Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of May 11-12

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of May 11-12

Things-to-do-in-Toronto (Image: Courtney Wotherspoon)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, the Junction Flea returns, the Toronto Flower Market launches and three more things to do in Toronto.

MARKET
Toronto Flower Market (FREE!)
The first-ever outdoor flower market at 99 Sudbury takes place Saturday. Fresh-cut, potted and bedding flowers from Ontario greenhouses are available, as well as coffees and baked treats from the market café. Horticulturalist or not, strolling through the colourful oasis with an iced coffee sounds like an awfully nice afternoon. May 11. 99 Sudbury St., torontoflowermarket.ca

CRAFTS
Make Your Own Jewellery
Jewellery-maker and shop owner Brittany Hopkins is hosting a Mother’s Day workshop at Anice from 10 a.m. to noon. There’s going to be mimosas and treats in addition to the tutorial on making custom baubles from vintage accessories and semi-precious stones. The perfect gift for mom. $20 plus materials. May 12. Anice, 167 Augusta Ave., 647-501-5526, anicejewellery.com

FESTIVAL
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (FREE!)
The two-day comic strip symposium includes readings, presentations, workshops, panel discussions and more. Special guests include Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Foxtrot’s Bill Amend and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Art Spiegelman. May 11-12. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 416-395-5577, torontocomics.com

PICNIC
My Everyday Gourmet
Spring sunshine means weekend picnics. My Everyday Gourmet has custom baskets containing savoury lunch items, fresh fruit and dessert, plus linens and dish ware. A sample menu: cold roasted tarragon chicken, vegetables and herb dip, cookies and strawberries. Get to Trinity Bellwoods early to beat the hipsters. Baskets start at $75 for two people; $150 for four. My Everyday Gourmet, 416-451-3520, myeverydaygourmet.com

MARKET
Junction Flea
After decamping to the Great Hall for the winter, the eclectic market for vintage clothing and random kitsch returns to its outdoor digs in a dusty lot at the corner of Dundas and Keele on Sunday. The people-watching is some of the best in the city, and there’s going to be beer. $2. May 12. Dundas St. W. and Indian Grove, junctionflea.blogspot.ca