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10 egg-cellent Easter events happening in Toronto this weekend

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Ainsley Smith Mar 29, 2018 10:17 am 1,492

The Easter long weekend is finally here.

If you’re looking for something to do other than hunt for eggs and eat copious amounts of chocolate, we’ve rounded up some fun Easter events that everyone can enjoy all weekend long.

Here are some of the amazing things happening in the city over the Easter long weekend.

Easter at the Toronto Zoo

What: Hop on over to the Toronto Zoo this weekend for some ‘egg-straordinary’ family fun. Guests can enjoy Easter-themed photo opportunities, special animal exhibits, and plenty of surprises.

When: March 30 to April 2

Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd

Brewer’s Backyard Celebrates Great Friday

What: Kick off the Easter long weekend, at this outdoor event featuring eight breweries from across Ontario pouring delicious beers accompanied by a tasty food line up vendors and food trucks. Go early for the “First Call” special with all beers $1 off for the first hour.

When: March 30

Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue

Good Friday Parade

What: The annual Good Friday Parade will be leaving from St. Francis of Assisi Church and will comprise of 6,000 participants, 10 floats, and three bands. The procession will then wind through Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood before circling back to the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

When: March 30

Time: 3 pm
Where: Leaving from St. Francis of Assisi Church

Easter Chocolate Tour

What: Feeling nostalgic of childhood Easter egg hunts? Come and enjoy a chocolate egg hunt that’s fun for all ages. This mouthwatering tour will take guests through chocolateries, bakeries and more, where they’ll discover decadent chocolate and chocolatey treats. The final ‘prize’ at the end is an exclusive chocolate-making demonstration at Odile Chocolat by award-winning chocolatier Odile Chatelain.

When: March 31

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Tasty Tours, 443 King Street West

Easter Family Fun Day

What: Is your family looking to enjoy some fun this Easter weekend? This family-friendly event features all your childhood favourites including cotton candy, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, magic shows, the Easter bunny, real live bunnies, scavenger hunts, and more.

When: March 31,

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Adventure Valley, 7015 Leslie Street

Casa Loma Annual Easter Brunch

What: The Casa Loma will be hosting its annual Easter brunch this Sunday, giving guests the opportunity to dine in the elegance of the castle. Following brunch, guests will have the chance to explore the grounds at their leisure.

When: April 1

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

CRAFT Beer Market Easter Brunch

What: There’s no better way to celebrate a long weekend than with some brunch! This Sunday, head to CRAFT Beer Market where you can enjoy all your breakfast favourites, including omelets, fresh pastries, fried chicken and waffles, brunch classics, and much much more. This delicious spread has something for everyone.

When: April 1

Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market Toronto, 1 Adelaide Street East

Corktown Egg Hunt

What: Children of all ages are invited to join the Easter Bunny at Corktown Common Playground for a massive community egg hunt. Guests can enjoy free chocolate treats, drinks, live entertainment, and plenty of fun at this free event.

When: April 1

Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Corktown Common, 155 Bayview Avenue

Easter Brunch at Auberge du Pommier

What: Spend Easter Sunday with your loved ones as you indulge in a three-course French brunch. From Alsatian quiche to mushroom-stuffed Cornish hen, Chef de Cuisine Malcolm Campbell has crafted the perfect line-up of modern French delights to enjoy this Easter.

When: April 1

Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Auberge du Pommier, 4150 Yonge Street

Easter Brunch at the Adelaide Hotel

What: If you’re in the mood for brunch with a view, the Adelaide Hotel is hosting an Easter brunch celebration at its 31st-floor restaurant. The buffet will feature carving stations, charcuterie boards, dessert tables, and bottomless Caesars and mimosas.

When: April 1

Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: The Adelaide Hotel Toronto, 325 Bay Street

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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