Although there’ll be a lot to take in at the Collision Conference 2019 in Toronto (May 20–23), you’ll find even more to see in and around the host city.

Take a Tour

From a height of 2,000 feet and a speed of 100 mph, with Toronto Heli Tours you’ll get a view of the city from the islands to Bloor Street, and from the CNE (where Collision Conference 2019 is held) all the way to the Don Valley. Talk about an overview.

Or you can get a guided ride on an open-top double-decker bus. City Sightseeing offers entertaining tours in multiple languages, discounted attraction tickets, a Toronto island cruise and more.

Eat at a Food Hall

With 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, restaurateurs and baristas together under one roof, Assembly Chef’s Hall is a great place to go with a crowd. From barbeque to sushi, from high-end vegan to sweets, there’s something for everyone; and the big communal tables let you all enjoy your selections together. 111 Richmond Street West

The newly opened Annex Food Hall brings some of Toronto’s favourite food purveyors into a single space. You can choose from luscious baos and dumplings, fresh pasta, traditional tacos, smoked meat sandwiches, and Urban Herbivore, one of our city’s best vegan outfits. 384 Bloor Street West

Enjoy an Exhibit

The largest photography festival in the world, CONTACT brings photography from all around the world to Toronto every May. The work is shown in major public museums, private galleries and even as billboards and facades of buildings.

Treasures of a Desert Kingdom at the Royal Ontario Museum features masterpieces drawn from the collection of the former royal family of one of India’s greatest former kingdoms, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Most of these jewels, paintings, canopies and other artifacts are on display outside their palace setting for the very first time. Also, a trip to the ROM is a chance to see the stunning Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, an architectural marvel designed by Berlin-based Studio Daniel Libeskind.

See a Show

British metalcore maniacs Architects are promoting their eighth release, Holy Hell, at the Danforth Music Hall on the evening of May 23. The band balances chaos and rhythmical complexity with melody and politically relevant lyrics, and they’re always up for a rager of a performance. 147 Danforth Avenue

On the other end of the spectrum, the Canadian Opera Company is presenting Verdi’s masterful Otello on May 21 at the Four Seasons Centre, and Puccini’s massively popular La Boheme on May 22. Although both promise to be visual and aural feasts, if you only have time for one, go see La Boheme. 145 Queen Street West

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