What to do This Long Weekend in Toronto 2019

Not everyone gets to escape to cottage country on May 24 weekend, but thanks to a solid lineup of exciting Victoria Day 2019 events in Toronto, not everyone will want to, either.  Yet again, The Six is proving itself the place to be to soak up all the long weekend vibes. From festivals, to historic […]

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Not everyone gets to escape to cottage country on May 24 weekend, but thanks to a solid lineup of exciting Victoria Day 2019 events in Toronto, not everyone will want to, either.  Yet again, The Six is proving itself the place to be to soak up all the long weekend vibes. From festivals, to historic tours, to concerts, baseball games and the best Victoria Day fireworks Toronto has to offer, the May 24 weekend is positively brimming with a bevvy of incredible things to do.

Keep reading. We’re going to give you the 411 on what to do in the 416 this Victoria Day weekend 2019.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox

Monday, May 20, 2019

Head on down to the Rogers Centre to see the Jays take on the Red Sox! Make a day of it and explore the CN Tower, the Railway Museum, and of course, visit us at the Roundhouse —  we’re just across the street and the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Canada’s favourite pilsner pre or post game. More on this below…

The Roundhouse Tour

Open all weekend!

Our home, the Roundhouse, is not only a great place to grab a drink, some good grub and hang out with friends — it’s also a part of Toronto history. The Roundhouse was completed in 1931. Originally, the Roundhouse (known in the days of yore as the John Street Roundhouse) was built for the Canadian Pacific Railway, but as trains fell out of transport fashion, the CPR donated it to the City of Toronto. That was in 1986. Today, the Roundhouse is not only our home, but a National Historic Site of Canada. So take a long drink of Canadian history, and a longer swill of Steam Whistle. Come visit us this Victoria Day weekend! Book a tour of our brewery now.

Little Tikes® World’s Biggest Playdate

May 18, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you’re a parent who wants to relax with a frosty bottle of Steam Whistle this May 24 weekend, you’re probably going to have to exhaust your kids into complacency first. Good news! Iconic kids toy brand Little Tikes® is coming to the Metro Toronto Zoo for a day of fun (e.g. face painting), games (e.g. Little Tikes® Cozy Coupe® Races!) and prizes (e.g. Little Tikes gift packs!). It’s all in celebration of their 50th anniversary, so pack the snacks, toss the kids in the car and get ready for some serious quality time with your little ones.

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Open all weekend!

Feast your eyes on some visually stunning photography in the world’s largest annual photography event. With exhibits all over the city, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is an ideal long weekend activity for those looking to be enlightened, inspired and educated.

There are over 200 exhibits in the GTA, so there’s bound to be one near you, that speaks to you. Take it in!

Victoria Day Booze Cruise and Fireworks

Monday, May 20, 2019  — Various departure times

Tipple and toast Canada’s former sovereign (and the warmer weather) aboard a boat on Lake Ontario. There are various party cruises that departs from the Toronto Harbour and provide a pupil constricting view of Toronto’s Victoria Day fireworks.

Toronto Victoria Day Fireworks

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m,

The City of Toronto once again puts on a show at Ashbridges Bay Park! This is one of the most anticipated Victoria Day fireworks displays of the year, featuring a sensational 14 minute display. Bring the picnic blanket, pack some bevvies and snacks in your retro AF Steam Whistle cooler, and make a night of it!

Electric Island Victoria Day

Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Head on over to Toronto Island this May 24 weekend for an invigorating dose of house and techno to help usher in the summer. Performers include Dubfire, Âme, Bedouin, DJ Minx, Jonathan Rosa and CARERRA AND TAVARES. Promising solid beats and great times, this is the place to be if you like life electric.

Whatever you do this May 24 weekend, remember to do it with the people you love, doing something you love — even if that something is hanging with your closest friends and family in your backyard, throwing back a few frosty steins o’ Steam Whistle.

Happy Victoria Day, from all us Good Beer Folk!