A new month means a new slew of the Toronto’s best events. With May’s anticipated warm weather coming in full force, it can only mean that Toronto will have a serious case of spring fever. It’s time to get outside! Here are Vv Magazine’s Top 10 Toronto Events: May 2015 Edition to inspire you to get out and live a little…
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
Launching on May 1, Scotiabank’s Contact Photography Festival will run throughout the month of May in celebration of over 1,500 Canadian and international artists and photographers, exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the GTA.
Veuve Clicquot presents Yelloweek
Back for another year, Veuve Clicquot is coming across Canada with their annual Yelloweek celebrations. All you need to know is that Toronto will be having a week full of champagne events. That’s seven days of Veuve. This year’s theme, ‘Let Life Surprise You’, was inspired by Madame Clicquot’s zest for embracing life and ‘inventing the things of tomorrow.’ Be sure to check out the Yelloweek calendar and start scheduling all the best Veuve-filled events during the week.
Canadian Music Week
In it’s 33rd year, Canadian Music Week is one of North America’s premier entertainment weeks, focusing on Canada’s budding talent in the realm of all things music. The Canadian Music Week festival will span for 10 nights of performances, showcasing 1,000 bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto. Be sure to gather all your music geeks and enjoy a few nights of live music from Canada’s coolest musicians.
Bestellen’s Chef Rob Rossi and award-winning Australian Chef Adam Hynam-Smith, author of the bestselling book, Curbside, will come together for a night of great food, fantastic drinks, and some serious partying for the first official Canadian premiere. We know we’re not going to pass up a five-course dinner curated by Chef Adam Hynam-Smith anytime soon.
Indie Alehouse Kitchen Collaboration With John Bril
John Bril, chef and proprietor of Honest Weight, will be collaborating with Indie Alehouse’s Chef Todd Clarmo to bring you a beautifully curated seafood-filled three-course dinner paired with exclusive and newly released beers. You can expect dishes like a chilled seafood tower (East Coast oysters, jellied eel, razor clams, whelks, mussels, littlenecks, assorted sauces, aioli, lemon, and horseradish), lobster spaghetti, and many more drool-inducing dishes. Who knew seafood paired with beer was a thing?
Whether you’re gifting your mother with an incredibly thoughtful present or are taking her and the women in your life for a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch at one Toronto’s morning meal hotspots, be sure to celebrate your mom — or risk receiving the silent treatment for the next 364 days.
Burger Brawl Round Two
For the second of many more to come, Burger Brawl is back with Chef Eric Wood (The Beverley, Maple Leaf Tavern) and Chef Dennis Tay (DaiLo) battling it out for the title of “Best Burger.” Taking place at 10pm on May 20 at La Palette, this edition of Burger Brawl will be an epic showdown between two takes on an everyone’s favourite comfort classic. Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Missed the first battle? Watch Chef Vittorio Colacitti battle it out with Chef Matt Basile (Fidel Gastros and Lisa Marie).
CraveTO at The Burroughes
Craft drinks for the hipsters, fancy street food for the foodies, and live DJs at The Burroughes calls for a great night out, if you ask us. This year’s CraveTO fest will feature everything from Venezuelan arepas to Russian stouts and everything in between.
Doors Open 2015
If you’ve always been intrigued by Toronto’s vast history of architecture, Doors Open 2015 is an event you’ll definitely want to check out. The City of Toronto, on May 23 and 24, will be opening its doors and giving the public free access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings across the city.
Kampai Toronto: 4th Annual Sake Fest
With over 120 taste testings of some of the best sake from Japan and North America, it’s safe to say that Kampai Toronto will have every style and grade of sake out there. Of course, don’t forget to line those stomachs with some of the delicious food offerings, courtesy of local restaurants who’ve partnered with Kampai Toronto.
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