Craving Toronto and more
Evergreen Brick Works
The latest in the city's celebration of foodie-ness (yes, I made up that word!) has been put together by three friends who love street food, craft beer and underground music. Be sure to get there early and have plenty of change at hand as you dance from food truck to craft beer stalls. They even have complimentary shuttle buses to the venue!
For more information, check out the CraveTo website.
Urban Spring Mushroom Forage
Discover the joys of foraging while exploring the Don Valley in search of wild mushrooms and edible plants. An expert guide will share his many years of knowledge and point out interesting plants and animals (maybe) as you hunt for these gourmet treasures.
For more information, check out organizer The Culinary Adventure Company website.
Family Nature Walk: Savannah in the City
High Park Nature Centre
Walk through an endangered ecosystem right here in Toronto - Black Oak Savannah. Enjoy the tall grasses, old oaks and diverse wildlife that thrive on these sandy soils. We will help the Savannah by planting native seeds.
For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.
Bugs and Blooms
Join the Etobicoke master gardeners at the Humber Arboretum during Doors Open Toronto! Knowledgeable guides will lead walking tours throughout the gardens and woodlot pointing out the many bugs and blooms visible at this time of the year. Is that a Bug!!! Come find out if it's a good bug or a bad one.
For more information, check out the Humber Arboretum website.
Wanted: Good homes for hundreds of Danforth Hyacinth bulbs. The Danforth Business Improvement Area (BIA) is celebrating spring by giving away Hyacinth bulbs, Danforth BIA leaf bags, spring water and select discounts at local businesses.
For more information, check out the Danforth BIA website.
Iranian Heritage Day
May 25 to May 26
The Third Annual Iranian Heritage Day proudly presents a cultural mosaic of Iranian classical, folklore, popular and contemporary music, dance and art including the Baarbad Ensemble, the Niaz dance group and more. This year will feature two electrifying premiere music and dance showcases called The Flight of Poupak and Longing for Freedom.
For more information, check out the Iranian Heritage Day website.
Inside Out Festival
May 23 to Jun 2
TIFF Bell LightBox
The largest of its kind in Canada, Inside Out is Toronto's LGBT film festival and brings to screen some of the best offerings in queer cinema from Canada and around the world.
For the schedule, check out the Inside Out Film Festival website.
They close off the streets to vehicular trafiic! Assorted celebrations ensue.
For more information, check out the Pedestrian Sunday website.
More Than Just a Yardage Sale
May 24 to May 25
Textile Museum of Canada
Bargain-hunting fibre addicts will descend on the TMC for the annual More Than Just A Yardage Sale. Created and run by the Museum's volunteers, the sale is a bonanza for textile aficionados and a major fundraiser for the Museum. Shoppers will have their pick of an eclectic mix that includes yardages, yarns, patterns, quilt fabrics, notions and crafts.
For more information, check out the Textile Museum of Canada website.
In Concert: Desi Fest
May 25 to May 26
The square will turn into a celebration of South Asian music from the city and beyond. And they even have a Bollywood screening! Check out recent film Dabbangg 2 on a really big screen.
For more information, check out the Desi Fest website.
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