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16 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, April 22

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Ainsley Smith Apr 20, 2018 5:00 am 1,047

Sunday Funday has arrived!

If you’re looking for something to do other than brunch, check out these awesome events happening in the city today.

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Gladstone Grow Op

What: Grow Op is a four-day festival that transforms the hotel with 30+ immersive installations that celebrate innovative ideas and conceptual responses to urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design, and contemporary art.

When: Now until April 22
Time: All day
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Admission: $5 to $25

TOMS Warehouse Sale

Spring is here, which means it’s time to stock up on some new shoes. You’ll find over 25,000 pairs of men, women, children and toddler TOMS at up to 70% off. Styles include classics, wedges, slip-on, and sandals.

When: Now until April 22
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton
Admission: Free

420 Comedy Festival

What: You can enjoy four nights of over 100 stand-up, sketch, improv and burlesque at this BYOP (bring your own pot) venue.

When: Now until April 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Underground Comedy Cafe, 670 Queen Street East 
Admission: From $10 to $25

Cityscapes: Skylines, Skyscrapers, and the CN Tower

What: If you’re in the market for some new art or you’re just in the mood to check out an incredible exhibit, the Twist Gallery newest exhibit is a must-see. From iconic landmarks to cozy side streets, this show will allow you to explore the city from all angles.

When: Now until April 28
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Samtack Warehouse Sale

What: Are you in the market for a new flatscreen TV? Maybe you need a new washer and dryer. Whatever home electronics you have on your shopping list you’ll find it at the Samtack Warehouse Sale. Here you’ll find brand name electronics, furniture, and more on sale at unbeatable discount prices.

When: Now until April 29 (Every weekend in April)
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Rodick Road, Markham
Admission: Free

Heirloom Toronto Cheesecake Pop Up

What: The viral sensation known as cheesecake-on-a-stick is popping up on Queen West for a three-week run starting this week!

When: Now until May 4
Time: All day
Where: 420 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

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

Anthony Ricciardi Art Installation

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Admission: Free

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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

Sandwich Fest

What: Billed as “a day of sandwich tasting” from “incredible sandwich vendors” this food festival will showcase a variety of handheld feasts along with beer, wine, and fruit-infused drinks, music, and “hands-on activities.”

When: April 22
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Admission: TBA

Earth Day Drop, Swap & Shop

What: Celebrate Earth Day this Sunday by consuming sustainably by swapping instead of shopping at this bi-annual Drop, Swap & Shop event with Evergreen Brick Works.

When: April 22
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: $5 on the day of the event, $2 if you drop off items in advance, or if you wish to attend the event without dropping off items, the entry fee is $10

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – April Showers Market

What: Shoppers can enjoy a fresh line of up of Toronto’s finest vendors, artisans, artists and small business at the historic Great Hall this Sunday at this free monthly curated marketplace.

When: April 22
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

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Earth Day Festival at Downsview Park

What: This annual family-friendly event features an afternoon of free activities, including tree planting, nature walks, campfires, arts and crafts and more.

When: April 22
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
Admission: Free

Earth Day Celebration

What: Come celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Botanical Garden, where visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities nature crafts, nature-themed stories, blender bike rides, gardening, and more.

When: April 22
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Admission: Free

Gen-Earth: Earth Day Toronto

What: Gen-Earth (Generation Earth) is a free, one-day multimedia Earth Day event with inspiring youth speakers, musicians and artists in the heart of Toronto, to raise awareness for environmental protection, soil regeneration and energy conservation.

When: April 22
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Admission: Free

An Earth Day Celebration with Jane Goodall

What: The legendary Jane Goodall will be in Toronto this evening to celebrate Earth Day. All proceeds from ticket sales support the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s efforts to save our precious planet and its most endangered species.

When: April 22
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle
Admission: From $47 to $130

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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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