Toronto in May Weather and Event Guide

A city park in Downtown Toronto
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  • Average maximum temp: 17ºC/63ºF
  • Average minimum temp: 7ºC/45ºF
  • Lowest on record: -4ºC/25ºF, Highest on record: 34ºC/93ºF
  • Toronto has a short, mild spring. Visitors can expect rain about 11 days out of 31 in May.

What to Wear

  • Warm, water-resistant outerwear
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes and water-resistant footwear, especially if you're going to be outside of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunscreen
  • A range of clothing, including t-shirts, sweaters, light pants, heavy slacks. Dressing in layers is a good idea. Daytimes can be warm, but evenings can still be chilly.

    Perks

    • Warmer weather means visitors can enjoy more of Toronto's great outdoor offerings, such as sitting on patios or going on a walking tour of the city.
    • Springtime means the full throng of summer visitors has not yet arrived.

    Cons

    • Some of the most popular Toronto festivals and events are not yet under way.

    Good to Know

    Victoria Day is a national holiday in Canada that falls on the Monday before May 25th. Government services, schools, and banks will be closed.

    Victoria Day weekend is a big travel holiday in Canada (commonly referred to as "May Two-Four Weekend"). Expect crowded highways on the Friday and Monday of this weekend and long lineups at border crossings.

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