Victoria Day is finally here! It’s time to soak up the sun and take that well-deserved break you’ve been itching for. I know this isn’t the ideal situation we’d like to be in, but we got to make do with what we got! Whether its taking part in ActiveTO or finally being able to make that hole-in-one, get out there and enjoy the weekend.
Here is a list of all the fun things to do in the GTA this long weekend
Start off your long weekend by driving down to Lakeshore to participate in ActiveTO! Whether its biking, rollerblading or jogging down Lake Shore, these closures are a great way to kick-start the weekend. ActiveTO encourages thousands of people to stay active while maintaining safe physical distancing.
Road closures start Saturday, May 22 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, May 23 at 9 a.m.. Road closures include:
- Lakeshore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only), between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue
- Lakeshore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road
- Road along side High Park will be restricted for vehicle access starting Friday at 11 p.m. until Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreational Amenities
The Ontario government announced this week that outdoor recreational amenities are reopening May 22 at 12:01 a.m.. This includes golf courses, soccer fields, tennis courts, skate parks, batting cages and basketball courts. And, you can now gather up to 5 people outdoors!
Street Eats Market
This mouth-watering outdoor food truck festival is located at Scarborough Town Centre. Vendors include The Cuban Thing, The Smoke Stop BBQ, Buster’s Sea Cove and 6 Spice Rack. They’re open this Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. I recommend coming on an empty stomach and planning the trip early to avoid major lines! If you’re a foodie, this is the place to be this long weekend.
Evergreen Garden Market
If you plan on doing any planting this long weekend this is the place to visit! At 550 Bayview Avenue, this market has vegetable seeds and seedlings, native plants, shrubs, trees and fruit bushes, organic compost, soil, mulches and other soil amendments, planters, garden tools and tomato cages. You can also find small-batch foods such as local sauces, soups, pickles and jams. They’re open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colonel Samuel Smith Spring Bird Festival
Starting this Saturday, the Spring Bird Festival will begin at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. This year, they plan on delivering a special online edition to participates. Keep an eye out for the festival activities which will be posted throughout May 22 and May 29, 2021 on toronto.ca.
Social distancing circles are back at Trinity Bellwoods Park! With an off-leash dog park, tennis courts and picnic areas, gather up your essentials and enjoy the long weekend!