Toronto Road Closures, Walks And Festivals To Watch For This Weekend

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Toronto Road Closures, Walks And Festivals To Watch For This Weekend (Photo courtesy of kdsnapshots via Flickr)
(Photo by kdsnapshots via Flickr)

From walks to events and festivals, Toronto will be buzzing this weekend. There’s lots of free stuff to do — and we want to make sure you can move freely around without getting stuck in traffic. So here’s your guide to having a great weekend in Toronto.

Oh, and before we start, if you haven’t checked out Toronto’s new outdoor skating rink … What are you waiting for? (And, yes, it’s free to use too.) Here’s everything you need to know about that.

Doors Open

This has been a big year for Toronto architecture. And this event will be big.

The city-wide architecture and culture festival is going with a film theme this year. After all, Toronto is Hollywood North.

City Hall will host several movie-themed events with locations frequently used for film shoots as a focus. There will be more than 130 buildings open for public tours.

May 26 to 27. Various locations. Free.

Walk With Israel

The Walk With Israel takes place Sunday May 27. You can expect partial road closures between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Roads bound by Strachan Ave. to the west, Lake Shore Blvd. to the south, York St. to the east and Wellington St. to the north will be affected.

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market

Fifteen years and still going strong. Break out your comfy flip-flops, because you’ll be walking — a lot.

The event held in Kensington Market will be closed to cars on May 27 between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. day. (More Sundays to come include: June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28.)

These events are a chance to celebrate Kensington, and to showcase its unique independent business community.

Oh, what’s the cost? Nada. It’s free.

LIFT Cannabis Expo 2018

Head to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where all the players in the global cannabis will talk pot … we mean shop. Talk shop.

May 25 to 27. $20 to $45.

CBC Music Festival

July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson and more are set to play at Echo Beach.

May 26. Doors 1:30 p.m., all ages. $39.50.

Pools And Patios Galore

Feel like just sitting back and relaxing? Well, we’ve rounded up some of the best patios — and pool patios in Toronto for you to enjoy. Check those out right here.

More Road Closures

The City of Toronto will replace the TTC track and concrete at the Gerrard and Parliament intersection. Road closures will remain until June 4 (at the earliest).