Where to Party for May 24 Long Weekend in Toronto


Not heading up to the cottage this weekend?

No worries. There are lots of things to do right here if you’re not leaving the city with a lot of special events and cool shit to check out.

Here’s a rundown of just a few of ‘em. Of course, that’s not all. Check our events section for a full list of Victoria Day long weekend events in Toronto.

Be sure to check age limits, dress codes and more information with organizers directly.

Friday, May 17th

Foodies on Food is a four-hour streetcar tour of Toronto happening every day this weekend (except Monday) beginning on Friday from 11am – 3pm each day. The tour travels from east to west along the Queen line where you’ll make six stops at six different restaurants to stuff your face with Toronto’s most critically-acclaimed international cuisine. For more information visit their official website.

Saturday, May 18th

There will be an official Miss Universe Canada party happening at CUBE Nightclub, featuring meet and greets with contestants and music by DJ Jed Harper.

The first annual Hollapalooza is happening at Rancho Relaxo, showcasing some of Canada’s top underground hip-hop acts with live performances by the likes of three-time Juno nominee D-Sisive, iLLvibe, Perfeck Strangers and more.

Bad Boy recording artist Machine Gun Kelly will be at Luxy Nightclub in Woodbridge for an exclusive live performance presented by Z103.5.

Sunday, May 19th

TIME Nightclub will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on Sunday night with music by DJ Crunch and Jig in the main room and Scotty Scratch on the patio. There will be $100 bottle specials including premium options as well as ultra-premium champagnes available in celebration of the club’s three-year milestone.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be hosting its May 2-4 Kegger: Dazed and Confused – but only if you sign the waver and voluntarily agree not to indulge in any alcohol, drugs or engage in any other illegal activity. Just joking, this is a fucking kegger. Your ticket to the cult classic includes two drinks and can be ordered here. Check ya later.

Toronto’s own DJ Wristpect will be performing at the Six Degrees Nightclub Back in the Day ‘90s party, paying tribute to the best old school hip-hop, R&B, reggae and more.

Grammy-winning DJ Dubfire will be at the official Digital Dreams pre-party happening at Maison Mercer starting at 10pm.

Monday, May 20th

Centre Island will be transformed into Electric Island for Victoria Day this year – a fully-licensed EDM event featuring DJ’s Seth Troxler, Nitin, My Favorite Robot, Nathan Barato, Nature of Music, Jonathan Rosa, plus an extra surprise guest.

Here’s the teaser they’ve done for that:

Then after that, head to Freedom at Guvernment which will be headlined by Gareth Emery and Ferry Corsten, with other DJ’s including Arty, Nervo, Mark Oliver and more.

The official City of Toronto fireworks display will pop off at Ashbridges Bay Park, with over 2,000 fireworks filling the sky. The pyromania begins at 10pm.

Sarah Freed