As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto and near the city for a variety of ages and interests.
May 3-5, 2013
Jane’s Walk: With the mercury finally hovering around 20 C this weekend, why not join one of the many Jane’s Walks happening around Toronto. Named after the urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs who was instrumental in preventing the Spadina Expressway, the walks feature abandoned properties in Parkdale, the greenbelt along the Don River and underground Toronto, among many other ones. Various locations. Friday to Sunday. Various times. Free. janeswalk.net
Contact Photography Festival: More than 1,000 artists exhibit their photographic work in Toronto during the 17th Contact photo festival throughout May. Notable exhibits to catch this weekend include Sebastiao Salgado’s Genesis at the ROM, Collected Shadows, an archive of modern conflict, at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Light My Fire at the AGO featuring some of the gallery’s portraiture collection. Various locations, dates, times and prices. scotiabankcontactphoto.com
Milton Farm Spring Craft Show: About 140 craft vendors from Ontario and Quebec will be selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodwork, gourmet foods, fashion, art and furnishings. Country Heritage Park. 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton. Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Adults: $6; Children: free. Free parking. miltonfarmcraftshows.com
Four Winds Kite Festival: Let’s hope it’s windy at the 24th annual Four Winds Kite Festival. You can fly your own kites as well as watch the pros demonstrate theirs. Kortright Centre for Conservation. 9550 Pine Valley Dr. Woodbridge. Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. kortright.org
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: Learn about shorelines while picking up litter to help keep Lake Ontario clean during the annual spring Shoreline Cleanup. More than 400,000 people have participated in this nationwide program since 2003, removing about a million kilograms of garbage from Canadian shorelines. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. Saturday, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Free. shorelinecleanup.ca
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