Explore the city -- outdoors and indoors!
Toronto Urbanist Mystery Tour
Jun 1 and Jun 2
What better way to enjoy a respite from the rain that hit the outdoors. And if it's raining, just slap on your wellies! Ontario Walks leads two hikes across some of the city's green spaces. These walks are three hours or more long. So go well-shod.
For more information, check out the Ontario Walks website.
Hidden Gardens and Private Spaces
This annual self-guided tour, using the map on the ticket, brings visitors along the streets of the Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District and through quiet back lanes or tree-lined streets to hidden alcoves of greenery. Check out the 10 private gardens on views, and chat with the people behind them.
For more information, check out the Cabbagetown Preservation Association website.
Critical Mass Ride
Bloor and Spadina
Join in one of the many events celebrating Bike Month! Gather at Bloor and Spadina at 6 PM, and ride away.
For more information, check out the Bike Month website.
Toronto Festival of Clowns
May 29 to Jun 2
Pia Bouman School
Clowning is so much more than donning a red nose and juggling. Check out feats of physical theatre and performance at this annual festival which includes full length shows, triple bills and cabarets. For instance, Red Nose District is described as a search for a clown co-host that mixes up Survivor, Hunger Games and Fear Factor.
For more information, check out the Toronto Festival of Clowns website.
May 30 to Jun 8
This festival offers an innovative approach to the ten-minute play format. This season there are four distinct shows, with 6 ten-minute plays in each show. Each show addresses a creative challenge; RedShow - plays with the opening line, "I see a rabbit"; BlueShow - plays where one of the characters must leave home; OrangeShow - plays thattake place in a tunnel; YellowShow - plays where "rope" is an integral part of the play.
For more information, check out the InspiraTO Festival website.
Horse Palace, Exhibition Place
Horse Day is a free, one-day, public event designed to educate people of all ages about horses and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience horses up close and personal. Horse Day includes educational stations, riding and driving demonstrations and information displays.
For more information, check out the Ontario Equestrian Foundation website.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
This is a finale to a week-long celebration of the almighty burger in its many guises. 67 burger joints will come together and offer up slider versions of their Burger Week burgers for up to 10,000 guests to enjoy. There will be other sweets and treats available to accompany the burgers, entertainment of all kinds, including a designated kids area with musical and craft entertainment, a beer tent with live music, and much more!
For more information, check out the Artscape Wychwood Barns website.
Performing Diaspora: The History of Urban Music in Toronto
This full-day conference will include the work of academics and journalists,
who will discuss how the culture and genre of Rap music has developed
since the late 1980s. Panelists include: Maestro, Michie Mee, Master T, Dane-o, Motion, DJ Mel Boogie, DJ X, Dalton Higgins, Chris Jackson, and Mindbender.
For more information, check out the Performing Diaspora website.
In Concert: Ayah
The Pilot Tavern
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival kicks off its festival later this year with a concert tonight featuring Palestinian-Canadian songstress Ayah.
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