It's beginning to feel a lot more like spring as the temperature begins to rise and the snow melts away, which means it's time for those of us that have hibernated all winter to finally leave our houses. There's lots of different things to do in the city this spring and though this is only a short list, these should be some of the most exciting events to happen over the next few months.
Try to get tickets to Infinity Mirrors
Most ticket blocks are already sold out, but you can still try your shot at getting tickets in-person when they go on sale at 10 am, or by joining the online queue on March 27 at the same time. Expect a wait to get tickets online because you're randomly put into the queue, though you're able to receive an email notification if and when it's your turn to purchase them.
See the cherry blossom trees in High Park or Trinity Bellwoods Park
Spring is in the air and with it comes cherry blossom season ... along with thousands if millennial Instagram-obsessees swarming through public parks in search of the perfect photo for their profile. Usually the trees blossom in the middle of May, but last year it happened much earlier at the end of April so be on the lookout.
Check out Doors Open Toronto
For one weekend each year, citizens are able to see inside some of the most architecturally, culturally and historically significant buildings. The event runs from May 26-27 and the official list of participating venues will be released soon.
Party like there's no tomorrow at the AGO's Massive Illustration
Hyped to be one of Toronto's hottest parties, Massive Illustration will feature contemporary art and DJ's, hors d’oeuvres and access to Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden (but not the exhibit Infinity Mirrors). Tickets for this event will set you back $175 or $150 for members for what's sure to be an epic night.
Go to CBC's all-Canadian music festival
Taking place on May 26 at Echo Beach, the CBC Music Festival is touted as the largest all-Canadian event to take place in the country. Included artists are July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson and Rural Alberta Advantage. Tickets are available to purchase now on Ticketmaster.
Take a shot at paddling at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
What started out as a festival of 27 teams in 1989 has grown to over 180 teams and 5,000 athletes competing on June 16 and 17. If you get a group of friends together, you can register before the price increases or join a team as a solo paddler.
Participate in a marathon
It's not for everybody, but the city is host to dozens of half and full-length marathons for people to participate in. There's too many to list them all, but RunGuides has a handy map of the location and date of all the upcoming ones available to register for.