the show and margaritas will be going for $10 right when doors open.
Stop by the Toronto Flower Market
Just in time for Mother’s Day is the first Toronto Flower Market of the year. The one-stop-shop for locally grown blooms happens one Saturday a month, starting May 7. Whether you’re in search of something special for the mother figure in your life, or just interested in immersing yourself in fresh flowers, shop seasonal blooms from over 30 Ontario flower growers and vendors. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scope out style trends at Fashion Art Toronto
Don your best duds and step out for this year’s Fashion Art Toronto, happening at Design Exchange Friday through Sunday. Attendees can look forward to exciting runway shows from 40 Canadian designers, as well as fashion-inspired art installations. In addition, Fashion Art Toronto has partnered with Canadian designer popup INLAND who will present a popup market featuring 40 Canadian retail brands throughout the weekend.
Stock up on vintage finds
Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing is back this Saturday and Sunday and makes for the perfect opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe for a new season, or just score a totally unique statement piece. The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is happening at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place and will feature everything from handbags and jewellery, to streetwear and vintage décor.
Escape a ghost ship
If you’re looking for a new spin on the escape room this weekend, you might want to get some intrepid friends together and check out Escape the Ghost Ship, an immersive adventure that also happens to be Toronto’s first floating escape room. Running May 7 through Oct. 31, making your way off the haunted ship involves solving mysteries and getting past any ghostly characters you may find on board.
Score a free comic book
Comic book lovers take note; this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day – one day a year wherein participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their shops. Check the website in advance to ensure your go-to spot for comics is on the list of participating stores.