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What's On In Toronto | Weekend May 6–8, 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Three words: Weekend. In. Toronto. Check out the best of Canadian music, fashion, and photography; treat mom to a Mother’s Day brunch; and get out to explore your city with free walking tours. Follow our guide to make the most of your weekend in the 6ix.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week 2016 is finally here. This music festival and industry conference celebrates the best in Canadian music; the concert line-up is packed with brilliant shows that you won’t want to miss.

FASHION | Made Inland

Ditch that fast fashion habit and head to Made Inland. Held in the stunning QRC West in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district, here’s your chance to shop (and mingle with) over 60 Canadian designers.

Inland SS16 Pop-Up Event | © Christina Cheng / Vimeo
Inland SS16 Pop-Up Event | © Christina Cheng / Vimeo

SATURDAY

ART | OCADU GradEx

OCAD’s graduate exhibition is back for its 101st year; now’s your chance to check out the work of over 900 talented young artists and designers.

OCAD | ©John Vetterli/WikiCommons
OCAD | ©John Vetterli/WikiCommons

MARKET | Blossom and Bloom

Head to Union Station to stock up on all your floral needs – from bouquets and expert advice, to floral crown workshops and a complimentary henna station – at Blossom and Bloom 2016. Pro Tip: this is the perfect chance to pick up something in time for Mother’s Day…

Watering Can Flowers | © Leonardo Wong/unsplash
Watering Can Flowers | © Leonardo Wong/unsplash

THEATRE | PostSecret: The Show

The online sensation, PostSecret.com, hits the Toronto stage with PostSecret: The Show. Experience crowd-sourced secrets – often sad, racy, or funny – brought to life. It’s guaranteed to be a visual, auditory, and emotional journey; get ready to laugh, cry, and cringe.

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God by Frank Warren | © Harper Collins
PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God by Frank Warren | © Harper Collins

SUNDAY

WALKING TOUR | Jane’s Walk

Celebrate your love of Toronto with Jane’s Walk – informative, quirky, and unique citizen-led walks – held in memory of urbanist and activist, Jane Jacobs. There’s a walk for everyone: brush up on the city’s culinary scene; explore Toronto’s artistic past; discover the history of Toronto’s pride movement, and more.

Yonge St in Downtown Toronto | © Stefan Ogrisek / Flickr
Yonge St in Downtown Toronto | © Stefan Ogrisek / Flickr

BRUNCH | Mother’s Day Brunch

From bubbles and bagels to a soul food brunch, make mom feel special this Sunday – simply head to any of these Torronto restaurants serving up a special Mother’s Day Brunch.

Courtesy of Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Courtesy of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

PHOTOGRAPHY | CONTACT Photography Festival

Each May, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival transforms Toronto into a photo-lover’s dream. From street installations to gallery exhibitions, CONTACT connects people and images in new, surprising way. Check out their Festival Planner to make the most of ths month-long festival.

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