416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (May10 – May12)

Toronto Flower MarketIt’s Friday which means the weekend is knocking on our front door. Have you made plans yet? No? Well, I’ve got you covered. I even have a few things to do with mom, if you’re scrambling with plans to celebrate Mother’s Day. Here’s my TOP5 things to do this weekend in Toronto. Have fun!

Pick a Bouquet at Toronto Flower Market – The first-ever outdoor flower market at 99 Sudbury takes place Saturday. Fresh-cut, potted and bedding flowers from Ontario greenhouses are available, as well as coffees and baked treats from the market café. Horticulturalist or not, strolling through the colourful oasis with an iced coffee sounds like an awfully nice afternoon. Great way to spend time with Mom and let her pick her own bouquet.

BrunchBrunch with Mom – It’s Mother’s Day, which means Sunday is all about taking mom out and getting her pampered. If you haven’t made plans for brunch, there are a few great options to check out this weekend. BOSK at the Shangri-La, Le Select in King West, Sen5ses at the SoHo, and the Melody Bar at the Gladstone all have awesome Mother’s Day offerings so you can treat your mom to only the best.

Much Ado About Nothing at Young People’s Theatre – Fly By Night theatre company presents their version of the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing. Like the renown Midsummer’s Night Dream, this comedic play centers around the follies and fowls of two pairs of lovers, tricked by a villain to fall in, and out of love. If you haven’t read the story you might have seen the Kenneth Branagh movie version. Fly by Night (FBN) is Toronto-based theatre company, with a focus on educational initiatives, and support for global charities. The performances are this Friday and Saturday and production proceeds are donated to Royal Seed Needy Home, a Ghanian orphanage that cares for upwards of 60 children. For tickets visit the website.

Enzo's PizzaMake Your Own Pie at Enzo’s – If you’re out and about in Queen West and looking for a good spot to relax and grab a bite, make your way to Enzo Pizza Bar this weekend. This casual pizza joint opened a few weeks ago at 646 Queen West and is already receiving rave reviews by the Queen Street crowd (my full review coming soon). But don’t be fooled by the laidback look, as the thin crust pizza can easily be in the running as one of Toronto’s best. Make your own pie by choosing a sauce (white or red) and toppings (cheese, meat and veggies), or pick from a list of nine ready-to-order pizzas, including the classic margherita and the more exotic filomena topped with würstel. Enzo Pizza Bar is a much needed addition to the Queen Street scene, and one that would make Cosmo Kramer proud.

Whisky and Jazz at Roy Thompson Hall – This Saturday join discerning palates as they sip and savour their way through the Spirit of Toronto. Enjoy a selection of over 100 single malts and premium spirits while listening to live jazz at the ninth annual event. Highlights of the night include a dozen tutored tastings on whisky and fine spirits, a prix fixe menu from Daniel et Daniel and an outdoor poolside cigar bar.


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