Say hello to spring by enjoying some of the city’s biggest events this month.
From outdoor activities to concerts, festivals and cultural events, we’ve rounded up everything you need for an action-packed month.
What: The One of a Kind Show made its triumphant return to Toronto this week, bringing thoughtfully made items from over 500 artisans from coast-to-coast.
When: Now until April 1
Time: Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets start at $15 and are available online and at the door
What: There are only a few more days left to experience the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s exhibit Christian Dior.
When: Now until April 8
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $20 for adults
What: This spring, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto!
What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.
When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Price: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person
What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.
When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults
What: This is the Toronto premiere of Mixie and the Halfbreeds, which is a hilarious production about being mixed race in Canada with a completely female cast.
When: April 3 to 15
Time: Various times
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet, 6 Noble Street
Price: From $15 to $35
What: This month, you can check out another edition of AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall, where three artists will take to the stage to debate the role of art and truth in an era of fake news.
When: April 4
Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Price: From $19.50 to $79.50
What: Histoire d’amour is a spectacular show that examines love over the ages, with original pieces created by six top Canadian choreographers.
When: April 5 to 7
Time: 8 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Price: Starting at $22
What: This three-day event is Canada’s largest eco-friendly living show. Come and check out the 350 exhibitors, green products, food, and more.
When: April 6 to 8
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Admission: Children 12 and under are free and adults are $14
What: Try an array of tasty bites at this evening filled with signature offerings from the chef’s signature dish along with cocktails and entertainment.
When: April 7
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Assembly Chef’s Hall, 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Price: From $30
What: Celebrate the Jews exodus from Egypt with this meatless menu featuring Mock Chopped Liver, Matzoh Ball Soup, sweet potato kugel, and more!
When: April 7
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
What: Calling all Witches, Wizards, and Muggles, you’re invited to celebrate over 20 years of Harry Potter magic this Sunday. Grab your cloaks, brooms, and wands, as Toronto’s Wynchwood Barns will be transformed into a magical wizard world for all ages, as part of Harry Potter Day.
When: April 8
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Price Tickets are available online. Children 5 and under get in free, regular tickets are $12
What: Take your taste buds on a tour from the Caribbean to Sri Lanka at this family-style feast hosted by Matt Basile in collaboration with Kitchen Guerrilla. On the menu, Sri Lankan devil spiced short ribs, Jaffna style curried goat, and more!
When: April 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Lisa Marie, 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
What: Images Festival features a series of independent artists, photographers, and filmmakers as they showcase their screenings, exhibitions, and performances at venues across the city.
When: April 12 to 20
Time: Various times each day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors
What: Celebrate the Thai New Year (Songkran) with a buffet dinner and noodle bar, followed by an indoor water fight.
When: April 13
Time: 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $55
What: This nostalgic event at The Royal channels your inner child for a sugar-charged morning of retro cartoons and AYCE cereal.
When: April 14
Time: 10 am
Where: The Royal, 608 College Street, Toronto
Price: $15 (Children $8)
What: After a sold-out inaugural run in 2017, the Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo is back for another weekend this April. The two-day event celebrates “the city’s buzzing café culture” and will bring together Toronto’s “best baristas, roasters, tea sommeliers, blenders, distributors, coffee shops, and café gear all under one roof.”
When: April 14 & 15
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door, pending availability
What: This five-day showcase features art-influenced fashion presentations, performances, multidisciplinary art installations, photography, and short films.
When: April 17 to 21
Time: 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Price: General admission $45 and students are $15 (with a valid student ID)
What: This season, if you’re in the market for a new piece of art, the Toronto Art Crawl will feature pieces from some of the finest established and emerging artists and artisans from across Canada. Shop from 50 artists, as you enjoy music from a live DJ and delicious snacks from local food vendors.
When: April 18
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Price: Tickets are $5 online or $8 at the door
What: Now in its 14th year, AGO Massive has established a reputation as “Toronto’s ultimate contemporary art party.” This epic party offers immersive art installations and performances from Toronto’s most promising creators, DJs that will get you moving, and irresistible food and drink options.
When: April 19
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
What: If you like big buns and you cannot lie, you need to check out Sandwich Fest this month. Taking place in April at Artscape Wychwood Barns, this festival bills itself as “a day of sandwich tasting” from “incredible sandwich vendors.”
When: April 22
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
What: This digital festival brings together tech leaders and innovators in the world of media and gaming to Toronto for three days of programming, activities, and discussions.
When: April 26 to 28
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive
Price: Tickets range from $25 to $100
What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.
When: April 26 to May 6
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Tickets start at $21.24
What: This April, Makeology is hosting a Spring Craft Market, where you can shop for goods made by local artisans and crafts-people. From home decor and food to beauty and fashion, there’s something for everyone to discover at this market.
When: April 29
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
Price: Children 12 and under are free, adults are $3