Things to Do in Toronto This Victoria Day Long Weekend

May 12th, 2023

The Victoria Day long weekend is just around the corner, and there are plenty of exciting things to do in Toronto to make the most of the extra day off. From parks and family attractions to tours and fireworks, there’s something for everyone in this bustling city. Here are some of the top things to do in Toronto for the upcoming May 2-4 long weekend – the unofficial start of summertime in the city!

Marvel at the Fireworks

One of the highlights of the Victoria Day long weekend are the spectacular fireworks displays that light up the Toronto skyline. There are several places around the city where you can catch the fireworks, including Ashbridges Bay Park (free show at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 22) and Canada’s Wonderland (10 p.m. on Sunday, May 21). Be sure to arrive early to secure a good spot and to leave your pets at home.

Get Outside and Enjoy Time at One of Toronto’s Incredible Parks or Beaches

Toronto is home to many beautiful parks, and the Victoria Day long weekend is a great time to explore them. High Park is one of the largest and most popular parks in the city, with plenty of hiking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Trinity Bellwoods Park is another great option, with its charming gardens, baseball diamonds, and outdoor pool. If you’re looking for a beach experience, Sugar Beach and Woodbine Beach are both great places to soak up the sun and enjoy the water.

Create Memories with a Family-Friendly Attraction

Toronto has plenty of attractions that even as Toronto residents, we don’t always make the time to explore and discover. The long weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer and to check out some new entertainment sources or some old favourites. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a must-visit destination, with its fascinating exhibits on natural history, art, and culture. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is another popular choice, with its stunning displays of marine life from around the world. It’s sure to be a favourite for all ages! And if you’re looking to get up close and personal with animals, the Toronto Zoo is the perfect place to do so – especially now that the weather is so much warmer.

Have a Special Outing to the Theatre

Toronto is known for its vibrant theatre scene, and the Victoria Day long weekend is the perfect time to catch a show. The Ed Mirvish Theatre is one of the most iconic venues in the city, with a range of performances from Broadway musicals to plays and comedy shows. Grab tickets to the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which explores the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton through a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and traditional show tunes, or to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the much-beloved show for Harry Potter fans which will wrap up its record-breaking run on July 2nd.

Go on a Tour to See a New Side of Toronto

For those who love exploring new places, there are plenty of tours in Toronto that will give you a deeper understanding of the city. The Toronto Harbour Boat Tour is a great option for those who want to see the city from a different perspective, as it takes you out onto Lake Ontario and around Toronto’s harbour. Toronto Bicycle Tours offers guided bike rides through different neighbourhoods, including Kensington Market and Chinatown. And if you’re a fan of craft beer, Toronto Brewery Tours’ guided pub crawls are a great way to sample some of the city’s best microbreweries while enjoying local food trucks for lunch. For a unique experience, Segway Tours/Go Tours Canada offers tours around downtown Toronto on electric scooters. Fun!

No matter what you’re interested in, Toronto has something for everyone during the Victoria Day long weekend. So whether you’re looking to catch some fireworks, explore the city’s parks, or immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, be sure to make the most of your long weekend in our amazing city.

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