Spring is in the air, May flowers, and all that jazz! Just one month until the heat of summer so we’re ready to enjoy what the last of Spring has to offer. From a ton of culturally relevant immersive experiences to dive into, to foodie festivals for Japanese food lovers and the reopening of a beloved theme park, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of 10 marvelous things to do in May 2023 in Toronto.
1. Come face-to-face with Vecna at the Stranger Things Experience
If adventures of the paranormal variety are more your speed, then grab your friends or family and chase down baddies in Hawkins. Explore the Upside Down with the gang or see the iconic Christmas Lights in the Byers’ living room (and snap a photo). There’s even a 3D portion to the experience that’ll have you feeling like the demogorgons are right beside you for a thrilling experience.
2. Experience an enchanting evening at an open-air candlelight concert
There are some stunning open-air candlelight concerts at a unique outdoor venue in Toronto. The Barn offer rustic charm that you can enjoy bathed in candlelight. Listen to the epic movie tracks by Hans Zimmer or if you want something more classical, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons can be an enchanting way to spend an evening.
3. Experience the larger than life Jurassic World Experience
Jurassic World Tour, courtesy of Feld EntertainmentLace up your boots and head out into this safari park that’s packed with life-sized dinos that you can interact with. The Jurassic Park Experience has arrived in Mississauga, and is one epic experience for the entire family. Get up close and personal with T-Rex, snap a photo, and walk among some of the coolest creatures history’s ever seen.
4. Experience at day at Dunder Mifflin with the Office Experience
Dunder Mufflin has got a new employee–you! The Office Experience is officially open in Yorkdale Shooping Centre, and fans of the iconic TV series can see replicated sets, sit down at the desk of their favorite character, and snap iconic and funny photos along the way. Spill the chili like Kevin or enjoy other iconic moments from the series for a photo and souvenir that will last a life time, even if the series is over.
5. Chase cherry blossoms this spring
An epic cherry blossoms season is underway this year thanks to some double digit temperatures last month. High Park is in full bloom, alongside 9 other gorgeous spots where you can go chase cherry blossoms. Check out the article for the full list and see some highlights below:
- High Park
- Toronto Island Park
- Trinity Bellwoods Park
- Yorkville Park
P.S. May is the month of flowers so we’d highly recommend making some time for this activity.
6. Chase the Sunday Scaries with bottomless brunch
Don’t succumb to the Sunday Scaries this weekend. Instead, spend the day inside one of Toronto’s most gorgeous restaurants enjoying Turkish, Lebanese, or American brunch alongside endless glasses of prosecco.
7. Visit this Victorian-era botanical garden for free
An excellent springtime activity that’s not only free, but open year round. This botanical garden is gorgeous with 5 different greenhouses to choose from, each housing their own different flora and fauna for you to see and learn about.
8. Get a taste of Japan in your own backyard at this festival
A cherry blossom and Japanese food festival are both headed to Burlington. The food festival will be kicked off by the cherry blossom festival on Saturday May 13th followed by the Taste of Japan festival from the 13th-31st. You can check out the full details in our write up below.
9. Get your thrills on at Centreville Amusement Park
It’s an exciting month when Centreville Amusement Park opens because it means we’re one step closer to summer! Thrilling and family-friendly rides abound at this popular Toronto Island amusment park, which is set to re-open for the season this Saturday, May 6th!
10. Enjoy these 2 dazzling night time performances
If you’re looking for that unique night out in Toronto, we’ve got you covered: Lula Lounge presents two dazzling shows at the heart of its wondrous venue. On May 10, experience the awe-inspiring magic tricks of Edllusion, one of Toronto’s best magicians and illusionists. And on May 24, sway to the groovy tunes of Quincy Bullen Fam Jam!, a celebration of Black history featuring classic blues, soul, and reggae.