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17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, April 1

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Ainsley Smith Mar 29, 2018 1:11 pm 633

It’s the first day of the new month!

If you’re looking for something fun to do (other than pranking your loved ones because it’s April Fools Day), you can check out some of these fun events happening in and around the city.

Enjoy!

Canadian Pet Expo

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Canadian Pet Expo

What: The Canadian Pet Expo wraps up at the International Centre this afternoon, bringing plenty of high energy events and activities for you and your furry friends to enjoy. From breeders and animal ambassadors to pet celebrities and an animal fashion show, there will be something for everyone at the Canadian Pet Expo.

When: Now until April 1
Time: Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Admission: Tickets available online. Adults $15, youth and seniors $8

One of a Kind Show

What: The One of a Kind Show wraps up this evening! Come and check out the 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.
Admission: Tickets start at $15 and are available online and at the door

Winter Stations

What: Today is your final chance to check out this year’s run of Winter Stations. This year’s winners had to follow Winter Stations 2018 theme, RIOT: violent disturbance; uproar; outburst of uncontrolled feelings; a large or varied display. The result has been some of the most interesting and beautiful public art in the city.

When: Now until April 1
Time: All day
Where: The Toronto Beaches
Admission: Free

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: Now until April 2
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd
Admission: $23 for adults and $14 for children

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Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale

What: The spring Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale returns to the International Centre this weekend, featuring over 30,000 pairs of men and women’s spring and summer shoes.

When: Now until April 2
Time: Sunday & Monday 10 am to 6 pm
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga, Hall 1
Admission: Free

Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

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
Admission: $20 for adults

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What: This spring, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto!

When: Now until April 8
Time: Varies by location
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta
Admission: Tickets are available online starting at $5.75

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

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
Admission: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

Infinity Mirrors

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Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

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
Admission: Starts at $15 for adults

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: April 1
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Tasty Tours, 443 King Street West
Admission: $35 for children and $49 for adults

Jollibee Grand Opening

What: The much anticipated first location for Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee is finally opening and if massive line-ups weren’t already guaranteed, the Scarborough restaurant is also giving away FREE stuff including collectible plush dolls.

When: April 1
Time: Doors open at 7 am
Where:
 15 William Kitchen Road, Scarborough
Admission: Free

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
Admission: $55 for children and $75 for adults

Easter 2018

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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
Admission: Free

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
Admission: Free

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
Admission: $70 prix fixe (excludes tax & gratuity)

The Bazaar of the Bizarre

What: This is not your average craft show. The Bazaar of the Bizarre brings you arts, fashion and crafts that are: different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical or just things to flip your brain out. Not to mention everything is handmade in Canada.

When: April 1
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, 6 Noble Street
Admission: Free

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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
Admission: $85 per guest

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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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