416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (May24 – May26)

Steam WhistleWe’ve made it through another week. And since the four-day work-weeks are always the toughest to get through we must reward ourselves with a kick-a$$ weekend. With that in mind, here is my TOP5 for things to do in Toronto this weekend. Take your pick and have fun!

Steam Whistle Unsigned #25 – Steam Whistle is an active supporter of independent Canadian musicians and for the sixth years brings on a new crew of indie musicians to perform for a Friday night crowd at the brewery headquarters. Dreampop band Beliefs, punk rockers Hussy and indie pop rockers The C’mons, who draw comparisons to early No Doubt, are part of the anniversary line-up. Proceeds of ticket sales will go to Artists Health Alliance and keep an ear out for the series’ expansion across Canada. Beginning at 8:00pm, drink and listen to merry music for just $5 this May 2-4 Friday.

Trinity BellwoodsTrinity Bellwoods Massive Yard Sale for the Cure – This Saturday from 10:00am – 7:00pm, Junk removal giant 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is hosting a yard sale at the park to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There’s everything from big-ticket items, like home furniture, to quirky kitsch, like an egg-shaped stroller carved out of wood (a holdover from last year). Food and drinks will also be available.

CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach – This Saturday CBC Music is bringing established artists and emerging acts on stage in its inaugural music festival at Echo Beach. The daylong music celebration will be co-headlined by Juno Award winner Sam Roberts Band and the only non-Canadian act, Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men. Also featured are Sloan, Half Moon Run, Shakura S’Aida, Kae Sun and Jarvis Church, along with Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, the winners of the first-ever CBCMusic.ca Searchlight competition. The festival will also include a special live edition of the comedy show The Debaters, plus appearances by CBC personalities like Jian Ghomeshi.

Ont Food TerminalTaste of the Food Terminal – This Saturday Ontario Food Terminal, Canada’s largest wholesale fruit and vegetable distribution centre, is opening its doors to the public for Taste of the Food Terminal, where visitors can buy and sample fresh produce and tour the wholesalers’ stalls and the farmers’ market. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids 12 years and under enter for free. Admission includes lunch, and proceeds from all sales will go to help FoodShare Toronto.

Doors Open Toronto – This is an annual event in the city attracting architects, designers and anyone wanting an opportunity to experience the history and culture of Toronto. This Saturday and Sunday is an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at over 150 of Toronto’s most striking, sacred and most fascinating buildings. For a list of the ones not to miss read this.



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