Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of May 24-26
In this edition of The Weekender, Doors Open Toronto, the Rolling Stones play the ACC and three more things to do in Toronto.
Doors Open Toronto (FREE!)
Architectural voyeurs get a once-a-year chance to peek inside more than 150 of the city’s most storied, striking and sacred buildings. This year’s lineup includes perennial favourites like Commerce Court North and the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, plus a special focus on renos, revivals and retrofits, like the former Maple Leaf Gardens conversion and the Don Jail-Bridgepoint Health mash-up. May 25-26. Various locations, toronto.ca/doorsopen/2013
Trinity Bellwoods Massive Yard Sale for the Cure (FREE!)
Junk removal giant 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is hosting a yard sale at the park to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There’s everything from big-ticket items, like home furniture, to quirky kitsch, like an egg-shaped stroller carved out of wood (a holdover from last year). Food and drinks available. May 25. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W.
The Stones took the stage for their first-ever live show on July 12, 1962. The 50 and Counting tour includes a pair of gigs in Toronto, the band’s only Canadian stop. The ACC crowd is in for a treat (even if Mary J. Blige doesn’t join Mick Jagger onstage for a surprise rendition of “Gimme Shelter,” like this). $167-$625. May 25 and June 6. Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000, rollingstones.com
CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale
The annual film fashion blowout is hosted by the Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Art and Design. Over 30 vendors are selling new and vintage costume and wardrobe clothing and accessories from Toronto film and television productions. Get there early—the Degrassi hand-me-downs won’t last long. $5. May 25. Pinewood Film Studio, 225 Commissioners St., 1-877-900-0955, caftcad.com/mws/
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival
The largest festival of its kind in Canada, Inside Out has been showcasing lesbian and gay film for over 20 years. The 11 day-event includes international and local film screenings, talks from LGBT artists, panel discussions, art installations and parties. $6-$13. May 23-June 2. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, 416-977-6847, http://insideout.ca/torontofestival