May Weather Averages for Toronto

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in May  

Temperature

You'll start to feel the first hint of summer in May. Daily average temperatures range from a high of 17˚C (63˚F) to a low of 10˚C (50˚F). The overall average is 14˚C (57˚F). That average is slightly cooler than Cannes, France and Venice, Italy.

Sunshine Hours

Approaching the peak summer months with the year's most sunshine, May has an average of nine hours a da...

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  • Temperature Temperature 14°C 56°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 10°C 50°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 16 days

What's the Weather Like in Toronto in May  

Temperature

You'll start to feel the first hint of summer in May. Daily average temperatures range from a high of 17˚C (63˚F) to a low of 10˚C (50˚F). The overall average is 14˚C (57˚F). That average is slightly cooler than Cannes, France and Venice, Italy.

Sunshine Hours

Approaching the peak summer months with the year's most sunshine, May has an average of nine hours a day.

Rainfall

The old adage of May showers doen't exactly apply to Toronto. The month has the year's lowest preciptiaiton in terms of volume with a total of 30 mm. However, May has the highest number of rainy days with 16, contrasted by the year's low of 6 in February.

Humidity

May has an average humidity of 79% -- up 4% from April but below the high of 85% in December.

Sunrise and Sunset

The duration of daylight is constantly increasing in May. On May 1, the sun rises at 6:09 am and sets at 8:19 pm, with 14:10 hours of total daylight. On May 31, daybreak happens at 5:39 am and sundown takes place at 8:51 pm, with 15:11 overall hours of daylight.

Wind Speed

While they never rise to the level of extreme, May has some of the year's strongest winds. Gusts can reach up to 19 m/s and fall to lows of 0.2 m/s with an average of 4.3 m/s.

Toronto Hotels in May

Check into an upscale high-rise with stunning lake views. Or choose a Tudor-style retreat that puts you close to woodland trails. From trendy downtown hotels offering international cuisine to no-nonsense accommodations near shopping and dining options, Toronto hotels have the variety to fit the needs of every guest.

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection

A luxury high-rise by Exhibition Place, Hotel X Toronto has lakefront guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, separate seating areas and stunning views. Upgrade to a suite for a living room and access to an exclusive lounge with complimentary meals and beverages. Dine on gourmet cuisine at a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a terrace or enjoy a craft cocktail at a trendy rooftop lounge. Plunge into an outdoor pool, enjoy a treatment at a luxe spa or play a game on a squash court. There's also a unique photographic art gallery for your perusal.

Old Mill Toronto

With an enviable spot along the Humber River, Old Mill Toronto offers easy access to woodland walking and biking trails on the outskirts of downtown Toronto. Upscale guestrooms with distinctive English design have four-poster beds, spa tubs and Keurig coffeemakers, with fireplaces and living rooms in suites. The Tudor-style haven also has a world-class spa, gourmet restaurant and tea service in an elegant space. You can even catch live music on site at its popular Home Smith Jazz Bar off the lobby. Getting married? There's a chapel with gardens on the grounds.

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn puts you in the centre of the entertainment district, a seven-minute stroll from Rogers Centre and a 13-minute walk to CN Tower. Guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and Keurig coffee makers. Upgrade to a room with a spa tub, fireplace and pull-out sofa. International cuisine is served at an upscale bistro and cocktails are mixed at a chic lounge that sees revelry on the weekends. There's also an indoor pool and an on-site mini market that's open 24 hours a day.

Canadas Best Value Inn Toronto

Off of Gardiner Expressway, Canadas Best Value Inn Toronto has modern guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges. Suites add spa tubs and kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators and ovens. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast and grill your own lunch at a barbecue area. The hotel is a five-minute walk to shopping and dining at the Sherway Gardens mall and a six-minute drive to the Dixie Outlet Mall.

Toronto Beach for May

Hanlan's Point Beach

While lifeguards don't arrive until June, you can still enjoy Toronto's early warm days on Hanlan's Point Beach. The more modest beachgoers may choose to get here before the summer crowds — as the beach is clothing optional in one of its two sections. Don't worry if you're offended by these public displays, there's plenty of space between the nude and non-nude stretches of sand.

Bars and Restaurants

Savour gourmet cuisine with roots in Eastern Europe, the tastiest treats from Thailand, classic cuisine from Italy and piled-high nachos at a punk-rock pub. Toronto brings a world of epicurean delights to one town.

Joso's

A longtime tradition in Toronto, Joso's welcomes with a colourful throwback decor featuring red tablecloths and art that would be right at home on the Croatian coast -- think bold seascapes, sculptures of well-endowed women and glittering tchotchkes just about everywhere you look. They have been serving fish from around the world since the 1960s such as grilled octopus with capers and black olives and squid-ink risotto. A daily-catch platter serves a variety that includes clams, squid, gilt-head bream and three kinds of sea bass. Joso's is open from Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and on Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen

In the King West district, Pai Northern Thai Kitchen has a bustling lunch counter that reminds one of a dining experience in a traditional Thai market. Ingredients imported from Thailand are used to craft authentic dishes such as Kuay Jap soup with pork belly in a tomato base and a mango salad with seasonal fruit. Pair your entrée with a semi-sweet Thai iced tea. Pai Northern Thai Kitchen is open from Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10 pm, on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and on Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm.

Bar Buca

With an interior awash in modern industrial design, Bar Buca offers a chic dining experience from a menu of Italian delights at moderate prices. The majority of the menu features share plates that are best eaten by hand. Savour Isalata Siciliana, veal tendon with fennel and garum, or Gran Fritto Misto, a delicately fried medley with rock shrimp, rabbit leg and artichokes. In-house sommeliers can help you choose from a wine list with over 30 vintages. Bar Buca is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 2 am and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 2 am.

Sneaky Dee's

Sneaky Dee's is the town's most famous dive bar and a punk institution. Opened in 1990, the watering hole has hosted music performances by Canadian greats such as Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene in their upstairs venue. Down below you'll find walls splattered with eclectic art and creative graffiti in a dining space that serves renowned pub grub. While they have a variety of meat offerings and vegetarian dishes, nacho plates are the must-trys -- notably the King's Crown with diced peppers, refried pinto beans and broiled cheddar. Sneaky Dee's is open from Monday to Friday from 11 am until late (ranging from 2:30 am to 4 am) and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until late.

Things to do in Toronto in May     

CN Tower

Standing over 550 metres above the cityscape, the CN Tower is one of the country's most recognizable structures. Ascend in a glass-walled elevator to reach the observation level and walked the famed glass floor to view the city beneath your feet. The more adventurous will enjoy an external stroll along the EdgeWalk, while all can enjoy dining at the renowned 360 Restaurant with panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

City Life at Nathan Phillips Square

As spring comes into bloom it's a great time to head to Nathan Phillips Square. The urban plaza is a centre of social life that flourishes around a pond and a large fountain. With events throughout the year's warmer months, you're apt to come across a music festival, art exhibit or fashion show. You can also catch performances by DJs, dance troupes and join in a host of creative workshops.

Toronto Eaton Centre

More than just a mall, Toronto Eaton Centre draws in almost 50 million visitors each year. The sprawling downtown complex is home to over 250 shops including top names such as Apple, Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue. A massive food court has dozens of international offerings that range from Greek and sushi to Italian and Thai.

Canadian Music Week

For more than two decades, Toronto has celebrated music over ten days of events during Canadian Music Week. Enjoy exhibitions, awards shows, a film festival and music fest that sees performances across the city. Catch your favourite performer at clubs, theatres, exhibition halls and outdoor spaces including Yonge-Dundas Square.

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