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The top 10 events in Toronto for May 2016

The top events in Toronto for May will fill your schedule with films festivals, conventions and art events. Whether you want to embrace the great outdoors and building hop for Doors Open or cozy up in a comfortable theatre for a show, there's an event or two for you.

Here are my picks for the top events in Toronto this May.

Hot Docs (April 29-May 8)
The annual documentary festival is the largest of its kind in North America and shows over 200 films from Canada and around the world to massive audiences. See our picks of what to see here.

Canadian Music Week (May 2-8)
Top-notch homegrown and international artists like Eagles of Death Metal, Dilly Dally and Tegan and Sara, will be hitting stages all over the city - from Lee's Palace to Massey Hall. If you're in the market for more than music, there will be comedy shows and movies on all week, as well.

Feast In The East 5 Year Anniversary & Cookbook Launch (May 6-7)
Head to the Anchored Social Club on the first weekend of May for a special edition of Feast in the East. The event is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary with two days of music, food, art and installations. Day one will also act as the launch for the Feast In the East Cookbook, so get excited.

INLAND (May 6-8)
From May 6 to 8 Queen Richmond Centre West will be taken over by contemporary Canadian fashion, apparel and accessory vendors. Over 65 brands will be selling their wares, including Coup de Tete, Mary Young, November Lark and many more.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (May 14-15)
The two-day exhibition brings out hundreds of comic creators and fanatics from around the world. Look forward to readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and more.

Toronto K-Pop Con (May 20-22)
This convention is bringing some of the brightest stars in the world of K-Pop to Toronto for a 3-day celebration. Head to the MTCC to catch shows by VIXX, GOT7, GFRIEND and DAY6 and get your hands on goods by brands like Shu Uemura and Cosplay FTW.

Electric Island (May 23)
The first Electric Island concert of the year will be taking over Hanlan's Point at the end of May. The inaugural concert of the season promises acts like Jamie Jones, DJ Tennis and Job Jobse (among others). If you can't make it out in May, don't get too stressed, you'll only have to wait until July 1 for a follow-up bash.

Inside Out Festival (May 26-June 5)
One of Toronto's best annual film fests showcases flicks made by and focusing on the LGBTQ community. Over 11 days you'll be able to catch screenings, artist talks and discussions and attend some pretty killer parties.

Anime North (May 27-29)
At the end of the month Anime North is coming to the Toronto Congress Centre and International Plaza Hotel for its annual convention. Expect to find plenty of vendors, speakers and performers dressed in their most creative costumes.

Doors Open (May 28-29)
Ever wondered what lies behind the doors of Toronto's most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially important buildings? Find out when Doors Open gives everybody a free pass to snoop around inside of them

What did I miss? Add your top event picks for May in the comments.

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